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callan_ny2

Name: Callan C.
City: Brooklyn, NY

Self-professed pop-culture junkie, Callan is the singer of the band Lemonade.  Born in California, he lives in Brooklyn. Multi-talented, he is connected to both the music and art scene through his profession and social circle. He also loves to read and write, while keeping up to date on all the trends happening among artists.


Callan has held a variety of odd jobs, mostly in vintage clothing stores, but recently Lemonade has become successful enough to render him a full-time professional musician (particularly after their recent exposure on the influential music blog Pitchfork).  He also picks up DJ work occasionally.


Lemonade is a very theatrical band.  They often perform in masks (made by Callan) or have elaborate light shows to accompany their music.  Their type of laptop-based music has earned them comparisons to Animal Collective.


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Joshua Treehouse

(Oct 14, 2014) Lately people have been migrating to LA from New York as they seem to do every 5 years or so, though perhaps due to last winter&#...

Baby is definitely Alright

(Sep 16, 2014)   So Williamsburg is not what it used to be as of the last few years, and the LES is not what it used to be as of the last 1...

Mystical Mezcal

(Sep 15, 2014) Mezcal is having a moment here in New York, and it is a fantastic time to be an importer. Due to high demand and lack of distribu...

Lo-fi Balearic

(Sep 12, 2014) Andras Fox has been a charming, semi-precious addition to the balearic music scene in the last few years, and may perhaps be th...

Phrosties make everyone wild and slushy

(Sep 10, 2014) Better late than never with this post, but the Phrostie, a frozen mystery slushie sold off of Instagram and then delivered to yo...

CLUB MATE

(Aug 14, 2014) If I were to invest in one “soft drink” right now I would invest in Club Mate, the intensely caffeinated/lightly carb...

Boss of Bushwick

(Jun 01, 2014) I It’s nobody in particular’s fault but there hasn’t been a “hip” new nightspot in New York or Brook...

Dating

(Apr 01, 2014)   Like all consumer, lifestyle, and professional decisions being made these days, the amount of choices are seemingly endless, an...

Harry Pottery

(Feb 19, 2014) The next trend in the domestification of cool young-ish peoples is unique hand-crafted pottery and art objects that could be conf...

#Normcore

(Feb 19, 2014) Sub-cultures are officially dead as a result of effective niche marketing and everybody knows that tribal dress such as being ...

Swamp Thing

(Feb 18, 2014) True Detective could have gone lots of ways. It’s an HBO show, so it could have been tacky like True Blood, or silly like G...

Sad rappers gaze at you from a pre-retina display laptop

(Sep 12, 2013) OK, I don’t want to start saying things like “Sad rap is a thing” or “Vapor-wave is a thing” cuz I ...

Playland maybe gentrifies but certainly entertains

(Aug 27, 2013) I know that this is a bit of a season ender, but a couple of weekends ago I DJ’ed at Playland in the Rockaways and it was o...

Rippin it up at the beach

(Aug 02, 2013) They call it Bushwick at the beach. Roughly a thousand or more “hipsters” flock to the Rockaways every weekend to wea...

Tevas?

(Aug 02, 2013) Teva sandals have re-vamped their company, gone back to their roots and released some of their classic styles instead of more modu...

Disciple Arca

(Jul 31, 2013) For me, Arca has been around for a little while, playing parties, being handsome and Venezualan, and also being a somewhat geniu...

Appetite whet for neverwet

(Jul 29, 2013) Neverwet, the technology that completely repels water has captured the thoughts of technology obsessed artists, nerds, and socia...

Love and an open Hawaiian shirt

(Jul 04, 2013) In an attempt to try and summarize what has changed about fashion in New York (Brooklyn) this summer as opposed to the last coupl...

Creatures of Habit

(Jul 01, 2013) On the safer side of fashion: A somewhat recent addition to SoHo which hits its mark and is destined to grow is the clothing bout...

The OUTPUT of all of those condos moving in

(Jun 27, 2013) On N 11th st in Williamsburg, something happened: A whole entire industry was built to satisfy the throngs of condo owners/renter...

Bamboo-House

(Jun 27, 2013) Lately a prominent influence in the more futuristic musical landscape has been Japanese synth guru/composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. As ...

Time for new shorts bro?

(May 03, 2013) Every summer a different shorts aesthetic reigns supreme in my not so humble neighborhood of Williamsburg. For the fashion forwar...

The Wine of Beers

(May 01, 2013) OK so the micro-brew thing is super old news. Portland guys have been doing that since way before I even had a beer. Coffee roaste...

Men With and Without Hats

(Apr 30, 2013) There is always one look that kind of plagues me because I don’t have the gear for it. For the last few months it has been ...

Harmony Korine does it again

(Apr 30, 2013) The film Spring Breakers is an obvious success in its ability to be treated as both fine art/experimental filmmaking and able to ...

Jai Paul’s coup

(Apr 30, 2013) Seems that last week everyone I know in the industry was either taking jealousy-inducing #selfies at Coachella just to let me kno...

Food is now as cool as alcohol

(Apr 15, 2013) NY Mag’s controversial “What Was the Hipster?” article suggested that the locavore trend was the last vestige o...

Sporty Spice gives you everything

(Apr 08, 2013) Very often lately people have been bringing up the Spice Girls in a mid/late 90’s fashion revival which also includes NR...

Blu Vapor and the Millennial Artist

(Apr 01, 2013) The other night after watching infamous NY doorman Simonez Wolf’s face glow blue in the dark from the light of a BLU electr...

Berghain

(Mar 30, 2013) It seems that everyone is obsessed with Berghain and Panorama Bar these days. It used to be just techno fans, now it feels like e...

Twigs makes it next

(Mar 29, 2013) Every now and then a music scene can get omnipresent in the underground and never have a “star” to break it to any ma...

3-Dita

(Mar 25, 2013) 3-D Printing is all the web buzz at the moment, and within minutes of most people hearing about its existence, promising inroads ...

Crepuscular Electronica

(Mar 23, 2013) I recently downloaded a Boomcat comp that lumped together a bunch of stark electronic music together and titled it “Crepusc...

High off AIR

(Mar 13, 2013) I think that it was unanimously agreed that the two most exciting menswear shows this past fashion week in NY were Highland’...

Dekalb Market and Smorgasburg sell you 4 dollar tacos, 5 dollar ice cream scoops and 10 dollar jars of pickles…

(Jan 27, 2013) The Dekalb Market and the Smorgasburg, as well as the food court at the Brooklyn Flea are amazing ways to spend kind of a lot of ...

Gin is the new bourbon for these guys

(Dec 08, 2012) The “Mixology” trend coupled with old-timey bartenders decked out in prohibition chic is a pretty common thing these ...

Quick! look at my face!

(Dec 05, 2012) Lately my friends have been really psyched on silly apps like Snapchat and Morpho. The first one allows you to send nudes that ca...

The reason the Beatles split was maybe just a balls sweatshirt

(Dec 04, 2012) The most hilarious moment of fashion of the past year not attributed to the likes of Jared Leto or Chris Brown, or some other cel...

Who you twerkin’ with?

(Dec 03, 2012) I don’t mean to just relay cultural slang to you like an annoying teenager but I think that at this point it would be usefu...

The great Seapunk debate

(Nov 29, 2012) Recently within a window of 24 hours Rihanna gave a terrible SNL performance using green screen 90’s computer generated ne...

Night Spa

(Nov 01, 2012) The newest “it” party in New York is the Night Spa. People LOVE to talk about it but don’t always have the nerv...

“What’s that jacket? Margiela”

(Oct 30, 2012) A few weeks ago in Brussels, I was trying desperately to spot a look that I could rip off that isn’t big yet in New York. G...

Candy Ravers

(Oct 29, 2012) The new wave of Disco 2000 referencing club kids dressed in discount Rainbow brand platforms and ironic head shop accessories ha...

Body Actualizing

(Oct 26, 2012) The only DIY space in Brooklyn that really stands apart from the rest is the Body Actualized Center (no disrespect to the excelle...

Filtered Privelege

(Sep 13, 2012) The Rich Kids of Instagram tumblr makes me feel nauseous, but sometime I like to feel anything so I like to look at it and have ...

