|Christina Ricci and Margot Robbie on ABC's Pan Am|
Wow! This is post #250. It took me six months to get to this number. That's not too shabby. I've had a good time sharing my thoughts and interests with you folks. I'm looking forward to reaching the next milestone number of 500. We have so much wonderful art, music, and cultural celebration waiting for our attention.
This week has been a bit slower than I'd prefer. I still need to get my art gallery reviews back into the production schedule. I feel that it adds a distinct focus to this blog that separates it from any other general culture blog. The Los Angeles art scene is filled with cool sights and ideas. I really ought to get more of these posts done. Over the next few weeks, a whole bunch of new shows will be opening. I promise to cover them.
Aside from that complaint, I'm pleased with the quality of variety of my blogging. What other blog features the music of Josquin des Prez, Charlie "Bird" Parker, and Bananarama in the same week? ;-)
|Napoleon Crossing the Alps (1801) by Jacques-Louis David|
So here are the ten posts of the week.
Our art blogging celebrated the birth date of the neoclassical French painter Jacques-Louis David. The we commemorated the birth date of Michael Jackson with some photos of Jeff Koons' Michael Jackson and Bubbles ceramic sculpture on display at LACMA.
As mentioned above, we had a wild week in music. We listened to High Renaissance polyphony in the music of Josquin des Prez. Then we celebrated the bebop genius of jazz great, Charlie "Bird" Parker. Finally, we enjoyed our monthly selection of dance music from the past four decades. Good stuff!!!
We missed out on Spooky Sunday this week, but our Friday Flowers took us to the colorful gardens at Heritage Court in Redondo Beach. And we listened to some Alicia Keys music. Oh, so pretty. . .
Our cinematic focus was given to the movies of Tim Burton. From Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) to Alice in Wonderland (2010), we celebrate his distinct creative vision and wish him a Happy Birthday.
A billboard advertising ABC's upcoming series Pan Am captured our interest in this ensemble period program. What's not to like about attractive ladies living the "high life" in the Jet Age? ;-)
In miscellaneous topics, we visited the duck pond at a former Nike missile base which has been converted into the Hopkins Wilderness Park in Redondo Beach. Finally, we said goodbye to a dear old Borders bookstore in Torrance.
And that's the week that was. Here's our traditional weirdness to end the post.
|The Oogie Boogie Man from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)|
And if you aren't shakin'
Then there's something very wrong
'Cause this may be the
last time you hear
the boogie song
Vid after the jump.