Thursday, September 26, 2013

Beard & Mustache Day Portraits

Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson portraits beards
Absurd Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson portraits beards
Now we just need a photo of The Mustache a.k.a. Chris Cornell! 

The Infinite Sadness of Losing Shannon



It's been almost 18 years and still the sting of losing Shannon Hoon is sharp, and one can only shake their head at the tragic loss. 


His mom, family and friends have a yearly vigil the week before his birthday, September 22nd. I wanted to go this year, but decided to wait until this winter. I'm way overdue for a solo train trip, so this December I plan on braving the weather and traveling to Indiana to visit his family and see for myself where one of my favorite singers came from. I will be live streaming and filming my entire trip so check back this December to participate and ask questions through our Live Performance page. This does not mean I will be interviewing anyone in the family, my plan is to talk to the normal everyday fan and talk about what Blind Melon means to them.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hindu Mythology Just Got Sexy: Gods & Godesses Brought to Life in Amazing Photographs by Manjari Sharma



Mumbai-born and Brooklyn-based photographer Manjari Sharma’s new project Darshan (spotted via Huffington Post) takes a modern approach to a timeless Hindu cultural artifact. ”We may have seen paintings and sculptures used to illustrate Hindu deities all over the world,” Sharma explains. “However, it’s the use of a rarely explored medium like photography to culturally preserve the Indian heritage that lends a uniqueness to the project.” The result are large-scale productions that incorporated exhaustive research, extensive makeup and prosthetics, and a team of 35 Indian craftsmen.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Stop Motion Reverse Haircut

Ballpoint Barber: A Stop Motion Reverse Haircut by Peter Simon stop motion humor drawing beards
Ballpoint Barber: A Stop Motion Reverse Haircut by Peter Simon stop motion humor drawing beards
The ludicrous battle of haircut/shaving videos continues with an new stop-motion short from Peter Simon that was inspired by an old magnetic Wooly Willy toy. Simon previously created a video called Trim back in 2011 which might have been inspiration for Ben Garvin’s Magic Beard last month. Do we have a new genre on our hands? Music byPaul Otteson.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Jack Endino's Earthworm and Why Hippys Are the Best People on Earth


Jack Endino with Endino's Earthworm at Hempfest 2013

Seattle has been fortunate this year when it comes to music. There have been so many band reunions, comebacks, and super groups formed, that there is simply no way any one person can make it to every show. So as we dive into Uproar Festival this weekend, many of us will reflect on our own history. Lots of us will be driving to the Gorge, probably blasting Alice in Chains the whole way there, then Jane's Addiction on the way back..."coming down the mountain!"