First Plastic Human Emerges out of the Ukraine

(Sep 11, 2012) Valeria Lukyanova came to my attention perhaps through a Huffington Post article declaring her a “Real Life Barbie DollR...

The Ruth Is Out There

(Sep 07, 2012) Some of the more erudite young fashion and art sophisticates are behind V Magazine’s V-Files (some of the same people as be...

Holy Motors addresses the public

(Aug 15, 2012) One of my most trusted film-maker friends has stated that his most anticipated film in a long time is Holy Motors made by direct...

Hopelessly Canadian

(Aug 09, 2012) For some unexplained reason, somebody in my larger circle of influence discovered the show “Trailer Park Boys,” a Can...

Shimmering blue

(Aug 06, 2012) Summer 2012 has been sweltering so far here in NY and the need to find swimmable waters has become paramount. Now with shuttles t...

Vogueing strikes a pose for the camera

(Jun 13, 2012) The Vogue culture, a gay/trans/mostly black dance culture popularized in the stream-able film “Paris is Burning,” and ...

Odd Present

(Jun 04, 2012) Rap music is having an indefinable moment, from really talented and buzzy artists like Danny Brown and Spaceghost Purple to the s...

Summer freestyles

(May 28, 2012) Every summer everyone who thinks they are “hip” in America is like “I love the beach!” and then they go a...

Girls the show

(May 25, 2012) Girls (the show, not the band) is a Sex and the City for a hip generation of people without jobs, thus more realistic in its port...

I was at Coachella and all I saw were these lousy shirts

(May 24, 2012)  Actually they were pretty sick! Girls did the whole American Apparel meets Ke$ha meets native American thing, and guys all wore ...

Charlotte Free’s Pink frosting icicle dreams

(Apr 20, 2012) Charlotte Free is a Brooklyn model that gets attention for her bright pink hair and her colorful style, but I stumbled upon her d...

LA noir in Paris?

(Apr 04, 2012) So a friend of mine whose music is pretty popular in Paris told me about a venue she played in Paris last year that was modelled ...

Streaming Liquid

(Apr 02, 2012) MTV’s Liquid Television stands as a reminder of a time when MTV not only defined musical tastes but also cultural and artis...

The Style Rookie

(Mar 07, 2012) I have been a fan of Tavi Gevinson for a few years now. She is a prodigious kid, whose imagination and artistic gaze has made he...

“ACME is the most exciting restaurant in New York”

(Mar 02, 2012) Those were the words posted on a food message board that Eater then re-posted that finally made me have to see for myself. I am n...

“Nightlife”

(Mar 02, 2012) It has been a while since I have written here specifically about “Nightlife,” referring to going out to look at attra...

Man Bun Rising

(Mar 01, 2012) While fashionable gay men in New York continue to dye their hair light yellow or gray-blue etc, fashionable straight dudes in Bro...

Holograms

(Feb 02, 2012) I suspect that holograms will soon become consumer friendly and will make a big splash in the performance art/music/nightclub wor...

Suedeheads and Velvet obsessions

(Feb 01, 2012) Following a slight Teddy Boy resurgence for fashion inclined men, Suedehead and Skinhead looks are seeing a slight revival as wel...

You’d look better in 3-D

(Jan 30, 2012) Having cutting edge visuals has been an important aspect of dance culture and electronic music since the Hacienda threw its firs...

No Shame in enjoying this

(Jan 25, 2012) As far as art-film is concerned right now, Steve McQueen’s (UK video artist, not American actor) Shame is the most Art and Fil...

Slutevs

(Aug 31, 2011) I have never been a fan of the diary style blogs and the internet pseudo-celebrities that generate them, but Karley Sciortino, o...

NAKED instantly

(Aug 26, 2011) Recently, mysterious personality/avant-bass musician ZOMBY mentioned in a rare interview for Self-Titled Magazine that he really ...

Montauk and the hipster surfer

(Aug 25, 2011) The Hipster Surfer in its current incarnation may have emerged when the graffiti gallery artist elite decided longboarding was co...

