Tuesday, October 26, 2010

under the root behind the scenes project

Designs of Under the Root.
Project featuring audio from Monologic.
Beautiful work by Mary Roland as DP and editor
Style, Direction, and Finishing by Kim Alpert 
Lighting by Drew Goldman
Make up by Rita Zambori
Full project information at http://www.aestheticengineer.com

Sunday, October 24, 2010

sustainable sunday :: farmer jane

Temra Costa

"As farmers, moms, businesswomen, chefs, and activists, women are changing the way we eat and farm.  They are the fastest growing demographic to own and operate sustainable farms, comprise the largest percentage of sustainable agriculture nonprofit employees, own sustainable food businesses, cook the majority of household meals, and control household budgets.  “Farmer Janes” are creating a more healthful, sane, and sustainable food system for present and future generations."

"FarmerJane.org is dedicated to featuring the efforts of women, both sung and unsung heroes, that are making positive changes for our food system."

"Activist turned writer, Temra Costa started obsessing about how she is surrounded by women in the food movement when she started working with CAFF in 2003.  Whether participating in farm to school programs or directing statewide programs, she has been consistently surrounded by strong women with seasonal sensibilities.  She's fascinated with women’s role in changing how we eat and farm, as well as with women’s willingness to do front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house work to create sustainable food system alternatives."

Saturday, October 23, 2010

soundscape saturday :: gorilla vs. bear

Gorilla vs. Bear
Chris Cantalini
David Bartholow
Creative Director

"Gorilla vs. Bear is a Texas based music blog."

"In 2008, Gorilla vs. Bear was recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the web’s “Best Music Blogs” in the publication’s annual Best of Rock issue. GvsB was also voted “Blog of the Year” in URB Magazine’s annual readers poll, beating out such luminaries as Kanye West and the Huffington Post. In 2009, GvsB was named one of the “25 Best Music Websites” by The Independent UK, alongside famous weblogs eMusic, the Hype Machine, Pitchfork, and Kanye West.  In addition, Gorilla vs. Bear hosts an award winning, weekly 2 hour show on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, and frequently presents live shows in Dallas, Austin, and beyond.  We enjoy documenting our favorite artists via various antiquated photographic media, prompting the Village Voice to proclaim, “Gorilla vs Bear may have the Polaroid mugshot game on Kryptonite lock.”

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

body movement tuesday :: atempo circ

Atempo Circ
Marilen Ribot Cloudswing
Miguel Soto Chinese Pole
Matias Marre Roue Cyr
Jose Arias Cello

Monday, October 18, 2010

oddities and magik monday :: ministry of kindred information

Ministry of Kindred Information
From what I can see and read, a gorgeous sprite sharing her wonders.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

soundscape saturday :: mary anne hobbs

Mary Anne Hobbs
A DJ and music journalist from Garstang, Lancashire.  In the 1980s, she lived on a bus in a carpark with the hard rock band Heretic before becoming a journalist for Sounds Magazine at age 19.   She later worked for the New Musical Express magazine before going on to help found Loaded Magazine. Hobbs got her break in radio at BBC Greater London Radio, working alongside Mark Lamarr.

She then worked at XFM before BBC Radio 1.   She shot a TV series about global biker culture named Mary Anne's Bikes in Japan, America, Russia, India, and Europe for BBC Choice and BBC World in 2003.  Mary was also was Master of Ceremonies at the Leeds Festival between 1999 and 2003.

A fan of rock, metal, and motorbikes from an early age, she fronted the Radio 1 Rock Show and the experimental/electronic Breezeblock on BBC Radio 1 for fourteen years.  In July 2010, Mary announced she was leaving the BBC and her last show was on September 9, 2010.  She has accepted a new job at University of Sheffield Union of Students.
She is a revolutionary woman and continues to grace our planet with her strength of heart and endurance to bring music to the masses.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

whimsical wednesday :: winona cookie creations

Winona Cookie Creations
"When I’m not busy being a psychologist, I’m busy making art, something I have done for as long as I can remember.  Since I can’t seem to settle on just one career, it’s not surprising that I can’t settle on just one artistic style either.   I enjoy creating whimsical children’s illustrations in watercolor, but also like working with collage, assemblage and making jewelry.  Let’s face it: my studio’s a MESS!  So while I’m snipping, gluing and painting, I’m channeling Maurice Sendak, Ed Gorey and Alphonse Mucha, and hoping you like the results.  While I can sometimes recreate something I’ve done, I’m not interested in mass production, so my offerings will tend to change often – keep checking back!"
"About Winona Cookie: Winona Cookie was my imaginary friend when I was a kid.  She looked just like my avatar.  Also, I LOVE cookies. And tea. Cookies and tea, both."

Monday, October 11, 2010

oddities and magik monday :: a sound awareness

A Sound Awareness