welcome, be my muse!

Liars.

Posted in film, music by welcomebemymuse on May 23, 2010

This Liars video to “Scissor” is directed by filmmaker Andy Bruntel who already worked with directors Mike Mills, Roman Coppola and Geoff McFetridge on numerous film, video and animation projects… “Scissor” was one of the videos shown during the Flux Screen Series at the Hammer Museum Los Angeles.

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MOMA PS1: get the season started!

Posted in art, music by welcomebemymuse on May 21, 2010

On Sunday May 23, MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Modern Art present the third iteration of the quinquennial exhibition Greater New York (organized and curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Connie Butler and Neville Wakefield), which showcases the work of artists and collectives living and working in the New York metropolitan area. In addition to presenting recent works by some 68 artists, Greater New York includes an active on-site workshop in which participating artists will experiment with new projects and ideas throughout the duration of the exhibition.

At 3:00 pm, a performance by Terence Koh will take place, followed by a DJ set by Michael Magnan from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

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beatles or stones? both!

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on May 6, 2010

This song was Charles Manson’s muse. Please! Let it be anything else! It’s Holterdiepolter – that tells everything!

Do you remember bubble bobble?

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on May 6, 2010

Thanks to my wonderful friend Hammar – the Krachmacher, I got to know this trashy but wonderful track…

THE Stumblebum BRASS BAND

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on May 1, 2010

They’ve performed on many different stages including the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, The Box, Shea Stadium and the Hammerstein Ballroom. But one day you might walk to your train station in the Lower East Side and miss the subway for hours as the Stumblebums are playing at your track. Known for their spontaneous riotous shows, Smidge Malone (Trumpet, Vocals), Disco Ronnie (Tuba) and Jonny Ballz (Drums, Vocals) already supported artists including The Roots, Ween and The Black Lips.

The Time Out Magazine wrote “The Stumblebum Brass Band plays around the city quite a bit, and how lucky we are to have an upbeat, down-South trio to jump and jive to.” – so true. Last year, during Vogue’s fashion night out in Soho these three cats invaded the Anna Molinari store and turned the quiet champagne party into a riot. While Pharrell Williams was signing autographs in the Ice Cream Store, the waiting crowd outside started break-dancing and went completely crazy and amazed.

Forget about sight-seeing in New York City. If you get to rock with them, you’re in New York.

Mon Khmer’s album to download!

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on April 30, 2010

Brooklyn based new wave, minimalist indie band Mon Khmer‘s first album is now available on their website for download… So for everybody who doesn’t live in the US: go and get it!  It’s not the LP but  you save the 30 Dollars shipment to Europe till it’s sold over the great pond… Love it!

picture by Priyanka Dasgupta.

M.I.A.’s video “Born Free” censored

Posted in music by welcomebemymuse on April 29, 2010

Youtube just blocked M.I.A.’s latest video “Born Free” whilst the video plattform’s parent trust Google is continiously fighting for freedom of opinion in the internet. “Born Free” is more than a song title and a message now!

For more, read here.

fashion and music against AIDS

Posted in fashion, music by welcomebemymuse on April 27, 2010

New York based band Black Taxi might play on H&M’s Fashion against AIDS NYC Launch Party on May 19th! If you wanna see them playing, vote for their video of “Up here for thinking, down here for dancing”!

shocking: M.I.A.’s new video “Born Free”

Posted in film, music by welcomebemymuse on April 26, 2010

If you’re a sensitive person you might want to mind watching M.I.A.’s latest music video to her new single “Born Free”. With the length of a short film this video is a brutal and realistic comment on racial violence, directed by Romain Gavras who already directed Justice’s video to “Stress”.

Check Lene’s Blog for album information…

PARADISE CIRCUS by massive attack

Posted in art, film, music by welcomebemymuse on April 24, 2010

WATCH http://www.andamosarmados.com/27007

In this Massive Attack video,  Georgina Spelvin talks about her former work as a porn actress in the 1970ies. I first found this during the short movie night at UCLA’s Hammer Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

If it is too much for you, you might prefer the more artsy video version: