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Listen While You Work

In Media on September 8, 2010 at 10:23 am

So much fun—one of my co-contributors over at HERMAN MILLER asked me to put together a playlist of what I listen to while I’m working. Click HERE for interview and playlist!

It’s really sort of embarrassing to share your musical tastes with a whole lot of people, especially when a whole lot of those people listen to all these awesome indie acts you’ve never even heard of. Which is why you’ll want to check out some of the other playlists Herman Miller has run from the likes of The New Yorker’s art director, the groovy founder of Brooklyn’s UM Project, bloggers, performance artists, chefs and more.

In the meantime, a song from my playlist for this moody Wednesday morning.

I’m With the Band…

In Fashion, Media on August 13, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Kisses © Photo by Jessica Koslow

I had lunch today with one half of the band Kisses, an LA-based disco duo that is huge in the Hague. Oh, and they’re a pretty big deal here in LA, too. Catch them on their upcoming European and Japanese tour, or take a listen here to this gorgeous single and settle into a beautiful, breezy summer weekend! xoxo

…to the Sublime

In Media on November 5, 2009 at 4:44 pm
...to the Sublime

...to the Sublime, blog by Oscar Garza

Check out my friend Oscar’s redesigned blog, …to the Sublime, which he tells me now features “maximum strength brightening power and consumes 47x its own weight in excess stomach acid.” Awesome. It also includes streaming audio, so you can listen to the songs he’s writing about. For music lovers, this is the ultimate in discovering or rediscovering new, old, forgotten and found music through the lens of one of the coolest dudes I know. Who also happens to know what he’s talking about. (Increasingly rare in the blogosphere.) Oscar was arts editor at the Los Angeles Times before becoming editor of its Daily Calendar section, and went on to found the much-missed Tu Ciudad magazine. Check out his review of Rickie Lee’s new album by clicking HERE.

Princeton: Feel Smarter for Knowing About this Band

In Media, On Location: Out and About in L.A. on August 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm

PRINCETON, photo by Laura Heffington

What are you doing this coming Saturday night? Want to hear some seriously great live indie rock? Head to Pehrspace to check out Los Angeles-based Princeton as they begin a 30-some city tour (they’ll be in San Francisco the previous night, 8/28, at The Rickshaw Stop). The band releases their debut record, Cocoon of Love, September 29th on Kanine Records and it rocks. Named for the street in Santa Monica on which they grew up, Princeton is twin brothers Jesse & Matt Kivel, Ben Usen and David Kitz. The boys list their influences as ranging from stacks of herbal tea, the Wall Street Journal, a departing Mercedes, The Metamorphosis, to Bloomsbury, video arcades, graffiti, and a cyclist on the Autobahn. I’ve been listening to nothing else in my car all week and love the album’s wistful opening track (we still call these things albums, right?), “Sadie & Andy,” not to mention some excellent lyrics involving socks in a monologue at the start of a tune called Sylvie. Here’s a taste from the album, a track called “Calypso Gold” that New York Magazine named one of the top songs of summer. This just in: word on the street is that their song “Shout It Out” will be a KCRW Top Tune on Wednesday.

Calypso Gold by Princeton