It seems like I can't yet realize my plan to make mini-articles for this blog. I've had the plan since earlier this week (and a plan for a new layout) but, well. Enjoy these videos in the meantime will ya? The first one is Atoms for Peace's Ingenue, starring Thom Yorke and contemporary dancer Fukiko Takase. And the second one is The Knife's second single from their upcoming album Shaking the Habitual, called A Tooth for an Eye.
A series of event had ignited my slumbering passion to blog again, so here goes. I don't think I'll write much in this post, for the things I'm sharing speak well for themselves.
I haven't had the time to browse the internet much, lately, not even for my daily routine of scrolling through the Tumblr dashboard. But this week I've had the pleasure of watching two short films, in which both involved my favorite musicians.
The first one is Umshini Wam, directed by Harmony Korine (who directed James Franco's Springbreakers, and after going to his Wikipedia page, apparently had a minor role in Good Will Hunting & Last Days), starring Die Antwoord's Ninja & Yo-Landi Vi$$er. The 15 minute film is a hyperbole for Ninja & Vi$$er's difficult life in South Africa before their rise to fame, and features the two of them as seemingly retarded and disabled people wearing colorful onesies. Vi$$er is obviously the motherfucking star in this film, her shrill talking and singing/rapping voice highlights all emotions portrayed, she virtually induced goosebumps.
The second one is The Knife's music video for Full of Fire, their first single of their upcoming album Shaking the Habitual. Directed by Swedish feminist porn director Marit Östberg, the film is an extreme exploration of norm and gender construct, I think. Following the daily activities of several queer subjects (queer as in strange, and also as in gender-vague), the film's 9 minute run is accompanied by The Knife's new song which pretty much sound like if adrenaline was translated into sound waves. It was a strange and dizzying experience, watching this one.
It's not an exaggeration to say that today fashion bloggers is everywhere, people all around the world who has a wardrobe and an internet connection could easily be one. Some are good, some prove that money (or branded clothes/accessories) can't buy you style, some are painfully generic, and yet, there are few who are able to prove that style is something more than just buying and wearing fashion products.
|with DIY Sliced Shades|
Ivania Carpio of Love Aesthetics is most definitely one of those few fashion bloggers who has the ability to truly inspire. Her blog is a collection of her minimalist personal style, minimalist creations, and other aspects of her life, which all are pretty much minimalistic. I love how her outfits are a pleasing mix of high-end, thrift, and self-made pieces, how her hobby is turning hardware store things into jewelries, and how amazingly she transforms perspex into wearable accessories.
|with DIY Leather Skirt|
When I showed her blog to my sister she said, "The world needs more people like her," it's no wonder why, she's such a gifted creator and not another fashion consumer on the blogosphere.
|DIY Foil Lunch Bags|
When will The Killers stop making songs that make me want to cry? Their new single Runaway is a cliche eloping love tale, which I personally have no belief in, told in really damn sweet way. Its foolish, adolescent spontaneity felt so right (yet so wrong, LOL) probably because it reflects the reckless decisions we (us post-teenagers) don't dare to take anymore, for one or many reasons.
There's pretty much nothing new with the kind of music they produced, but that's why I like it, they're good and they keep making good things instead of taking risks (which could result in awful stuff, sometimes). It's still good old rock with a Vegas glam touch. I'd prefer a video with a story, like When You Were Young, but there's nothing wrong with this video, either, since Brandon is getting more Hollywood-movie-star-esque handsome by the year.
Another highlight-worthy video I found yesterday morning, when I was at my worst of moods (still am now), it instantly lightened up my day with a cinematic rendering of violence and feminism. As much as I love Antony Hegarty's voice, seeing Willem Dafoe and Marina Abramović in one video is what excited me. My only complaint for this video is that the knife wasn't visibly bloody after the deed. Why can't we have more blood?
I would've included Super Junior's Spy but since SME is trolling us by not releasing the MV yet even 4 days after the MV teaser ... :( Boo. The song's actually pretty cute (it's playing right now on my laptop) but overall my favorite new song from this repackage album is 하루 (HARU).
... Everything's so fucking blurry. Actually I can say it's artistically and intentionally blurry but whatever. I can't be fucked about the focus of the camera because I didn't have my glasses on (I have astigmatism). I think the camera (it's my sister's) actually have an auto focus mode, but I remember she once said that the auto focus is fucked and I really didn't want to try every mode on the camera.
Well, I took these after I got home today, I was rather sweaty (and shabby, and oily) and the room was hot, so please understand why I so can't be bothered about the camera. The shirt's already so wrinkly, but believe me it looked so good when it was still smooth. The whole ensemble gives a Yohji Yamamoto Menswear Spring 2012 vibe to me. Me likey.