Archive for April, 2010

Weekly Madness

Music of the Day:

I am not kidding you, I have listened to Simon and Garfunkel’s  “Sound of Silence” at least 30 times this week.  This song has to be one of the most epic ones of all time.  It transports you into another time; and boy do I wish I was back in that time!

Blog of the Day:

Just added this blog to my Google Reader and I can already tell that it’s going to be one of my new daily favs.  There’s a lot of fun and quirky home decorating ideas along with different artsy crafty things you can do.  I can hardly contain myself with the thought of being able to decorate my home. 

Quotes of the Day:

““Culture is what remains after we’ve forgotten everything we’ve read.”  -Ortega y Gasset

“Art opens up reality to us, making it deeper, thicker, more surprising.  Art never tells you what you already know.”  -David Hare

Other Inspiration:

Why not plant a Pothole Garden?  That is exactly what Pete Dungey must have been thinking.  This idea is genius, pure genius; unless of course someone decides to run it over.  Which in case people like that should not even be allowed on the road.  “Road Ragers” should just chill out and “stop to smell the flowers”; literally in this case!

Music of the Day:

Phoenix is not only a hot city to live in, it’s a hot city for bands to emerge.  Gospel Claws is a band that’s going to take off in my humble opinion.  This song, “Don’t Let it Die” gets something going inside me time and time again.   (Bare with the video quality; it’s the only live version I could find.) 

Blog of the Day:

Thought I would add a little humor to your day with this blog.    I think we can all recall when it was family photo day.  How could you forget having to coordinate your outfits with your family so no one “stuck out” in the photo?  It appears these people may have been going for just the opposite.  Hopefully I won’t  stumble across our photo on here… 

Quote of the Day:

“The quality of our packaging is important to us and the information you’ve provided will be helpful in identifying and correcting any possible problems.  Please know that we take these incidents seriously and will follow up promptly with the production facility that filled and distributed the product.”  -Pepsi

Other Inspiration:

Dan Golden ‘s pillow project is not only funny, it’s down right brilliantly hilarious.  (That may not be proper English, but I had to say it.)  Humor on a pillow; it’s the perfect gift to give that hard to buy for unlce of yours.

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Hey

Music of the Day:

Had the pleasure of being blown away by this band, the Arctic Monkeys, a couple of nights ago.  They traveled all the way from their hometown in England to put on one heck of a show.  These young guys have their act together and really know how to produce some well respected music and lyrics.  And to top it off, they are from England, so they do have the British accent…need I say more?

Blog of the Day:

Letterheady is a blog that focuses on the design of the letter opposed to the content itself.  I like what these people have done by taking letterhead to the next step with their innovative designs.  Who knew letterhead could be so exciting?

Quotes of the Day:

“Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold…” -Bob Marley

“I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.”  -Annie Leibovitz

Other Inspiration:

May just have to upgrade my 50 year old stylish bike to one of these puppies designed by Note Design Studios.  After all, it looks the same as the bike I have now.  It might even ride a little smoother than mine.

FreeeeeDom

Music of the Day:

Wow, if Richie Havens doesn’t get you going, then I’m sorry, but I don’t know if anything will.  Richie Havens was one of the profound performers of Woodstock and managed to blow the crowd away so much that they kept him playing until he ran out of songs to play.  I had the pleasure of seeing him perform a little while back and let me tell, the man can play the guitar today just as he did back then.  Be prepared to get blown away by his voice and guitar playing.

Blog of the Day:

Yuck, we all remember school lunches.  Well this blog captures the all too familiar and repulsive lunches that are being served to kids.  I guarantee after seeing this, if you have a child, you will be sure to pack a lunch for them from here on out.     

Quote of the Day:

“The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.”  -Chuck Palahniuk

Other Inspiration:

Check out this Moonwatch by Emotion Lab.  It was created to give us a better understanding of both time and life by establishing a relationship between a person’s emotional states and the moon cycle.   I don’t know about you, but after looking at this, I’m ready for another full moon.

Gooood Friday…

Per suggestion from a good friend of mine,  I have decided to change the format of my blog.  Don’t worry, the same great content will still be here.  And as always, I am open to any suggestions that you may have to make this blog more enjoyable and interesting for you.  After all, this blog is for you my fellow readers.

Music of the Day:

Not only is Phoenix the city great, but Phoenix the band is even better.  “Lisztomania” is the type of a song you will listen to over and over and over and still want to hear it even more. 

Blog of the Day:

Wow…stumbled across Guidespot which had these amazing photos of abandoned and decaying buildings.  I have rarely seen photos of this stature before.  Mad props to the photographer that took these.

Quote of the Day:

“Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.”   -Frank Lloyd Wright

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”  -Mahatma Gandhi

Other Inspiration:

Since it is Easter, let’s not forget to paint those Easter eggs.  Oh, why  not try something different this year and paint your favorite rock band on em’.  I think these ones are enough to scare the kiddos off so you can get their candy.