in Music Stuff
on May 10, 2011
Every few weeks or so I like to share some of my favorite tunes that come into BUST HQ with you on our little BUST radio player– it’s over there on the right hand column, see it? OK, so here is the latest playlist, ENJOY!!
Architecture in Helsinki: Contact High –Javelin Remix (V2, Cooperative/Downtown)
Austra: Lose It (Domino)
Cat’s Eyes: Face in the Crowd (Cooperative/Downtown)
Gang Gang Dance: Glass Jar (4AD)
Making Friendz: ... Read More
on May 05, 2011
Have you ever worried about getting old? I’m pretty sure everyone over the age of 10 has, and director Mark Wexler certainly does. He thinks about it so much that he set out to find some answers about longevity, and his new documentary film, How To Live Forever is an interesting look at aging in our society. I asked my pal, Ari Seth Cohen who created the inspiring blog, Advanced Style to check out the movie with me.
While some of Wexlers concerns about aging ... Read More
in Boob Tube
on Apr 22, 2011
Before The Real World, Horrible Housewives or Jersey Shore Jerks, there was An American Family. Back in the early 70’s, the idea of reality TV was born when a documentary filmmaker decided to ask the Loud family from Santa Barbara California, if he could film their daily lives and air it on PBS. Anyone who grew up in the 70s will remember the long, sometimes fascinating, sometimes boring, grainy episodes of American Family that aired, and the two characters ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Apr 13, 2011
I just love what Merrill Garbus is doing with her band, TUne-Yards. With her way out tribal sounds and kooky face paints, the energy is just fantastic! She's clearly fearless, and I can't wait to see her perform live. Check out this amazing video for Bizness, off her latest album, w h o k i l l on 4AD records, then go see her if she comes to your area.
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04-26 San Francisco, CA - Great American ... Read More
in Music Stuff
on Apr 08, 2011
This clip from the forthcoming Hot Sauce Committee is hilarious! When I heard there was a new Beastie's video, I thought "it would be cool if they had actors playing them, like that Jon Spencer video way back in the day," and guess what? That's exactly what they did, starring Will Farrell, Jack Black, Elijah Wood (doing a spot on Ad-Rock!), John C. Reilly (Come to think of it, John C. Reilly was in that Blues Explosion video too! ), Danny McBride and ... Read More
on Apr 07, 2011
Today a very special box of books came into our office.
We’ve been waiting very patiently for Tina Fey’s new book, Bossypants, and man are we stoked and honored to be mentioned on its pages! I plan on reading the entire book immediately but so far, I’ve laughed out loud a few times at the random pages I’ve perused. A long time ago (2004), before Tina was the media mogul she is now, we put her on our cover, and we’ve always remembered ... Read More
on Apr 01, 2011
When I was a kid, I used to assign gender to different car models, (I did this also to numbers. 5 and 7 were girls, don't ask me why). So of course I fell for this completely ridiculous product, Car Eyelashes, for when you want your car to look especially girlie. They even have glitter eyeliner strips, for when you want your car to look like a drag queen. It's so dumb, yet I must have it. Too bad they don't blink like Herbie the Love Bug!
via carlashes.com ... Read More
on Mar 15, 2011
Today marks the 85th anniversary of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and to celebrate, they will be performing seven of her most famous works at the Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Tonite’s opening performance includes a revival of Robert Wilsons Snow on the Mesa (1995), and Maple Leaf Rag (1990) the last dance choreographed by Graham before her death at the age of 97 in 1991. There will be more performances every night ... Read More
in Style File
on Mar 11, 2011
Bill Cunningham New York is a wonderful documentary directed by Richard Press that explores the idiosyncratic street photographer, Bill Cunningham. The camera follows the octogenarian around on his bicycle as he zooms in and out of traffic, and as he stops frequently to shoot interesting looking fashions on the streets. He’s been working as a street shooter for the New York Times since 1978. Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved looking at his pages in ... Read More
on Mar 08, 2011
"Can I please sit down?" Check out the poster that graphic designer (and former BUST Art Director) Elizabeth Carey Smith from The Letter Office created based on her four month survey of riding the rails of the MTA while pregnant. Using graphs and pie charts, Smith tracked the number of seats offered on certain trains, breaking it down by gender, train line and time of day. It's not surprising that some trains were worse than others, and that out of 108 rides, she ... Read More