Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I'm sayin' though.... This is the livest event in NYC, But you already knew that. I mean where else can you be enlightened, learn something new, party, get wasted and forget everything you just learned all in one night....
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
It is like Big Brother, only it is more like "Big Nother" haha, I kid, I kid.
So the documentary will be called Eye 4 An Eye, a film about the process and he is currently in development with the National Film Board of Canada. Oh, and he lost his eye when he was 11 years old and literally "shot his eye out" with his grandfather's shotgun, while trying to aim at cow dung. The gun backfired and damaged his eye permanently.
I don't know how I feel about this, Writer's Block seems to satisfy my blog longings. But as a treat peep the video of Mr. Spence getting his prosthetic eye placed in, it starts out with a snippet from Six Million Dollar Man.
WARNING THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!! THE EYE GETS REMOVED!!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
A play by a Hip-hop writer, about the gentrification in New York City, namely Brooklyn. Need I say more. Well, of course I am going to say more. So here goes...Danny Hoch the brains behind this genius work of theatrical art has created a "one-man show" literally.
Hoch's lastest work "Taking Over" gives voice to everyone from the real estate developer, to the local young man whose family is being kicked out of their apartment, to the hipsters who buy, and those who fit none of the aforementioned categories.
The New York Times stated "Mr. Hoch said, many upper-middle-class audience members told him they felt excluded or alienated while watching the show, particularly when the more hostile characters were onstage. 'And my response to that is: That is a good thing embrace that, because that is what all of my characters who are getting displaced are feeling.' "
All I know is this is a must see:
WHERE: The Public Theater / 425 Lafayette St / New York, NY 10003
WHEN: November 6 – December 14, 2008
HOW MUCH: $20 - $70
TIX & INFO: 212.967.7555 / publictheater.org
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
She is a modern day experimenter, and I don't mean that she is a scientist, but the works she creates seems like new discoveries. Maybe she should be nominated for a Nobel Prize, but it seems that magazines such as XLR8R and TRACE, have given her due props, and I co-sign 100%.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
All I have to say is who cares if he has a Blackberry or not, with a middle name like Hussein, I'm just ever so glad that he made it in office.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Well, now you can find him in the Gering & Lopez Gallery Located at 730 5th ave. between 56th and 57th. Take the elevator to the 6th floor. Its a small exhibit, but definitely worth the trip. In the spirit of Andy warhol (Grn Pea what up!) KAWS is Pop culture at its best. I had the pleasure of checking out the exhibit last friday. Considering I didnt know much about KAWS the artist before hand, it was a pleasure. It was a new, but moreso different apporoach to fine art. With Bright colors, heavy diologue, abrupt contrast, and sharp images KAWS makes his presence felt by carving out a place for himself in the canvas of time.
RIPMC is in the house, and back like I never left. Before I get into the next post I must officially welcome my homegirl Green pea on board. Green pea has been holdin' it down the past couple of days bringing you the latest in international contemporary "street" culture (music, fashion, art etc.) Green Pea is on the block all day and every day, she is the word on the street, keepin' you up to date with the 4-1-1. So with that being said......
Friday, November 14, 2008
The Museum of Modern Art, for those that don't know....
Oh ... and do yourself a favor, be sure to check out the cafe on the second floor.
As for the art, I had the pleasure of checking out two exhibits that covered key moments in the lifetimes of two prominent artist: Joan Miro and the legendary Van Gogh.
Joan Miro, set out to "assassinate painting" with the use of collage. Through innovation he revolutionized the use of the canvas, incorporating mediums such as aluminum, Card board, even Rope to name a few. His usage of color also put him ahead of his time. (Keep in mind, these works are from the early 1930's)
("still life with old shoe", one of my favorites)
Van Gogh known for his unique use of lighting and brush strokes defined an era in Art history. In this exhibit they focus on his earlier works, giving an artistic depiction of the small town in which he lived. Moving on to later works, after being influenced by Japanese artist of the time, he started using brighter palattes giving birth to new peices that accentuated the sharp contrast of light and dark on canvas.
Often a topic referred to in poems, and often to inspiration of a lot of written work. But, as usual here at Writer's Block we like to "THINK outside the BOX" So, I felt that this video by Sia, demonstrates that so much can be conveyed without ever saying a word.
You can watch the whole video, or skip to 1:20 when things start to get interesting...
"Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a death-like slumber,must always create a sunshine,filling the heart so full of radiance,that it overflows upon the outward world."
-The Scarlet Letter
...And remember that next week's Spit That will be at Yume Lounge, but on Friday, November 21, and this will be a potluck to commerate the "Thanksgiving" Season.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Let's starts off with my personal favs, Lo-Fi-Fnk, they are like an androgenous version of Uffie on 'shrooms. I swear I am addicted.
Lykkie Li is like Mary-Kate Olsen on acid, with a little bit more meat on her bones.
Then I had to join a 12-step program to get myself off of my Robyn addiction. But I've relapsed, she had my heart since I was in JHS listening to her teenie bop "If You Really Want Me" but honestly you gotta commend her for constantly switching up the style and always leaving you guessing.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Seeing as how i have a problem with patience, which implies that i don't like to wait. I cannot wait for Christmas to get presents, so instead i created new gift-giving holiday, of which the mass media has not managed to monopolize as of yet. I call it "We're eating turkey so you might as well give me a present" day.
I mean yeah the name is all long and what not, but i figure whatevs as long as i get something to give thanks for on Thanksgiving who cares...
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
.....At least that's what the word on the street is. Well, not so much the streets... but.. it is however the word on Un-Mute.com. I've been interviewed! Check me out!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Kanye's recently dropped video "Heartless" features some pop art itself with slight color changes, and according to his blog it was based on the 1981 American Pop movie. Check it out for yourself.
But here at Writer's Block, we'll pay homage to the master Andy Warhol.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
...Heheh....I love you too.