Mick’s Tape | #9 Soaking in Day-Glo: Psych Fest 2014

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Mick looks back through the dusty haze on last spring’s festival at Carson Creek Ranch.

1. My Love – The Asteroid #4 – These Flowers of Ours – 2008
2. Shake Some Action – The Flaming Groovies – Shake Some Action – 1976
3. Baby Blue – The Warlocks – Phoenix – 2003
4. Someday Master – Bone, Fur, & Feathers – 2014
5. Fantastic Sam – Gap Dream – Shine Your Light – 2013
6. Tired and Buttered – Quilt – Held in Splendor – 2014
7. Sleep Talk – Shannon & The Clams – Sleep Talk – 2011
8. Animal of One – The Fresh & Onlys – House of Spirits – 2014
9. Starting Over – Black Lips -  200 Million Thousand – 2009
10. Beautiful Son – Peaking Lights – Lucifer – 2012
11. Moving to the Left – Woods – With Light & Love – 2014
12.Godless – The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales of Urban Bohemia – 2000
13.First Vietnamese War – The Black Angels – Passover – 2007
14. Livin’ the Dream – Pure X – Angel – 2014
15. My Time – The Golden Dawn – Power Plant – 1968
16. I Love You – The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Methodrone – 1995
17. Awkward Affections – Greg Ashley – Another Generation of Slaves – 2014
18. Kodama – Kikagaku Moyo – Forest of Lost Children – 2014
19. Galaxy Punk – Sleepy Sun – Maui Tears – 2014
20. The Second Summer of Love – Pink Mountaintops – Get Back – 2014

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Mick’s Tape | #8 Begin Again — More Songs From Movies

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1. Time is Tight – Booker T. & the MGs – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – 1998
2. Every 1’s a Winner – Hot Chocolate – Frances Ha – 2013
3. Ca Plane Pour Ma – Plastic Bertrantd – Ruby Sparks – 2012
4. Temptation – New Order – Trainspotting – 1996
5. Hanna’s Theme – Chemical Brothers – Hanna- 2011
6. Natural One – Folk Implosion – KIDS – 1995
7. Pursuit of Happiness – Kid Cudi – Project X – 2012
8. Body Talk – RATT – The Golden Child – 1986
9. Theme – Jon Brion – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – 2004
10. Tumbling Down – The Venus in Furs – Velvet Goldmine – 1998
11. Please Stay – The Crying Shames – The Place Beyond the Pines – 2013
12. Hong Kong Garden – Siouxsie and the Banshees – Marie Antoinette – 2006
13. The Beautiful Ones – Prince and the Revolution – Purple Rain – 1984
14. Dearest – Buddy Holly – Juno – 2007
15. The Lengths – The Black Keys – I Need That Record! – 2009 (documentary)
16. Maybe – The Chantels – American Graffiti – 1974
17. Chariots Rise – Lizzie West – Secretary – 2002
18. You and Me Song – The Wannadies – Romeo + Juliet – 1996
19. Waiting for Somebody – The Replacements – Singles – 1992
20. Bring on the Lucie – John Lennon – Children of Men – 2006

SCOUTED | #poolhunting

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I’m excited to share something today that is truly cool: an art project born out of a friend’s whimsical summer pastime. Production designer Andrea McAlister has lived in Austin long enough to know that the only way to pass the blazingly hot Saturdays of summer is in a pool. She began counting how many different pools she could visit in a single summer. Can I beat last year’s number? Do you know anyone who lives at the W? Can we sneak in? The sport became even more fun once she started documenting it on instagram. The hashtag #poolhunting was born. And what was once simply a numbers game was now a visual one as well — which pool was the most unique? The most exclusive? The grungiest? With an impressive collection of photos of pools from all around Austin and beyond, Andrea has finally unveiled the official poolhunting website. I’m kind of in love with it, and think that it is (much like it’s creator) cool in a rare and genuine way. Scroll below for a sample of Andrea’s work. And check out the poolhunting website for the entire existing collection of photos and to follow the fun as it unfolds this summer.

Want to join in the fun? Instagram a shot of your favorite pool with the hashtag #poolhunting for a chance to be re-grammed by Andrea’s offical @poolhunting account!

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Mick’s Tape | #7 Astronauts Can Feel It Far Away

 

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1. Le Voyage de Penelope // Air // Moon Safari, 1998
2. I Do // The Marvelos // The Doo Wop Box, 1965
3. Sweets For My Sweet // The Searchers // The Very Best of The Searchers, 1963
4. Searching For My Love // Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces // 1966
5. I Don’t Wanna Be Alone // Eagle Eye Williamson // Black Gold, 2010
6. The Wild One, Forever // Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers // Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 1976
7. You Were So Warm // Dwight Twilley Band // Sincerely, 1976
8. I Want Everything // Luna // Lunapark, 1992
9. Bad // The Wooden Birds // Magnolia, 2009
10. A Stone // Okkervil River // Black Sheep Boy, 2005
11.
The Clown // Chuck Wilder // Eccentric Soul: The Tragar and Note Labels, 2008
12. I’m Going to Stop Pretending That I Didn’t Break Your Heart // Eels // Live at Town Hall, 2006
13. King of Hearts // Lucinda Williams // Happy Woman Blues, 1980
14. If You Ever Need A Stranger (To Sing At Your Wedding) // Jens Lekman // When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog, 2004
15. Now That I’m Wise // Nathan Wilkes // Eccentric Soul: The Tragar and Note Labels, 2008
16. So Long, Marianne // Leonard Cohen // The Songs of Leonard Cohen, 1968
17. La-La La-La // Dale Hawkins // LA, Memphis, and Tyler, Texas, 1969
18. I Found A Reason // The Velvet Underground // Loaded, 1970
19. Lonely World // The Vaccines // Come of Age, 2012

