Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Monday, 28 July 2008

European Cycle Messenger Champion 2008...

...is Michi from Bremen. But that was the least exciting thing that I found out during the last four days while I was in Eindhoven at the ECMC2008. Video reports about the cycle messenger culture and the event will be on Hobnox soon. Than you can find out more about beautiful bikes, skidding and other fixie tricks, bike Polo and the main race. Meanwhile check the Blog Moving Target for news.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Brooklyn Bike Kill Event vs. ECMC Eindhoven


This weekend the European Cycle Messenger Championships take place in Eindhoven. (Maybe) I am there to report. For now I can share this film about the Brooklyn Bike Kill event with you...

Monday, 21 July 2008

Vivienne Westwood: Anglomania at Berlin Fashion Week

The only show with laughing models was the Anglomania SS`09 collection. Who did not seem very amused was Vivienne Westwood (left), the owner of the brand.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Elle Fashion Star



Die deutsche Elle feiert heute ihren 20. Geburtstag im Tempodrom. Sie hat zu diesem Anlass einen Modepreis ins Leben gerufen, so daß Karl Lagerfeld für sein Lebenswerk die Platinum "Mercedes" von Claudia Schiffer verliehen bekam. Auf dem oberen Fotos sind übrigens auch Mary von Pudri/Laufsteg/Stil in Berlin, Christina von MySpace und Nora und Benedikta von Burda Style zu sehen. Zusammen mit Jessy und Julia von Les Mads hatten wir eine Menge Spaß.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Emilio Cavallini socks

Outch! a blister. We girls know how painfull it can be to wear high heels. Emilio Cavallino has the solution: good looking socks. Via Kingdom of style.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Visa Swap Shop Report


It is the last chance on the 18th of July to drop of clothes in Convent Garden (London) if you want to swap, Visa style. The London PR-Swap Shop is fully going. The Berlin Swap Shop closed its doors in April. In this report from the Berlin Swap Shop you see how swapping works and how much fun it is. But no matter where you are, you don't need a PR company to organize this for you. Meet up with your friends and exchange clothes. Swap, baby, swap & watch the two reports here.

Friday, 11 July 2008

Rap History Class

More fun than Grandma(ster) Flash's staged performance was the Rap History class that I attended last night. In the University of Bohannon students gather to learn about HipHop. Each month the professors (K-Boogie, Marc Hype, Sven Huzr, Dejoe and Scientist) teach one year. Yesterday it was the eighth year: 1987. With reading material (photo above) in the library and listening sessions in the auditorium, the full scale of Rap History is being examined. Body moving to the beat is highly recommended to experience the entire process of applied Rap Studies. However good the dancing skills, they don't help to pass the exam. Before 2am students have to turn in their papers. Good students are allowed to take home the history book and can bring a friend next time, at Thursday, the 14th of August when the year 1988 is being taught. Hardcore nerds can start studying now with the help of Rap History's MySpace.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Grandmaster Flash book release in Berlin



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Grandmaster Flash is still playing some more Hits at this very moment in Berlins club "Weekend". Before he started DJ-ing, together with his yellow T-Shirt wearing assistant, he told some stories about drugs and the punishments that his father gave him, when he touched the turntables. What a media night. His memoir is out now on Broadway books.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Videoart: Dimensions of Dialogue


Do you remember the Street Art Animation by Blu? I posted it in May. On Concrete Menagerie I found the related film "Dimensions of Dialogue II" which Jan Svankmajer made in 1982.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

More Jennifers on racing bikes



Talking about retro-racing bikes. I stumbled over this cheesy J-Lo video clip in which Jennifer Lopez imitates Jennifer Beals. Hey you video director. What a crazy idea!
Update: After a small research I know now that the video was shot 2003 by David LaChapelle. The choreography is by Jeffrey Hornaday who - in 1983 - did the choreography for Flashdance. J-Lo also wears the same outfit that Jennifer Beals wore in Flashdance. And because of all this Sony (who is responsible for the video clip) had to pay a licensing fee to Flashdance right owner Paramount Pictures. Whatever!

Sunday Sports: Blueberry picking

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Blackberry? No. This sunday it was blueberry time. Jammy.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Retro-Rennräder auch auf Spiegel Online

Sogar Spiegel Online berichtet jetzt schon über Retro-Rennräder und "Fixed Gear"-Tricks. Auf dem Foto ist Jennifer Beals in Flashdance zu sehen, die in der Spiegel-Bilderstrecke als Beispiel für den oh so neuen Retro-Trend angebracht wird. Zum Artikel geht es hier.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

What if... being broke is being pimp?


"The Broke Ballaz" show you how it works. Being broke is the new pimp now. They ride their sister's pink bikes, can't get laid and eat their toe nails when they are hungraaay.
In the real world this video clip is from a comedy production company called Day by Day. The results of this company look like kids tried the Jackass stuff at home and filmed it. How I understood it, they mainly show their clips on DVDs, the web and on evenings called "Rejected - too vulgar for TV". Cheers to Kalle for sending the clip. If being broke would be being pimp it would be great. Especially because everybody would ride around little sweet bikes. More videos are on their YouTube channel.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

The fututre of music videoclips: Sue and the Unicorn


Music industry changed. The future of how the videoclips get produced could be this: The musician (Sue Denim from Robots in Disguise) and her filmmaker friend (Brian Belukha) have a sparkling idea. They call up some friends. Within a couple of hours they meet and get into funny outfits. They walk over to a location. (In this case Görlitzer park, because that is where Mister Frisbee hangs out.) They perform the song six times. The best take gets chosen and uploaded in the internet within an hour. That's it than. The videoclip "Pick me up" by  "Sue and the Unicorn" is done and out there for you guys to comment on.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Fussball ist immer noch wichtig

Das Mädchenfahrradpolo besser als Fussball ist, habe ich ja schon an anderer Stelle gesagt. Doch auch Fussball kann einem tolle Momente bescheren. Zum Beispiel, dann wenn man Zweite in seiner Tippgruppe (immerhin 20 Leute) wird und das gewonnene Geld nach Hause tragen darf. 
Und wer sich bei dem Foto fragt, was das für eine Brille ist? Das ist die Cazal 607, die auch schon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels von Run DMC trug. 
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