Tag: music

happy friday [AL+LA]

[caron here] Ukrainian Bells  Carol of the Bells (eng. version), is my absolute favorite carol. originally composed by Mykola Leontovych, this song was inspired by a folk chant known as Shchedryk, translating in English to “bountiful”. i love Pink Martini’s version on their Joy to the World album and have been listening to it all season. turn up the volume and listen here.


mazzy star {LA}

{mazzy star} is back after 15 long years, with their first new release since the mid 90’s. it’s only two tracks, but i am ecstatic!!! i used to listen to the enchanting and slightly haunting, “fade into you” on repeat . . . and let’s be honest from time to time i still do.  mazzy is always on my studio playlist; perfect for those times when i need tune out the rest of the world.  you can check out the new stuff from hope sandoval  + david roback {here}.

metals {LA}

feist releases her newest album {metals} today. making this girl extra happy for a tuesday!  go out and get it or take a sneak peek {here} 

feist had fans tap into their creative side with {paint by number}. fans could download the template and then add their own twist to the cover.  the one shown above was selected for the final cover!

homeward bound {LA}

bags packed, boarding pass printed, a good book and a few fall fashion mags tucked into my over-size purse and i am off. headed back home to beautiful south carolina today for a long overdue visit to see friends & family. and of course i am heading to death valley to watch auburn (my college alma mater) take on clemson (the team i grew up loving). so excited for this short, but action-packed trip!  just for kicks here is my “songs that remind me of carolina playlist”. . .yes super cheesy, i know!

{carolina playlist}

  • “carolina in my mind” by james taylor
  • “i love beach music” by the embers
  • “carolina girls” by general johnson and the chairman
  • “ms grace” by the tymes
  • “moondance” by van morrison
  • “summertimes calling me” by the catalina
  • “my girl” by the temptations
  • “myrtle beach days” by the fantastic shakers
  • “girl wathcher” by the o’kashions

sasaki’s heartbeat {LA}

{images above courtesy of dwell on design}

{sasaki} is a japanese artist who “performed” at this years dwell on design in los angeles.  i included a few photos of his work in my post on tuesday, and many of you were intrigued and wanted to know more. sasaki’s {heartbeat drawing project} is live performance art which helps to raise money for the victims of the tsunami in japan.  sasaki asks volunteers to pay a fee and become “heartbeat donors”, he listens to the volunteers actual heartbeat which is played over loud speakers accompanied by a dj. he then mimics the rhythm and undulation of their heartbeat with an airbrush and red paint. the final creation is vivid and interesting, but it is the story behind his artwork that is truly phenomenal.  he has helped raise thousands of dollars for architecture for humanity’s japan earthquake reconstruction fund, and hopes to continue in his fundraising efforts and his project.

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make music {LA}

{make music pasadena} once a year, the streets of pasadena erupt in sound for an impressive and overwhelming day of FREE music. over 100 musical performances take place on various themed stages and unique venues scattered throughout the city.  artists play on enormous stages that shut down entire streets, in tiny shaded alleyways, in courtyards, in restaurants, and even on rooftops.  the crowd was, no doubt, much larger than last years turnout, as this years show boasted an impressive line-up. artists included ra ra riot, the morning benders, best coast, seasons, zola jesus, the lonely wild, and la sera.

the energy was contagious, the masses of people were overwhelming, and the performers were phenomenal. . . can’t wait for next year! what did you get into this weekend?!?

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