The arts have been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. Creativity drives passion. This is a weekly look into the world of artists in music, art and dance and what they create. Feed your imagination!
Vienna State Opera (Funny) | Ballet
This is a light hearted routine. A little poke at the very serious, traditional world of ballet. Ballet is my favorite form of dance due to its gracefullness and class. Modern dance is a more free form state of mind but ballet is still where my affinity lies. I throughly chuckled throughout this whole performance. It is fun to take a step back sometimes and look at something through rose colored glasses. It’s full of energy and hilarity. It reminds me of when I was a little girl in dance class and, at times I must admit, a little lost. It speaks to the great nature of dance. It can be very entertaining and enjoyable at all forms. These ballerinas do a great job of bringing joy to the audience in the theater as well as at home. Always stay a kid at heart I say. It makes life way better.
Deftones | Fav Track: Root
Deftness is Chino Moreno (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Frank Delgado (keyboards and turntables), Abe Cunningham (drums and percussion) and Sergio Vega (bass). I saw the Deftones play with Incubus in Chula Vista at the SleepTrain Amphitheater just last week. It was a killer show! I must digress for a second and say I had a girl moment when Brandon Boyd graced the stage. And wore glow in the dark glasses for one song. God damn. I’m much more into the nerdy, sexy men now but will always have a soft spot for talented musicians. Those two bands are definitely in my top 5 of all time and boy did they deliver that night. Surprisingly enough it was the very first time I saw the Deftones live. Crazy I know. I went with my friend David, who by the way has “Deftones” tattooed on his arm so needless to say he is quite the fan. It was a rockin good time had by all. Adrenaline is such a good album. We blasted it on the way there. Los Angeles to San Diego is a long drive so some tunes help along the way. The sound is heavy and the mood is euphoric. Music has healing power. It makes you feel things stronger than you ever have before. Deftones is a very talented band with a smooth, heavy sound. Definitely great to have them on my playlist.
Toy Art Gallery | TAG
I discovered this awesome gallery on Melrose Ave on a morning walk one day. West Hollywood bodes well for transportation by foot. You also end up discovering the coolest things! This is a haven for one of a kind, high end art toys and sculptures. Many very talented artists unite. Showcases of pretty sweet limited edition toys and such abound. I perused their site for a bit and was quite impressed. Check out the blog on their site (TAG) for the latest news. The works of art are full of life. I have yet to go inside the gallery or purchase an item from the site, but, will admit here I will very soon do both. I am a big fan of upcoming artists and raw expression. And toys bring stories to life. Like I said, always stay a kid at heart. It’s good for the soul!
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