Do you sometimes worry that Djin will visit you in the night and hold a party inside of your dental cavities? you are not alone actually. Do you often wonder what a Spaghetti Western would sound like if it were filmed in Edo Japan, where cowboys and geishas mingled together? Someone did that for you. Read on for more… [please excuse the clickbait intro]
One of the most iconic pop songs of the 80’s is dissected and explored by the always fascinating culture blogger Robert Horvat.
I just love Jamela Jamil, there is something unmistakably raw and real about her. I like that she’s not afraid to poke fun of herself and isn’t afraid to talk about her difficult childhood being poor, a fat kid, a brown immigrant and also being bullied at school – can relate to a lot of what she talks about with her early life. She is also outstandingly successful now, which is a great inspiration. I am hooked on Jameela’s podcast!
Upgrade Your Mind with Poppy Jamie – I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
When I was eating meat, I loved Takoyaki balls. Although watching documentaries like My Octopus Teacher and others that all changed as I realised the sentience and immense intelligence of all animals, especially squids and octopuses. Anyway, here’s a yummy vegan alternative to try, I haven’t done so yet but it looks great.
Studio Ponoc and Studio Ghibli are masterpieces of anime storytelling, and here, the great YT channel Cinema Cartography breaks down exactly what the recipe is for these magical anime films that are enjoyable for film lovers of all ages and all cultures.
Ben Wilson is also known as the ‘chewing-gum man’. He is a mainstay and legend of the London street art scene and creates chewing gum art. He has been turning pieces of petrified chewing gum into tiny and intricate street art since 1998 and to date has made over 10,00 pieces of mini street on pavements throughout London and Europe. He is well known for decorating a trail of chewing gum across the Millennium Bridge to the Tate Modern. Others have emulated this form and technique, but Ben remains the original creator.
He spends up to ten hours painting on the piece of gum and then this is heated with a blow torch and then sealed with a lacquer for posterity. I have never felt more like bangers and mash in my life, maybe this one would be a bit chewy though! Via Wikipedia
When you walk into a Tokyo sushi restaurant, leave your horse tied up out the front and ask for a “quesadilla por favor”…
This is a genre-bending album that blends together classic Americana, Asian instruments. The result is a bizarre and funky spaghetti western film soundtrack. It all just works very well together in my opinion!
The ‘root’ cause of your tooth pain are Djin and serpents dancing around between your blood vessels and nerves. Via Twitter
A cool idea to cycle with turntables and a sound system blasting out drum and bass on a summer day, it seems that everybody else thought so too. I haven’t been to Brighton so it was good to see what it looks like from the street level, it looks pretty nice.
Judy Garfin was born in 1945, in Edmonton, Alberta. She studied sculpture at the Art Students League in New York City and painting and printmaking at the Vancouver School of Art and in 1973, received her M.F.A. from The Maryland Institute College of Art’s Hoffberger School of Painting. She has lived in Israel, New York City, Ireland and Italy and has traveled widely throughout the world, which has profoundly influenced her artwork opening avenues into image creation that undermines western concepts of hierarchy and artfulness. She lives in Montreal where she paints in her studio and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Print Media as a tenured associate professor in The Department of Fine Arts at Concordia University. Via Twitter and Judy Garfin’s website.
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