bomomo The Steely Dan Interview: Paul Cashmere Talks To Donald Fagen 1n 1972, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, a couple of college friends who had been playing around in various bands, decided to form their own group. The name they chose was Steely Dan. It was a joke name. It came from the term for a dildo in the William Burroughs book 'Naked Lunch'. Becker and Fagen thought it was funny. Of course, the band name now has smothered the terms original meaning. The jazz influences of Becker and Fagen intertwined with the most vibrate era in music and Steely Dan produced bona-fide hits which today still stand up as some of the greatest moments ever in rock. Look down the list of their hits - 'Do It Again', 'Reeling In The Years', 'Hey Nineteen', 'Peg', 'FM', 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number' and 'Josie' are still played every single day on radio, 30 years after they were first recorded. For 2007, Becker and Fagen have decided to take Steely Dan back on the road and for the first time ever, tour the planet. PC: Touring was rare for Steely Dan after 1974. DF: Sure.
BACK TO THE FUTURE : Irina Werning I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… Two years ago, I decided to actually do this. Now its time for KOREA, TAIWAN AND TOKYO. Pancho 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires Fer 1970 & 2010 Buenos Aires Mechi 1990 & 2010 Buenos Aires Marita y Coty 1977 & 2010 Bs Aires Demian 1989 & 2010 London Cecile 1987 & 2010 France Nico Mella 1990 & 2010 France Oscar 1978 & 2010 Buenos Aires Ato 1992 & 2010 Buenos Aires Lulu Geraldine 1980 & 2010 Bs Aires Ian 1983 & 2010 London Male Sil Flor 1983 & 2010 Bs Aires Nico 1986 & 2010 Buenos Aires Lucía 1956 & 2010 Buenos Aires Marina 1988 & 2010 Buenos Aires Flor 1975 & 2010 Buenos Aires Mati 1977 & 2010 Buenos Aires My Parents 1970 & 2010 Buenos Aires Negra 1980 & 2010 Buenos Aires Ingrid 1987 & 2010 Buenos Aires Sue 1977 & 2010 London
Mark Jenkins // Street Installations Besançon Rome Rio de Janeiro Tudela London Dublin Moscow Winston-Salem Seoul Royan Bordeaux Puerto del Rosario Barcelona Malmö Washington DC Washington, DC 40 Resources Every Designer Should Know | OtherFocus Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups et cetera and best of all, they are totally free and available for you to download. Just click on the title or image and it will bring you to the resource. Bookmark this post so that you can always look back at this great list that can help you succeed. Icons for your website, an iPhone mock up or PSD’s for your landing page, Fribbble is the place to be. Many of us struggle when posting a project at Behance. Another great site to get free PSD files, blurred background or UI elements. Struggling to get the perfect colour combination? A great site where you can download free stock images. In need of some high quality patterns? Lets you design a website, for free, without code. Guides can be a pain in the ass when it comes down to web design, here is a simple solution for you! Love this site!
May 8, 2012 « Day in Photos Posted May 8th, 2012 at 2:12 pm (UTC-4) 21Members of the Jordanian military band walk after their performance at the opening of the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference at King Abdullah I Airbase in Amman. (Reuters) 22Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti (R) poses with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a Turkish-Italian meeting at Villa Madama in Rome. (Reuters) 23A South Korean worker attaches a Buddhist's name card on lantern to prepare for the celebration of the upcoming Buddha's 2,556st birthday on May 28 at the Jogye temple in Seoul, South Korea. 24A boy cries as he holds his sister in his lap after a confrontation with squatters and police personnel, who arrived to demolish houses that were built illegally, in Kathmandu. 25A tourist walks besides kayaks and canoes on Fulong beach in New Taipei city, northeastern Taiwan.
