Sep 21, 2008

Ceremonial Explosions!

danielle and adrian are married! it was the most incredible week. wow! the wedding was last weekend and there has been so many good times that my heart could easily explode just thinking about it. the last of the guests left today. 130 people. the official circle of radness. sharing some time with all of the family and friends has been like one big dip in the sweetest ocean. i've enjoyed so much good talking and listening and hearing so many quality tunes sung by people that i love. man, i feel good and so thankful. i am so happy for d and adrian. let their love soar into the mountains and above the clouds into the midnight sky straight to the moon! some pics by Linn Edwards, Molly Tuttle, and Terri Loewenthal:
under the driftwood pyramid built by kyle field with the master facilitator mark sgarzi.

ms. leslie feist singing a magical looped and layered enchanting summon preparing for the entrance of danielle and adrian
danielle with my 2 brothers.
mama rubi and len miller
hugnation= graham (adrian's tight bro), danielle, mariella (adrian's sister), adrian, and me
the rubi family with danielle and adrian. my 5 brothers and sisters and my nieces and nephews. thomas (with his wife liz and their son alexander), me, danielle (standing with adrian), my mom with our step dad len miller (coach!), peter (sitting with our nephew dane who is going to be a stand up comic) and lisa (standing with her 2 daughters, brittany and nikki) a rare occasion considering how we all sorta orbit around a bit. thomas and liz live in dubai. pretty far i would say.
danielle with our mom. in this picture, my mom has the same smile i saw in photos when she was in college. cool.
my brother peter with danielle. peter is travelling with obama right now as his road producer...filming all of the action. i saw him running around with obama on tv today. cool. peter is 2 years older than danielle and i- but often people think he's younger. he is hilarious.
peter and i. i like his tie. i think his girlfriend picked it out or peter has just stepped into a new style chapter that i missed along the way.
jerome. the one and only. the most creative shoe designer i know. i also love to be as close to him as possible when he is around me. he has that quality. he brings out the silliest and most honest side in me. i also want to tell him everything. someday we will travel the world together as an all synth dance band. stunning.
terri and mr. kevin drew. these 2 are very similar in energy. magnetic and commanding. i also want to tell them everything.
terri, jason, and felix. the most beautiful family. terri and i travel a lot together to share our songs. we have a million funny stories to tell you some day. we often refer to a conversation that we had by our old fireplace when we lived together. ask us about it. philosophy! science! meaning!
felix was really into this stick. danielle is standing with bessie. she was our best friend in high school and totally rules. she got married last year and danielle and i were in the wedding and had the best time with her and billy. they are such a rad duo.
another rad duo. crosby loggins and the stealth and beautiful brooke.
kyle field, nat russell,rachel, eirik boe. california=3. norway = 1.
alison strieker and paris miller. alison is a twin also. she makes me laugh so hard that i get confused as to what day it is. we've known her since 7th grade. paris and her man nic looked so good at the wedding that it was like staring into the sun.
key players. carlyn and daniel. sweet and creative. they do dance battles often. reggaton and cumbia 2008. we spend our first 'dios de los muertos' in southern mexico with these 2. they showed us the way of the marigold spirit.
danielle and i with trevor tuttle. he is the hubs of the beautiful molly tuttle. both key players in the circle from our bay area lives and then later, carpinteria food-movie-fun-hug-laugh lives.
my nieces brittany and nikki. they are on fire. they lived in santa barbara and then moved to georgia about 9 years ago. so they are into all things south and all things west at the same time.

call and response reunion! singing 'california floating in space' for the crew after my speech. i talked a lot about hugging and how danielle and i don't do that. well, because we are too close for hugging. is this funny? i'm not sure. i went with it. i was also extremely nervous.
sam and dan! windsurf! dj'd the sweetest of the sweet. the heaviest of the heavies. a lot of songs that made me want to say 'let's do this'.
erlend oye. battling the dance battle queen, carlyn. she won.
witchy style. stevie nicks aka carrie clough made it on the floor.

like old times at cafe du nord in san francisco. when i lived with eric, terri, and erin, eric hosted 'the monday night hoot' with the lovely molly tuttle. we had the best hoot ever on the wedding night.
moore brothers! they killed it.
mark sgarzi makes his debut singing with kevin drew. it ruled.
kings of convenience. erlend with his trumpet stylings. eirik=dapper.
leslie feist. say no more. everyone's performances were beyond stellar. my heart was beating to the rhythm of everyone's songs. we were thinking that we need to do this once a year. ok i guess i have to get married. uh, anyone?
sam flax and amy b. their voices together are like bees and honey.
3 hours later. i really loved how danielle really wore her dress to the limit. one time only so might as well run around and get grass stains and spill champagne. wear it.
this was the night before at a local bar called 'the village jester'. the owner was so kind as to let us have the place that night. i asked one of my new fave bands 'franklin for short' to perform. they rule! i sang on a couple of tunes on their new album 'swell' and was stoked to get to sing with them in ojai that night. their music has totally made my summer feel like summer. they write really catchy and beautifully honest songs. the sound of their music reminds me of making music back with dan while i was living in santa barbara and we use to hang out with john healy at his first version of 'buffalo records'. thanks guys. fun times, indeed. eirik (another norwegian) wants seth, the singer, to record his voice with a very particular microphone using very particular frequencies. this means that eirik really likes seth's voice.
day after at the rubi casa. picnics and german food that my brother thomas cooked. i played a long of ping pong. i don't think i lost to anyone. i can be kinda competitive when it comes to ping pong.

this is my pic of the week. i want to see a movie with these people playing themselves. norwegians usually wear underwear when they are near this much water. this summer made me fall back in love with santa barbara. i wanna spread the word. the words. the songs.
leslie got in before me. i didn't have proper swimwear with me. i smartened up and now keep a bathing suit in my car at all times.
the duke. of . earl. erl. and i in malibu the next next day.
danielle and the duke. her stripes on her scarf and his stripes on his sweater makes me pretty happy. the moon is in between them. full moon in full effect. affect. lunatics unite!
kings, me, seth. post tennis and post swim. i guess post everything.

Sep 3, 2008

Dirty Laundry

I was asked to stain some t-shirts for this art show called 'dirty laundry' that opens this Friday in Honolulu, Hawaii. My good buddy Nat Russell (pictured above) helped me print the shirts (he also contributed his own series of 6 shirts)- I used bright nail polish and spilled some on each shirt- then brought the shirts outside and danced on the shirts- smudging the nail polish. The tune? 'Where'd you go' by Jamie Lidell.

From the Dirty Laundry website:

Each artist will stain a shirt and create it into a work of art. Among the featured artists: Alan Konishi, April Lee, Andrew Degraff, Christopher David Ryan, Damien Correll, Frank Chimero, Jason Laurits, Labour (Wyeth Hansen and Ryan Dunn), Kate Bingaman-Burt, Keetra Dean Dixon, Kris Chau, Mike Petty, Nikolay Saveliev, Nathaniel Russell, Roanne Adams, Rosemarie Fiore, Roland Adams, Steve Kiyabu, Simone Rubi, Tim Gough, Topos Graphics, and Travis Stearns.

Whether it’s grass, grease, or ketchup, participants of the show are challenged to incorporate the stain into a custom designed silkscreen, converting “ruin” to “remix.”

In step with a growing social trend, Dirty Laundry assigns value to those items deemed valueless, further broadening our understanding of the ever relevant mantra, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”