Demons Music Video by Joji Directed by Jared Hogan
Mimi Berlin’s current obsession is the newest music video for the song Demons by Joji, made in one take, directed by Jared Hogan (Video Producer: Elisha Gustafson)
Who Is Joji?
Joji is an interesting artist we had never heard of before (’cause we are Old) As a musician he either records under the name Pink Guy, or as Joji, they are very different from eachother. Also: he is George Miller and Filthy Frank. Yes! If you visit TVFilthyFrank on YouTube you’ll find out even more characters: we did and decided Joji is our favorite, but the others are more funny in an absurdist way. This multi-talented performer has been at it since 2008 and has a 7.8+ million subscribers, according to wikipedia.
Roller Derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track, they have all kinds of matches whilst doing so. Basically one of the teams needs to be the fastest; the players are very rough with each other in order to accomplish a win. Roller skating marathons became populair in the 1930s, just like the dance marathons. Roller Derby is a sport with a high entertaiment value; the same kind the american wrestling matches have.
The Joriko Roller (in pale pink / red / turquoise) from Acne Studios’ Diner collection 2017
Caption from LIFE. A skillful shoulder block thrown by ‘Fuzzy’ Buchek (left) foils an attempt by Vivian Johnson…George Skadding—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
From Left: Lil ‘ Nitro, Rhumble Bee, Vi-vicious, BrickHouse, Shell Shock, Murderface, Rembrat, StitcHer Up, Serial Kilner, Merslaydes Benz, and Kitty Cataclysm
The black and white image is made at a Roller Derby match in 1948, taken from Time/Life Magazine. (read the article and see more images here at time.com) Continue reading →
Listen to Bobbie Gentry Singing her Ode to Billie Joe
Bobbie Gentry wrote and recorded the wonderful song, Ode to Billie Joe, in 1967. We, at Mimi Berlin, can’t get enough of this 1960s not-your-average-country-&-western song. It’s about how daily life goes (on) in a little community in the south part of the USA. The way Bobbie Gentry performs is breathtaking.
Hope you like it too! xoxo
(Bobbie Gentry in 1967 Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images via rollingstone.com)
It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day I was out choppin’ cotton and my brother was balin’ hay. And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat. And Mama hollered out the back door “y’all remember to wipe your feet”. Continue reading →
Mimi Berlin’s powderbox girls for sale at Magasin Horaz
Mimi Berlin’s statuettes come in a nice gift-box. On the left on the counter at Magasin Horaz.
Mimi Berlin’s Giant Albino Rabbit (limited edition #2/10) for sale at Magasin Horaz
Magasin Horas is certainly worth a visit! Not only for our goods, but also for the other wonderful products in store, such as the Hacked collection by Van Slobbe Van Benthum, and many more ‘speciality’ brands! Click the link to read more about this small department store on this blog. Molenstraat 19, The Hague: open daily from 11:00-19:00
Young in Prison (YiP) celebrates its 15th anniversary in Amsterdam
Young in Prison, YiP for short, is an international foundation that enables children and young people in conflict with the law to contribute positively to society through creative and sports development programmes, in prison and after release. Since 2002 YiP has been working with young prisoners, leading to the development of the COPOSO method: Contributing Positively to Society. COPOSO is based on the values of positivity, creativity, equality, inspiration, transparancy and honesty. YiP works on a personal level with young people and provides high energy workshops.
Young in Prison created a program in order to celebrate it’s 15th anniversary on October the 7th at Paradiso Noord in Amsterdam. This day starts with the annual YiPArt photo auction at 16:00 and ends with a party, with loads of (live) music until 03:00.
No Picnic at Lake Isnik, Jw Kaldenbach, 2017
Valentina, Wendelien Daan, 2016
Frans Molenaar ‘Cirkel jas’ 1977, Sabrina Bongiovanni, 2015
Mutant Birds, Yellow Variety. Mimi Berlin, 2013.
Maurice Heesen, Shopping, 70 x 105 cm
(A -biased- selection of photographs, donated by 80 artists to the fundraiser auction at YiPArt 2017. Credits: photographers and YipArt)
The YiPArt Photo Auction 2017 is the biggest photography auction fundraiser in the Netherlands presenting 84 photo’s by 80 artists.