Monday, June 22, 2009

Ready to rock out!

Lookin for that awesome sound to rock out to while out clubbing?

Ever heard of DJ Havoc?

Better be prepped for some fun! This San Fran DJ is really rockin out these days!

Check out this vid!

Ready to dance?

Check out his site or his Myspace! Then maybe find out where he's playing next and check out a show!

I know that's what I'M doing ;)

Take 'er easy readers!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kickin' around, Hangin' out...

Straight to it, ladies an gentlemen!

This band never really enticed me, until now.


Nickelback! Canadian band - been super famous - actually listed number two in the foreign bands (behind the US) AFTER THE BEATLES - since 1996. Wanna know more about them? Visit their website here, and their Myspace here.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Bring it all back now...

Well, you know that Hollywood is scraping the bottom of the pot when you see something like this:

I dunno if any of you, like me, spent many hours in front of the tv as a younger child, watching this new fad in America: japanese animation, aka "Anime," but you know that times are desperate when the movie world ressurects something as astounding as Dragonball.

I mean, not to discredit the show, because that was a sound plan in its time and I know that the Dragonball series are actually the longest running animated series to make so much air time. And the movie itself wasn't half bad, but REALLY.

To mention the movie, I must admit it was quite good. I was never too huge of a Dragonball fan when it was on TV, but I did watch several episodes and I learned who the characters all were, so I know more or less the gist of the show. From a fanatic's point of view, the movie was probably too irksome - several small details about the characters were changed, some characters lost most of their image while translating into LIVE-ACTION... But I mean, from a practical person's view, it was probably as close to the actual story as they could've gone without spending billions of dollars on CGI.

The puns were funny, the fighting was just fake enough for it to be fun, but not too real to make it over-used. The characters were similar enough to their cartoon versions that they still had some of their charm to them, and the computer graphics were just realistic enough for them to be enjoyable, but once again, not over-done.

Well, take a look at the trailer and see what you think!

Anywho, take a look at the movie if you get the chance! Don't be too bummed out by how low Hollywood has to sink - just 'cause they went there, doesn't mean they did a bad job of it!

Later all ;)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Russell Peters, Comedian

Watching this man perform, you'll quickly find that Russell Peters chooses his themes quite simply: by race. You can learn a lot about how Canada is really formed by the way this man blatantly undresses racial discrimination and makes it funny - Canada is full of so many different amalgamations of races that making racial jokes is not only easy, but a great deal more acceptable by the fact that he, being Canadian, probably has many of those races in his own bloodline, or is directly related to them.

While he is only first generation Canadian, hailing from the bumping metropolis of Bombay, India, he has proven himself as a true Canadian by embracing all the cultures and races that his wondrous country presents to him.

Without any further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I give you Russell Peters.

If you aren't doubled over laughing, take a moment to visit his website here, or his Myspace page here.

Hope you all had a good laugh - I know I did!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Oddo Man

Today, ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to take a moment to show you work from a very interesting photographer I just stumbled across! His name is Terren Oddo, and I must say, when I looked at his photography, I kept looking until I had seen all that there was to see on his website.

What drew me closest to Terren's work was not particularly the style of clothing his subjects wore, or the lighting, or really the scenery, but the incredible emotion that his subjects portray from just their facial expressions! Usually I find with more modern-styled art, they focus on the materialism of today's society, and forget the power of true modelling, where the face can speak a million words.

To save you from any further interlude, here are some of my favourite selections of his work.

This one captures my gaze longer than any other, I believe, just for the intensity of the subject's stare - it's like he's looking at the person looking at him, not the camera.

And this beautiful lady, has such an incredible display of emotion painted across her face...

And here he is taking pictures of a band called "Sucker for Pumps." For more about the band, visit their Myspace page.

And I'd like to top it off with this picture, one that you could spend ages looking at trying to decipher what this subject is feeling - confusion? Betrayal? Anger? Sadness? It's brilliant.

Anyways, I hope you liked this glimpse into Terren Oddo's photography. If you'd like to contact Teren about his work, you can email him to this address: .

Stay tuned for more Reversed Culture!

Un Poco De Estilo Cultural

¿Que tal readers?

Today we're gonna go a bit south to a tiny little village just outside of Oaxaca City, Mexico. A village called Tlacolula de Matamoros. I happened a very interesting tour there once, of an art sale. But what was the art to be?

I'm sure you're all familiar with that funky design style we all think of when someone mentions the term "Mexican blanket," well, that's exactly it! I had happened upon a real indigineous group of Mexicans, called Mixteca, in what was literally the middle of nowhere. Picture your classic Mexican scene in a movie, with deserts and cacti all around... well that's where this place was! It looked a bit out of place for the scenery - it was a little bit modern and new looking, but regardless of that, these Mixteca people were hand crafting these Mexican blankets and rugs, using the same tools their people had been using for hundreds of years!

Using the liquid that is found within a certain type of cactus, the Mixteca people are able to create an incredibly permanent type of dye, and they also gather a similar dye by collecting the bugs that eat this cactus, squishing them up and using their blood as the dye! (I hope that's not too graphic for anyone!)

Anyway, there are tons of other ways for them to create colours, and make designs and such,
but I figured I might spare you from my ranting and just show you some incredible pictures! :D

Here's a shot of a fairly large rug - this piece costs about 900 pesos, equal to more or less 95 dollars american, but it took probably about 6 weeks of work on this piece alone to create.

Here's a picture of one of the old-fashioned machines that they still use to create these blankets!

And finally, here's a shot of the interesting building found in the middle of nowhere, Tlacolula! :P

Well, it's not much of a testament for me, but I hope you've enjoyed this post, and that you've gleaned a little insight to the real Mexico!

Kristian, out!

Monday, May 18, 2009

#Photography ; Jeremy Kost

Jeremy Kost is the polemic photographer who takes photos only using polaroids ;
He is not only known by that, also he is really good at lauching amd helping promoting parties ; not to mention his ability to take wonderful polaroid shoots.
He's currently 31 years old and lives in New York ; New York.
According to his official bio, he was inspired by Andy Warhol and his kind of art ;
His shots are taken without considering lighting, make up, etc ; He pretty much "steals" the moment by portraying it in his shots. He takes it in the warmth of the moment and that is what makes his photos so natural looking and spontaneous.
People like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan are fond of his work.

Me ? What else can I say other than I am a big admiror of his work and how spontaneous and sexy/provocative some of his shots can be ?

Official Website


His Work ; RoidRage

Here we have some photos taken by him, not really new, though, i just randomly selected them ! All hail Jeremy Kost !

Some person's nipple lol !

Agyness Deyn ; One of the no1 models lately and some other one

Mary Kate Olsen -- Olsen Twins

Benji Madden with Nicole Richie