Shepard Fairey is making a guest appearance on Portlandia on January 29th. He says:
I’m a big fan of Portlandia, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s comedy show based on poking fun at the idiosyncrasies of bohemian Portland Oregon, so I was very excited when they asked me to do a cameo. I’ve spent a bit of time and done a few art shows in Portland, so I know where Portlandia finds its inspiration. In fact, the part I play, a jaded art store employee, was set in the exact art store where I bought my art supplies while staying in Portland for a stint a few summers ago. I’m no actor, but this part, along with maybe “jaded art student” or “jaded skate shop employee,” are the closest I’ll ever get to method acting. Fred and Carrie are a blast to hang out with and made the whole experience a lot of fun for me. Here’s a clip from the segment, but you can catch the full episode Thurs. night on IFC. -Shepard
Portlandia airs Thursdays 10pm EST on IFC.
Remembering Dr. King on his national holiday, as well as the work of Coretta Scott King and the many leaders in the civil rights movement. The painting was done by Dan Buller & Gene Pendon fr HVW (live painted in Montreal in 2005)
My very first involvement with Youth Speaks was at their Bringing the Noise event, and I was hooked. This celebration is a showcase of young writers presenting original pieces inspired by the struggles and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Always uplifting.
Monday | January 19, 2015 | 7-9 PM
275 Hayes Street
Between Van Ness and Franklin
Tickets: $5 for youth | $10 adults
Tickets are available here.
Video from last year’s event:
The previously unreleased video for the Beastie Boys’ “Too Many Rappers” featuring Nas was discovered on editor’s Neal Usatin’s site. Directed by Roman Coppola.
Too many rappers, still not enough emcees…
via Pitchfork. RIP MCA.
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Aesop Rock (@aesoprockwins) worked on a vinyl figure with Galen McKamy, and the result is Whiskers, The Undead. 10.5″ limited vinyl. Box illustrations by Coro.
Check Aesop unboxing it below…
New arrivals from Akomplice (@akomplice) in the shop, featuring items from their 10 year anniversary as well as a new collaboration with Ride Snowboards. Check their video for the collab which was filmed in Patagonia, Argentina: