Recently green and yellow have both been in the forefront of my color preferences. I had a green iPod Nano, and now I have a green iPod shuffle. I am attracted to any yellow sundress like a magpie to shiny objects. I don’t understand why sick cartoons are always depicted as turning green. I’ve never seen one person turn green in my entire life, and it’s giving such a wonderful color a terrible connotation. Similarly I feel like yellow is also often considered a “sickly” color because of jaundice. When someone looks “jaundiced” they are faintly yellow. How sad for such bright, lovely colors. In light of such injustice, please enjoy a few tracks celebrating their awesomeness. Enjoy.
Bipolar Bear have a song called “Cape Verde” and will be at Spaceland on April 30. Listen to the song here, and get your tickets!
So Many Wizards finishes out their residency at the Silverlake Lounge this coming MONDAY, April 26. Perhaps they’ll play “Yellow Hands,” but if not you can check it out here. There’s no excuse not to go – it’s free!
Purple is a color that I have always had a very special relationship with. I blame it on how magical Harold and The Purple Crayon was. It was my favorite color for a long time (until I just gave up and realized I couldn’t decide on just one). I even directed a play for a theatre group that is named “The Purple Crayon Players.” The walls of my childhood bedroom are a deep purple. My school colors in college were purple and white. It’s an amazing color, and not just because Prince made millions off of it.
Fun Facts About Purple:
Purple in a room promotes creativity and imagination.
“Porphyrous” is an adjective that means “of or pertaining to the color purple.”
When someone is born “in the purple” it’s a way of saying they are of noble birth.
The “Forbidden City” in Bejing, China is technically “The Purple Forbidden City,” because of the secret purple area in heaven they believed was located near the north star.
And now some fun purple (and blue, violet, etc…) music!
After a crazy weekend at Coachella, I thought I would go back to basics. And by basics I mean something learned in kindergarten: the color wheel. Who doesn’t fondly remember the discovery of purple? Green? Orange? And the disappointment when it became clear that mixing them all together created not a magical rainbow of color, but gross brown. So many failed fingerpaintings.
In following with the timeless ROYGBIV, we begin with red, orange and variations thereof. AND in following with kindergarten-level activities, I shall name all items I can think of in that color spectrum: