Saturday, 28 March 2009

Groove Armada tonight at Luna Park

Oh yes, it's been a great week for music. Can't wait for tonight.

Looking back it was EC

ps Much love to all attending tonight's annual Wi Chi Chi. Don't blame the biscuits while we're superstylin'.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Sia gig tonight

EC - Fingers crossed she plays some Zero 7 stuff too

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Made Underground

Images from our Made Underground collection can now be found in the Gallery section of the website. Shot by the supremely talented Georgia Perry, the campaign is inspired by the malevolent muse, the jaded phoenix, the spot of light in the yin and dark in the yang.

EC - Style is a Language

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Twitter / 2Threads

We're now on Twitter and 2Threads. That's right, in case you weren't satisfied following us on our blog, Facebook and MySpace, you can now stalk to your heart's content with two more services.

But for those of you who don't have time for all this newfangled cyber mumbojumbo we've also got something else for you. It's called Geekamania and it's the answer you've been looking for if you're just a little overwhelmed by the whole social-networking phenomenon.

Geekamania is a service that offers:
- Design, set-up and maintenance of personalised profile pages on all the popular Web 2.0 social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Tumblr, Flickr, and more.
- Daily updates to your pages with smart, 'hip' musings and status quotes, so you can focus on your real life, like paying bills, enjoying movies, playing with the kids, drinking heavily at work, and not having sex.

If you've got a minute we recommend taking a quick look at their welcome page. And if you don't have a minute, well you can hire Geekamania to take a look for you.

EC - Style 2.0

Down with the C

In 1996 my Grandmother asked me what I wanted for my 9th birthday. I told her I wanted a CD - namely Coolio 'Gangsta's Paradise'. My Granny had no idea what Coolio was but being the caring old lady she was she tottered out and bought me said CD. I can only imagine the look on the store attendant's face when this sweet old lady politely asked for an album about homies living in the ghetto.

I loved Coolio for the few months that it took me to grow out of my brief hip hop phase. Then Coolio kind of fell off the map. I assumed he was dead.

Fast forward to 2009 and imagine my surprise when I hear word that Coolio has announced plans to tour Australia. It made me smile on the inside, although it was kind of sad as some people obviously just don't know when to let it go. (Hi Vanilla Ice!!!)

So far the big C's efforts to get back in the game have been less than impressive. Last month while performing at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, England, he attempted to stage dive into the audience. However the crowd parted and let him crash to the floor. As he lay there in pain, the crowd mugged him, stealing his watch, gold chain, sunglasses and one shoe. And all this by a bunch of Pommy uni students.

As if this wasn't embarrassing enough, it has just been announced that Coolio's tour Down Under has been cancelled after he was caught in LAX with crack cocaine. Classy.

So to all of you out there who were looking forward to partying with the original Gangsta, this one is for you.

And while I'm at it...

EC - Pouring some out for my Granny

Monday, 16 March 2009

No Comply

Our boy Johnny Elizondo is taking part in the next episode of No Comply at the Red Bull Gallery, Alexandria, this Friday 20th March. We featured Johnny in our artist profile last month - click on February 2009 under the archives section if you need a refresher.

Johnny is just one of a plethora of talented local and international artists involved in the show. Get along and culturise yo'self.

EC - Style is a Language

ps Congrats to Johnny and his beautiful partner Michelle on their recent engagement.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Mysteries of the Universe

There are some things we'll just never understand, like how life was created, what women want, and this...

If you can solve any of the above mysteries feel free to enlighten us in the comment section. Alternatively let us know, what other mysteries would you like solved??

EC - All our harebrained schemes work in practice - if only we could get them to work in theory.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Artist profile: Yimmy Yayo

We recently stumbled across Yimmys Yayo, a website run by Queensland College of Art graduate James W. Mataitis Bailey. The photo blog, which is described as 'visual crack for the ocular fiend', is a collection of some of the most incredible images you will ever see. It is approximately equivalent to letting your eyes get a blow job.

EC: How long have you been running the site for?

YY: Roughly one year. It began as a folder on my desktop to which I was creating a directional reference library of sorts. One day I decided to share the visual ideas I was collecting and the rest is history.

EC: How do you find so many amazing images?

YY: Unfortunately the spoils come from procrastination. Lots of procrastination. I've slowly built up a database of amazing sites, blogs and reference libraries to which I check regularly and always follow their cookie crumbs to other resources. But I don't stick to those, there are always new pages or blogs I've never seen before that will send me off on an exciting visual tangent.

EC: How much of your own work do you contribute?

YY: I've posted only a couple of my own photos, the intention of the site was never to be a portfolio, so I made the conscious decision to keep my own work as separate as possible, but sometimes there are photos that I can't help but share.

EC: What do you look for in an image?

YY: It could be anything. Something beautiful. Colour, composition, subject, contrast or even humour, contradiction etc. The subjects and types of images vary so much, there's always something small that catches my eye in one, that could be completely different in another. I believe a strong visual should evoke an emotional response in some way, shape or form.

EC: Is there any one image that stands out to you as the best you’ve seen?

YY: I would be hard pressed to choose a favourite. I am continually amazed by the new imagery that is out there, but still love the very first images I added to the collection. I would have to make mention of a small series by Scottish Photographer Rankin. The composition, lighting, subject and pure intimacy of the photographs are breathtaking.

- The Rankin Series -

EC: Finally, what do you hope people will get out of your site?

YY: Ideas, inspiration and hope. It started as something so small but has grown exponentially purely from word of mouth and sharing, which was the idea in the beginning.

Yimmy has just moved into the China Heights gallery in Darlinghurst and has some treats in store for Sydney-siders this year. We'll be sure to let you know as soon as fresh info comes to hand. In the meantime do yourself a favour and score some more Yayo here.

EC - Style is a Language

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Louis C.K.

Don't know much about this guy but it's fair to say he's my new favourite comedian.

EC - Lead us not into temptation - we can find the way ourselves

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Fight For Your Rights

Aung San Suu Kyi is democratically elected leader of Burma. She is a Nobel Peace Prize winner. She has been held under house arrest by the Burmese military junta for more than 13 years.

EC - Style is a Language