MICK’S TAPE | #6 Life’s A Gas

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1. Ill Wills // Shout Out Louds // Our Ill Wills, 2007
2. Plasticities // Andrew Bird // Armchair Apocrypha, 2007
3. This Year // The Mountain Goats // The Sunset Tree, 2005
4. You’re Kidding Aren’t You? // The Field Mice // Snowballs + Singles, 1989
5. Little Girl // Syndicate of Sound // single, 1966
6. Pristine Christine // The Sea Urchins // single, 1987
7. Life’s a Gas // T. Rex // Electric Warrior, 1971
8. Stone Rollin’ // Raphael Saadiq // Stone Rollin’, 2011
9. Whole Wild World // Wreckless Eric // single, 1977
10. The Best Part of Being With You // The Groove Farm // Rough Trade Shops – Indiepop 1, 1987
11.
Walking with Jesus // Spacemen 3 // Sound of Confusion
12. That Great Love Sound // The Raveonettes // Chain Gang of Love
13. There Must be a Better Life // Biff Bang Pow! // single, 1984
14. Polar Bear // Ride // Nowhere, 1990
15. On Tape // The Pooh Sticks // Orgasm, 1988
16. Yes I Can’t // King Khan and the Shrines // Idle No More, 2013
17. Slow Walkin // The Babies // Our House on the Hill, 2012
18. Borrowed Time // Parquet Courts // Light Up Gold, 2012
19. Die Little Love // Xray Eyeballs // Crystal – single, 2012
20. Friendly Ghost // Harlem // Hippies, 2010
21. If You Wanna // The Vaccines // What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?, 2011
22. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards // Tame Impala // Lonerism
23. Frightened Face // The Everywheres // Insound Vinyl Mixtape, 2013
24. Come to the City // The War on Drugs // Slave Ambient, 2011

ART | Marina Abramovic and Ulay

My good friend Andrea shared this video with me earlier this week and I’m pretty much in love with it. Marina Abramovic is a well-known performance artist (you might remember her cameo in Sex in the City) and the above is footage from her 2010 MoMA retrospective “The Artist is Present”.

In the seventies Marina and Ulay shared a fantastic love story — performing together out of the van they lived in and creating art inspired by their relationship as lovers. When the relationship had run it’s course in 1988, their separation was marked by The Great Wall Walk — a one-time only performance where they started at opposite ends of the Great Wall and walked towards each other. They met in the middle for one last hug, then disappeared from each others’ lives forever.

During the “The Artist is Present” Marina spent 60 seconds staring directly into the eyes of a series of strangers seated across from her. It was reportedly the largest exhibition of performance art in the museum’s history. This is what happened when, after decades apart, her former lover appeared across the table.

So beautiful. Thanks, Andrea.

Marina Abramovic and Ulay | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

AAA-AAA (performance RTB, Liege)
1977
Photo: © VBK, Wien, 2011
Marina Abramovic and Ulay | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith
Breathing In/ Breathing Out
1977
Photo: © VBK, Wien, 2011
Marina Abramovic and Ulay | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith
Relation in Time
1977
Photo: © VBK, Wien, 2011
Marina Abramovic and Ulay | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

Rest Energy
1980
Photo: © VBK, Wien, 2011
Marina Abramovic and Ulay | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

Nightsea Crossing (Documenta 7 Kassel, 7 days)
1982
Photo: © VBK, Wien, 2011
Marina Abramovic and Ulay | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith
Nightsea Crossing (New Museum New York, 2 days)
1986
Photo: © VBK, Wien, 2011

SCOUTED | Picked up an extra copy for mom

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Thank you to Cosmopolitan Magazine for featuring me in the July issue! I was happy to use the opportunity to promote one of my favorite new lines, Proud Mary, who practice fair trade with textile workers in developing countries. You can see that in the digital issue!

Criterion Challenge | 101 Days of Summer

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Here’s a fun little something: Criterion is streaming movies for free on Hulu! They’re calling it 101 Days of Summer, and It started on May 25th and goes through Labor Day. Each film is available for free on Hulu for 48 hours. The selections are a “mix of classic titles and brand-new uploads to Hulu”, a sample of which can be seen above. We’re on the edge of hitting the triple digits in Texas, so I’m ready to crank up the AC and watch some good movies. Maybe even a few bad movies. Whatever. As long as I’m inside with a cold glass of iced tea!

Art | Paintings by Kelly Reemsten

Paintings by Kelly Remsteen | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose SmithPaintings by Kelly Remsteen | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose SmithPaintings by Kelly Remsteen | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose SmithPaintings by Kelly Remsteen | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose SmithJust discovered the wonderful work of Kelly Reemsten via the Jealous Curator. I love the contradiction of the pretty dresses against the utilitarian tools… they seem to have an element of weaponry about them, don’t they? In any case, I think these paintings capture something real about how it feels to be a woman. I would love to add one of Kelly’s paintings to my collection someday!