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October 30, 2007

A Day in the Life of an MC Escher Drawing

A short for when you are contemplating the futility of life...enjoy!

October 27, 2007

Objetsmart's 2nd Boring Film: Tunnel Love

We were going through the tunnel, feeling very "Blade Runner" so I thought I'd give it a try and pressed record.

Though the soundtrack really should be this:

Peace OrchestraPeace Orchestra
"Shining" (mp3)
from "Peace Orchestra"
(G-Stone Recordings)

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Love at First Listen - Shocking Pinks' "The End of the World"

Simply said, it's the song of the fall. I may be forced to pull out my Psychedelic Furs tapes...something sounding so old, something entirely alive.

"Don't you know...don't you go..."

October 26, 2007

Frida, Frida Kahlo - The New Biography

Frida Kahlo turns 100 this year, so in honor, a traveling centennial exhibit of her paintings opens today, first at Minneapolis' Walker Art Center before moving to Philadelphia and then later San Francisco. In honor of the traveling exhibit, here's another, very wonderful take on FK using those great dolls I dig so much...Celeste found this while writing her piece on the opening and while I decided not to use the video, I liked the piece so much it has found its way on here!

And here's a haunting video installation I found too.

I spend a lot of time digging for artist content like this on youtube, amongst other sites, and with Frida, there seems to be a bounty of fascinating stuff. This is encouraging as most of the time the art retrospectives are cheezy montage tributes set to bad music. I am feeling encouraged to dig deeper...

October 25, 2007

Shake Shake Shake - Texan Style

Soap operas have always been disco, but this one gets the super shake...disco retrospective of the guilty pleasure TV show, "Dallas."

October 24, 2007

Objetsmart Says Boo!

There's nothing like a little Dracula to get you into the Halloween spirit. And there's nothing more objetsmart than a little Dracula stop motion film made using an Edward Gorey cardboard theater.

Boo ha ha....

October 20, 2007

Unfortunate Foot Incident Update 4 - aka Brit and Run

21 Hours Later

Views: 200,971 Comments: 507 Favorited: 28 times

Viewership has doubled in the last 6 hours - from 100,000 to 200,000. These statistics are even crazier than I imagined.

I also like how this episode is also entitled "Brit and Run..."

October 19, 2007

Unfortunate Foot Incident Update 3

15 hours later, here's the count...

Views: 108,336, Comments: 304, Favorited: 17 times

9 Hours and 23,421 Video Views later


Indeed T and I were the first ones to watch this video on youtube.

Here's a jpeg from our screen grab last night. We are both very amused that we accidentally were the first to watch this debacle..


The Unfortunate Foot Episode - View 1

A few minutes ago, while editing my daily work blog, I was scouting hotel videos. I wound up on a stream of a paparazzo, and curious decided to check his latest video. He had just uploaded something 3 minutes before.

It was entitled - "The Unfortunate Foot Episode." T and I wound up being the first people on youtube to watch Britney Spears run over a cameraman in her white Merc exiting a medical building.

Did this just happen? Who knows? It could have happened weeks ago, I don't follow these things, but one thing is certain - I doubt we'll be the last people to watch it. I can't remember ever viewing a video with 0 hits. And I wonder, how much interest does the public have in this drivel?

I'm going to embed this video and find out. Then pull it down and publish the results of our fascination with something I find pretty repulsive and utterly ridiculous. Though I have to admit it's entirely addicting.

There were 0 views at 10:06 pm PST on October 18, 2007.

October 14, 2007

New Discovery - Birds and Batteries

Perfect song for an October Sunday when you need to take all the leaves and bring them in the house...

I'll Never Sleep AgainBirds & Batteries
"After a Flood" (mp3)
from "I'll Never Sleep Again"
(Birds and Batteries)

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Post Carl Craig, Remixes for Ines


A Sunday morning after catching the knockout performance that was Carl Craig live, she finds herself unable to write and instead doing what she does best, digging for music. Thinking about her blistered feet, and new remedies for redemption, and also listening to that simply spectacular remix of Jonny L's "This Time" from last summer....

Last night, she heard for the first time his dirty rendition of the LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver....

Check out the brilliance that is a CC remix here...with links...

October 13, 2007

Os's Tracking Shot Film

OS loves tracking shots.

And in fact, after getting a new camera, I decided to start playing with the idea of them.

Worldwide debut of first shot...not really a tracking shot, but a nice, long ambient one

Taken at the PDC yesterday...

October 08, 2007

Fabulous is Fabulous

October 05, 2007

There's Some Eames Elephants in LA

When I finally made my first and only visit to the Eames House several years ago, I found myself climbing up to the top hill overlooking a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and thinking to myself, "everything about this place is magic." While the house is enchanted, just being on the property feels like being on another planet, in a creative space of nature and design.

So I was pleased to discover upon watching Eames Demetrios' delightful short, "A Gathering of Elephants" that I'm not the only one that appreciates the vibe and the view. An essential and joyous celebration of animals let loose in the city of angels.

When I started objetsmart, this was the content I had in mind. But objets like these are few and far between. When they do happen, I rejoice. Cheers Eames!

Songs for Ines #2

Tracks like this remind me how much I love the dancefloor, finding myself butt to the wall in a dark, small room, facing to watch everyone else freaking out to the lost sounds of a brand new tune. I imagine silent films appearing in my head, although my eyes are wide open.

Check this gem.

Wild Tapes From Bahia & Playground Do BrazilImada
"Playground Do Brazil" (mp3)
from "Wild Tapes From Bahia & Playground Do Brazil"
(Hi-Bias Records Inc.)

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October 04, 2007

Songs for Ines #1

In the seams of a scene, you hear a song that is the perfect soundtrack between one ending and another beginning.

This is it.

Summer Records Anthology: 1974 - 1988Johnny Osbourne w/ Bunny Brown
"Love Makes The World Go Round" (mp3)
from "Summer Records Anthology: 1974 - 1988"
(Light In The Attic)

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Goosebumps from Play-Doh

I don't normally like the III the best, but in this case, the bunnies steal the show...

It doesn't hurt they have chosen a massive, epic song under this. Music in advertising is at least 50% of the sell and with a blockbuster track like this, tomorrow water cooler Friday is going to be all about the bunnies.

I thought this was all made on a screen, but watching the teaser, with Sigur Ros as score, I was proven wrong. It gave me goosebumps too...but I think that partially had to do with the song, one of those that makes me want to look at the sky and search for a higher being.

October 02, 2007

Daft Kanye Tribute Videos - 6X Speed! Hands

When I was 9 years old, I was in charge of the family car radio. I only listened to one station and that was 102.7 KIIS, KISS FM, a Los Angeles Top 40 station best known for having Rick Dees in the Morning. My soft spot for bad 80s pop goes back to these years and until recently, just stopping the dial on Kiss FM made me cringe.

But something funny happened recently. My car got stolen and then returned. But when returned, there was no CD player and I found myself one day, flipping stations and stopped at a song I liked. I looked down at the dial and it was 102.7.

I laughed for about 5 minutes and realized that everything comes full circle.

Though I have to admit I'm still a little embarrassed I really like this song.

But I LOVE this even more. Who is going to be this for Halloween? (I may just have to if we don't come up with a group costume, but then I'd have to learn the routine...)

But now it's gone meta and there's some very silly group performances. This one made me giggle.

And there's even a speed test. Six times!