Song Poems

A friend just tuned me into Song Poems. I’d like to have a poem set to music and sung for me someday. There’s a documentary called Off The Charts: The Song-Poem Story that I must find and watch.  Here’s a song poem by the “mozart” of song poems for your Friday…

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Jim Jarmusch – Only Lovers Left Alive

A vampire film of substance and swagger infused with elements of past Jarmusch genius. I like his take on being a vampire in the 21st century.

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Cutie and The Boxer

I just watched this special documentary about the Japanese artist couple Ishio and Noriko Shinohara’s 40 year long marriage, their New York living, and the sacrifices made to make art. I fell in love with them almost instantly.

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L.A. Art Book Fair

On a last moment whirlwind trip to L.A. for my new gig, I saw the city in a new light (with sunglasses on of course). The L.A. Art Book Fair  organized by Printed Matter was quite a trip in itself. I got to soak it all in.  Cool people making cool stuff.

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The Thing Quarterly booth introducing our new John Baldessari issue!
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Here’s a brief history on Baldessari narrated by Tom Waits.

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Dominant Legs On Repeat

After a quick stint to Los Angeles to go to the L.A. Art Book Fair and see a dear friend, I can’t stop listening to this…

Somehow it reflects my weekend emotions music wise completely.

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New Mexico Adventures – Petroglyphs

I’ve returned from another enchanting trip to the Land of Enchantment. As soon as we stepped off of the plane we went straight to the Petroglyph National Monument to check out some early volcanic rock art. Just another typical day.

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The World of Arnold Lobel

The (wonderful) World of Arnold Lobel is on display at The Contemporary Jewish Museum now through March 23rd.  I grew up on his books, illustrations, his adventures portrayed by anthropomorphic characters, his world at the end of his pencil. Seeing his original drawings and peeking into his writing process was a much needed dose of inspiration. While I’ve always enjoyed the adventures of best friends Frog and Toad, my new favorite is The Ice Cream Cone Coot and Other Rare Birds featuring  part bird- part thing creatures such as the Gramophone Gullfinch.

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TOGETHER

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Matisse From SFMOMA at the Legion of Honor

Every first Tuesday of the month is free museum day in San Francisco. SFMOMA has various pop-up style exhibits around town during their reconstruction, one being a small gathering of works by Matisse at the Legion of Honor. It’s a small room featuring still-lifes, sculptures, and portraitures. Standing in front of his vibrant work always brings me to life. If you’re planning a trip to see the Anders Zorn exhibit at the Legion of Honor, don’t forget to see this tiny glimpse of Matisse in the room before the entrance. These were my two favorite lady portraits.

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The Girl with the Green Eyes
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Young Woman In Pink

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I Need You Bad- SF Garage Rock Compilation

I Need You Bad – a compilation of the Bay Area and beyond garage rock scene comes out tomorrow on Polyvinyl. It features some of my favorite local bands playing sweet tunes and is curated by the one and only Sonny Smith (of Sonny and the Sunsets). Can’t wait to see it performed live at the Chapel! You can listen to the album in it’s entirety here.

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Album art by Shannon and The Clams!

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Moonface at the Swedish American Hall

Sometimes person and place come together to transform that moment. This happened when hearing Spencer Krug play the piano at the Swedish American Hall. It’s beautiful Swedish doors aren’t open very often. As expected, my much anticipated Moonface show left me elated. Can’t stop listening to Julia with the Blue Jeans On. The Bay Bridged gave a sweet review here.

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MOONFACE-JULIA

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