Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Things I am Doing Instead of Working on my Portfolio Pt. II

So I wasted an entire day trying to get this to work:

But now it works and I'm ready to mix some beautiful music.

Goals for Next Quarter.

Dont be a hater.

Find beauty in everything.

Smell good at least three days a week.

Additionally, stay high...drated.

That is all.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy Spring Break.

I've always wondered about how involved celebrities and athletes are with the design of the gear that bears there name. Here is a little insight into the design process of the Air Yeezy that I wont get to ever own because the hype machine that is Nike decided to push the release back a month. Anyway Pictures:

Also yesterday when I got home my little sister was like, "Alex I found the coolest New Balance shoes, they're called the toothpaste pack." My little sister is officially cooler than you. Also she knows all the words to My President is Black. Seriously all of them, but her hood speak is pretty poor.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Things I am Doing Instead of Working on my Portfolio

So this is going to be a week long series in which I document just a few of the things that I do instead of working on my portfolio. Enjoy.

I've Put Mine in a Mailbox

So I like to think I know when to dress up, but this does still suck.

The Velvet Rope Burn:

So we stood on line and played the sore thumb role until our turn to be judged came. The bouncer gave us a swift once over, and said a bunch of stuff that basically equated to “You are not getting in with those clothes on”. At which point we retrieve from our pockets the officials invitations. It was like the scene in Pulp Fiction when they opened the briefcase. Dudes eyes got kinda wide and we were like, “… okay we’re good money now …” but AGAIN he refused us on the grounds of being underdressed - FOR A HIP HOP EVENT. To make matters worse, I roll over to [name withheld]’s website the next day to see Terrance and Rocsi and a few other smiley faces up in the spot dressed more casual than me! “Oh word?” That’s what’s hot in the streets? Contradiction? I mean I get it… they are who they are and I am who I am. Chances are they weren’t so much invited as their publicist gave them invites to make the party look well attended by A-listers. Celebrities are a whole another rant.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Piecemeal is a phrase that has always escaped me.

So instead of waiting until I finish my portfolio, I'm just going to keep posting the random stuff in unfinished state. That way when the final is revealed no one will be do amazing.

More Teapots:

Thursday, March 12, 2009

In honor of my last piano lesson

So I have been taking piano lessons, mostly to curb my drinking, since I have been in Oshkosh and its been pretty fun. Though I'm still awful which is unfortunate. But on to the meat and potatoes of this post (I always liked that phrase):

I think music is starting to kick ass again and this belief comes mostly from what I see as a degenreization of music, talented people are making whatever the fuck they want using whatever the fuck they want and that is whateverthefuckingawesome. Well sometimes. I mean Kanye's new album is good (dude could fart in a microphone over a track of zippers and I would rep it but I digress), but Lil Waynes new rock cd is probably awful (prom queen is) I would honestly rather hear Weezy all syzuruped rambling about whatever he feels like. It could be called like "Weezy Does the Dish" or something. That would be pretty awesome. But anyway back to the cross over awesomeness. Also Charles Hamilton is weird but a decent example. He was like a heroin addict, his first popular song was supposed to be a suicide note, he believes god is a woman (not that weird but it seems to have a larger affect on his life than you would think) and he's from Cleveland. I think he might get his own post later cause seriously you would not guess how weird he is from his music, but read his blog___oddball. Oh he also honestly thinks he is Sonic the Hedgehog, or JDilla, or something. And he wears tshirts over button up shirts which i cant really get behind. Thats pretty much everything so He won't get his own post. Just this weird rampling paragrahish thing.

I kinda forget where I am going with this so I'm just going to post Lykke Li doing Hustlin' cause that pretty much sums it up.


Lykke Li @ NTBR Part 4 - "Hustlin'" from Drew Innis on Vimeo.

Oh and the Air Yeezy's aren't coming out until April so I wont be able to get them. Fuck shoes.

Ohh Crank dat Soulja Boi

Today after my piano lesson I was messing with a electronic drum set when I realized it had both 808's and 909's on it. I think i shattered at least fifteen hearts that night.

In completely unrelated news. The beginning of my new portfolio (light painting is really hard.)