Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

"Treat the world with a tolerant heart; with a happy heart greet the world, and change lives; with a heart filled with gratitude embrace the world, and create better lives."

Las Vegas participates in Earth Hour.

Photo by Justin M. Bowen

Friday, March 26, 2010


So I've ditched out on going to Sasquatch - decided to go to Bonaroo instead. Happily for me, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros are playing at both. Bonaroo's lineup holds a very different vibe (GWAR ?) and I'm excited but moreso interested in the overall experience. I have a feeling it's going to draw a cool, mellow group of people w/ good energy (translation = hippies). Looking forward to it (!).

Travels start in PA, then a 14 hour road trip down to Manchester, TN. Camp out for 4 days and then fly back to LA. And (!) the flight to PA marks my first day of not working a 9 -5 job -- Gave official notice yesterday, but of course they could always find someone before than, either way works for me (just putting it out there universe).

2006 ~ Pacific Palisades
Worlds ago buried in an enchanted back yard of a beach house transplant. Fairy tales were still real then, Mogan's tuna melts, repetitiously driving on Sunset Blvd, California Vegan, dog beach days in Malibu, very late late nights that somehow turned into the sunrise of the next day, Kibitz, worlds apart, worlds away.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'll be damned.... the whole worlds bout to go to hell.

I keep imagining what the breakfast table conversations were like this morning in an overly conservative home upon opening their front door to receive today's paper...

Well, shit on me Betsy.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A painting of me done by The Feisty Sushi, he also did this.

For your viewing pleasure....

Cris burned me a copy of Nico Vega's cd and for some reason I wasn't impressed and only listened to it once. QB posted this video on her blog and automatically I was enamored with the chemistry and the energy present in the room. Her voice is amazing and I enjoyed this video so now it's your turn. Cheers!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I want more.

During the first 44 seconds I was thinking in my head, what can I say that will make someone sit through this and actually watch it... then he starts playing and after the first minute I think, well - if they get this far - they'll stay - he's awesome.

Quick glance at the time count and realize this video is just over 6 mins, hell they'll never sit through this - I might not sit through this -- just over 2 mins and he has the violin - I'm hooked, maybe I will watch the whole thing....3:30 enamored...3:50 at the edge of my seat...4:22 in love, huge smile. This guy is awesome - don't think this is the best example of is voice but this video is great. Thank you Sirius XMU.

Saturday, March 13, 2010



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Photographed by Scott Nichol

This was shot my first time in PA, visiting the lovely Scott Nichol.
(He makes the best crepes for breakfast - SO good!)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Just loved this photo

PRNewsFoto/GREENGUARD Environmental Institute

Friday, March 5, 2010

HOLE- Y Shit.

It was 1999, I was a freshman at redlands east valley high, and Chelsea and I were repetitiously calling KROQ like our lives depended on it trying to win tickets to the Hole and Manson concert at the Forum. Our two favorite bands - after Korn (geez-us!) - were going on tour, TOGETHER. It was a dream come true but to our dismay we did not win tickets and buying them was out of the question. Incidentally, the LA show turned out to be the last show of the tour.

Although I did end up fulfilling my adolescent fantasy of seeing Marilyn Manson (and Twiggy Ramirez - HUGE crush), due to Courtney Love's train wreck nature and uninteresting solo project, seeing Love onstage never materialized.

Hopefully, until now that is...
....tickets go on sale Saturday for Hole at the El Rey (!!).
**Retraction- the show is actually at The Fonda and ticket scalpers suck, no luck on tickets - BOO**

Although not the original band lineup, I'm still pretty fucking interested and excited. The idea of waking up early to secure a spot on my laptop, coffee in hand & logged onto Ticketmaster at 9:58 to buy tickets at 10 am is hilarious to me, but YOU KNOW that's what will be happening. I haven't been this excited since I bought tickets last month to see Broken Social Scene.

- Here's to 1999.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dark Was the Night -- Double Disc Cd. Trust me, you want it.

For some reason this skipped right by me - it was released a YEAR ago (literally). Do yourself a favor and go buy/download this A-Sap if you don't already have it. SO AMAZINGLY GOOD and I'm writing this after listening to the first 4 tracks -- anticipating disc 2 that's waiting for me at home.



