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Music Update

Coachella

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a huge music festival put on by Goldenvoice, at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California.  The first ever Coachella was held over two days in October of 1999.  25,000 people attended the two day festival, with performers such as Beck, The Chemical Brothers, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, and Jurassic 5.  After not making any profit from this event, Coachella was put on hold until 2001, when it was moved to the month of April, to avoid the scorching heat the desert.  As the years went on, Coachella began to build up more and more acclaim, and now is a world famous event, bringing in huge acts every year, and is now a three day event.

I have been attending Coachella for the past 5 years now, and it is by far my favorite music event.  This year the event took place in April, which I obviously missed due to being in Spain!  Here are some videos of performances from Coachella 2011:


A stage at Coachella, with an insane background of palm trees and the sun setting

My best friend Sydney, basking in the heat of the Indio desert.

James Blake

James Blake is a British electronic composer from London, England.  He attended Goldsmiths University of London, which focuses on teaching and researching creative, cognitive, and cultural disciplines.  From a young age Blake was making music in his bedroom until 2009 when he released his first 12″ vinyl titled, “Air and lack thereof.”  This album was first recognized on a large scale by BBC radio DJ Gilles Peterson, and in 2010 his cover of Fiests, Limit to your love, was recognized by Zane Lowe as his hottest record in the world.  In February of 2011, James Blake released his self titled debut album.

Here is an interview of James Blake discussing how he got started in the music industry, and what his future entails.

James Blake – A Case of You (Joni Mitchell cover)

Tumblr

I have created a tumblr.  check it out.

www.blackberrywinter.tumblr.com

Blogs I Dig

So, because I am writing my own blog, I thought why not share some of my favorite blogs and bloggers, who are all in ways an inspiration for starting one of my own.

FashionToast

fashiontoast is a fashion blog written by a girl named Rumi Neely.  She started her site in 2007, which was combined with an vintage ebay store.  By 2009, Rumi’s site was getting over 35,000 hits a day.  FashionToast recently won two bloglovin awards for best personal style blog and blogger of the year.

SEAOFSHOES

Jane Aldridge created her blog in 2007, when she was only 15 years old.  She and her mother own a vast collection of vintage designer clothing and accessories and she owns an extensive shoe collection of over 90 shoes.  She recently had her own line of shoes at the store Urban Outfitters, appropriately called “Sea of Shoes.”

Food Gawker

Food Gawker was founded in June 2008.  A place for you to discover new sites, dishes, recipes and ingredients to inspire your own cooking.  Food Gawker is a gallery where food bloggers can showcase their food and photography skills.  It’s a place where anyone can submit pictures, so you can discover new dishes, recipes and ingredients.

The Man Repeller

Leandra Medine is, “a New York-based fashion blogger relishes for-your-enjoyment-only dressing to such an extent that she launched blog called The Man Repeller. On it, she highlights clothes that women love and members of the opposite sex just don’t understand: harem trousers, jumpsuits, big shoulder pads, jewellery that could double as weaponry, and clogs.”

Music as of lately

Radiohead – The King of Limbs [Full Album]

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Flight Facilities – Crave You Feat. Giselle

Deloran – Stay Close

Gayngs – The Gaudy Side of Town

Darondo – Didn’t I

Theophilus London – Flying Overseas feat. Devonte Hynes & Solange Knowles

The Strokes – I’ll Try Anything Once

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Alina

Hamburger Eyes

When opening Hamburger Eyes Photo Magazine you enter a pictorial history of both the unseen and iconic moments of everyday life. It is organized in such a way that it has become many things to many people. As a photo journal, we share our travels and experiences. As a photo diary, we share our accomplishments and heartaches. And as a photo album, we share our families and friends and reach people on a level they have been familiar with since their first birthday party. Our publication is currently composed of black + white photography. We have contributions from photographers of all levels. Inspired by the traditions that began with National Geographic and Life Magazine, we hope to revitalize the sensation of photography as a craft as well as a tool to record and document.

Hamburger Eyes Photo Magazine is based in San Francisco and published bi-annually. Hamburger Eyes is off-set printed in black and white on glossy stock, perfect bound with a cardstock cover, holding 150 pages at a run of 3000 copies. Hamburger Eyes is carried in shops, stores, libraries, galleries, and museums across the entire planet.

Recently, Hamburger Eyes has upped its commitment to photography and photographers. We have joined with Colorarts Photographics and expanded into a full-service, professionally maintained darkroom facility: Photo Epicenter.

This is a short documentary about Hamburger Eyes. Directed by Nick Fogarty, it explores the notion of street Photography in San Francisco and interviews the photographers that put together the black and white photozine Hamburger Eyes. Shot on 16mm. Enjoy.

http://www.hamburgereyes.com