It's an artist by the name of Shlomi Haziza that made these intriguing art pieces, I actually wanted to go in but I was running out of time and then I don't know if it was a private place, it looked opened but still good. I will check this artist out real soon! I was with my friends earlier returning library books, actually mangas my friend Angelique recommend me to check out, I liked one of the two. She gives real good advice on recommendations on mangas and books too. Anyway, I thought I share this with you since I haven't been on here in a while and this was indeed an art moment!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Concert: The concert was around March I think, it's been a while! It was a few years back. I remember I asked my mother if I could go to the concert because Kimmy and Carla said you should go and have fun. She let me go because of my grades were so good, and she believe I deserved it. My aunt took me because it was at the Staples Center( mostly any concert or big events happen there along with the the Convention Center, which is next door to the Staples Center) I already purchased a ticket, because they were selling out like crazy! My ticket I remember it was $52.00 my seat was at the top, I remember seeing so many people there, you can hear several voices at once. I wanted to bring my camera but the note said no cameras (which I so regretted it!). I was in the wrong sit because I looked at the numbers wrong, I guess being excited and nervous at being at your first concert, things happen like that. There were two other acts before Linkin Park though, I think one was called Coheed and another band I can't remember at the moment. But when Linkin Park came to the scene, everyone was standing up! I was sitting and chatting with two fans next to me, they were so excited! I had to stand up the rest of the concert because I couldn't see the band and then I was too far away, but around you, you could see several lights flashing like stars in the sky, because everyone had their cameras. My old phone which was a razor, the photos I don't have anymore, but there was a screen/projectile/projector they had where you can see the musicians, my camera on my phone was terrible, all I kept getting was Chester Bennington and not the other band mates. The first song they perform funnily was "What I've Done." After half of the concert, I saw Kimmy and Carla, they were sitting diagonally from me. They already had their tickets when they told me about the concert so it made sense, when you have concerts, they have assigned seats oddly enough. The concert was an astonishing experience, the musicians especially Chester were vibrant and lively, and I was told he was sick that day too, it was amazing because he did back flips and all kinds of jumping and shouting so it was hard to believe that he was sick. I know another class mate was over there but he had the VIP ticket, obviously he paid in advance. After the concert, I said goodbye to my friends and my aunt was waiting patiently for me, and I was checking up on her, and it was a few minutes to midnight (henceforth the album title) and I wanted merchandise from the concert but it was so costly. I know Carla had a beautiful shirt and Kimmy had a jacket with the symbol LP submerge together like the book you see in the photo. I remember there were bands that do promotional when big bands come out. So they were passing out CDs and stuff this band name Panima(I still haven't gotten around of listening to it.) I took it because I knew how it felt when you want to promote yourself and stuff: common courtesy. Finally after that, I asked my aunt could I please get a shirt so I gotten the shirt you see on the photo below, it was not from the inside, it was one of those discounted people who sell cheap or discounted merchandise so basically, I gotten my shirt for $10.00, I was satisfied enough because my friends had to pay almost $100 for their clothes ware. I had a smashing night, once I find the shirt I can put the actual date on it. I come across the shirt every now and then, I would wear it sometimes. This was indeed a fine art moment I think! I do plan to go to more concerts soon, the only other concerts I have been to were jazz concerts called Jazz Fest West where they have them from next door to the water park Raging Waters. (I might have a blog post on that so stay tuned!) Again it was a great moment for me, because even to this day my mother and I were shocked she made that decision to let me go to one!
|This is me with my Linkin Park shirt, and this is one of my friends Kimberly.|
She was one of the friends that went to the same concert.
The recent items are Heart and Soul and 20 Years of New Order but it also contained music of Joy Division, it was a promo disc, considered to be rare it was only $20! Heart and Soul from the looks of it is really good, the booklet is really nice. I still need to explore on these two bands, and are definitely a worth of interest!
Control is an excellent movie, Anton Corbijn did a fine job with this movie, the characters really suit and gave me a feel on how Ian was before he died and how the post punk era was really raw in the since of non sugar coating. The two interview DVDs are another fine items to have, they have astonishing bonus features!
