Friday, April 24, 2009

1000 friends on facebook

I hit 1000 friends on facebook after using it since November 2004. Feel the power of social media! Facebook's been excellent for scheduling many appointments, parties and other gatherings in the past 5 years of my life. Just yesterday, I spent the day in Hong Kong with a fellow exchange student from Japan - we both lived in Australia 6 years ago. Last summer and this Christmas, I stayed with friends who have moved to New Jersey and I also photographed a Texas artist in New York. I also coordinated a number of photographic, writing, and recording projects in Texas - from Asia. I use facebook to syndicate this blog and make my posts more relevant. Some of my family has recently joined facebook. It is an interface in which I connect to people who I care about, and I am thankful for it.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sarah Renfro eaten alive in Brooklyn

I want to write many, many words about Sarah Renfro's New York television appearance and her new live album available through her myspace page but this is all I will say: Watch the video (above) and enjoy. Listen to the live album Eaten Alive for a very entertaining and deeply personal set.

Sarah sings and plays keys, ukelele (not violin) and kalimba.
I photographed the album cover.
$10 on the album, a bag of popcorn and a dill pickle will give you hours of glee (and pain).

*Concertos not included.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Fire Dancing on Lantau

About once a month, a motley group of friends gathers in Pui O on Lantau Island to celebrate the coming of the full moon. They eat, play drums, laugh, and dance with fire. Yes they do!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Snarky Puppy in Canada

Check out the Zimp's great review of Snarky Puppy in Montreal, with special guest online-media specialist Sarah Crisman. Illustration courtesy of the Zimp :-)

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Van Ho Ba hits Tay Ho!

This is what's hip this Saturday: The Van Ho Ba and Dhoopstick. Dhoopstick. That's a funny name. I guess so is the Van Ho Ba, but it all gets lost in translation in Hanoi, so who cares! The VHB refers to themselves as such: "The Van Ho Ba can be described as an unstoppable groove machine." I'd agree, and I'm itching to play trumpet (and Euphonium) with them again next time I visit Vietnam.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Speak Up!

Photography by Elden

Out and about in Hong Kong, I have been networking and promoting Snarky Puppy. Promotion is a good time! These shots were taken at Speak Up a monthly artist networking event usually hosted at Philia in Lan Kwai Fong.

Awarding a copy of Snarky Puppy's "Bring Us The Bright." to the lady who deduced that Robert "Sput" Searight collaborated with Snoop Dogg [and Erykah Badu, Kirk Franklin and won a Grammy]

This is me trying to herd cats. Free stuff always helps :-)

Kate Sullivan
, the hostess in pink organizes and runs Speak Up with Roger De Leon. Kate starred (along with Roger) in a short called The Other End of the Gun.

Hangin' with Kevin of the Metro vocal group. They're performing twice Easter Weekend at Backstage.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Yum :-)

Yummy food made by Ashley in Hongkers!