Bowie’s mirror image

Musically, culturally, aesthetically, emotionally, etc etc. Many of today’s creative types quote a certain Brixton born music superstar as one of their biggest influences. There are too many to mention so I would suggest everyone creating within the last 50 years would have been touched by the Starman in some way shape or form

One such inspired type was a certain David Sims. His 2013 re-imagined   Bowie imagery known as Bowievirus features images you think are Bowie but in fact not.

Bowie?

Bowie?

Imagery featuring a model, rock star Vince Taylor and what appeared to be Bowie featured. But you could not tell which was which. Head to ICA to see for yourself, and to pick up a free print 

Bowie!

Bowie!

Bowie....

Bowie….

At the V&A museum at the moment there is a rather amazing exhibition all about the man behind the multi-coloured-faceted-sexual-talented Mr David Jones.

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Paint out East – Unknown artists?

SF has been looking for new paint, away from the well trodden tracks of Brick Lane, the canals, Old Street, etc etc. A little cycle out past the Olympic stadium past Newham and beyond through up these lil gems. No idea of the artists as yet so suggestions would be welcomed, top line diggery suggests the below.

IDKY

IDKY

Great colours and freehand with some stencilling to boot. 2013 so pretty fresh too

Kid1

Kid1

Simple old skool, nice colours and freehand

Sish Man

Sish Man

Pink. Everyone likes pink, not just ladies and poofs. Words mixed in to the brain matter, with an on switch. Big like.

Cheese Freedom

Cheese Freedom

Pyramid, all seeing eye and the idea of Cheese Freedom, who knew that the shackles were on for the fromage. Liking the slick writing style

Head to Newham on the cycle paths for your own view

Just another coloured brick in the wall

SF always says Lego makes everything better and even picturesque cities such as ones just outside a historic Roma look a hell of a lot better.

Bocchignano, Italia

Bocchignano, Italia

Jan Vormann and his crew present Dispatch Work, where Lego has become a part of the wall works across Europe and beyond, from Barcelona to Koln to New York to Basel to Quito to Amsterdam.

Barcelona, Espana

Barcelona, Espana

NYC, US

NYC, US

Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark

Taipei

Taipei, China

Toil-art in the Eastend

You find some of the best and most interesting, witty things scrawled on the walls of toilets, regardless of which city, country or continent you are in.

Does this say…..

a) Lance Armstrong is innocent or

b) Lance Armstrong is no c*nt

Livewrong

Livewrong

Below it comments that all ‘we all ride bikes on drugs….’ Good ol Eastend

Plus two scrawled cocks on the walls

Then a couple of other bits SF thought you’d like

East

East

Wall tag

Wall tag

 

Daft – Nile – Pharrell

Daft

Daft

Next episodes from the brilliant launch of Random Access Memories. All of my friends on t’interweb have been posting links, interviews, homages, remixes, fave tracks etc from the Punked world of Daft.

Recently SF shared the link to the brilliant Nile Rodgers documentary from the BBC iPlayer and once again here is the great man speaking music. The way he describes music and how he creates is poetic, you got to love the fact that he calls it the Nile Rodgers sound and you know what he means in a moment.

Nile and ‘The Robots’ as they have become known is a match made in heaven, he says for himself it was like recording with his contemporaries even though the man is a part of legend. What is cool is the recording set up, it is like the Nile Rodgers destiny recording.

The Neptunes are one tight hip hop act and Pharrell is one fit as feck soulful lil dude, who better to record the vocals on the debut tune from the eagerly anticipated album. He makes the story romantic, the Nile bit, the Paris bit, the fizzing drink bit, the not remembering bit. SF is willing to believe

Ps Pharrell says you don’t need mandy for this music

PPS Daft Punk are big mates with Kanye. Kanye is a loonatic

PPPS An interview in the Guardian

Lego – Bridging the gap between function and creativity

Lego inspiration

Lego inspiration

As a little person there is one thing that every child, no matter their age, intelligence, social class, sex or even how dull they are, they will find joy in Lego. Little plastic bricks that can be fashioned into houses, robots, cars, people, animals, airports, roads, weapons etc etc. And when you grow up…. real life bridges. How many designers and architects have been inspired by these little blocks?

Lego exercise

Lego exercise

SF loves this because it is lego inspired, but is much more that a eye catching design. It is designed for fun with the smooth tracks for cycling, boarding or skating, plus the stairs up and down work those glutes but also the wave allows for different perspectives as you make your way across. Design should work on many levels and this does. So this is not only necessary as it looks good but works the mind, the body and the senses.

Pure blue sky not included

Pure blue sky not included

This bridge by Michael Jantzen has not been built yet but I think it would work very well in Hackney. I’ll make a suggestion to the council post haste

You Daft Punk – The Collaborators

Excited much?

Excited much?

SF loves a bit of electronic music, SF loves disco music. SF loves a live performance. SF is very excited about the new Daft Punk and the (please if there is a fecking god) tour that should follow.

Daft Punk are the purveyors of cool since 1993, the rarely seen, rarely heard, oft pined for French musical whizbots of our generation have created some of the most brain tingling music known to man. Defining generations

This rare insight into the workings of the mercurial French men comes from Todd Edwards, a man who collaborated with DP on arguably their finest tunage Face to Face, also providing the vocals.

New album Random Access Memories out soon… not soon enough mind. Featuring a certain Nile Rodgers. Fact

Man Ray @ NPG

The world's first selfie

The world’s first selfie

No long ass explanations on this, you should just want to see it anyway. FFS the man hung out with Duchamp, Coco Chanel, Dali, Picasso, Lee Miller and Max Ernst, whom he had a double wedding with.

Original hipster

Original hipster

Dali

Dali

Picasso

Picasso

Coco

Coco

A photographer who was more a visionary and created his own alternate reality through his images and techniques

So Chic……

Don

Don

Easter Bank Holiday weekend means only one thing, over drinking, over partying, muchos dancing, little sleep and then the Monday trying to recover brain cells, dignity and memory. All of which are consigned to the history books. Also means catching up on missed TV, got on this now. Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker

Bowie Rodgers

Bowie Rodgers

The guy was the don for many reasons, here are a few

A couple of other interesting points…. he was born to a 13 year old mum, grew up with her and his white step dad who were heroin users, can play any number of instruments but best known for the guitar which he taught himself and…. he has better hair than even Stevie Wonder