Creative Wave – March 30
Happy… Thursday, again! A day early for a second week in a row because I’m gallivanting around once more tomorrow. Firstly, congratulations to everyone involved in the now officially Creative Pool Award-winning Keep DeFrosty Alive campaign. Well deserved! Soothe the weary award ceremony heads with a calming balm of intrigue and inspiration. DeFrosty would’ve wanted it this way.
TUNE FOR THE WEEKEND-
Does the band Talk Talk ring a bell? Probably not. I’d never heard of them until this week. Their fourth record Spirit of Eden is extraordinary though. Without this, I don’t think there would be a Radiohead. This is the first track The Rainbow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8cshTD5qhA
OBSCURE HERO OF THE WEEK-
Meet Patrizia Panico. She’s possibly Italy’s most decorated footballer, with more than two decades in the game and 185 international caps for her country. She’s won 10 scudetti league titles and five Coppa Italias, finishing top scorer in the country a record 14 times. She’s considered so deadly that they call her ‘The Scorpion.’ But last week she wrote a more significant page in the history books by becoming the first woman to coach a male team in Italy when she took charge of the under-16 national team. It will be interesting to see how she does in such a male-dominated and football-mad country. She said that she hopes before too long, moves like her’s are considered normal, because: “it’s only fair that everyone is given the same opportunity for work. In the end, meritocracy should always prevail.” Amen sister.
* We open this week with a rare good news headline: a new population of rare tigers has been found in Eastern Thailand, including several cubs-
* New from the best rapper alive (TM) Kendrick Lamar, this is little sneaky peak of his fourth album which is reportedly dropping April 7th-
* Entertainment Weekly go behind the scenes of the upcoming Twin Peaks revival. Premieres in May-
* New from Martin McDonagh, the writer/director of the brilliant In Bruges, comes the intriguing Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri. Weird title, but superb cast. Looks great-
* While the film itself doesn’t look great, this new poster for Alien Covenant is absolutely fantastic. It reminds me of man being dragged down to hell in Dante’s Inferno. I love it-
* Nice little film here takes a look at the evolving art of the TV show title sequence–
* Check out this year’s Creative Circle Annual, which aims to celebrate outsiders with its anarchic, punk rock stylings-
* Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown was one of last year’s most unique and provocative albums. Here’s an equally confrontational video for Ain’t It Funny, directed by Jonah Hill-
* This week Madeira airport was renamed in Cristiano Ronaldo’s honour. They also unveiled a fairly, er, suspect bronze bust of the great man. He can’t be happy with that!
* Ever fancied watching a chameleon dancing to Punjabi MC? Well now you can. Thanks Berocca-
* Check out Usain Bolt, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Napoleon – among others – starring in the high-octane new Virgin Fibre ad–
* This new box-set of Pink Floyd’s early work is quite astonishing. Firstly, it looks amazing, and secondly it features 27 discs-
* The future of True Detective is quite sketchy, but Deadwood creator David Milch has apparently just joined the team to help craft the third series-
* From comic relief last weekend came this superb People Just Do Nothing spot, featuring the Kurupt FM boys and Ed Sheeran. It’s hilarious-
* Did you see this giant inflatable breast atop a Shoreditch office last weekend and wonder if you were hallucinating?
* Interesting move from Grey. To promote ethnic diversity and honour their original Jewish founders, they’re changing their name to Valenstein & Fatt for the next 100 days-
* New trailer for another Spiderman reboot. This one takes place in the Avengers universe though and looks pretty entertaining. It’s called Spiderman Homecoming–
* Serbia is a funny old place. In this week’s Presidential Elections, one guy has decided to run a ‘spoof’ character who’s currently second in the polls-
* Listen to the first track off the new Public Service Broadcasting album. It’s called Progress, but paradoxically seems to mark a bit of a step backward for the band-
* Here’s a new trailer for the 2017 version of Stephen King’s IT. This is part one – just featuring the kids – with part two following their grown-up adventures due next year-
* It seems like Elon Musk is afraid his puny human brain is holding him back, because his latest venture is a chip in the brain called Neuralink–
* These are excellent – food bags that allow you to use your washing machine to cook a meal. They’re called Sous La Vie, and are predicated on modern Sous Vide techniques-
* This new ‘baby friendly’ extension for Chrome lets new parents browse the internet while entertaining their new-borns at the same time-
* The head of Framestore Labs ponders the future of digital advertising, as Piccadilly Circus’ iconic screens are due for a revamp this year-
* New trailer for one of the year’s biggest films, Justice League. Not I said ‘biggest,’ rather than ‘potentially best’ or ‘most interesting’-
* Halifax give another classic TV show an update with their new ad staring the Thunderbirds–
* Can you believe that World Air Max Day has already come and gone for another year? Crazy, right? Well, these subversive arty posters were a rare treat-