Gangi on dublab's live stream today - 5PM Pacific, 8PM Eastern.
November so far? Good music, good art, mostly good people - a lot of bad parties.
PAPERMAG PARTY: 24 Bands in 24 Hours at the 24 Hour Department Store.
Good music, bad party.
I made Charlie Rose (right, co-founder of LA Record) Swedish meatballs and brought them to the party. If you're interested in a great recipe for meatball sauce, drop me a message. I also just came up with a great chicken marinade that uses almost the same ingredients - all of which you probably already have in your fridge. I'm thinking of compiling and publishing an online collection of "Recession Recipes".
At the LA Record booth I picked up two great items: A vinyl compilation of California Soul Music Ubiquity Recordings, and an absolutely stunningly beautiful zine called Chillo by artist Mel Kadel.
Low End Theory
Great party every week downtown featuring some of the best DJs nationally.
Gangi plays December 3rd.
Flaunt Your Spirit Animal Party by Flaunt Magazine
Would have been good music - broken up by helicopters 15 seconds into Rainbow Arabia's set.
So, I'm not going to go into all of the ins and outs of my incredible raccoon encounter that occurred after the "party", but I have to at least make brief mention of my experience.
I was of course dressed as a raccoon for the evening and while walking on a dark and quiet street to our car, Lyle and I came across two of the BIGGEST RACCOONS I have ever seen. Instead of running away, they stared at us calmly frozen for minutes. I tried to snap a picture but my flash wasn't working right:
And there's more to this story that makes it all the more strange, but I think that information should stay among the raccoons, Lyle and myself.
Sunday, the 23rd, Gangi and Hecuba play at the record release party for Perfect As Cats: A Tribute to the Cure (available now) at the Echo.
My plane tickets are booked. I will be in DC From December 22 - 28.
Melt! By Flying Lotus:
I've been bouncing between coasts a lot lately, but I think I am finally getting settled.
Word spreads fast in this town
On this debut album, vocals, guitar and Native American flute are featured, laying the platform for the rich tone that Sioux creates. It is the lyrics that make this album among the most transcending. Her poetic narratives vividly describe natural elements existing and transforming, deeply internal corporeal phenomena occurring and thrilling and vital events taking place in a romantically staged early American hunter-gatherer civilization. The scenes that Sioux describes are both fantastical and antiquated, tied to our contemporary experience only by her use of innovative meditations:
"Living Sculpture" by J.J. McCracken is a series of performances that showcase the beauty of clay's transformative qualities joined with the dramatic presence of staged figures. Several vignettes composed by McCracken will incorporate figures and props covered in soft tan-colored clay and will allude to concepts of time, transformation and corporeality. The vignettes will be arranged throughout the gallery over a three-week period, and can be simultaneously interpreted as paintings, sculptures, installation and performance.
Come see me before I go!
Again, I made it to far less than expected last weekend due to the mobility situation here. I took a couple pictures from the Vice Photo Exhibition but Fette (behind The Flog) documented the scene (and I mean Scene) far better than I.