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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Same Seven – Justin Erdman

July 30, 2012 |

Every week we ask people the same seven questions.

This week meet:

Sir Dr. Justin Quentin “Danger” Erdman, PhD, BBD

Sr. Manager, Emerging Technology for Universal Music Canada

Where are you based: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America, Earth

  1. Where are you?
    My office at Universal. It’s pretty sweet and the walls are covered with reminders of things I love: signed memorabilia from Mastodon & Fear Factory, plaques from Protest The Hero and Lady Gaga (whose first album I did digital marketing for) and an Emergency Metal Shirt (Metallica‘s classic Ride The Lightning design) in case there’s a sudden need.
  2. If, starting today, you could only listen to one record/cd/digital album for six months, what would it be?
    According to my, either Slayer‘s Decade Of Aggression Live or Refused‘s The Shape Of Punk To Come – both records are fundamental to my existence. I listen to Slayer when I want to get work done and I listen to Refused when I want to renew my faith in art. Read More

I Play Records – Vol. 4: The Boys

July 29, 2012 |

Listen up flunkies, it’s the fourth installation of I Play Records! This column can also be subtitled:



That’s right motherfuckers, I’m back and sitting in the captain’s chair, navigating the choppy waters of obscure and not-so-obscure-but-often-overlooked punk gems. Today’s feature? The debut self-titled LP by English proto punks The Boys. These guys were around from 1975 to 1981, and their first record is a classic, although afterwards they began to slide down the slippery slope of mediocrity (but you are still allowed to listen to their second LP, Alternative Chartbusters [2] because there are some good tunes on that one as well).

            So let’s set the scene… We’re looking at the very beginning of the British punk explosion. The Sex Pistols had formed but not released anything. Most modern rock is prog crap, but bands like the MC5 had left their mark, and the New York Dolls and London’s Hollywood Brats were holding the torch (and of course Radio Birdman in Australia). The Ramones put out their first record, and punk rock had a name.[3]

            The Boys were there at the very start, initially taking two members of the Hollywood Brats. They immediately caused a buzz, and were thought to be the next big thing. They were the very first UK punk band to sign a recording contract for an LP, Read More

Today’s Tidbits – July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012 |

Dr. Who star Mary Tamm tributes, Scientists weigh in on Pop Music, Twitter down, The Hundred Year Child, LACMA’s next art-film gala, Google adds TV,Director’s ‘earn-per-view’ portal, 5 ways to build your brand…

from ATV

from NME

from The Guardian

from The New York Times Read More

Today’s Tidbits – July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012 |

Carly Rae Jepsen HACKED, Dracula on TV, Iron Maiden vs. texting, Patsy Cline exhibit opens, Jackson family troubles, NY Times drops Blackberr app, Android hard to hack…

from The Globe And Mail

from Los Angeles Times

from Portage Daily Graphic

from Examiner Read More

Today’s Tidbits – July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012 |

Hip hop street artNew Order’s first tour in 7 years, J.P. Patches dies, Hip Hop performances as street art, Boris Johnson to recite poem in Greek to mark London Olympics, Desperately Seeking The Exits dissects the theatre flop, Santa Monica artist seeks funding for insect eradicator, tips on buying a used computer, file under “better late than never” – Sony Walkmen now ICS

New Order announces first North American tour in 7 years
from The Rolling Stone

Seattle’s beloved clown J.P. Patches dies at 84
from Seattle Post Intelligencer

Photographer takes an alternate view on street art through hip-hop artists
from The Independent

London mayor, Boris Johnson, to recite poem in Greek to mark start of Olympics
from The Guardian

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Same Seven – Jodie Ferneyhough

July 21, 2012 |

Every week we ask people the same seven questions.

This week meet:

Jodie Ferneyhough

IP Crusader, CCS Rights Management

Where are you based: Toronto, Ontario

  1. Where are you?
    I’m at one of the best places in my life…I have been ejected from the all encompassing major label (publishing system) with the knowledge of how it works and the wisdom to know how to use that! I am independent again and building a business and a chapter in my life that is exciting and invigorating…I am working harder than ever!!
  2. If, starting today, you could only listen to one record/cd/digital album for six months, what would it be?
    The Beatles – Rubber Soul…I recently rediscovered that record…the song writing on this record is unbelievable. Second choice…if I were allowed, would be first record from The Maccabees – Colour It In…smart, well written pop songs telling an old story with a new twist. Read More

Today’s Tidbits – July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012 |

The CandidateUse Who tix from 1979 for new show, BMW art cars, Pinterest fuels home decorating, Ferrell & Galifianakis in The Candidate trailer, NYC bike share program delayed by tech issues, Wolfgang Laib install “wax room” at Phillips, The Voice nabs Bublé & Blige, Katie Holmes hits Broadway

The Who tickets from cancelled 1979 Rhode Island gig still valid
from Digital Spy

London’s ICA showcasing BMW art cars during the Olympics
From Art Info

How social media and Pinterest in particular has revolutionized home decorating
from Mashable

Check out a new trailer for The Campaign featuring Ferrell & Galifianakis
from Digital Spy

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Luke Chueh – Bearing The Unbearable 2003-2009

July 19, 2012 |

SASSYTIDBITS was able to get our hands on Luke Chueh‘s book, Bearing The Unbearable 2003-2009.  The book is a retrospective of his art during the first 7 years of his career. For us, the book is an introduction to the artist.  For you, whether already a fan or now being introduced, the book is a fantastic way to have a lot of Luke’s work in one place. The reflection and wit in his art are spot on. We can’t seem to pick a favourite piece and suspect you will be in the same boat.  

We asked Luke a few questions and he kindly answered.  

1.      How does one decide to create Art with Bears?

 I’m pretty much a self taught painter so when I decided to pursue a career as a studio artist, my abilities were very limited. I found these animal characters easiest to create, so I started with what I was capable of. Who would have guessed it would take me this far? Read More

Today’s Tidbits – July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012 |

Look carefully: Pop’s future, Adfonic Android, Emmy nominations, Microsoft loss, Dark Knight Rises, We Are Hunted…

from Los Angeles Times

from CNET

from National Post

from The New York Times Read More

Today’s Tidbits – July 17, 2012

July 17, 2012 |

Morrissey in Concert - BrazilPolaris Prize short list nominees, Twickenham Film Studios to keep filming, Morrissey wouldn’t accept knighthood (like Paul did), London Olympics sponsor Dow Chemicals target of art installation, Sheen talks Idol rumours, Depp to star in next Anderson pic, Android for blind users, European galleries off the beaten path

Polaris Prize short list announced, includes Drake, Feist & more
from CBC

Historic Twickenham Film Studios (Scrooge, Blade Runner, A Fish Called Wanda) saved for production
from The Guardian

Morrissey would never accept title, slams McCartney for doing so
from The Huffington Post

Controversial London multimedia installation aimed at Olympic sponsor Dow Chemicals
from ArtInfo

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