Sunday, October 15, 2006

LIC Art Tour//The Departed//The Killers

Hello Hello Hello!

Another weekend's ended and the cold winter is rolling in. This weekend was beautiful Fall weather though. I completely enjoyed it :-) I did some new things...like taking a studio art tour in Long Island City (LIC), going to bed early on Friday night (12 am...GASP!) etc. Here's the lowdown...

LIC Art Tour

The Queens Museum of Art has the Queens International 2006 exhibition going on right now. As part of the festival, they'd organized a free bus tour this Saturday to various artists' studios. All these artists have their work featured at the QMA. So we went to Long Island City and visited 10-15 studios and chatted with the artists. Most of the studios we visited were inside the 5Pointz building (pic below). This building was covered in graffiti...inside and out! Just mind blowing. The artists we met were all extremely nice and it was great to see their work up close. A very unique experience indeed :-)


The 5Pointz building. I never could guess that this sketchy looking building housed great artists!!

Here's an amazing painting by Debra Hampton.

More pictures here. Check it out.

The Departed

What a movie?! Completely badass! The language leaves nothing to the imagination of course. It's awesome! This movie justifies my crush on Leonardo Di Caprio since I was 16. His acting is perfect and he looks totally hot. Matt Damon was his usual sauve character...pretty good. And Jack Nicholson...Jack Jack Jack....mad....100% insane. What acting?!!!

Go see it! Fuckin A movie. ...oh.....and the music was great! ;-) A unique number was celtic mixed with rock.


The Killers

I finally purchased Sam's Town last week and i've been Hooked!! On first hear I wasnt impressed at all....but it's caught on...and I cant stop listening to it. Am sooo excited about the upcoming concert on 25th. So it's going to be only The Killers for the next 10 days!! Album review will be up on itsamusicaljourney soon.

Songs of the Day:

- "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden
- "When you were Young" by The Killers
- "Uncle Jonny" by The Killers
- "Bones" by The Killers
- "So sick" by Ne-Yo
- "Sexy Love" by Ne-Yo

Cheers to a good week. Dreaminess,
-Amrita

16 comments:

ito okashi said...

I would totally love to see that building in person....i have a soft spot for good graffiti. Its an art form that takes many shapes. Theres an abandon building right down the block and i barely just noticed all the freekin awesome graffiti that wuz dont there. awesome. that QMA sounds like a blast.

Dooode!!! The Departed!! Gawd...you've explained it pretty damn well. Jack 100% insane!! gotta luv it. Celtic Rock is wot i heard too! I wanna check out the soundtrack or sumthin.

(((HUGS))) to you girl! Thanks for keeping us updating even tho youve got a busy schedule!!;) lots a luv <3

A/T said...

That Debra Hampton painting reminds me of a friends episode. What was her name? Phyllis?

I wonder if anyone will understand/remember what I'm talking about...

Amrita said...

Itoooooooo - (((Huggs))) girl. Good to 'see' ya. You know I thought of you many times when I was at the graffiti building (5Pointz)...you would have completely flipped out. When you visit ...i'lll take you there. Will figure out The Departed soundtrack and let you know ;-)

Ali-Kat - I thought Phyllis was Phoebe's mom...or was that Francis? Urm...not sure chica.

lova said...

hello there,
100% agreed on the departed and 90% on the killers. We like numbers as you can see :). The departed was as must-see as advertised. I thought Wahlberg's caracter was well played and very creepy and Jack doing the Rat face is priceless.
The killers: I branded them the new U2 ;) when they came out with "hot fuss"...the follow-up is Ok but I am left wanting more....not the case for "the departed ". Cheers,

Amrita said...

Lova, you and your numbers :-P I agree that Sam's Town is not as great as Hot Fuss...but seriously...no band is the next "someband". The Killers have their own unique sound. Will they have a fan following of millions and sold out shows worldwide in another 20 years...remains to be seen.

And yeah, Mark Wahlberg's character was really creepy. But I loved him! And Jack doing the rat face was more hilarious than scary!

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

The building (5Pointz) looks amazing !! Superb graffiti. REminds me of he movies back in 80s and LA.

Enjoy the week ahead :)

Anu said...

Wow - talk about some vibrant and bold colors! Really interesting artwork! Nicely captured by the photos I must say :-)

Amrita said...

@Rajesh - you know you're right...the 5Pointz bldg does look like a set from a movie...or from the getto in LA...heh. Thanks! :-)

@Anu - Yeah, the artwork was fabulous!! Thanks :)

shruti said...

intreating post...
love that building...and ur way of styling...
have a nice day..

Amrita said...

Shruti, Thanks! Yeah, i love that building :-)

Prashant said...

Good post.......

Nivea said...

Those pictures are amazing and I LOVE the new Killers album!! Sounds like you are doing well - miss you!! -Niv

Amrita said...

Prashant, Thanks!

Niv, hugs!! Oh man, i've missed you so much!! How are you? Life's crazy right now...will definitely call and catch up. Take care!

nivea said...

I have a new number, i'll e-mail it to you...

Anonymous said...

oh the building picture was awesomeeeee .. so much work went to it .. it's not just pleasing to the eye but the art holds a meaning and purpose.

Amrita said...

nabeel - yeah I agree with you. There are many dimensions to the graffiti....it's so brash and in your face...at the same time thought provoking and beautiful.

Thanks for visiting :)