Los Angeles Thread #8: Strong and Prouty

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buzza, Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok see I thought I was confused but if you're including manhattan beach in west la then you are insane

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not calling it West LA but I do think of it is west, yes. I think of it as its own thing, really. It's not really near anywhere.

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also I was thinking about the ocean

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I showed Google Earth of my street to a friend who lives in an East Coast city and she said "do you live in the suburbs?". I said "I'm about a 5-minute drive from downtown LA!". This is a funny place

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a new roscoes around culver city btw

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

my one friend described my neighborhood as "the kind of place where i bet they shoot a lot of gay porn"

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

aww you only have one friend =(

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

roscoes is so great

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

so glad I started eating meat again. I'm eating a sausage as I type this

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

my one AND ONLY friend

j/k i was talking to myself :(

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

roscoe's <333

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

we did a FAP at the hollywood roscoe's once, a few years ago. i went back the night of the tune-yards show last year -- the chicken was good, but the dish i ordered came with grits, which were terrible. note to self: stick with the chicken and waffles.

textile in thighville (get bent), Sunday, 5 February 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Has anyone itt eaten at Red Medicine? Spencer? =)

eating a sausage as I type this (admrl), Monday, 6 February 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is straight out of Snow Crash but goofy:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/musician-arune-kavaliauskaite-assault-charge.html

Ned Raggett, Monday, 6 February 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

milton glaser exhibit at smmoa:

http://smmoa.org/index.php/exhibitions/details/255

(glaser's documentary made me smile in a big way. it may still be on streaming netflix.)

textile in thighville (get bent), Monday, 6 February 2012 22:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've not been to Red Medicine yet.

I just remembered how we saw Peter Baynham that time at Amoeba and really regret not saying something to him. I mean, how many times would he get recognized in LA??

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 00:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing...none?

eating a sausage as I type this (admrl), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Might have felt like Coogan for a day.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 06:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

tickets to 8:30 show: bought!

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 07:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, per my FB comment thread, the new medieval joint in DTLA should be our next FAP location:

http://excaliburrestaurant.com/

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 07:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh man, I want to see Richard Bishop! Echo show with Michael Gira, too?

Vertov series starts at UCLA this weekend: http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2012-02-11/kino-eye-revolutionary-cinema-dziga-vertov

eating a sausage as I type this (admrl), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

dudes, i see a (post-excalibur) dumpling crawl in our future.

http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-critics-choice-20120209,0,6188057.story

textile in thighville (get bent), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am all for this.

A reminder again about Zola Jesus/EMA at the Natural History Museum on my birthday in March...

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

duplings

Aerosol, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

dude from awesome tapes from africa blog is DJing in silverlake tonight and friday before moving to berlin - i'm going tonight:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/107539899369064/

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

you have the best life.

textile in thighville (get bent), Thursday, 9 February 2012 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Grimble Grumble playing an in-store at Permanent Records this Saturday at 5pm (they're also playing Sunday at Part Time Punks' MBV thing)

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

lee ranaldo at the satellite on april 10th, tix $15. so excited that he's finally doing a "song" album!

textile in thighville (get bent), Friday, 10 February 2012 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

look who's playing at vitello's later this month!

textile in thighville (get bent), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought it was John Travolta judging by the still.

Had my FAP ticket punched and everything

Cunga, Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i tried which wich, the new sandwich chain with a location in studio city. the sandwich was good (i got turkey on wheat with hummus and oil & vinegar) but the layout of the store is maddening. not enough seating, hardly anywhere to stand while you're waiting to pick up your order. maybe other locations will be different.

popcorn (get bent), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

need to spend more time on ventura someday

did anyone experience the car-horn symphony last week?

http://laist.com/2012/02/17/httpwwwlaimyourscom10202car-horn-sy.php

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

also maybe it's just me but i feel like i heard a lot more honking in nyc than i do here, even when i walk by high-traffic areas

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

need to spend more time on ventura someday

the ventura/laurel cyn intersection has become my second home. i'm there several times a week (come stalk me, we'll have lunch).

popcorn (get bent), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

also maybe it's just me but i feel like i heard a lot more honking in nyc than i do here, even when i walk by high-traffic areas
― Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, February 17, 2012 4:55 PM (44 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

For sure people here honk way more for any stupid reason. It was pretty nerve racking to me when I first drove in NY

Aerosol, Friday, 17 February 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like there will be a totall traffic jam where you are just not going to move and peope are honking like crazy just because. In LA people just sit there and stare at the car in front of them.

