Thursday, February 11, 2010

Death of a Genius.

I was saddened to hear that Alexander McQueen died today. While I must say that his clothes were always out of my price range [even when they were drastically discounted] they were nothing short of innovation and pure genius. I saw pictures of his last runway show in the fall of 2009 and they were astounding and surreal. Yes, he was one of those designers that made 'art that you wear', but he was always willing to not play it safe. His design aesthetic reminds me of Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto.

The fashion world has lost a true visionary and I don't think I will ever see someone like McQueen in my lifetime. I hope he is now at peace.

[Shout out: The Emperor's Old Clothes]

Sunday, February 7, 2010

An Old High School Trick.

While being 'grilled' at the tea-bagger's convention, Sarah Palin uses a cheat sheet! Her own hand! Talk about old high school antics! This from a woman who teased Obama for using a teleprompter!

[Shout out: Andrew Sullivan]

Saturday, February 6, 2010

What the 'Tea Bagger' Party is Really About.

Racism. I'm sorry, I just don't get this 'movement'. I really think it's just a bunch of white people who are afraid of a black president.

[Shout out: the raw story]

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hurry Up February 9!

I have been following the band Massive Attack ever since I heard "Unfinished Sympathy" at a party in 1991. Blue Lines, Achtung Baby and Nevermind were in my CD player for months on end--they provided the soundtrack to my life that year. While Nirvana fell apart and U2 have disappointed me with some of their releases, Massive Attack always seemed to hit the mark for me. Their musical style has a sound all its own and leaves me wanting more;  which is a good thing. 

Next week Massive Attack will release their latest effort entitled Heligoland. Needless to say, I am counting down the days until February 9! So far the reviews have been favorable, but I honestly don't care what the reviewers say. This is one band that produces carefully, thought-out other words ART. They don't have  flashy videos, gimmicks or tons of hype behind them, just talent and the willingness to take chances. 

As a bonus for February 9, Hot Chip and Sade are releasing new CDs as well. I know where I'm going to be spending my money next wee!. If I'm feeling ambitious, I may even write a review of the CDs I purchase. 

Know Your Math!

Just in case you encounter a dimwit who believes that homosexuals molest children, drop this little piece of science on them!