Every week we ask people the same seven questions.
This week meet:
Bass player, The Sadies
- Where are you?
Guelph, Ontario, Canada, The Ward.
- If, starting today, you could only listen to one record/cd/digital album for six months, what would it be?
The Chayns…four songs i recently found. These guys are a Texas band around 1966.
- What is your ultimate couch (burn out/hangover) day entertainment?
My favourite burnout activity is listening to MSNBC/Democracy Now in bed all day long.
- What kind of art do you live with?
The art I live with would have to be my extensive collection of upright bass figurines (bears/dogs/cats/clowns playing upright basses). Read more
Courtesy of Indomina Ice-T (left) with Chuck D in a still from his documentary From Something to Nothing: The Art of Rap. Courtesy of Indomina.
Ice-T on the The Art Of Rap, HBO apologizes for Bush head on stake in Game Of Thrones, Nokia downsizing, Sobey Art Award short list announced, Polaris long list announced later today, Streep says more women need in film industry, Rufus Wainwright makes video from fans’ Instagrams, ABC’s summer ballet dramedy Bunheads hits the mark
“Professor” Ice-T gives a history lesson in film “The Art Of Rap”
Oooops … HBO issues apology for Bush head on stake in Game Of Thrones
from Entertainment Weekly
Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs, close 3 facilities
from The New York Times
Prestigious Sobey Art Award shortlists five artists from across Canada
from The CBC
Elena Lobsanova and Jiří Jelinek in Chroma. Photographer: Bruce Zinger.
You may have noticed that here at SASSYTIDBITS we like The White Stripes in general and Jack White in particular. Not in a “we think he’s dreamy kind of way” but more in a “he’s a talented guy and we love (for the most part) his musical genius”. So, when we heard that the National Ballet Of Canada was planning on performing Chroma, a piece that included adaptations of White Stripes songs, we had to see it having missed the first performance in the 2010/11 season.
Originally produced and choreographed for the London Royal Ballet by Wayne McGregor in 2006, Chroma won numerous awards and critical acclaim. When Karen Kain, the company’s artistic director, brought this contemporary masterpiece to Toronto last season it received rave reviews from press and patrons alike and having now seen it, it’s easy to see why. A big part of what makes it so compelling is the set which was designed by architect John Pawson. It’s stark whiteness and angular lines was reflected in the dancers’ costumes and perfectly matched the edginess of the music. British composer Joby Talbot scored the piece, including three White Stripes’ songs: “Aluminum”, “The Hardest Button To Button” and “Blue Orchid”. It’s a testament to the talent of Jack White that these pieces have been adapted so successfully into such a contrasting genre and medium. The dancing was flawlessly executed by a mixture of the company’s principal dancers and first soloists and, as usual, Greta Hodgkinson and Alexsander Antonijevic were stand outs.
Posted on June 13, 2012
Actual CBGB toilets & cash register to appear in film, battle over ‘Painter Of Light’ Thomas Kinkade’s $66M estate, Colbert wants to take over @Sweden, get iOS6 features on your Android now, London Olympics bad for local music festival scene, massive Chinese contemporary art donation to Hong Kong museum, mobile entertainment revenues set to exceed $65B by 2016, Britney’s Blackout album added to Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
CBGB movie will feature actual toilets, cash register
Battle brewing between widow & mistress over $66M estate of ‘Painter Of Light’ artist Thomas Kinkade
from The Daily Mail
Colbert’s #artificialswedener already trending as he makes case for taking over @Sweden
How to get iOS 6’s best new features in Android right now
Is Hardcore Punk now Cutting “pop” Edge?, The Bachelorette, temper and the apology, Invisible Art: is the emperor naked?, Coffee cans: not just for breakfast anymore, Smashing Pumpkins stream new album before release, Fifty Shades of Grey is the new black, Frankenweenie! The exhibition, GPS devices found murdered! Suspects Google and Apple
Rebooting Project Mersh: Hardcore Punks Threaten Indie Rock’s Hold on the Cutting Edge
The Bachelorette: Emily Maynard Blogs About Losing Her Temper
‘Art…? Sorry, but I just can’t see it’ – Hayward Gallery to show exhibition of invisible work
Make a DIY Wi-Fi Antenna From a Coffee Can [VIDEO]
One of my favorite things about being a record collector and DJ is the discovery process one has when digging around in record bins or, in this day and age, the digital record bins of Ebay, YouTube, online record stores, blogs, etc. Buying and learning about records has become easier with the internet, although one has to be careful not to be overwhelmed. It’s easy to spend hours wiling away, or tons of money on that must-have 7”, but neither compete with finding that gem by actually digging through some stacks of records somewhere.
A few friends ask me how I find the records I buy, and how I get turned on to the artists. Far be it from me to divulge all of the secrets and processes, but frequently it is a matter of hearing something and tracking it down. Ah… but where do you hear it in the first place? Friends’ and media blogs and websites, frequently, but elsewhere too. And once you hear something cool, the internet makes the research easier. It’s a little like academic research: find a key article or book, then go through the footnotes and look up some of the source material, then look in that for its source material, etc.
Sometimes, however, you hit a brick wall. Usually that brick wall has a lot to do with price – there is a ton of stuff out there for sale and it’s usually possible to find what you are looking for, but if it’s on Ebay, and other people are looking for it, you can certainly get gouged. Let me give you some examples of the process. Read more
“Once” cleans up at Tonys, George Lucas draws James Cameron a picture, Neal Stephenson looking to fund realistic sword game, Mad Men finale airs cheeky digital ad by Turn agency, celebs had roomies too, On Demand Books fuels self-publishing movement, 500 free movies to stream, UK kids required to learn & recite poetry
“Once” dominants the Tonys with 8 awards
from The New York Times
Geek art: George Lucas congratulates James Cameron on Titantic surpassing Star Wars in highest gross race
from Geek Tyrant
Cyberpunk authour Neal Stephenson launches Kickstarter campaign for realistic “Guitar Hero with swords” game
from All Things Digital
Did digital ad firm Turn go too far in it’s Mad Men finale ad? Judge for yourself
9 most terrible tech tattoos, XL Recordings Midas touch, Be virtual back-up dancer for Usher, Farewell to Robin Gibb, The Mavericks back in the saddle, Social network password breeches, Book Expo, Charlie Sheen….
from Assoicated Press
from Huffington Post Read more
We all have things we enjoy that we’re embarrassed to talk about. People call them “guilty pleasures”, but sometimes it’s more complicated than that. Such is my love for Tom Cruise. He had me BEFORE ‘hello’. I know, I know. Most people deeply dislike him. He’s a Scientologist, he says things that he shouldn’t say on national TV (the Matt Lauer interview); and he can come across as insincere, bordering on nuts (couch jumping). Even Oprah turned on him after the couch incident, saying that she thought he wasn’t being ‘authentic’. Add to this the persistent gay rumors that have followed him for 2 decades, and people just don’t know what to make of him. Read more
Use your iPad to spy on swimmers with a mini-sub, sneak peak of new Tarantino film, Kermit wants to work with Skrillex, deadbeat art buyers in China, Bonnaroo webcast schedule, how to stream from your laptop to TV with Netgear, Robert Pattinson on film ratings, UK art grads look ahead
Spy on swimmers with an iPad controlled mini submarine
from The Huffington Post
Sneak peek of new Tarantino film Django Unchained
Kermit The Frog (yes, that one) wants to work with Skrillex
Deadbeat art buyers in China