Tuesday, October 28, 2014

That depends on what they're for

Who woulda thunk it?  That I'd get to see Gerard Way at the Troubadour.  One of my favorite artists, and one of my favorite venues.  To think that it's already been ten years since I fell in love with MCR.  And got through some tough times listening to their first album.  Fast forward through several amazing MCR shows and memories, and you get 2014, where MCR is no more, but Gerard Way is back with a solo album.  A solid solo album that any Gerard fan is bound to love.  I immediately loved the songs when I first heard them.  "Millions" is my favorite song right now.  "Drugstore Perfume" and "Action Cat" are also so good.  And when I saw them live, he had a great band he calls The Hormones.  And it was the best sounds to hear: Gerard's singing, and loud electric guitars, with plenty of distortion pedals, reminding me of all the things I love.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Now we're being watched by google

Kasabian at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA

October 8, 2014

I didn't get there early but I was lucky enough to barely make it to the pit at the Wiltern.  I was happy about that.  I was also very tired as these last few months have been a little more than hectic.  But it felt nice to see Kasabian again.  Bo Ningen was also perfectly super avant garde and cool.  Another level of cool.  Kasabian sounded good.  My best memory of them still is two years ago at Coachella where I magically made it to the front center without being crushed.  And their set time was in the evening so there were cool breezes to save us from the scorching heat of earlier.  Oh, and I think Serge might be my spirit animal.

Supporting band: Bo Ningen



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

When you hear the words, the words you long to hear, open up

Went to see Temples at the Glasshouse in Pomona.  Temples is a band that I've really come to like a lot.  I think I first heard Shelter Song on MBE.  I missed their set at Coachella because of a conflict of schedules.  My crew went to see them instead.  And I wasn't lucky enough to see them at the Roxy during the Local Chella shows.  Which is all fine because the stars finally aligned at the Glasshouse, a really cool venue.  And it was a great show.  I got there just in time for Wampire.  Enjoyed their set.  Temples were really good as well.  I've been listening to their album and it's a solid album I'd say.  It felt great to be out.  I really feel like myself the most when I'm at a show watching good bands.

On an unrelated note, I know I haven't been posting as much lately.  A lot of changes happened over the past year and a half.  I think changes probably started happening a little before that.  Anyways, everything's just so different now.  I don't post as much but I will try to share any cool gigs I go to or any new projects I work on.  Thanks for reading my blog. 



Monday, June 02, 2014

Shiny Magazines

So sad that World Book and News in Hollywood is closing!  This was my go-to newsstand for NME, Lula, Jalouse, i-D (I really prefer foreign magazines over the US ones).  After Borders closed, this was the only convenient place I was able to find NME Magazine.  And Diz was such a sweet lady with mad style!  Her accessories and nails were so creative and cool, and she was so pleasant.  She recognized me every time I stopped by!  And that was also a landmark in Hollywood.  It surely will be missed.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Who needs you

If you've been following my tumblr, you probably know by now how much I'm a fan of The Orwells.  And how inspired I was by their performance on The Late Show with David Letterman.  Well, I've re-watched that video so many times.  It's kinda hard to explain but they have that special something that I look for in a band.  It makes me happy.  It makes me feel alive.  I've been wanting to make this but couldn't get myself to sit down and just do it.  Then I had a really bad day, so the next day I totally channeled that energy into making this.  Took me a while and I intentionally made it super short.  Well, I hope you like it.  Here are some original "stills" and watch the video at the bottom of this post.  Oh, and FYI, I created a totally separate tumblr focusing just on my play doh artworks.  It's called heyho-letsdoh.tumblr.com and @heyho_letsdoh on instagram.  Please follow if you like that kind of stuff.  Thanks!

See past post and pics of The Orwells at the Troubadour

Friday, May 09, 2014

Red vendetta in my narrow bones

Few pics from the Jimmy Kimmel Live show with Franz Ferdinand April 30, 2014.  They sang Evil Eye, Stand on the Horizon, Take Me Out, Ulysses, and Goodbye Lovers and Friends.  Franz Ferdinand is definitely one of my all time favorite bands.  I love every song on every album.  The only band I would drive all the way to Pioneertown and back to LA in one night for.  Hope they come back soon.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

If you wanna find love then you know where the city is

Coachella 2014 Weekend 2 - Day 3

Sunday, Day 3, was the hottest of the three days.  It was almost 97 degrees, not sure what that translates to in "feels like" if you're standing in front of the outdoor stage at like 4pm.  I really wanted to see The 1975 because I missed their LA show.  As I stood in the sun, I kept thinking to myself, why did I miss the LA show, then I wouldn't be standing in this heat.  But I did.  I totally endured the heat for their entire set because I liked them enough.  Thank goodness I had water and they sprayed the front row from time to time.  I took mostly selfies on Day 3 and stood in line for merch.  Also completely fell apart by evening.  I was beyond exhausted.