OCTOBER JAMZ: VOLUME TWO

Tracklist:

  1. BEBETUNE$ - M A D N E $ $ 
  2. araabMUZIK - Outer Limits
  3. Jeremih - Feel The Bass
  4. Brandy - Baby (Sweater Beats Bootleg)
  5. Robert Raimon Roy - Axela (Mike Gao Remix)
  6. Nas feat. Ginuwine - You Owe Me (Sango Edit)
  7. Grind Mode - I’m So High
  8. Jimmy Edgar - Turn You Inside Out
  9. A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray
  10. Fan Fiction - Dust 2 Dust
  11. Glass Candy - Digital Versicolor
  12. Miami Nights 1984 - Phone Tag
  13. Phil Collins & Philip Bailey - Easy Lover (12” Dance Mix)
  14. Kano - It’s A War
  15. The Wolf Sisters - Big Bad Wolf
  16. Willie Hutch - The Glow
  17. Collage - Romeo Where’s Juliet
  18. Bobby Brown - On Our Own
  19. The Jets - Rocket 2 U
  20. Brenda K. Starr feat. Adam Yauch - Suspicion
  21. Pebbles - Mercedes Boy
  22. Evelyn “Champagne” King - Love Come Down
  23. Mtume - Juicy Fruit
  24. The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On (12” Disco Single)
  25. Imagination - Music and Lights
  26. Dazz Band - Magnetized
  27. Candido - Thousand Finger Man (Original 12” Mix)
  28. Giorgio Moroder - Evolution
  29. Yves Malone - Exit 217

Tried finishing this up for the weekend but that didn’t happen, so here it is. A bit of some R&B and funk and 80s jamz. The blends are a bit whatever, but life be’s that way sometimes.

*SIDENOTE: If you like this type of stuff, definitely listen to Sparkle Motion and their NIGHT HYPE mix, or really anything they do. So good.

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SUMMER JAMZ: VOL. 4
Tracklist:
Ghostface Killah - The Sun (feat. Raekwon, Slick Rick, & The RZA)
Q-Tip - Even If It Is So
N*E*R*D - Run To The Sun
The Pharcyde - Passin’ Me By (Jazzy Jeff remix)
Junior M.A.F.I.A. - I Need You Tonight (feat. Aaliyah)
Jay-Z - Sunshine (feat. Babyface & Foxy Brown)
Kanye West - We Major (feat. Nas & Really Doe)
Mos Def - Summertime Running (Mos Dub remix)
Horace Andy - Ain’t No Sunshine
Sound Dimension - Soulful Strut
Young-Holt Unlimited - Please Sunrise Please
The Young Rascals - Groovin’
Marvin Gaye - Sunny
Stevie Wonder - A Place In The Sun
Honey & The Bees - Sunday Kind Of Love
Esther Phillips - What A Difference A Day Makes
Quincy Jones - Summer In The City
Weldon Irvine - Morning Sunrise
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Sunday Morning
Sylvia Robinson - Sunday
The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning
Monade - Sunrise Telling
The Durutti Column - Sketch For Summer
Marine Girls - A Place In The Sun
The Moss Poles - One Summer
The Riptides - Sunset Strip
The Ramones - California Sun
My Bloody Valentine - Sunny Sundae Smile
Hi I put together this playlist based around songs about Sundays, the Sun, and Summertime. Cover photo is from Joseph Szabo’s Jones Beach series.
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Previously: Vol. 1  /  Vol. 2  /  Vol. 3

SUMMER JAMZ: VOL. 4

Tracklist:

