Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thoughts on Sarah Palin

Manson says "I don't realy care for Alaska"

Monday, October 27, 2008

U.S. Murder Capital: CHICAGO

Chicago, whose population is dwarfed by New York City and Los Angles, posted 426 killings through Tuesday, compared with 417 in New York and 302 in L.A.

On the UPSET blog early this spring I predicted this year to be one of the worse. March/April to current day Chicago is murder crazed I constantly hear of shots, see guns brandished, and read of 30+ murders per week.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Check Your Boobies

Two prospective Eagle Scouts explain how they are preventing breast cancer by helping women examine their breasts.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Obama Camp Plans Major Celebration in Chicago on Election Night

Barack Obama's campaign has revealed plans for Obama's election night rally in Chicago.
It will be held in Grant Park the night of the election, Tuesday, Nov 4th. The Grant Park event will be free and open to the public. Hundreds of thousands are expected in the park and its surroundings.

Hit me up, let's get there!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cut & Paste/55DSL challenge

55DSL Logo Remix challenges graphic designers, illustrators, and typographers, as well as all-around creative types, to take the iconic 55DSL Shield logo and spin it into a remix that reflects 55DSL’s culture and spirit, its origins and its future.The Grand Prize winner of the 55DSL Logo Remix will receive 1,055€ in addition to seeing his/her logo design produced by 55DSL.* During the contest period, all designs submitted for the Logo Remix will be showcased in Cut&Paste’s online gallery for public viewing, commenting, and voting.

Chicago's legendary Carlos Segura will participate as one of the judges in the Cut & Paste/55DSL Logo Remix challenge. The contest runs from October 20th until December 5th, 2008.

UPSKI interviewed by IN THESE TIMES

Billy Wimsatt founded The League of Young Voters in 2003 to organize and empower youth – particularly young people from low-income communities who haven’t attended college. Known by his graffiti tag name “Upski” while growing up in Chicago, Wimsatt has been writing and organizing for social change since dropping out of college more than 15 years ago. The author of Bomb the Suburbs and No More Prisons, in 2004 Wimsatt co-edited How To Get Stupid White Men Out Of Office, a collection of essays written by youth organizers around the world.

In 25 words or less, what makes you so special? (Keep in mind that humility, while admirable, is boring.)

Yikes!… Chicago hip-hop kid turned journalist political organizer. Proud founder of League of Young Voters, but didn’t vote ‘til age 27. Never heard of me before? Your life just got better.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Devil's Playground

Located at Damen two blocks south of Grand, I shot this on December 30th 2006. Posted it to my flickr account in April of 2007, it since recives hundreds of views daily. Thusly making it by far the highest viewed photo in the stream, today it is at 7,621 views. Chicago Gang graffiti from the INSANE GANGSTER SATAN DISCIPLES.

History Channel's GANGLAND gave a decent on the street insiders view to Chicago's IGSD.






Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Set Up!!!

C-H-I-C-A-G-0 Crucial Conflict
Double Loss... Twisted Hats... Bushie Pussy...One Way... M16s... Augusta... Stick Up... Gone With the Wind

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My stolen bike. Please Read...

As of twenty minutes my bike has been stolen. If you happened to have taken it and want to return it, no worries police have not and will not be involved, just put it back in front of my place. I use it a lot, hell we'll split a six pack for changing your mind. If you are a friend with my contact info and see someone riding this or it locked somewhere, hit me up... I have you on dinner and drinks, if the info results in me getting this back. If you notice this bike on Craig's list, let me know. It's a Blue Specialized Hardrock exactly like the one above same model, nothing sweet about it... paid $180 for it 5ish years ago. For the rest of the night I'll be on the SE corner of Western and Chicago, hammer down my pants... knives in my pockets... and several other goodies. Just for that off chance your god smiles at me and lets dude ride by on my bike. If you, a friend ride by the corner drop me a beer, I'm a real thirst guy.

Saturday proper

Friday, October 10, 2008

Wesley Willis @ CIFF 44 also Milton Glaser!

Rest In Peace friend.

Raised in a broken home in one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, Wesley Willis sought refuge in art and music, creating thousands of extraordinarily detailed ink drawings of the city and its expressways, and producing more than 50 albums. Joyrides is a highly personal, deeply engrossing look at the life of a man who, despite incredible odds, became a prolific artist, underground icon, and an individual thousands dearly loved.

Wesely Willis's Joyrides:

Friday, Oct. 17th @ 8:40P AMC RIVER EAST 21
Saturday, Oct. 25 @ 2:15P AMC RIVER EAST 21
Monday, Oct.27 @ 4:00P AMC RIVER EAST 21

Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight

For many, Milton Glaser is the personification of American graphic design. Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and the enduring I ♥ NY campaign, the full breadth of Glaser’s remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait, MILTON GLASER: TO INFORM AND DELIGHT. From newspapers and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos, and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the great modern renaissance men.

Monday, Oct.27 @ 4:10P AMC RIVER EAST 21
Tuesday, Oct.28 @ 8:30P AMC RIVER EAST 21

Snoop's Blackass

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Our Frieghtening Reality... is Real

Alex Blumberg and NPR's Adam Davidson explain what happened last week, including what regulators could've done to prevent our financial crisis from happening in the first place. Ira Glass with This American Life takes us there.

Free full episode: This American Life #365

You Weren't There

Chicago's absence from the household-established history of punk that tends to lean towards New York, London, and Los Angeles is what leads to a such a raw story at a late date. Three decades later and this history is stil new to so many. In 2007 husband and wife Joe Losurdo and Chris Tillman, aka Regressive Films released the first ever documentary of Chicago punk and hardcore from ’77 to ’84.