Dec 8, 2014

NEW YEARS 2015


Hey All

It's been so long.
That's because of instagram.

But I haven't forgotten.

Anyway
The latest is that I live in Marfa, Texas. This sweet little art town in the middle of the high plains desert right next to Mexico.

I started a coffee shop called "Do Your Thing" www.doyourthing.us and I'm almost done with my solo record. You should visit.

I'm djing the New Years Party this year for the rad hotel/club called "El Cosmico" here with my good buddy and artist Justin Almquist. We are going under the name DJ DUO TIC CAT TONGUE.

New Years Eve 2015- Simone Rubi and Justin Almquist

Here's the flyer I made.
Simone Rubi and Justin Almquist and a bunch of cats.

Jun 8, 2014

SINGING IN MARFA: A SUMMER SOLSTICE PERFORMANCE

Excited to sing. This will be the first time singing in Marfa for a long time. Well at least since I've moved here. This will be presented by Jeremy Harris (musician and producer extraordinaire coming from Inverness, California) , similar to his Quest Coast performances. Along with Jeremy, will be Robert Gungor (Wilderman.) I'm having 2 very special people come visit next week and will also be joining. So special. Here is the poster we designed for the event.  We wanted to capture the stillness of the sun on the longest day of light. So there it hovers....

Poster we designed for the event. Wanted to capture the stillness of the sun on the longest day of light.


Other option, using a photo of an actual Marfa sunset:

May 5, 2014

NEW WORK: MUSIC VIDEO FOR "GUNGOR"

So today is the first day that I got mentioned as a director on a national website, The Wall Street Journal. I directed the music video for the band Gungor in late July. I had this idea of using geometric shapes and color to use as metaphors and messages. See if you can see what I mean. It premiered today on the Wall Street Journal's Site! You can read about the video- here is that link and here is the video below:

Dec 18, 2013

MY NEW SONG & VIDEO "WHEN I'M DOWN"

HEY EVERYBODY!!! I have a new song and video to share! I loved watching ink hit water while making this video. I hope you do to. We recorded this in a "hi/lo" style. 1/2 on 4-track and 1/2 in the new Hangar Studio in Stinson Beach with help from my friends. I will probably re-record this for the actual album version, but when I was asked to record this for a film recently,  I fell in love with the sound of this recording. This is a preview for my upcoming album "Hearts & Sciences" (out in 2014) - I would be so happy if you shared with your peeps! Enjoy! Musicians: Simone Rubi, Robert Gungor, Jessi Campbell, Jeremy Harris, & Kacey Johansing. Additional vocals by Amy Cooper.  Magical light from Bart Davenport. Check out my facebook page for updates and brand new www.simonerubimusic.com for ephemera. You can buy the song here.



Buy/Stream the song here:

Nov 13, 2013

VIDEO CONTRIBUTION : I'M MAKING AN ALBUM!

Hey everyone! I'm making a new album and I'm doing a "Kickstarter" campaign to raise funds to make the album the way I want to. For the video portion of my campaign, I thought I'd create something that was interesting for anyone to watch, not just a band or musicians. If you read this, and would like to contribute, I want to ask you to do something that will be awesome to watch in context with the other people that submit.

 - PLEASE VIDEO YOURSELF (FORMAT : HORIZONTAL : EASIER TO EDIT! USE A iPHONE OR HAVE YOUR FRIEND WITH AN iPHONE FILM YOU) and ANSWER THIS QUESTION "IF MUSIC IS THE SOLUTION, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?" 

- Email to simone at simonerubi.com by Friday night. This Friday, November 15th. THANK YOU. You will be in great company.

Oct 22, 2013

WILDERMAN: MUSIC VIDEO & TRACK

Here's a music video I directed very recently. It's the first video for Wilderman called "Sentimental Bear." This is from the new album, Learn to Feel. We shot it in the redwoods at Samuel P. Taylor Park north of San Francisco. It's one of my favorite spots. When I was living in Oakland,  this was one of the closest places where I could feel far.  The video features Robert Gungor (Wilderman) as the bear and Jessi Campbell as the bear's pal who show's him the world outside of the forest.  There is a cultural exchange between the people and the bear that was really fun to explore.  I wanna know what you did directly after this video. P.S. I've been listening to this album a lot. Check out the track "Wave" here. It's total magic. It was written in the redwoods. You can hear that. The Redwoods are just so FULL OF FEEL. And so is this bear. Feel the wave.






DEBUT ALBUM "LEARN TO FEEL" for sale at http://wilderman.bandcamp.com
Directed by Simone Rubi.
Additional Camera by Luke Askelson.
Edited by Robert Gungor.
Produced by CaliMagi

Sep 23, 2013

2 THINGS I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT

2 things. Super excited to share this with you all! Here is a music video I created/directed/produced with Robert Gungor for the band Gungor - under a new endeavor called CaliMagi. We made the video in the sand dunes and mountains of Colorado with lots of heart. Thank you to Luke Askelson (DP), Keely Skyy, Rachael Stamps, and all the extras. Enjoy.

New endeavor CaliMagi. Creative direction of the utmost radical quality











Sep 16, 2013

LOGO DESIGN : SARAH KRASLEY

I recently did a logo design for a dear friend, Sarah Krasley. She might save the world and/or become president. Learn about her.

The final logo. Celebrating her passion of technology, sustainability, labor strategies, design, and craft.


She liked the nod (the blue) to the "We Can Do It" poster...

What she sent me as inspiration.

She loved this type, so I riffed off of it

Jul 5, 2013

WATER & COLORS

Sat at my friends table in Berlin the other day and this happened:


Apr 11, 2013

PLAYING LA ON WEDNESDAY

Ok so I love this flyer for the show I'm playing next Wednesday. I play at 9 and it's been a while. I'm gonna make a record this year and I'm just getting things rolling over here. My old friend Bart Davenport is playing bass with me, who as some of you know, is a real talent. Also, by coincedence, one of my favorite drummers Per Eklund is here from Sweden and will be keeping things steady. I've updated things a bit. Join me on all accounts: My links to currents.
Flyer by Robert Gungor