17 December 2014

OH ROYKSOPP

Swooning tonight over the latest Röyksopp offering. The album is called The Inevitable End, Whilst I'm smiling at this album the name suggests why that smile is tinged with sadness. They've announced it will be their last one. Gutted.

Yet... enjoy




THE HOOD # 303

Fresh collab in Little Parry st with Kyle Hughes Odgers, Martin E Wills, Hosae, Ayres, Daek William and Pures. I couldn't get all of the panels because of the construction workers and their truck, hopefully later.

Wall 1
Wall 2
Martin
Kyle 1
Kyle 2
Daek

14 December 2014

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MR VINCE GUARALDI

Vince Guaraldi - b.1928 - d.1976 (aged 47) too soon

I've been on a bit of a quest to expand my music selection/tastes. My days of solid wall to wall trance are firmly behind me (not that I don't still dabble on occasion), I've moved into a smoother sounding phase of my life, uncovering awesome sounds from the likes of Blue Six, Aya and A Vida Azul to name a few. However i've found it very hard to cross into jazz. I know there's a lot of different types of jazz but i've never found one that sits well with me. What I have recently discovered though is the jazz of the Vince Guaraldi Trio and surprisingly their awesome album from 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas. Yeah I know that sounds weird right? And why would you start your foray into jazz with a Christmas album from a cartoon special? Well I kind of didn't, first up I found this album...


Such a smooth jazz trip, check it out, you might like it. From there I discovered the album they did for the Peanuts special, it's now my go to Christmas album and it's très cool and not as christmasy as you might think...

ON THE ROAD PT 1

Starting a series of black and white photos from some heartland states in the USA. Mostly Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico. I travelled through these places back in January 2012. This section of this amazing country truly fascinates me, so much of it abandoned and like Route 66 (the path we followed) now a past glory. I'm not sure how many parts this series will be so strap yourself in.

McLean Texas
 McLean, Texas. Pop: 830  
Conway Silos
The silos of Conway, Texas. Pop: 20  
Calumet Chieftains
Calumet, Oklahoma. Pop: 507
Route 66
Original section of Route 66 (now disused) near Norrick, Texas.  Pop: 0
Groom Texas
Groom, Texas. Pop: 587

12 December 2014

DAVE JORDANO 1972

There's a really nice photo spread posted earlier this year over at Lenscratch. It's some early 35mm photos of a gritty Detroit in 1972 by Dave Jordano. Some examples below but click the link above for the rest.





WILL THE REAL STEVE AOKI PLEASE STAND UP, PLEASE STAND UP

A brilliant follow up to Jarrad Seng's fake Aoki, this time with the real Aoki involved

10 December 2014

THE HOOD # 302

This piece brought a smile to my face, not too many smiles this week as I prepare for my migration east. Saying goodbye to close friends is ruff.

Shadows
artist unknown

03 December 2014

STEVE AIOKI?

I've been following Jarrad Seng on Instagram for quite a while now, if you aren't then you really should be, he's an awesome photographer. His feed is here. But a few weeks back he did something different, he dressed up as Steve Aoki and wandered around Stereosonic for 3 hours, the results are brilliant...

01 December 2014

CAX ONE v JEKS v JEROME

Following on from Saturday's Cax One v Dolus, the next day Cax teamed up with Jeks and Jerome to work on the remaining part of the wall. I was lucky enough to join them for a few photos again...

Collab Crew
well under way by now
Cax n Jeks n Jerome
Jeks
Jerome
Jerome
Cax and Jerome
Cax One, Jeks and Jerome
Jerome
Jeks blending with Jerome
Cax and crew
Cax One's pieces
Cax Jeks and Jerome
Complete

30 November 2014

THE HOOD # 301

Such a huge week and weekend spent watching my girlfriends brother, Cax One, paint and a multitude of other tasks, that I haven't found time to post the awesome new wall in Leederville. The artist is Fintan Magee and it's along the Vincent St side of the Luna Cinema...

Fintan
Panel 1
Panel 2
Panel 3
Fintan Magee

29 November 2014

CAX ONE v DOLUS

I was lucky enough to hang with two cool graf artists today, Cax One and Dolus. Cax is family visiting from Ballarat and Dolus is a really cool dude I've had the pleasure of meeting this past month. Seeing as Cax was visiting us I hooked him and Dolus up to do a paint. They got down to it last night and today. So I dropped in and snapped a few pics...

 Leederville Skate Park

Cax and Dolus
Dolus and Cax One
D and C
Add caption
D n C paint
Lines
Dolus details
Dolus in action
Letters
Dolus
Cops
Visitors
Cax and Dol
Last nights wall
Pressure
Less pressure FFS
Cax Sprays
Cax One details
Cax
Almost finished
Cax One outlining
Finished
Finished piece

28 November 2014

I COULD FIND NO ANSWER

Walking up my street yesterday and spotted this love message/cry for help. Maybe the cement dried before anyone could respond. Clearly a Shakespearean level love/tragedy/romance/drama fest playing out in my hood...




not your usual "Davo 2/07/09" kind of concrete graff 

26 November 2014

C.S.I Perth

My girl texts me this pic today, she took it while roaming some dingy back alley in the city with her brother, looking for street art was their excuse. I'm starting to wonder what the hell they were really doing in there...


she swears it's just a bag of berries but I'm not completely convinced


19 November 2014

THE HOOD # 300

And the walls came tumbling down

There used to be a cinema in Fremantle along Adelaide St, I vaguely remember it. Last week that building was torn down, no great loss, it was an ugly building with no redeeming architectural features whatsoever. Standard 70's quick brown brick pop up stuff - note that I do like 70's architecture. What is sad is the lane way wall at the back of it that had some cool pieces by Sofles, Hosae, Social Club and Fintan Magee (to name a few) on it, now crumbled under the wrecking ball.

Also I just noticed that this is the 300th blog post in this series (The Hood) sad that it has to be about the destruction of the old and not the usual celebration of the new.

It Begins
Rubble
Going
Gone
Fintan Magee
Sofles
Hosae - photo courtesy of Perthstart
Social Club - photo courtesy of Perthstart