Readers of DW are no stranger to the Black Keys art director Michael Carney.
The New York Times caught up with one of sites’ favorite Grammy Winners, and discussed the affects of Smart Phones, and I-Tunes on album cover design in a declining market.
Except from New York Times Feature The Incredible, Inevitable Shrinking Album Cover
WHEN the album designer Michael Carney submitted his proposed cover for the Black Keys’ album “Brothers” last year, he and the band were a little anxious. Seeking a change from their previous, illustration-driven packaging, which he’d also designed, Mr. Carney devised the simplest of covers: two sentences — “This is an album by the Black Keys. The name of this album is Brothers” — set against a black background
“We thought, ‘Are we allowed to do this?’ ” Mr. Carney recalled of the bare-bones cover, which he also felt reflected a new boldness in the Black Keys’ music. Although its label, Nonesuch, was initially perplexed, Mr. Carney’s fears were ultimately put to rest. “The marketing people said, ‘This is our dream!’ ” Mr. Carney said, and the artwork was a go.
Read the New York Times Article here or Pick Up a New York Times tomorrow (Sunday).
Michael Carney will return to Columbus for the DAYMON DAY PARADE.
Mike will dejay the parade’s afterparty along with Sinkane of Yeasayer at Carabar September 17th, here in Columbus, Ohio.
Next Month Columbus, Ohio will be celebrating the 6th Annual Daymon Day with a weekend of love driven community activities.
On Daymon Day Eve, September 16th, there will be a show at Skullys Music Diner, Nick Tolford & Co, Envelope & Detox, and Freaky Franz & Cornelius Jackson will perform. Johnny Cashola & True Skillz will play records. The admission is 5 Dollars. The door goes to cover parade costs like permits and renting the required amount of police escorts for the parade. For more info & to RSVP Visit Daymon Day Eve’s Facebook
On Daymon Day, September 17th the parade will leave Tuttle Park promptly at 8pm. There will be a mural painted during the day. So feel free to come earlier. We will be dispersing a 7inch record of Daymon’s local hit song, “Bitch, You Don’t Know Shit” prior to the parade.(Details will be forthcoming). The afterparty will be at the Carabar. Admission is free. It will be special and more announcements will be made in the future. For more details go to the Daymon Day Parade’s event facebook.
Feel free to like Daymon Day on facebook.
Another flyer after the jump. Continue reading
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Tagged Carabar, cj townsend, columbus hip hop, Cornelius Jackson, Daymon Day, Daymon Day Parade, Detox, Envelope, Johnny Cashola., Michael Carney, Nick Tolford & Co, Ohio Hip Hop, racist joe, Sinkane, Skully's Music Diner, tuttle park
When I sat down to recount my year, I hadn’t even really registered what I got to see. All my friends moved away. I pretty was miserable.
I spent the majority of the year hanging out by myself.
But now looking back, I was really fortunate this year.
I got to see the Black Keys spread love and become one of the biggest rock bands in America. RJD2 played our 7 Year Anniversary. Jay Electronica came to town and did a really intimate show then got signed 7-8 months later by Jay-z to Roc Nation. I solicited Wavves’ opinion on Psychedelic Horseshit. I witnessed what Dame Dash’s guy, Currensy ,was doing the night Jay Electronica signed with Jay-z. I talked to Bone after a nationally publicized arrest. Well, read away if you want.
1.The Black Keys Lifestyles Community Center August 13th
The image source of this tattoo is from the cover of Chulahoma, an ep by the Black Keys. It is on the body of a female that had a family member die of cancer. The finger pointing it out belongs to Mary Stormer, Key’s drummer Patrick Carney’s mother. Mary Stormer’s son and Patrick’s brother, Michael created the image that is tattooed on this girl. The girl got this tattoo because Chulahoma was what got her through hard times.
The tribute to Junior Kimbrough IS a blues record.
Mary Stormer, and I explained to the girl that the band would really appreciate this. Mrs. Stormer told me to take a picture and send it to Michael. The band was onstage so they couldn’t give the girl a hug. Continue reading
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Tagged anthony porter, bone thugs in harmonay, bone thugs in harmony, currensy, Daymon Day, get right columbus, j cole, jay electronica, Psychedelic Horseshit, RJD2, The Black Keys, waka flocka flame, Wavves
A few weeks ago we celebrated the 4th annual Daymon Day here in Columbus. We had a basketball tourney, tribute mural, emcee battle, parade and a rowdy dance party. We got our Rucker park on and then brought it into the streets.
For those that aren’t familar with Daymon Day but like things perhaps reading this article before or after viewing the following videos and pictures might give you some background info.
This video shot by A.J.(i think) shows the parade.
Watch it if you think marching 300 plus people in the middle of the road to Black Sabbath, Dilla, Cam’ron, M.O.P. , DJ Przm, Camu Tao, Jim Jones,Pharoah Monche and Racist Joe instrumentals to honor their fallen loved ones on an OSU gameday sounds interesting.
Photos taken by Danielle Kline that show a different detail after the jump. Continue reading
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Tagged 3wa, andrew kern, bsa, Camu Tao, cj townsend, Daymon Day, Daymon Day Parade, daymon dodson, Dipset, DJ Detox, Dj Pos 2, DJ Przm, ec vol, Ender, ese, Get Right, independence day, intricate suns, iok, pbj, ron house, tfc, tuttle park, weightless, zerostar
In a further effort to make Daymon Day New York City circa 88, we will have an emcee battle after our verision of the Rucker Tourney.Around 530
Zerostar will battle EC Vol of Intricate Sunz on while people do names big.
