Always been a fan of Spike Jonze Photography, Music Video's and Movies. Just saw the trailer for Where the Wild Things Are. From the trailer everything about this movie's look and feel seems really cool. The creature design alone looks awesome. Can't wait to check this one out!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Just recently picked up a Canon G10 Point & Shoot, and I gotta say its not only really great as a point & shoot,but its just a really great all around camera. Recently just wanted something I could put in my pocket and carry around all the time. Was tired of taking my SLR wherever I went. Did a little research and was totally sold on the G10. Mainly because it shoots RAW, is 14 megapixel and you can shoot in manual mode. I was kinda boggling my brain between the Lumix LX3, but when it came down to it the G10 seemed to fit my style a bit more. Don't get me wrong the LX3 is a great camera with its Leica and 24mm 2.0 lens. I just felt I needed something a little sturdier and didn't quite need the lens width and speed. Also canon has a cool feature on one of its settings that let you preview your shots to compose a panaramic or larger stitched photo. It doesn't actually do the stitching of images but lets you have a good ball park guess as to compose several images to make a larger one. I've been having a lot of fun with this setting because it has a lot of potential for creating some neat shots. Here are a few sample shots I've taken, its nice to use as kind of a sketch book camera. Always carrying around a camera is a habit I've always had, its nice to just have something a bit smaller that you don't have to worry about drawing attention to yourself with.
Who's House? Uh Danzig's house. Was just in the Neighborhood and had to snap a pic of the Evil Elvis's pad.
Anthem Mag publisher and fellow Photog. Dustin Beatty.
Baby Bella with rad Kumquat hat, I love this hat cuz it makes her look like a baby Sherpa.
My favorite record store of all time Vinyl Solution, in Huntington Beach. The dude in the background is Jeff "Tornado Head" Davis. Jeff knows a shitload about Punk Rock and Music in general. If you want that old school feel of going into a record store seeing loads of 12"Lp's and getting your fingers a little dirty then you gotta love this store. I can remember many a day spent here, listening to records with Jeff, Drack, Mike, & Tom. Probably spent a whole paycheck a few times back then. My fondest memory has to be the band Rock*A*Teens showing up and doing an instore for like 5 people, myself included. So Cool!
Giant Robot office and headquarters. Emelio, Martin & Julienne working on getting the next GR issue to press asap!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Just gotta give props to my favorite LA bands and No Age bros. for some good times out at SXSW!
Abe Vigoda were awesome with new drummer Dane. Look forward to hearing new recordings with him.
Best female rock band out there right now, Mika Miko keep it punk at the Smell showcase.
Protect Me dudes Luis & Jordan hangin after their set. These kids were really cool and look forward to hearing more of them in the future.
Wheatsville bros. and finders of great healthy eating on the road, NO AGE!
This was No Age's last show on the last night at Ms. Bee's. The crowd was super big and super into it. Lots of cameras and lots of sweat.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Okay, I'm finally getting up blog about the bands at SXSW. Was so busy trying to see everything I wanted to see and a little shoot I did for NYLON, I neglected the blog. Well here it is 3 weeks later, like I said I blag not blog! Was also sick for like 2 weeks when I got home, so that kinda sucked too. The drive back home was one long ass lonely drive. 1 day to Las Cruces, 1 day back to Cali. Was psyched to be back home with my girls and to sleep in the comfort of my own bed and not another motel 6. Anyway, here are some highlights.
Saw my buds from way back in the day Yoshi and Marjan, they play in a band called Still Flyin, Their from SF and have a nice indie pop meets Reggae, Dub kinda sound.
Red Red Meat has been a band thats been playin and makin records for a long time now. I've never really checked em out, but really enjoyed their set at the Sub Pop Showcase, gonna have to go out and get a few of their records now.
Hisham Baroocha and his one man band called Soft Circle is super good. Hisham used to play in Lightning Bolt and Black Dice. He's a rad dude and makes really neat music. He was playin the PPM labels showcase, which is Dean from No Age's label.
Wavves was raddd. Playin some backyard bar show on the outskirts of the SXSW. This show was a nice break from all the downtown Austin fair of SXSW. More of a punk bar scene in the seady side of town. Wavves was kinda one of the buzz bands at SXSW, they're really good live and despite all the hype that kid Nathan writes really cool songs.
I was really looking forward to seeing Obits play, and I ended up seeing them twice. At the Sub Pop showcase and the last evening at the Vice Party. I've been a fan of Rick Froberg's Bands for a long time now and I have to say I enjoyed Obits a lot. For those who don't know Ricks history here's a brief 101 of his past bands. Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and now Obits. Rick is also a super rad artist who seems to go under the radar when it comes to the so called art scenes out there. If I had the luxury of collecting art, I'd be buying up a shitload of his stuff. Anyway, I had a great time and it was cool hangin with Rick and the rest of his band at the Vice show despite the crazy party hard atmosphere.