Tuesday, January 24, 2012

#GETTIT Sleigh bells new video for Comeback Kid

Get at this>> Sleigh Bells has just put out the video for "Comeback Kid"!
As I said before, I'm pretty stoked for Sleigh Bell's new album, "Reign of Terror", coming out next month!

do it--

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


New Designs by Adidas are bananas

I've gotta admit, the last product Adidas came out with that really got me excited were those ultra-cool SNAP OFF PANTS that everyone had back in the day.  And that was really only because I loved to start trouble for those kids whose parents had stupidly bought them two-striped or four-striped pants.

But the new Adidas Originals by designer Jeremy Scott has given me several new reasons to show off my stripes.

First off, I'd like to say that anyone who encourages wearing full-body animal print is a GRADE-A person in my book.

Second, when's the last time you saw someone wearing tails, cheetah prints or gratuitous frills who wasn't also holding a sceptre and headed to Comic-Con?

Finally, in a world of bland, unexciting basics, the new Adidas Originals are a kick in the face!

The daring concepts and bold patterns make Scott's designs perfect for anyone who isn't afraid to say

"Yeah, I've got wings on my shoes-- and I've got fire crackers in my pants.  Now watch as I do a split in the air-- in the middle of this board meeting!"

-suck on that, Old Navy!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

REMIX FRIDAY: Foster The People "Call it What You Want"


Foster the People's "Call It What You Want" is a catchy, and hip.  The cultic video, which resembles the dream-like work of Stanley Kubric (think Eyes Wide Shut) delivers outstanding visual moments one after the other.   Now check out some remixes by some other artists.

The Rizzle Kicks mix

The Subsource Remix (Which is boss for Basement Dubstep parties! KNOW WHAT IM SAYINNN?)

The Soundmen Remix

Time to Get Weird!

Saturday, December 17, 2011


If you like music that you can rock while cruising to the mall with the girlies or burying a body in the woods, you'll be glad to know that the Brooklyn-based, electric-pop duo, Sleigh Bells will be back with their third album "Reign of Terror" in February.

In their first single, "Born to Ride" Alexis Kraus and Derek Miller's warped screams and power rifts deliver the same excitedly dark mood we've all been waiting for since their previous album, "Treats".

I honestly dont know if this song makes me want to pick daises or punch my dog in the face, but I LOVE it!

 (Just kidding, all animal-rights supporters! :) )

Take a listen-- I dare you to tell me I'm wrong!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Friday!

"Temple Pressure" by Alvin Band
These guys are baller. Get into them.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

More Music to Snob Your Friends With

If you're looking for a new band to get into, give a listen to the Philadelphia band, Grandchildren.  I guess you'd describe their sound as electro/acoustic (think of Animal Collective or Freelance Whales).

Friday, February 18, 2011

IMG and 505 Games Connect YOU to the Fashion World

Standing with Tim Woodley
From the second that lederhosen-wearing, blonde bombshell Heidi Klum appeared on television, I was addicted to every dramatic second of that visually stunning show, Project Runway. I instantly knew that I needed to drop whatever provincial career aspirations I had so I could follow my calling to become a fashion designer.  About a week later, I dropped those aspirations off at the end of my driveway in a clear plastic bag that also held a very ugly and very broken beginner's sewing machine that was too pink for words.

This week, in an interview at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Head of Global Brand at 505 Games, Tim Woodley explains how a new, interactive game is due to not only captivate players, but also quite possibly reignite the dreams of fashion obsessed people all over the world like me.

Alex Goes to the Fall 2011 Timo Weiland Show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

LOTS of shots I took at the Timo Weiland Fall 2011 fashion show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. 

Video and more after the jump!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Steven Alan Fall/Winter 2011

Today was the first day of Mercedes Benz Fashion week, and that means bright lights, big names, and enough swag to drive a hoarder insane!

Right now, all the hippest musicians, designers and A-List celebrities are buzzing around Bryant Park for a preview of this coming season's fashion trends.  

Check out these shots of some the outfits shown in the Steven Alan show.


It's finally here!  The trailer for X-Men: First Class!  
The movie, which takes place in the 1960's, is a prequel to the other X-Men movies, that tells the story of how the line between the good mutants and the baddies was originally drawn.  

I gotta tell you, because I'm a big fan of everything X-Men, I'm crossing my fingers, but I'm not expecting too much!  If this movie is anything like X-Men 3, which was a HUGE letdown, I'll probably throw up all over the theater and never see another superhero movie ever again.  (And this time I mean it, Fantastic Four!)

 For now, I'll spend the next four months crossing my fingers!

X-Men First Class comes out June 3rd 2011

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Something to Make Your Eyes Water, By Alix Malka

Lately, as I've been trying to get back into photography, I've been spending time clicking through the seemingly endless photo albums of artists whose manipulation of light, position, color, and composition have set them apart the rest.  

One artist who has unknowingly become one of my muses is fashion photographer and stylist, Alix Malka.  

 I think the thing I admire the most about Malka, is his ability to use bold, brassy colors to create soft, ethereal scenes that lock you in.  

Malka has worked with names like Vogue, Numero Magazine, Citizen K Magazine and H&M.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Made My Summer:

Joseph Gordon Levitt is such a ballerrrrrrrrrrrr.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Zac Efron and Kristen Bell Do New PSA For StandUp2Cancer

Check out the new PSA for StandUp2Cancer, which features celebs like Zac Efron, Dakota Fanning, Kristen Bell, and Vanessa Anne Hudgens getting into sucky, unlikely situations.