  1. Ghostface Killah - The Sun (feat. Raekwon, Slick Rick, & The RZA)
  2. Q-Tip - Even If It Is So
  3. N*E*R*D - Run To The Sun
  4. The Pharcyde - Passin’ Me By (Jazzy Jeff remix)
  5. Junior M.A.F.I.A. - I Need You Tonight (feat. Aaliyah)
  6. Jay-Z - Sunshine (feat. Babyface & Foxy Brown)
  7. Kanye West - We Major (feat. Nas & Really Doe)
  8. Mos Def - Summertime Running (Mos Dub remix)
  9. Horace Andy - Ain’t No Sunshine
  10. Sound Dimension - Soulful Strut
  11. Young-Holt Unlimited - Please Sunrise Please
  12. The Young Rascals - Groovin’
  13. Marvin Gaye - Sunny
  14. Stevie Wonder - A Place In The Sun
  15. Honey & The Bees - Sunday Kind Of Love
  16. Esther Phillips - What A Difference A Day Makes
  17. Quincy Jones - Summer In The City
  18. Weldon Irvine - Morning Sunrise
  19. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Sunday Morning
  20. Sylvia Robinson - Sunday
  21. The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning
  22. Monade - Sunrise Telling
  23. The Durutti Column - Sketch For Summer
  24. Marine Girls - A Place In The Sun
  25. The Moss Poles - One Summer
  26. The Riptides - Sunset Strip
  27. The Ramones - California Sun
  28. My Bloody Valentine - Sunny Sundae Smile

Hi I put together this playlist based around songs about Sundays, the Sun, and Summertime. Cover photo is from Joseph Szabo’s Jones Beach series.

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Previously: Vol. 1  /  Vol. 2  /  Vol. 3

Spring BreakersDirected by Harmony Korine2012
Lately I have been getting nostalgic from meeting and talking to friends old and new this past month who have also moved up north from Florida. This movie sort of came at the right time for me to reflect on what it means to be a product of “The Sunshine State” as well as how its culture is depicted in television and film both past and present.
Having lived in Florida nearly my entire life, including the parts where this film was shot (Clearwater, you are still the worst), it was really good to see St. Pete and Florida in general portrayed in this manner and not like every other movie or TV show set in Miami. Look, I love Scarface, Miami Vice and Billy Corben documentaries as much as the next person, but like, there ARE other cities in Florida you could shoot a movie in. Even the D-movie gem Miami Connection had to rep Miami even though it was filmed and takes place in Orlando. And the only other movies shot near the Tampa Bay area (Edward Scissorhands, The Punisher, the zoo scene in Goodfellas) don’t even really feature the city itself*. So for the (un)fortunate souls who have once or currently do call Florida home, then you will hopefully be pleased that Harmony Korine finally “gets it”.
[*NOTE: I haven’t seen Magic Mike, but realize it takes place in Tampa and is about strippers, another lesser-known Tampa trademark]
One major trait that often gets overlooked in movies and TV shows not named COPS, is that many parts of Florida is still “The South”. The city of Brandon has the largest hanging Confederate flag in all of the U.S. and I can attest to this fact because I used to drive past it when I worked there for a year. In addition to this, the hood parts of Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando, the Tampa/St. Pete area and elsewhere, are basically like a warmer version of The Trap™. Harmony Korine is a genius for casting both Gucci Mane and James Franco as a St. Pete version of RiFF RaFF because their characters personify almost exactly, those two attributes of Florida. Less on the racial tip but more just like, Florida people be crazy kind of thing.
For every beach and perfect sunset and theme park, there’s very much the seedy, trashy side of Florida which are both perfectly captured in this film (also perfectly captured by this tour name and poster and entertaining Twitter account). The same state that birthed the careers of Britney, Christina, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and the Backstreet Boys, also gave us Gilbert Arenas, Miami/Booty Bass, Trina, Trick Daddy, and Yo Majesty. This idea of Florida as Paradise Lost or just the concept of losing your innocence in general is illustrated even further in the casting of both Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez. Because like the MMC before them, even Disney Channel alums wild out on spring break. 
Visually, and what I enjoyed the most, was the way the city of St. Pete was shot through the lens of Benoît Debie (Irreversible, Enter The Void). Florida loves bright colors and neon and there’s plenty of it in this movie from its title sequence, to glowing computer screens, and gas station parking lots. The cinematography is essential in setting the eery tone that Harmony Korine plays with throughout the entire film. I once joked that I would like to direct the rap version of Streets of Fire and have it set in Atlanta or Miami in the 90s instead and after seeing this, parts of it was basically that idea come to life. Minus the sledgehammer fight scene.
This movie will give you all kinds of feels both positive and negative. Like his other work, it has Korine’s signature of artfully pushing our buttons and making statements regarding pop culture through ridiculous and comedic ways. But really I am just glad that someone has finally managed to capture a snapshot of present-day Florida in all its crazy glory. This might not mean much to a person from Los Angeles or New York City cause like, ALL THE MOVIES ARE SHOT THERE, but to me I felt a slight sense of pride in seeing the Courtney Campbell Causeway with the sun setting on Tampa Bay in its backdrop on the big screen.

