"Because The Internet" (For Childish Gambino) - Illustration by Sam Spratt
After illustrating Donald Glover’s Royalty series, he hit me up again to create the poster for his new album “Because The Internet”. The artwork ties directly into the narrative of his album and its screenplay (which are incredible — seriously, look and listen to this, it’s beautiful and crazy) — and while I was mostly given free reign, he handled all art direction personally.
I won’t be sellingthe poster personally, but you can get them at the mansion parties he’s throwing — more in the near future.
This last week or so, I’ve come across some truly amazing new music. With the lack of playlist postings as of late, I thought it would actually be more fitting to ignore all that is new, and revisit some older songs that are showing some extra meaning at this current time in my life.
Yes, I’ve included a couple of fresh tracks. But, pay attention to the content of each. That’s what is really important with this week’s playlist.
This is hands down the best project mapped piece I’ve ever seen. Bot & Dollyhave created something truly awe-inspiring here. Speaking of this piece, titled Box, Bot and Dolly says:
“Box” explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. We believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.
The beauty, creativity, and sheer genius captured here, is unlike anything I’ve seen lately. Remember, this is all captured ON CAMERA, and shot in a single take. The graphics were done prior to the shoot, and mapped while filming. Incredible.
So, we’ve already seen some time go by since the last of these playlists was posted. This one has been sitting around ready to post for a while, I just haven’t gotten to it for absolutely no reason.
Now though, it is time. And it is up. With some fresh new songs, and some older ones that I’m revisiting because I’m heading to a few concerts soon (Wilco).
Hope you enjoy these ones as much as I do. Make sure you check out other songs from these artists. Their other stuff is all incredible, and you’d be missing out if you haven’t heard any of this stuff yet.
gameover. We’ve all seen the phrase. And, it is never one we look forward to.
Today, the San Jose Sharks were eliminated, after a hard fought seven-game series against the defending Stanley Cup Champions, from the NHL Playoffs—ending their 2013 season. As a fan, this hurts. This year looked great, and felt great as well. But, it has come to a close.
While shaving my ceremonial playoff beard, I put together a new mix. It changed as my mood did, and is kind of all over the place.
I’ve included some of my old favorites, and some of my current loves just being released. And, for those of you that don’t know, the last song (‘Seek and Destroy’ by Metallica) is the song the Sharks enter each home game to.
After another night of not being able to fall asleep (damn insomnia), I figured it was time to put up the playlist I forgot to do last week.
To start things off, I’m introducing you (assuming) to one of my favorite songs out this year- A collaboration for a Record Store Day exclusive opens the playlist. Next up is just a fantastic song from a pretty new band Kodaline.
Following thees great openers, I’m bringing you a duo of cigarettes and coffee— The classic, and one of my favorite love songs, by the legend Otis Redding, followed by a song of the flip-side by one of my favorite bands, Jimmy Eat World (this song is inspired by the Redding classic).
No playlist is complete without a little hip-hop, so you get some Schoolboy Q. The songs by The National and Noah and the Whale are two of my favorites from a couple of years ago; while the songs from Robert Francis, Girls, and Fitz and the Tantrums are just some amazing songs.
Now, I’m tossing this playlist on one more time, and seeing if it can help me get some rest!
This week I’m bringing a mix of old songs, brand new songs, and even a little shoegaze. There’s a live cut of one of my favorite songs, and one of the most beautiful covers you will ever hear.
visions from the moon is meant to facilitate an escape from whatever it is you’re caught up in. It is meant to allow a break from the routine. Move to the moon, and take in the visions of Earth, beauty so far away. Let these songs take you away.