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Unravel on occasion.

I recently agreed to do a photo shoot for my hair stylist MaiLing, her salon is called Cocoon Hair Studio. cocoonI am totally into the two-toned color she gave me, its super fun and versatile.

Below is a self -portrait, we’re still waiting on the final results from the photographer.

Cocoon is a relaxing and intimate experience, it’s a single studio space, located in Bankers Hill or Park West and is walking distance to Balboa Park.

This is a great neighborhood, with all kinds of places to eat, drink, shop and walk. It’s also a stones throw from downtown and Hillcrest.

Balboa Park is home to various museums and gardens such as The San Diego Zoo, MOPA, Museum of Man, and the Rueben H. Fleet Science Center which has an IMAX theatre. Some other favorite places in Bankers Hill are Tin Can Ale House, Cafe Bassam, Evolution Fast Food and the Spruce Street Bridge.

Lucille Ball is an iconic american woman. Lately I have been delving into her first television series, I Love Lucy. I remember watching these episodes as a child, now obviously time has passed and my perspective has changed. As an adult I have a new-found respect for her comedic edge, fashion choices, and content. Below I posted my favorite episode, which is insanely surreal! Totally amazing. Found this on youtube so that I would be able to share. Surprisingly enough, CBS actually has the show up online for free if you’re a little too broke to splurge and by the dvd’s. Below the first video is an episode of The Three Stooges where she appeared, it’s entitled “Three Little Pigskins” and was made in 1934, before she had her famous red locks.

By 1962 Lucielle Ball was the first woman to head a major studio, Desilu Productions. She later sold it in 1967 to Charles Bluhdorn of Gulf+Western. The company was first called Paramount Pictures but was later renamed Paramount Television which is now CBS Television Studios.

Here’s a clip from her later series, The Lucy Show-

Trish Keenan, singer of English electronic band Broadcast, died January 14th of pneumonia which was brought on from the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu. She contracted the virus recently while on tour in Australia.

Broadcast pulled me in with their 2003 release, Haha Sound . Keenan’s soft voice would roll around in my head for days like an endless echo. Now reminiscent, the tracks from this album bring me of a different time not so long ago when I felt more pressure and confusion from life. I always found comfort in the upbeat, spacey sounds of Broadcast. Thank you Trish for your sharing your thoughts, emotions, and spirit. RIP

Below are Keenan’s thoughts on her own art:

“BROADCAST VISION – memory music The Broadcast vision is the meeting of human emotion in the electronic world. The optimistic belief in the compatibility of man and machine. A nature and nurture approach to music. The potential of folk, nursery rhyme and electronica to provoke memory and imagination. The past set in the future. A retrospective lyric set in an electronic description of an organic world.

THE LYRICS I repeat myself. I believe that through this unconscious repetition, I have been leaking messages to myself for years. Two words have come up again and again for me. These two words feature in a number of my songs and I have not realized it until now. The words are let go. I have been telling myself to let go for years. So much so I am claiming ownership of them. They are my words. I refuse to let go of them. They are going to be my reminders to let go. Perhaps my epitaph.

The lyrics of Tender Buttons were generated through automatic writing. They are my free falling thoughts. I believe that words have their own life. That if you throw words together randomly, they naturally make sense. Language just wants to be understood. “

Broadcast’s website:

a quick sketch while i get my head together.

Winter photo shoot, photographed by, Alex Kacha