Keith Haring. Crack Is Wack. Paint on concrete. 1986. Harlem, New York.
Cindy Crawford invites Jon Stewart out for “a girl day” on MTV’s House of Style circa 1994. The two go to the Elite modelling agency and a beauty salon before playing a game of one-on-one basketball at the local gym. Stick around until 2:50 and you’ll see Stewart throw down a two handed slam dunk!
Commander Chris Hadfield performs David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” from the International Space Station. He returns to earth on May 14th.
Kissing The Pink performing their single “One Step” on the Dutch television program Top Pop in 1986.
Neil Young and his band (featuring Nils Lofgren on guitar) perform “Computer Age” in 1982 following the release of his vocoder laden album Trans. Although a commercial and critical disappointment (by Young’s standards at least) this album remains one of my all-time favourites.
Pet Shop Boys newest video “Axis” is a sneak peek at their Stuart Price produced full-length Electric, out June 15th.
“From the perspective of the culture of glamour, it’s now a very narrow line between Hollywood and the art world, or, between the movie star and the art star. The operation of the entertainment industry encourages the “star” to become an object of desire of its own making, conditioning the subject to take on a false sense of self. Nonetheless, some of the best artists incorporate a critical process in their work reflecting on the myth-making operations of their culture.” – Haim Steinbach
Classixx (ft. Nancy Whang) “All You’re Waiting For” (Innovative Leisure, 2013).
A VHS rip of Dan Graham’s seminal video essay “Rock My Religion” (1982-1984).
I’m so incredibly psyched to be part of this awesome flexi-disc box set being put together by my US label Astralwerks for this year’s Record Store Day! Having my music right next to acts like Kraftwerk, Hot Chip, and Air is a total dream come true. If you’re curious, my contribution is a self-produced four on the floor remix of my Free Dimensional deep cut “Put Me On”.
There are only 1250 limited edition sets so get on this before they’re gone!