Microsoft Street Art

Well, they’re really trying with this new Windows Phone.  Maroon 5, Fillmore, free tickets, and this hot new street art stencil medium everyone’s been talking about lately.  Just clear something up for me real quick:  Is it legal to spray paint on sidewalks? 

If Banksy or random taggers are doing it, they usually get away with it too unless caught in the act since they don’t leave any identifiable details.  On the other hand, I’m pretty sure Microsoft is still located somewhere in Washington.  SFDPW, you know where to send the clean-up bill.

[Photo courtesy of the illustrious Broke-Ass Stuart]

Hive Howlin' Pelle Almqvist Offers Terror Rhetoric as Stage Banter

Saw The Hives last night. Newish single “Tick Tick Boom” was the big closer, and as it reached its apex (each Hive unleashing final bursts of sonic fury), Pelle delivered a ferocious terrorist-hijacking-themed coda, shouting stuff like, “This Air Hives flight is going down!” and “Are you ready to explode?!” Luckily, after that, they came back and closed for real with the much-better non-single “Return the Favour”. I made an imeem playlist featuring these songs and a couple other highlights from last night, but WordPress won’t let me embed it here :(