No More Cake

03/26/2010

Slip on Summer

Filed under: Advertisments, culture, Fashion, life, Pictures, Video — Tags: , , , , , — Owen @ 2:32 pm

Coming early next month, these will be my next purchase and will be beautifully destroyed by the time the Sun dips below the hemisphere for the winter.

Both > Red > Blue

Owen

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03/17/2010

Soccer Over All

Filed under: Advertisments, Comedy, Sports — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — Owen @ 1:46 pm

Got ’em!

What happens when fans are pressured into a night at the opera taking place simultaneously as a huge soccer match?

Pretty awesome. I hope they gave them free Heineken.

Owen

03/12/2010

What’s Poppin?

Filed under: life, music — Tags: , , , , , — Owen @ 3:53 pm

I’m poppin.

Camron – Boss of All Bosses 2 (Into)

No pictures from Hoboken St. Patricks day, but it was quite a fun mess. Kind of glad it’s only once a year.

Working on a new music video at the moment. Jumping into the Motion Graphics pool headfirst.

More soon.

Owen

02/26/2010

POV

Keeping with the trend of awesome music videos, I ran into this dope video on YouTube. I don’t know anything about the band at all but the song is pretty chill. The real treat is the video. A crazy day in the life shot in 1st person done 3 different ways. It’s definitely worth sticking around to the end.

It’s the video for Luv Deluxe by Cinnamon Chasers.

Also, the girl in the video looks A LOT like Aubrey Plaza.

It instantly reminded me of The Prodigy video for Smack My Bitch Up. An incredible video that was banned from MTV, and not because of the lyrics. The ending for this is a trip.

If you haven’t seen it, check it out and the comparisons to the Cinnamon Chasers video will be obvious.

No videos here for a while.

Owen

02/23/2010

Coldest Winter Ever

With a brand new snowstorm brewing in the Northeast. It’s pretty appropriate that Nabil Elderkin would drop his newest collaboration with Kanye West; here is the video for Coldest Winter Ever.

For a video that where the artist doesn’t appear once, it captures the mood of the song amazingly well. Although the visuals are enticing and impeccably done, I can’t help but think I’ve seen this scene before. Namely, the third Harry Potter and all the Lord of the Rings films.

Nabil is definitely breaking away from the pack in terms of artistic music video directors, but I don’t think he can say that this is his best work. I haven’t seen everything he’s done but I know that his Welcome to Heartbreak video is definitely the best thing he’s done with just Kanye alone. If you haven’t watched that, you need to.

Like 3 times.

In a row.

Your monitor is fine. It’s called screen-tearing.

Owen

02/20/2010

Giving Up The Gun

Filed under: music, Video — Tags: , , , , , , — Owen @ 9:59 pm

This is my favorite song of Vampire Weekend‘s new album, Contra. I posted the song a bit earlier. The new video features some pretty awesome guest spots from Jake Gyllenhall, Joe Jonas, RZA and Lil Jon.

Yeah, you thought I was kidding.

Owen

02/19/2010

Making It In America (Most Likely)

A few days ago I got the opportunity to watch the new HBO show, How to Make it in America starring Bryan Greenberg and produced by the same people who did Entourage. Despite the marketing (which I didn’t see much of), it was expected to be the new Entourage based in NY instead of LA, following a graphic designer instead of an actor.

Alot of the reason I had any desire to tune in was because one of my favorite artists, Kid Cudi, has a role in it. The Cudder talked a whole lot of shit on his old Twitter account about him being a budding acting talent before he broke into music, so that had to be verified.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the list of other cast members flash across the screen as the opening credits played. Although I had no idea who Greenberg’s co-star Victor Rasuk was, I was excited to see the names of Luis Guzman, Shannyn Sossamon, and Eddie Kaye Thomas. And Rasuk ended up being pretty good.

I’m not going to layout everything that happened in the first episode because if you want to watch it, HBO has posted the entire first episode on YouTube, so click the picture below.

The reason its up on youtube is probably because HBO feels that this isn’t an instant hit… and they’re right. Just based off the inevitable comparison to Entourage, it’s flaws are apparent. The writing doesn’t sparkle with the same outrageous one-liners, the story is about the dirty work and not the glossy results, and the main character isn’t a millionaire playboy living a fantasy life of cars, parties and endless girls.

It’s for all these reasons that I will continue to watch. Let’s be real, nothing ever really happens on Entourage. Vince gets laid, Ari yells a lot, E tries to stay calm, Drama has issues and Turtle smokes weed. If it wasn’t for the dialogue and the titties it would be one of the dumber shows on television. I’m pretty sure every scene from every episode in which something important happens could be packed into a 1 hour special.

As an aspiring member of the NYC creative community, I can relate more to this than I anything I’ve ever seen on Entourage. It will be intriguing to see the portrayal of similar things that I am going through. The hero isn’t an emotionless sex vessel but a maturing character dealing with his internal struggles over his friends, love life and chosen profession. Issues that just about everybody goes through at some point.

And TV has enough quotable series, it’s always good to watch one that can be carried by substance over sex jokes. It looks like the season only has a run of about 8 episodes, so I’ll be watching through the season finale and if there seems to be some growth from now until then, I’ll be tuning into season 2.

Owen

PS aka Oh yeah

On the subject of Cudi, there really isn’t anything. He’s on screen for maybe 90 secs and does nothing but give daps, do a little dance and drink out the bottle. Pretty disappointing, it would cool to see him play some part in the growth of the hero but at this point he’s as useless as house phone.

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