Sunday, August 30, 2009

Couture for Cambodia

This weekend I helped out at a fashion show fundraiser for the awesome organization same same but different.
All the proceeds went to help Cambodian children's building project.
backstage prepping

It showcased 4 fashion designers
Evan Biddell (Canada's Project Runway Winner)

Evan Biddell
Shelly Court

and had a couple big name models too
Linsay Willier (Canada's Next top model runner up)

some models
It was a splendid night full of fashion and fun and it was for an excellent cause too!

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's Friday i'm in love

Together with his friend Zac Shields, he started a band called Dead Man's Bones.
So far I am loving everything about this project!
As you will hear and see it is very raw and super creative.
Their whole outlook on music and the industry is really interesting.
I think it's great.
(apparently the whole video was shot in 1 take on 2 rolls of super 8mm film. Cool stuff.)
Don't you love his voice and his style? I sure do!

You can check out a really fantastic article about this collaboration on Pitchfork.
Here is one interesting little paragraph from the article...

"Integral to the creation of Dead Man's Bones was the pair's motivation to keep things as raw and real as possible, stripped down to reveal even the limitations of their musicianship. When it came time to record the album, Gosling and Shields created a set of White Stripes-esque rules to follow so as to not taint the purity of the process. Rules like no click tracks or electric guitars, no more than three takes, and playing all of the instruments themselves (along with producer Tim Anderson of (Ima Robot). Gosling played cello and piano for the first time, while Shields took up the drums."

Really you should read the whole thing!

Also check out Dead Man's Bones other video here and download the song that I first heard that instantly sold me here.

Who knew Ryan was so multi-talented? A true artist. He is one cool canadian cat. Yup I have a crush.

Let me know what you think about the article and the music!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A letter to my blog...

Dear Blog aka Melange Muse
I am sorry I have been neglecting you.
You need a complete makeover.
I am bored with your header.
I am bored with your look.
I am sure people are bored with you.
I don't think they even come visit anymore.

There are many reasons for my neglect.
I won't go into much detail except to say that
the weather got warm,
friends and family came to visit,
I was busy socializing with new friends in the city
I was soaking up every ounce of New York City life that I could possibly get before I had to move away.
Now my year in New York is over and I am back home and uninspired....
I just don't do as many blog worthy things but on the plus side I have more time to blog!

So here is the deal blog, if you don't mind I will try and catch up a little and post some old stuff and in between there will probably be some new stuff as well.
I was doing some pretty cool and fun things in NYC that I think deserve posting even though they are late.
Also you are getting a complete revamp!
I don't know if I can do it all in one day so you might look a little bit in a muddle until you are completely made over.
So please be patient.
I am not making any promises that I will keep up on my blog like I was before but I will promise to try my best!