Artist Robert The’s clever “book guns.”
The wonderful skull lamp in the mezzanine “bedroom” bar at My House, a club in Hollywood, in Los Angeles. There’s another image of the same lamp in the previous post.
We went to an ad agency Xmas party last night at a large club in Hollywood, in Los Angeles. We imbibed a LOT of cocktails. So many in fact that we have little memory of the evening’s drunken craziness. (And what memories we do have are a confused blur.)
Fortunately, we took pictures with our iPhone. A review of the images fills the gap in our memory and leaves us a little surprised, bewildered and amused. Below is a sampling of these images. The skull lamp is awesome. The faux porn-set and shoot was a bit of a shock. The space was beautiful. And many people danced like fools.
Somehow, we ended up in a Thai bar and restaurant on Hollywood Blvd. watching an indie rock band from Thailand perform covers at 1:30 A.M. while noshing on red-curry with vegetables.
“Robin y el Murcielago” was the Spanish title for the Batman and Robin comic books series in Mexico when it was published in the mid 20th century. The literal translation is “Robin and the Batman.” In the Mexican series, Robin is the bigger hero and gets top billing. Batman appears in his usual costume but is bare-chested. In this poster print,
We stumbled upon this vintage Volkswagen van on Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. The van was parked down the block from the building where the Beastie Boys’ once had their recording studios (G-Son) and offices for Grand Royal records. This VW “bus” is an icon of 1960′s and 70′s California hippie and surfer cultures. The logo is awesome. The form and design of the vehicle is beautiful.
We’ve started taking lots of pix of the ink stamps we get on our wrists at music venues, clubs and events. We received this wonderful star stamp at The Moth storytelling event held at El Cid, a Mexican restaurant and bar in Silverlake, in Los Angeles. The star-in-circle stamp is only partial, as it was not fully inked. The result is a wrist print that looks like the Islamic half-crescent symbolism found on the Turkish or Indonesian flag.
This wonderful image titled “Olga, Havana” from Cuban photographer Jose A. Figueroa haunts and mesmerizes us. It’s included in the engrossing “Cuba in Revolution” exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York City. The photograph is part of Figueroa’s “Exiles” series of images.
The picture seems joyful and even whimsical as Olga waves goodbye and walks across the tarmac to board a plane bound overseas. But in the context of the series, it’s a sad image. It’s one of a half-dozen pix documenting her family gathering at the same home every year over a period of several years.
In each photo, the number of family members is fewer as more of them depart Cuba for a life of exile. In the first image, a dozen or so extended family members pose merrily for the camera. In the penultimate image, there are only three people left. The final image is “Olga, Havana.”