I find it pretty difficult to get into the holiday spirit here in Los Angeles. I’m assuming this is because I was born and raised on the east coast, where the scenery at this time of year is not unlike what one would find on a postcard. To be fair though I’ve never actually asked a native what defines Thanksgiving or Christmas to them.
Is Thanksgiving just a very large and specific meal, without the connotation of fall colors and a chill in the air? (more…)
I’m not sure if it was jetlag or excitement, but despite a bedtime of 3:15am, I was up and unable to get back to sleep at around 9:00am. Thankfully, almost all of my roommates seemed to be in the same boat.
‘Tis that time of year again. When it begins to snow on the east coast, turns to sweater weather on the west coast and music lovers far and wide begin posting their lists of the best 50 or 100 songs of 2011. First of all, I only got to 45 this year and second of all I don’t feel comfortable claiming these songs to be the “best.” “Best” is a strong word. In no particular order, below you will find just some of the songs that moved me personally this year. Moved me to dance, sing, cry, stomp, flail, fist pump, clap, smile, jump, shout, hum, or sometimes all of the above. I can only hope you love them half as much as I do; maybe even get turned on to an artist you’ve never considered before. Enjoy!
It’s been my sincere pleasure to hear the buzz about this local band get louder and louder over the past few months. From my perspective at least, it began with the word spreading about their fantastic live performances. Then came write-ups in blogs across the country from Sunset in the Rearview to the LA times. Just a few short months later Milo Greene was featured as part of the “I Also Like To Rock” series, presented by KCRW and curated by Buzz Bands LA. Most recently they were on the bill to play at Sunset Junction, and due to the festival’s cancellation, played a packed day party at Dangerbird Records. (more…)