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Posts from December, 2008


Indie 1031′s check one… two

By Roni Brunn | December 8, 2008 | From, News

I’m so excited!  Mr. Shovel played “One Spring Away” last night!  The song ran on Indie 103.1′s local music show, check one… two.  I love Indie.  Wow.  And LA’s got lots of well-supported bands, so it’s a huge deal to get something onto the excellent show.

The playlist and podcast are not live on the site yet.  I’ll post them when they’re up.

Yay!!

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photos of landscapes made out of food

By Roni Brunn | December 8, 2008 | News

Everything in these landscapes is a food product, and the integrity of the food items is maintained.  You won’t see marzipan or tofu contorted to resemble flowers.

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Twitter updates for the week ending on 2008-12-07

By Roni Brunn | December 7, 2008 | Twitter Updates

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Sugababes – “Freak Like Me”

By Roni Brunn | December 5, 2008 | Music downloads, News

I love the Timo Räisänen cover of Sugababes’ “About You Now,” so it’s only natural I look back at Sugababes doing a cover themselves.  Here’s their version of Adina Howard’s “Freak Like Me” –

Yeah, the “evaluation copy” chyron is annoying, but I couldn’t find an embeddable video with the studio version.  Sorry, the live versions have entirely too much melisma, and anyone who’s heard my music would how I about that.

Get the song through Rhapsody, Amazon UK, or Amazon US.

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Photoshop UI rendered out of real objects

By Roni Brunn | December 4, 2008 | News

Posted on Flickr by user Wandaaaa:

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In love

By Roni Brunn | December 4, 2008 | News

I live in LA, okay?  It’s perfectly normal to have a meaningful relationship with an automobile in this town.

That’s the new Z4 hard top convertible.  The shot is from the set Solitary Man, a movie with Michael Douglas movie.  Is there a BMW dealership in every Michael Douglas film?  Seems like there should have been.

Via Zpost

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YSL’s SS09 Hollywood ad

By Roni Brunn | December 3, 2008 | News

Yves Saint Laurent’s brilliant spring campaign features Claudia Schiffer in front of the Y from the Hollywood sign:

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thanks to all these blogs!

By Roni Brunn | December 3, 2008 | From, News

I was so excited about the initial round of blog posts about the video, and now look at this new list!  Many many thanks go out to these blogs for featuring the “One Spring Away” vs. commercials mashup video:

Insanity.  Please don’t tell anyone that From is unsigned and unknown — bands in my position don’t usually get this much press.

Crazier that there are now mainstream fun/viral sites along with the indie music, design, marketing, and advertising blogs.

Thanks!!!

p.s. I think that robot should be/maybe is the mascot for From.

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From: the mascot

By Roni Brunn | December 2, 2008 | From, News

Should From have a mascot?  Mascots are fun, as is From.  But when you think of music + mascots, the bands that come to mind rock much harder than From ever will.

Megadeath has Vic Rattlehead, a skeletal figure posed to embody the saying “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.”  He even has his own Wikipedia page.

Death metal is branded so literally.

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Twitter Updates for 2008-12-01

By Roni Brunn | December 1, 2008 | Twitter Updates

  • The holiday was good and all, but I’m happy to have a full workweek starting now. #

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