Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bacardi B-LIVE 2009

I like Bacardi. "Bacardi" rhymes with "party" and the actual meanings behind both words go off without a hitch. So, I guess it makes sense that Bacardi is behind one of the more epic tours of the year, one that includes Santigold, Major Lazer (Diplo and Switch), DJ AM, Jazzy Jeff and A-Trak. It's like a new rave in a box! Leave your glowsticks at home, though.

The FADER is one of the official media sponsors of the tour, so I will be at all of the shows. If you see a short Filipino with a video camera, hopefully that will be me and not some creepy dude trying to get shots of hipster 'tang. If it's me, say "Hi". If not, run like hell. Official tour dates and locations can be seen over at The FADER blog, but make sure to check in at the B-LIVE page to get tickets and see who's playing when and where.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Clipse + Cam'ron = MASTODON

Admittedly, my love for Clipse and Killa Cam hasn't been very well documented on this blog, but I've had those dudes on heavy rotation since when Macbook Pros were called Powerbooks. That being said, hearing about the upcoming collabo between three of my dearest coke flow giants got me all sorts of giddy. Needless to say, whatever street cred I can get for listening to them went down the drain once I heard the news and used "giddy" to describe the feeling. Artist's rendering of the upcoming track after the jump.

Mastodon! Check out how many spears of hate that thing took! Nothing can take it down.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

John Clement Bollozos: Director

Commercial Reel - Spring 2009 from John Clement Bollozos on Vimeo.

True story: I spent few weeks doing prep, shooting, editing, etc making two of three spec ads shown on this reel so they would be done in time for grad show. In theory, my friends and family would have attended and watched the damn thing with a room full of strangers and after the last frame, the lights would have gone up and two models would have placed me on their shoulders while the rest of the crowd chanted my name-save for the agents and production company reps who were too busy writing my checks. In reality, my friends and I went off to buy alcohol and came back seconds after the whole thing was over with. Oh well. It's now online to be seen by the six billion people who missed it the first time. Enjoy, hos.

P.S. It can be seen in HD if you click through the Vimeo link.