Archive for October, 2010
You’ll never guess what the Great Pumpkin dropped by my place last night after our SEEDs class. Okay, you will.
Meet Jax, he’s Shugar’s half-brother and he’ll be visiting for a few days. He’s amazingly good-natured, playful, and loves to be cuddled. After initial wariness he warmed right up.
The downside is that Shugar has to stay with the sitters while he’s here. Trick & Treat.
Updated: Shugar and Jax LOVE one another!! They play, giggle, and sleep embraced. OMG! Too too wonderful. If i can capture them still [ ], I’ll grab snapshots…
Clicking the image will take you offsite to view, coz I couldn’t get it to embed. It’s worth it.
:: UOL Mais
A wet windy storm settled into our region today, adding gusty winds up to 50mph. Didn’t mar much the high spirits of the Huffaker Elementary School’s annual Harvest Festival.
“The Runaway” is the latest visual candy to come from UNKLE, the electronic music group set up by deejay, remixer and Mo’ Wax record label boss James Lavelle in 1998. Directed by Lavelle’s longtime associates Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, the film is an extension of the moody artwork the photographic duo created for the group’s recent album Where Did the Night Fall, and the sensuous promo (starring Liberty Ross covered in silver body paint) they shot for lead single “Follow Me Down.”
Directors: Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones
D.O.P: Dan Landin
Produced by: Mikey Lavelle and Lindsey Thurlow
Choreography: Russell Maliphant
Costume design: Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby
Editor: William Judge
Model: Shannon Tillery @ Union Models with thanks to Rachel
Make-up: Alex Box @ D&V
Hair: Raphael Salley @ Streeters
YeHAW!!! Rachel Brice, Mardi Love AND Zoe Jakes in RENO!
Le Serpent Rouge is on a West Coast tour in the month of November and it looks like they’ll be making a stop here in Reno for a performance, Sunday, November 14th at The Great Escape en route to sold out performance & workshops in San Diego. Mark your calendars, git yer tickets, there’s a very good possibility that Asha might open for them!
Last Spring, on a road trip to visit Myra in Santa Fe, I was jaw-droppingly surprised to see for the first time the colossal construction of a bridge hovering high over Hoover Dam and spanning the Colorado River. It is immense, and breathtaking but my feeble attempt to capture its scale just couldn’t be managed from a moving vehicle… I’ve heard the radio announcements this week talking up its ceremonial opening scheduled for next week. I cannot imagine what the experience for the first travelers to cross it will be like, thrilling no doubt.
Fortunately, Jamey Stillings has done an amazing documentation and created a site to display his work. Go check out The Bridge at Hoover Dam
Love her vocals, love her power!
Marian Martin (vocals), Daniel Happy (solo guitar and vocals), Ruben Lorente (flamenco guitar), Carlos Felices (Bass guitar), Sergio Martin (drums), Carlos Simon (Percussion), Lluís Pi (Percussion and effects) and Albert Castan (Sound Technician)
:: D’Callaos Official website
This is a promo video of Portugese company Quorum Ballet directed by Daniel Cardoso. I’m intrigued by his unique choreographic skills, but the promo was the only piece I could embed. Check out their website, and some of their longer pieces on YouTube.
Really enjoyed burrowing through their pages. Another instance where I wished I could be transported to view one of their performances…
I can’t begin to express what an honor and privilege it was to host and showcase Myra Krien a few weekends ago! What an amazing wealth of gifts on so many levels that I think it took my breath away. Her talents abound, and we were lucky enough to partake and have her with us for two and a half days.
Each one of us in our troupe got a wee bit of one-on-one – a precious gift from a truly remarkable artist.
Thank you Myra!!
:: Pomegranate Studios, Santa Fe, NM
A beautiful young soul by the name of Brittany has declared that October 20th, 2010 as Spirit Day in remembrance of the eight youth who took their own lives because of bigotry and homophobia that made their pain unrelenting. Tragic, and avoidable.
What’s remarkable is that despite her own personal stuggles, she appears to be casting her light outwards to shine light and hope for others in her community. Big grateful love hugs to you Brittany! I promise to wear purple on the 20th to honor your spirit, to remember those we have lost, and to pledge continued diligence in offering hope for those who are still struggling.
“It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will purple in memory of the recent gay suicides. Many of them suffered from homophobic abuse in their schools or in their homes. We want to take a stand to say that we will not tolerate this. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th to remember all the lives of LGBTQ youth that have been lost due to homophobia. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.”
UPDATED: At Brittany’s request I have amended this post with a new announcement image and have omitted the names of the young men who died by suicide, as she was concerned about not having obtained proper permissions by the boys’ families.
Tribute is offered here.