samalama ding dong

i have a lot of nicknames and respond to every one of them.
never apologize for your art.
Lots of big things happening. Stay tuned- by @jamesakuehn “BTS “Deadgirl” set. #blackcoatmusic” via @PhotoRepost_app

Lots of big things happening. Stay tuned- by @jamesakuehn “BTS “Deadgirl” set. #blackcoatmusic” via @PhotoRepost_app

Thank you @eileensoong @taanne @kalifairy @jimmymehiel for attending! #aclockworkorange #alextheatre #prospecthouseent

Thank you @eileensoong @taanne @kalifairy @jimmymehiel for attending! #aclockworkorange #alextheatre #prospecthouseent

What a night! by @eileensoong “A Clockwork Orange screening w/ Gary Oldman & Malcolm McDowell AND my favorite violin playing seester @sammma” via @PhotoRepost_app

What a night! by @eileensoong “A Clockwork Orange screening w/ Gary Oldman & Malcolm McDowell AND my favorite violin playing seester @sammma” via @PhotoRepost_app

It’s supposed to hurt, that’s how you know it meant something.

Peter and the Starcatcher (via fyeahbroadway)

thank you

thank you

Hanging with some flavors at #AlmostMaine. Great job, Jon! #nowgiveusthegiftbasket #la #theatre

Hanging with some flavors at #AlmostMaine. Great job, Jon! #nowgiveusthegiftbasket #la #theatre

WHAT! from the upcoming Blackcoat Duo music video! @blackcoatmusic @jamesakuehn #monotonenecktie by @jimmymehiel via @PhotoRepost_app

WHAT! from the upcoming Blackcoat Duo music video! @blackcoatmusic @jamesakuehn #monotonenecktie by @jimmymehiel via @PhotoRepost_app

you know, the whole image thing

I’ve just realized every single female encounter I’ve had in the last year or two (friends included, except for one — yup, only one) is obsessed/fascinated with image. It possesses them. I get it, I admit I do my part to look pretty and look nice and drive myself crazy with eating healthy and making it to cardio barre or going on that long hike.

But enough is enough.

I’ve been trying to engage myself in more conversations that aren’t gossip or industry related.  Oh, and listening is part of conversation. It is more beautiful than responding with incessant nodding or, “right”, or looking in a mirror or checking your phone or staring at someone in a manner that only means you’re judging them.

Are women considered beautiful anymore? Or do we just rant about this stuff in blogs and the like.  (drops the mic, grabs a donut) Peace.

i really miss playing my acoustic.

throwback video- Blackcoat Duo @ “at the tavern” (inTraffik radio show, Feb 2012).

it’s awful to catch yourself binging on your competition’s reels and resumes. 

cheers!

research

unless i’m in a theater, it has become challenging to watch a movie without looking at instagram or twitter or a text. then, because of all the binge watching, i end up not just following a storyline but overanalyzing the acting. the wardrobe. the directing, the angles, the number of takes.  and asking out loud numerous times, “ugh, how did they land this role?” 

and then, i come across movies like THE INTOUCHABLES and i’m so [what’s the word!?] that i needed to blog. hot damn it’s been a while since a film has brought me such joy. and no it’s not bc i had red wine. and i wasn’t in a theater. and i didn’t even watch it on a tv. just me, my laptop, and the tears & LOL laughter that come with joy. 

it’s that tickle that artists get.