Young,Energetic and reckless , three adjectives to describe a group of guys who are united by two ever so important things, Skateboarding & Northampton. PoorKid Skateboarding is a skating group, think of a British Dogtown without all the publicity, besides skating they also shoot and edit videos of themselves. Considering their ages and lack of skating facilities they are doing amazing. Keep an eye out for them, awesome raw British skating.
Big things seem to be happening at XL Recordings , with Friendly Fires kicking off their tour in a couple of months (November to be precise), and Adele’s album receiving phenomenal success; it feels like they have a billion things going on at the same time. Southend band The Horrors have produced a new album, “Skying” making it their 3rd studio album since “Strange House” back in ’07.
“Still Life” was the first single released from the album and offers a comeback to their hit “Primary Colours”. On first listening, the beginning starts off like an overly commercialized Coldplay song, but then you are hit with a playful punch of piano synths and Faris Badwan‘s soothing, almost psychiatric voice. A superbly beautiful song, perfectly produced and definitely one to put on after a dodgy hang-over
Meet Donald Mckinley Glover the 27-year-old genius.Glover, an actor how has starred in the NBC hit series Community and has been a writer for 3o Rock, he has now turned his talents to a career in the Hip-Hop industry as a rapper / MC .
Gambino has the flow of Lil Wayne backed with the brains of Stephen Fry some how he is able to mix up a concoction of rhymes and lyrical poetry which as it stands, makes him one of the best.
Don Glover the black Clark Kent
Growing up as an outcast in suburban America, Glover has always had dreams and ambitions of a Hip-Hop career but thought it was too risky and pursued a more theatrical life also venturing into stand up comedy. Since 2008 Glovers ambitions have turned into reality as Childish Gambino ( a name coincidently he found on a Wu-Tang Clan generator ) Glover continues to push the barriers of commercial Hip-Hop bringing wit and intelligence to the rap game, he also manages to challenge racial / sexual stereotyping at the same time, you may as well call him Clark Kent.
Childish Gambino Top 5 :
- Freaks and Geeks
- Bitch, Look At Me Now
- Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Jamie xx Remix) ft Childish Gambino
- Let Me Dope You
- Put It In My Video
I haven’t been blogging in a while , I don’t know why this is maybe its because I lost the drive and energy to do so, maybe I’m just lazy. I have come to the conclusion that I have to start continuously blogging about things that move me in some way or another. Laying here in the dark with a bad case of man flu I’ve decided to get rid of this stupid “Can’t be arsed” attitude and actually do stuff…… if that makes sense
A common phrase for a 21st century adolescent
This week saw a rise in the power of journalism with WikiLeaks releasing a vast amount of unseen highly controversial government material. From day one WikiLeaks has set the standard for investigative journalism, Julian Assange has revolutionized the way media and information should be portrayed, a true Orwell soldier, on the war against Big Brother. So this is me a young recruit supporting a hero.
As more and more children get hypnotized by consumer technology, is it possible that the kids of the “Apple Era” are getting more disconnected with the real in word ?When the first telephone was invented in March 1876 it sparked a new age of communication, people could talk and send messages all over the world, people could remain distant but still in touch, relationships are now started and ended over phone calls texts and multiple social networking sites.
Looking back the past century, we realize that a child’s childhood has become more restricted and limited, this could be due to a number of different factors one being the world is perceived to be more and more dangerous with war, rising crime rate, paedophilia and other things but is the world really getting more dangerous ? According to recent crime rate figures the world is actually getting a lot safer ,this can be a debatable conclusion, it seems as the public perception has gotten more negative the safety measures we have put in to counter these things have actually done their job.
In many ways this has resulted in “The death of childhood” children are bottling up their passions and the ability to be creative has gone to other more dangerous past times , this can be backed up by the rise in teenage pregnancies and binge drinking. The child of the 1950’s is totally different from the child of 2010.
“ Technology made it easy for us to stay in touch while keeping our distance. Till we just stayed distant and never touched, now all we do is text too much” an important quote in understanding of how the media and technology has changed are ways of communicating and socializing.
Apple was founded in 1976 by a man named Steve Jobs, the company revolutionized the way computers and personal media players were thought to look and be made. Since then I think it has become a money-eating machine hungry on global domination, pumped up with brand boosting steroids, the public has become obsessed in buying branded products and have lost a sense of being unique and diverse. Photographers Michael Tompert and Paul Fairchild have really challenged the world’s view on Apple products, by destroying new Apple-branded products Michael and Paul have questioned what these products actually mean to you, an amazingly clever use of photography was used and a great viewing experience.
Destroyed Apple Iphone 4
The remains of an Ipod Touch
Ipad with multiple bullet holes
Following the Gulf Oil Spill, British designer Anthony Burrill went on to create 200 limited edition “Oil & Water Do Not Mix” posters, these posters may look remarkably simple and manufactured at first glance, but on closer inspection you notice that the words are actually made of oil and sand residue collected on the beaches of New Orleans and Louisiana. The paintings make an important statement on how the world’s oil consumption is affecting us.