Aerosol, Friday, 17 February 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's because we've given up.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 17 February 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is happening:

http://welcometolace.org/exhibitions/view/staalplaat-soundsystem/

LACE will host Dutch sound artist collective Staalplaat Soundsystem for a 10 day residency 20 Feb. – 1 March 2012. Within the current mood of worshipping the latest technology in media art, Staalplaat Soundsystem provides a breath of fresh air, reminding us of the 100-year tradition of noise-making machines, in which “mad” inventors and various kinds of artists operating in the margins of the art world meet. During their residency Staalplaat members Geert-Jan Hobijn and Carlo Crovato will construct a site specific, interactive sound installation that will also serve as the focal point for a participatory sound performance. They will also lead a two-day youth workshop, culminating in a concert.

Using “everyday electronic junk” scavenged from thrift stores and donations, Hobijn and Crovato will fashion new “sound machines” that will be controllable by the audience via smartphones. As the residency proceeds the artists will create and add more machines to an ever-growing installation in LACE’s main gallery space. In the final phase of the residency they will re-locate the installation to the storefront space and set it up so that LACE visitors and the general public can conduct the “orchestra” via their mobile phone both inside and outside from the Walk of Fame.

ABOUT STAALPLAAT SOUNDSYSTEM

Since its inception in 2000, Staalplaat Soundsystem has started creating a multitude of “machine installations” using all manner of consumer electronics, such as a dozen floor polishers (Sweet Sissy and the Ballroom Hiss), and Avantilator, a composition for one hundred electric office fans. At the heart of this work is a low-tech philosophy: to make installations appear simple, revealing rather than concealing how they are made.

Artists participating in the LACE residency include Staalplaat Soundsystem founder Geert-Jan Hobijn and Carlo Crovato. Staalplaat Soundsystem has been showing works at several international festivals, museums, galleries and events like Avanto (Helsinki), Sonar (Barcelona), 798 South Gate space (Beijing), DEAF (Rotterdam), Transmediale (Berlin), DOM (Moscow), Ars Electronica (Linz), Todaysart (Den Haag), MOCA Taipei, Museeum Weserburg (Bremen), Townhouse Gallery (Cairo), Steirischer Herbst ( Graz), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Khoj International Artists (New Dehli), and Auditorium (Rome).

For more information on Staalplaat Soundsystem, visit staalplaat.org.

popcorn (get bent), Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

proper concert on feb 27 (a monday night).

popcorn (get bent), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to that wrestling show tomorrow. CULTURE.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

date and i are going to see justin bond tonight (s/he's performing saturday and sunday as well)

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

On a gentler note to the LACE show, Machine Project is having an infantcore show Saturday.

What?

After our friend Sally brought her baby Otto to play Nate Page’s Storefront Plaza we realized that we had a perfect baby vivarium on our hands, and if we were going to invite a bunch of babies to crawl around for an afternoon, why not put them to work as variables in a algorithmic sound composition?

How does that work?

Scott Cazan has written some software for the occasion that uses a camera and a computer to track the movement of the babies and convert that information into different sounds.

http://machineproject.com/archive/events/2012/02/18/infantcore/

nickn, Saturday, 18 February 2012 08:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Babies Making Music to Make Babies To

Cunga, Saturday, 18 February 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Okay so, looks like my sweets and I will be doing a quick last minute trip up to Amoeba and the LA Zine Fest at the Last Bookstore this afternoon so maybe see folks there?

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 February 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

rrrobyn van pursuit (admrl), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooooh i would like to see that

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink


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