The Long Beach Agenda Show starts tomorrow. It’s always a lot of fun for me – my roots are in fashion and streetwear and the impressive trade show always brings a lot of great creative people to town. Plus they’re big supporters of POW! WOW! Long Beach. Looking forward to it, see you there!
Impressive drone video footage by videographer Robert McIntosh captures Venice Beach in the early AM.
The good people at Long Beach Water Department have created the MissionH20LB initiative to help illustrate how easy it can be for the city to meet its target of a 16% drop in water usage across the city. They’ve turned to local creatives like Jeff McMillan, to help spread the word. Check out their Creative Conservation video for more!
Yesterday, my talented friend CRYPTIK posted this great video of a monologue by Charlie Chaplin, known as “The Great Dictator Speech.” It’s powerful and compelling stuff, I tell ya. The political satire film was released in 1940 and it’s amazing to think that the US was still at peace with Nazi Germany at that point. It was Chaplin’s first talking film and was nominated for 5 Academy Awards. “Make life a wonderful adventure.” What a visionary.
Happy New Year! 2015 was a lot of fun, here’s hoping 2016 is even better. Thanks for visiting. Here’s another article on Los Angeles’ recent cultural resurgence, this time via The Guardian. Good article, but if you’re on the ground here you don’t need anyone to tell you there is a lot of magic in the air lately.
We’re in the final stretch of 2015 now and I’m already looking forward to February – when POW! WOW! Hawaii comes around again. They’ve already announced details of the festival, including the 2016 roster, and the schedule of events. The roster features an all-star line-up, as always, and the event schedule has expanded too. Can’t wait.
This story’s a bit of a bummer, sorry. According to Motherboard, “One of the biggest environmental disasters in US history is happening right now, and you’ve probably never heard of it.” In Aliso Canyon, 110,000 pounds of methane are spewing out of the ground every hour, for the last two months.
POW! WOW! has added a great big musical component to this the POW! WOW! Hawaii festival in February, 2016. The line-up boasts Hawaiian group The Green, DJ Babu & Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, Eli Mac, Likkle Mai, Taimane Gardner, Cipha Sounds, and of course, POW! WOW! School of Music. Get tickets here.