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Re: Celebrity Obsession.

Posted in Actuality, Survey of Action and Ideology, You Call Yourself An Artist! on December 20, 2008 by jahcritique

We as a society are completely over obsessed with famous people. Its pretty sad that theres an entire industry that is based on people following around celebrities documenting their every move. We really need to get our heads out of our asses and get a life America.  This is a funny clip showcasing the other side of the story.


re: God Fathers of Art…What is originality?

Posted in You Call Yourself An Artist! on December 20, 2008 by herewithnoone

Her are 8 songs that do not conflict with the same message. Plus, they are all by southern rap artists.

The first one is Chamillionaire’s Internet Nerd Revenge. Its about a hater hating on chamillionaire.

The second one is Runaway Love by Ludacris Feat. Mary J Blige. This song is abut three young girls who decide to run away from their problems at home.

The third song is Grandma by Mike Jones. If you havent guessed, its about his grandma and how she supported his musical career.

This next one is called My President by Young Jeezy Feat. NaS. This song is about his president.

The next song is by UGK and it is called Quit Hatin The South. It is pretty much telling people to quit hating the south because of all the recent comments that have been given on how southern hip-hop is ruining everything.

The next song is My Own Way by Three 6 Mafia Feat. Good Charlotte. the song is about doing things their own way if you havent guessed.

The next song is called My Life Your Entertainment by T.I. Feat. Usher. This song is basically about how T.I.’s life is everyone’s entertainment and whatever he does, his fans will be watching.

The last song is INDEPENDENT by Webbie Feat. Lil Boosie & Lil Phat. Its about a girl who is independent and doesnt need to really on a man for support.

weird plus messed up equals genius?

Posted in You Call Yourself An Artist! on December 20, 2008 by creee

this video is kind of messed up in more ways than one,  yet most the comments on youtube say things like “Richard James is an artistic genius.”  is it genius? i think they should have left some parts out.

One Art

Posted in ULTIMATE, You Call Yourself An Artist! on December 20, 2008 by Kelli Koga

The following images are from British artist Banksy’s latest installation in New York, a project in animatronics, consumerism, and general mayhem.  Most of you should be familiar with Banksy; if you are not, do your duty to art and find out.  For this stint, the notorious trickster created a storefront for the “Village Pet Shop and Charcoal Grill.”

From the Wooster Collective: “While New Yorkers have been consumed by the stock market meltdown, a tiny little pet store quietly opened four days ago at 89 7th Avenue between West 4th and Bleeker Street in the West Village of New York City.

There are no puppies or kittens in the windows here.

Instead, a live leopard lounges on a tree in the window. McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets sip barbecue sauce. A rabbit puts on her makeup. A CCTV camera nurtures its young.  Breaded fish swim in a large round bowl while hot dogs are living the high life under heat lamps in cages near the cash register.”

In true Banksy fashion, the show opened quietly and without announcement, and Banksy’s name is no where to be found.

To me, Banksy remains the ultimate in modern art.  Lately he’s become more popular, but I think it in no way diminishes the purpose of his art or where it comes from.  Banksy is a true original and one of the few people making “ART” these days.

Get it done

Posted in Uncategorized, You Call Yourself An Artist! on December 20, 2008 by jahcritique

Graffiti has long been used as a form of expression for artists and political activists alike. Without a better understanding of why artists turn to graffiti, it is not surprising that the average person’s image of a graffiti artist is far from accurate. A majority of people tend to associate graffiti with vandalism. They think most graffiti artists are hoodlums or gang-bangers with nothing better to do with their time. There is a thin line between vandalism and graffiti.

Lars Ulrich And filesharing

Posted in "TRUE" purpose of computing, music, Semiotic Hacking, Uncategorized, You Call Yourself An Artist! with tags on December 20, 2008 by 5150e

Lars Ulrich, better known as one of the leaders and the drummer for Metallica, was always very vocal about his stance on filesharing. As a musician and entrepreneur, he naturally disliked the idea of people scoring his tracks online for free while he didn’t make a dime. Lars took part in an interview a while ago (early ’90s) when their concern was teenagers recording their concers onto cassettes with boomboxes. He even jokes about these kids gaining a big share of the music market.

Unfortunately for him, what he predicted became true in the form of Napster. After he got word that his music was being given away for free via Napster, Lars went on a spree, making T.V. ads and doing many interviews where he loved to voice his anti-filesharing opinion. Napster was eventually taken down because of Zealots like him, but as we all saw, when one fell, ten more rose from its ashes in the form of Kazaa, WinMX, Limewire, etc. Today, the battle is not over, but things still look really good for filesharers (ie. its just as easy to do it today as it was before). And as for Lars from Metallica, he stopped his campaign and tries to make his money from live shows, posters and action figures.

One thing is for sure, anytime a new Metallica album comes out, it quickly becomes one of the most downloaded files in the bootleg music download category.

Film Vs. Digital

Posted in Directions in ART vs. DIGITAL, film, You Call Yourself An Artist! on December 20, 2008 by jahcritique

  What it seems to really come down to is money. Film is expensive, very expensive and so is the equipment used to record, develop and edit it. Nt to mention how easy the digital revolution has made it for amateur filmmakers to produce something that doesn’t look have bad. I think because its such an investment of both time and money when you shoot a movie on film that it forces everyone involved to take that much more care in making sure that everything is done right. Film looks so much better to me but maybe because thats what I was used to growing up. The digital revolution has caused the film industry to lose some of its integrity. Any turkey with a camcorder can make a movie these days. I think it sucks but who am I to say who and who shouldnt be making a movie. I personally feel that digital is sterile and cheap in comparison to movies shot with film. We are are moving away from art  and are settling for practicality and convenience.