Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jumping Ryan Gosling's Bones

Thanks to my friend Betty Danger the other night I found myself at Bimbos in North Beach going to see Dead Man's Bones. I had never heard of them before, but I was in as soon as she told me it was Ryan Gosling's band. So yeah I went initially for the eye candy (which did not disappoint in the least!) and was presently surprised to find talented musicians and a great show.
Their band has a ghostly theme, with a painted set of a graveyard in the background. Perfect for Halloween their show was a spooky theater production of sorts. Another unique aspect of it is that they include a children's local choir from each city they tour in. These kids were dressed in white cloaks and had skull faces painted on them.
It was a fun, whimsical show where there was talent to spare and I must say Ryan Gosling oozes charisma.
There is more info about the band and how their idea came about in this Pitchfork article and here is a video to boot!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Night Time on the Bridge

So I know there's probably a billion pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge by now, as it's probably one of the most photographed landmarks ever. Enough already! But walking it for the first time at night with ghostly fog surrounding it was definitely quite an experience. These were some of the standout pics.

Friday, October 23, 2009

A Tight Change of Heart

Scandanavian artist El Perro del Mar recently released a new album Love is Not Pop, of which "Change of Heart" is one of the catchiest songs. I found the video for the song, which is kind of amazing. How do these guys do it?! I wonder how long they had to practice to get it all right and in one shot. Take that Beyonce!