Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Return of the Castillian Badass

This weekend marked the return of the Castillian Badass behind the turntables.

Yes, that would be me.

In celebration of the birthday of our pal, writer Deanna Kizis, her wonderful husband, filmmaker Julian Cautherly, came up with the clever idea of inviting friends to deejay for 30-minute sets. […]

Posted in Design, Music, Style

Dudamel Rocks Bernstein+Beethoven

Better late than…

I finally witnessed—live—the force of nature that is Gustavo Dudamel. Electrifying, charming, fun, the 29-year-old conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic lives up to the hype.

By intermission last Thursday night, following the opening "Slonimsky's Earbox" by John Adams and "Symphony No. […]

Posted in Current Affairs, Music

My Cover Girl: Katy Perry in Bazaar

Yes, Katy Perry is everywhere these days. And that includes this month's cover of Harper's Bazaar (actually two different covers), in a feature that I wrote for the magazine.

Katy managed to squeeze in the shoot and what turned out to be a leisurely interview at Figaro, a favorite Frenchie bistro of ours on Vermont Avenue in Los Feliz. […]

Posted in Current Affairs, Music, Style

Rufus Wainright+Pals Lap Up Cherry Vanilla

New author Cherry Vanilla reads from her sensational biography, Lick Me.

Unplanned as the moment was it couldn't have been better scripted: As Cherry Vanilla recounted the late night when a Ziggy-era David Bowie dropped his glittering drawers for her, out of the opposite corner in the salon at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont came a howl, not so much in scorn as much as esprit de corps, from a silver sequin-sheathed Angie Bowie, who, after all, was still wed to the glam god when he popped Cherry's official role as his publicist. […]

Posted in Books, Current Affairs, Music