sábado, noviembre 25

CP: TRS-80

It was really nice seeing Jay from TRS-80 play last night.
Even though it was at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood.

viernes, noviembre 24




Participate by Not Participating • November 24 & 25, 2006

Every November, for 24 hours, we remember that no one was born to shop. If you’ve never taken part in Buy Nothing Day, or if you’ve taken part in the past but haven’t really committed to doing it again, consider this: 2006 will go down as the year in which mainstream dialogue about global warming finally reached its critical mass. What better way to bring the Year of Global Warming to a close than to point in the direction of real alternatives to the unbridled consumption that has created this quagmire?

Email us at BND [at] ADBUSTERS [dot] ORG as your plans come together. We’ll feature the best and brightest right here as this year’s BND unfolds. (Please direct media inquiries to media-pr [at] adbusters [dot] org.)

CT.com - updated!

In the new "escriba" section - it now has select published works - reviews, features, and a short story so far; And a couple mentions... And of course I added more photographs. More to come in the "etcetera" section & the newly launched "escriba" section soon!
Thanks for your patience with the continuously morphing site.

Clockwise from top left: ModWheelMood @ Mo Pitkins in NYC; P.O.S. @ Slim's 365 in San Francisco; Deerhoof @ Bill Graham Civic Audtiorium for the Be The Riottt! Festival in San Francisco; Herbert @ Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA

ps) If you can please help me with the formatting of the blog (See below - it gets funky at the end of the page & I don't know what to do about it. Also gets funky on the adjacent pages - particularly if you isolate an entry. What's a girl to do?!?)

jueves, noviembre 23

miércoles, noviembre 22

NYC 11/30: Hisham Baroocha art opening

If you're in NYC check this out: http://www.damelioterras.com/exhibition.html?id=96&f=h

----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: Hisham
Date: Nov 22 2006 11:49 AM

Hey friends,
Hope you all have a happy turkey day. When you get back from home or finish eating your left overs please come by my art opening November 30th at D'Amelio Terras 6-8pm it will be fun, drinks, some new paintings and collages of mine, fun times, so please come by!!! This show is the final show if a series of exhibitions. See press release below.

Much love,

@ D'Amelio Terras gallery
525 W 22nd St. NY, NY 10011 (bet. 10th and 11th Ave)
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 30, 6-8pm



Opening Reception: Thursday, October 19, 6-8pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9, 6-8pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 30, 6-8pm

D’Amelio Terras will present a three-part exhibition of visual artists who also maintain separate practices as musicians, both modes of expression strongly informing one another. Bjorn Copeland, Brian Chippendale, and Hisham Akira Bharoocha all have a spontaneous, organic sound to their music which is mirrored in their visual art practice. The chosen format of 3 rapidly successive exhibitions references the structure and energy of sets at a musical event.

The exhibition will highlight each artist’s unique practice while creating a dialogue among them. Bjorn, Brian, and Hisham have either spent significant time or currently reside in Providence and have been influenced by a certain aesthetic of immediacy of expression as well as bright, optical form and color - both visually and musically.

Bjorn Copeland is a co-founder and member of Black Dice, a band that has played at such venues as Fondation Cartier por l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Bjorn has shown at Daniel Reich, New York and has an upcoming solo show at China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA. He is currently included in the exhibition Music is a Better Noise at PS 1, New York, NY. Gore, a book by Black Dice and Jason Frank Rothenberg and published by Picturebox Inc. will be available during the exhibition.
Brian Chippendale is a co-founder and member of Lightning Bolt, a two-person band based in Providence. He has published numerous zines and comics and is a co-founder of Fort Thunder, a formative living/ art/ music/ performance space no longer in existence. Brian’s work can currently be seen in Wunderground: Providence, 1995 to the Present at The RISD Museum, Providence, RI. A new book of his comics published by Picturebox Inc. will be available during the exhibition. 
Hisham Akira Bharoocha was a member of both Lightning Bolt and Black Dice and now plays solo and with his band Pixeltan. Hisham has been included in shows at Deitch Projects and John Connelly Presents. He was recently included in Cosmic Wonder at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

Musical performance (Saturday, November 11 or December 2 or December 16)
Brian Chippendale (Black Pus)
Hisham Akira Bharoocha (Soft Circle)

For more information about the show: www.damelioterras.com

For press and visuals requests please contact the gallery at 212.352.9460 or at katrina@damelioterras.com.
D’Amelio Terras shows Adam Adach, Polly Apfelbaum, Erica Baum, Whitney Bedford, Delia Brown, Case Calkins, Tony Feher, Amy Globus, Joanne Greenbaum, Matt Keegan, Kim Krans, John Morris, Rei Naito, Noguchi Rika, Cornelia Parker, Dario Robleto, Heather Rowe, Karin Sander, Sara VanDerBeek, and Yoshihiro Suda.

martes, noviembre 21

El Rey's grand reopening!


Em samples the great desserts...

Lisa and I take a break from eating the yummy food to ham it up for a photo.

Ginny is always into helping others sample the yums.

Adam and Laena get down with the food also!

Modwheelmood, TRS-80, and Books On Tape's almost-last show

In a blog titled, "Books on Tape R.I.P. 2000 - 2007" Todd from B.O.T. wrote:
"So, it's time. I'm going to end Books on Tape soon.
It's been a ridiculously good time. Everyone has been amazing. Amazing.
But it's time.
Thanks so much for everything.
In the meantime, I'm playing two shows in town over the next few weeks. Both of these should be a lot of fun, and they may very well be my last ever L.A. shows.
I'm still finishing recording the new Books on Tape songs from this year. So DEFINITELY look forward to a 'posthumous' release.

lunes, noviembre 20

Christopher Willits' US tour!

