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INTERVIEW : DIPLO
The legendary Diplo caught us up today on the past, present and future. He was recently seen hanging out of a 5th story window at Ace Hotel New York, and is now walking around Kingston getting ready to DJ at a bakery. Diplo is DJ, producer and songwriter, and a dad. He named himself after a dinosaur, worked with M.I.A. before you were even out of diapers (well before his son was out of diapers), and runs both a record company, Mad Decent, and a non-profit organization called Heaps Decent. 
What’s your favorite thing to do in NYC at 4am?
Well I could be sleeping. Or just leaving a party. NYC is great at having classy after-parties. But maybe I’m on a flight or could be fishing…
I heard you had a dinosaur obsession as a kid. If we are dinosaurs in the making, what do you think will be our latin name 185 million years from now?
Latin name… Miguel or Raul.
Best Thai food in Philadelphia?
I ate for years alongside broke vegetarians. So there was plenty in Chinatown, but not totally Thai. There’s Penang (Malaysian restaurant) off 10th and Arch.
What have you done while staying at Ace New York that we really shouldn’t know about?
I jumped out the window on the 5th floor during the Duck Sauce video. In fact lots of really bad things happend during that week I was in that room. And I’m glad to get a pretzel sandwich at the coffee place attached like round mid-morning if its not busy. And I can use gym and punch the bag for hours.
What are you up to today?
Walking around Kingston filming a travel show. Got a lot done and it might be good? Now I’m goin to drink and DJ at this place called Susie’s Bakery.
Your best show in Portland.
Had to be the first time at Doug Fir with CSS an Bonde Do Role. A heap of lesbians and strippers. Tourin with CSS is a good time, girls loved them. And then strip clubs and vegan donuts after. Also played at Holocene with Beyondadoubt a few years ago.
What are you doing on New Years?
Gonna DJ and then wake up early and hang with my baby boy and make some sandwiches.
Do you have any resolutions?
No curse words or misogyny in 2011, and I wanna make the wierdest film of all time over one million dollars.
Thanks, Wes.

Photo via Melaphobe

acehotel:

INTERVIEW : DIPLO

The legendary Diplo caught us up today on the past, present and future. He was recently seen hanging out of a 5th story window at Ace Hotel New York, and is now walking around Kingston getting ready to DJ at a bakery. Diplo is DJ, producer and songwriter, and a dad. He named himself after a dinosaur, worked with M.I.A. before you were even out of diapers (well before his son was out of diapers), and runs both a record company, Mad Decent, and a non-profit organization called Heaps Decent. 

What’s your favorite thing to do in NYC at 4am?

Well I could be sleeping. Or just leaving a party. NYC is great at having classy after-parties. But maybe I’m on a flight or could be fishing…

I heard you had a dinosaur obsession as a kid. If we are dinosaurs in the making, what do you think will be our latin name 185 million years from now?

Latin name… Miguel or Raul.

Best Thai food in Philadelphia?

I ate for years alongside broke vegetarians. So there was plenty in Chinatown, but not totally Thai. There’s Penang (Malaysian restaurant) off 10th and Arch.

What have you done while staying at Ace New York that we really shouldn’t know about?

I jumped out the window on the 5th floor during the Duck Sauce video. In fact lots of really bad things happend during that week I was in that room. And I’m glad to get a pretzel sandwich at the coffee place attached like round mid-morning if its not busy. And I can use gym and punch the bag for hours.

What are you up to today?

Walking around Kingston filming a travel show. Got a lot done and it might be good? Now I’m goin to drink and DJ at this place called Susie’s Bakery.

Your best show in Portland.

Had to be the first time at Doug Fir with CSS an Bonde Do Role. A heap of lesbians and strippers. Tourin with CSS is a good time, girls loved them. And then strip clubs and vegan donuts after. Also played at Holocene with Beyondadoubt a few years ago.

What are you doing on New Years?

Gonna DJ and then wake up early and hang with my baby boy and make some sandwiches.

Do you have any resolutions?

No curse words or misogyny in 2011, and I wanna make the wierdest film of all time over one million dollars.

Thanks, Wes.


Photo via Melaphobe

3 years ago 36 ♥
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We’re hosting a night of poetry, art and music in the desert this weekend with celebrated LA poet and artist John Tottenham and Eric Erlandson, the guitarist from Hole. Eric and John will read from their work, and John’s presenting some art. Later, Eric and Stephen Papke (formerly of Ariel Pink) perform as Cloud Train, an improvisational music project. We’ve got a special rate for the event that includes a friendly deal on Feel Good Spa treatments, so you can make it a weekend.

acehotel:

We’re hosting a night of poetry, art and music in the desert this weekend with celebrated LA poet and artist John Tottenham and Eric Erlandson, the guitarist from Hole. Eric and John will read from their work, and John’s presenting some art. Later, Eric and Stephen Papke (formerly of Ariel Pink) perform as Cloud Train, an improvisational music project. We’ve got a special rate for the event that includes a friendly deal on Feel Good Spa treatments, so you can make it a weekend.

3 years ago 24 ♥
staff:

Name Shyama GoldenLocation Austin, TX
Shyama (rhymes with llama) Golden is a one woman shop for art and design. As a child, she drew images one pixel at a time, made bad oil paintings, and took pictures of neighborhood cats with her dad’s SLR camera. Since then, she’s learned computer skills, painted things that aren’t ponies, and lived in three countries. Shyama runs her own business, makes awesome paintings of dinosaurs, and really loves spinach.
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Dead Presidents Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

staff:

Name Shyama Golden
Location Austin, TX

Shyama (rhymes with llama) Golden is a one woman shop for art and design. As a child, she drew images one pixel at a time, made bad oil paintings, and took pictures of neighborhood cats with her dad’s SLR camera. Since then, she’s learned computer skills, painted things that aren’t ponies, and lived in three countries. Shyama runs her own business, makes awesome paintings of dinosaurs, and really loves spinach.

Also check out…

Wonder-Tonic
Humor blog covering diverse subjects like Justin Bieber’s Twitter fans, the alarming gentrification of SimCity, and a certain velociraptor’s fondness for Michael Buble.

OscarPRGirl
PR girl for Oscar de la Renta reporting from inside one of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses.

Dead Presidents
Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

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