Sunday, March 25, 2012
"To be blonde, or not to be blonde" post this week. The 44 year-old (as of tomorrow) singer, producer and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist is releasing a new solo album in Japan this month. Iha's album hits the U.S. later this year. TwentyFourBit has a smidgen of his first video, To Who Knows Where, and I am in love, love, loooove with the song. I feel like I could crawl into music and fly away. (I am unabashedly attracted to a 90's dreamy, indy sound.) I hope Iha's Japanese fan really enjoy his new music. Photo via aux
Friday, March 23, 2012
Etty Lau Farrell is a dancer, singer, reality TV star, wife to Jane's Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell, and the mother of the cutest kids ever. She's well known as a blonde, but recently has been sporting natural dark locks.
Gackt is 39 year-old Japanese rock singer, author and actor. He's had a variety of looks since the 90's, though his colored contacts and eye liner are constants. Some fans prefer Gackt blonde, while others love his dark and edgy look. Via Men's Hairstyles
Via Live Journal
Tila Tequila (aka Tila Nguyen) is a model, reality TV star and a general hot mess. But I hand it to her that she's not afraid of change. This gal has been every shade on the spectrum from dark brown to platinum blonde, and wears her hair all sorts of lengths. Lately Tila's surprised people by going back to black and looking pretty damn good! You go, em. Via hairstyleswatch
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Deviant Art. Who knows what they'll be wearing at Otafest in May 2012!
here. Check out Better Shelter's flip (that sold in November 2011 for $589,000) here.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
UCLA is selling the garden to raise money for endowments and professorships. Redfin's listing states the garden can be a retreat or is perfect for building. The "building" part is scary since many a person would bulldoze half of this garden to throw up a McMansion. If I bought the property I'd make sure one of the shacks was water-tight and had electricity and a small bathroom. I'd install a kitchenette and then spend easy, breezy weekends there with my dog and ninja boyfriend listening to music while pretending I was in the Japanese countryside.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Courtesty of automotive.com
Kia Soul, I came to a stop where a man pointed to my rental vehicle and shouted to his young son, "Look at the hamster car!" This got me thinking about the mixed success of the Kia Soul rapping hamster campaign. Yes, Kia's hamsters are amusing and memorable, but does a company really want consumers associating their car with captive rodents who dwell in tiny cages and eat their young when under stress? That said, seeing the hamsters at the Twin Cities Auto Show was a treat. Usually I run through Kia's section, but this year my husband and I took photos and perused at their compact cars. The 2012 Kia Soul starts at $13,900. Watch Kia's hamsters rock it out here.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Dexter Gordon photographed by Herman Leonard via Jackson Fine Art
Johnny Depp channeling Charlie Chaplin (and Buster Keaton who also famously wore a pork pie hat) in Benny and Joon (1993)
Jake Shimabukuro via Second Hand Sounds
Saxophone legend Lester Young
Korean star Yoo Ah In
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Kynan Tait via Flikr
Heath Kirchart and his Emerica teammates, Jerry Hsu and Leo Romero, rolled into Minneapolis in the summer of 2011. They did an in-store appearance at a long-running skate shop, signed stuff, and grilled hotdogs. The event was meant for groms, old guys who skated in the 90s, and everybody else except an ajumma, but that didn't stop me from planning to attend. I figured I'd meet Heath in person and bring him some Korean candy (not code for anything other than candy). The snag was who to take with me--certainly not my husband, maybe a girlfriend. Giving girlfriends short notice to go to an event they don't completely understand equals a no go. They were sympathetic, though. I was so excited telling one of them about it, I called Heath "Keith Hirchart." With complete sincerity, my girlfriend said, "I'm sorry I can't go with you, but the next time Keith comes to town, we'll be sure to go."