Category Archives: satire

Are going to the party?

Whenever i choose to go out in public with friends (mostly just to keep myself from becoming a goblin) i always end up having a great time because of them. However, the whole process of meeting people that will probably never share anything besides a few blurred sentences; dressing a certain way to complement the caged arena; head-bobbing/bouncing to a song that loops the off-key voice of a lady that may/may not be under the spell of an auto-tune; all the while im trying to consume as much alcohol as possible to ease awkward eye-contact sequences with my bartender…yeaa, that process just doesn’t appeal to me.
Lindsay Scoggins has actually simplified this whole process through a range of edited/juxtaposed mammals in her video “party animals”; which serves as the promo for the contemporary art show curated by her as well. This girl is a pro at beat-editing, and quite the master of contemporary satirical content. Check out her YouTube channel if you haven’t done so already.

***Also, many thanxs to Jay for introducing me to the term “goblin”; which i will shamelessly abuse in future posts***

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WE OWN THE SKY

This year has been an incredible source of inspiration for myself, and i believe also my surroundings. Living life in the present moment, not worrying about things that can be solved through intangible purchases or monetary exchange. The personal bonds we’ve built along the lines of this fickle life will be what is carried on to the next. In 2011, i plan on making these already built foundations into the tall and solid skyscrapers they are. I will remember this year as the wind that changed my path; a path that has proven to be/will be, nothing short of incredible. With that conclusion, I leave you all with my warmest regards and wishes for paving/changing your very own path in 2011, make it a memorable one.

“We Own The Sky” By M83. Directed by Alex Takacs and Joe Nankin of Young Replicant. D.Photog. Adam Kauper. A perfect blend of imaginative cinematography and special effects portraying life as we know it; full of emotions, ups and downs, climaxes and tribulations.

of life’s algorithms

As intelligent beings, we constantly reject figures of asymmetrical nature because of aesthetic purposes, same applies to mathematical equations. In the book of life, we are presented with a series of equations. These equations are followed by logical solutions; which one can deliver from carefully sought out formulas. As we read this book, we find ourselves unprepared for an indecipherable method. When life’s pages call forth ambiguity and dismisses logic, something truly genuine happens. We suddenly remember the mystery that is the unsolved LIVING equation of every living/breathing organism that falls under an infinite algorithm. We suddenly recall the smell of wet grass, or that soft baby head smell that concludes in a smile. I know, im being poetically intrusive again, but these configurations aren’t part of logical equations. These insignificant details are what makes life’s statement impossible to decode.
I posted one of my favorite videos directed by Henrik Christensen and sang/composed by danish duo Trolle//Siebenhaar, which animates life in all it’s simplicity. Noting the literal reference, I especially enjoy listening to this song with my dogs; whom i believe dismiss algorithms to enjoy the curious breeze flowing through an open car window.

SN: I seem to be fascinated with Emerson’s writings lately. He pours his words down a blank sheet with the flow of intuitivism.
“Trust thyself: Every heart vibrates to that iron string”
-Emerson

Settle down..

Kimbra is an emerging New Zealand born native who now resides in Australia, a cross-mix between Esthero and Bjork. One can almost see this girls pure/talented soul through the radiating aura from her big blue eyes. With absolutely no musical training/background, her raw talent surfaced during her teenage years, when her father bought her a guitar and she began writing songs. I was first captivated by her voice through a Miami Horror track called “I Look To You”, but it didn’t occur to me to look her up as an artist until i was showed Settle Down by a friend. She’s a very young artist, merely 20 years of age and she sounds like a celestial choir of snazzy angels. I am definitely looking forward to digging up more music by her.

As if her voice wasn’t enough, Settle Down directed by Guy Franklin, poses visuals loaded with satirical references. The charming prince love story many of us grew to recognize as bullshit, is so well depicted by these impeccable and spotless characters, that i almost want to draw on their faces with a sharpie. Society’s stereotypical moral code is attacked through the juxtaposition of certain icons (e.g. a flawless assortment of porcelain dolls) Gender-related stereotypical tasks like setting the table, and routine vacuum cleaning are also exceptionally exploited to an extent of ridicule. The idealized world Franklin has created seems to fit perfect with Kimber’s sarcastic tone and playful lyrics. I really hope i get to see more from this director; he seems to use metaphors and cynical undertones to his advantage, and i like that.