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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Same Seven – Eric Alper

June 28, 2012 |

Every week we ask people the same seven questions.

This week meet:

Eric Alper

Director of Media Relations & Label Acquisitions, eOne Music Canada

CTV’s Canada AM music correspondent

Richmond Hill, ON – far enough from the city, close enough to drive

  1. Where are you?
    In the office at 6:00am. Morning for me comes in 3 sizes: 1) Early. 2) Too early. 3) Way too early.
  2. If, starting today, you could only listen to one record/cd/digital album for six months, what would it be?
    My Bloody Valentine – Loveless. Forget the remasters, this album still rocks the house right royally. Read More

Today’s Tidbits – June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012 |


Major Lazer

Major Lazer from HARD Haunted Mansion 2011 / Photo by Erik Voake

Is live electronica going mainstream with Live Nation acquisition of HARD?, Scorsese going digital, London Cultural Olympiad ticket sales at halfway point, B.J. Novak leaving The Office, Google Nexus 7 tab after Kindle Fire, MP3 bitrate experiment results revealed, eBooks not selling in Europe, Basquiat, Bacon & Klein break records in London Christie’s auction

Live Nation acquires LA based electronica/dance promoter HARD, signals increased consumer interest in the genre?
from SPIN

Long time “real” film advocate Martin Scorsese moves to digital
from The Independent

Over half of the 4M available tickets to London’s Cultural Olympiad have been sold
from The Stage

B.J. Novak leaving The Office
from The Huffington Post

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Today’s Tidbits – June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012 |


Henson puppet film The Happytime Murders will feature sex & violence, Nora Ephron-‘When Harry Met Sally’ Screenwriter Dies At 71, Jackson Pollock Key Work to be restored, Six social media myths that marketers should ignore, Muse’s ‘Survival’  Official Song for London Olympics50 Cent’s latest brush with death, Finalists named for RBC Canadian Painting Competition, XWave Sport Can Tell You What Your Brain Should Already Know

Henson puppet film The Happytime Murders to feature sex and violence


50 Cent Car Crash: His Latest Brush With Death


Getty Center To Restore Key Jackson Pollock Work


Six myths about social media that every marketer should ignore


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Today’s Tidbits – June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012 |

Vizio Co-StarLondon poetry bombing, watch out Sony here comes Vizio, Jack White doesn’t jam with Petty + Vedder, film disputing immaculate conception raising hackles, Spice Girls the musical, Media6Degrees predicts what you want, Latitude Art Prize short list, 5 home devices you can control with Twitter

London to be bombarded by “poetry bombing”
from The Guardian

Vizio chasing Sony in Google TV game
from TechCrunch

Jack White enjoys show but doesn’t join Petty, Vedder on stage jam
from SPIN

Controversial film disputing the immaculate conception of Jesus raising hackles 
from The Daily Mail

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Today’s Tidbits – June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012 |

Naked ObamaFacebook forces users to use @facebook addresses, Atwood joins Wattpad, Julian Assange dating life to be made into film, The Black Keys file lawsuit, Samsung Galaxy SIII sales to top 10M, naked Barack Obama, Blur plays new songs on roof, Royal Albert Hall box available for £550K 

Facebook forcing all users to email addresses

from Ars Technica

Margaret Atwood join story sharing site Wattpad

from The Guardian

Julian Assange’s internet dating adventures to be made into a film

from The Guardian

The Black Keys file lawsuit against Pizza Hut, Home Depot

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Interview – Cornelia Konrads, Site Specific Artist

June 22, 2012 | | 2 Comments

Meet Cornelia Konrads, a German artist who creates spectacular, gravity defying site specific pieces in locations through out the world. Each piece is unique and designed for the particular space it inhabits. We were thrilled to be able to ask her some questions about her work and creative process.

How does one decide to create Land Art?

I am very skeptical of the term “land art“. I feel it’s overused and applied to more commercialised areas: fancy garden decorations, nature kitsch and neat education programs fall under the term “land art”. This is far removed from the ideas of  the original land art movement. Read More

Today’s Tidbits – June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012 |

Today’s Tidbits: Young Geniuses, Dali stolen, Newsroom review, Riot Fest expands, Dallas Museum scores $300K, Yoko, Kim & Thurston, Babs directs…

  • 7 Cool Projects From Young Geniuses

from Mashable

  • Salvador Dali painting snatched in NYC

from … Read More

Same Seven – Eric Nakamura, Giant Robot

June 21, 2012 | | One Comment

Every week we ask people the same seven questions.

This week meet:

Eric Nakamura

Owner, Giant Robot

Los Angeles, CA

  1. Where are you?
    West Los Angeles
  2. If, starting today, you could only listen to one record/cd/digital album for six months, what would it be?
    Easy, it’s My Bloody ValentineLoveless.
  3. What is your ultimate couch (burn out/hangover) day entertainment?
    I don’t drink at all but I’d play Modern Warfare.  Although it sounds crude, it’s a great lesson in teamwork and a look into the habits and mentality of people, if you choose to play that way.  You can just blast away mindlessly if you want as well. I don’t. Read More

Justify My Love – Episode 7, Keepin’ It Real

June 21, 2012 |


My friend who doesn’t have a television (don’t get me started), came over the other night to ingest some TV.  She wasn’t looking to be educated or challenged. She just wanted to decompress and be entertained. While channel surfing, she came across the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Even with the aforementioned criteria, she only lasted about 15 minutes. As she began to curse at the TV, we began to dissect the genre as a whole. I blurted out, “I hate reality shows”. Now, this might seem contraire to previous articles. Yes, I watch American Idol and The Voice, but I consider those to be talent shows. These have been on since the beginning of television. I also exclude “competition” shows such as Survivor, The Amazing Race, Project Runway and Top Chef. These are contests, with actual outcomes and winners. When I say I hate reality shows, I mean “reality” shows. The ones devised to make you think you are peering into someone’s private life, uncensored and candid. Sadly, these shows are as scripted as Law & Order.

Living in Los Angeles, I have some insider information as it were. Twice, my friends were present when shows were being filmed in local restaurants. The director in both cases asked the person walking to the table to “re-do” their entrance, SEVERAL times. Read More

Today’s Tidbits – June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012 |

Alec Baldwin drops pants to playdown punch, M.I.A. releases Bad Girls’ Remixes on USB Necklaces, Creatures on canvas, cast in metals, suspended in air at Switzerland’s massive show, How to keep Facebook from recognizing your face, Lilly Allen returns to studio, Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart getting married(?!),  WWJD … with Video Art?, Old Media Keeps Seducing Startup Kids


Alec Baldwin and David Letterman Drop Pants on The Late Show


M.I.A. Releasing ‘Bad Girls’ Remixes on USB Necklaces


Art Basel: Animals


How to Keep Facebook from Recognizing Your Face

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