Vincent Van Gogh News Highlights from the Archives The Evolution of a Master Who Dreamed on Paper By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN You can still picture van Gogh, bookish and fastidious, pouring out his thousands of letters and drawings, private diaries in words and images, sent to his brother and to a few trusted friends, providing him with a stability that he evidently could find nowhere else in life. The Protestant preacher's son, he dutifully recorded his constant labors with pen and paper. October 14, 2005travelReview Irritation as Inspiration ''Old Gauguin and I understand each other at heart, and if we are a bit mad, what of it?'' October 4, 2001artsNews A Van Gogh Portrait, Once Obscure, Now Unseen By MICHIKO KAKUTANI Van Gogh's ''Portrait of Dr. April 28, 1998artsReview Van Gogh in Words and His Work Van Gogh's life has assumed the lineaments of a myth in the popular imagination: he is regarded as the very embodiment of the artist maudit, tortured, impoverished and insane. August 7, 1990artsReview By GRACE GLUECK
National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30. For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote for them as well. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries from 2011 for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 45 images from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, with captions written by the individual photographers. [45 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Many people pilgrimage to Uluru, but what is seen there often depends on where you've come from. Eruption of the Cordon del Caulle. Beluga whales in the arctic having fun. This is a streetcar in New Orleans traveling back towards The Quarter on St. This image captures almost 6 hours of climbing parties on Rainier going for the summit under starry skies. Russia, polar region of West Siberia, Tazovsky Peninsula.
Nine Things Successful People Do Differently Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson’s HBR Single, based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. 1. To seize the moment, decide when and where you will take each action you want to take, in advance. 3. Fortunately, decades of research suggest that the belief in fixed ability is completely wrong — abilities of all kinds are profoundly malleable. The good news is, if you aren’t particularly gritty now, there is something you can do about it. 7. To build willpower, take on a challenge that requires you to do something you’d honestly rather not do. 8. 9. If you want to change your ways, ask yourself, What will I do instead? It is my hope that, after reading about the nine things successful people do differently, you have gained some insight into all the things you have been doing right all along.
16 Satirical Illustrations Of Today's Problems Drawn In A Retro Style The artist John Holcroft is a well-known illustrator who creates brilliant satirical illustrations in a retro style reminiscent of adverts from the 1950’s. His illustrations are focussed on subjects which highlight social issues and modern-day problems. It’s the subject matter that separate images like these from other artists as they provoke thoughts that can ultimately lead to change. He takes on social media, big tobacco companies, utility services, and even pop culture icons to show us that we’ve grown accustomed to companies shoving things down our throats, like the need to be liked, the need to look a certain way, and the need to conform. Feel free to comment below and be sure to share these thought provoking images across the web. Comments comments
Playtype | Typographer's Glossary Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Lots of Naked People Altucher Confidential Posted by James Altucher Tamara gave me a naked picture of herself. “It’s a gift,” she said. Our yoga instructor, a pretty blonde girl, was also in the picture. Naked. To be fair they were surrounded by about thirty other naked people. The photograph was taken by my favorite photographer, Spencer Tunick. (the largest collection of naked people ever, photo by Tunick) Tamara and I went to dinner with him. “You have to know a lot of people,” he said. The answer disappointed me then. Just like in any other industry. “You could be the best artist in the world,” he said, “but if you don’t know anyone then nobody will know you.” A few weeks ago, VC/writer Brad Feld asked on his blog what the best science fiction books of all time were. Wool. I happened to meet the author, Hugh Howey, at a dinner Amazon held for self-published authors in Santa Monica the week of the announcement of their latest Kindle release. Just a few months earlier he had worked as a clerk in a bookstore. Here’s some excuses:
Steampunk Star Wars Illustrations by Björn Hurri Concept artist and illustrator Björn Hurri has been releasing a series of steampunk illustrations as a tribute to Star Wars. Björn is currently working in the entertainment industry as Lead Artist for Opus Artz. Link: www.bjornhurri.com All images used with permission by the artist. © Björn Hurri or their respective copyright holder. Mushrooms - Aliens in Hyperspace Citation: Terence. "Aliens in Hyperspace: An Experience with Mushrooms (ID 35516)". Erowid.org. Dec 17, 2007. erowid.org/exp/35516 I took two ass-kicking mushroom chocolates. The patterns melded into machines and weird technology, which evolved in a matter of seconds into super-dimensional hyperspace technology, but it was organic and everything was shades of green and yellow and brown. Images were shooting by me at lightening speed, the most bizarrre imagery you could imagine. If I turned my head and looked somewhere else, sometimes the hallucinations would start to disperse, but then all the geometrical shapes in my field of vision would meld to together and rush at me, and I'd be back in this alien world. Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the individual authors who submit them.