Archive for the ‘pop’ Category

Revolutionary Branding

April 21, 2009

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I remember the first time I saw that famous photograph of Che Guevara.  It was in the liner of notes of a Rage Against the Machine album.  I was 15 or so and had no idea who he was, what he had done, why he was famous, but I immediately liked him.  There’s just something about that photo that makes you idolize–and idealize–him without knowing anything about what he stood for, what he meant.   I’m older now and I know better, but sometimes when I see that image there’s a part of me that still feels a little bit of that old romantic revolutionary spirit, that tingle –especially when it’s giggly down a runway on Giselle’s rear end.

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In Che’s Afterlife, Micheal Casey “traces how Korda’s photograph became one of the most widely disseminated images in the world, how Che went from being a symbol of resistance to the capitalist system to one of the most marketable and marketed brands around the globe, how the guerrilla fighter became a logo as recognizable as the Nike swoosh or McDonald’s golden arches.”

(from NYT)

dare the train

March 24, 2009

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Apparently some Russian teens have been “daring trains” as of late. I guess you gotta hop in dem tracks right before the train rolls up on you or the conductor will have time to stop the train.  I hope the kids are alright. Peep the full story and broken english here.

everything’s amazing, nobody’s happy

March 20, 2009

CK on the spoiled generation. Seems rather fitting to watch in on the internet right?

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its so cold in the d.

February 26, 2009

whaaaaaaaaaat.

i am not a role model

February 11, 2009

If I hear one more motherfucker talk about Michael Phelps I swear I might lose my shit. I could care less about swimming but furthermore it sickens me to see a young man be judged by other men and women who did and probably still do the same. My mom told me to always mind my own business. That was no bullshit. In any case my response to the world regarding Mr. Phelps is best described by Sir Charles in this Nike commercial.

Get your mind right.

computer love

February 9, 2009

James reminded me of this jam. Zapp and Roger set this shit off in Aruba, crowd looks crazy.

Oh don’t forget about the scene in Menace II Society where he bumps in the 5.0.

paris

January 29, 2009

0129_paris_hilton_nippy_splash_2Old girl Paris got dat bedazzler all up on it. Best bedazzle a chinchilla for herself too.

r.kels- homie lover friend remix

January 28, 2009

Pay no mind to the garbage photo in the video. Jus let the track play.

I used to bump this in my 1986 Monte Carlo when DJ Homeschool was doin equations and eatin applesauce.  Bladow on dem guts.

bron

January 13, 2009

LeBron GQ Cover Basketball

Bigups to LeeeeBron for the cover but someone needs to get my homey Kareem Jackson on some shit like this. If Lebron is on get the boy Reem on.  Also if you don’t know, now you know, peep the Milk Bar.

do

January 12, 2009

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Yeah I know a lot of you assholes think the do and don’t section of vice is played out but I don’t so fuck you.

A “DO” from Vice:

You know when you go home to visit your parents and they get boring around ten, so you go out to see what your old high school buddies are doing these days and the party is so weird and fun you catch yourself thinking, “Wait a minute. Why the fuck did I ever leave this town?”

Hubbard, O.