Spring Breakers
Directed by Harmony Korine
2012

Lately I have been getting nostalgic from meeting and talking to friends old and new this past month who have also moved up north from Florida. This movie sort of came at the right time for me to reflect on what it means to be a product of “The Sunshine State” as well as how its culture is depicted in television and film both past and present.

Having lived in Florida nearly my entire life, including the parts where this film was shot (Clearwater, you are still the worst), it was really good to see St. Pete and Florida in general portrayed in this manner and not like every other movie or TV show set in Miami. Look, I love Scarface, Miami Vice and Billy Corben documentaries as much as the next person, but like, there ARE other cities in Florida you could shoot a movie in. Even the D-movie gem Miami Connection had to rep Miami even though it was filmed and takes place in Orlando. And the only other movies shot near the Tampa Bay area (Edward Scissorhands, The Punisher, the zoo scene in Goodfellas) don’t even really feature the city itself*. So for the (un)fortunate souls who have once or currently do call Florida home, then you will hopefully be pleased that Harmony Korine finally “gets it”.

[*NOTE: I haven’t seen Magic Mike, but realize it takes place in Tampa and is about strippers, another lesser-known Tampa trademark]

One major trait that often gets overlooked in movies and TV shows not named COPS, is that many parts of Florida is still “The South”. The city of Brandon has the largest hanging Confederate flag in all of the U.S. and I can attest to this fact because I used to drive past it when I worked there for a year. In addition to this, the hood parts of Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Orlando, the Tampa/St. Pete area and elsewhere, are basically like a warmer version of The Trap™. Harmony Korine is a genius for casting both Gucci Mane and James Franco as a St. Pete version of RiFF RaFF because their characters personify almost exactly, those two attributes of Florida. Less on the racial tip but more just like, Florida people be crazy kind of thing.

For every beach and perfect sunset and theme park, there’s very much the seedy, trashy side of Florida which are both perfectly captured in this film (also perfectly captured by this tour name and poster and entertaining Twitter account). The same state that birthed the careers of Britney, Christina, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and the Backstreet Boys, also gave us Gilbert Arenas, Miami/Booty Bass, Trina, Trick Daddy, and Yo Majesty. This idea of Florida as Paradise Lost or just the concept of losing your innocence in general is illustrated even further in the casting of both Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez. Because like the MMC before them, even Disney Channel alums wild out on spring break.

Visually, and what I enjoyed the most, was the way the city of St. Pete was shot through the lens of Benoît Debie (Irreversible, Enter The Void). Florida loves bright colors and neon and there’s plenty of it in this movie from its title sequence, to glowing computer screens, and gas station parking lots. The cinematography is essential in setting the eery tone that Harmony Korine plays with throughout the entire film. I once joked that I would like to direct the rap version of Streets of Fire and have it set in Atlanta or Miami in the 90s instead and after seeing this, parts of it was basically that idea come to life. Minus the sledgehammer fight scene.

