In honor of today (September 21st) being World Peace Day, we’d like to introduce you to Miami, Florida-based street artist and Peace Advocate Renda Writer and his one-man World Peace Mural Tour: which recently saw him creating two of his multicolored-text-based World Peace wall murals here in the New York area.
I’m going to go ahead and own the fact that on weeknights when I am at home, and also coherent, I’ll turn on TMZ and watch their low rent “news” on celebrity has-beens and wannabes that I’ve either never heard of before, or wish I hadn’t. I’m probably the least Star Struck blogger on the planet, but I consider TMZ to be my primary source of worthless celebrity pandering so that I can stay in the loop about what is “popular” – you know, for the kids. TMZ is also completely hilarious and boasts the least self-aware staff of any celebrity news program, so in that way it seems very down to earth and makes you feel like you’re hearing these crazy stories from people you know pretty well. That’s probably why the show is so popular. Continue reading TMZ Tour NYC!
My excellent friend Randy, an enthusiastic collector of autographs and celebrity memorabilia, recently found the time to compile a thorough overview of celebrity graves he’s visited over the past decade. Randy sent me the link to this fun slideshow this past weekend. I thought that the virtual tour was so cool, I asked if I could share them with you, dear readers, and Randy agreed.
Randy’s Rad Celebrity Grave Tour, as I am calling it, includes photographs that Randy has taken of headstones, crypts and cenotaphs from a variety of beloved icons, including Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page, Jimmy Stewart, Errol Flynn, Truman Capote, Natalie Wood, Walt Disney, Spencer Tracy, Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean Seberg, Jayne Mansfield, Truman Capote, Johnny & Dee Dee Ramone, Vampira and dozens more. The photos were shot at Hollywood Forever (Los Angeles), Pierce Brothers’ Memorial (Westwood Cemetery, Los Angeles) and Forest Lawn/Glendale (Los Angeles), as well as Pere LaChaise, Montparnesse and Les Catacombs in Paris.
Descriptive captions appear under each photo. See them now by clicking this link: World of Randsome Celebrity Graves Tour.
On This Date, March 3rd in 1986: Metallica released its highly influential third album, Master of Puppets, considered by many in the metal community to be the best metal album of all time. This was the final Metallica album with original bassist Cliff Burton, who was killed when the group’s tour bus over-turned in southern Sweden while touring to promote the album.
Gang Of Four, one of the most radical and important groups of the last thirty years, are proud to announce a headlining tour of North America beginning February 4th in Toronto, ON. The band will tour in support of their upcoming album, Content, their first new material in 16 years. Set for a January 25th release on Yep Roc Records, Content is every bit as powerful and insightful as their classic work that has influenced many.
From creating one of music’s preeminent debut albums (1979’s Entertainment) to influencing a wide range of punk, post-punk and indie rock bands (R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sonic Youth, Bloc Party, The Rapture, Franz Ferdinand and hundreds more), Gang Of Four have triumphantly defined their place in rock ‘n roll and continue to influence a new generation of fans with their high energy, maximum impact sound.
February 4 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
February 5 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
February 7 Paradise Boston, MA
February 8 Webster Hall New York, NY
February 9 9:30 Club Washington, DC
February 11 Metro Chicago, IL
February 12 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
February 15 Venue Vancouver, BC
February 16 Showbox @ the Market Seattle, WA
February 17 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
February 19 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
February 20 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
February 21 Music Box Los Angeles, CA