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Daniel Johnston Drops An iPhone app

Posted in mobile, music by tipo on September 29, 2009

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The New York Times calls it, “a kind of psycho-religious version of Frogger.”

Collaborative Animation by David Ellis and Blu

Posted in video by tipo on September 25, 2009

Popular street/video artists created a large-scale video for the Fame Festival. (via Hypebeast)

Serena Williams x Tampax ads

Posted in LOL by tipo on September 23, 2009


Major LOL. According to the press release, “Williams will be featured in a series of playful, lighthearted advertisements and online videos. In each piece, Williams defeats Tampax’s Mother Nature character, who tries to deliver her ‘monthly gift’ in an unsuccessful attempt to throw Williams off her game—on and off the tennis court.”

Aziz Ansari Last Minute NYC Shows

Posted in events by tipo on September 21, 2009

Tell Your Friends
Monday, Sept 21st at 8:00PM
Lolita Bar
266 Broome St.

Punch Up Your Life
Tueday Sept. 22nd at 8:30PM
Housing Works Cafe
126 Crosby St

The tickets for these shows are first come, first serve.

Nick Hornby’s Omage To The MP3 Blog

Posted in music by tipo on September 20, 2009

From The Observer: It took me longer than it should have done to work out that the internet is one giant independent record shop – thousands and thousands of cute little independent record shops, anyway – and they don’t actually charge you for the music they stock. The MP3 blogs that stretch for miles and miles, as far as the eye can see, down that stretch of the net that isn’t reserved for pornography, are staffed by enthusiastic and likable young men and women who absolutely don’t want to rip the artists off: they are always careful to post links to iTunes and Amazon, and the songs they put on their sites are for sampling purposes only. (For the most part, they are encouraged to do so by the artists and their labels, who take out adverts on the more popular sites, and are clearly sending advance copies of albums to the bloggers.) It works for me. I listen, and then I buy what I like, because owning music is still important to me. If the music I like stays out there in cyberspace, as it does on Spotify, then somehow it cannot indicate character and taste in the same way, although I doubt that younger generations will feel like this, and good luck to them. …Read more here.

If Only Seasons Worked This Way

Posted in Uncategorized by tipo on September 15, 2009

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Interior Design That Makes Me Go Boom Boom

Posted in Out Of This World by tipo on September 15, 2009

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In another life, I’d design hotels and restaurants.  The Boom Boom Room in The Standard Hotel looks magnificent.  More photos here.

Ryan Adams & Mary-Louise Parker at NYPL

Posted in events by tipo on September 11, 2009

The duo discusses poetry and fiction. Oh my.    

Friday, September 25, 6:00 pm 

Celeste Bartos Forum
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
5th Avenue and 42nd Street 

Anna Sui x Target Pop-Up Shop Opens Tomorrow

Posted in events by tipo on September 9, 2009

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David Bowie Gets His Own Spider

Posted in music by tipo on September 8, 2009

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The Heteropoda davidbowie is distinguished by its large size and yellow hair.  It’s only found in Malaysia.  A German spider expert named it after Bowie because the musician has named several songs after spiders.  The expert also explained that naming spiders after celebrities builds awareness.