I’ll cop to owning more pairs of shoes than a person needs. But I think it’s fair to say that 95% of them — like most of my clothes — were either bought second hand or donated by people I know. (Having like-sized friends certainly has its benefits!) But for the most part, since I don’t dress up for work (or anything else, for that matter), I wear nothing but sandals. (And yes, I often wear them with socks like a German tourist. What are you gonna do about it?)
But I’m in good company, because supermodel Gisele Bündchen recently admitted to Germany’s Die Welt that she’s got more pairs of shoes than a person needs. (And I’ll bet she got most of them for free, like I did.) Though she says she’s never counted them, People magazine quotes her as saying she has “probably around 100”, adding that “it’s comparable to the way men love cars and watches.”
In this double disc mix session, first in a series that hopes to rope in legends to delve into the classic tunes that shaped their legendary status, two-time Grammy winner Louie Vega leads off with naked vocals, raising the roof in anticipation for “It’s Just Another Groove” by Mighty Dub Katz. Vega lays down the cuts with deep soulful vocals that sometimes need no beat to support them, like “Together” by Interceptor.
And just as potent are his instrumental or dub selections such as “Summer Daze” by Nick Holder, where he caresses you, bringing the party energy down a notch for some sexy, soulful grooves. Disc two kicks off with K-Scope’s “Latin Blues,” featuring Afro-Latin percussion that is sure to take over the party. Other classic selections by the likes of Luna Project and Sounds of Blackness get overshadowed when Louie drops Michael Watford’s “Return Your Love To Me,” before capping off the session with the sweetest, most divine “Wonderful Person” by Black Masses.
Lindsay Lohan never fails to surprise. In fact, I reckon the singer/starlet/train wreck is a walking paradox. From Cirque Lodge to the Chateau Marmont… from being ranked Forbes’ 3rd richest Young Hollywood Top-Earner to rumors of cash-strapped photo selling to the paparazzi… and from a critically acclaimed performance in “Mean Girls” to her 2008 Razzie Award winning performance in “I Know Who Killed Me”. Seems Lindsay’s got just about every area covered.
Producer, remixer and DJ Tom Middleton is one of the UK’s most acclaimed electronic music architects. His original works (namely under the Global Communications and Jedi Knights monikers) heavily influenced a legion of electronic/dance music heavyweights including the Prodigy, the Chemical Brothers and Daft Punk. He is also a much sought-after remixer, having reconstructed tracks for an impressive array of artists such as Kylie Minogue, Sia, Jamiroquai, Röyksopp, Faithless, Bebel Gilberto, Goldfrapp, Bittersweet and many more.
A lot of musicians are down with green these days. Jack Johnson has a denim walled recording studio, Guster tours with biodiesel buses and the Rolling Stones eat organic. But no one takes it quite as seriously UK indie band Radiohead. From the digital release of “In Rainbows” and monitoring their carbon footprints to auditing their tours refusing to play Glastonbury over poor public transport, these guys walk the walk.
The latest Radiohead environmental news? The Oxford five piece put the kibosh on a promotional performance on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien because of “concerns over global warming”. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
An exclusive performance of “House of Cards.” Recorded live in London to avoid a transatlantic flight to New York which would have left a carbon footprint equivalent to driving. Tom also has a few words for Mr. Bush for not waking up and working with the world to reduce Carbon Emissions.
In my opinion, most movie sequels emerge half-cocked from a sea of greed. Just because a movie makes a ton of money or has a huge impact on people’s lives doesn’t mean the story warrants revisiting. Take, for example, the “Rocky” franchise. Or the “Rambo” movies. Enough is enough. Move on before it gets pathetic, before we’re subjected to “Rambo: The Colostomy Bag Years”.
Of course, it’s a different story if we’re talking about an Academy Award-winning documentary that raises worldwide awareness and inspires people to make healthy changes in the way they live. I’m talking about “The Inconvenient Truth”, which Al Gore now says we may be able to revisit as a part two.
As an eager follower of both Brad Pitt’s and Global Green USA’s commitments to rebuild New Orleans, I’m pleased to report that the first house has been completed for the latter’s Holy Cross campaign.
The single family home has been built to high quality green standards, using all Energy Star appliances and VOC- and formaldehyde-free products, to produce the most energy efficient house possible with the safest internal air quality. Utilizing solar/geothermal energy and rainwater harvesting, the new homes (according to Daily Green) “are expected to save their residents anywhere from $1200 to $2400 in yearly energy bills”.
Returning for his second full-length for Border Community, Jacob Fairley brings forth more emotive, electro-minded techno pop. Stretching the boundaries of modern day minimalism, Jacob tries to develop the perfect melody time and time again. Using clicky, percussive bits, huge square-wave bass hits, trippy Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
So your wondering, will this green thing really stick? Well, I think we can officially say green is here to stay when MTV stages their long running Real World Series inside an eco everything pad. They even make them peddle a bike to turn the computers on. We did that here at G Living as a joke, MTV did it for real. Pretty amazing!
San Francisco’s most heralded house legend returns to his hometown label to deliver a pristine mix performance. Unedited, this mix was recorded in one shot just as the show was performed overseas. Starting off with an inspirational track from Troydon and Decosta, “NY Minute,” the smooth chords and funky horn hits Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
There’s nothing like guilt to inspire a change for the better. Writing for Vanityfair.com, Cindy Crawford credits her green awakening to her kids, who go to an “environmentally aware school” in Malibu that encourages beach clean up and recycling. (Which is a great concept, if you ask me. Environmental values — unlike, say, geometry or French — is something they will truly use every day.) Cindy says she tiptoed into the role of “eco-everywoman” out of fear that her Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos