Twisted Metal In Motion – Upcycled Rings

 

First in a series of Promotional Shorts for Twisted Metal in Motion, makers of innovative and elegant Upcycled Jewellery and Fallalery (not to mention occasional boldPIGEON co-conspirator).

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y JAMES – thin.KING. SOON COME.

Originally recorded for District Six Records, back when District Six Records was still a thing, and worked out at King West Studio (when that was still a thing) with the help of engineer mastermind Shaun Christie, thin.KING. SOON COME.  features production by Junia T, Cypha, Royce Birth, cello work by Nic Carlino,  and some harder to classify 8-track gems from i.james…. like this one…

Full Circle – “Raw Feelin”

When people start to trouble you with all that Hip Hop Is Dead nonsense, feel free to point out FULL CIRCLE – STILL WATERS & BES KEPT.

Use for example the “RAW FEELIN’” video by Toronto’s multi-talented , producer, emcee, deejay, multi-insrumentalist and camera master emdee (ear2much, Toronto City Riot, Quincey’s Crate, and more) from the album INFINITE EDGES released in 2014.

If you need a reference, tell them to think – Dilla baby born to a DOWN TO ERF Session. And introduce yourself… to FULL CIRCLE.

NEVER TOO LATE TO DOWNLOAD THE ALBUM  – CLICK HERE – FULL CIRCLE – INFINITE EDGES

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(ALMOST) HAIKU – Marcus Markus

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Even in a building with as many secret corners as the bP ideaFACTORY, one would be hard pressed to find a more secretive corner than the one working on The GLORY AND A GOLDSTAR by Marcus Markus.

The poet himself goes quiet and forgets his english when questioned… what is it like? when is it done? will it be ready for late spring? are you really sow.b.s.?

No answers. Just this…

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LET OUT – i.james.jones (t.K.S.C.)

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Every few years, someone around the ideaFACTORY would get fed up and approach i.james.jones about releasing the “lost record” thin.KING. SOON COME.

Methods ranged, but none prevailed. Every time it seemed like it would come down from the shelf, it somehow managed to keep its dusty place. Jones calls it his “lost record”. Some off us call it his “cursed record”. (As one bP co-conspirator declared “it is cursed, cause he believes it is cursed”. It may be so).

thin.KING.SOON COME. was recorded during his time with the now defunct District Six Music (Zaki Ibrahim, Tumi and the Volume, Tanika Charles), …his Parkdale era.

Heard in total, it is portrait of an artist pulled, stretched even, but not scattered. Honest, reflective, angry and clinging to love. Perhaps with hindsight it is also easy to see how it foreshadowed the depression and reclusive time that would follow it.

On a record with some incredible big studio work by Shaun Christie at King West Studio, our favourite joints around the office certainly remain the 8-Track intrusions that poke and jab at the polish of the main body.

Perhaps none better than “LET OUT”.

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BP KIDS – NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS IN CRAYON

When approached one day at the ideaFACTORY by KUMALO & JONES with the idea to partner in creating opportunities to develop intelligent and creative content for kids and parents… we admit to a moment of pause.

While we may admire N.L Kumalo and i.james.jones for their vast talents and curiosities, we are also aware that both artists currently sit on a back log of work both finished and under-development. The idea of enabling another creative detour brought on nervousness.

But as we sat where we sit at boldPIGEON and listened to the new fathers share their story and character sketches, an enthusiasm built in the room. Leading P.M. Kumalo (brother of N.L.) to remark “boldPIGEON – NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS IN CRAYON”

We laughed. Until M.dot said “But seriously, somebody write that down… Let’s see where this can go”.

See it start to go – check out

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TWISTED METAL IN MOTION -2015 (Video)

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Long a favourite of the PIGEON, TWISTED METAL IN MOTION’s Erin Ademoglu’s bio rings true when it states that she “weaves elegance through the wreckage of forgotten factories and the graveyards of our favourite things”.

2015 has seen her work grow, it has become more daring, more challenging, seeing increased use of recovered mechanical and electrical parts.  So to has her visibility and recognition grown in accord, appearing at PlasticWrap’s Bazzar of the Bizzare in both Fall and Winter, and being selected for the Active Surplus Gallery show at Propeller Gallery in Mirvish Village.

We look forward to the year ahead, with development of TwistedMetalinMotion.com and new stylings from Twisted’s mad styler.

And in celebration of the work that was 2015, … a boldPIGEON presentation.

– (designs available through http://www.Facebook.com/twistedmetalinmotion)

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MARKUS MARCUS – ON THE GROUND LIKE THAT

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Markus Marcus is a bit of a cult figure amongst those of us at boldPIGEON.

While virtually unknown, he is nonetheless one of our favourites.

While the details of the project remain under wraps for the moment, On The Ground Like That, is the first look at The Glory And A Goldstar, a collection of Marcus’ poetry scheduled for a Spring 2016 release.

ON THE GROUND LIKE THAT  by Markus Marcus – a boldPIGEON presentation.

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