Archive for March, 2008

WE HAVE A PRESENT FOR YOU

March 30, 2008

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So, our buddy The Listener calls us up and says “Hey, I’m going to be in Brooklyn in April, let’s do a show and let’s do the show in your apartment” after a brief pause and then another brief pause to think how ridiculous it is to actually have to think about accepting an offer like this, we quickly responded, “YES!” So there you have it folks, Deviant Decorum is going to throw you a little show, in our apartment, it’s a loft so don’t worry about standing on couches to make enough room and it’s going to be on April 10th. Yes, it’s a Thursday, but we’re starting it at 8pm. There will be food, beer, a live interactive art wall and of course, Listener Project performing live. Also, as an added bonus Holy Eyes, a group from the Netherlands will be opening. For those of you who haven’t heard of Listener Project and his unique brand of Talk Music check out this link to learn more and hear some tracks. They just finished an amazing run at SXSW to much acclaim and positive press. Trust us, they’re good, really fxcking good. To find out how to get to our humble home for this amazing show email us. So remember, April 10th, 8pm, you, us and Listener Project. This show will also benefit our dear friend who is riding solo from coast to coast on his bicycle to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation through a suggested donation of $5. So email us already and come over for what’s sure to be a great show, with great people and a great cause.

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WTF // THE TERROR GNOME

March 21, 2008

So a pretty little bird sent this gem our way, apparently a gnome has been stalking the streets in the small town of General Guemes in Argentina. He appears in the night terrorizing youngsters with his side strutting gnomeness. Here’s the article (just as funny as the video) via The Sun:

“A town in South America is living in fear after several sightings of a ‘creepy gnome’ that locals claim stalks the streets at night. The midget – which wears a pointy hat and has a distinctive sideways walk – was caught on video last week by a terrified group of youngsters. Teenager Jose Alvarez – who filmed the gnome – yesterday told national newspaper El Tribuno that they caught the creature while larking about in their hometown of General Guemes, in the province of Salta, Argentina. He said: “We were chatting about our last fishing trip. It was one in the morning. “I began to film a bit with my mobile phone while the others were chatting and joking. “Suddenly we heard something – a weird noise as if someone was throwing stones. “We looked to one side and saw that the grass was moving. To begin with we thought it was a dog but when we saw this gnome-like figure begin to emerge we were really afraid.” Jose added that other locals had come forward to say they had spotted the gnome. He said: “This is no joke. We are still afraid to go out – just like everyone else in the neighbourhood now. “One of my friends was so scared after seeing that thing that we had to take him to the hospital.”

ART // POR VIDA

March 11, 2008

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At the ripe old age of 26, Sylvia Ji open a show title “Por Vida” at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. Ji’s latest works of acrylic on wood, depict hauntingly beautiful woman with painted faces resembling those seen in the Mexican holiday, The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos). With evident sexual provocation mixed with trepidation, represented by the insects and face paint, mixed in with the vibrant colors, it gives the on-looker a sense of an alluring uneasiness. To put it simply, “Yo…this girl can paint!” For some added emphasis you can say “This girl can paayynnt” as not to lose any street credibility when interprating art. To see some more of her work from this sold out show click on the “read the rest of the entry” link right HERE: (more…)

WTF // R.I.P. HIP-HOP

March 10, 2008

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Well Nas predicted it in late 2006 with the album, “Hip Hop is Dead” and now it seems the soothsayer’s words have come true. Deviant Decorum has learned and confirmed that current Hollywood trainwreck Lindsey Lohan is back in the studio making a Hip-Hop album. I’ll give you a minute to let that sink in. Miss Leave Me Alohan is quoted as saying, “I’m recording right now [with] Motown and being in the studio again has been really great.” Sorry Lindsey, Amy Whinehouse already has the market cornered on jams about rehab. Oh, and speaking of Miss Whinehouse, she’s getting ready to release a line of cosmetics and hair wraps. So if you ever want to get that “junkie sneaking heroin into prison to your abusive boyfriend” look, now you know where to find it.

PROPS // AMERICAN TERRORIST

March 8, 2008

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So here at Deviant Decorum we like to give props where props are due. Unlike the return of Zubaz, American Terrorist Apparel is something we’d like to tip the flat brimmed hat to. The blog is dope and we are anxiously awaiting the release of their clothing line in December. Need another reason the check them out beyond our suggestion? Okay, not only are they better skaters, it also has been confirmed in real life, not just internet life, that ATA has a better sneaker collection than we do. It took a lot of custom laces soul searching to admit that, so check them out already HERE

NYC // TWO MILES AN HOUR SO EVERYBODY SEES YOU

March 7, 2008

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Deviant Decorum was out and about and went to a little jamboree worth a mention. Last Friday at the Museum of Natural History in New York, we threw down to the legendary sounds of DJ Jazzy Jeff sans The Fresh Prince. For those of you who remember Jazz only through songs like “Summertime” and getting thrown out of the mansion in Bel-Air by Uncle Phil, he’s been touring the world DJ’ing ever since and producing albums for people like Jill Scott. So back to the party, the music was on fire and having a dance party in the Planetarium of the NYMNH made for a momentous night. Local favorites of the NYC Hip-Hop party scene, The Retro Kids, were in full effect donning their best throwback attire. When Jazzy Jeff closed the night with “Sumertime” all Deviant Decorum could say was “God Damn That DJ Made MY Day.” To peep the pics from this museum party, courtesy of Nicky Digital, click that link right HERE: (more…)

WTF // FROM THE CRUNK VINEYARDS OF NAPA VALLEY

March 7, 2008

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Just when you thought the Rap game couldn’t get any more sophisticated, Lil’ Jon has moved beyond stale world of poppin’ bottles of Cristal and unveiled his own line of wine, Little Jonathon. I swear to you, we are not making this up. No, really…it’s true, Little Jonathon Winery. Our question is, how do you order it? “May I have a bottle of the Merlot”, “WHAAAT!?”, “May I have a bottle of the Merlot”, “WHAAAT?!?”, “May I please have a bottle of Little Jonathon Merlot”, “OHHHHHHKAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!”. So, when you want to have a nice evening with the misses filled with roses and romance, have a bottle of Little Jonathon fine vintage wine before you Skeet Skeet Skeet Mutha Fuckaaaaa. Still don’t believe us, check the website.

WTF // SO YOU’RE VISITING COMPTON?

March 7, 2008

So this may be one of the weirdest things we’ve seen on You Tube lately. After watching it with a combination of “What the Fuuuuuuuuck?!?” and laughter, we caught ourselves singing the catchy little song and decided we had to post it. It seems that in preparation for a visit to the ol’ U.S. of A, the Japanese are really preparing for all aspects of American culture. We’re hoping that in Volume II, you learn how to correctly hold your “gat” at the 45 degree “gangsta” angle, or maybe the proper tipping procedure at a strip club. Enjoy.