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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! Get more info about how you can learn to create videos worthy of YouTube fame.
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

Donald Trump Crack Video Still

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.

Gold Nuggets and Toilet Paper Detail
Detail from Gold Nuggets and Toilet Paper

To create these works, Lisa Alonzo uses a pastry bag filled with acrylic paint with which she lays down a series of dots and dashes, fine crosshatched lines and scrollwork, mimicking the look of an engraver’s printing plate.

Gold Nuggets and Toilet Paper Detail
Detail from Gold Nuggets and Toilet Paper

Intermingled with the political figure’s portraits are bits of now-worthless banknotes, such as this 25 Billion Dollar note from Zimbabwe.

Cutpaper 2
Cutpaper 2

In the above piece, the notes are cut and arranged into colorful diamond shaped designs: monopoly money laced with devalued currencies from around the world are reduced to decoration. Get more Best details about the bad credit direct payday loans and some info on how to apply for a short term loans. Click for more info.

Cutpaper 2 Detail
Cutpaper 2, Detail

Alonzo’s fascination with America’s commodity culture and the significance of the contradictions of our chosen leaders is recontextualized in the current climate.

Here are a few of our favorite pieces from the show:

Cut Paper Study 2
Cut Paper Study 2

Black Friday
Black Friday (Ulysses Grant, Fifty Dollar Bill)

Very Popular with Himself
Very Popular with Himself (Mao Zedong, Chinese Yuan)

Money Jenga
Jenga Game with Currency-Wrapped Pieces

Gold Bills
Gold Plated Currency

Gold 5 Dollar Bill
Gold 5 Dollar Bill (Detail from Above Set)

Cash is King, Lisa Alonzo’s second solo exhibition with Claire Oliver, is a very fun show and if gallery owners Claire and Ian are in the gallery when you vist, they are vey friendly and always happy to tell you more about the art.

Lisa Alonzo: Cash is King will be on Exhibit Through October 17th, 2015 at Claire Oliver Gallery, Located at 513 West 26th Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Not Popular with the Locals
Not Popular with the Locals

Sprayground Presents New Backpacks for Fall / Winter

Silver Pink Blue Trio
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 like the ones at The PNW for fall and winter and there is surely a design that will fit right in with your personal brand. Check out some of these rad styles we saw at a fun party held at the showroom offices of Red Light PR! – It must of been a costume Halloween party becuase everyone had freaky bottom grillz on, weird stuff.

Sprayground Backpack Display

Sprayground Embroidered Mayan Design

Embroidered Mayan Design.

Pink Camo with Wings

Pink Camo with Wings – WANT!

Ninja Turtle Grillz Leonardo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Grillz (Leonardo). This design is available at Bloomingdales.

Great Escape and Spongebob

Great Escape and SpongeBob. If you ask me, Spongebob was born to be a backpack!

Backpack Themed Cocktails

The party also featured an open bar, serving refreshing backpack-themed cocktails. I had one of the Pink Mambas, which was delicious!

B&W Weave

Black & White Weave, very stylish!

Gold Mamba

Gold Mamba – Super fine!

These bags are all super lightweight when empty, are very roomy and have multiple zip compartments to keep your secret stash secret.

Stashed Money Leopard Fur Zipper View

Stashed Money Leopard Fur

Stashed Money Leopard Fur – check out the inside!

Stashed Money Leopard Fur Inside

Holy Cow! I’m Rich!

Price points on these must-have Sprayground styles range from just $40 to $95, so these bags are all very affordable. For more information on Sprayground accessories and to purchase any of these awesome Backpacks please visit Sprayground Dot Com.

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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.

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