No no, not a client - acutally this is totally just a recommendation but you should check Christopher Willits' music. He played one of our parties in NYC for CMJ & he's freegin' great! I'll be at the Spaceland show forreals, & possibly the Cafe Du Nord as well...


Oh and I guess he's touring with someone from The Cure too...

domingo, noviembre 19

MOCA : Skin + Bones : Rufus

Published in TheTripwire.com on Nov 21, 2006

Last night, I went to the "Skin & Bones Exhibit and Gala Event" at the Geffen Contemporary @ MOCA in Little Tokyo (Downtown L.A.) and brought the close-to-married Carrie (congrats!!). Aside from us gals, Ashton & Demi, Eva Mendes, Andrew Taylor, Debi Mazar, Isaiah Washington, Leonard Nimoy, Michael York, Michele Hicks, and Rachel Griffiths, among others were also in attendance. (As photog'd by Wire Image.) The invitation came and included valet parking and a warning of the attire being fashion forward. Being more fashion backward than forward - I decided that my new turtleneck dress, webbed tights by Betsy Johnson, and vintage black boots with silver accents (seen previously worn by me at CMJ - Day 4) would do. I didn't want to over dress or look like a thrift shop (per usual) and this was a safe bet. Upon getting there I noticed that some people went for semi-formal, and some went couture. I was reminded that couture doesn't mean that it looks good on everyone. I only had one drink from the open bar (why only one?!?!) and smoked the majority of the time outdoors, sitting on a compressed batch of jeans - industrially tied together like it was recycled newspaper - made into seats for the patio. (Was very cute - wish I photographed them.) I only went inside when Rufus played. He was on a rotating platform, which made him look a bit like a fancy dessert atop a lazy susan. Rufus only played four songs either because the event was running late, or because only four songs were required of him. (Songs: Maker Makes, Beauty Mark, Vibrate, and [song I can't recall at the moment].)
The MisShapes DJed as soon as Rufus was done, only to spin exit music for the fancy pants guests... There were a few fashion designers there, and a few artists (both aspiring and established) - I wish that John Knuth was with us since he's usually the one capable of pointing out notables in the art world.
What was most interesting were the individual interpretations on "fashion forward." For some, it was a slight revision to what Gwen Stefani wore during her pregnancy (platinum hair, red lipstick, animal print accented with red) to a comforter cut down the middle - worn backwards with knots; a copy of what Ugly Betty wore to the fancy restaurant in the hotel she was reviewing in Season 1, Episode 7 titled "After Hours" to a look I like to call Soccer Mom dressed for a Museum Gala event but still looks like a Soccer Mom. The men, for the most part and per usual, played it safe with suits colored black and white. You'd think it would be different - especially for a gala for fashion and architecture with a gay icon as the musical star of the evening. But I suppose we need some way of separating gay from straight, no?
At the end of the event - they handed out these tiny dessert plates with chocolates. The plate reads:
"November 18, 2006
Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture
A white Belgian praline, known as a 'mamon,' on a white saucer; a memento of your evening with MOCA is offered by Maison Martin Megiela."

As the servers grew tired of carrying these trays - due to the refusal of some people of their mementos. We ended up with at least four of these tiny plates. (A set!)
They also handed us these art magazine-books called VISIONAIRE 37 VREELAND MEMOS - presented in a canvas file-folder shaped box - a compilation of memos by Diana Vreeland who was a columnist at Harper's Bazaar starting in 1937, then EIC of Vogue in 1962-1971, then consultant to the costume institute of the of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She passed in 1989. As written by Harold Koda in the back of this book, "Once described by Truman Capote as looking something like an exotic bird tossed out of the jungle, Diana Vreeland, with her toucan profile, epitomized the sophisticated French notion of the bella laide, someone of physical plaiinness but irresistible allure. Her work and her life attested to the seductive and transfiguring power of style."
All in all, a really great Gala full of eye candy (celebrity and non) and inspired by art, head to toe.

Here's more pictures, this time by Getty Images.

Socialite's Life
And even though I watched Demi & Ashton leave long before Rufus did: An L.A. Weekly Blog

Only a few websites featured this information, and GayOT.com provided the best info:

Fashion and Architecture Intersect
"Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture" is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the extensive similarities between architecture and fashion design.
To celebrate this long-awaited event (it took more than six years to develop the exhibit as well as the accompanying publication), an opening night fête will take place Nov. 18 at MOCA Grand Avenue. Attendees of the fundraising event will be treated to a preview of the collection along with a one-of-a-kind installation by break-out architect designers Benjamin Ball and Gaston Rogues as well as the sounds of DJ Tri of The MisShapes spinning in the background. The event’s high point will be a solo performance by Rufus Wainwright. Individual tickets are $600; table packages range from $10,000 to $50,000. The evening begins at 6 p.m.
The exhibit showcases the works of 46 of today’s most creative fashion designers and architects including Alexander McQueen, Narcisco Rodriguez, Shigeru Ban, Preston Scott Cohen and Bernard Tschumi. More than 300 objects will represent these artisans, many of the works having never been exhibited in the U.S. “Skin + Bones” is accompanied by a comprehensive full-color publication with written entries on each of the architects and designers as well as more than 500 illustrations.
When: Nov. 19, 2006-Mar. 5, 2007. Monday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday-Wednesday, closed; Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-6 6p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Where: MOCA, 250 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
Admission: $8 general admission; $5 students with id and seniors 65 and older; free to children under 12 years old. Free every Thursday from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Information: 213-626-6222, www.moca.org.

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