Francis and the Lights - Friends ft. Bon Iver and Kanye West

Great idea, low budget, maximum impact.

Francis and the Lights - Friends ft. Bon Iver and Kanye West

Directed by Jake Schreier from the album FAREWELL, STARLITE!

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written by Lammer, Starlite, Vernon.

Produced by BJ Burton, Francis, Kanye West and Justin Vernon.

Director of Photography: Adam Newport-Berra Executive Producer – Alex Fisch

Choreographed by Francis Starlite, Jake Schreier, Jake Lodwick, and Russell Wright.

post by Francis and ARTJAIL thank you Danielle Strle thank you Justin Ouellette, and the sOcial eXperiment


Self fulfilling prophecies by Li Edelkoort

Self fulfilling prophecies:


When you have as much clout as Li Edelkoort, your prophecies become self fulfilling. However, it took her almost a lifetime to get there.

'It's the end of fashion as we know it'

Lidewij Edelkoort

Fashion is dead:

Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort has declared, describing the fashion industry as “a ridiculous and pathetic parody of what it has been”

Lidewij Edelkoort, one of the world’s most influential fashion forecasters, used her annual presentation at Design Indaba in Cape Town to fire a broadside at the industry. “This is the end of fashion as we know it.”

Edelkoort said her interest in fashion had now been replaced by an interest in clothes, since fashion has lost touch with what is going on in the world and what people want.

“Fashion is insular and is placing itself outside society, which is a very dangerous step,” she said in an interview.

Edelkoort listed a number of reasons for the crisis in fashion, starting with education, where young designers are taught to emulate the famous names. “We still educate our young people to become catwalk designers; unique individuals,” she said, “whereas this society is now about exchange and the new economy and working together in teams and groups.”

Work-Songs for Drella

The words and music of this song are an inspiration.

Songs for Drella is a concept album by Lou Reed and John Cale, both formerly of the Velvet Underground, and is dedicated to the memory of Andy Warhol, their mentor, who had died unexpectedly in 1987. Drella was a nickname for Warhol coined by Warhol superstar Ondine, a contraction of Dracula and Cinderella, used by Warhol's crowd but never liked by Warhol himself. The song cycle focuses on Warhol's interpersonal relations and experiences, with songs falling roughly into three categories: Warhol's first-person perspective (which makes up the vast majority of the album), third-person narratives chronicling events and affairs, and first-person commentaries on Warhol by Reed and Cale themselves. The songs on the album are, to some extent, in chronological order.


Andy was a Catholic, the etic ran through his bones

He lived alone with his mother, collecting gossip and toys

Every Sunday when he went to church

He'd kneel in his pew and say, "It's just work,

all that matters is work."

Andy was a lot of things, what I remember most

He'd say, "I've got to bring home the bacon, someone's

got to bring home the roast."

He'd get to the factory early

If I'd ask him he'd tell you straight out

It's just work, the most important thing is work

No matter what I did it never seemed enough

He said I was lazy, I said I was young

He said, "How many songs did you write?"

I'd written zero, I lied and said, "Ten."

"You won't be young forever

You should have written fifteen"

It's work, the most important thing is work

It's work, the most important thing is work

"You ought to make things big

People like it that way

And the songs with the dirty words - “make sure you record them that way"

Andy liked to stir up trouble, he was funny that way

He said, "It's just work, all that matters is work"

Andy sat down to talk one day

He said decide what you want

Do you want to expand your parameters

Or play museums like some dilettante

I fired him on the spot, he got red and called me a rat

It was the worst word that he could think of

And I've never seen him like that

It's just work, I thought he said it's just work

Work, he'd said it's just work

Andy said a lot of things, I stored them all away in my head

Sometimes when I can't decide what I should do

I think what would Andy have said

He'd probably say you think too much

That's 'cause there's work that you don't want to do

It's work, the most important thing is work

Work, the most important thing is work

Lou Reed John Cale

Buy Songs For Drella

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