Optical Illusion of the Day: Spinning Illusion of the Chocolate Zoetrope
This zoetrope on display at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory in Melbourne, Australia features a round wheel of chocolate bird characters that appear to come to life as the device spins.
The new Savages record is mine. So far, I love it.
At last, our heroes have made it inside Nadarave. Read more in Los Animales: Nadarave.
Read more than that in Los Animales: Fours on the Floor.
Things I’ve learned from airports and parties: Never wear your 20-eye Docs if there’s going to be a massive security check.
That’s me. My friend, Roo, took this photo before we went to see The Ocean Blue last night. I decided to go all ’90s, in a mix of vintage Old Navy and vintage CK. Yeah, I’m pretty sure this is all vintage now. You can read about the show on my primary blog, Beatique.
Found these concert tickets while cleaning out my handbag. Guess it’s been a while since I’ve done that.
It’s Monday and we have more Los Animales for you. Make sure you’re caught up with Nadarave.
Been party-hopping most of this week. On Wednesday, I saw IAMX. Thursday was L.A. Weekly’s Artopia event. Friday was Underground. Last night, we hit up three parties, including the reunion for a great L.A. club called Transistor. Tonight is The Ocean Blue.
I should feel exhausted. I don’t. I feel better than normal.
I work from home and, when you do that, you have very little IRL interaction with people during the day. There might be an in-person interview once in a while, but most of the interviews I do now happen by phone or Skype. It’s nice to not have to deal with co-workers and bosses looking over your shoulder, but it’s also kind of an isolating experience. That can be rough when your life’s work is essentially observing and documenting people.
Usually, I ride the Metro just to watch how people interact with each other. I walk around downtown Los Angeles just to see other humans, even though I’ll rarely ever speak to them. I keep notes on how people move, how they speak and what they wear in my head. Maybe it’s something that will end up in a story later. I don’t know.
Outside of that, going out at night is the best way to keep me feeling like I live in a real world populated by actual humans. So I do it a lot, as much as I can without it getting in the way of work or bill-paying. I try to document these nights, but then I get so caught up in living in the moment that I forget to tweet or take photos or anything else like that. Sometimes I try to write about it afterwards, but it always feels like a dream. I wake up with a pile of assignments to finish and I forget about everything that happened when I was off the clock.
Happy to present all of you w/ Los Animales, the webcomic I co-created w/ my highschool friend Liz Ohanesian!!!
A NEW Webcomic about MUSIC, ANIMALS, and BROKEN HEARTS!
Please check it out, reblog it, pass it along, share it, like it, post it, talk about it, etc.
Thanks and have a Happy (and safe) Valentine’s Day!!!
It’s the weekend and, just maybe, you need some reading material. I’m going to suggest you check out Los Animales: Fours on the Floor. I wrote it! You can read the whole story online at Animalsoundsrecords.com.
L.A. Weekly’s People Issue is out and I have a copy! This is my contribution to what is one of the biggest issues of the year. I interviewed Sean Z. Maker, a comic book creator who also organizes the annual LGBT-centric pop culture convention Bent-Con. You can read the story online as well.
This is pretty much the only album I’ve been listening to today. Good thing I work from home because I could piss off an entire office with my rousing renditions of “Insecure Me” and “Sex Dwarf.”