New Order Technique(2-disc CD) and Joy Division's Still are considered out of print items!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I was helping a friend out today looking for something from Amoeba which is called Record Store Day, sadly the items she wanted wasn't there. However, I did meet two Marc Almond fans, which was a treat to have! One was looking for Marc and the Mambas CDs, I informed her that's pretty rare material since they weren't really established, I did say Amazon would be a good source, or if you're fortunate to ask Marc fans and do a trade in! Anyway, when I was going to pay of my items, the guy was ecstatic to see that there's another Marc fan in the midst, he showed me some radical Marc Almond tattoos! One from the CellMates era and then from Marc and the Mambas, I didn't want to hold him up since it was packed over there, so I was able to take these photos of his arm tattoos, pretty neat isn't it? Yes, there are Marc Almond/Soft Cell fans out here, may not be everywhere, but hey you can't beat a person who knows good music and Marc Almond is just that talented! This was the highlights of my day, after going through some minor issues, finding rare Pet Shop Boys items and then meeting two Marc Almond fans was just splendid, I don't really pay attention or look for fans, I just focus on what I need to do and if there are fans of the artists I adore, then hey I can't complain! I just thought to add this because this is INDEED a favourite art moment! :D
Sunday, April 8, 2012
A lovely friend name Mazie, sent me an adorable Easter card and shocked me with a cute necklace! Sorry the photo is upside-down, but I was just excited to take another photo! We settle our difference from the past and start again, only wish more people I encountered would do the same but they are that stubborn but oh well. Things happen for a reason, I was actually shocked she wanted to be my friend, and for someone to forgive me like that, just shows how there's good in people. I wanted to be her friend as well, but i know she was mad at the time and needed a lot to think about. It was a rough year last year. But I'm glad we are talking again! Thank you again Mazie you're one of a kind and you are stronger than you think as well!
Happy Easter everyone! :D
One of my best friends Ignacio gave me his old deck of Yu-Gi-Oh playing cards since he have a new one, he told me it was a good start and then I can collect more when possible. He's very sweet, and I'm currently learning about how the game works. It's more complex than chess I'll admit!
I bought these books at my current college, I passed by them and this lady told me they were for sale. I wanted astronomy books but they didn't have any so, I had a look around and they had two books that caught my eye: Everyday Life in Bible Times and Pictorial World Atlas. I'm a Christian so I am rather curious on how life was back in those days and I do and would love to travel when I can so I thought these would be beneficial for myself.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
This came in the mail yesterday! A friend of mine, Clare was telling me about few days ago and told me it was really good, so I'm taking her word for it! It's a Joy Division DVD about the legacy of the band and facts on the late Ian Curtis.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I also gotten these from amoeba except Phil Collins' But Seriously album, I gotten that from Amazon, I Think I might get No Jackets Required soon. Anyway, a friend of mine Clare gotten me into some more artists: Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, she gotten me into Joy Division, even though I'm still testing these bands out, but I did like what Clare showed me. I also gotten some Depeche Mode, New Order, La Roux, and Human League in there. They had bonus tracks for some of these bands and since I can't stand the buffering, I decided to test them out, I do listen to other artists, but I prefer downloading their music if possible, because I don't want to go broke here. I'm still learning about all kinds of art everyday!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I don't know if It's Sugar, is an actual store beyond Universal City Walk, but It's a nice store for candy lovers anywhere! I gotten candy but its the powdered candy. They have candy from all kinds of sources, some are ridiculously huge and some are so tiny! I couldn't handle too much that candy, which is ironic but its the truth. I gotten an Angry Birds Keychain there, they do have items that are non edible believe it or not. The game is addicting so I couldn't resist of getting a Keychain that had them on it! I only wished they had all of the characters on it though. I'm pretty sure It's Sugar have a website.
Pink have always been my favorite color, typical girl color I guess. It's a mixture of red and white but now varies from different shades of red and different shades of white. Anyway, I gotten two pairs before and couldn't find them so I thought to get these instead they looked.different from the ones I had. The design looked artsy to me, they can be warm sometimes but when its cold, they feel cold because of the small holes. The hearts on them looked really neat to me.
I'm a button(flares) and pins fan, I especially love it when they have sayings on them some can be relative and some are just plain silly! I have about seventy buttons and a few amount of pins, I will do a collection update of those real soon! I know there's ton of buttons to get and collect, but every button or almost every button signifies a memory or tells a story about myself like symbolism really and usually some just represents me in general.
I went to two Hot Topics with my friend Angelique in the past week and then yesterday to Universal City Walk. I didn't know they had Sailor Moon items over in a goth/rockerish store but then again the title, I'm guessing old anime in general are the hot topic of vintage. So far I gotten a Button and an I.D. case, felt like spoiling myself. They were expensive but not as bad as their other items they had there. It's a nice store to go to, I would recommend it if you haven't heard of it over here!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Some of these portraits gave me the idea of a modern, eccentric Picassoo.