Magic Date November 23rd

November 20, 2009 at 12:07 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

What’s up with releasing all these albums on the same day? I know they’re trying to jump start the holiday season and this is a good time to release albums, but seriously all on the same day?

Shakira She Wolf    I liked the song She Wolf whether other people liked it or not I can’t say.

Lady Gaga   Fame Monster    Listen to the dark side of fame.  Some of the songs are scary so watch out, but they’re all addictive.

Beyonce     Iam…Yours  Live album   Beyonce’s first live album and she’s got pipes that are shown off live.

Adam Lambert  For Your Entertainment   Glam

Rihanna     Rated R        Was this written for Chris Brown? Some of it is kind of it is frightening and sounds really rough.

Susan Boyle   I Dreamed a Dream   She can sing for real.

Kenny G     Holiday Album     Yes he’s releasing an album

And it looks like Britney Spears was a little off with release of her singles collection.

Are you planning to buy one of the many albums released on November 23rd?  In person or on itunes? Or are you just into singles?  Personally I’m getting the fame monster.  I haven’t figured out if I’m getting the version with the fame attached or not.  I’m buying the actual physical CD  because I want the cover.

Kagehime

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Hitchcock and Russian Roulette

November 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

What’s with the use of Alfred Hitchcock in songs recently.  Pitbull mentions him in Oche Calle.  But for him he wants to make a film and you know the kind I mean.  Lady gaga makes clear refences to Hitchcock’s movies in Bad Romance with “I want your psycho, your vertigo stick, want you in my rear window,” which she explains in her Alexa Chung interview as wanting someone to the point that your willing to accept even the deepest darkest parts of them and of course its a Hitchcock shoutout.

Russian Roulette’s making its rounds in songs as well.  But so far its hit and miss.  Lady Gaga says “Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun” in Pokerface.  And Rihanna’s got a new song called Russian Roulette, but so far I’ve heard at least as many complaints as praises about the song.

Like any of these songs?

Kagehime

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Picasso inspired by Hentai*figures…

November 10, 2009 at 10:56 pm (art) (, , , , , , , )

I wasn’t surprised at all when I read here that Picasso was inspired by hentai or Japanese porn.  Knowing about all of his affairs and the way women were portrayed in his art. It doesn’t surprise me at all.  What does surprise me and probably shouldn’t is that he was able to get his hands on this porn.  It wasn’t like he had the internet.

Kagehime

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A Monster Bad Romance Vid

November 10, 2009 at 2:08 pm (anime, art, fashion, music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

 

I wonder if Lady gaga watches much anime or if this is a coincidence.  The cross in the monster as part of the title font and the big anime eyes in the  music video. They were so freaky.  I thought they came out in the beginning like they’re vampires or creatures born of the abyss. 

Also in the vid there’s the attack of the Alexander Mcqueen monster.  She had premiered Bad Romance at the Alexander Mcqueen show so I guess that’s understandable.  And that polar bear dress was fierce.  There’s also a bit of East European feel to it to go along with that Russian sound that she uses in the song.  The only thing I thought was really scary was that cat.  I don’t know why but it freaked me out.

 And the end is a surprise so if you haven’t seen it I won’t spoil it where strangely she looks like Amy Winehouse. I love the vid.  What do you think?

Kagehime

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Cartoonified

November 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm (art, cartoons) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

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With the magic of photoshop I was about to transform a normal photo of myself into a cartoon version of me like they’ve been doing in some of the commercials recently.  If you remember what commercials please tell me.

And no I’m not obsessed with myself but I’m the only person I have full rights over my picture and I don’t have any models because I don’t have money like that.  So like many artists I will keep doing self portraits until I can get someone to pose for me or something. Look Vincent Van Gogh did a ton of himself.  We share the same birthday among other things.

 

Kagehime

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Campbell’s AdDRESS your Heart

November 7, 2009 at 8:59 pm (art, fashion) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Here are some dresses I had designed while coming up with one to enter the Campbell’s adDress your Heart contest which donates money earned from votes on the winning dress to the American Heart Association to help educate women about heart disease so please vote when you can.  I’m not posting the one I entered until later, but while I was designing these dresses I seriously felt like I was competing against Andy Warhol (and if that was the case I diffently didn’t win) but he’s dead so you wouldn’t think I would be competing with him.  But in 1967 his design was printed on a paper dress and that still inspires the dresses campbell has liked in recent years.

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Here are some I ditched before coloring.  All the dresses had to be mostly red so I just colored them another color, because I thought the dresses were too cute to totally ditch.

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I hope you like the dress designs.  I didn’t design the shoes, just changed colors and all that.  I used Alexander McQueen, Dior and some other fancy shoes.

Kagehime

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Maus

November 4, 2009 at 12:01 pm (art, books, cartoons, comics) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I finally read Maus. It’s a graphic novel split into two books, although you can find them in one, in which the comic artist portrays himself as trying to understand his father’s past.  His father was a Polish Jew who survived the concentration camps during World War II.  This book is not just about his father’s experience, but also about the artist’s experience with his father. 

The graphic novel is truly a survivor’s tale: the father’s and the son’s.  If you think comics are just for kids or the child at heart think again and read this semi autobiographically comic. Spielgelman uses the art form of comics to the fullest.  The Germans are depicted as cats while the Jews are mice.  There are also a few times in which the people are depicted in human form to separate to reality of making the comic and the comic itself.  The use of exaggeration available to comics also helps with the storyline.  The art is the basic black and white with square boxes that many comics have and its easy to follow. 

If you’ve read Maus what do you think about it?

Kagehime

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Gaga as the Bride of Frankenstein kills

November 3, 2009 at 10:24 pm (art, fashion, music) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

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A photographer died after looking at her.  Seriously.  According to Perez he fell off a ladder after passing out.  Pop Eater says he died in the hospital after collapsing within minutes of seeing her.  I want to know what really happened.

 She’s looks like a  fashionable bride of Frankenstein here but is she that scary?

Kagehime

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Happy Birthday Hello Kitty!

November 1, 2009 at 10:20 pm (art, fashion, music) (, , , , , , , , , , )

How Hello Kitty’s been celebrated this year and tons of Lady Gaga! 35 years of Hello Kitty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Although I have to ask is some of this too suggestive for Hello Kitty?

Kagehime

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