July 30, 2008

I came across an interesting website that highlights architectral photograher Richard Davies trip through rural Russia. The log cabins and other rustic architecture he documented there are pretty facinating. See HERE. -Jaguar

July 29, 2008

The current exhibit at the ICA Philadelphia featuring Trisha Donnelly, Michael Smith, Joshua White, and Trenton Doyle Hancock is ending this Sunday. Now's a good chance to see it if you haven't. We went this past Sunday and had a fun time. Make sure you go to Madmex's nearby for Margaritas. More info HERE-Jugz

July 24, 2008

Just Some Meaningful Filler.

"We've been looking at our ancient culture as if they were deaf and mute..."

Of all the headlines in CNN's website, one titled "Recreating the sound of Aztec 'Whistles of Death'" caught my eye recently. According to the story, archaeologists have been discovering whistles and wind instruments in Mexico that may be related to the Aztecs, but these scientists for years never bothered to play them. One expert in pre-Hispanic music archaeology, Arnd Adje Both, who was also one of the first to play the "Whistles of Death" described the sounds as "more destructive than positive" and others as "highly trance-evocative". Certainly there is more to this story, so feel free to check it out and hear a sample of the whistles of death.


Some Youtube Champagne: (*By year order)

*Have a Good Early Weekend

July 18, 2008

" __________________________ "

To be honest, I wasn't really feelin Wale's material, but this song got me sold. I've always been hyped on Wale though, partially because he reps for DC so hard. Go Wale, and whoever produced that beat is fresh too. Oh, and while I'm on the subject of RAP, Jay Electronica is doing some cool things.

I don't know how it is in other cities, but Nike Boots are a staple in DC. Logically Nike put on Wale in their commercial. For simply the sake of DC pride, it was kind of cool to see Nike Boots ads in Metro (our subway) stations this year, even though 1) Nike doesn't give a shit about you, and 2) I don't wear Nike Boots.
After approximately a decade in DC, I feel DC in all of its aspects has effected my identity, and it becomes interesting when I have to explain it to someone. (*But if I were to...)

On an another note, self-proclaimed guerilla filmmaker Rik Cordero created this Wale video. Using the internet, low budgets, and a small crew, he has done remarkable things for Nas and Jay-Z, and maybe even for lesser known rapper Snacky Chan. I guess in 2008, less can be more. Bye Bye Hype Williams, but yo "Belly" was dope.

-Phil Karryout

July 17, 2008

Far off, I gaze at the white clouds,
I think deeply of the ancients ...
I think of you, recluses:
A thousand years after, I cherish your principles.
Searching their essence, I cannot exhaust it. ...
That the ancients cannot be with me
only I can know how sorely I regret it. - Tao Chien

July 15, 2008

I thought this was a witty concept of a biz card for a lawyer.
It would probably work well for criminal lawyers and their
clients. Break one off for your partner in crime.

July 14, 2008

Enjoy an antique soap I found about 5 years ago. -jagger

July 11, 2008

Here's a few more photos from last weekend, from the Back Mountain and Rickett's Glenn area. Whoa, I grew up in an area called "The Back Mountain." I hear a banjo playing when that phrase comes to mind. -Jagwarfare

July 10, 2008

My favorite antique store. If you're ever in Pennsylvania and you make it to the Eastern side and you decide to go up North and you want to hike at a place called Rickett's Glenn you'll find a nice shop on route 118 right before the state park. Chances of you doing that is slim but if you ever do, there's a cool old lady from Germany who runs the shop and she will tell you her whole life story and by the time you leave you will feel like you've known her your whole life, I swear. -Jaguars

July 9, 2008


July 4, 2008

the new cell phone brief review time

So while I wait to head out for some family "fun" today, I'm going to write about my new toy. My two-year plan was just about up for Verizon and it was time for a new phone. I got the LG Dare, which became available online only last weekend. It's a completely touch screen phone. What I like about it is, is that it's compact and light. I keep my phone in my pockets so I don't want to be a lugger. There are a bunch of features that are fun to play with, but I'm sure I will tire of in a month or two. I can pop mp3s onto it so it can also be used as a muzac player. The sound is pretty good. Can also be plugged into the computer through its USB cord/charger, which is good for uploading pics, music, etc. The phone also has a 3.2 pixel camera (as well as video camera that still shots can be taken from) where you can edit pics right up in that sucker. You can crop, fix color, contrast - and other fancy techniques I am still trying to figure out - and even add these cheesy little images they have so that it is reminiscent of those Japanese sticker machines you go in with a pal. (Insert cheesey segway here) Speaking of Japan, the pic I have on the phone now is of the art of Sam Friedman, who I went to Japan with, along with a number of other fellows, a few years ago. He has a link on the right side of the board here in the links section, Take a few minutes and see what he's been up to. I trip out over his art, and am currently using on eof his pieces as my screensaver thing or whatever it's called on a cell phone. You may have already come across his work in the New York Times, Juxtapoz, an art gallery or some other publication, because dude pops up!