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Eye On Design: 2002 Jaguar XKR Convertible From Die Another Day

2002 jaguar xkr convertible photo by gail worley
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In the film Die Another Day, an epic car chase between James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and the diamond-studded henchman Zao (Rick Yune) plays out across a frozen lake and inside the melting Ice palace. Continue reading Eye On Design: 2002 Jaguar XKR Convertible From Die Another Day

Super Mario Clouds By Cory Arcangel

Super Mario Clouds
Photo By Gail

For this installation, entitled Super Mario Clouds (2002), Cory Arcangel hacked into and modified a cartridge of a Super Mario Bros, the blockbuster Nintendo videogame released in the United States in 1985. By tweaking the game’s code, the artist erased all of the audio and visual elements except for the iconic, fluffy white clouds that scroll endlessly across the bright blue sky.

Arcangel, who is trained as a musician, considers computers and video game consoles as his instruments; he will often learn a new programming language in order to develop an artwork. Viewers cannot handle the console on display here, but they can model their own version: Arcangel provides detailed instructions as well as the code for re-creating this project on his website.

Photographed in the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC.

Gail’s Classic Interview with John Paul Jones Appears in New Book About Led Zeppelin!

Led Zeppelin on Led Zeppelin

Some of you who have been fans for a while may know that, back in the day before I wrote about Rad Art and Delicious Food, I used to interview famous Rock Stars at a pretty steady clip and then publish those interviews across the globe. Those days are long gone, of course, but sometimes traces of my previous life live on! Continue reading Gail’s Classic Interview with John Paul Jones Appears in New Book About Led Zeppelin!

Happy Birthday, Dee Dee Ramone!

Dee Dee Ramone
Image By Dorian Cope

Dee Dee Ramone (born Douglas Colvin), Bassist and primary Songwriter for The Ramones was born on this day, September 18th, in 1951. Dee Dee died of a drug overdose June 5th, 2002. He is buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California, not far from his former Ramones’ bandmate, Johnny Ramone.

Remembering Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer Memorial Mural, 7th Street at Avenue A, NYC

On This Date, December 22nd, in 2002: Joe Strummer, singer and guitarist for The Clash died of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect after walking his dog in Broomfield, U.K. He was 50 years old