January 19th, 2013 / 12:37:56

PENNY SWEET

Inspired by a clip from our current obsession: Pretty Sweet, a skateboarding video, Tony and I did the following . . .

Unfortunately, the video of our skate prowess refuses to post…so the above photos will have to suffice. Teamwork makes the dream work.

 

 

 

 
July 2nd, 2012 / 13:31:10

TRAFFIC ENTERTAINMENT

New from Traffic Entertainment, a couple of media goodies for your eyes and ears…

80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, director Gary Weis‘ 1979 documentary about the South Bronx and its gang culture. This is the first time the previously unavailable film has been offered to the public in decades, and will be accompanied by a handful of exciting bonus features….

Big Fun in the Big Town, armed with nothing more than a camera crew and vague understanding of the English language, Bram Van Splunteren’s fearless excursion into the world of American hip hop led him to the gritty landscapes of Harlem, South Bronx, and the Lower East Side during the peak years of the 1980s crack epidemic. As many would come to learn, this backdrop proved to be the incubator to what became a breeding ground for hip hop pioneers…

Heavily bootlegged for years on VHS, Ricky Powell’s early 90s Rappin with the Rickster cable access show gave insight into the world of the foulmouthed, trouble-making New York City scenester. But this ain’t your cousin’s bootlegs – What you hold in your hand are carefully selected “best of” moments from the series, lifted straight off of Ricky’s vintage analog masters and delivered right to your brain stem…

The Pharcyde Singles Collection

Pharcyde emerged at a time when gangsta rap dominated what people were hearing, seeing and buying, especially on the West Coast. The Pharcyde’s refreshing sound – lively, humorous and inventive lyrics overs lush, jazzy productions – changed hip hop’s trajectory and influenced a generation of artists. The limited edition box set includes:

seven 7″ records pressed on seven different colors of vinyl, housed in replica mini jackets…

and a double CD package with 24 tracks featuring seven instrumentals (one previously unreleaed), five acapellas (four previously unreleased) and six remixes, plus a bonus track taken from a rare vinyl-only promo 12″ single, a large 21″x28″ poster and 120-piece jigsaw puzzle, both featuring the album’s iconic rollercoaster cover art, and detailed liner notes written by album producer J-Sw!ft, along with never-before-seen vintage photos of The Pharcyde.

 
January 31st, 2011 / 14:06:10

OSCILLOSCOPE FILMS

A couple of great DVD’s from Oscilloscope Films, starting with a restock of “Beautiful Losers”

“In the early 1990’s a loose-knit group of like-minded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip-hop, and graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the “establishment” art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, created a movement that transformed pop culture…”

“Exit Through The Gift Shop”

“Exit Through The Gift Shop” is a chaotic trip through low-level criminality, comradeship, and incompetence. By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an enthralling modern-day fairytale… with bolt cutters…”

Check out these great DVD’s at Reed Space, in-store and online.

 
August 23rd, 2010 / 13:29:10

DVD DROPS…

We have some new arrivals at the Space, this time in DVD format. First we have The Universe of Keith Haring, a film by Christina Clausen…

this documentary offers an exclusve and intimate look into Haring’s life, from growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, to his heyday as a world-renowned artist, and also features interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, David LaChapelle, Yoko Ono, and more. The next arrival is A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory, by Esther B. Robinson…

the film is Robinson’s personal investigation into the disappearance of her uncle, Danny Williams, a promising filmmaker as well as Andy Warhol’s lover. Thirty-five years later, Robinson’s discovery of 20 extraordinary never-before-seen films and her own interviews of surviving Factory members have culminated into this deep exploration of family and art. The last, but not least, arrival is Beautiful Losers, by Aaron Rose…

the documentary focuses on the careers and work of Thomas Campbell, Cheryl Dunn, Shepard Fairey, Harmony Korine, Geoff McFetridge, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Steven “Espo” Powers, Aaron Rose, Ed Templeton and Deanna Templeton. Through a series of interviews, these artists explain their reasoning behind their “do-it-yourself” style of street art beginning in the 1990’s, as well as the influences behind their art stemming from skateboarding, graffiti, and underground music such as punk-rock and hip-hop circulating throughout the time period. Come check out these great flicks, now available at the Space.

 
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