corduroy magazine

based on the idea that a corduroy jacket never goes out of style
Oct 24
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Have you checked out our new website yet? Head to www.corduroymag.com to find our blog, behind the scenes galleries, articles and more.

Have you checked out our new website yet? Head to www.corduroymag.com to find our blog, behind the scenes galleries, articles and more.

Oct 23
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Our new website!

Check out our new website and blog at: www.corduroymag.com

Oct 19
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This post is three days late but I wanted to send a big shout out to jeffstaple and the crew at Staple Design for throwing an awesome bash the other night at the Classic Car Club. The occasion: the 10th anniversary of video game franchise “Gran Turismo.” Can you believe it’s been ten years since the first release of the game?
Jeff and his team feted GT as part of their annual “Downshift Session” event, which brings together music, art and gaming. Drinks were flowing all night while attendees danced and sang along to a performance from Kid Sister, or tested their mettle on GT PlayStation machines set up throughout the room.
It was a perfect night to go out and of course to support Jeff (who’s featured in Issue 3 of the magazine). Plus, it was great seeing a lot of our friends in the crowd, and meeting some new ones as well. Wonder where we’re headed this week…?

This post is three days late but I wanted to send a big shout out to jeffstaple and the crew at Staple Design for throwing an awesome bash the other night at the Classic Car Club. The occasion: the 10th anniversary of video game franchise “Gran Turismo.” Can you believe it’s been ten years since the first release of the game?

Jeff and his team feted GT as part of their annual “Downshift Session” event, which brings together music, art and gaming. Drinks were flowing all night while attendees danced and sang along to a performance from Kid Sister, or tested their mettle on GT PlayStation machines set up throughout the room.

It was a perfect night to go out and of course to support Jeff (who’s featured in Issue 3 of the magazine). Plus, it was great seeing a lot of our friends in the crowd, and meeting some new ones as well. Wonder where we’re headed this week…?

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(all photos by Dorothy Hong)

(all photos by Dorothy Hong)

Oct 18
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You won’t be able to pick up T-Mobile’s G1 phone until later this month, but we got a sneak peek at T-Mobile’s launch party the other night at Skylight Studios. We loved checking out the G1, which is billed as the first Android-powered phone but we were even more stoked to see the Raconteurs play a short set for the crowd. We, like everyone else, are big fans of Jack White, and Brendan Benson’s debut CD is one of our most-played discs, so seeing the two together on stage was a huge thrill. 
As for the phone, T-Mobile and Google have promised faster technology and unique applications that will mimic a home computer on your cell phone. While we’re not sold on the design just yet (it looks too much like a sidekick, don’t you think?), we are happy that Apple is getting some competition in the phone department. We love our iPhone, so any impetus to boost its features (and lower its rates?) are a plus in our books! Or who knows? Maybe we’ll be joining the thousands who are already converting… “crossing over” as they say.. to the G1. Thoughts?

You won’t be able to pick up T-Mobile’s G1 phone until later this month, but we got a sneak peek at T-Mobile’s launch party the other night at Skylight Studios. We loved checking out the G1, which is billed as the first Android-powered phone but we were even more stoked to see the Raconteurs play a short set for the crowd. We, like everyone else, are big fans of Jack White, and Brendan Benson’s debut CD is one of our most-played discs, so seeing the two together on stage was a huge thrill. 

As for the phone, T-Mobile and Google have promised faster technology and unique applications that will mimic a home computer on your cell phone. While we’re not sold on the design just yet (it looks too much like a sidekick, don’t you think?), we are happy that Apple is getting some competition in the phone department. We love our iPhone, so any impetus to boost its features (and lower its rates?) are a plus in our books! Or who knows? Maybe we’ll be joining the thousands who are already converting… “crossing over” as they say.. to the G1. Thoughts?

Oct 14
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Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican (or an independent or undecided), the presidential campaign has united us all in conversation and debate. Though we’re hardly a political magazine, we loved the concept behind “Spelling Change” — a new project started by a group of creative professionals here in the country. Here’s their blurb:
"We asked artists and designers to create a letter of the alphabet inspired by the Obama campaign. Then we printed those letters on t-shirts and photographed Obama supporters from all walks of life wearing them. The result is a living alphabet that shows the incredible breadth of Obama’s appeal and a widespread desire for real change in Washington."
In light of the mudslinging and attacks in recent weeks, it’s nice to see positive campaign messages moving forward. Go to spellingchange.com to create your message and to find out more about the project.
And remember to get out and vote next month!

Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican (or an independent or undecided), the presidential campaign has united us all in conversation and debate. Though we’re hardly a political magazine, we loved the concept behind “Spelling Change” — a new project started by a group of creative professionals here in the country. Here’s their blurb:

"We asked artists and designers to create a letter of the alphabet inspired by the Obama campaign. Then we printed those letters on t-shirts and photographed Obama supporters from all walks of life wearing them. The result is a living alphabet that shows the incredible breadth of Obama’s appeal and a widespread desire for real change in Washington."

In light of the mudslinging and attacks in recent weeks, it’s nice to see positive campaign messages moving forward. Go to spellingchange.com to create your message and to find out more about the project.

And remember to get out and vote next month!

Oct 12
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Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!

We have to wait another month here in New York…

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In honor of Canadian thanksgiving, I thought I’d post this great ad we found, promoting the new season of hockey in Toronto. We’re not huge hockey fans (we’re bad Canadians right?) but we definitely appreciate the cleverness behind this ad campaign. 
While we’re on the subject of Canada-land, check out these great Canadian bands that we’ve been listening to lately:
1. Land of Talk - a female-fronted rock band from Montreal, the trio’s latest disc, “Some Are Lakes,” came out last week. With chunky riffs and complex, gritty melodies, the band has been referred to as the “little cousin” of Broken Social Scene. And fans of BSS take note: Land of Talk is opening up from the group on its latest North America tour. Check out more Land of Talk at www.myspace.com/landoftalkmtl
2. Ohbijou - We actually interviewed this Toronto-based band for our first issue, and though they didn’t make it into the magazine, we’ve been keeping up with their careers ever since. Their music has been dubbed “orchestral-pop” and it’s easy to see why, with violins, organs, keyboards and cellos providing the perfect backdrop for lead singer Casey Mecija’s pure and pristine voice. Their sophomore disc doesn’t drop till next year, but check out some of the tracks at www.myspace.com/ohbijou
3. Kreesha Turner - we first heard Kreesha Turner’s music when we were back home in Toronto for a visit last year. But recently, her songs popped again on the radio and in shows like Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives. Her sassy and soulful voice elevates her above all the sugarcoated pop-tarts out there, while her music — a mix of retro grooves and summery R&B — make her new album something you’ll listen to again and again. Check out her myspace at www.myspace.com/kreeshaturner

In honor of Canadian thanksgiving, I thought I’d post this great ad we found, promoting the new season of hockey in Toronto. We’re not huge hockey fans (we’re bad Canadians right?) but we definitely appreciate the cleverness behind this ad campaign. 

While we’re on the subject of Canada-land, check out these great Canadian bands that we’ve been listening to lately:

1. Land of Talk - a female-fronted rock band from Montreal, the trio’s latest disc, “Some Are Lakes,” came out last week. With chunky riffs and complex, gritty melodies, the band has been referred to as the “little cousin” of Broken Social Scene. And fans of BSS take note: Land of Talk is opening up from the group on its latest North America tour. Check out more Land of Talk at www.myspace.com/landoftalkmtl

2. Ohbijou - We actually interviewed this Toronto-based band for our first issue, and though they didn’t make it into the magazine, we’ve been keeping up with their careers ever since. Their music has been dubbed “orchestral-pop” and it’s easy to see why, with violins, organs, keyboards and cellos providing the perfect backdrop for lead singer Casey Mecija’s pure and pristine voice. Their sophomore disc doesn’t drop till next year, but check out some of the tracks at www.myspace.com/ohbijou

3. Kreesha Turner - we first heard Kreesha Turner’s music when we were back home in Toronto for a visit last year. But recently, her songs popped again on the radio and in shows like Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives. Her sassy and soulful voice elevates her above all the sugarcoated pop-tarts out there, while her music — a mix of retro grooves and summery R&B — make her new album something you’ll listen to again and again. Check out her myspace at www.myspace.com/kreeshaturner