Posts from September, 2008

September 18, 2008

Close to Paradise

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Patrick Watson has been heavy on the rotation this month. I’ve got their album Close to Paradise squeezed in between Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago & Jeff Buckley’s Grace. Now that’s a nice block of music.

Check out their tune Giver off of said album :

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and then listen to my favorite – Luscious Life:

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September 18, 2008

the selby

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I found The Selby this morning via The Style Files and I am trying to tear myself away from it and actually get some work done. The Selby is a collection of photos by Todd Selby of artists, designers, and other creative people in their homes or workspaces.

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And they are all over the map like you’d hope they would be.

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September 15, 2008

olujimi

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For all you Durhamites, Kambui Olujimi has work up at Branch Gallery until the end of October. The rest of you can check his work out on his website. I like what he says about his cloud series:

The Clouds Are After Me explores the anxieties and phobias that permeate the public and private sectors of our lives and nation. Through a series of wanted posters picturing clouds as their perpetrators, I draw parallels to the “elusive”, “ever present dangers” which we are both running from and hunting for.

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September 11, 2008

The Greatest Story Ever Told

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You want to know why the war on drugs is destroying our cities? Do you want to know why 10-year-old kids are out on the corner slingin dope and dropping out? Do you want to know why the cops are banging heads and squeezing stats? Do you want the solution to the world’s problems? Watch The Wire.
By the way, this is Omar Little. He’s a stickup kid; meaning he robs the drug dealers with a sawed off shotgun. My favorite scene is where he is being cross-examined by a slimy defense drug lawyer who accuses Omar of profiting from the violence he perpetuates. “I never put my gun to no citizen,” Omar says. “It’s all in the game. I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase.”

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