Category Archives: Visual arts

Photo-Blogging contest in Beirut

Are you a photographer who blogs or a blogger who likes to photograph? Then this challenge is for you!

Spreadminds (which seems to be a really REALLY great agency) is looking for 27 interested participants to take part in a mini-photography contest exclusive to the Lebanese online community. Be the first to take part and have your photograph featured at the launch of Mosaic: Ashrafieh International Photography Contest on October 29, 2010.

Each of the 27 of the participants will be given a disposable camera of 27 photos (color) to shoot with for a week and upload onto the Mosaic blog by October 27, 2010.

The photos can be taken anywhere within Ashrafieh, including the following neighborhoods: Gemmayze, Karm el-Zaitoun, Monot, Sodeco, Sioufi, Jaitaweh, Fassouh, Sursock, Mar Mikhael and Sassine.

Open subject and feel free to get creative with how you take your shots! Upload as many of the 27 photos that you like for consideration with your name and blog URL. Photographers who take part in the challenge will still be eligible to take part in the main contest, but not with the submissions for the challenge.

Voting: Once your photo(s) have been uploaded, get as many of your friends to vote on your picture. 75% of voting score will go to number of Facebook votes per photo.

Signing Up: First come first serve – so the first 27 photo-bloggers to sign up will receive the disposable cameras to start shooting. Email us your name, contact information and blog URL if you’d like to take part to Loryne at loryne@spreadminds.com

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week&groove – I Want You

This week’s track is I Want You by Moloko. Fuck all the songs that are called “I Want You”. Just make love to this one. I did my first big life mistakes on this specific tune. They turned out to be the best earthly times ever. One of the most undercover songs in Moloko’s repertoire. One of the best, we all shall admit. Roisin Murphy is my living female fantasy. When exposed to her, I can sheepishly blush. No one swings between melodrama and pop with such a facile grandeur. I can spend hours talking about her, but I just have the urge to go grab a drink or twelve. Enjoy your week&, my venerated groover!

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*Thanks to Wou for the delicious handmade boneless chicken head. Mes hommages.

I Want You – Moloko

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week&groove – Liquid Girl

This week’s track is Liquid Girl by Aloan. Yesterday was a flawless day for me. Not only have I finally spotted the best roasted free-range chicks in town, but I also discovered this jaw-dropping Swiss trip pop fairy tale revelation. Plus, I found my favorite boxers under my bed! Anyways… Aloan’s latest album “Pretty Freaks” offers a mystical world charged with unearthly creatures swaying Electro in a fifties Rock’n’Roll vibe. There’s definitely something about Lumi in the selected track. But you also gotta check out “Invisible” especially if you’re a Neo Soul fan.

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Liquid Girl – Aloan

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week&groove – My Extended Morning

This week’s track is My Extended Morning by Elephanz. French emerging artists are constantly driving me nuts. Had this wacky band been born across the Channel, they would’ve set the rules in the British pop milieu. I discovered this phenomenon in a promotional compilation produced by French telecom company SFR to launch young talents. I bet the nervous rhythms and the suave groove will grow under your skin for the next couple of months. I just love SFR.

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My Extended Morning – Elephanz

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week&groove – Hypnotized

This week’s track is Hypnotized by Oliver Koletzki feat. Fran.

Can Electro touch people’s hearts? Well, if it’s a mid-tempo groovy number featuring creamy satiny vocals by pretty Fran, then Yeah!

It’s one of the rare electronic tracks that I can play during a stoli-veuve chillout session on my couch.

And yes, it’s still Friday in my head.

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Hypnotized – Oliver Koletzki feat. Fran { RIGHT CLICK TO DOWNLOAD }

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week&groove – Wouldn’t It Be Bad

This week’s track is Wouldn’t It Be Bad by Lady Gaga vs Kesha vs The Beach Boys. Snubbing the Gaga-Ouh-La-La would be highly hypocrite during this era we live in. DJ Clive$ter is my official Mash-Up-Chop-Pop messiah who definitely knows how to turn some cheap-processed Happy Cow squares into a kinda fancy aged Gorgonzola Di Buffala. How about some old Beach Boys tune melted with two of the most aired songs from the past months? Whether you adore or despise the original tracks, the end product will leave a certain mark on your beautiful neck.

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Wouldn’t It Be BadLady Gaga vs Kesha vs The Beach Boys

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week&groove – Mangia Amore

This week’s track is Mangia Amore by Marsmobil. I dedicate this edition to all those who were “stuck” in Milano last week, and to all those who brushed their teeth at least once in the seven past days. This band knows how to purée the trashy forgotten analogue sounds with the minimal-electro obsessive space-pop. The result is quite exotic and erotic. It will even titillate an orthodox nun’s mind. Never forget that a wise man once said: “It’s getting hot in here, so take out all your clothes”.

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Mangia Amore – Marsmobil

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