David Ellis x BLU = COMBO

Friday, October 09, 2009 | |

Check out this amazing looped timelapse video of David Ellis and BLU's collaborative piece for the FAME Festival in Grottaglie, Italy. The concept for the festival is pretty dope -- pairing international artists with local artisans in a small Italian town famous for their ceramics. The final product of this loose residency is a group show that takes place in, "one of the most ancient ceramics workshop of the area." I love the idea of bringing together contemporary artists with traditional craft. BLU, an Italian street artist known for his large scale murals with a political bent featuring bald, wide-eyed, flat characters collaborates with David Ellis, founder of the Barnstormers crew, who in contrast, has a more textured and illustrative style. The stop motion film does a great job telling the overarching story behind the collaboration set in an abandoned building in Grottaglie.

Old Skool Hip Hop Tapes

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I remember staying up all night in middle school waiting for my favorite song to air on the radio with both fingers ready to press the play/record button. This dutch hip hop head has put up over 200 of his favorite old school hip hop tapes online for download with a great collection from Mr. Magic (rest in power) and other legendary NYC radio hosts. Totally amazing archive and resource for dedicated music folks. thanks scott!

The Mapping Project : Williamsburg

Thursday, October 08, 2009 | |

BODEGA warmly invites you to be a part of our first endeavor, The Mapping Project. The Mapping Project is an exercise in connecting creatives, startups, social entrepreneurs, and small business owners in the borough of Brooklyn in order to help bring their ideas to fruition. By creating an interactive digital map, we consider how geography and the proximity of an area’s clustered residents can stimulate change through collaboration.

This Thursday, October 8, from 7-10pm at 303GRAND - A Revolving Storefront, we’re having a party to gather YOU, Brooklyn’s creative and entrepreneurial force, to introduce you to one another, draw awareness to the project, begin creating a platform for connecting change-makers, and allow you to register for the project. The meet-up will start collecting the data needed to construct the digital interactive map of community members that will not only stand as a symbol of the growing movement taking place, but serve as a resource for the community to continue business development.

Mostly, it’s going to be rad. Please RSVP here:


We also want to give a shout out to our event partners, DJ Jubilee who will be spinning, 303GRAND, IfWeRanIt, cut&paste, and PBR who is generously providing free beer for the event.



HSNY Screening: Know Your Mushrooms

Wednesday, October 07, 2009 | |

Im a huge fan of The Horticultural Society of New York and tonite they have an awesome program...a special screening of Know Your Mushrooms followed by a Q+A with Gary Lincoff, one of the experts interviewed in the film. Check the info and trailer below!

WEDNESDAY, October 7
Green Screen Film Series:
Know Your Mushrooms
With special guest speaker Gary Lincoff
Written, Produced and Directed by Ron Mann
Original music by the Flaming Lips

Mushrooms – we put them on our pizza and steaks and in our soups and salads, we marvel at their variety and are sometimes repelled by their grotesque beauty when encountering them in the bush. And yeah, some have even sampled their more exotic possibilities and asked the question: "Do mushrooms come from a far away planet?" Still, others have asked: "Can mushrooms save the planet?"

The world of fungi and their integral relationship with the health of the planet have only recently been appreciated. The oldest and largest living organisms recorded on Earth are both fungi. And their use by a new, maverick breed of scientists and thinkers has proven vital in the cleansing of sites despoiled by toxins and as a “clean” pesticide among many other environmentally-friendly applications.

Know Your Mushrooms follows uber myco visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans (two of the more expert and unforgettably mercurial characters in the community) as they lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi.

At The Horticultural Society of New York
Doors open at 6pm; film starts promptly at 6:30pm
HSNY Members $5; non-members $10

T-Pain Obama Autotune

Monday, October 05, 2009 | |

T-Pain x Obama = awesome. Thanks Nate.