On Neurosociety and Meeting Idols

The other week we got to see David Byrne(!!) and collaborator Mala Gaonkar talk about their new project Neurosociety. The discussion took place in a 100-person lecture hall at Stanford, and started off with David giving a short presentation about the exhibition. (Side note: I’m inexplicably delighted by the fact that I got to sit 20 feet away from David Byrne as he stoodContinue reading “On Neurosociety and Meeting Idols”

If you’re wondering where I’ll be in April…

…I’ll be right here, in this lovely city, at these awesome events: April 3. San Francisco Civic Symphony Spring Concert. Featuring an arrangement by dear friend Yvette Holzwarth, who is coincidentally performing her MFA Grad Recital at CalArts this weekend! April 7. Therianthrope @ Red Poppy Art House. Tabla aficionado Miles Shrewsbery is another old friend from the UCLA days. These guysContinue reading “If you’re wondering where I’ll be in April…”

March sampler

Happy Spring! Here are a bunch of pictures of David Byrne riding bicycles: Swagggg. Also, an update on Contemporary Color: the documentary film is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival next month! I hope it eventually makes it out to the masses…I’d love to watch more DB geeking out over colorguard. A few other things: Check out Human Ottoman.Continue reading “March sampler”

Concert films everyone must see #1: Stop Making Sense

If you have not yet seen Stop Making Sense…….I am so jealous of you. I wish I could erase it from my mind just so I could watch it for the first time again, and again, and again. In its simplest form, it is a concert film. But beyond that, it’s art, and choreography, and cinematography,Continue reading “Concert films everyone must see #1: Stop Making Sense”

Happy Byrneday

In celebration, 5 of David Byrne’s Weirdest/Best Moments: 1. Interviewing himself. In case you ever wanted to see DB in drag. Or blackface. (Also features the Big Suit.) 2. “Once in a Lifetime” music video. Classic. 3. Space Ghost Coast to Coast interview. Long hair don’t care! This clip just gets funnier and funnier each time I watch it. “NOT AContinue reading “Happy Byrneday”

A list of delightful things, lately

1. The discovery of Cher’s twitter account. You guys, how did I not know that tweets like this have been happening since 2010? These days, she and Ringo Starr combined probably use more emojis than the collective rest of the internet. Fair warning: Cher is also prone to explosive caps lock and the occasional angry political tweet.Continue reading “A list of delightful things, lately”

An unexpected collision of interests

Ok, clearly I am not interested in publishing blog posts in sensible intervals. Sorry for the rather spastic blogging recently, but certain things are really exciting me right now and I can’t keep it in. Namely, a collaboration between my most recent musical hero David Byrne, and an activity I love dearly: WGI. More information here, complete withContinue reading “An unexpected collision of interests”

who is it / what is it

{Just dropping in to say that my posts in the next few weeks might be limited, due to that aforementioned trip to AMSTERDAM!} Lately, things have been busy and I’ve been filling up the remaining spare moments vigorously digesting the Talking Heads discography. I’m kind of embarrassed to say that my prior knowledge of this band wasContinue reading “who is it / what is it”