Saturday, 30 May 2009

This week's best song ever: Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks

Like taking a ride through the Californian desert in an open-topped Cadillac only to come across a town of entirely identical houses, like the one from Edward Scissorhands, populated by eerie Brian Wilson devotees calling out sweet harmonies. Except also like a perfect summer pop song. Wonderful.

Here's the video, by Patrick Daughters of Feist - '1-2-3-4' fame, coming on like Jonze meets Cunningham:


Plus for anyone else like my flatmate Colin, here's some more information on actually grizzly bears. It includes the phrase "Over time, it seems the grizzly bears have benefited from the presence of the grey wolf," which alone makes reading the article worthwhile.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Urban Evolution

Some new paste ups have appeared just round the corner, straying from their usual territory of the Digbeth end of the Chinese Quarter (at least that's where I've seen them. And on Moseley Road - but by the looks of this Flickr group they're all over the shop).

Strangely enough some of the tentacles you can see on Flickr started to appear during my second year at York. Nationwide movement or a lone tentacle paster? Keep your eyes open for Urban Evolution.