Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I Want You To Dig

I'm a little bit hooked on the Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds song "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!" Whenever I hear it I think "Wow that really reminds me of something, what is it?" But I just realized. It reminds me of Nick Cave! He's back and I'm glad. Didn't really pay too much attention to the last couple of albums (they fell off my radar after Boatman's Call, which now that I look at their discography -- wow that came out in 1997? this life thing is going too fast) but this new album sounds re-energized. Reminds me of nights years ago spent in a certain apartment in the tenderloin with a curly redheaded girl.

Monday, June 23, 2008

San Francisco Folk Festival

Beatbeat Whisper, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

I spent a few hours of each day this weekend at the SF Free Folk Festival which was oddly held at the San Francisco City College. Spilling out of classrooms, hallways, stairwells, and even the cafeteria came some great sounds and fun dance classes. I especially liked Beatbeat Whisper who are going on a northwestern tour so if you're up in Oregon/Washington areas check them out. They are a brother/sister duo (or as Ayla put it "we are...of the same parents") and they play various instruments, but for the most part it was two guitars for this show. Their songs are very dreamy, and definitely conjures up feelings of nostalgia. For what, I'm not sure. Their voices sound beautiful together. I also was lucky to catch The Johnny Starlings who were up from San Luis Obispo (their music made Mayumi and I just smile and smile), Five Dollar Suit which is a more traditional bluegrass four piece that my friend Mayumi plays in, and my friend Kenny Schick who beats on his acoustic guitar to great effect. Oh also one of Mayumi's other bands (she plays in so many I can't keep track, including my husband's band Hang Jones) played on Sunday called Devine's Jug Band who play all 20's and 30's jug band songs.

I took an Algerian dance class and sat in on a Bollywood dance class as well. And all this for free! Sometimes I love city living.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hang Jones online!

Hang Jones online!, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

I have been working on this website with my friend Scott, who did an amazing job with the coding, for the past couple of months, at least. My brother Hernan wrote the first installment of the story which is on the Legend page, and he's also currently editing the video that he directed for the first song, Caroline.

I am my husband's biggest fan, he is extremely talented and quite a looker.

We're working on our dreams right now.

Monday, June 9, 2008

this is a nice quote

I'm sure I'm not alone in this, but I find a strange sense of comfort in being reminded of my own mortality. It makes me appreciate things more, push stronger, and play harder.

“The most solid advice for a writer is this, I think: Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough”
William Saroyan

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Home Sick

Clemmy and me, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

I came down with a cold after coming back from LA (darn circulated airplane air) and it's pretty much been me and the dogs in bed for the past couple days. It's always so hard for me to just take it easy. I ask Stephen "What should i do?" and he says "REST!" I hate that answer. I'm the type of person that always has four or five projects brewing and it kills me that I'm actually home during the day and don't have the energy to work on any of them! Thank Steve Jobs for laptops though, or else I would be getting absolutely nothing done. Currently focusing on the Hang Jones website which will be ready to launch soon. Though I would also like to go downstairs to my craft room and sew myself a new bag, or skirt, or just clean the house or paint the walls. Yes, I'm a bit ambitious but I take after my dad. We always say he's like the energizer bunny the way he goes from one project to the next.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Hang Jones video shoot

Ben and his gun, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

We had a whirlwind trip to LA to shoot the first Hang Jones video. My brother directed and I always love watching him work. I had so many different tasks for this project; props, costumes and of course I had to take some photos to document. Had I not been completely overwhelmed with the costumes and set I would have taken a lot more photos, the place we shot was incredibly inspiring. The crew was amazing, the actors were perfect, and the setting could not have been better.