“How Are You Doing?” is the Living Sisters song I want to hear twice. Living Sisters can make me feel like my last name is von Trapp and I’m tumbling playfully down a green hill wearing a dress made from window curtains. Eleni Mandell, Becky Stark, and Inara George take turns playing Maria, my badass [...]
March 2nd, 2011 · No Comments
February 23rd, 2010 · 6 Comments
It’s best when someone like Mia Doi Todd is in love, as it fuels the nurturing instinct, and she pours her sweet stuff into songs of earth, morning bed touches, and world peace—her voice round as sunshine in a window turning from dark to light or light to dark—it’s sitting in the window staring at birds or the mailbox, very peaceful-like.
December 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment
The Flux Screening Series at the Hammer Museum is finishing up the year in a magical way: with the world premiere of Mia Doi Todd’s new video “Open Your Heart,” directed by acclaimed filmmaker Michel Gondry AND a live performance by Mia and Michel. Short films and music videos include: Mia Doi Todd “Open Your [...]
July 17th, 2009 · No Comments
Collie Ryan blows the mind—in the ‘70s, she made it to Big Bend from San Francisco. She sought the middle of nowhere and found it—one of the hottest spots in the U.S. Here, she pursued trippy philosophies: “Does it really take time to be free of your mind?” She stopped time to figure it out, zooming in on a cityless reality where she grew wise, painting and talking to indians… Now she reemerges silver-haired with a busted guitar to rattle the cage.
April 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment
VIA: FISHBOWL L.A. We dunno if L.A. Record has a party every time they release a new issue, but given that they’re one of the few publications out there that is managing to grow, we wouldn’t blame them if they did. The celebratory event on Monday night at the Cha Cha Lounge not only had [...]
October 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments
Christine Hale (a.k.a. Love, Christine!) is one of our favorite artists and the illustrator who does our review comics and also draws quite a few of our bands, too. Today she sent us this picture and this note: This is a picture of me that Michel Gondry drew today. I met him at a book [...]