This movie will give you all kinds of feels both positive and negative. Like his other work, it has Korine’s signature of artfully pushing our buttons and making statements regarding pop culture through ridiculous and comedic ways. But really I am just glad that someone has finally managed to capture a snapshot of present-day Florida in all its crazy glory. This might not mean much to a person from Los Angeles or New York City cause like, ALL THE MOVIES ARE SHOT THERE, but to me I felt a slight sense of pride in seeing the Courtney Campbell Causeway with the sun setting on Tampa Bay in its backdrop on the big screen.

the pinnacle of bathroom graffiti art

the pinnacle of bathroom graffiti art

Driven From Within
edited by Mark Vancil

This was a random book find but what sets it apart from other Michael Jordan bios is the focus on the branding aspect including in-depth interviews with Tinker Hatfield on the creation of each shoe. Besides being a huge Nike advertisement, it also features lots of quotes from MJ himself through the years, along with his close friends and family.

Recommended for sneakerheads or those wanting a neatly designed coffee table book on Michael Jordan.

You’re beautiful like Diamond Dallas Page in the sky

You’re beautiful like Diamond Dallas Page in the sky

Holiday Zine

Hey I am in the spirit of making stuff and giving it away for free so if you’d like, email me your mailing address and I will send you a small package with art stuff and random goodies. I will try to send these out to all that respond.

email: mark@markmalazarte.com

Harvard vs. Yale. The real winners: white people.

Harvard vs. Yale. The real winners: white people.

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Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns talking comics (Taken with Instagram at Brattle Theatre)
Things of note:
Charles Burns keeps several binders full of found images and collected photos for inspiration. Also cites going on Tumblr for photo references (illustrators…they’re just like us!)
He also has a collection of artsy photography he did from the late 70s
Chris Ware’s favorite inspirational work of art is this Mary Cassatt etching
If Chip Kidd could go back in time to any period he would go back to 1961 and steal all the Batman comics in mint condition so he could have them now
Charles Burns seems to be as obsessed with Tintin as much as Chip Kidd is with Batman
Chris Ware hates public speaking yet continues to participate in panels in front of large audiences
Chip Kidd has a new Batman comic he wrote/art directed and of course there is a villain named Exacto who is an architecture critic
Chris Ware’s new book is crazy
Overall I am really glad that comics and illustration discussion panels like these are starting to happen more frequently. It’s one thing to see an artist do book signings at some festival or convention, but ultimately they’re really just there to sell their books so the whole thing ends up more of a fanboy experience for both parties.
This panel, along with the recent comics discussion at the University of Chicago, felt like Inside The Actors Studio but for illustrators and designers. (Sidenote: which as a concept is actually kinda awesome and I wish was an actual TV show).
Suddenly I’m seeing sketches and thumbnails of their process, what goes through their head when they’re doing this stuff, what inspires them, how they think, how they act, all the things that would get you interested in the artist as a person, and not just their work.
Which is something that doesn’t even really ever happen, unless events like these are coordinated and artists are willing to participate in letting a room full of strangers and fans into their head for a few hours.
So I guess thanks to whoever coordinated this, as well as the other panel in Chicago. For $5.00 I got to witness three brilliant and passionate creatives at the top of their game give me a glimpse into their thought process which honestly did more for me than the 4 years I spent in “art school” (and the several thousands of dollars in student loans I owe to do so).

Chip Kidd, Chris Ware, and Charles Burns talking comics (Taken with Instagram at Brattle Theatre)

Things of note:

  • Charles Burns keeps several binders full of found images and collected photos for inspiration. Also cites going on Tumblr for photo references (illustrators…they’re just like us!)
  • He also has a collection of artsy photography he did from the late 70s
  • Chris Ware’s favorite inspirational work of art is this Mary Cassatt etching
  • If Chip Kidd could go back in time to any period he would go back to 1961 and steal all the Batman comics in mint condition so he could have them now
  • Charles Burns seems to be as obsessed with Tintin as much as Chip Kidd is with Batman
  • Chris Ware hates public speaking yet continues to participate in panels in front of large audiences
  • Chip Kidd has a new Batman comic he wrote/art directed and of course there is a villain named Exacto who is an architecture critic
  • Chris Ware’s new book is crazy

Overall I am really glad that comics and illustration discussion panels like these are starting to happen more frequently. It’s one thing to see an artist do book signings at some festival or convention, but ultimately they’re really just there to sell their books so the whole thing ends up more of a fanboy experience for both parties.

