Birthday Cake Nation
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
So it's June! In BCN and in the real world. The sun is shining and I hope everyone had a marvelous Memorial Day! I had to work but that is okay... because money is important for my survival. May was a fantastic month and I feel like June will be even better. Lets be optimistic this month! I will be filling Birthday Cake Nation with Sunshine and optimism. Look here for a laugh or a smile if you are feeling blue! Also feel free to spread the sunshine at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love to spread joy!!!
P.S. My grandpa's birthday is June 23rd so guess what? Birthday cake for me!! He's turning 86! (I know)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Okay so while I was blog surfing and realizing that's all I do anymore, I came across this really hilarious and crazy website called Awkward Family Photos. I seriously eat this kind of stuff up when I'm at home... There's Eating, Youtube, Sleeping, and hilarious websites... you can add in music making to that (If you call banging on garbage cans with spoons making music). Everything about that website makes me want to cry tears of joy. We all have awkward family photos and the thought that someone made a website from that concept is pure genius! Thank you!!
Also, this is completely different from the awkward family photos but someone recently sent me a throwback music video! The Cardigans will forever hold a place in my heart. I listen to "Love Fool" faithfully... anyway I love their outfits and the all around vintage style of this video! Plus the song is really SWEET! I need for you to see this!
The Bird and The Bee have a video similar to this style for their song "La La La" from their first self titled album. Directed by Bryan Law. I love the song and the video just reminds me of how much I wish I existed in the 70's. Hooray for vintage styled music videos!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The Silent Auction is coming! Girls Rock Philly is hosting their Silent Auction on June 7th! Guess what? Yours truly is performing! Nice...Right?! I am excited to play alongside Frisky or Trusty, Kitten Disaster, Nora Whittaker, The Lopez and Victor Victor Band! This year is going to be awesome! Last year my band Oak Oak Okay played and this year Im playing some of my solo work so it should be interesting to see the reaction.
The event just got a front page mention on SouthStreet.com which is pretty cool! To check out my music... Click Here!!
The event is at 117 South Street in Philly! From 2-5! Please come out and have a blast!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
We all know how hard it is to stay afloat in this economy, with the rising prices, unemployment, and the loss of homes. Everything seems very, well, down. The best thing to cure our economic woes and blows would be none other than entertainment and art! You know like during the Great Depression! This art in specific is documenting the state we are in! It sounds awesome and very inspiring.
First Person Arts is hosting a national competition in search of the best photography, videos, and stories documenting our everyday struggles and hardships in this breaking and baking economy. If you are an artist (which I'm sure you are, those are the only people I seem to know anymore), then I think you should consider opening up your creative cavity and entering yourself into this competition!!
I wont lie, I am very excited to see the results of this competition because I would just love to see the artistic take on this situation. We are fed a lot of information on television and the internet but how are we seeing it? I'm also considering entering this competition, not with video but photography. I've been trying my hand at it and you know I think I'm starting to really like it! Yes, I am a person very much affected by this financial crisis. So it only makes sense! Artist...Crisis...hehe
Enough about me, c'mon people, lets get original and creative!
Guidelines:Writing submissions – up to 2,500 words.
Film and video submissions – up to five minutes, excluding credits.
Photography submissions - may include up to five photographs, with or without accompanying text of up to 100 words per image.
Submission deadline: June 30, 2009
For more info on this matter, check out http://firstpersonamerica.org/
You know you want to!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Yesterday, I trekked downtown with my bud and went to see that new movie Tokyo!. I walked into The Ritz eager to see Michel Gondry's work (as he is my favorite director). I was not a huge fan of Be Kind Rewind and Science of Sleep did not quite pull me in with it's story line so I was bit skeptical about going to see this.
Not only did Michel Gondry do a spectacular job but the other two directors really impressed me. I was so enticed by the shots, the storylines, the actors, the sets, and the graphics. Way to go guys!!
INTERIOR DESIGN - directed by Michel Gondry
With: Ayako Fujitani, Ryo Kase, Ayumi Ito.
MERDE - directed by Leos Carax
With: Denis Lavant, Jean-Francois Balmer, Renji Ishibashi.
With: Denis Lavant, Jean-Francois Balmer, Renji Ishibashi.
Tokyo! displays love, mischief, and a sense of belonging in a peculiar yet booming and beautiful city. It takes three perspectives on the culture and sense of humanity that takes place in Japan. The three films take you into the personal lives of ordinary or not so ordinary people and captures your heart whilst displaying the beauty of a place called Tokyo.
The characters are well developed in each film and often times leave you on the edge of your seat. Tokyo! was creative and the ideas and concepts were developed to perfection!
I recommend you go see this movie before it is out of theaters. I loved it! I will probably go see it again...thats just me. Until then, you enjoy your spring weather and stay out of the rain! Ciao for now...