For the DJ who has to have everything, Numark, the DJ mixing console company,
has done it again. Mix and scratch a pair of iPods.
It even has a hole in the bottom so you can place it over your turntable spindle.
More T-Shirt Culture
Two women standing near an outdoor cafe started a stir at one of the tables.
One of the women was wearing a shirt that read ‘Please Don't Feed the Models.’
She wasn't model-skinny. The diners apparently thought that she was referring
On the heels of noting that the ‘JUICY’ motif sweat pants seem to have faded
away, I spotted a woman boarding a Brooklyn bus wearing a T-shirt proclaiming
The AP and the Philadelphia Enquirer have recently run stories about the controversy
over ‘Don't Snitch’ T-shirts. They're selling like hot cakes. Cops and civil
leadership are up in arms. Prosecution is already difficult enough, they say,
without additional witness intimidation. This fad too shall pass. The shirts
just expose a pervasive attitude.
This afternoon, I saw a mother with two children on the train platform. She
sported a tattoo that read ‘Sexy Bitch.’ Yeah. That's tantalizing. But then,
she did have two kids, so I suppose that advertising sells somewhere.
60 years ago, the state of Georgia executed the only woman to die in the state's
In her one-day trial, Ms. Baker, who was black, testified that E. B. Knight,
a white man she had been hired to care for, had held her against her will and
threatened to shoot her. She said she grabbed a gun and shot him when he raised
a metal bar to strike her. She was convicted by an all-white, all-male jury.
- A.P. report
If you did the math, you know that was 1945. She's being granted
a posthumous pardon, but the board granting the pardon has stipulated that
she was not guilty of her crime...
All That Jazz
I TA'd a course in Photoshop Layers and Masks this weekend at ICP. The instructor
related an analogy from a friend of his, saying that working with Photoshop was
like playing Jazz: Photoshop is a kind of keyboard instrument, where you
basics, and then find your own style of improvisation. I think it's an apt comparison.
Our Bodies, Our Billboards
This weekend, I skimmed the Czech artis magazine Umelec [not the
proper spelling – the first e has an accent that's only supported in Unicode].
An article described a 2001 exhibition of artistic t-shirts, where the curator's
At the end of the last millennium, the t-shirt became a space to convey
opinions, frustrations, inclinations, messages and jokes. With its wearer,
becomes a stimulus for manifold daily reactions. The space occupying the
body may be an ideal platform to ... express feelings, ideas, provocations,
The article went on to suggest that we ourselves have become advertising
spaces, but that the concept is tenuous and indistinct for most people. Hardly
anyone critically reviews the texts they are wearing on various parts of their
Almost as often as I've seen women wearing the “Boy Breaker” t-shirts,
I've noticed older women wearing t-shirts that read “Baby Girl.” I've
never asked anyone wearing one of these shirts what it means to them, but I'm
sure that it has resonance for them. A number of women wore sweat pants with
the word ‘JUICY’ emblazoned across the butt last year. Those seem to have fallen
out of vogue this year – maybe that had to do with the responses the message