Tuesday, October 29, 2019

At the #ObamaSummit Michelle Obama discusses what her parents taught her about empathy

Monday, October 28, 2019

#GettyFire Context - How architects made California’s Getty Museum fireproof

Friday, October 25, 2019

Barack Obama invokes the Parable of the Sower to start his eulogy of Rep. Elijah Cummings

Behind the scenes at Bruce Springsteen's New Jersey recording studio

Bruce Springsteen on his relationship with his father, parenting and Trump

Bruce Springsteen: President Trump “doesn’t have a grasp” on what it mea...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Jason Isbell and the 400 UNIT “Because the Night” encore @ RYMAN 10/22/19

Nice to wake up to this awesome version of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith's "Because the Night" on my birthday!!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Only in Lebanon would a song like “Baby Shark" become the anthem of a revolution

From the New York Times:

Only in Lebanon would a song like “Baby Shark" become the anthem of a revolution. But the catchy tune has now become symbolic of how the Lebanese, when united, lead demonstrations, writes
More at: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/22/opinion/baby-shark-and-the-sounds-of-protest-in-lebanon.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=cur

Final Star Wars #TheRiseofSkywalker trailer

Final Star Wars #TheRiseofSkywalker trailer 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Brittany Howard's Tiny Desk concert

Alabama Shake's Brittany Howard's gritty storytelling is in full force in her Tiny Desk concert.

SET LIST "Stay High" "Georgia" "Baby" "Goat Head"
MUSICIANS Brittany Howard: vocals, guitar; Nate Smith: drums; Alex Chakour: guitar; Brad Allen Williams: guitar; Zac Cockrell: bass; Lloyd Buchanan: keys; Paul Horton: keys; Shanay Johnson: vocals; Karita Law: vocals CREDITS Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Kara Frame, Beck Harlan, CJ Riculan; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey; VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann; Photo: Laura Beltran Villamizar/NPR

Friday, October 18, 2019

Tyler Green's Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Lari Pittman

Wonderful podcast by Tyler Green featuring artist Lari Pittman.
The Hammer Museum at UCLA is featuring the exhibition “Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence,” a retrospective of Pittman’s nearly forty-year career. 

Tyler writes:
The exhibition reveals Pittman’s engagements with America’s history and with issues and subjects that have been core to our history and identity, including landscape, violence, citizenship, belonging and more. The exhibition was curated by Hammer chief curator Connie Butler. It is on view through January 5, 2020. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by DelMonico Prestel. Amazon offers it for $51.

We Need LGBTQ Voices! Please Register to Vote

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Bruce Springsteen discusses the films that had a big influence on his music

John Mayer covers ‘Tougher than the rest’ - Bruce Springsteen

Rest In Power Elijah Cummings

Please read Barack Obama's thoughts on the passing of Elijah Cummings:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Happy International Pronouns Day!

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Trans People Belong

Friday, October 04, 2019

Bruce Springsteen - Sundown (Film Version)

On my recent road trip across the American West, I often listened to Springsteen's haunting Americana soaked "Western Stars". 2500 miles from where I want to be indeed. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Ghost Rider

Memory coats the American West like photographic silver. It only takes a bit of light to bring out the past hiding in the shadows. Driving across the vast landscape, I am conscious of the countless Native American souls that inhabit the land. Many are living and many have passed on.  
There is a presence in the red dust and auburn rocks that speaks beyond time. I am humbled. My painting "Ghost Rider" is inspired by these shadows of memory. In my work a modern, hat wearing person seems to nod to the ghostly apparition of a Native American rider in the middle ground. I can hear Robbie Robertson's plaintive voice in the distance:

Crow has brought the message
to the children of the sun
for the return of the buffalo
and for a better day to come
You can kill my body
You can damn my soul
for not believing in your god
and some world down below
You don't stand a chance
against my prayers
You don't stand a chance
against my love
They outlawed the Ghost Dance
but we shall live again,
we shall live again
My sister above
She has red paint
She died at Wounded Knee
like a later day saint
You got the big drum in the distance
blackbird in the sky
That's the sound that you hear
when the buffalo cry
You don't stand a chance
against my prayers
You don't stand a chance
against my love
They outlawed the Ghost Dance
but we shall live again,
we shall live again
Crazy Horse was a mystic
He knew the secret of the trance
And Sitting Bull the great apostle
of the Ghost Dance
Come on Comanche
Come on Blackfoot
Come on Shoshone
Come on Cheyenne
We shall live again
Come on Arapaho
Come on Cherokee
Come on Paiute
Come on Sioux
We shall live again

Ghost Dance
Robbie Robertson, Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble
Songwriters: Robbie Robertson / William James Wilson
Ghost Dance lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Ghosteen – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (Global Premiere)

Lana Del Rey - For Free (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Full Performance)