Hey you, the rabid Radiohead fan, this is for you! Are you willing to forgo a night of debauchery ringing in the new year with your buddies to stay in and attend an online Radiohead concert? 'Cause here's your chance to prove how dedicated you are to our plugged-in rock gods. According to Current TV:
Radiohead will join us to play an exclusive live US TV performance of their new album "In Rainbows" on Current TV, all commercial free. The pre-recorded performance will include all of the tracks from "In Rainbows" plus some "other bits" as Thom says. The Daily Fix tells you when to tune in.
Producer/Host: Douglas Caballero (douglas at current dot com)
Producer/Director: Alex Simmons (alex at current dot com)
I was walking in and out of Abbot Kinney boutiques when I ran into my friend Francis working at ElizabethPaigeSmith gallery/boutique. As I was scanning the art on the wall, a series of hand drawings immediately caught my eye as the work of my pal, Porous Walker. No matter where I see his work, it always makes me crack up aloud. I mean, look at this. How can it not?!
The 9th annual Polar Bear Club Swim will soon be here. Save the date and plan to ring in the new year with a splash. What better way to start off the year on an adventurous. The event will be on no matter how cold. Hope to see you there!
9th Annual New Year’s Day Swim
What: Polar Bear Swim in Lake Michigan on New Year's Day
When: New Year's Day at 12:00 noon
Where: North Avenue Beach near the boat house (approximately 1600 N)
Why: Carpe Diem!
Ring in the New Year with a splash and set an adventurous tone for the upcoming year.
So thanks to Ian, I discovered the newly launched cooking vlog of filmmaker and mother Tamra Davis. With a Manhattan kitchen large enough for maneuvering around in, Tamra's how-to instructions are simple and easy to follow. Check out her pizza play date video above. She makes prepping dough fun. I wondered, did the substitute aluminum wrap make her nervous like it did me (hey, how about seeing some bloopers in the future)? I find Tamra's voice and demeanor to be gentle and nurturing -- just the kind of support every kitchen newbie needs! The blog is only a few days old so it'll be cool to see this project snowball. Combining the things you love can only be a good thing. Good luck Tamra with your cooking show, I'm looking forward to all your future creations!
If you haven't already found your inner chef, I encourage you to do so in 2008. Cooking for oneself and others is one of life's greatest joys. I promise!
SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
BENJAMIN SIMON, CONDUCTOR
ROBIN SHARP, VIOLIN
ALICIA TELFORD, FRENCH HORN
BENJAMIN SIMON, VIOLA
Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 2 in D Major
Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 9 in C Major
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
in E-flat Major, K. 364
"Time to come down to dinner, Felix"... "Wait a minute mom, I’m almost done writing my new symphony!" Glorious music penned by youthful genius: from Felix (age 12) a delightful symphony for strings; from Wolfie (age 22) two of the most beautiful concerti ever written. Our "prodigious" soloists are the concertmaster, principal horn, and music director of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. Come ring in the New Year in style with our celebration of youth - and ever-youthful music.
During November and December 2006, Phillip Greenlief composed around 40 melodic fragments while watching the films L'Avventura, L'Eclisse, and Deserto Rosso, all films by Michelangelo Antonioni, featuring Monica Vitti. With the sound turned off at the time Greenlief imagined that he was writing his own soundtrack for the films.
Film music by various Italian film composers from the 1960's (Giovanni Fusco, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota). Films by Antonioni, Fellini, Leone, De Sica, Bertolucci, Visconti, Rossellini, Olmi. Inspiration courtesy of Moms Greenlief, Bartok, Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton, Pauline Oliveros, Jon Raskin, Herb Alpert, Angelo Badalamente, John Zorn, Bernard Hermann, Graham Connah, Migs, Paolo Angeli, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Peter Sellers, Dumbo the Elephant, James Joyce, Cocina Italiana, molto espresso, scrabble tournaments, more...
Phillip Greenlief: alto saxophone
Lisa Mezzacappa: contrabass
Jason Levis: drums