Balearic 2011

(Aug 25, 2011) So the Balearic sound (a musical style that relates to the dreamy euro-pop music played at Amnesia on the island of Ibiza in the ...

Summer report Girls: Sideboob and Lace top over Bra.

(Aug 02, 2011) Showing “Sideboob” was surely around last summer, but this summer I have heard people discuss it as “the new cl...

MoMA PS1 brings another year of awesome day parties

(Jul 29, 2011) The MoMA PS1, the branch which features art from emerging artists, is the summer spot for day events in Brooklyn (technically Que...

Melancholy for the film industry

(Jul 28, 2011) The only movie that seems interesting coming out other than Harry Potter, which is like the best series of movies ever, is Lars V...

New age pop replacing Goth Revival

(Jul 27, 2011) Not sure if its cuz of Gang Gang Dance or what but everyone seems to be using Cirque Du Soleil synths and new-agey bell tones.  ...

“Hipster Hamptons”

(Jul 22, 2011) This 4th of July, the Rockaways was where everyone was partying…. or at least everyone who wasn’t invited somewhere i...

Gourmet food trucks in NY: an alternative to lousy sandwiches and slimy pizza

(Jul 05, 2011) Gourmet food trucks in NY are really trendy and it can often be a delicious trend and a nice update to the awesome authentic stre...

Summer of sexy remixes

(Jul 01, 2011) So the mainstream world has caught on to the post-dubstep thing it would seem. That is cool, I guess, but the indie/DIY side of i...

Summer 2011 and interconnectivity

(Jun 29, 2011) Citing new “looks” becomes increasingly difficult as I notice a growing closeness between the ironic/street styles o...

Game of Throners

(Jun 27, 2011) So everyone seems to be obsessing over Game of Thrones because of its taboo exploitative nature. The problem with most of the oth...

A by no means comprehensive sample of Net-art

(Jun 06, 2011) I have been referencing the themes of Net-art and internet-punk a lot on this site since before maybe it was ready to talk about...

Blue is the new black, following black actually being the new black

(May 31, 2011) In New York this Spring I have noticed that everyone is wearing shades of blue, either monochrome outfits or just bold blue accen...

Pusha T still pushing rap forward

(May 27, 2011) I have been writing about internet stars like Lil B, and producers like Clams Casino quite a bit over the last year, and it woul...

Clams Casino and AraabMUZIK emerge from the shadows

(Apr 28, 2011) Producers Clams Casino and AraabMUZIK are too good of artists to be anonymous despite the luminous presence of Lil B and Juelz Sa...

The return of dyed hair to high fashion

(Apr 27, 2011) From Nicki Minaj and Rihanna to “emo” mall-kids with raver backpacks, it seemed that bright red or blue hair was ever...

Twin Peaks and the power of Netflix Watch Instantly

(Apr 26, 2011) Lately the Twin Peaks series went instant on Netflix Watch Instantly, and so many people I know are re-visiting it or watching it ...

Americans might finally be ready for Anime made 10+ years ago

(Apr 26, 2011) For some reason, lots of my early adopter friends have been re-watching Anime feature lengths such as Ghost In the Shell and Akir...

OK Roku

(Apr 19, 2011)   The Roku box is here. As the only one of my friends who pays for on-demand cable, I feel even stupider, but also more decadent ...

Smoothest Weeknd ever

(Apr 18, 2011) Toronto based R&B artist Weeknd will be HUGE, but for now he has so much “indie” appeal that it makes me wonder i...

Animal videos for the discerning gentleman

(Apr 18, 2011) As technology races forward exponentially, forcing old people to be a thousand times removed from their pervy gamer grandchildre...

Dragon Tattoos for everyone

(Apr 14, 2011) What do you get when you combine such trending topics as Law and Order SVU (most girls I know are obsessed with this, guys tend t...

Finally Spring, Finally some DAMN COLOR

(Apr 11, 2011) That whole I wear all black thing may still fly in the UK or whatever but Jill Sander thinks its time to get a clue and wear som...

The Ombre and Dark Roots

(Mar 28, 2011) It’s fashion week and I have managed to avoid/not get invited to most of the parties except for a few. Last night it was a ...

