I don’t know how my mate @foundphotons takes as good photos from airplane windows as he does.
My photos of the airplane wing, for instance, always suck.
His, on the other hand, look like this. And he’s on his cellphone, going light on the Instagram filters:
Perhaps I am being the biased and proud mate here, but then look at how the frame is divided into three parts here in this next photo:
That is no accident.
My mate is a photo wizard. A magic man of light and composition.
So, I am checking out the site I work for, before going to bed, and I notice a story I hadn’t read or heard about.
I go to see out who had tweeted the story that evening, (I am curious of our audience) and lo and behold, I see a sponsored tweet, purchased in EARLY JANUARY.
I had no idea these sponsored tweets had that long of a shelf life. Seem like a good value, now that I think about it (or so I thought, at the time).
I am trying to get Linda Perry to comment on a particular video. No, not the video embedded above.
And no, I am not trying to seduce her either, at least not in the way the LiveLavaLive video implies.
I take Internet folklore and its art very seriously, and so far Perry, who I guess is very busy promoting her new CD or whatever, has yet to respond to my interview requests.
Linda Perry, Internet folklore, art, what the what?
Earlier this week I interviewed Slackcircus, the animation company that created “Fabulous Secret Powers” in 2005, which became known as the “He-man sings” meme. The song Prince Adam sings is none other than Linda Perry’s “What’s Up?” song from when she was in 4 Non Blondes.
Slackcircus meant no disrespect by that video, Perry. They just wanted to make the world laugh.
And I don’t mean any disrespect either, by bothering you about this video, which could potentially be seen as embarrassing. No mocking going on over here, I promise.
The above video, song, meme, whatever, has been my particular jam for months.
In fact, it’s my favorite piece of Internet folklore art in the entire digital world. Has been for years.
I love it so much, Perry, that after I hit publish, I am going to create a Know Your Meme account, just so I can clean up the entry that database has on this “meme.”
minutes later update:
Has my life changed?
I think it might have….
It’s the Friday before New Years Eve.
These are the GIFs I looked at, or used today.
From the Daily Dot’s daily feature, “The Morning GIF.”
I just discovered the novelty account on Reddit, Replies_with_GIFs. The following are just a few of the ones s/he used today.
One of my bosses was being … ah, a little annoyed with me earlier, because I keep asking about a bug we can’t fix. (Not our fault) So I found these.
I don’t know how I found this one.
I arrive a little after 7pm, with three friends, one of whom had redeemed a free zipcar for the night. Our heads are full of “golden oldies,” because that was the only radio station we could settle on.
Maxwell Colette is easy to spot from down the block and across the heavily-trafficked street; tall bright windows glow a soft yellow. The gallery is full, but not uncomfortably so, yet.
The space is warm not just in temperature and light, but also in sound.
Yes, I know it is also Freddie Mercury’s birthday. Considering all the digital love he’s gotten (which he deserves, don’t get me wrong, even if he is dead), I thought I’d share with who ever is reading this blog my favorite videos of Welch. If you don’t know who she is, go skim her wikipedia page first please.
These are all found on YouTube, because my new job is to cover YouTube…
I first came upon Rachel Welch, like most of America, when I watched One Million Years B.C. (Starting the Earth’s Children book series in Junior High will do that) It is only fitting that I begin this video list with a compilation of her from One Million Years B.C.
I don’t expect you, dear reader, to watch all of the above video, but I do expect you to watch all of the one below. It’s only 3 minutes long, and while there is no dialog until the very end, I can promise it is engaging. It’s literally one of the best fan compilations on YouTube.
In case you don’t already know, I write a Top 10 list on Chicago Art Magazine. Somehow the absurdity of a Top 10 list has not translated over well with the street art community, nor has my sense of humor. They’re all cry babies, or hate women. Well, maybe not all of them… :p
Here’s all the stuff I left out of Chicago Art Magazine’s “Top Street Art of March” because as the post was approaching 3000 words I thought “f*ck that. 3,000 words? Who’s going to read 3,000 words?” It’s cool though, because here, I can display the photos and embed an awesome video -
The Graffiti News Network:
This Billy guy is pretty rad – and I am not saying that because he stole my cadence and vibes, or because he is male. The response to his video has been generally positive – and people understand satire easily when it is in video form. I have to wonder if all the misconceptions about my column would go away if I just made videos like his instead of “Top 10″ lists. I think if Billy and I combine – him with his superior knowledge of graffiti crews together with my hated art critic character, we could make some funny videos. Ahh, a girl can dream. Read the rest of this entry »