This panel, along with the recent comics discussion at the University of Chicago, felt like Inside The Actors Studio but for illustrators and designers. (Sidenote: which as a concept is actually kinda awesome and I wish was an actual TV show).

Suddenly I’m seeing sketches and thumbnails of their process, what goes through their head when they’re doing this stuff, what inspires them, how they think, how they act, all the things that would get you interested in the artist as a person, and not just their work.

Which is something that doesn’t even really ever happen, unless events like these are coordinated and artists are willing to participate in letting a room full of strangers and fans into their head for a few hours.

So I guess thanks to whoever coordinated this, as well as the other panel in Chicago. For $5.00 I got to witness three brilliant and passionate creatives at the top of their game give me a glimpse into their thought process which honestly did more for me than the 4 years I spent in “art school” (and the several thousands of dollars in student loans I owe to do so).

euaregeneius asked: hello sir. i am now a super fan of your tumblr. where do you get your inspirations? :D

Cats, WildC.A.T.s, EPCOT, OSPAAAL, WPA, NASA, PBS, the 24-hour CVS, NBA Live ‘95, the ‘93 LA Kings, the ‘02 Sacramento Kings, WWF King of the Ring, The King of Comedy, King of New York, King of Rock, When We Were Kings, King Geedorah, KING Magazine, King Crimson, King’s Quest II: Romancing The Throne, Martin Luther King, Jr., Timon from The Lion King, Stephen King and George A. Romero’s Creepshow, Night of the Creeps, TLC’s “Creep”, TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska, Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Mark Hoppus, “Mistadobalina” by Del the Funky Homosapien, Homo Sapiens as a species, Natasha Henstridge in the movie Species, the Alien movie franchise, the Japanese store UNIQLO, Dominique Wilkins, Freaknik, the cartoon Freakazoid, “Freek’n You” by Jodeci, Freaks and Geeks, Gatorade, Gatorland the theme park, Jurassic Park, Chan-wook Park, Cherokee Parks, Gordon Parks, Gordon Liu, Liu Kang, Krang, Jackie Chain, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Tim Berners-Lee, Lee Van Cleef, Melvin Van Peebles, Val Kilmer, A View To A Kill, Branded To Kill, Joe Shishido, Joe The Plumber, Tony DeZuniga, Tony Montana, Joe Montana, Montana Max, The Maxx, TJ Maxx, JT Money, JTT, J.D. Salinger, D.A. Pennebaker, B.A. Barracus, BD Wong, MF DOOM, Dr. Octagon, Dr. Dre, Dr. No, Dr. J, Dr. NakaMats, Doc Martens, Doc Brown, Google Docs, noodle broth, Kevin Durant saying “doodle jump” in that one commercial, Kadeem Hardison, Penny Hardaway, Penny Marshall, Marshall’s, Marshall Law from the video game TEKKEN, Forest Law from the video game TEKKEN, Forest Whitaker in the movie Ghost Dog, Ghostface, Ghost Dad, my dad, Big Daddy Kane, John Paul Jones, Fing Fang Foom, Wong Kar-Wai, “Bawitdaba”, Pinot Noir, Pinaud Clubman, Original Pinoy Music, Werther’s Originals, word association, the band The Association, the NBA series The Association, association football, and Jamaican meat patties.

Good Morning, New York

Good Morning, New York

Os Gemeos mural outside South station in downtown Boston

Os Gemeos mural outside South station in downtown Boston