James Blake: The Neo-Minimalist Post-Dubstep D’Angelo

(Mar 24, 2011) I may have written about James Blake, or perhaps his collaborative project Mt. Kimbie, but it is finally clear that the post-dubs...

Olde America Still Dominates American Dining

(Mar 24, 2011) While Manhattan continues to pride itself on pristine spaces with private dining rooms inaccessible to the ghastly plebes, Brookl...

Tiny Furniture and the Do-Nothing Generation, or Whatever We are Called

(Mar 18, 2011) My friend Eugene, who may end up being one of my most famous filmmaker friends should the world embrace his internet-generated li...

The Day We Let in TRANCE

(Feb 24, 2011) When Trance music first started to become acceptable in certain circles of snobby music know-it-alls with bands such as Blondes a...

Winter in NY: Where is Everybody?

(Feb 16, 2011) During Winter in NY, everybody seems to disappear to either California or the Carribbean. I went to Miami last month and felt lik...

Music assignment

(Feb 12, 2011) Q1. If I had to choose to see 2 of these artists, it would either be a Cut Copy and Weezer concert or an Alicia Keys and Drake co...

A Love Story for the Clever Losers or Timeless Tale of Heartbreak

(Jan 31, 2011) Many girls I know have been talking about the movie Blue Valentine and how it made them cry and how much they liked it.  Apparen...

Smooth Soundcloud and browser crashing Myspace

(Jan 28, 2011) Myspace worked best for cute bands with swoopy hair. It did help a lot of unknown bands craft their image but in the last 2 year...

The Alpine Look

(Jan 24, 2011) All of the Swedish girls visiting New York (hundreds a week) brought a look this winter that involves furry vests over leather ja...

Cyberpunk 3.0 Slowly Emerging from NYC

(Dec 20, 2010) The first time the cyberpunk thing happened it was perhaps related to the film Liquid Sky but I have no idea if that is true cuz ...

Pho vs Ramen

(Dec 16, 2010) When it gets cold everybody I know in New York starts the ritualized eating of their Asian noodle soups of choice. It usually com...

Kickstarter is Actually Working… Really Well?

(Dec 15, 2010) I was invited to a party for Kickstarter, the site where young aspiring entrepreneurs achieve capital through the promising of gi...

Black Swan

(Dec 15, 2010) I have noticed that ballerinas have been a meme for several months now. Perhaps it is because they are pristine and unchanged by ...

Lil B and the Word SWAG

(Dec 14, 2010) One of the best surprises in the post-hyphy world of Bay Area Rap is that the members of the Pack are totally nuts and make reall...

Protected: Fast Food is for children

(Nov 08, 2010) 1.   Though I might think In and Out Burger is the best fast food option (should there be one around) due to its relative freshn...

Manufactured Pop is the New Weird Record

(Nov 03, 2010) I usually post about the music my friends are up to and it’s almost always avant-garde or groundbreaking in some sense, bu...

UFOs Over Twitter

(Nov 02, 2010) I always get a little psyched when I hear The X-Files theme song, and I believe in all types of phenomena except for ghosts, but ...

Funnier When They Say It

(Nov 01, 2010) There are only two comedy shows that inspire people that I meet to quote out loud. One is Eastbound and Down, and the other is Be...

Enter the Void

(Oct 22, 2010) Gaspar Noe has made some of the most fucked-up movies ever not to be banned, such as the motion sickness inducing snuff film Irre...

Somebody shave me

(Sep 11, 2010) I think that this might be more of a rant than an editorial but the girls shaving the side of the head look is totally out of han...

Robyn and the best new pop

(Sep 02, 2010) When I was shown the video for Robyn’s “Hang With Me”, I had to watch it twice in a row. It might be the first full-o...

Bath-house temples and spa castles

(Sep 01, 2010) When I first moved to the East Village and the winter was making me want to cry, everyone was like “you gotta go to the Russi...

Life with Louis

(Aug 19, 2010) Louis is a show based on comedian Louis CK’s stand-up. Recently an acquaintance told me that he can’t deal with stand-up com...