1. "Knotty Pine" – Dirty Projectors and David Byrne – 2:23
2. "'Cello Song" (Nick Drake) – The Books featuring José González – 3:54
3. "Train Song" (Vashti Bunyan) – Feist and Ben Gibbard – 3:02
4. "Brackett, WI" – Bon Iver – 4:03
5. "Deep Blue Sea" – Grizzly Bear – 3:46
6. "So Far Around the Bend" – The National – 3:43
7. "Tightrope" – Yeasayer – 3:18
8. "Feeling Good" (Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse) – My Brightest Diamond – 3:54
9. "Dark Was the Night" (Blind Willie Johnson) – Kronos Quartet – 3:51
10. "I Was Young When I Left Home" (Bob Dylan) – Antony with Bryce Dessner – 4:55
11. "Big Red Machine" – Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner – 4:39
12. "Sleepless" – The Decemberists – 7:54
13. "Stolen Houses (Die)" – Iron & Wine – 1:07
14. "Service Bell" – Grizzly Bear and Feist – 2:23
15. "You Are the Blood" (Castanets) – Sufjan Stevens – 10:14

[edit] "THAT DISC"

1. "Well-Alright" – Spoon – 2:46
2. "Lenin" – Arcade Fire – 4:06
3. "Mimizan" – Beirut – 2:43
4. "El Caporal" – My Morning Jacket – 3:33
5. "Inspiration Information" (Shuggie Otis) – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – 4:06
6. "With a Girl Like You" (The Troggs) – Dave Sitek – 3:27
7. "Blood Pt. 2" (Castanets) – Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens & Serengeti) – 3:36
8. "Hey, Snow White" (Destroyer) – The New Pornographers – 4:26
9. "Gentle Hour" (Peter Gutteridge) – Yo La Tengo – 5:31
10. "Another Saturday" – Stuart Murdoch – 2:56
11. "Happiness" – Riceboy Sleeps (Jónsi & Alex) – 8:37
12. "Amazing Grace" – Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues – 3:34
13. "The Giant of Illinois" (The Handsome Family) – Andrew Bird – 4:45
14. "Lua" (Bright Eyes) – Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch – 5:54
15. "When the Road Runs Out" – Blonde Redhead & Devastations – 3:28
16. "Love vs. Porn" – Kevin Drew – 3:57

A peek of things to come....

Model - Miss Diana
Description .. A beautiful and talented woman on my hand-me-down couch. Thanks Nana.

Model - Man and I.
Description .. A handsome and talented man that I got to experiment with for the first shoot in my developing egg series.
Thanks "Art".

Model - Queen Bee
Description .. A peek into the life of - and a displaced caboose.
Thanks Chance.

Work is crazy busy and so is life - I'm trying to keep up.
Here's for now. Cheers.
(All pictures taken by me)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Lewis Carrol

"One can't believe impossible things," Alice said.

"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen.

When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day.

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible

things before breakfast.

A day in the life of a secretary

Hi Mindy,

I need a p/u for Wednesday morning at :

Los Angeles, CA 90002

**Warehouse is open from 8 am - 3 pm
Contact : Joe Diego - 323.585.0888

Contents for P/U:
1 crate : 39" x 39" x 9"
1 10' x 20' rug (rolled up)
1 Desk **
2 Chairs **
1 easel (in a box) **
1 box w/2 easels
1 box 28" x 28" x 28" (roughly)

Drop off location instructions :

All deliveries have to be routed to the Freeman Marshalling Yard before being delivered to the Freeman warehouse. All carriers will be assigned an unloading # according to driver check -in.

Marshalling Yard Address:
9981 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89123

Advance Warehouse Receiving Dock:
6280 West Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89118


Drop off location instructions : After Show P/U and Delivery info
All contents will need to be picked up @ the Freeman warehouse.

Drivers must check in to the Marshalling Yard (address above) no later than 2:30 pm on March 18th.
P/U - all contents listed above.

Dropped off at : (same as above)

Los Angeles, CA 90002

**Warehouse is open from 8 am - 3 pm
Contact : Joe Diego -

Please let me know if you have any questions.


**Names & Addresses altered.