20 December 2007



Holgaroid Experimentation


19 December 2007

Blue Label Herbs Plant Tag: Printed


Now available at Central Market, Whole Foods, and finer garden centers throughout Texas and the southeast.

18 December 2007

Radiohead New Media Promotional Ephemera


Clever, captivating curiosities, they. Lots of cachet and an otherwise interesting exploration of consumer-generated media placement. More here.


UPDATED: David Byrne and Thom Yorke discuss In Rainbows for Wired. (via Garrison)

12 December 2007

Ireland's Independent

Picture 1.pngIreland's Independent, supposedly a big daily in the Town of the Hurdled Ford, had some nice things to say about a "trio of Texans" in their guide to music on the information super causeway. Pretty cool. Check it here or here. Wrecks 'n Effect.

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A press release I received this morning:
"Hi David-
I'm a big fan of the blog. Do you have a mailing address where I can send a press kit of a new band I manage, The Static Jacks?
Thank you very much!"

The Static Jacks, though probably not very good even slightly whatsoever, easily have the best band name in town.

10 December 2007

08 December 2007

In Stoc|k Now: Bow|flechts

(via Goblax Blennins)

07 December 2007



06 December 2007

Hills of Kingswood Property Map


Project: Hills of Kingswood Property Map/Collateral Brochure
Client: The Tower Group, Inc.
Artist: Jim Colley
Etc.: d


Elsewhere, the Times has a pretty interesting piece on an advertising photographer's recent encounter with one of his old images -- a 1997 Marlboro man co-opted by Richard Prince in signature fashion -- at a museum called the Guggenheim.

Caring and Not Caring. The Difference,
The Continuum.

(via It's Not For You)

This $&@$*$#Y& Guy

I swear, the bloody nerve of this bastard.

05 December 2007

Best of 2007

Favorite Records of 2007>>>>>>>>>>>
1. Panda Bear, "Person Pitch"
2. Radiohead, "In Rainbows"
3. Trojan Records 40th Anniversary Selections + Artist-curated
Compilations (e.g. "Johnny Greenwood is the Controller")
4. Spoon, "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga"/////// mp3:>>> The Underdog
5. Black Lips, "Los Valientes Del Mundo Nuevo"//////// mp3:>>>> Stranger
6. Deerhoof, "Friend Opportunity"///////// mp3:>>>> +81
7. Young Marble Giants, "Colossal Youth Reissue"/////// mp3:>>>> N.I.T.A.
8. Colleen Colleen Et Les Boites A Musique (late 2006 release)
9. Burial, "Untrue"
10. Animal Collective, "Strawberry Jam"

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Top 20 Jams of 2007<<<<<<<<<<<<<
1. Panda Bear, "Good Girls/Carrots"
2. Dan Rossen of Grizzly Bear, "Deep Blue Sea" (GvsB Exclusive)
3. Animal Collective, "Brother Sport"
4. Spoon, "Finer Feelings"
5. Panda Bear, "Bros"
6. Radiohead, "Weird Fishes"
7. The Black Lips, "Fairy Stories"
8. Deerhoof, "Choco Fight"
9. LCD Soundsystem, "All My Friends"
10. The Arcade Fire, "The Well and The Lighthouse"
11. Animal Collective, "#1"
12. Wilco, "Either Way"
13. M.I.A., "Paper Planes"
14. White Denim, "Don't Look That Way At It"
15. Kings of Leon, "Charmer"
16. St. Vincent, "Human Racing"
17. Albert Hammond Jr., "Back to the 101"
18. Celebration, "Evergreen"
19. Burial, "Ghost Hardware"
20. Map of Africa, "Bone"

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Kind acknowledgment from Gang of Four. Many thanks.

21 November 2007


19 November 2007

S'more Links

Astoundingly, we process memories seven times faster than we experience them. It all makes a terrible bit of sense when so clearly illuminated on Boing Boing.

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Weirder Rainbows. Somehow I missed this, Radiohead's cover of New Order's "Ceremony", a number that's been burning holes in my speakers.

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The London Times mentions GvsB in their student guide to downloading legit jams on the Internet machine.

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Ruddy birthday sponge cake.

14 November 2007


One of Wired's blogs linked the site this morn. Chris posted a sick Pet Sounds/J Dilla mashup and Wired nibbled, calling the effort this year's Gray Album. Hey.

And it looks like Urb Magazine did the same.

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Gorilla vs. Bear Presents: Jens Lekman
Live at the Granada Theater, 11/13/07

The post
Flickr! set

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Introducing the GvsB Presents: Flickr! set

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Yay for completed billboards:
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09 November 2007

Gauguin's "Tahitian Menu"


This original Gauguin stencil (colour pochoir), dated 1891, was unearthed from a recently deceased great uncle's abode along with an original Chagall I've yet to see.

Assuming that the piece is authentic -- the original owner was particularly known for his fudging of details -- it would have come from a period in Guaguin's career described thusly on Wikipedia:

"In 1891, Gauguin, frustrated by lack of recognition at home and financially destitute, sailed to the tropics to escape European civilization and 'everything that is artificial and conventional.' (Before this he had made several attempts to find a tropical paradise where he could 'live on fish and fruit' and paint in his increasingly primitive style, including short stays in Martinique and as a labourer on the Panama Canal construction, however he was dismissed from his job after only two weeks). Living in Mataiea Village in Tahiti, he painted "Fatata te Miti" ("By the Sea"), "Ia Orana Maria" (Ave Maria) and other depictions of Tahitian life."

I would venture to say "Tahitian Menu" is, as the title would suggest, a daily/weekly menu for a restaurant that hired the newly itinerant Gaugin as an in-house designer, a position which would elegantly accommodate the presentation of the establishment's revolving offerings. In looking at the curvature motivating Gauguin's undulating stroke, you would not be terribly unwise to assume that the proprieters of the establishment paid Gauguin solely in trade...food and change in exchange for art as indicated by the bucolic silhouettes driving the shape of the Tahitian damsel.

Anyway, back then, concessions weren't made for the masters passing through Tahiti.

Such would not be the case in 2007 because things are different now, but, honestly, isn't it daft to believe that could be even the slightest bit relevant to the discussion here or anywhere?


Q Magazine linked GvsB over an mp3 of Radiohead's cover of Bjork's "Unravel," allegedly Thom Yorke's favorite song of all time. The band has been playing with publicity this week, and Chris and G have been on top of the gizname double time.


SF-based conceptual performance artist, Jill Miller, has executed a pretty interesting installation examining the boundaries of legal surveillance using effete art world society as her subject of invasion. (via BoingBoing.net)


The Faberge egg of sports memorabilia. (courtesy of Deadspin)

04 November 2007


Ran into a familiar fellow at Jim Bob and Sarah's wedding last night. The chap kindly indulged queries and another Polaroid.



Gorilla vs. Bear Presents: The Evens


The post

21 October 2007

17 October 2007

Little Sister

Designers at Wolff Olins, the branding/design shoppe employing my neat little sister in the big city, decided to incorporate her into one of the final approved logos for the NYC city rebrand (notice a kid sister in the upward left half of "C"). An interesting choice given the type of person chosen to grace a fresh new logo for what is, ostensibly, the center of the world, but, yet, a pathetically fitting one all the same.

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"I love trouble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

THAT sneaky little kid sister sure is one HEAP OF DOUBLE TROUBLE!!!!!!!!!!!

11 October 2007