25 Oct 2012

Stuff I Like ...

Bad Little Children's Books by Bob Staake!

Satire, Humor and Visual Parody of Classic Children's Books From the 1940s Through 1960s

Bob Staake

24 Oct 2012

The Baddest Man Alive ...

The Black Keys And RZA's 'Baddest Man Alive' Video

Feast your eyes on the unveiling of the video for 'The Baddest Man Alive', the new song by The Black Keys and RZA of the Wu Tang Clan.

The video sees The Black Keys and RZA fighting over a fortune cookie, which involves some kitchen based kung-fu and an epic fish slap (possibly sea bass).  You can watch the video above.

The song is taken from the soundtrack to the forthcoming movie The Man With The Iron Fists, which was written and directed by RZA, real name Robert Fitzgerald Diggs.

The kung-fu homage is set for a US release next month (November 2), you can watch the red-band trailer below.

This isn't the first time that The Black Keys and RZA have collaborated, they teamed up on 2009's 'Blakroc' album, which also saw the blues rock duo teaming up with Mos Def, Q-Tip, Raekwon, Ludacris and Pharoahe Monch.

22 Oct 2012

Music That Matters ...

The flame-bearded Bristolian, Julio Bashmore is ready to once again dictate the sound of the month with his new tune Husk. At 8 minutes it’s a long and soulful deep house train ride, a slow amble through the hillside and then full steam ahead into the city. The distorted flute is a subtle nuance of class. Expect a release of this on Bashmore’s label Broadwalk Records very soon.
There’s nothing like an early morning electronic dance number to get the day moving along at warp speed.  This is a Dusky remix of Justin Martin's 'Don't Go'. It is remixed in a manner that can only be described as wobbly and sweet, being that it adds an added 'oomph' of bass, whilst retaining the sweet melody and vocals of the original.
This one is a pure piece of unadulterated party music by Genghis Clan. Its got the big build up and the fun vocal samples but the drop is pure house music and pure groove.
Going In Hard is all slowed down attitude, building over a bouncy, bubbly sound that is archetypal for a French Fries remix.

20 Oct 2012

Stuff I Like ... 007 in Orlebar Brown

Now, we all know Orlebar Brown is the king of swimwear. But, if there was any doubt in the matter, Mr Bond himself has confirmed it... See the special agent above wearing the sky blue setter shorts in his new movie Skyfall (released October 24).

Stuff I Like ... Artwork by Brandon Schaefer

The Dark Knight

The Wire


The Shining

The Exorcist

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Brandon Schaefer

'The Edge Effect' by Daniel Kukla ...

Why spend hours creating photo-realistic paintings when you can take a leaf out of Daniel Kukla's sketchbook and use a strategically placed mirror instead.  These incredible images were created with a mirror and a painter’s easel, inside Joshua Tree National Park, where the Sonoran desert and the Mojave desert meet. Enjoy.


11 Oct 2012

Stuff I Like ... Tom Ford Noir

When a perfume company like Tom Ford produces two distinct fragrance lines, one upper-tier prestige (the exorbitantly expensive, limited-distribution Private Blends) and one ‘simply’ prestige (the more affordable and widely distributed Signature line), I’d expect the quality of ingredients or the quality of the formulas to differ (for instance, the Private Blendsshould smell “luxurious” and/or innovative compared to the Signature scents). As the Tom Ford lines stand, that is not the case; there are hits and misses in each line (more misses in the Private Blends because the offerings are more numerous).

I liked the first masculine Signature fragrance: Tom Ford for Men (2007); I liked Grey Vetiver (2009) a little less. Tom Ford just launched the third Signature men’s perfume — Tom Ford Noir; the fragrance notes sound promising: bergamot, verbena, caraway, baie rose, violet flower, black pepper, nutmeg, iris, geranium, rose, clary sage, opoponax, amber, patchouli, vetiver, civet and vanilla.
Tom Ford Noir begins with a creamy, slightly vanillic bergamot note tinged with 'green'. The citrus opening fades to reveal powdery opoponax. In mid-development there’s an almost-minty 'tingle' present in the brash verbena-pepper-(rose) geranium accord (accent on geranium). Finally, light amber, a note smelling like coumarin, and 'civet' musk round out the perfume.
Available at Selfridges, House of Fraser, and Fenwick