Oct 29, 2010

These felt really good to make

Outtakes. One of the few times where the designs that I created were directly connected to the process inside my body. Like I could actually feel the visual as I was creating it. I'm going to keep going.

Total Trip: 3 Chapters



I went to Lake Tahoe with my mom recently and it felt like summer vacation. But it is Autumn and I'm not in school. I think I miss school. Sort of. More that I miss working in groups. Saw California in new autumn light. Started with spotting Thomas Keller at the French Laundry garden, then moved to old fam friends in cabins, then ended with a hike that involved spawning salmon and baby bears. Yes! Upon returning back to Oakland, I went to the beach with Vanessa and her dog. The beach is different now. The sand isn't as warm but the vast expressions of the big blue gets deeper with each breath. I wish I was floating in water more.

Oct 27, 2010

Sounds and feelings. Part 2

The sound came out as one big blurry orb of light.
No big deal.

Together. BSS and The Sea and Cake. LA. 10/19/2010.
I saw bros Broken Social Scene play last week. I took two pictures. The first one was what it sounded like. The second is how it looked. A big ball of radiant light? It's pretty much how I feel every time I hang with these dudes. Making the most. Toasting to life. I couldn't believe I was watching The Sea and Cake (who is opening on this tour) at this point in my life. The tones were womb-like and precise. I was INTO it. I am so glad BSS's music is finding it's way to me more now than 5 years ago, when most others were privy. How could 2 performances in 1 month both have church like qualities for me? This time, more in the form of light and celebration. I don't go to church, but if I did, could they please make sure to book bands that sound like this? Thanks.

Sounds and feelings. Part 1

I do believe this guy is one of the best performers I've ever seen. Jamie Lidell, ladies and gentlemen.
I went twice. That almost never happens. He took us to church. Rubies had the pleasure of opening for him for a couple shows in Germany. I still remember the feeling. Zeus, that opened this time, are this incredible band from Toronto. Felt like I was 17 and seeing The Kinks in the 60s. Listen to 'I know' in the dark.