Monday, March 28, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I orginally wrote this on September 1st, 2010 for a little side blog I had started called the crappy photos (now just merged into this blog). PS, I now have over 50 camera apps on my phone, ha.
If you were messing about with handheld gaming devices in the mid to late 90's you know the Gameboy very well, and probably even had the camera attachment for it. I never did, though I wanted one (I opted for the pxl2000 and the Fisher Price fax paper camera, among the de- rigeur selection of Polaroids, more on those later).The funny thing about things that happened in your past is that the nostalgia for them becomes overwhelming sometimes. I recently decided I really wanted to look into getting one of those cameras. As with anything these days though, I first did a search for "Gameboy Camera" in the app store for my iPhone.Of course there is a reasonable facsimile there, and it is surprisingly great. I do wish the contrast was a bit higher, it tends to aim to a lot of mid range to me. This ended my quest. (He also has a pretty great c64 camera app, I never knew even existed).You can check it out here, it will be the first addition to my "Essential iPhone Camera Apps" list, which I plan to continuously update. (I mainly got my iPhone to have a camera always on me, and to take advantage of all the toy camera apps there, I now have 19 on my phone).Sample pictures from the app...
Lastly, a video on the Original Gameboy Camera, to give you more info if you wanted.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Well, it somewhat expalins the issue.
Via Matt @Nooka.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
My good friends, Dave Coolhands, Strath, and I used to do a zine in the early Naughts called Friends of Sound, it is now a record store in Austin run by Coolhands, go by if you are there for SXSW. It is a great spot.
One of my favorite interviews we ever did was going to visit the incredibly humble, talented mastermind Steve Stein, aka Steinski. A true hiphop pioneer, his series known as "The Lessons" have inspired legions for their ground-breaking, fun, sometimes crude, cut and paste techniques.
Enjoy reading that interview below, and a few of his songs for reference.
Brown, brown, broowwn, brown. Brownsville.