Thursday, January 31, 2008

Kolmanskop Namibia South Africa

Kolmanskop is a ghost town in southern Namibia.

It became popular in 1908, when people rushed into the desert hoping to make money out of the diamond fever. At the time the diamonds were very easy to find, they would lay fully exposed on top of the sand. This caused a diamond rush from all over the world and the once desolated desert was full of fortune seekers.

Within two years a town was established in the desert with some 700 families living in it.

But after the drop in diamond sales, everyone left and the place became deserted again. The dunes began to reclaim what was always theirs.

A couple of old buildings are still standing, but the rest are just crumbling ruins.

You can wikipedia alot of info on this place, and it's apparently a very popular tourist destination. All these images are magical though, there's something amazing, romantic, and beautiful within the idea of the earth taking back what's hers, and destroying all that man has created.

Personally, I can feel it with every rusted piece of architecture, every neglected building, every piece of a past life that's waiting to fade away into nothing. It's quite nice.

Also, if anyone wants to go to Africa with me, and start listing places to visit, that would be nice.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Sorry, it's been an entertaining day, apparently no serious posts today at all.

Get my report card...... THROW SOME D'S ON THAT *****!!!!!

So funny....

Oh wow, it's nice to see cops' hardass routine get dropped and them feel vulnerable like real human beings.

Though, I sure would have loved to have seen the car get hit by a train.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Rocket Summer

Calender Days.

Has to be my favorite album by them. It is getting close to spring time[so I keep telling myself], and there has been an influential female in my life right now that has reminded me how much I like this album and want to share it. SO cute. Listen to it until it gets warm out.

On Mediafire.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Helio Sequence

The new Helio Sequence album is so fucking good. It still doesn't come out for a couple days, but if you really want to listen to it without having to stream it from their myspace, you can get it here:



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Friday, January 25, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

justin timberlake - my love diplo remix

Can't stop listening to this today.


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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Takato Yamamoto

Takato Yamamoto was born in Akita prefecture (Japan) in 1960. After
graduating from the painting department of the Tokyo Zokei University,
he experimented with the Ukiyo-e Pop style. He further refined and
developed that style to create his “Heisei Esthiticism” style. His
first exhibition was held in Tokyo, in 1998.

There’s much that’s superficially familiar in Takato
Yamamoto’s art—“Boy’s Love” tableaux with
fey young men in various states of undress mooning over each other,
then the perennial Japanese obsession with naked women bound by ropes.
But closer examination reveals a degree of finesse and imagination that
elevates his work away from the porn ghetto into the rarified realm of
Decadence (as if those favourite Symbolist themes of Saint Sebastian
[above] and Salomé [below] weren’t enough of a clue). For
a start the drawing style is a great amalgam of influences from
Beardsley through to Harry Clarke by way of the finest Edwardian
pornographer, Franz von Bayros.
Then there’s the curious details of severed heads, claws, sundry
bones and eyeballs which decorate the otherwise florid arrangements
supporting the figures. So far there don’t appear to have been
any books of Takato Yamamoto’s work produced in the west and
it’s possible that the sexual content and grotesquery limits that
possibility. But you can some galleries here, here and here. His official site is mostly Japanese and has to be navigated from an interior page since there seems to be a file missing from the index.

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Victor Castillo

so good.

his blog.

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Chernobyl Dating

Found this on a blog, no idea who or what the source is, but it's so good.

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Erwin Olaf

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Get pissed.

I've always been a fan of h is work. I like anything that really is tasteful and gets people a bit upset. Sorry these are all different sizes and scattered, you can't hotlink from his website.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Cut Copy single!!!

Anyone remember this girl talk remix?

of peter bjorn and john's let's call it off.


jam out!

I'm going to start posting more music, since I've been painting in my room a bit more due to a fractured rib, and have really been looking for more music lately to keep me company.

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Been stuck in my head....

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Gary Taxali

I oh so much love artwork on found materials.
Such as book covers. Really anything with a history already.

His website.

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