I enjoy a gritty and grainy music video any day. HD and overly-produced videos might be the present and the future, but anything with a self-made feel pulls at my heart. The video for Wolf Like Me by TV on the Radio fills me with several emotions, something most modern day videos rarely (if ever) accomplish.
I randomly discovered this band on Spotify – which may be the best 10 bucks I spend each month.
Quick facts about TV On The Radio:
• Formed in 2001
• From Brooklyn, NY
• Have been on several labels including Interscope
• Touring next: one show on Sunday June 25, 2017 at the Id10t Festival in Mountain View, CA
Last year in LA I stumbled across the band Kitten because their gig poster caught my eye. (Designer recognizes design right?) I couldn’t make it to that show because I was leaving town a few days prior. Fast forward a year and a half, I come to find they are playing another show shortly after I leave town, again.
Dear Kitten, someday I will make it to one of your shows, I promise.
These photos are from a few months ago when I visited Salvation Mountain, a giant handmade sculpture that’s in the middle of nowhere in the California desert. If you ever get the opportunity to go, I highly recommend it.
There’s so much interesting typography to be found in New York City, but my favorite area to spot some really interesting street signs, storefronts and logos is the East Village. This neighborhood has a very artistic, urban, old New York vibe, and the signage reflects that perfectly.
All over my instagram feed, LA residents (who I’m so jealous of) are posting tons of these red flowers in full bloom. I have no idea what they’re called, but they’re all over my photo stream from January when I visited.
After we visited Palm Springs last month, we headed out further into the desert. While driving along Highway 111, we begin to notice the most pungent smell ever, and lo and behold the crazy smell was coming from the Salton Sea. I wasn’t looking at a map, so I had no idea we were even near this “sea”. It’s so vacant, boarded-up, and falling apart due to manmade issues that caused a bustling resort town to fade away to literally almost nothing. This place looks feels like a scene from a sci-fi thriller, and I was creeped out more than once. There’s dead fish bones littering the beach, and so much vacant empty space.
There are fish skeletons covering every inch of beach:
I don’t believe in zombies but it would be of no surprise if one roamed this crazy land. Behind this lake was one boarded up hotel and resort after another. After living in NYC for five years, I get extremely uncomfortable in the middle of nowhere (ie: no man’s land). There were no gas stations for miles, no people or other cars for stretches at a time, and cell service was spotty at best. I can see why the desert serves as the backdrop for so many horror films.
And then this are you kidding me insane desert sunset happened on the ride back. Mind = Blown.