Monday, March 17, 2014

mucha música Monday

Thee Oh Sees: Penetrating Eye

Jaakko Eino Kalevi: No end
Found this because it's under “Weird World Record” I hit play.

Ana Tijoux: Sacar la Voz
Ana is playing here in SF this week, and it is sold-out. When will I learn to get tix more than a few weeks ahead. Story of my life. :/
Here is a goodie from 2012.

Cibo Matto: Emerald Tuesday (Live on KEXP)
Speaking of missing tours, I missed Cibo Matto in Feb. Cool they have a new record out. Last I saw Miho Hatori (1/2 of the band) was in 2007 here in San Francisco, with the now defunct Los Abandoned ♥ at the GAMH. It was los awesome.

This is also a released Cibo Matto video from Dec.2013:

David Lynch: The Big Dream (Moby Reversion Featuring Mindy Jones)
This is slow and gloomy, the perfect dose from David Lynch for a Monday morning. From his channel:
“The Big Dream (Moby Reversion Featuring Mindy Jones) Taken from The Big Dream Remix EP 12" on clear red vinyl. Out 19th April 2014 exclusively for Record Store Day. Limited to just 1000 copies worldwide.” 

La Luz: Morning High (Live on KEXP)
Roaming the internet I found about La Luz band, if Stereolab had kids or nieces and they were raised in California/the west coast and started a band – it would sound like these young women from Seattle. I like it, sounds promising. Stoked for up & coming all-women bands ♥

Stereolab: French Disco
Per the above video, a refresher – one of THE best band in the early 1990s. fcukyeah stereolab:

St. Vincent: Digital Witness
Playing at the Fox in Oakland this Saturday. This video feels like the weekly grind w/o any unexpected boom at the end …

Split Screens: The Sinner
Another local show happening also on Saturday at the Bottom of the Hill, which I just recently learned from the bay Bridged [posted: Split Screens to release new 7-inch, “The Sinner”] Good easy track to listen after a meeting, or something.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

yesterday: sol de wednesday.

just wanted to say hi.
drawing break con los cactus: pretty en firey pink
This meditation mental break oasis / cactus garden was designed in the 1800s.
“…was designed for Jane and Leland Stanford by landscape architect Rudolf Ulrich between 1881 and 1883 –source.

See two sets of recent monthly visits to this magical gem, in an-almost-hidden northern corner on the Stanford University campus, Palo Alto:
All fotos in this cacti set taken with mi mobile phone [LGE Nexus5].

Looking forward to the weekend.
Have a nice one,

Monday, March 3, 2014

mucha música Monday: March

February is a personal eternity but I cherish its deep meaning. I welcome March with music and a sincere smile. Music makes most situations ,and in some instances cubicles, just a bit better, right? 
Have a great start of the month –

Karen O: The Moon Song [KCRW live recording]
Saw this performed this past weekend at the Oscars. Very sweet, can't wait to see the movie “Her.”
Writer/Director Spike Jonze, Singer Karen O and Production Designer KK Barrett performed a special acoustic version of the Oscar-nominated "The Moon Song" for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

And the Giraffe: Sorry
Awhile ago I received a sweet email from Nick (thanks!) introducing his band: Nashville-based And the Giraffe:
We recently strapped a film camera to the front of a bicycle with some spare rigging equipment we found in our friend/director's garage and some duct tape. The whole video cost us about $200 to make and we got to ride around LA and out into the desert for some gorgeous shots at the end. It really offers a unique perspective of being able to see yourself as you ride a bike!” 

Their video is filmed en ELAY. Have not lived there, so I love visiting Los Angeles. Also, would love to one day visit Nashville –

Arctic Monkeys: Do I want to know?
Had heard the song and liked it but had not yet seen the video, very playful. Directed by David Wilson–
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? from David Wilson on Vimeo.

Chulius and The Filarmónicos: Leita
Because us gals wake up with pushup bras everyday. Good light song to not take ourselves too seriously, right :)

Angel Olsen: Hi-Five
Just learned because of her words “I am the only one ” via the LATimes [Angel Olsen learns there's nothing wrong in a little selfishness] and she is playing tonight at the Great American Music Hall.

Guacamole: Recuerdos
Nice! They have a small amount of work online, but sound very promising. and delicious :)
Guacamole live session Xalapa 2013Facebook:

St Vincent and her Rainbow:
“At 12 I stopped playing soccer and picked up the guitar” Adorable. via rookiemag