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The Pixar short that came with "Up". If you haven't seen "Up" yet, maybe that makes you wanna watch it after all...


New Mixtape!

Here's a new Mixtape of some Deep- and Tech-House I was able to prepare for you - dear reader - on the weekend. Please enjoy.

Lupo Mixtape 062009
01:36:50, 160Kbts, 110MB


01 Game Over (Loco Dice 5am At The Tsukiji Market Remix) - Tokyo Black Star
02 Smile and receive (Cassy beatmix) - Swayzak
03 Eh Oh Um (Original Mix) - Peace Division
04 Dis (Original Mix) - DJ T.
05 D.P.O.M.B. (Version 2) - Ame & Henrik Schwarz & Dixon
06 African Subway - Culoe De Song
07 Cruise Control - Martin Buttrich
08 Vega - Marek Hemmann
09 Budva - Feygin
10 Lab - Lee Jones
11 Elektra - Lexdinamo
12 Oblique - Jona
13 If Alone (Flight Dub Mix) – Sideshow feat.Paul St Hilaire
14 Where Are You Now - Andre Lodemann
15 Pipes N Sneakers (Manuel Tur & DPlay remix) – Jay Shepheard
16 The Lost Men – Pace of Mind
17 Persuasion (Serafin's Back To New York Re-Interpretation) - Kawabata
18 Indelible - Pearson Sound
19 Aria (Tiger Stripes Remix) - Lee Jones
20 White Rose - Solomun

Klick here or on the pic for the DOWNLOAD


Please check out the work of Ji Lee, a Creative Director that worked with all the big agencies and who's responsible for many amazing ideas and campaigns. Some of them you might have seen on the streets of NYC, especially his personal, more guerrilla slash street art projects (the Bubble Project, Abstractor).
New: klick on the pic and get right to the project, a little service from you TAJ team.

All pictures copyright by Ji Lee
And a little addendum about the highline, for all the German people out there on tagesschau.de: KLICK


By Tom Gabor

The highline...

Copyright Iwan Baan
... opened yesterday officially. Photos coming soon, here an article from the New York Times: KLICK
(the link works now)

Adams Band is playing this Wednesday at Union Pool. If you - dear reader are into some serious Heavy Metal come over or check out the boy's Myspace here: Klick


New Buck Reels

The new 2009 Reels are out, enjoy!

Main Reel

Logo Reel


Soooo goooood!

NZ Diary: Day 7

Wow, finally managed to get through half of the NZ diary, well, it's been busy which is good in times like these...

So here the view up from the tiny path that was winding from our house through the jungle to the rough coast...

...were you are expected to look rough as well. If you - dear reader - zoom in you might see a rough beard between my upper lip and nose. (that's about it)

Then walking along a rough stony beach to get cornered by the rough water.

Somewhere in that cave we found a wilson volley ball and a few teeth. If you have ideas where they could come from, please notify us.

The gorgeous couple.

The gorgeous, but also rough, north west coast of New Zealand's South Island.

Everything there looked like the setting of Peter Jackson's King Kong movie. The fog, the clouds, the heavy waves, the gigantic gorillas (in the upper right of the picture, behind the hill, can you hear it?) only we completely failed looking like Adrien Brody, Jack Black or Naomi Watts.

Here another one of the many Mother Natures attractions on our way down south, The Pancake Rocks and Blowholes in Punakaiki.

Here the explanation how they were formed: "The Pancake Rocks that Punakaiki is famous for, are limestone formations that began forming 30 million years ago, when lime-rich fragments of dead marine creatures were deposited on the seabed, then overlaid by weaker layers of soft mud and clay.
The seabed was raised above sealevel by earthquakes to form the coastal cliffs and coastline. The sea, wind and rain have since etched out the soft layers to form the unusual rock formations we see today.
When conditions are right, heavy ocean swells thunder into the caverns beneath the rocks and huge water spouts blast skywards through the blowholes in a truly spectacular sight."

And they were really really impressing, they looked so much like pancakes that Kitty poured Maple Syrup on them and lost a few teeth while biting on the stone. Luckily we still had the Teeth we found earlier in the cave so we just replaced them and everybody was happy.

And here again - rough beautiful coast.

On the way to our next place we got hugged by a huge insanely green tree...

...and enjoyed a playground from the 50s in the middle of nowhere.

This is one of the typical NZ-one-way-bridges that one has to share with the train traffic as well.

And here we are - a bit far from the coast but surrounded by beautiful mountains and green hills - our church. A few years ago it got transformed into a vacation home and moved on the back of a truck up that little hill to make people enjoy the great view from up there.

This is a lake. With water in it. A lot of water. And people standing in front of it.

This is Hoppy, the hopping leader of a Weka family (Weka can also be call woodhens) that was living in the churches garden.

here, Hoppy on the left, Elisabeth on the right.

And here the attempt of the 6 of us taking an underwater group photo in the tiny jacuzzi behind the church in the woods. yay!
Exciting weekends are not rare here in the city that never sleeps but always brushes it's teeth.
We checked out the progress of the Highline, that's about to open soon (I think on 15th of June) in the meatpacking district where 2 weeks ago the last butcher closed down and made room for more fancy shops and bars. Kind of sad, but interesting to see how one of NYCs roughest areas changed into one of it's most expensive in quite a short time.

We continued our walk up the Westside to check out some galleries around 25th street...

...and tried to get this guy to give us a ride, but he was too busy on the phone so we just kept on walking.

And of course the classic things one does in NY on the weekend: hanging out with the Rollerdancers in Central Park, ...

...looking at the sunset on the Top of the Rocks...

... and sitting down on the closed down streets on Times Square to watch tourists. It's pretty amazing, even though there is still a lot of traffic around the place I really hope that the City authorities will decide to keep it that way after the 6 month trial-period. here a little selection of NY Times articles about the traffic free tourist-attraction: KLICK

And after all that sunset business we decided to stay up a bit longer to see mother sun rising again on the other side of the planet. pretty awesome.

And here some little things I came across over the last few days:

Sorry I'm Late from Tomas Mankovsky on Vimeo.

Awesome stop motion video, I love the horse.

Lou Romano blog about the design of the latest Pixar/Disney movie "UP":

If you - dear reader - haven't seen it you yet, please watch it (in 3D!!!), it's amazingly beautiful and touching. Another great one in the line of Pixar Movies.

And 2 news from Buck, we were finally allowed to put the Coke Zero Spot that LA did 15 month ago on the company's website after it was aired recently in Brazil. Check out the original here:

and what they turned it into for Brazil here:

And then the second Mtn Dew Spot that was over quite a long time composed, animated and traced:

15 power- and playful seconds of cel animaton, enjoy!