Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fresh Out of Idaho

It may be true that the best things in life aren't things, but records don't count. Here's a little playlist of some joints I picked up during our recent trip to Moscow.

*Fresh Borstal mp3

Outlaw Blues Band Deep Gully mp3

*Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg Je T'aime Moi Non Plus mp3

Steven Halpern Taurus mp3

Jimmy Heath Smilin' Billy mp3

*Gas Mask Refugee mp3

Cold Crush Bros vs. Fantastic Freaks Basketball Throwdown mp3

7th Wonder Daisy Lady mp3

Henry "Buzz" Glass Come Play the Stick Game mp3

*Henry Mancini Police Woman mp3

*Kid Dynamite Uphill Piece of Mind mp3

L.A. Sounds Hangin' On the Telephone mp3

Romeo Void Never Say Never mp3
The Osmonds My Drum mp3

The Bob Seger System Doctor Fine mp3

Whitewater G Minor Breakdown mp3

The Wailers Seattle mp3

*Peggy Lee Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay mp3

Double Trouble Stoop Rap mp3

Duplicates, so if anyone needs 'em, let me know and maybe we can work out a trade.

(Click the images to enlarge.)

Friday, January 8, 2010

All I've Got Is a Photograph

Some recent pics I've been meaning to post...

Three of my favorite people (Matthew, Lily, Emily) at Captain Blacks on New Year's Eve.

I don't know this girl but her steez reminded me of a Helmut Newton photograph and I asked if I could take her picture.

Miscellaneous shots from around Seattle after the jump...

Need vs. Want

Gagosian Gallery/Steidl edition of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, with photographs by Ed Ruscha. 228 page, leatherbound with slipcase, signed and numbered by Ruscha, edition of 350 copies. $10,000. Do I even need to say it? Want. Lottery-only need. More info here and here.

Image of the Day

Artwork by Fankult, on view through January 30 at BoConcept Gallery/Warehouse space (Western between Madison & Marion) as a part of this group show. Definitely worth seeing. (Click to enlarge / detail below.)



Shabazz Palaces, the new project fronted by Ishmael Butler, is performing its unique brand of dubstep-influenced, deconstructed hip-hop tonight at Neumo's (Seattle). The group recently released two albums concurrently – Of Light and the self-titled Shabazz Palaces, and I recommend scooping both of them up from your local record store, from emusic, or directly from

For more info check out Larry Mizell Jr.'s feature on Shabazz in this week's issue of The Stranger.

The video above was inspired by Charles Burnett's underground classic Killer of Sheep:


It's the first Friday of the New Year, so Pacific Standard is cleaning house today, clearing out some posts that have been sitting in the hopper for a minute or longer. Get ready to live. First up:

Eniko Mihalik shot by Greg Kadel for the October issue of Numéro. Nice collaged feel and color.

Your Weekly Mr. Littlejeans

Mr. Science explores the wilds of Whidbey Island.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Grass Roots


Sweetgrass: Last Ride of the American Cowboy is a documentary with no narrator about some sheep herders on range land that is no longer range land. If you enter Yellowstone from the North, you drive through this beautiful section of Southern Montana and Northern Wyoming where Sweetgrass is filmed, and it's totally unforgettable. The last time I did that was on May 29, 2007 – here's a picture:

Oh, The West. I wish I could quit you.

Read a review of Sweetgrass at the New York Times. Manohla Dargis calls it "the first essential movie of this young year." I am dying for a fucking roadtrip.

Two Freakin Ferns On Either Side Of You



Image of the Day

Alabama Coach Bear Bryant with quarterback Joe Namath, from an article in the New York Times earlier this week, "Texas-Alabama: Rematch 45 Years in the Making." The two teams play tonight at 5PM PST for the Bowl Championship Series title.
Image: AP

The Best Things In Life Aren't Things

Miscellaneous pics from our Christmas in Idaho...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010



Not exactly the most hyped-up and blasting single from Mos Def & Talib Kweli, but a good solid cut and I like the video...some nice shots of Fort Greene/Bklyn.

Image of the Day

. Songs: Indian Love Call, 1984, by the abstract Color Field painter Kenneth Noland, who died yesterday at the age of 85. See a slideshow and read Roberta Smith's obituary in today's New York Times.

Bo Knows...


A pop-up gallery show at BoConcept,
curated by Jay Clark aka Fankult
Opening reception this first Thursday, 7–10pm,
and up through January 31
is at 909 Western Avenue
between Madison & Marion

Context, Concept, Texture


Maison Martin Margiela: Atelier Artisanal

from Materialiste Paris

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Image of the Day

One of my favorite shots from photographer Milton Rogovin's Lower West Side, Buffalo, NY series. Rogovin turned 100 on December 30th, and both Danziger Projects in New York and the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle are celebrating with exhibitions of his work (click the links for more images and info). From reading the Henry's blog I learned that until Rogovin retired to become a full-time photographer in 1978, he made his living as an optometrist. I'm pretty sure Ralph Eugene Meatyard was an optometrist as well. I know nothing about optometry but maybe there is something about examining other people's eyes that makes people want to take pictures.


Check it: a 39-minute Gaslamp Killer mix compiling Flying Lotus cuts from the past ten years. Visit Brainfeeder to download.

New New

The Spring/Summer 2010 Balenciaga campaign by Steven Meisel and co. is really odd, but the color, texture, and shapes of the clothes are so nice, and the layout is so unusual and refreshing, I like it a lot. Balenciaga has had some great stripes and ski-influenced clothes since the '60s and there's also a kind of Africa + Anni Albers reference going on there, or something. Who knows. I dig it.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Image of the Day

. “The Fourth Day of Creation,” a woodcut from Hartmann Schedel's Liber Chronicarum, printed at Nuremberg in 1493 – one of 75 pieces on display at the Rubin Museum in New York as part of the show Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe. Visit the Rubin at and read a review of the exhibition at

Artwork from the Rare Book Collection, Harry Ransom Center, UT-Austin