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Video Clip of The Week: “Donald Trump Makes Me Wanna Smoke Crack” By Ledinsky

Do you hate Donald Trump? I sure do. Are you also beyond sick of seeing his bloated, orange face on TV and hearing his racist /misogynist /xenophobic blathering? If so, then I am sure you will love this week’s Video Clip, “DonaldTrumpMakesMeWannaSmoke Crack” by Atlantic Records recording artist Ledinsky.

Making this video extra special is the fact that it was created by a contest-winning fan! Directed by Peder Bergstrand – who, like Ledinsky, is from Sweden — the video premiered just last Thursday and, as you can see, it is lots of fun!

Fondly recalling of the Island vibe of a song like “Don’t Worry, Be Happy, “DonaldTrumpMakesMeWannaSmokeCrack” is an addictive pop protest anthem inspired by the Swedish-born (now based in Los Angeles) indie singer/songwriter’s increasing desperation at our political climate. Upon release, “DonaldTrumpMakesMeWannaSmokeCrack” quickly took off; topping the Spotify Viral Charts in the USA, UK, Netherlands, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Columbia, Spain, France and Hungary. Wow! The entire world seems to hate Donald Trump! Because he is just fucking heinous.

“It’s more than being about Donald Trump,” says Ledinsky. “The song is about a love for America, my adoptive parent. Donald Trump is a symbol for a regression into darkness, the end stop of the Chicago model. The frontier was once the Wild West, then the moon. Now it’s a wall.” Right on.  Ledinsky’s enthusiastic call for “Middle fingers in the air, if you’re feeling like I do” cannot be denied, and my only complaint about “DonaldTrumpMakesMeWannaSmokeCrack” is that it is not nearly mean enough. “DonaldTumpMakesMeWannaSmokeCrack” can be found on Ledinsky’s recently released High Society EP — which includes guest appearances by Refused drummer David Sandstrom and TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, who contributes drums, guitars and keyboards while also assisting in the creation of the EP’s striking cover art. Enjoy! #ImWithHer

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Lisa Alonzo, Cash is King at Claire Oliver

Gold Nuggets and Toilet Paper
Gold Nuggets and Toilet Paper (All Photos By Gail)

Well, the summer is over and the Chelsea Galleries are back in full swing with lots of exciting art to see. One of our long-time favorites, the Claire Oliver Gallery, has a new show up that is not only beautiful to look at but which also deals with a subject that is very topical.

In Cash is King, artist Lisa Alonzo revitalizes a long standing tradition of depicting currency and its role in our visual culture. Alonzo uses her signature satirical voice to pose questions on our current economic climate in a postmodern context.

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Sprayground Presents New Backpacks for Fall / Winter

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Backpack Party at Red Light PR! (All Photos By Gail. Click on Any Image to Enlarge for Detail.)

Here in NYC, you have to live like a Boy Scout and be prepared for anything at all times, so you really need a big, lightweight and comfy bag to hold all of your stuff. Fortunately, Sprayground has a new line of outrageously cool backpacks for fall and winter and there is surely a design that will fit right in with your personal brand. If you’re more into outdoor activities, there are also specialty lines like the best ultralight backpacks for backpacking.

Check out some of these rad Sprayground styles we saw while enjoying  a fun party held at the showroom offices of Red Light PR!

Sprayground Backpack Display

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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Benjamins

Pink Hundreds
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No doubt these Pink $100 bills would be difficult to negotiate, but they sure are pretty!

Origami Catfish from a Dollar Bill

This is really good! Sorry but I have no idea how to fold the bill to get it to look like a catfish.

Lady Gaga Dollar Bills By Craig Gleason


A Selection of Craig Gleason’s “Gaga Dollars” (Image Source)

Artist Craig Gleason likes to draw Lady Gaga on the dollar bill, which he then sells as individual works of original art. Genius. Sometimes Craig frames and sells these altered pieces of still-negotiable currency in sets of three or six bills all grouped together. You can kind of see how these things would lend themselves well to having mass appeal – because Gaga is everywhere – as well as a high collectability-factor. Read about and see more Gaga Dollars at Gleason’s Website (NSFW, trust me). The bills pictured above are from 2010, but he might still be doing this project. I’m not sure because the header graphic of his blog is so disturbing I had a hard time keeping the browser open. Just being serious.

Dr. Rockso On the Dollar Bill!


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Someone with a sense of humor, a slight artistic bent and a love of Metalocalypse drew the face of Dr. Rockso, the Rock & Roll Clown (he does Cocaine) on a dollar bill. So, it gets to be on my blog. Because it is awesome.