DIS magazine disses differently

(Aug 18, 2010) Dis is not the most popular new website just yet. Some friends of mine showed it to me and I thought to myself  “so that is w...

2010 Future-Punks

(Jul 29, 2010) Internet generated “future-punks” or “tumblr-punks” (my term) are here to stay, and they are more nihilistic and irreve...

Acid on the internet

(Jul 21, 2010) These people are sharing experiences that nobody should share and it is as captivating as it is unsettling – for the rest ...

S&M and Goth Summer

(Jul 02, 2010) Here in NY, the whole Madonna “Justify My Love”era look is in full bloom. Sweltering temperatures have stripped bac...

Black Lodges

(Jun 23, 2010) Satanic culture and the occult are really sexy right now. Everybody seems to be appropriating the imagery, whether it is the ove...

Culinary Arts as a Party

(Jun 17, 2010) Food Party and Dinner With the Band are two Brooklyn shows airing on IFC that are very integrated into the nightlife and music s...

Karaoke Bars

(Jun 16, 2010) Karaoke bars are really trendy these days. Perhaps it is because you can rent a room away from the public, and do kinda whateve...

The Human Centipede

(Jun 11, 2010) A film that everyone keeps talking about is “The Human Centipede,” and it somehow manages to horrify me and everyon...

Witch-House and the return of Dingbats font!

(Jun 04, 2010) I have posted about this before but now it is full bore and deserves another glance. Witch-house music is based on southern rap ...

The anonymous artist does its best to replicate the fabled “artist not appreciated in its lifetime.”

(Jun 03, 2010) Music media is so over-saturated with so many aspiring careerist bloggers that musician anonymity has become really a really pop...

Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job!

(Jun 02, 2010) Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job is that type of rare show, like Wonder Showzen before it, that i...

Specialized NY eateries that prepare one thing perfectly

(May 20, 2010) In NY it’s all about specialization. Artichoke pizza which makes only 3 types of slice begat This Little Piggy Had Roast B...

Hipcumon and the cutest girls on the internet

(May 19, 2010) Hipcumon is the type of website that makes me feel like every second that I am not spending with a gorgeous girl with long hair i...

Future of Passions

(May 15, 2010) Productivity How do you see people’s work styles or ways of working changing? What role will technology/devices play in sh...

Protected: Humans become Brands as Brands (try to) become human

(May 11, 2010) Opening Ceremony Being a brand in general seems to be the ultimate goal of social networking right now. Bands, producers, artists...

Protected: An antidote to Facebook monotony – more sharing?

(May 11, 2010) SOUR '日々の音色 (Hibi no neiro)' I imagine a potential rise in private and specific Facebook-type groups (hippies, D...

Protected: Grabbing people into FB but not commenting at them

(May 11, 2010) I resisted Facebook for so long because it was too revealing and honest. I liked how myspace allowed for personas, something tha...

Protected: A forum for people who don’t know what they’re talking about

(May 10, 2010) I have heard of foursquare. Its like a location-centric thing. I have yet to explore. It could be good. I would like a restauran...

Protected: Beyond acceptance, Twitter remains

(May 07, 2010) At this point Facebook is my events calendar, and my social address book as well (my gmail is my more formal/professional addres...

Protected: More comfortable going upscale while going for broke

(May 07, 2010) I socialize pretty normally with my friends these days. We sometimes meet at bars for drinks in the neighborhood whether it be th...

The re-emergence of Chopped and Screwed and Juke

(May 05, 2010) A few years ago at about the same time, Chicago Juke-house, and Houston’s Chopped and Screwed rap music caused small obse...

Bleached Eyebrows and Motorcycle jackets

(May 03, 2010) I have several friends with bleached hair and eyebrows. It is way unattractive but its kinda cool. Also everyone in NY wears th...

The Miracle of having a cry

(Apr 29, 2010) Miracles by Insane Clown Posse is the type of amazing/funny thing that you see less and less of in the self-aware age that we l...

Ace Hotel NYC and some of the nicest places you will ever party

(Apr 28, 2010) Hotel ballrooms have been a meeting place for the upper crust of socialites for years, but it seems that when the hotels have tr...

