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Gary Gutters “Chimney cleaning caps power washing too”


“Corner Furniture Bwonx Nuyork”

Source: Get It Done Blog


Invisible Instrument – An iPhone-Based Music Tool – hypebot

At Music Hack Day NYC, Tim Soo won the top prize with his invisible instruments. Using the iPhone and Wii controller as a MIDI device, he is able to create music out of thin air. Thus far, a drum set, violin, cello, bass, keyboard, and guitar have been developed with many more coming soon. How soon? Woo is currently seeking funding via Kickstarter. Check out Woo’s cover of “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars and his pitch video below:

source:

http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2011/04/invisible-instrument-an-iphone-based-music-tool-video.html


ARTICLE: ‘The History of American Graffiti’: From Subway Car to Gallery BY Saskia De Melker

Since its explosion onto city walls and subway cars in the 1970s, the increasing popularity of graffiti as an art form has won commercial success for its artists and a regular presence in pop culture and the contemporary art world.

A new book, ‘The History of American Graffiti,’ comprehensively documents the evolution of this often controversial art movement across the United States. As kids, authors Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon tagged city walls. Today, Gastman is a gatekeeper between the underground artists who work on the street and the mainstream world of galleries; Neelon, a Harvard grad, is a graffiti artist and educator.

For “The History of American Graffiti,” they tracked down thousands of photographs, from freight trains to city streets, and conducted hundreds of interviews with graffiti artists, ranging from pioneers to the biggest stars.

Young people were the key players in shaping the contemporary graffiti movement, says Neelon. The first modern graffiti writer is widely considered to be Cornbread, a high school student from Philadelphia, who in 1967 started tagging city walls to get the attention of a girl. But it was only in the 1980s that galleries began to showcase graffiti as artwork.

Today, auctioneers and collectors shell out thousands of dollars for graffiti-style pieces. British street artist Banksy’s documentary, ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop,’ (on which Gastman was a consulting producer) was nominated for an Oscar this year. And before Marc Ecko and Shepard Fairey were household names designing clothes or Obama campaign posters, they were (and still are sometime) street artists.

But graffiti is, by definition, a defiant and public exhibition. Gastman contends that there’s an earned respect and craft to graffiti work done outside in the streets. There’s also an intrinsic subversion and vanity to an art form that defines itself by writing one’s
name over and over again on property, which doesn’t translate when it moves into a more sterile setting like a gallery.

Neelon says, however, that artists who master the craft of painting on the street can create perhaps even greater work in studio settings, where they have more time, resources and don’t have to worry about the weather (or the police). What they might lose is the volume of people who see their work on a daily basis.

Bringing graffiti from the street into the museum venue isn’t easy, Gastman says, but he’s developed a niche for doing just that. Opening on April 17 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Gastman is a curator of “Art in the Streets”, the largest American museum exhibition of graffiti and street art.” The exhibit, which runs through Aug. 8, will showcase installations by 50 graffiti and street artists.

Above photo: ‘Wild Style mural by Zephyr, Revolt, Sharp’, 1983; front: Doze, Frosty Freeze, Ken Swift; secord row: Patti Astor, Fred Brathwaite, Lady Pink; back: Lil Crazy Legs, Revolt and Sharp, directed by Charlie Ahearn, photo by Martha Cooper

SOURCE:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/2011/03/the-history-of-american-graffiti-from-subway-car-to-gallery.html


FUN ARTICLES: FAT BEATS IS SERVING THEM UP! by Global Grind Staff

Fat Beats To Fat Grease: Hip-Hop In The Kitchen (VIDEOS)

Microphone Check Mac & Cheese, Money Hungry Collard Greens, Ballin Barbacue Roast Turkey. It’s music and crack — not food — rappers talk about when they rhyme about cookin’ in the kitchen or in the studio, right? So what’s with rappers cooking food?

We guess you can’t spend your whole life in your mom’s basement, or in dirty backpacks spittin’ rhymes in cyphers while drinking quarter waters and Robotussin. So it’s appropriate that in its 30th something year, hip-hop grows up and heads to the kitchen for reals.

Rappers like Action Bronson, Fat Joe and Sadat X are up en la cocina getting grease stains on their kicks, choppin’ up onions. Brand Nubian’s Sadat X graduated from drinking Hennessey to sippin reds, comparing and contrasting Jolly Rancher flavors with the woodsy palate of a Gato Negro red.

Bronson, the new kid on the block from Flushing Queens, not only sounds like Ghostface when he rhymes, he also beasts in the kitchen, serving up frittata recipes and onion dicing techniques on YouTube. Joey Crack is looking to crack some eggs in a rumored Food Network TV show months after launching a chain of Caribbean-themed restaurants.

Yezzsur, hip-hop’s s got a brand new flava that sounds good as well as tastes great! It’s been a long time coming.

After the break check out some of our favorites rappers and chefs who rap, as they cook and wax poetic about the culinary arts.

“True Wine Connoisseur” stars Brand Nubian’s Sadat X and Will Tell. The duo discuss the best wine for the buck and how you can get twisted off the grape.

The hip-hop chef Cookin Tye will cut a bish if you use his name. Microphone Check Mac & Cheese, Money Hungry Collard Greens, Ballin Barbacue Roast Turkey are his specialties. The name, Cooking Tyrone The Hip-Hop Chef, is trademarked.

SOURCE:

http://globalgrind.com/hip-hop-culture/fat-beats-fat-grease-hip-hop-kitchen-videos


GET IT DONE: HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY

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WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY ST. PATTYS DAY DRINK RESPONSIBLY!!!!
HERE’S A LIL IRISH HUMOR ENJOY FEEL FREE TO COMMENT AND POST YOUR JOKES BELOW!!!

Q: How did the Irish Jig get started?
A: Too much to drink and not enough restrooms!

Murphy applied for an engineering position at an Irish firm based in Dublin.

An American applied for the same job and both applicants having the same qualifications were asked to take a test by the Department manager.

Upon completion of the test both men only missed one of the questions.

The manager went to Murphy and said.

Manager: “Thank you for your interest, but we’ve decided to give the American the job”

Murphy: “And why would you be doing that? We both got nine questions correct. This being Ireland and me being Irish I should get the job!”

Manager: “We have made our decisions not on the correct answers, but on the question you missed.”

Murphy: “And just how would one incorrect answer be better than the other?”

Manager: “Simple, the American put down on question #5, “I don’t know.”, You put down “Neither do I.”


FUN ARTICLES: Duct Tape – Proof Music Can Be Made With Anything – from hypebot.com

Duct Tape – Proof Music Can Be Made With Anything

Real men (and women) don’t need instruments to make music.

Below is a fantastic and well-produced gizmo-jam session. Everything makes noise. Done right, it can sound beautiful.

Next time you’re getting tired of looking at the guitar in the corner, maybe you should raid for kitchen for instruments.

You’d be surprised how it will sound when it all comes together.  Take a look:

This is an example, how to use the basic stuff in your room in such creative and musician way. Just take some noisy and voiced objects and record them with any sampler. At the end use all this stuff to create any music u desire. Or… You even don’t need any sampler. Just use your friends, give them gadgets and transform your party into gizmo-jam-session. I can guarantee much fun. Enjoy!

Tools:

Canon EOS 5D mkII
DitoGear™ CrankSlider
Microphone Shure SM 48

2 Wine Glases
Panties
Bottle Opener
Drier
Tape
Tube Pack From Whiskey
Spring
Old Russian Camera
Spanner
Water

Shots, Edit & Music – Mateusz Zdziebko

vimeo http://vimeo.com/18929809
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