Tagged with music

Hypnopompic by Kustaa Saksi

Hypnopompic by Kustaa Saksi

Finnish-born, Amsterdam-based graphic artist Kustaa Saksi creates abstract, dream-like, and fantastical illustrations that, as well as gracing gallery walls across the world, have been featured in campaigns for brands such as Nike, Lacoste, and Issey Miyake. His work has appeared in the pages of the New York Times and even on the stamps of the … Continue reading

Station to Station

Station to Station

.. Is the title not only of one of my favourite Bowie albums, but also a Nomadic Art Happening taking place across the United States this month — kicking off in Brooklyn last night. Multimedia artist, Doug Aitken somehow convinced Amtrak to loan him a train that, adorned with multi-coloured LED panels and loaded with … Continue reading

A Brief Trip to the Electric Room

A Brief Trip to the Electric Room

Remember when MTV used to play music? I do. Maybe I am a lot older than you. I never had MTV, growing up, we couldn’t afford it, so I used to get my penpal in Berkshire to mail me videotapes of my favourite music promos and shows. The newest clips from the Breeders; recordings of … Continue reading

Where Are We Now?

Where Are We Now?

I have been walking through Tokyo to the rhythm of David Bowie’s Where Are We Now. My walks, like the song, are a steady rereading of place names remembered, retreaded; names that are memories and walking through them just to feel their familiarity. Just walking the dead. When he sings, “had to get the train … Continue reading

MCA

MCA

RIP Adam Yauch. ——————- My Beastie Boys story is an indirect one. I never met them or even saw them live. They just happened to form a backdrop to one summer 14 years ago. It was 1998 and Intergalactic had just been released. I was working as a nurse’s aide in the dementia unit of … Continue reading

Pulp at Radio City Music Hall

Pulp at Radio City Music Hall

As much as I loved them, I never got the chance to see Pulp during their early-mid-nineties heyday. Even when they announced they would be reforming to play a few dates last year, it seemed like it was just not meant to be — the first summer in three years that I didn’t spend time … Continue reading

A Cultural Reference: Helsinki

A Cultural Reference: Helsinki

The way I travel. Before I leave for a place I like to read about it; see it in a movie. When I leave, I like to hang on to the memories of a place through music, tastes, pictures. So, I take photographs, fill my bags with food and download tracks by local artists. I … Continue reading