I was stuck in rush hour traffic on the 110 South last Friday when I got the chance to hear a segment of Morning Edition that made my day. This is why I’m a member of KPCC. There is nothing like radio. So, the Songwriters Hall of Fame is preparing to induct Johnny Mandel. I… Continue reading Crow in E-Flat
“This Too Shall Pass” from OK GO!
it’s an oldie, from 2008 but I just discovered it, so it’s new in my book! It’s the song “Je veux tout” [I want it all] by Ariane Moffatt, a Montreal artist. The lyrics are so awesome, but please don’t google translate them..they sound flat and awful in English. I’ll paraphrase the song below, so… Continue reading Ariane Moffatt
Hilarious interview with DJ Lady Bunny in NYC: Spice Girls are in demand! I freaking love 90’s music: “A DJ with an empty dance floor is a DJ with an empty bank account!”
Some things just hit me in the face at full speed. I encounter them at face value, and no matter how foreign they are to me, I assimilate them instantly. It was like that with Shantaram. With the first word of the first sentence, I knew. when I finished the first page, I closed my… Continue reading Paper planes
Something that’s been capturing my interest this past week is the LA Philharmonic conductor succession. First of all, their names are SO cool. Esa-Pekka Salonen is the current (Finnish-born) conductor, to be replaced by Gustavo Dudamel in two years. Dudamel is 26 (most LA Philharmonic conductors have been in their mid-twenties) and is an international… Continue reading Essa Peka and Dudamel
Best concert I’ve ever been too. Their music is sheer adrenaline to dance to, I think I danced the entire time…amazing. look them up!!! Their new album is out Tuesday in the US, they’re Melbourne-based. (and their logo is called Pablo)