On Cinco de Mayo, Lovespirals will perform along with Mr. Meeble (featuring Michael Plaster of Soul Whirling Somewhere) and Novelty with DJ Seduce as part of the First Fridays Artwalk celebration in downtown Pheonix.
The One Place
825 N. 1st Street
All Ages – Free – Show begins @ 9pm
The show follows a 6-9pm art opening and Lovespirals play the middle spot – 10:30ish. Should be a fun night!
The Lovespirals feature on Atmosphere 69 turned out pretty cool. It’s always kind of surreal to hear oneself on radio, but in a way, it puts your work in perspective. I was pleased to hear our music in another context, to find that it actually sounds really good. Not to be vain, it’s just that we tend to take our stuff forgranted after hearing it so much in the studio. To hear it outside of the studio is like a reality check of sorts. It’s like hearing it fresh for the first time again. I really, really like “Free and Easy.” That song is really personal. I tend to forget that fact. Anyway, I’m really happy we met up with the Lounge King and Agent 69 because this was a very nice interview and a great experience.
Looks like things are coming together for a few California shows over the next 2 months. Still working out details, but it looks like they’ll be a small one near us, and a big one up north. Maybe an intimate one up north, as well. Hoping to hear back from a venue or 2 in L.A., as well. Keep your eyes peeled on the news area for some announcements!
In case you haven’t heard, I just launched a new podcast on Adam Curry’s Podshow Podcast Network called The Chillcast with Anji Bee. It’s a half hour music show featuring chilled tunes in genres from downtempo to deep house, trip hop to dream pop, electro lounge to old school jazz and blues and more. The show was inspired by my Live365 radio station, Chillcuts, which was in turn inspired by my older show, The Lovely Ladies of Electronica. Basically, I just keep widening my circle of musical styles as time goes on. Anyway, I’d love to have you come check the show out at http://chillcast.podshow.com.
Feel free to hit me back and let me know what you think!
How odd! I just finished reading a book about George Antheil yesterday, only to see on Yahoo! News that his “Ballet Mecanique” is about to be performed – with the 16 baby grand pianos and various percussion mechanically controlled, as he originally wished. But the nutty composer called for a 152bpm performance, whereas — apparently — pianos can only be played at 138bpm by machine, and 120 by humans. Interesting…
We’ve been getting slammed by spammers in our blog comments lately. It’s been going on for awhile actually, but recently it has increased so much that it isn’t worth fighting anymore. Once more time is being spent trying to squelch blog comment spam than actually blogging, there is a problem. So we have disabled commenting for the time being. Sorry.
Last night we saw the movie Rashomon, director Kurosawa’s 1950 masterpiece. Damn that was good. Another one of those gems that has sneaked past me up until now. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who’s into movies that are a little different from the Hollywood mold, from then or now.
Man! Went into Ryan’s studio to do a little intro song for The Chillcast but the mixer was acting up. I noticed a weird smell, like plastic burning. Ryan said the mixer suddenly rebooted once, and shortly after telling me that, it just shut down completely. Great… We unplugged everything to take it into the shop, and when we pulled it up, the smell was coming from the side where the fuse is located, so I’m hoping that just blew. Cross your fingers for us!
The new webseries by Dan Myrick (of Blair Witch Project fame), The Strand: Venice includes tracks by Lovespirals in their
first and second episodes. The first season is about to be released on
DVD via strandvenice.com, where you can also check out “Love
Survives” on the site’s built-in audio player. The show features a great soundtrack overall, with a decidedly chill-out flavor.