Not set to be released until April 13th, The new Mgmt record as been leaked! Stream it for free from their website: http://www.whoismgmt.com/
I have only listened to the first 2 songs so far, so the verdict is still out. This article from billboard says “Congratulations includes a frenzied psychedelic surf-rock cut about Brian Eno; a creepy instrumental whose title, “Lady Dada’s Nightmare,” plays off a certain of-the-moment pop star; and a trippy, 12-plus-minute track with a loose theme about surfing the Arctic Circle off the coast of Russia” a “decidedly weird nine-song follow-up” to their very successful 2007 debut, Oracular Spectacular
Just as Basel kicks off, we’re all awaiting the new and great creations from watch makers around the globe.In light of their 150th anniversary, TAG Heuer celebrates with actor Leonardo DiCaprio at a special event for 600 special guests honoring his dedication to save the environment.
The night served as a launch pad for the Odyssey of Pioneers – a traveling road show that will showcase TAG Heuer’s finest timepieces of the past, present and future in 15 cities from March to October 2010. The night also served as the premiere of the Grand Carrera Pendulum, a 2010 concept watch that turns an immutable principle of mechanical watchmaking on its head – it is the first movement without a hairspring. Jean-Christophe Babin, president and CEO of TAG Heuer, explained how it works : “In the regulation system, we simply replaced the traditional hairspring with magnetic fields. TAG Heuer invented the oscillating pinion in 1887; the Mikrograph, the first counter that was accurate to a 100th of a second; and the V4, with its belt-driven transmission system. Now, we are introducing another major innovation, and another example of the pioneering spirit that has imbued us for a century and a half.” “Mastering time, this has been our challenge since 1860,” said TAG Heuer Honorary Chairman Jack Heuer as he opened the celebration.
In his remarks, Leonardo DiCaprio was rocking the new Carrera 1887 – discussed his pride in being an ambassador for the company : “I am excited to be here to celebrate TAG’s 150th birthday,” said DiCaprio. “I am proud to be associated with a company that not only has a rich and storied history, but also understand the importance of doing good in the world. Our partnership, which enables people to buy a quality timepiece and help save the planet at the same time, is a model I hope other brands will follow.”
We can see why he feels this way by looking at the new pictures that TAG just released of the Pendulum.
There are bootlegs and there are bootlegs. These posters were actually used to promote collected VHS tapes to be played in villages of Ghana, West Africa. Couldn’t find the time period that these were made in, but how awesome would that be if it was recent.
It’s a big week for dinosaur watches! Swiss watchmaker Artya unveiled its new timepiece made from dinosaur poop. Yes, you read that right….DINOSAUR POOP! For a mere $11,290, you can wear this crap. Read more HERE. And HERE.
In other dino-watch news, the new piece from Louis Moinet includes actual fossilized dinosaur bones! This watch will set you back over $140,000 bones (wah-wah.) Read about it HERE. And HERE.
absolutely cannot wait for this book:
“The imagination to power Walter Albini and his time” is not just a book about the life of Walter Albini, but a large “fresco” of a crucial moment in which Albini was a supporter and protagonist, that marks the passing of the atelier and the affirmation of a serial fashion and industrial production that can be reached by most. Born in Busto Arsizio in 1941, he completed his studies of art in Turin then moved to Paris, where he remained dazzled by Coco Chanel after meeting her.
Soon thereafter, he began working with Mariuccia Mandelli, and at Krizia he became familiar with the industrial techniques applied to knitwear and yarn. His big break came in 1972: Albini worked simultaneously for five independent Italian fashion companies. It becomes clear for him that he must abandon the idea of the atelier of the 50’s and envision a new way to design and produce. Albini created clothing and fabric, always striving for a unity of style. He never ceases to amaze, choosing in 1977 an exhibition of clothes on panels: twelve outfits belonging to friends, photographers, artists, whose personal care styling, once again becoming a vanguard of the times. He always chose unusual locations for his fashion shows: the Cafe Florian in Venice, the gardens in the south of Rome, a restaurant in the Brera neighborhood in Milan. A proponent of the total look, he himself put it into practice by drawing with parallel styles of fabrics, furniture, glass and objects. Many constants mark his style: from the beloved Gastby look, declined in both unisex and androgynous versions, to the shirt-jackets and bicolor shoes and early amphibians. He invented the perfection of style well in advance, leaving a timeless legacy.