I saw Stevie Wonder for the first time the other night at the Hollywood Bowl. He’s been on the list that resides in my mind of “Artists I Must See Live” for as long as I’ve had the list. It was so exciting. There he was in the flesh, dressed in a white suit at his keyboards delivering the goods. His voice was great, his band was great, he’s the man.
|By: Donita Sparks Friday May 9, 2008 3:00 pm|
I finally got to see Martin Scorsese’s concert film of the Rolling Stones, Shine A Light last weekend. I’m sick of people talking about the Rolling Stones being old, looking old, whatever. Anyone should look so good at their age. In fact, most snipers probably should look so good ever in their lives.
|By: Donita Sparks Friday March 7, 2008 3:00 pm|
Here’s some video weirdness for you from Japan. Apparently a recent study revealed that mechanical pets, over time, are as effective as real pets in treating loneliness with the elderly in nursing homes. I’ve watched these YouTube clips numerous times. My cats are as pissed at me as a drummer listening to a drum machine.
|By: Donita Sparks Friday February 1, 2008 3:00 pm|
Perfect timing with this week’s Mardi Gras festivities upon New Orleans, singer, songwriter and badass bass wizard Abby Travis just released a very cool song on iTunes called LIES, featuring The Bangles.
The song was inspired by the Bad Decider in the White House, and the heartbreaking tragedy/fiasco that followed Katrina on his watch.
|By: Donita Sparks Friday January 18, 2008 3:00 pm|
Walking into any Guitar Center store is a sensory overload experience. One is immediately hit with fluorescent lighting and a cacophony of guitars, drums, and keyboards all playing different things at the same time. It’s an instant headache, but the store does have…
|By: Donita Sparks Friday January 11, 2008 3:05 pm|
Reality Art Playlist
The Spin I’m In
VH1 has had some genius trash culture “reality” programming the last few years. The best of them have been Strange Love chronicling the relationship between Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav and actress Bridgette Nielsen, and the reality dating shows Flavor of Love, and Rock of Love starring Flavor Flav and Brett Michaels (of Poison). But no one has come as close to Andy Kaufman-esque put-on/ reality like “New York” and “Sister Patterson” from this season’s “I Love New York 2”.