https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqA1ynaueCE Phillips would have you believe that cassettes are making a comeback. While I'm not particularly buying their argument I certainly do have a lot of fond memories messing around with audio cassettes in the 1990s and even early 2000s. Here's a short little film waxing poetic about some people who refuse to give up the ghost. via MKA
From RIDE Channel comes this beautiful 20-min. doc. about two kids, Zach Baker and Adam Abada, who decide to take a bus to Boston with the intention of skateboarding through southern New England back to home. This is how life is meant to be fucking lived. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGNwvTv_2n4&feature=youtu.be When you've finished watching the film check out Andy Cush's interview with Zach and Adam for Animal New York. via ANIMAL
https://vimeo.com/70940074 An exclusive ten minute preview of Adam Bhala Lough's film The Motivation where we see some of th world's top skateboarders getting ready to compete in the $200,000 grand prize New York's Street League Championship. Not only is nearly a quarter-mil. on the line but also the prestige and recognition of being known as the world's best when it comes to skating the street. Sean Malto, Nyjah Huston, Paul Rodriquez, Ryan Sheckler, Chris Cole, Chaz Ortiz, Bastien Salabanzi and Luan Oliveira are all featured.
https://vimeo.com/72387220 Is there anything more horrifying than the idea of having Robert De Niro go bananas on you? Well, yeah, probably. But still, it's not something you would necessarily want to have happen. Here is a fun compilation from FlavorWire of De Niro "losing his shit." Watch what happens. via FLV
The Birdman | a Jesse Auritt film https://vimeo.com/71501308 Profiling Rainbow Music and her shopowner: the "Birdman." There's not a lot of places like around anymore - and there's not a lot of businessmen like the Birdman left. Old school, baby. "With CDs, VHSs and old cassette tapes stacked head high, Rainbow Music is a hoarder's paradise. However, its quirky owner, known as 'The Birdman', knows exactly where everything is. Amidst the Starbucks and Subways popping up on every corner of the East Village, Rainbow Music maintains its mom and pop feel, and is a hidden gem to its patrons. Due...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtHjndFXboY A visual history of the greatest prop t-shirts — and the occasional tank, polo, and sweatshirt — from film. via TWBE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQVs0xC_1N4 There seems to be a mild fascination between Hollywood, the occult and Central Park West. Wonder what that's about? The Central Park West settings in classics suchs as Ghostbusters and Rosemary's Baby are briefly reviewed in this short piece from Vanity Fair. via VF
0 Last week we mentioned that Jay Z's short performance art Picasso Baby film would be debuting on HBO this past Friday night. In case you missed it you can catch it here. "Concerts are pretty much performance art ... The venues change. Just by nature of the venues, the performance changes. If you're in a smaller venue, it's a bit more intimate so you get to feel the energy of the people," Jay Z explains. Even more fascinating is listening to Hov briefly discuss the historical significance and influence of the arts scene on hip hop in its infancy....