Holy shiiit check this girl out

I just saw this posted on yahoo when I logged in to check my email. Apparently Will Smith's daughter Willow is the next Rihanna. This girl's got some talent! (That is, I guess, if she's for real singing. You never know these days...) And a lot more creative direction than Justin Bieber, thank God. We don't need another one of those running around. According to Yahoo, Willow is shooting a video for the song later this month in L.A.

Oh, by the way, she's 9. And how does that make you feel about yourself?

Farewell, American Apparel

It was brought to my attention yesterday, VIA Twitter, though I can't remember who tweeted it, that American Apparel is filing for bankruptcy in the near future.

I have mixed feelings about this. First of all, I love AA for their basics. I know a lot of people (including myself at times) think it's ridiculous to pay $25 for a plain tshirt, but when you start looking around it's actually REALLY difficult to find a good plain tshirt! AA fits nice, it feels nice, it holds up nicely... I think it's worth a couple extra dollars for that.

What I don't love about them, and what I think ultimately is killing them, is their soft-core homemade porn marketing strategy. I don't REALLY want to see a girl bending over with her butt up in the air wearing nothing but a string bikini. Nor do I wish to see some creep with a stash in tighty-whiteys. I think they are limiting their branding too much. They need to expand their marketing strategy to reach a larger majority of the population. What I will say for their models though: at least they're not all skinny anorexic bitches. The majority look fairly normal sized. I'll give them props for that.

I don't think AA is going to disappear overnight. Some locations are probably going to be closing. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed it's not the one in Cincinnati.


So this is kind of cool.

Bag Raiders - Way Back Home from Modular People on Vimeo.

I'm not sure I reallllly get it. But it looks cool and I love the song. The description on Juxtapoz reads: "Sculpture, destruction, color, music and creation come together in one harmonious chaos."

Sure, Okay.

I almost wish somehow all of these crazy performance artsy things they were doing were kind of crazy and random in the beginning (err.. kind of like they are now), and then they came together to create some kind of "ah-haaaa!" moment at the end, making one cohesive concept/piece/whole/whatever. Isn't that the purpose of art?

Well anyways, it's pretty. Watch it.