Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery is pleased to present 8.00 for 8.30, an exhibition of new work by Adam McEwen. This will be McEwen’s second solo show at the gallery, running from September 7 until October 14, 2006. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 7, from 6-8 pm.
David Grisman, mandolinist/composer, has been busy creating "dawg" music for more than, a blend of many stylistic influences (including swing, bluegrass, latin, jazz and gypsy) so unique he gave it its own name. Known widely for his work with Jerry Garcia and many other artists, David has inspired a whole new genre of acoustic string instrumental music with style and virtuosity while creating a unique niche for himself in the world of contemporary music.
My friend Bem bought me lunch at Urth Caffe in Beverly Hills today. I devoured my Caesars salad and half tuna fish sandwich in about five minutes. My healthy lunch was delicious but I was totally starving about an hour later. I ended up raiding the office fridge and drinking a lot of fruit punch and sucking down four pieces of Heath Crunch chocolates to hold me over until dinner.
We finally got our first house robot, Maximillian, a next generation Roomba vacuum cleaner. Before purchasing Max, Julian at Techkwondo told me to confirm with Todbot that it was hackable. "But I don’t want to hack it! All I want it to do is what it was made to do!" I moaned. Julian simply answered, "Just make sure it's hackable!" So I shot off an email to Todbot and he confirmed, this model was good to go.
Two days later my new best friend arrived. He is so hired! Max did a great job cleaning the floors today and only got stuck once on a fairly thick carpet in front of the sink. We watched him zigzag around the living room and kitchen for a full twenty minutes. It’s better than television in summer season. I eventually had to get back to work but our cat Godzuki stuck around to watch the whole session. If you hate cleaning the floors, say hello to my little friend.
Date: Friday, September 1, 2006, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Museum Courtyard
September 1: Jamie Lidell
Groove to the jaw-dropping vocal talent of Jamie Lidell, a boundary-smashing techno master who's shaking up the electonic music scene with a gleefully twisted version of R&B, doo-wop, and disco. Sure, he's got a voice Sly Stone (his hero) might envy, but how many soul greats live-loop their own vocals and create beats by stomping shopping carts full of junk? Don't miss Lidell's "one-man funk tornado"—retro soul with an irreverent attitude, served up in a whirlwind of cinematic, cabaret-inspired showmanship.
Kicking off the evening is Daedalus, whose sonic mazes blend honeyed melodies, avant-electronics, and 30's, 40's, and 70's grooves.
The legacy of Ray and Charles Eames extends far beyond their classic furniture pieces. Taking a multidisciplinary approach to design long before that was the norm, the Eameses created over 100 short films between 1950 and 1982. Join DWR, in conjunction with the Eames Foundation and Herman Miller for the Home®, as we celebrate their film legacy. We’ll be screening seven films ranging from 1–30 minutes in length. Attendees are encouraged to stay for a discussion following the screenings. Refreshments will be served.
Say "hello" to my work family. I spend more waking hours with them than with Silvio. We are on our way to a meeting and we're talking about a lot of secret stuff. Okay, not really, but saying that made my job seem sexier didn't it?
Wanted List celebrated their five year anniversary and co-founder Anh's 30th birthday at Joseph's in Hollywood. 300+ guests turned up. Best overheard conversation of the party follows.
Comedian Andy Dick, three 20-something Abercrombie & Fitch looking dudes and one bouncer:
Bouncer: How do I know he's 21? (looking at A&F Boy 3)
A&F Boy 1: Aw come on man, he's 22. He left his wallet in the car.
A&F Boy 3: Quiet.
Andy Dick: Insert gibberish here.
Bouncer: Where's your car?
A&F Boy 1: It's down the hill, we had to take a cab up man.
Bouncer: Well how are we going to prove that he's 21? (looking at A&F Boy 3)
A&F Boy 2: Andy will tell you!
Andy Dick: Insert gibberish here.
And at that moment, we shoved past these young turks. The kids eventually made it in though cause we saw them yucking it up with Tom Green a little later on. Party photos here and here. Enjoy!