Fat Tuesday.  

As Whitney goes, her death reminds me of my past vocation: screenwriter.  One of the scripts that never got picked up was called “The Escalator Factory”.  It was a homage to coma films, wherein the narrative took place between two times, the ’20s and the early-aughts.  Our main character, a french girl named “Elodie”, drove the story between her comatose state, existing in the jazz age, and her contemporary state, a vegetable living in a circa 2006 hospital room in Philadelphia.Cross cutting between those two time periods drove the story along, and I still consider it one of the best pieces of writing I’ve ever produced.  

This was the section that included a mash-up of Whitney and the brass-band style of early jazz.  RIP, Whitney:

Elodie approaches the microphone, the bass comes in. She coos softly with the music.

ELODIE (singing)

Ahhh. Yeahhh.

She grabs the microphone forecefully.

ELODIE (CONT’D) (singing)

Woooh!

The horn section begins to play the intro to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston in a jazzy 20’s style, synths replaced by brass, polish replaced by honesty.

***NOTE****- ALL SONGS PERFORMED IN THE ‘20s ARE INTENDED TO BE ARRANGED IN A 20s/Jazz ORIENTATION.

As she begins to sing the melody, the lights come up, casting a glow around Elodie. The crowd watches enraptured. The triplets provide back-up and begin to sashay back and forth to the music behind her.

As the chorus kicks in the crowd begins to dance, twirling and swirling, hands above their heads, feet kicking into the air.

Her voice will remain transcendent, captured forever.  Her death provided me with the champion of this memory, and i’m sure there are millions more she touched.  Artists literally give their lives to capture the feelings that we all experience. Let’s take care of them.

 

nprmusic:

“And as always in parting, we wish you peace, love and soul.”
R.I.P. Don Cornelius.

nprmusic:

“And as always in parting, we wish you peace, love and soul.”

R.I.P. Don Cornelius.

Had a chance to check out the Pacific Standard Time California Design exhibit at LACMA this weekend.  A short but sweet tour through the Golden Era of Design in the Golden State.  Everything from Eames to Saul Bass to Barbie.  It was inspiring stuff and made me think of what the great designers of years past would be working on today.  Probably amazing web and mobile applications with style to spare.
Pictured above are Charles, Ray, Billy Wilder and Audrey Wilder relaxing at the Eames Case Study House in the Pacific Palisades.  The living room of the Case Study house has been recreated for the exhibit, but unfortunately photography of the space wasn’t allowed.  To be a fly on the wall in that room…

Had a chance to check out the Pacific Standard Time California Design exhibit at LACMA this weekend.  A short but sweet tour through the Golden Era of Design in the Golden State.  Everything from Eames to Saul Bass to Barbie.  It was inspiring stuff and made me think of what the great designers of years past would be working on today.  Probably amazing web and mobile applications with style to spare.

Pictured above are Charles, Ray, Billy Wilder and Audrey Wilder relaxing at the Eames Case Study House in the Pacific Palisades.  The living room of the Case Study house has been recreated for the exhibit, but unfortunately photography of the space wasn’t allowed.  To be a fly on the wall in that room…

Darius bringing the old-school style to the interwebz.
acehotel:

Lithuanian-born, Portland-based photographer Darius Kuzmickas took this shot at Ace Hotel Portland using pinhole photography. See his show, up for only a couple more days, at the Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Downtown Portland.

Darius bringing the old-school style to the interwebz.

acehotel:

Lithuanian-born, Portland-based photographer Darius Kuzmickas took this shot at Ace Hotel Portland using pinhole photography. See his show, up for only a couple more days, at the Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Downtown Portland.

Gary Gibson has been a fixture of the LA vintage scene for over twenty years.  A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to demo the product for Gary and his team, which couldn’t have gone better.  We’re looking forward to featuring them during beta and launch, in the coming months. Thanks to Gary and his gang.

Gary Gibson has been a fixture of the LA vintage scene for over twenty years.  A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to demo the product for Gary and his team, which couldn’t have gone better.  We’re looking forward to featuring them during beta and launch, in the coming months. Thanks to Gary and his gang.

Inheritance

Met with Mike Andrews at Inheritance yesterday. Mike’s a great guy with a great little shop on Beverly whose been supportive of Cameo since day one.  He provided us with about twenty pieces of content, which will be available on Cameo’s app for purchase once the app’s deployed.  If you’re in the area I highly suggest you stop by his place, not only does he have great finds, he knows everything about each item in the shop. 

A great experience.

laughingsquid:

Updated Lineup For 2012 Coachella
I was thumbing through old photos today and came across this gem.  As I walked out of SeaTac, it appeared my chariot awaited. Alas, it was not for me.  The license plate is all-icing.

I was thumbing through old photos today and came across this gem.  As I walked out of SeaTac, it appeared my chariot awaited. Alas, it was not for me.  The license plate is all-icing.

The cross-stitching just got me.  Begs to be sat upon with a warm drink and a hardback across from a well-stoked fire.

The cross-stitching just got me.  Begs to be sat upon with a warm drink and a hardback across from a well-stoked fire.