Music Monday on Thursday? A little late for my weekly music post, right? My bad! Sorry to disappoint you both. 😉
This week one of my best friends, local DC hip-hop artist, Ardamus has just posted the video for the song “My Kinda Party” off his latest album (with producer The Metaphysical) called A Day in the Life of Modern Day Living.
If you like hip-hop, give it a listen (audio NSFW). But if you like hip-hop AND a good live show, you need to show up whenever you see the name Ardamus on a flier.
Cop the album here on iTunes. A fun, hip-hop concept album. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll bob your head.
If you like some party hip-hop that doesn’t take itself too seriously, it will not disappoint.
Peace and hairgrease!
…I’ve been waiting for vacation, and now it’s here. Time to lounge on the beach and draw me some Monkeymen.
I’ll be incommunicato for a little over a week, at which time I will return with the long-anticipated first chapter of the origins of The Mighty Monkey-Men!
Stay classy, America!
Peace and hairgrease!
If you haven’t been over to the Escape From Illustration Island website before, I strongly recommend you give it a visit. One of the most recent posts, site creator Thomas James’ Open Letter to Art Schools Everywhere is causing quite a stir.
The website has lots of resources for working illustrators and for illustrators trying to get started in the business, which in itself is worthy of a visit (or several). The weekly podcasts are an invaluable resource, I look forward to them each week.
Do swing by and read the letter, read the comments, and join the discussion. It is a worthwhile topic that creative professionals in general will find worthwhile. Graphic designers, illustrators and fine artists alike will find something they relate to.
So, I was sick one week…and last week was a holiday. Time to start the work week off with another jam. This one is from Tom Tom Club, and it’s called Genius of Love.
One of the things I love about this song is that it get’s the party started no matter where you are. It’s got a little something for everyone. My indie-rock friends and hip-hop friends alike are fans of this tune. This is one of those everybody will lose their mind if you play this kinda songs; just ask any DJ.
Additionally, the art and animation in this video appeals to many of my graphic design colleagues. My wife, Stacey actually found this vinyl album at a thrift store here in DC. We have the album cover framed and hanging above my desk as a matter of fact.
As many of you probably know, I am a fan of hand drawn typography and I enjoy seeing design work down entirely by hand. So enjoy this video & music, as it pleases on many levels.
If this video doesn’t scare the crap out of you, I don’t know what will.
I’m sure like me, many of you have been glued to the television and various news sources wondering when—and if—this spill will ever be contained. To make your stomach turn even more, here are some gut-wrenching videos and resources showing the extent of the devastation, and the possible extent of the devastation.
Please send me an e-mail or tweet if you find any other resources of note to share.
Video here shows time lapse of the spill. This is part of NASA’s MODIS Rapid Response System which provides daily near real time satellite images of Earth’s landmasses. The spill has begun a new feature called appropriately enough the Oil in the Gulf of Mexico Project Page. Daily images will be posted here.
And here of course, is the now famous NY Times oil spill tracking infographic where the spill is tracked daily. Be sure to click the other tabs to view the other charts as well.
For the sake of everyone, let’s hope this all ends soon.
If It Was My Home.com
This location based website puts the oil spill where you live.
Infographic that highlights the cost of the spill (thus far).