Friday, February 5, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
Godspeed You! Black Emperor (GYBE) and Arcade Fire were two of his favorite bands.
He said that to The Guardian when asked what kind of music is on his iPod. He also said, “I have a thing about Chinese folk music, OK?” referring to why “Embroidering Pouch” by Peng Liyuan was on the device. - http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2010/jan/24/david-bowie-on-his-ipod
So the question lingers, who is … David Bowie? His own magnificently diverse and evolving creation; a brilliant self-mythologiser who has drawn us into a web being constantly and enticingly re-spun; a canvas upon which countless viewers and listeners have projected their own aspirations and desires; a brilliant cultural medium who both anticipates and interprets the times. “Somebody asked me, who do you see as being comparable to Bowie? I mean the fact is, he’s a one off. It’s not like there’s another one! If you look at his career, there’s no one who’s tracked anything like it, and, at the moment, I can’t really see anyone coming along and occupying that space, just because the nature of performance has utterly changed”, Marsh believes. “There was a quote about William Blake [1757-1827], by someone [writer and critic William Michael Rossetti,1829-1919] that said he was, “… a man not forestalled by predecessors, nor to be classed with contemporaries, nor to be replaced by known or readily surmisable successors”,13 and I thought that was a bit like Bowie, he sort of springs … almost from nowhere”.- Trouble Mag
Friday, December 25, 2015
One of my favorite memories growing up was seeing Swan Lake performed at the San Francisco Ballet as a child. My mother took me exactly one time when I was about 5 or 6 years old. Hearing the first few magical intro notes to "four little swans" always reminds me of Christmas. I was so inspired by the performance, I asked my mom for ballet lessons. I ended up taking lessons at Ballet Russo on Clement Street. Photo provided by google earth- HAHA. I lasted maybe two years being a tiny ballerina. But as everyone knows, as a five year old, I was probably already over the hill. It was one of the first activities I tried and quit so ballet and my Russian ballet teacher will always have a special place in my heart. Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015
saw this sick hat by lessthanlocal.com at lb skate