"Attracting Attention "
Over at Vulture Droppings, Quaker City Mercantile's "unusually incisive and occasionally cruel trendspotting weblog" (hey what an original idea, a website with a snarky attitude dedicated to new and upcoming things), there is an interview with Jayson Musson aka Pack of Rats from Plastic Little, American Sneakers and individual artist. Check it out for whats next for party rap, what happens if you party too much, indie folk music, why art school sucks and how to attract attention.
Taken from Blender's "33 Things You Should Know About Tool":
15. KEENAN CAN ACT
Keenan isn't tight with Ohio homie Marilyn Manson, but he has played murderous cult leader Charles Manson on The Ben Stiller Show. He also appeared on the mid-'90s HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and as Satan in the 2002 film Bikini Bandits. So what's harder, playing the prince of darkness or a hippie serial killer? "Oh, Manson. He's a real person. People know what he looks like, how he talked. With Satan there's so much gray area."
(Translated from Japanese)
Complexity and adversity are all part of the creative inspiration.
A hour away from Penn Station/NYC by Amtrak, you will find wider sky when you get to Philadelphia. Here is where Steven Grasse and Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) is located working globally. Located in Philadelphia alone represents how different Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) is to other creators who seek to set up in NYC. The office, which used to be a bank in the early 19th century, is filled with the idea of adversarial quality.
Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) in Philadelphia has created new work for Training Camp, an IT-education firm that says it is "helping geeks get better jobs." Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) also created tattoo-themed advertising and packs for Camel Wides, an RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. brand.
Blender, one of our favorite music mags, gave us props on our viral video for Eagles of Death Metal "Don't Speak (I Came To Make A Bang)":
Check out the fan-made boobie-tastic video for this bluesy boogie on YouTube.
"Flight Of The Fickle Hipsters"
Vulture Droppings is the blog from Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) in Philadelphia. According to the agency's casual observations, Budweiser is usurping Pabst Blue Ribbon as the brew of choice among Philly's urban hipsters.
Here's a bit of their reasoning, or speculation, as the case may be:
Others say PBR tried to cash in on their hipster status by sponsoring local bands and taking out cheesy ads in alt weeklies. Why couldn't the brand just sit still, shut up, and allow itself to continue to be discovered generation after generation? They took the short view, tried to cash in, and scared away the flighty trucker-hatted Strokes boys who hate, above all else, to feel like they're being sold to.