Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Amoeba In Store Performance

Tuesday - May 4th - 6pm
Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene visits Amoeba Hollywood in celebration of their new album Forgiveness Rock Record, (out May 4th on Arts & Crafts Records).

I am a HUGE fan of Broken Social Scene and it just so happens they will be doing an In Store at Amoeba on May 4th. I'm actually road-tripping it up to San Francisco this weekend to catch their show at the Fillmore because tickets for LA sold out in 30 minutes (!). I have a dear friend flying into LAX at 5:30 on the 4th, hoping we can squeeze this in but probably not, however, LA people - you should not miss this (schedule permitting).

P.S. Today you're beautiful.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekend Recap

SO my weekend started on Thursday night - I went to go see Bonobo at the El Rey. Pretty Amazing! I've been excited about this show for awhile because he never plays in the US, or at least hasn't in the time that I've known about him. Unlike most times I've been at the El Rey, I stood in front on the coveted steps bringing me eye level to the stage.

Although I think the sound is a bit compromised, being able to SEE the entire show was indeed a treat. I also liked the crowd that was surrounding me - we all danced and cheered, had fun, were merry - It was great.

He played a lot of songs from Days to Come which is by far my favorite album. It came out in 2006, but he has more recently released Black Sands which came out March of this year.

I tried to see if I could find Black Sands streaming somewhere, no such luck -but here you can listen to Animal Magic which was his first album, released in 2002.

Also, here is a track/video taken from Black Sands called "Eyesdown".

Sidenote(!!) The ice cream man has been on my street, 2 doors down for the past 10-ish minutes, driving me crazy. My street has made me hate ice cream trucks and children.


And well, it was great. It was a trip for sure - surreal, funny, a little disappointing at moments. It was everything I expected a Hole show to be. I'm really happy having this new memory. Seeing it with Chels was by far the best part.

I'm not sure how much I liked the new band line-up. The few times I did watch them, they were very uneventful to say the least. The lack of feminine energy was very noticeable to me. It was also very noticeable that Courtney was on some type of prescription drug or something of the like. A part of me wanted her to be sober, like it's been 10 years, come on Courtney.

But that's it - it's all good from here - those were my worst complaints. Not bad. It was pretty awesome. We got there kind of late in terms of seating on the balcony, but these two nice gentlemen in the second row/ center, moved over so that Chels and I could sit there together. We couldn't of hand picked better seats. She opened with "pretty on the inside" and closed with "doll parts". She played about 5 new songs and the rest were all from Live Through This, Pretty on the Inside, and Celebrity Skin. She even played Gold Dust Woman - it was pretty sweet.

Random note - the crowd was soo much older then I thought it would be. It was kind of funny actually. All of us rockin out to Hole, ten years later. A little cheeze I know, but I felt like a chapter closed at the end of the night, it was kind of funny that way. Will I retire my docs, probably not but all in all, a fantastic night.

Lastly ~ Today.
I went to the California Science Center to see the exhibit America I Am with my mom. It was a comprehensive body of information, taking us on a journey that would last 4 hours -touching on socioeconomic, spiritual, cultural, and historical aspects of the Negro life in America from slavery to today. Artifacts, manuscripts, audio and visual, it was truly an experience.

You can launch the online exhibit here if you can't make it down there to see it in person before it closes next weekend. Yes, if you live in LA, that was a plug. Go see it.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

All images by me.
Credits : Anastasia, San Francisco

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Great vocals, good guitar. If you have the Dark Was the Night cd - this is the artist that covers "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone which is a great, Great cover.

POST # 101

Image by Charles Nevols

Monday, April 19, 2010

Last week I was introduced to this band/album and I just can't stop listening to it. In the worst of moods, I've put this album on and almost immediately I've got my own little dose of happy. There is no video to this song so just click on it and make yourself a cup of tea or something - you'll dig it, it's happy but not cheesy pop music. Enjoy ;)

And! if you like what you hear - you can stream the whole cd here on Pitchfork's review. Look to the right for the music box and click on play all 10.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Image by Gerry Oar

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Virgin America Flight 418 from Los Angeles (LAX) to New York (JFK) is currently on-time and scheduled to depart Los Angeles (LAX) at 9:45 PM on Apr 13.

Here are some helpful links to help you on your way:

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yeah yeah, invigorated.
hippie shit.

not feelin it so much right now but Moving right along.

Two nights ago I was awaken from my slumber/disco nap to go see music producer Butch Walker.


I had no clue who this guy was, his music, scene, etc. and I was a still bitter, bitchy, and at that point, grumpy as well so you can imagine my surprise and dismay when I walk into the El Rey to cowboy hats, banjo's, I'm groggy and it's like a party of middle aged emo-tattoed contemporary rockers. Woah. Not judging, just painting the picture - this is no Avett Brothers concert(!).

Although I have to give it to him, it actually turned out to be not that bad - surprisingly I might add, it was looking prett-y grim at first. But honestly, after I removed the chip from my shoulders and had a beer it all seemed to get a little better (imagine that).

Definitely up there as one of the most random concerts I've ever been to. His performance, musicianship, energy, and voice was, dareIsay... good, meh, (reluctantly) I guess closer to great if you're into the 92.7 the wave groove. He won me over by the end of the set, (random notation) he also covered Rich Girl by Hall & Oates. But readers, please note, this is not a recommendation to go out and purchase any of his music - merely a sharing of one's experience. So with that, good night LA.

Photos that changed the world - TED Talks.

It's only 6 minutes, I really enjoyed it. You should watch it ;)
Hmmm, days have been just going by - as they do - and I really just haven't been that engaged in too much. For awhile I was really into researching NYC, getting ready to go visit the city for the first time - should have been getting on the red eye tonight to arrive tomorrow morning. Unfortunately plans have been canceled as I have had a recent dance with deja vu and irony and felt better that I should cancel and reschedule for another time under better circumstances. So that's that.

However, this little set back has invigorated me and challenged me to not fall victim to the same outcome as I did before. Makes me wanna move my ass more, figure out things, focus a lot more, do it and get 'er done. Today's a better day. Same shit, better attitude. Your outlook changes everything. Everything. So here's to looking up.

Photo by Matthew Brown

Opens this Friday, showing in LA at the Arclight, Hollywood & the Landmark.

I'm a big fan of street art in general, but especially of Banksy. We'll see what he throws together, hopefully it's good. Something tells me it will be. We shall see.

More info please? :

Read a good article here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Out in January's cold, cold snow. Allentown, PA.
Image by Scott Nichol

Monday, April 5, 2010

All images by me.
Top image - model Sinn Sage, Downtown Los Angeles
Middle image - Bellingham, WA
Last image - self portrait, Ohio

Image by Gerry Oar

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Friday.

This was sent to me by a friend - it is Adorable and I've watched it like 8 times already. It makes me happy every time I watch it.