StandUp2Cancer is an awesome organisation through which you can donate money that goes towards Cancer research!

Check out the vid: 

You can find out more information about StandUp2Cancer at http://www.standup2cancer.org/

Ima Robot is on Slightly Less Drugs

Here's some new stuff from LA band, Ima Robot. 

If you know anything about these guys, you'll know that when they released their previous album -Monument to the Masses- which came with the wicked single "CREEPS ME OUT", these guys had an awesomely bizarre, alien-like sound that reeked of long nights spent dropping acid and huffing bug spray.

Their new song, Ruthless, (off the album entitled Another Man's Treasure) which was released this summer, has a melodic new sound that you can dance to. 

I can't actually prove that the guys from Ima Robot are on less drugs.. (or on drugs at all) but lets be real, this video is trippy as balls!  You don't get these ideas by watching PBS!

Check it out:

..and this is just an awesome pic from the group's myspace:
you dont do this unless you're on drugs

Ten Things You Can Learn From Summer Concerts: The Art of Music, Sweat, and Taking advantage of People

A couple of weeks ago, I went to the 10th annual SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL, which takes place at the rickety heart of NY: Coney Island. 

As I entered what looked like hipster heaven, I didnt expect to get much from the day; maybe ringing ears, an awkward sunburn, or a stack of CD's that I didnt need, but hastily bought..

but at the end of the night, I realized that I had gotten so much more: knowledge.  

Here's what I learned, broken down into 10 (plus 1) easy steps:

1)  Dont wear sunglasses in the mosh pit.  
You will lose them.  I don't want to talk about it.

2) Your next best friend may be just around the corner!
Summer concerts are a hotbed for obnoxiously chummy behavior.

These kind of events always end up LOADED with approval-seeking types desperate to make friends. You'll see high fives, hugs, and often unnecessary sharing.

Here's an example of dialog that might spontaneously take place:
"Hey bro!"
"Whats up dude!  Nice t-shirt!"
"Thanks mayn!  Want me to lift you up so you can crowd surf??"

Keep a look out!  You never know which one of these saps will be willing to express this new-found friendship in the form of cold, hard cash.  Or at least buy you a sandwich.

3) If you've got long hair, put that jawn in a ponytail! 
NO ONE wants to choke on that mess!  I can't tell you how many times I've gotten my fingers snagged in a thicket of someone's hot, sweaty, matted hair or pulled out long strands of hair from my throat.  So Gross.  And unnecessary.

4) Crowd surfing is a good way to get violated.   
That "random" hand slip and sudden palm grip were nooo coincidence! 
For some, besides an occasional goodnight kiss from mom, "helping" people crowd surf is the only physical contact they will have.. and they'll take all they can get their sweaty little hands on!

5) Crowds are a hot, sweaty mess.
Some other words that describe crowd atmosphere are moist, clammy, drippy, slippery, salty and... pruney.
As in: Is that your sweat or my sweat?  Either way, don't lick your lips.. ick

6) If you have a fairly decent camera and a dark pair of shades, you can get people to do just about anything!    
Looking official is the key in this farse!  If you tell people they could get on the internet for doing something you want, they'll do anything! 

EVERYONE wants to photographed and everyone wants be famous.  
Even if people act shy, everyone is secretly a whore for the camera (coming from the biggest of them all)-- . Take advantage of this.

7)  People in tight, rowdy, crowds get hot, dehydrated, and desperate FAST!  Take advantage of this!
I traded a guy a half empty bottle of warm water for his advanced place in the crowd!  It went something like:

Hey!! Does anyone have anything to drink!??  Water?  Anything! Please!
(sounding desperate)

I have water.

Can I have it??

I pull the water out of my backpack and show it to him.  As he reaches for it, I snatch it back!
Can me and my friends get in front of you in the crowd?

Yes! Sure, Whatever! (Ever so thankful) Thank you!

No, my friend.  Thank you.

--And thats a little lesson on Real Estate--

8) Fake singing guarantees good time.
You probably only came for one or two of the bands; the rest most likely suck, but quietly nodding your head and tapping your toes is boring.

I like to pretend like I know all the songs.  I just erratically scream out unheard of noises in random notes that surprise even me!  I don't care about the side eyes I get from people standing in ear shot, I'm just trying to have a good time!

9) Do everything you can do to avoid the porter potties
...unless you're trying to contract 21 types of herpes. Why would you want to be locked in a hot, musty chamber full of other people's poop in the first place?  Keep it classy: bring a pee-jug.

10)  Put on deoderant. and pack extra.
Self Explanatory. Ya nasty.
I smelled the kind of B.O. that causes nose bleeds while at Siren Fest.  You're not in 7th grade.  Don't get all funky and rub your pits all over everyone.  I don't care if you have a sweating problem! Contain that.

11) Only the strong and aggressive make it to the front of the crowd.
If you really want the ability to say that you tasted the sweat of the lead singer, got your ear drums blasted out by the speakers, or were the crazy kid that got restrained/tazed by stage security, you're gonna have to work for it!

It's a dog eat dog, world in the front, and you're gonna have to throw some elbows and knock some little kids to the ground in order to get where you want.

You ever palm a kid in the face?  I have.  And I also held hands with Matt AND Kim from Matt and Kim that same day.

--And thats all I can tell you, jabronies. Take what you will. Comment if you can think of anything better.  Though I doubt it.--

Check out all my pics from Siren Fest here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2421361&id=9030110&l=25be035165

Siren Fest official site: http://siren.villagevoice.com/2010/