Check out this award winning video called The Story of Stuff . It is narrated and written by Annie Leonard who tells the story of where our stuff comes from, what happens to it when we throw it away and who really benefits from our crazy consumption obsession (THE MAN! no surprise there) It is sort of depressing but if you stick with it til the end, you're left feeling optimistic about the future. Maybe we will all think twice before we buy our tenth pair of ... Read More
Even if you're flat broke, you can still get it together to DIY some fab Valentine's gifts for your BF or BFF. Thanks to free or inexpensive stitch patterns, you can embroider a rad '80's cassette image (would make an awesome ipod cozy); stitch up a valentine's card or pillow, or make some cute embroidered stuffies like the whale or elfin couple. Embroidery is such a nice, affordable hobby - embroidery floss usually costs ... Read More
The BPA (Brighton Port Authority) I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat (Southern Fried) The Brighton Port Authority is a moniker for Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, and a horde of his fave featured artists. The BPA's fun and rhythm-heavy I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat is clad with various forms of percussion, bass, synths, guitars, and some friendly distortion thrown in for good measure and it's as good as Cook's classic You've Come a Long Way, Baby. ... Read More
Soul legend Etta James just made some scathing remarks from the stage at one of her shows about Beyonce Knowles, apparantly because Knowles had the audacity to sing James' signature song 'At Last' at the Obama inaugural ball . Listen to the clip of her rant above and let us know: Do you think her ire at Knowles (who incidentally just played James in the biopic Cadillac Records ) is justified? Or do you think she's just bitter because Barry didn't ask her to ... Read More
Swoon. How adorbs is he in his glasses. Check out my girl Young Ho's post on his pussy appeal on the ligerbeat blog and a link to the second part of the ... Read More