Tiny Vices

(Apr 02, 2010) Tiny Vices is a nice blog/photo archive that is run by Tim Barber who was once the photo editor of Vice magazine. I see him someti...

Bad Men

(Apr 01, 2010) I have never watched Breaking Bad but have been hearing from friends of mine that it is awesome. I will now begin to watch it, 2 ...

Neo Minimal Web Obsessions

(Mar 31, 2010) Patrik North of Acephale Records is kind of the A&R whiz of the late 00’s with his artists such as Crystal Castles and ...

Dark Day

(Mar 29, 2010) It seems like it should be over by now, but its not and I am not sorry. Occult Symbolism looks great right now. I have been seein...

“Like 90210 with sex and E”

(Mar 09, 2010) Lately I have been hearing a lot about the British show Skins. I have watched it a few times over the seasons, and have enjoyed t...

“Twilight… you know you like it”

(Mar 08, 2010) I watched Twilight about a month ago On Demand Free from Showtime. It has been cold and I needed an excuse to stay in, but I othe...

UbuWeb: Protector of the avant-garde

(Mar 08, 2010) A relief from the nausea and clutter of our age is UbuWeb.  An online library dedicated to the avant-garde and non-commercial wo...

Sadeness part 3

(Mar 01, 2010) Sade has a new album out and its pretty good, but with or without this record we are experiencing a second Sade moment- mostly du...

chatroullette is a totally creepy and momentarily fascinating development in communication.

(Feb 28, 2010) The internet was created for military communication (see arpanet) by acid taking harvard and MIT grads who were as much cyberneti...

Dungarees are a cute look!

(Feb 27, 2010) I was at 2 parties in Brooklyn recently: first was populated with the 30 something house crowd at Market Hotel to see the amazin...

AMEX ZYNC

(Feb 16, 2010) Amex: do not do this I read this prompt with a tinge of horror. The mere thought of marketing credit to people in their 20’...

The total challenge of finding good and somewhat affordable food in NY

(Feb 10, 2010) When I moved to NY I was worried that the food culture was bad. I mean it kinda is- sandwiches on bad rolls, pizza, hot dogs (ar...

Tumblr: Visual culture is alive and well and low-res

(Feb 09, 2010) I have noticed that a lot of artists are creating their visual manifestos via Tumblr. Tumblr is often thought of as blogspot lit...

90’s horse girl chic

(Feb 08, 2010) One of the few looks I can really think of right now that constitutes a “trend” is what girls are wearing as a resul...

Punk-House, chilled out

(Jan 26, 2010) Punk-house is a funny genre because nobody really wants to call it house and maybe they shouldn’t, but from what I have not...

TAKE IVY

(Jan 07, 2010) The classic preppie look is not exactly a new trend or even an obscure one. Even the unobservant surely spotted it in Vampire Wee...

Interactive Yeasayer website is actually quite rad

(Jan 06, 2010) The somewhat awesome Brooklyn band Yeasayer has an interactive website to advertise its newest single and it’s very neat. K...

New-Age music: Now less relaxing!

(Dec 30, 2009) The DIY/underground music community seems to be finally ready to get excited about New-Age music. Black Dice’s “Beach...

The Manhattan Inn and other examples of doing things right

(Dec 21, 2009) A restaurant/bar opened in Greenpoint near McCarren park entitled “The Manhattan Inn,” and though I haven’t bee...

“Aged to Perfection”

(Dec 18, 2009) Two films have come to mind recently as being ready for a revisit. The first is Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, Lies, and Videotap...

“Who has the best boots” contest and the winter look

(Dec 09, 2009) Fashion in New York is gearing for winter which is like a big “who has the best boots” contest among men. Meaning- wh...

Cold Synths

(Dec 07, 2009) Every generation gets to reject and replace retro trends in music and fashion with new retro trends in music and fashion. Right n...

A Man in Black Glasses

(Dec 03, 2009) Two films have caught my attention lately though I haven’t seen either because they aren’t out: A single Man and A se...

Internet Feedback Loop

(Nov 30, 2009) As the internet continues to be a feedback loop of information, some of it grows into amorphous monsters like the “BlobR...

