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Z!NG Revolution Brand Launch Party and Ultimate Dorm Room Installation!

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All Photos By Gail

When I was a rebellious teenager living at home, the walls of my bedroom were plastered wall to wall, floor to ceiling with posters and photos torn from magazine pages of all of my favorite Rock Stars. I was defined as a person by the music I loved and the Rockers I worshipped, and I wanted everyone who entered my room to know it. Loud and proud! I imagine that kids today feel a similar need for self-expression, but, of course, the hyper-vigilance of marketing companies and the ubiquity of social media, propelled by the overwhelming deluge of pop culture stars, images and brands, makes the practice of tacking a Rock Star pin-up to a wall seem almost quaint and old-fashioned. Oldness!

Zing Skins Behind Desk

A company called Z!NG Revolution (formerly MusicSkins) has harnessed the power of a $150 million dollar vinyl skin industry (Note: Skin = picture of stuff that covers other stuff) that has completely transformed the manner in which people express their individuality. Their slogan, “What does your stuff say about you,” says it all. Indeed: “My stuff says everything!”

Zing Skins On Desk

I found this out when I attended Z!NG Revolution’s fun launch party last night, and got the vibe of what skinning is all about.

Zing Skins Behind Bed

Now you can cover the surface anything you own with images of your favorite musician, actor, cartoon character or TV star. It is pretty cool. And unlike back in the day, when the only way to make posters and photos stick to a wall was with tacks or tape – not very friendly to the wall’s paint job – these vinyl skins stick to any surface thanks to simple static.

Zing Skins On Microwave
Every Dorm Room Needs a Microwave with Snooki’s Face On It

To show off the vast range of their skin products, Z!NG Revolution has also created The Ultimate Dorm Room: a unique Pop Art Installation inspired by Zing’s many images – from colorful iPad and skateboard skins to poster-sized vinyl skins of the most popular faces in pop culture including One Direction, Justin Bieber, Snooki and Taylor Swift (all artists I don’t give a crap about) and also stuff I dig such as contemporary pop artist Ron English (!), TV shows such as Dexter and old school rock icons like The Sex Pistols, Elvis and The Beatles – so, something for everyone!

Zing Party Food 1

There was also some alcohol and good food to nosh on, and the ambiance of relentlessly awesome Rock of The ‘80s tunes spun with great expertise by DJ Raquel Bruno!

DJ Raquel
DJ Raquel Spins “Nowhere Girl” By B Movie. Woo!

Thanks to Workman Entertainment and PR for hosting!

Zing Desk
I’m Not Sure How Many College Students Are Rocking Photos of Justin Bieber on their Desks, But You Get the Idea

Check Out Z!NG Revolution at This Link!

The Ultimate Dorm Room Pop Art Installation (Located in the offices of WE + PR, 118 E 28th Street between Park and Lexington) is also available for viewing, by appointment, until December 20th, 2012 by calling 212-256-0592.

Kanye West: Tool of The Century!

Kanye West Taylor Swift

Please Do Not Support This Man

Have you heard / read yet about the classless, douchebag stunt Kanye West pulled at the Video Music Awards last night? The way he completely upstaged Taylor Swift? Or did you maybe witness it in real time? If not, let me know and I’ll send a link to the YouTube video – assuming it hasn’t already been posted a million times to your FaceBook news feed. Gee whiz, what a tool that guy is.

I DVRd the whole VMA mess so I could watch it tonight, fast forward through 90% of the crappy parts (i.e. all the music performances) and just watch host Russell Brand being sexy and hilarious. Now it looks like I might have to watch a little bit more than that, because I also understand that this person Lady GaGa – whose music I have also never heard but whose wardrobe I know from memory – did something interesting.

But getting back to Kanye West, in every single clip I’ve ever seen of him at an awards show, he’s either interrupting someone or throwing a shit fit. I was on his side for about five minutes for what he said about George W. Bush after Hurricane Katrina, but I really don’t understand how he has fans. His best song was based on having lifted an entire Elton John song (“Someone Saved My Life Tonight”), which he then rapped over. Talent!

I remember about five or so years ago, my writer friend Nicole and I were reading the results of the Village Voice’s annual “Pazz & Jop” music critics poll, as we had probably submitted our ballots for the only ten rock-type albums that managed to get released that year. And I’ll just never, ever forget Nicole’s voice asking me quite earnestly and sincerely, “Who the fuck is Kanye West?” because he had won the top position of “Best Album Of the Year,” despite the fact that important rock critics like Nicole and me (sarcasm mode turned off) had never even heard of him.  That was the year I stopped writing CD reviews for good.