Artist Customized Turntables Designed For Auction

artist customised turntables to help refugees

Back in 2018 I shared with you the customized REGA turntables designed by various artists that were auctioned for charity. This year, Secret 7″ has done it again, only with 15 artists! (more…)

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The Flaming Lips (and Audience) in Covid-Safe Giant Bubbles

Flaming Lips Bubble Concert

Performing at the Criterion in their hometown of Oklahoma City this past week, The Flaming Lips tested out a new pandemic-safe concert idea where both the performers AND each audience member were encased in giant inflatable bubbles as the band promoted their new album American Head, while simultaneously shooting a video. (more…)

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Marcel Wanders Designs The Whisperviolin

Marcel Wanders designs the whisperviolin

After years of performing at the highest level, virtuoso violinist Monica Germino was diagnosed with hyperacusis (extreme sensitivity to sound) and had to abandon her usual performances. As a result, special compositions have been written for the musician, most notably MUTED by composer Louis Andriessen, and custom violins have been designed for her to perform. One of those is a collaboration between Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and built by master Bas Maas of the Netherlands. (more…)

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Barbra in Profile. Literally. 20 Photos of the Legendary Streisand.

Barbra in Profile. Literally

For my generation, there aren’t many living legends left. Barbra Streisand is one of the few remaining that has made an indelible impression upon me as far back as I can remember. An actress, director, singer/entertainer, advocate for human rights, animal-lover and a vocal critic of Donald Trump’s, there’s much to admire about Babs.*  As a little girl in the late 60s and early 70s, watching her in the movies Funny Girl, The Way We Were and What’s Up Doc, I recall being mesmerized by everything from her long slender fingers with manicured nails to her almond-shaped blue eyes. When they welled up with tears as Fanny Brice and K-K-K-Katie, so did mine. And when she looked at herself in the mirror in Funny Girl and uttered the iconic line “Hello Gorgeous….” I enthusiastically agreed. You see, Barbra is beautiful and it’s not in spite of her nose, it’s because of it. (more…)

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Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion WAP Music Video Is A Cinematic Feast.

cardi b megan thee stallion WAP video

The killer collaboration between Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion resulted in a new music video for their single WAP that went viral the second it debuted.  Released yesterday, the well-produced music video for the Cardi B single WAP featuring Megan Three Stallion is a 4 minute 12 second cinematic feast filled with breasts, booty, beauty and undeniable talent. Plus it’s loaded with celebrity cameos. (more…)

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