Monday, May 31, 2010

I've always been an introvert

We went to prom. The Tux and Chucks prom, that is. More people should've dressed up for prom, I think.

DJ Peanut Butter Wolf

Adrian Younge & the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra

Sunday, May 30, 2010

You are my radar detector

Spotted this unbelievably stylish duo at the Grove yesterday and had to take their picture to share with you. Yup. Pretty much awesome and the best dressed I've seen in a long time. I've been feeling so uninspired. Thanks, guys!

Friday, May 21, 2010

You're the whispering kind, dark sapphire blood

Sea Wolf played a show at the Autry Museum last Sunday evening. I couldn't think of a better time or place to see such a lovely band. Griffith Park is amazing. It's as close to nature as you can get in this big city. Getting to the Autry is a little tricky. But driving along Zoo Drive with the city not so visible, it just felt like a whole experience that Sea Wolf perfectly planned out for you. It was pretty chilly that evening. But it wasn't long before we were let into the museum where the show would take place. Patrick Park and his band went on first. They were really good, too. If you like Sea Wolf, you should definitely check him out as well. Then, Sea Wolf played an awesome set. At moments, you're just standing there, listening, watching Alex, taking in the beautiful words he is singing, with all these other wonderful people around you who are enjoying this as much as you. The arrangements of the cello and keyboard add such a special bittersweetness. I highly recommend Sea Wolf, if you aren't a fan already.

Patrick Park

Sea Wolf

Sunday, May 16, 2010

When you're walking downtown, do you wish I was there

The first time I ever went to the Downtown Artwalk was back in September of 2008. And it was only because Bloodcat Love was playing a show at the Regent with works of Jason Lee Parry on exhibition. What a dream. I went another time since then, and then I went last week. My, how it has grown. It gets ridiculously crowded and the presence of food trucks are overwhelming. They turned what was once the main parking lot into a space for food, arts and crafts vendors. Whether the art is amazing or not, it has this undeniable creative energy that inspires you. It goes down the second Thursdays of every month, so check it out some time.

Pop/Lock Gallery - My favorite gallery of the evening. Take a big guess why.

The artist Doug Murphy aka plasticgod as Andy

I love this artist. I instantly recognized these little paintings from Diva and Lola's room as shown on The Selby. So simple, yet so perfectly cute and pop artsy. *Update: Thanks to PT for letting me know these are by Plasticgod.