Marit Larsen & Teitur

Posted in Uncategorized on February 24th, 2012 by byronkho

At Johnny B’s.

Marit Larsen, fresh from Norway.

After the show.

With Teitur and crazy Hanson fans who at one point traveled to Thunder Bay for one of their shows. What. Yeah.

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Mario Villains and Little Light.

Posted in Personal on February 17th, 2012 by byronkho

Awesome Super Mario Bros. villain ad concept art.

Clara C and Sam Ock being so chill, I can hardly stand it.

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Dan Wilson.

Posted in Personal on February 14th, 2012 by byronkho

Just found out that the uncle of one of my friends from college happens to be Dan Wilson, who just helped Adele accept her 2012 Grammy for Record of the Year. He’s former frontman of Semisonic and helped write “Someone Like You” with Adele. Frick. Way to keep it quiet!

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Revels & Dubstep.

Posted in Personal on February 12th, 2012 by byronkho

At the penultimate Revels performance with the Orpheus Club guys. Probably right after the Afterglow.

One of the greatest dubstep remixes, IMHO.

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Dickens on Philadelphia

Posted in History and Politics on February 9th, 2012 by byronkho

In his American Notes, a chronicle of his American visit (and inclusive of his first trip to Philadelphia), Charles Dickens remarked:

… though how any number of passengers … could have maintained such a playful and incessant shower of expectoration, I am still at a loss to understand: notwithstanding the experience in all salivatory phenomena which I afterwards acquired.

Near the city, is a most splendid unfinished marble structure … which, if completed according to the original design, will be perhaps the richest edifice of modern times. But the bequest is involved in legal disputes, and pending them the work has stopped; so that like many other great undertakings in America, even this is rather going to be done one of these days, than doing now.

Treating of its general characteristics, I should be disposed to say that [Philadelphia] is more provincial than Boston or New York …

Apparently we’re spittin’ country bumpkins that are lazy and litigious. Hooray!

– quotes pulled from Curbed Philly

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70s nostalgia is awesome.

Posted in Opinion on February 9th, 2012 by byronkho

Flight Facilities doing their disco thing.

Epic music vid. Glorifying sex and violence and making the Yakuza look cool. Probably something wrong with all that, but whatevs… NSFW. Swedish House Mafia.

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Over the years.

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4th, 2012 by byronkho

I got your number.

In the Caribbean, looking for my lost salt shaker.

Where others fear to tread.

Unspeakably cool.

Followed by Korean fried chicken.

Twas a night like any other, in a wood far, far, away.

Quite disturbing.

Game face.

Karmin + Hyundai

Posted in Music on February 3rd, 2012 by byronkho

Heard about these guys a long while back but never got around to looking them up. Finally did. Not bad. Rare to have a good singer who can rap decently. Questlove is randomly there playing an easy drum part – he’s just like I got 10 minutes, sure, I’ll play.

Hyundai’s new ad campaign involves some stuffy exec in the 1% teaching the rest of us how it’s done. It’s quirky, which is good for a marketing campaign, and the no-blinking one is especially memorable. By the way, did you know that P&G thought that social media was cheaper to produce and manage without enormous amounts of staff – as shown by the Old Spice campaign – so they fired 1600 people in their marketing department? Speaking of ad agencies and marketing… most of the more influential ad agencies in the world are owned by 3 major ad agency holding corporations (Publicis, etc.), so “creativity” is ruled by a marketplace with essentially just 3 players. Think on the problems that can arise from that, for consumers, clients and for employees…

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