After the battle, the parade ensues at 8pm. September 19th. Tuttle Park
MP3:Zerostar-Are We There Ep
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Tagged Daymon Day, Daymon Day Parade, ec vol, graffiti restoration, intricate sunz, tuttle park, weightless, Zero Star
As mentioned before, Daymon Day will be returning to Tuttle Park 9-19-09. For more info on Daymon Day, and its parade, please read 614 Magazine’s article on the event. 614 interviewed Envelope, Daymon’s mom Judy and myself for the article.
As for the Basketball portion of the event, CJ Townsend organized a basketblog tourney, in which Team Donewaiting (DJ True Skills, Aleks Shaulov,Andrew Patton, and myself) will compete with Weedsteeler, Agit Reader, Milk Bar, Embassy, Kings Rowe,Central City Recordings, and The Grip for a warm case of PBR.
The bball tourney will be from 12 to 5 at Tuttle Park, Saturday 9-19. The Daymon Day Parade is scheduled to start at Tuttle Park @ 8pm.
(the grudge match right now is between Weedsteeler and the Grip. Or perhaps Weedsteeler and itself)
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Tagged 614 magazine, agit reader, central city recordings, cj townsend, Daymon Day, Daymon Day Parade, DJ True Skills, embassy boardshop, Envelope, Fly Union, funky d, Get Right, kings rowe, Milkbar, the feelers, the grip, the lerbon james of rap, weedsteeler
Daymon Day will be returning to Tuttle Park, Saturday 9-19-09. There will be basketball, mural painting, dejay’s and a cookout from 3-8pm culiminating with the highlight of any god-fearing/foreign car stearing humyn’s week, the Daymon Day Parade. The parade leaves at 8 and journeys down the scenic campus of the Ohio State University until it reaches community hub, the Milk Bar, which is located on 5th and. High. There will be an after-party at a currently undisclosed location featuring DJ Lo Zone, True Skills, DJ Detox, and DJ Pos 2. All are welcome. We regret that this is the same day as Independents’ Day downtown, but this the day that we confirmed with Daymon’s family months ago. We are sure everything is going to be ok. All welcome.
The 3rd Annual Daymon Day happened last Saturday. People treated it like a holiday. They honored friendship, being welcoming, kind, exciting and adsurdly funny.
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Tagged Daymon Day, Detox, Dipset, funky d, gay steet festival, Killed In Action, The Catalyst, tru skills, vile gash
If you are a human being and consider yourself someone who likes culture, art, music or anything….. Basically, if you like anything at all and aren’t a terrible unhappy person for chrissakes watch the above video. It’s of last year’s Daymon Day Parade. Even if you are a terrible, unhappy person still watch the above video because maybe it will brighten you day. Seriously watch the video.
Watched it? Way better than any desription I could ever give.
Anyway, the 3rd Annual Daymon Day Parade is upon us honoring Racist Joe aka So What born Daymon Dodson. We also tip our hats to Przm, Camu Tao, Heist, Phrite, Nasty Nate and anyone else that has passed away. This isn’t just about Daymon. It’s about making something negative into a joyous moment. Your devotions will find a vehicle.
The parade is starting at 5th & High this year. We were unable to secure a permit for Tuttle Park like previous years. But the good people involvedwith the Gay Street Festival downtown were nice enough to extend a stage to us so people could gather outdoors after the parade.
On that stage will be performances by Youth Attack’s Vile Gash, and The Catalyst (ODOT/Thought Set) DJ Detox and Tru Skills will hold the alley down between acts. The festival is free.
So this year the parade starts at 5th and High. It leaves promptly at 6. Our good friends at Milk Bar have offered us space to assemble. We will have dejays set up there at around 4. Milk Bar isn’t a pretentious boutique. It’s also not a bar. So kids are a ok. So everyone please feel comfortable.
Anyway. Columbus loved Daymon. Parades are fun. Walking in the middle of High Street during a game day only comes once a year. So even if you didn’t know Daymon you can feel free to show up. He made everyone at ease when he was out. So it’s that spirit that will be in place. It’s about enjoying life. Bring an instrument or drum to make noise. We are trying to have a marching band. If the marching bad turns out either atonal like a No Wave performance or as fluid as a New Orleans funeral band regardless it will be tremendous.
Here are a couple MP3’s by the artist performing after the parade. They are abrasive but fitting for this paticular legacy of Columbus Music.
MP3: Vile Gash: Cleanse The World
MP3: The Catalyst: Excuse Me
Two weeks ago, on September 15th, some of us in Ohio celebrated the second annual Daymon Day, honoring our friend Daymon Dodson, who many have dubbed “the Patron Saint of Indie Culture” in Columbus. The past couple years have had Ohio’s Hip Hop and Graffiti communities suffering some severe losses. In addition to Daymon, producer mc DJ Przm, neighborhood legend Nasty Nate, as well as graffiti writers Heist and Phrite all passed away, leaving various intertwined cultures in a similar mourning mindstate. So we figured might as well acknowledge the impact of these and other lost loved ones, and celebrate their lives.
This years festivities included a cook-out, a graffiti mural, a Parade, and a Show. Participants included the Droids Crew, Pat Carney of the Black Keys, PBJ, Necropolis, RJD2,Blueprint, Spitball, O.D.O.T., SA Smash, IOK, AKE, BSA, Vomitrocity as well as hundreds of friends and family members.
Pt. 1 is going to focus on the cook-out and mural.