Friday, February 3, 2012


I just finished watching Madonna's new video for Give Me all Your Luvin for the third time today.  I have to admit I was skeptical at first.  Not being particularly fond of the song itself, I wasn't sure what  to expect from this video.  I was almost positive that a collaboration with Niki Minaj and MIA would be another spectacle of Madonna trying too hard (a la 4 minutes featuring J.T. and almost all the songs on Hard Candy). 

I'm one of those fans who really wishes that when she does make these decisions to work with other artists,  she would do so with artists like Massive Attack or work with people like Hercules and Love Affair (Andy Butler has publicly voiced wanting to work with Madge in the past).  Coincidentally, if she were to work with Andy Butler, I would be in gay heaven; I LUV Hercules and Love Affair. Or Scissor Sisters, come on!  I hope this upcoming album gives me what I need.

But past that, I actually really like the video.  It's fun, definitely pop and shows her sense of humour.  Only Madonna would call someone "reductive" for referencing her work, and then go on and reference herself in her own video.  It's a glossy and slick commercial for her upcoming half-time show, which I truthfully had no interest in seeing.  But, after watching this, I do want to see her perform and I would like to see more videos.  Real ones, like she used to make.

This video shows us that she is current, she is on top of her contemporaries, (just watch and count how many mainstream artists will reference 60's-bebop-realness) and she also gives a sly wink to us die-hard, old-school Madonna lovers.  She says- You've seen this all before, from ME...and there's more to come.  Well, serve it up Madge and I dont care if you got yourself a new face...I've loved every single one of them...well, with the exception of Hard Candy. Ugh.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Lately I just cant seem to stop listening to Grimes, Austra or The Hundred in the Hands.  I posted a video from Austra back in June.  So I'll save a video from them for last ...

Canadian musician Claire Boucher aka Grimes is ethereal, cute and moody. I can't get enough...this appeals to the angst ridden gay boy of my youth..or the moody thirty year old man of my present..whatever.  Press Play...I'll go smoke a clove.

Brooklyn based duo Jason Friedman and Eleanor Everdell make up The Hundred in the Hands, they first grabbed my attention when their song Commotion played on rotation at work.  When I heard Eleanors voice inflections I instantly thought of Siouxie Sioux.  I hate comparing the the two because they are completely different, and there really is no comparison. The Hundred in the Hands live below...

...and just 'cause I love them so much, Toronto based Austra with a video for their song Lose it.

It's been a long time...

 I shouldnt have left you without a dope video to sit through...or something like that.  Feast your eyes on the video below.  My husband, Brazilian architect Guto Requena, invites Freunde von Freunden inside his space(no pun intended).  I like Guto's esthetic; his eye for pop culture is evident.  He mixes mid 60's mod with  today's urban esthetic. His style is definitely relatable to his generation and speaks with a certain kitsch factor that is still refined and polished.  When should I propose?

Guto also remodeled and designed the Panamby Apartmen in Sao Paolo, Brazil. 

Click HERE for more pics and info.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Vintage is so Sexy...

I was out celebrating Halloween last night at the Castle in Ybor City, and they played this on the dancefloor.  I became instantly transfixed...and now of course obsessed.  The cogs and wheels are spinning in my head...go the video, be inspired.

Duran Duran - The Chauffeur [uncensored] from mm1 on Vimeo.

Friday, October 28, 2011

He likes boys...

You have to admit it, Simone Battle (eliminated X-factor contestant) is cute; and so is her video. Get into it.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rick Genest..the face behind the ink.

Okay, so I have to admit I think Rick Genest aka Zombie Boy is really cute in all that ink; and if you share that sentiment, then I'm sure you've always wondered what he would look like behind the ink.  Look for yourself ...check out Dermablends video.

Ben Chmura: Intergalactic Inspiration

My friend Ben Chmura has launched his website a while ago.  I've been meaning to blog about it, but alas procrastination always gets the best of me.  Please give it a visit.  I'm sure he will be updating it soon. As of late, he gives us a glimpse on his 2012 collection entitled NIBIRU. Cant wait to see what he's got up his sleeve.
Go on, take a peek, get inspired.

STARGAZER t-shirt from the new collection, NIBIRU, debuting at StyleWeek Providence in Feb. 2012

Get yours now, click the link below