Ted danson has another likeable moment

(Nov 24, 2009) The show Bored To Death is kinda cheap and predictable, not to mention filled with slightly annoying Park Slope humor (“wha...

Cute girls with boy cuts

(Oct 26, 2009) Boy haircuts for girls have been popular since Agyness Deyn became the “it girl” but I see that it is becoming more an...

Barbour jackets for men

(Oct 24, 2009) Barbour waxed cotton jackets for men are a standard. This is a trend that has been popular for a few years, but this fall it seem...

DARK CRYSTALS

(Oct 23, 2009) Fever Ray was somehow everyone’s favorite show lately. I didn’t go but heard so much about the lasers and smoke machi...

World Music blogs chart territory for music geeks

(Oct 22, 2009) Awesome Tapes From Africa is a guy from Brooklyn who uploads cassettes of music from Africa. It is a simple idea, but it is execut...

Spoken AIM terminology trend becomes spoken Facebook terminology trend

(Oct 22, 2009) Though this is not a specific website that I can link to, I have noticed that people have started using web language as spoken lan...

No more Wobble Bass.. at least not as much

(Oct 22, 2009) Everyone who would have produced exciting dubstep a few years ago is now producing either “funk” influenced dubstep. ...

VICE Film Issue covers urban decay of 70s New York

(Oct 22, 2009) I DJed a party for VICE in New York and took home a copy of the film issue and it’s actually quite good. It kinda offers an ...

No. 8B boutique makes for fun pretend shopping

(Oct 22, 2009) No. 8B is a boutique on Orchard street that carries a nicely curated selection of menswear, mostly from small designers, and ofte...

Alexa Chung is a babe and a host on MTV even though I don’t watch it

(Oct 22, 2009) Friends occasionally talk about Alexa Chung because she is an MTV host and she lives or lived in Williamsburg and dates british i...

GIRLS did what we all kinda knew they were going to do and became famous

(Oct 21, 2009) Friends of mine GIRLS became one of the biggest indie bands in the world in the last few weeks. Everyone from Solange Knowles to P...

Where the Wild Things Are

(Oct 21, 2009) “Where the Wild Things Are” is hotly anticipated…despite the Arcade Fire song on the trailer, everyone wants t...

FU Penguin takes cute animal worship to new level

(Oct 21, 2009) You know when you have a cat and it looks at you all cute and dumbfounded and you say to it “what the hell is wrong with you...

China Chalet has the party vibes that Manhattan needs

(Oct 19, 2009) China Chalet, a chinese restaurant with a banquet hall/party space, is a great venue to throw a party. It is cool because it is no...

Hair bows/adornments seen all over girls’ heads

(Oct 19, 2009) Hair Bows seem like they’ve been a trend in the UK since 2007 but now they’re popping up everywhere. Supposedly som...

“I want to go to there”

(Oct 14, 2009) Lately when we have had down time on tour we have watched a lot of 30 Rock on our laptops. I love hearing Tracy Morgan talk. Every...

Back in black

(Sep 24, 2009) GOTH FASHION has emerged as a return to austerity from the color explosion of the mid 2000’s. It has gone so far that girls eve...

Blissed out on Summer music

(Sep 24, 2009) SUMMER MUSIC is a huge theme this summer. Not just a seasonal thing, hazy summer jams have taken hold of the indie-consciousness. ...

DIY venues cropping up all over the place

(Sep 22, 2009) New York boasts many DIY VENUES. Most of them have some big drawback whether it be location or vibe or whatever, but every weeken...

Vampires still living long life

(Sep 22, 2009) VAMPIRES should be lame by now but just aren’t. TRUE BLOOD is really popular, although I think it is tacky. TRAVEL CHANNEL show...

Look at This Fucking Hipster

(Sep 21, 2009) LOOK AT THIS FUCKING HIPSTER is popular because it pronounces the death of the hipster as being socially relevant as it has becom...

Tough enough to be cult classics

(Sep 21, 2009) DISTRICT 9 was excellent and cool due to its Australian-ness (digeridoos used as sound effects and the classic Dead Alive splatter...