Posts tagged nyc
Posts tagged nyc
Phantogram was my last concert of my 4 in 5 days venture. Combined with getting sunburnt pretty badly hours beforehand, I unfortunately did not rock out as much as intended. Next time!
Have you ever walked around in Lower Manhattan and noticed a trail of paint on the sidewalk?
About 3 years ago, one of my friends in school decided to follow the trail around and noticed that the trail produced the image that you see above; a strange-looking rendering of what appeared to be the word “momo.” MOMO, we found out, was the name of an artist that used to be based in NYC, and sure enough, the one responsible for tagging his name across the width of Manhattan.
After requesting a meetup, MOMO told my friend that he accomplished this task by fixing 5 gallon paint buckets to the back of his bike, poking a hole in the bottom of the containers, and riding though the West Village, SoHo, Greenwich Village, East Village, and Alphabet City. Momo made the tag in 2006. Some parts of the line have been covered up by roadwork and redone sidewalks but most of the line is still visible.
To me, the interesting thing about the line is how both similar and different it is to regular graffiti. Essentially, most graffiti writers enjoy seeing their name on things. The bigger they can paint it and the more visible their tag is, the more people will notice their conquering of the city. MOMO created the largest tag in New York, yet the scale of his work here, so massive that it can’t all be viewed at once, means that thousands of people will walk on it each day and never even notice it. It’s simultaneously the biggest and smallest artistic statement I have seen in my time here.
MOMO made a video about the line which you can see here.
If you ever walk over it, now you’ll know what you’re looking at.
Welp, I know what I’m to do next time I go into the city.
Watch ‘Blue Dream’ - the first of two videos I directed for DC band Drop Electric.
A summer fever dream, in which we experience two points of view of a serendipitous New York romance that quickly turns dark.
Premiered on London’s Clash Mag today. Pretty neat.
Latest music video from Drop Electric. Directed by the bestie with me as Assistant Director (plus I can be spotted several times as an extra throughout)
You know it’s a bad sign when Alien and Predator work together and provide statements to the police.
Real life update will occur…sometime.
A million times yes.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have spoken, and they’d like you to experience their live show in real time rather than through the microscopic screen of your iPhone. Last night SPIN spotted the above sign posted on the door of Webster Hall, where the band was playing a homecoming concert.
1992: Actor Michael Caine and David Bowie attend the book party for Michael Caine “What’s It All About” on November 15, 1992 at Elaine’s Restaurant in New York City.
Keith Richards, Tina Turner & David Bowie, NYC 1983
David Bowie has a drink backstage with Paul Simonon, the bassist from The Clash, following the group’s concert at Shea Stadium, Queens, NYC, circa 1982
I just learned about the 2013 International Toy Fair, which begins today. And, conveniently enough, occurs in New York.
Think of all the new toys that’ll be showcased here! Forget the kids stuff, I’m talking the increasing popularity of action figures and other items geared towards adults.
“Why, Tina! YOU live in New York…why don’t you just attend?” Oh I wish I could, imaginary person. But said event is restricted to trade only, public not allowed.