Old School Samples Inspire Old School Memories

Old School Samples Inspire Old School Memories

Pandora keeps playing me You Wish (2006) by Nightmares on Wax, which samples William Bell and Judy Clay’s Private Number, transforming the fluid and antique beat into an inviting breath of calm.

NoW’s version removes the overlays from Bell and Clay’s version as well as…

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May we be so lucky in love as these two, @nickyreder. @aliabergeron & @mcleanbergeron, @thatswhyimleen & dad, et all, you too… #akississtillakiss #tbt

May we be so lucky in love as these two, @nickyreder. @aliabergeron & @mcleanbergeron, @thatswhyimleen & dad, et all, you too… #akississtillakiss #tbt

Book Review: Alice Munro, “Runaway”

Book Review: Alice Munro, “Runaway”

Alice Munro Runaway Stories Book Review

RunawayRunaway by Alice Munro

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In Alice Munro’s Runaway her poignant and captivating stories revolve around family, aging, and discovering ones position and purpose in twentieth century Canada. The stories span decades, lifetimes, giving the collection an epic quality. Some of the stories are linked, engaging the reader to discover if the others contain overlapping characters or…

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Springing into #junegloom. Next time, bring your hiking shoes @luciejacqueline 💜 (at Temescal Gateway Park)

Springing into #junegloom. Next time, bring your hiking shoes @luciejacqueline 💜 (at Temescal Gateway Park)

Jackson Pllock’s “Mural” at Getty Museum

Jackson Pllock’s “Mural” at Getty Museum

Jackson Pollock_Mural, 1943 97 1:4 x 238 in (247 x 605 cm) Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6_Courtesy University of Iowa Muesum of Art
Jackson Pollock_Mural, 1943 97 1:4 x 238 in (247 x 605 cm) Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6_Courtesy University of Iowa Muesum of Art

Jackson Pollock, “Mural,” 1943. 97 1:4 x 238 in (247 x 605 cm). Gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1959.6. Photo courtesy University of Iowa Muesum of Art (C).

Glimpsing just a fragment of Jackson Pollock‘s giganticmasterpiece through the exhibition entrance, the artist’s virility and voraciousness pulsates through the travertine stone of the Getty Museum’s West Pavilion.

The colors on the newly-resotred…

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Finally saw #Mural at @gettymuseum with my soon-to-be grandmother-in-law!! Jackson Pollock’s masterpiece is a must see for any Angeleno…thru June 1 only!! (at The Getty Museum, Los Angeles)

Finally saw #Mural at @gettymuseum with my soon-to-be grandmother-in-law!! Jackson Pollock’s masterpiece is a must see for any Angeleno…thru June 1 only!! (at The Getty Museum, Los Angeles)

GoodReads Review: Blue Nights by Joan Didion

GoodReads Review: Blue Nights by Joan Didion

Blue NightsBlue Nights by Joan Didion

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Like a mother’s gentle hand, Joan Didion’s eloquent and vivid description of her Southern California and New York worlds guides the reader through the life and tragic loss of her daughter, Quintana Roo. The darling child grows to into a depressed but delightful woman through Didion’s repetition and nimble prose, making her death even more…

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BuzzFeed’s “21 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning When You Move To L.A.” is spot on

BuzzFeed’s “21 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning When You Move To L.A.” is spot on

Get in tune with your LaLaLand lingo in this BuzzFeed list…because who couldn’t use a good “juice” or “hike” or day in “Paradise”, even if it does involve Ryan Seacrest tweeting on a piece of paper?
Photo via twitter.yfrog.com & BuzzFeed.

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To Do List Los Angeles: Jonathan Wilson at Getty’s Saturdays off the 405

To Do List Los Angeles: Jonathan Wilson at Getty’s Saturdays off the 405

On May 17 from 6-9 PM, catch sunset over the Getty gardens as well as the groovy vibe of Jonathan Wilson‘s raspy vocals, spiraling progressions, and funky & folky beats. Whether you are or are not going to make San Francisco’s Outside Lands, the first installation of the museum’s music series, Saturdays off the 405, is a picturesque opportunity to see one of the music festival’s performers in Los…

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Semi-Healthy Cheesy Pasta and Veggie Bake

Semi-Healthy Cheesy Pasta and Veggie Bake

http://www.yummly.com/recipe/external/Baked-Mac-and-Cheese-482027

Ingredients:

4 cubes Trader Joe’s garlic

4 cubes Trader Joe’s basil

olive oil

Directions:

Bring water to a boil, then chop mushrooms.

When water reaches a boil, add pasta; then preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Drizzle garlic and basil cubes with garlic and melt in a frying pan.

Open a can of diced tomatoes (or for a super healthy…

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