youth culture

The Art of Chase

Chase Erachi takes street art to the level of high art with a dose of high consciousness. A philosopher, dreamer, and doer all rolled into one. Here is some art taken from Chase’s myspace. You can check him out by following this link to his myspace page or by looking at his amazing website This is not your run of the mill street artist. Take a look and BE INSPIRED!!!

Chase is in his early 30’s and lives in Los Angeles. Here is some info about him from his bio:

As a public service, Chase, artist/designer and Belgium transplant now living in Los Angeles, paints free murals around the world depicting young children with the text next to them saying: “Remember Who You Are”. The intent behind the mural campaign is to inspire people to think back and reconnect with a state of being that we all enjoyed when we were children, a state of being that was filled with joy, truth, love and wonder for the world around us.  Furthermore, the “Remember Who You Are” campaign also reminds us that we should always remember who we are, where we came from and where we are going.


Chase’s other mural installations revolve around  his “Awareness Geezers”, who are best described as colorful characters who have stumbled upon spirituality and awareness not by following the suggested path in life, but rather by having created their own path, guided by their sense of adventure and an “irreducable element of rascality”. The “Awareness Geezers” bring with them the fruits of their experiences in the form of uplifting messages such as “you can’t until you say you can”, “be peace”, and “go without if you don’t go within”. The messages are designed to inspire soul-searching conversations with one’s self or with others.
Some of Chase’s past clients include Puma, Adidas, Levi’s, Scion, Acura, Hot Kiss, Bloomingdale’s, GenArt, Palmer Snowboards and Western Union.
In October 2006, Italian Vogue named Chase one of their favorite artists in the world amongst Banksy, Shephard Fairey and Space Invader. Since then Chase has been featured in more than 40 magazines from over 6 countries.
With over 125 murals painted in the greater Los Angeles area and around the world, appearances on TV and in magazines, and with his limited edition items available at select stores worldwide, Chase’s work has been seen by millions.


Click ‘read more’ to see more of Chase’s great art and some slide shows!!!!

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London Pirate Radio

Here is a great short documentary about Pirate Radio then and now. It is interesting to see the lengths that some will go to get their music heard in a land of government controlled radio. I saw it first at . Check them out! It is an interesting site for young people interested in current music and youth culture.

For a list of Pirate Radio stations in London