Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sondland Bombshell!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Yes Indeed! Prime Time closing statement by Rep Adam Schiff

Because this is America! And here, right matters.

quid pro quo, bribe, bribery, extortion, ambiguity

Sunday, November 17, 2019

UCLA Alumni Association Spreads the Love

Friday, November 15, 2019

Thank you Amb. Yovanovitch for your service for the last 33 years, and for your bravery today.

Witness Intimidation is a Crime

Thursday, November 14, 2019

More Mood - Choir! Choir! Choir!'s tribute to Ric Ocasek - The Cars "Drive"

Choir! Choir! Choir! Epic! Nights: David Byrne + NYC sing HEROES

Nndi Rocks!

Artist Dread Scott 'Freedom or death!': bringing America's largest slave revolt back to life

Performance artist Dread Scott recreates the largely untold story of the 1811 slave rebellion in southern Louisiana. Winding through old plantation country, petrochemical plants and the city of New Orleans, the Guardian followed re-enactors along the route


Tucson Train (Live) Little Steven · The Disciples Of Soul

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Happy Impeachment Day! - Watch Live

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

New Podcast on Powerful Women Artists from the Getty Museum

Vital New Podcast on Powerful Women Artists from the Getty Museum

Alice Neel
Viva la Mujer

Lee Krasner
Deal with It

Betye Saar
Your Particular Jellybean

Helen Frankenthaler
Let ’er Rip

Yoko Ono
A Kind of Meeting Point

Eva Hesse
Oh, More Absurdity

From the Getty:
Radical Women
What was it like to be a woman making art during the feminist and civil rights movements? In this season of Recording Artists, host Helen Molesworth delves into the lives and careers of six women artists spanning several generations. Hear them describe, in their own words, their work, relationships, and feelings about the ongoing march of feminism. Contemporary artists and art historians join the conversation, offering their own perspectives on the recordings and exploring what it meant—and still means—to be a woman and an artist. This podcast is based on interviews from the 1960s and ’70s by Cindy Nemser and Barbara Rose, drawn from the archives of the Getty Research Institute.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The NRA is weaker than they’ve ever been,’ says Shannon Watts

Saturday, November 09, 2019

30 Years Ago Today - The Berlin Wall Came Down

Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie
Walls so wide, can't get around it
Walls so high, can't climb over
Gotta come down
Checkpoint Charlie
Brothers and sisters on the other side
Livin' in the shadow of a wall so high
Make me wanna cry
I know that someday we'll be together
If we really want it
Nothin' that hurts gonna last forever
Why do we let it happen
Or is it that we don't mind
Somebody bein' punished for their fathers' crimes

Checkpoint Charlie lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Blue Wave

Tuesday, November 05, 2019


Bruce Springsteen & Sheryl Crow - "Redemption Day" - Stand Up for Heroes

Friday, November 01, 2019

Must Watch: Why Trump’s attempted extortion of Ukraine is an impeachable offense

Please take some time and watch all of Chris Murphy's clear and concise 
explanation why Trump’s attempted extortion of Ukraine is an impeachable offense.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast by Tyler Green featuring artist Julie Mehretu

This week's The Modern Art Notes Podcast by Tyler Green features artist Julie Mehretu and curator Jane Aspinwall. Tyler's podcast is timed with the new Julie Mehretu mid-career survey that opens at LACMA on November 3, 2019.
More info from LACMA here:


Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, Julie Mehretu is a mid-career survey that will unite nearly 40 works on paper with 35 paintings dating from 1996 to the present by Julie Mehretu (b. 1970, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career, it covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement through the artistic strategies of abstraction, architecture, landscape, movement, and, most recently, figuration. Mehretu’s play with scale, as evident in her intimate drawings and large canvases and complex techniques in printmaking, will be explored in depth. Mehretu received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and, among many awards and honors, is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant” (2005) and a U.S. State Department National Medal of Arts (2015).
November 3, 2019–March 22, 2020 (BCAM, Level 1)

Tyler writes,  "After closing at LACMA on March 22, 2020, “Mehretu” will travel to the Whitney Museum of American Art, the High Museum of Art, and the Walker Art Center. The exhibition was curated by LACMA’s Christine Y. Kim and the Whitney’s Rujeko Hockley. The handsome exhibition catalogue was published by DelMonico Prestel. Amazon offers it for $65.
An exhibition of six new Mehretu aquatints opens at Los Angeles’s Gemini G.E.L. on November 1. It will remain on view through January 10, 2020."

Choir! Choir! Choir! & Patti Smith sing "PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER" in NYC w...

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:

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)