Sunday, May 31, 2009

Our Matty Lew: Advocate's 40 under 40


Our dear friend and listener Matty Lew has just made the Advocate's 40 under 40 list!!!

From the Advocate:

One-of-a-kind, limited edition, and exclusive are terms that sell in the art world, but for Chicago artist Matthew Lew, the opposite has always been true. “Everyone should be able to have art on their walls,” he says.

Although prints of his works are widely available at stores like CB2 (a Crate and Barrel spin-off), they’re not homogenized. Location informs his process. For some of his works, Lew has infused his paints with waters and wines from around the world, to make them more emblematic of the places they portray. Lew is also inspired by the iconography of Chicago’s skyline and has created a series of multimedia works that

resemble the extruded towers and exaggerated verticality of artist Wayne Thiebaud’s San Francisco cityscapes.

“These paintings have a lot to do with the city’s architecture and how diverse it is,” Lew says. The mottling of bold colors in his works echo America’s quintessential multicultural metropolis and underscore the celebratory nature of his palette. Lew’s inclusive approach extends to his work in collage, photography, abstract art, and landscape painting.

“The way I make art is a process of complete experimentation. I could be inspired by the color combinations in an scene from SpongeBob SquarePants -- I never know where it’s going to come from.”


(via The Advocate)

Check out Matty's art at: http://www.matthewlew.com/

CONGRATS MATTY, WE LOVE YOU!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kris Allen wins... end of story.

Personal Opinion:
So the media is making last night's American Idol vote in to a Red State / Blue State issue which I'm sorry to say is bullshit. Kris Allen deserved to win just as much as Adam Lambert. Non-news stories make me crazy!!!

I'm sure Adam will be wildly successful as well, so let's not make this a "America hates gays" thing.

End of Rant.

P.S. Kris is hot.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

AHHH! The Online Speak & Spell!


If you were a child of the 80's as I was, the Speak & Spell was pretty much the coolest thing ever. Now someone has put a mostly functioning version online!

I love the internet! play with it here!

I have been playing it for a while now and quite unfortunately, I still suck at spelling!

Here is me with my Speak & Spell (approx 1984, I would guess... ugly couch)

Idol Finale Results tonight.


So who is it going to be?

Personally, I would be fine with either, but I want a re-write on that crap song that's going to be their first single. eww.

thoughts?

Glee! left me filled with glee.



I hope all of you caught the pilot of the new Fox series "Glee" last night after idol.
I personally thought it was f-ing awesome and filled with joy and put me in a place of missing my show choir days!

Here's the trailer:


I can't wait for Fall.

Here is the whole pilot:

Monday, May 04, 2009

NEW BLOG LOVE: Awkward Boners


This is a blog that I came across via OMGBlog and it is just delightful.

Check it out!

http://www.awkwardboners.com/

Happy Birthday Robbie!


It was Rob's birthday yesterday! We hoisted it up at the Sidetrack and had a wonderful time. Here all about on the next Purge!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROB!