Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hair Metal



Not like Poison, Def Lep and Mötley Crüe, more like Arc Objects, Sylvain le Hen and CA Makes, (though not technically mutually exclusive).

Monday, September 25, 2017

Mini Mix: Gold Hearts

Charles Bradley Heart Of Gold Neil Young
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I was so sad to hear Charles Bradley passed away this weekend. His music and voice were so powerful and unique. I loved his cover of Ozzy's Changes and in fact had been thinking of doing that as a mini mix, but just last week I heard Bradley's cover of Heart of Gold on KEXP.  This song makes perfect sense in both styles.

Friday, March 10, 2017

People Have The Power


If we keep writing it. Keep saying it. Keep singing it. Keep feeling it. Keep doing it, then it’s true.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

New York Fashion Week Favorites: Fall 2017


Sies Marjan — The colors on this show were amazing. Varied and subtle yet totally saturated and vibrant, from sea foam and mint to khaki and peach to shocking pink, dusty rose and coffee brown. The silhouettes too had this beguiling mix of ease and shapelessness that was

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Crystallize Your Ideas


Crystallized book Alexis Arnold

Have you ever loved a book so much you wanted to freeze time so it wouldn't end? I was feeling that way about Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. When I finished it I looked it up, as you do these days I guess, on Instagram. I was rewarded with these beautiful, warped, crystal-covered tomes by SF-based artist Alexis Arnold. She's invented the perfect way to stay in your favorite book forever. No kindles.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Women's March

Women's March
Gauzy yet powerful images by @clairelindsay of the 750k-strong LA women's march 💪🏽



Two weeks ago, along with hundreds of thousands of other women (and men), I traveled to D.C. to be at the Women's March on Washington. It was an overwhelming experience that's hard to encapsulate, but here are a few thoughts.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday Mini Mix: More Baltimore




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I've never been to Baltimore, but these two songs give me lots of feelings about it. The dichotomies of city life versus country life. Trying to make it in the city. Plus, The Wire. Plus the way that Baltimoreans seem to pronounce the name of their city with the 't' somewhere between a 't' and a 'd' in a way you can't really achieve unless you're from there. Plus, John Waters.

Streets of Baltimore was written by Tompall Glaser and prolific Nashville songwriter Harlan Howard (whom I'm reading a lot about in this Waylon Jennings autobiography) and has been covered a lot. I haven't heard every version, but I'm still pretty sure GP's is my favorite all the same.