How's everyone doing? I myself am doing fine, despite the fact that I have absolutely nothing to do since (almost) everyone is celebrating Carnaval and I am not. Much too crowded for me. It can be fun when you're a bit tipsy though...
Anyway, what I wanted to share with you is this:
An awesome clip in which someone is... well, organizing a bookcase. Honestly, this makes me want to clean up my own room, now that I look around me.
Please allow me to introduce you all to Rodrigo y Gabriela! They're a guitar-duo who started off in Mexico City playing in a trash metal band (Tierra Ácida), but soon grew frustrated with the limits of the music scene. So they moved to Europe. They quickly gained a reputation by playing in bars and pubs in Dublin, where they are currently still residing. They're best known for their fast, rhythmic, percussion-like playing. I adore them, really. You can put them right up there with Paco de Lucia. Not many musicians can make a crowd go crazy like that with such few elements. Take notes, people, that's called talent. :)
WARNING: The song doesn't really start until 0:49. Also, don't watch the vid, just listen. It's not very epileptic-friendly.
Okay, I've just found something on the internet, and it's stunning. Simply stunning. Somewhere I feel kind of bad about posting all kinds of stuff other people made, and not anything from myself. I will, when I finally get my painting back, or when I've overcome my laziness to finally finish one of those billions of sketches. But for now, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the book: Aves del Paraíso (Birds of Paradise).
One of the many, many brilliant shots from Aves del Paraíso.
The well-known Gaby Herbstein teamed up with the Azara Foundation to make this book about the relationship between us human beings and the environment, with the help of 102 professional models, 19 designers, 10 tailors, 7 stylists, 12 make-up artists, a goldsmith, 8 wardrobes, 9 dancers, 6 artists, a cinematographer, an editor, 4 art directors, illustators, graphic designers, children, non-professional models and celebrities. Quite some people, huh? You can add an art curator to that, who has chosen all of the images with care.
This truly is a masterpiece, the result of three years of hard work. It aims to raise awareness about the planet, and the measures that have to be taken in different areas to stop us from living in a foul and strange world.
Some examples, to make you want it even more:
And last but not least, the trailer:
...which is en Español. I'll get the English (or subbed) version as soon as it's up.
You can click here for for more pictures, but I'm afraid you'll have to buy it if you want the full version. I don't have the link where you can buy it yet, but as soon as I know I'll post it here. :)
PS. Haha, I just saw how much my background matches the theme of this post! Priceless.
You must have been living somewhere far, faaar away in a cave or something if you haven't heard about Lady Gaga's new song, Born This Way. I heard the song before (and didn't care much about it) but I just saw the videoclip about ten minutes ago. For those who haven't yet, here it is.
I loved loved lovedloved lovedloved it! And I just realized "loved" is such a funny word, now that I've typed it this much. Anyway, the actual song doesn't start until 2:50 but I don't mind. I don't mind at all.
The song Born This Way has such a poppy sound to it (and it vaguely reminds me of a musical-song as well), it just doesn't sound Gaga.
But the videoclip? My my. It's a masterpiece!
The lyrics were nice, but the theatrics were so very refreshing. I can't help but admit, the beginning of the clip kind of reminded me of the illuminati, but that passed quickly enough. Then she reminded me of the big, cuddly, insect-like monster Xenomorph from Alien. And all around, the videoclip reminded me of Kubrick, too.
Mother Monster, as designed by H.R. Giger.
After then it was just plain awesome. And so many births, not to forget. It did make me feel kind of awkward, but the clip was very unexpected and original. She's bringing the real avant-garde fashion to music, and now this brilliant piece of modern art? The theatrics were lovely, simply lovely.
But reading the comments, I understand not everyone thinks so too. Jesus Christ, some are agressive when it comes to weird videoclips.
What I do notice is that she keeps getting weirder and weirder. Remember her Just Dance-days? Remember Bad Romance? Remember the meat dress? Really, I hope she doesn't run out of ideas. Or that she gets this weird, people won't be able to relate to her anymore. Cause if that happens, it'll be over for Gaga.