Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Colorado Pic Dump

Denver, CO

A few images from the past few days including the LoHi music festival...

Thursday, June 11, 2015

RIP Ornette Coleman

Los Angeles, CA

If you're considered ground-breaking in the jazz realm, then you're doing something right. RIP Ornette Coleman...the man who once shook up the jazz establishment.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Blank On Blank: Ray Bradbury

Los Angeles, CA

I'll listen to any interview with Ray Bradbury. Funny thing... I'm more influenced by the things he's said about writing, philosophy, and creativity more than his actual stories and fictional characters. A true thinker. Here's something from the Blank On Blank series, which animates interview clips...

Friday, May 01, 2015

Robert Williams and the Mr. Bitchin Documentary

Los Angeles, CA

On the most recent episode of WTF Podcast, Marc Maron interviewed artist Robert Williams. The Williams' segment started just before the 24 minute mark.

For my generation, Robert Williams is most known as the guy who created Appetite for Destruction, the controversial painting that inspired Axl Rose from Guns N Roses. Not only did the band want to use Williams' painting for their debut album cover, but they also named the entire album after the title of the painting. For Baby Boomers, Williams was known in the early 60s for his work with hot rod guru Ed Roth. In the late 60s, Williams found notoriety among the counter culture appearing in underground comics with the likes of R Crumb.

I stumbled upon this documentary about Robert Williams called Mr. Bitchin'...

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Writing Music: Vulfpeck - Vollmilch

Los Angeles, CA

Nonstop Vulfpeck over the last week or so. It doesn't take very long to listen to an entire album from start to finish when each of their four albums run only 6 songs deep. Short, but sweet funk.

Vulfpeck's second album, Vollmilch, was released in 2012...

Other albums by Vulfpeck: Mit Peck (2011), My First Car (2013), and Fugue State (2014).

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Writing Music: Vulfpeck - My First Car

Los Angeles, CA

It's not even 19 minutes long!

Vulfpeck's albums are always short interludes consisting of a mere 6-songs. But the LA funksters pack in a ton of emotion in each song. Here's stripped-down funk from Vulfpeck's third album My First Car....

Yes, I can't stop listening to Fortin's favorite band. I have all four of Vulpeck's albums on a loop that repeats itself roughly every 80 minutes.

Other albums by Vulfpeck: Fugue State and Mit Peck.