Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Electric Vehicle chat with Moshe 05-04-2016

ELECTRON CHATTER

We recorded about a week earlier. I want to thank Moshe for the wonderful chat. I hope this is educational to those that are not familiar with electric cars. We discuss solar power, Tesla's future potential, electric car credits, pods, speeding tickets, and few other topics.

[Youtube] Electric car chat - Part 1


[Youtube] Electric car chat - Part 2

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Meg Myers on Conan 04-26-2016 and Meg in 2012

THAT HAUNTING, THAT SADNESS. THAT HAUNTING SADNESS

Damn the burden of being born sensitive...

Speaking for myself, there's this dark sadness and hopelessness born out of circumstances out of one's control. Wishing things were a certain way vs. what they really are. Knowing things can be better and try to push things in a better direction but the desire and need to make thing better being denied... It's because of people's stubbornness, egos, stupidity, selfishness, or whatever else it may be. You're trying to help but it's not working. You're trying to understand but cannot. It's all out of your hands. There is helplessness and a hopelessness. There a dull pain and ache inside that never goes away. It can't go away unless your dreams are realized. In time, you realize they can't be.

Here's a really good article on Meg Myers back in 2012 and sheds some really deep and personal aspects. It's really good even if you are not a fan of her music.

[Link] Up close and personal with Meg Myers in 2012


And.. Here's Meg on Conan's show 04-26-2016. Congrats to everyone in the band. I suspect 2016 will be bigger than even they realize.

[Youtube] Meg Myers on Conan - 04-26-2016



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Grimes Concert @ LA's Shrine 04-21-2016

FOR ALL AGES

I attended Grimes's sold out concert at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium on 04-21-2016. The capacity of the place is over 6000. My quick count counted around 7000 so that was close.

I was lucky to catch the concert standing at the balcony corner which was pretty close to the stage. Being tall, I was able to see over the people in front of me. But that security guard guarding the VIP area next to the pole and curtain blocked 1/3rd of my left view of the stage as she leaned to look down during the majority of the concert.

RIGHT CLICK AND OPEN IN NEW TAB TO GET THE FULL SIZE PICTURE

What struck me was just how clean the stage was. No wires, no feedback speakers, etc.


Now this really caught me off guard! There was a 5th grader standing in front of me at the concert! It was an all age admitted concert! I spoke to her dad and he told me she was a really Grimes big fan and that she had dragged him there. I saw even a younger child on the balcony to my right when the dad mentioned to me there's even a younger child than his daughter attending.


When I saw the other side had less people, I walked over there. But alas, I was told halfway on that side that it was a VIP area.


Even though the show was sold out, I thought the balcony could still hold 500 more people. Here's a look at the balcony towards the rear. I NOW notice people posing for my shot LOL.


On Youtube, videos of her concert feature a lot of flashing lights and LEDs. I didn't notice so many from my angle. They were probably all pointed forward. Also, I was out of the direction of the assault of the speakers. (I think concerts are too loud). I brought along earplugs to tame the noise of I had to. I put them in 1/4 of the way into my ears since it wasn't that loud. When I walked the middle part of the balcony facing straight forward tot he stage I noticed it was much louder.


Here's more pics:





Friday, April 15, 2016

Coachella 2016 is on now LIVE

Watch the Coachella Music Festival LIVE NOW!!!

PS: The live feed is higher resolution than the videos they put on Youtube afterwards.

[Link] Coachella 2016 LIVE - All 3 channels

[Youtube LIVE] Coachella 2016 Channel 1 LIVE

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Meg Myers: Motel

WHO HASN'T FELT THIS WAY?

I'm coming out of my slumber to post this one.

The emotion, the mood... Have you seen a finer music video than this one? I've already watched it 10x (maybe more).

To me, the beach scene is time fleeting. I wish I could stop time but I can't. It's out of my control. I can only see it pass by.

Here's some insight from the Noisey article:
"Sometimes when I'm on tour in different motels/hotels every night, I start feeling insane and trapped in my mind thinking about life and everything. That's kind of what this video represents to me. I've always thought there's something so deeply sad and beautiful about being a kid and then growing up."

And here's the music video...
[Youtube] Meg Myers - Motel


Oh yeah, and if you get a chance, check out all the wonderful comments left on her Facebook post.

There's only one Meg Myers.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Gracie and Rachel - LA - Hollywood 03-11-2016

The MATTRESS IS FREEEEEEEEEEEEEE

What's better than FREE? Practically nothing. Gracie and Rachel will be playing in Hollywood Los Angeles on 3/11 Friday (tomorrow).

It will be Gracie on the keyboard, Rachel on the violin, and Garrett on the drums. They are all excellent instrument players!

I went to go see them this past Saturday at th Bootleg Theatre and I walked away with a few pics:


Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Gracie and Rachel - West Coat Tour March 2016

DOWN ON THE WEST COAST

Gracie and Rachel are coming to a town near you this week!

Get your pic taken like I did mine in December 2015:


Tour dates:
March 1st - Bunk Bar - Portland, OR
March 2nd - Barboza - Seattle, WA
March 4th - The Chapel - San Francisco, CA
March 5th - Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Grimes : Venus Fly

I'm really into Grimes lately. I'm really into her songs Kill V. Maim, Flesh without Blood, California, and Venus Fly. Here's possibly the best 3rd party video made of a song. I hope you can resist the earworm!

[Youtube] Grimes - Venus Fly

Friday, February 05, 2016

Christopher Titus on tour - 02-04-2016 @ the Irvine Improv

Here I am at the Irvine Improv (or was on the night of 02-04-2016). Saw Christopher Titus aka Chris Titus. He had a funny tv show on about a decade or decade and half ago?

Go see him! He's hilarious. I got my tickets on Goldstar.com. I got a picture with him and picked up his latest comedy special DVD. I have yet to watch it.

He's performing in Irvine all weekend. It looks like he'll be in Ontario CA in April.

The Improvs have a 2 item purchase minimum. I had a tap beer and the ?Manly? Burger. It was good.

It looks like his wife does the opening act and was present at the merchandise desk.



[Link] Chris Titus comedy tour