Devin Graham films Polynesian fire knife dancers Malo Matau, Maika Tuala, and Rockett Tenney performing their traditional Samoan ceremonial dance, which just happens to be more badass than almost any other ceremonial dance in existence.
So this is pretty much how it went down. Everyone was telling people they had to listen to Arcade Fire and they were an awesome band. A lot of people did listen to them but they pretty much stayed somewhat out of the spotlight, aka they were still cool. They just won best album of the year now are getting very big and being blasted on the radio left and right, aka not cool anymore, I liked Arcade Fire before they won best album of the year at the Grammy’s, says me in my best snotty hispter voice I can imitate. Well if you still don’t know who Arcade Fire, you better learn quick, unless you want this to happen to you, see below.
Well I guess I wouldn’t really have much use for it since I am not a fireman, but driving around town hosing down my friends, sending them into a brick wall would be pretty enjoyable too, and that is why I want it, don’t judge me. In purely concept form right now, the Amatova ATV, from designer Liam Ferguson, gives us a vision into what first-line fire-fighting could look like in the near future. More like something out of the ‘Terminator’ series than out of your local firehouse, the Amatova houses 2 passengers in a high-visibility cockpit and can liquid Howitzer its 500 gallons of water from the Remotely Operated Suppression Cannon Outfit (ROSCO).
The Amatoya also protects its own passengers with clear aerogel laminated insulation in the 360 view windows and the body, a temp sensitive spray down system, military-grade thermo ceramic paint, and a beefy diesel engine to propel the futuristic craft both in and out of hot situations. The piece de resistance is the Back to the Future homage gull-wing doors. Who says emergency services can’t be stylish? More info on the project found here.
Banksy has recently popped up in Hollywood as of late, my guess is because of the Oscars being held on Feb. 27th, in which he is nominated for best documentary for “Exit through the Gift Shop”. I am actually really excited about the Oscars just because of Banksy. The problem the academy is having is they don’t know who he is at all, so they don’t know how to invite him, or not to have him kicked out when he tries to get to his seat, as well as they don’t know who is going to come up and accept the award if he wins. People across the board say he is a shoe in to win the award, but because of the mystery I wonder if he will get shafted to avoid problems, we shall see. (P.S. I am back from Miami so posting will be back to normal HOLLA.)
Los Angeles based artist Pei-San Ng creates art by playing with matches, something you were told not to do as a kid. Each piece of art, or sculpture if you will, is composed of thousands of individual matches. The interesting component to this type of art is the option to light that baby up. During exhibits Pei-San Ng will ignite the sculpture and let it burn baby burn, awesome creativity. You can visit Pei-San Ng’s site found here for more of his work.