Yesterday's summer sun took many lives with it as it set yesterday...also on an new journey, SKY SAXON founder of The Seeds - a proto punk psych band with a 1966 / 67 burst on the scene from LA - this one's one of my faves.
Where were you when Michael passed away?
I was headed to the New Museum for a performance by LEWIS FOREVER
The performance was a surprise treat by this vibrant family of 4 (not 5) who create and involve. Their interactive presentation forced a tour out of their shell, required crafting, spiritual foundation, imagination, dance, poetry, even infused vodka.
With a nice evening on my hands following the show I wandered around the Village making my way back to Brooklyn. The loss was more palpable now, with a tribute soundtrack from different radio stations in cars and stores playing Jackson's music all night. Even construction workers were bumping it on the street. Word spread SO fast in this digital age but it mostly seemed word of mouth as one walked along and overheard - people asking and calling out..." They took my Michael...They took my Michael...What am I going to do!!!!!!"
Say what you will about this magnetic icon lightning rod, he was talented and cared about people around the world. I remember having both the Michael pins and the Prince pins when I was a kid and of course staying up to see the moonwalk on the Grammy's.
The CL laughs keep rolling in.
I'm mostly just really impressed with the moments of life one is exposed to while looking at these faceless ads.
This year CL is forecast to pull in 100 million, btw.
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Need to kill time in LA?
Go see a movie, Duh!?
I popped into The Montalban and caught a skate film by Jason Hernandez; DEBACLE. The 25 min. piece was great and loaded with the director's choice of Bad Brains music. I was never a skater and never pretend to be (at my age) but I was straight up clapping along with the young heads in the place. The Q&A was great, complete with the full underwriting of the new way of doing film biz (good Producers, short format, rabid audience, HD, buck the trends, f*ck the rest) and Hernandez opened up his FCP edit to show the next wave what was what.
NOTE TO MARKETING DIRECTORS: taking over a film theater as NIKE has is a great way to run top flight media with your company at the helms.