I went to Outside Lands for the third year in a row and despite the absence of Jack White, it may have been my favorite year yet.
Sometimes life is bittersweetly cruel and awards your best friend free Beerfest tickets three days after she gets her appendix out but she’s still gracious enough to bring you along for a quick drunk. Cheers, bitches! That was not a typo. Seattle International Beerfest 2014.
Killer Mike & El-P = Run the Jewels. These guys are so fucking inspiring in every sense of the word. MusicFestNW in Portland, OR.
I’m coping with my jealousy caused by the Unicorns reunion happening far far away by sifting through my pictures of Islands at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall in February.
St. Vincent at Pemberton Music Festival in Pemberton, BC.
Outkast at Pemberton Music Festival in Pemberton, BC. July 20, 2014.
The first set I caught and one of the best sets of the entire festival. Tyler, the Creator at Pemberton Music Festival in Pemberton, BC. July 18, 2014.
Frank Ocean at Pemberton Music Festival in Pemberton, BC. July 20, 2014. AKA the night everything made sense.
The various things that Jareth does with the crystal balls (rolling them around his arms and in his hands and so forth) are not camera tricks or any other kind of special effect. They are actually done by choreographer Michael Moschen, who is an accomplished juggler. Moschen was actually crouched behind Bowie with his arm(s) replacing Bowie’s. Unlike a typical Muppet performance, however, he had no video screen to view his performance. In other words, his manipulations were performed completely blind.
I spent the weekend in Bremerton while my friends shot some beautiful music sessions and I felt very lucky to be there.
My talented friend up there plays in the band Castle Dwellers. You should check them out if you want to improve your mood.
Also, my friend is Frank Zappa. Obviously.