Tuesday, March 17, 2009
i found this song/poem on youtube today. it was done byt futureshorts. they make short videos (obviously) but the thing i love most about them is each one has such meaning and makes you think. i seriously have gone through so many mood changes in the past half hour watching some of these. the first one i watched was crazy and made me laugh and then the next minute i was near tears, then i was onto empathy, then i landed on a high. then i watched this one called "from one room to another". this one is a very long one being a little over ten minutes long. i thought that the director made it a little too long because the point of the video was in the middle and then just had shots of water and drain pipes for most of the rest. but the song that starts a few minutes into the video is sad but moving. it is sung by motionless, monotone children stuck in a classroom. it is done in a foreign language but is still quite beautiful.
here is the song:
the pattern on the curtain
same as before
for so long
that they love you
that they want you to stay
want you to nurse the illusion
that everything's alright
nobody's feeling cold
and angel's wings are pure
from room to room
from room to room
and never out
the same dream again and again
the cuts are deep
knots don't hold
no room in the corner
you had it all
you wouldn't crush them
the mold tighter than ever
and if you want to watch the whole video, here is the link:
but please check out their other videos especially. my favorites so far are:
the black hole..... my take: crazy!
who's gonna save my soul? ..... my take: i love the beginning half but then it gets a little too corny for me by the end with the singing heart.
skeletons in the closet.... my take: very well done!
please say something......... my take: depressing but moving and true!
D.I.Y. ..... my take: a complete masterpiece.
Monday, March 16, 2009
also on la2day i found this fun spring-y photo spreadsheet based a life spent in the park. having a beautiful park near my house, i love spending a lot of my time there drawing and daydreaming. along with the photos, the website put up a song by "blur" to go along with the pictures. i hope you enjoy looking at them and reading the song as much as i did.
Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as...
And morning soup can be avoided if you take a route straight through what is known as...
John's got brewers droop, he gets intimidated by the dirty pigeons - they love a bit of it.
Who's that gut lord marching? You should cut down on your porklife, mate, get some exercise!
I get up when I want, except on Wednesdays, when I get rudely wakened by the dustmen.
I put my trousers on, have a cup of tea, and I think about leaving the house.
I feed the pigeons, I sometimes feed the sparrows too. It gives me a sense of enormous well-being.
And then I'm happy for the rest of the day, safe in the knowledge there will always be a bit of my heart devoted to it.
models: keene, jennifer mcmanis, ali marie stepka, peter ursich
photography by nicola collins
words by blur from the song "parklife."
to see the rest of the photos go to:
one of my favorites of the bunch.
i am not going to lie, i love clowns. not the fake halloween versions, but the real authentic ones. you know, the kind like "it" that made you fear even the word "clown". whilst looking around the internet i found this article from july of 2008 on young women in swimsuits with their faces lightly painted with florecent colors. i instantly fell in love with the photos and makes me crave summer.
here is a snipet of the article:
"As The Dark Knight has proven, clowns are in. But had they ever gone out? Or had they just been hiding, lingering in the back of your mind, sneaking through your subconscious and waiting to laugh in your face all over again. They've been sent in this summer to terrorize Gotham via Heath Ledger's sociopathic alter-ego and now LA2DAY brings them to our Los Angeles shores in our new fashion photo spread as captured by Shannon Rowland." - Jeremy Tarr.
amd here is where i found them:
i found this girl randomly on youtube.com just now and i have no idea who she is or where she came from! but i have one thing to say about her: I. LOVE. HER. !!!!
her voice is absolutely amazing. plus she plays the violin. i tried looking her up on google but everything that comes up are just videos and biographies in other languages. i believe she is from somewhere in estonia. all of her music that i have heard so far is in her native language. i would highly appreciate it if someone could inform me more about this talented woman! here is the video of which i discovered her:
please check this girl out and let me know if you find anything out!
here is an update on my favorite blogger and one of my most admired artists:
i just love how she makes her women so gorgeous and sexy, without going overboard. and the use of watercolors is so apealing and fun! it is a pity that she closed down her store in l.a. commonly know as "show pony". it was so original and it saddens me to see it end! but she won't be stopping her art any time soon i hope because i adore every part of this girl! she is absolutely adorable! please check her out! here is her blog address:
i love the look of the girl on the right!
kime often paints her women with crazy hair colors and styles.