My first Video Vednesday ropes in my husband and my best friend to share with you all our silly Cruise Song! I even learned a new skill in the process.
I mentioned my friend Nicole Dieker the other day, a freelance journalist who developed her niche writing about finances for The Billfold and other publications. She asked me Thursday if I’d like to have a chat with her for her column. I of course happily agreed, though I wasn’t exactly what she was looking for at first.
Since I wrote about Halloween costumes the other day, and given that today’s #NaBloPoMo prompt is to write about a favorite holiday memory, I thought I’d post some pictures of couples costumes Alex and I did in past Halloweens. They’re all based, sometimes tenuously, in pop culture, and hopefully you can guess who they are. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
A Burbank animator uses the crowdfunding giant for a commemorative Disney-style animation.
Experimental cellist Zoë Keating is performing at the Largo in Los Angeles tonight. I first saw her perform on JoCo Cruise Crazy in March 2013, and it completely blew my mind. The fact that her music is heard on the Sherlock Holmes-inspired show Elementary is fitting because Keating is never satisfied with just playing the cello. Instead, she fully investigates her sound, technique, and ability, detecting new ways to create not songs, but symphonic poems, with just her instrument and a computer. I was so completely overwhelmed and inspired by her performance that I wrote this review.