Throwback: Five Great Movie Trailer Tracks

Throwback: Five Great Movie Trailer Tracks

[In this week’s Redigi Throwback, I talked about movie trailers and their music. ] Director David Fincher knows how to pair music with movies. The haunting Scala & Kolnacy Brothers chorale cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” in the trailer for his film The Social Network perfectly evoked the ironic loneliness of modern means of connection. While Trent Reznor and Karen O‘s wonderfully writhing … Continue reading

Abingdon Co.’s Elegant Approach to Aviation Watches

Abingdon Co.’s Elegant Approach to Aviation Watches

[My interview with entrepreneur and aviatrix Chelsea ‘Abingdon’ Welch for LA Splash.] The Abingdon Co.’s distinctive brand name reflects precisely the sophistication, style, and efficiency of their chic line of timepieces for savvy female pilots and travelers. “Its origins, though, are not as glamorous perhaps as what the name evokes,” its founder explains. “I was born in England, … Continue reading

Throwback: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Soundtrack Top Five

Throwback: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Soundtrack Top Five

[A favorite novel’s transition from page to screen prompted me to discuss its music for this week’s Redigi Throwback.] Stephen Chbosky’s 1999 critically-acclaimed novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower showcases a shy suburban freshman, known only as Charlie, narrating the formative experiences of his life by penning intimate letters to an anonymous individual.  Sociological issues such … Continue reading

Throwback: Back to School Top Five

Throwback: Back to School Top Five

[For back-to-school season I picked five fun songs to discuss in this week’s Redigi Throwback.] Back to school. It makes you both cringe and smile a little each time you see it on TV or in a movie; kids eagerly picking out new threads or dreading hand-me-downs, stocking up on school supplies, contemplating  ”Who will … Continue reading

Film: “Hello I Must Be Going” Hits Home

Film: “Hello I Must Be Going” Hits Home

[My review of the new film ‘Hello I Must Be Going’ for Short and Sweet LA.] Hello I Must Be Going features familiar face Melanie Lynskey (Up In the Air, Two and a Half Men) as timid thirty-something Amy, a reluctant divorcée returned home to lick her wounds. More despondent than bitter, she is blind-sided by her husband’s decision … Continue reading

Darrell Wayne’s KTHO Radio Showcases Classic FM Rock

Darrell Wayne’s KTHO Radio Showcases Classic FM Rock

[I  was fortunate to interview old school KROQ icon Darrell Wayne for LA Splash.] Best known to FM rock aficionados as “Insane Darrell Wayne” on L.A.’s world famous KROQ, Darrell Wayne is now an entrepreneur using modern media to find a new home for that classic FM format, founding his own successful station, KTHO. After decades of riding the airwaves, no one … Continue reading

Throwback: Freddie For a Day Top Five

Throwback: Freddie For a Day Top Five

[For my Redigi Throwback this week, I wanted to encourage Freddie For A Day participants and fans with a top five list.] Queen frontman Freddie Mercury‘s early-autumn birthday inspires legions of fans to celebrate his life by dressing in one of the musician’s iconic styles, known as  Freddie For A Day. What a way to get away with wearing white after … Continue reading

Walking Wolf Productions TV Launches Web Series Contest

Walking Wolf Productions TV Launches Web Series Contest

Premiere creative enterprise Walking Wolf Productions has announced the addition of a new branch of media to the company’s award-winning repertoire. Debuting in 2013, the new Walking Wolf Productions TV will launch its own original programming, including a new web series which will give aspiring creative professionals the chance to see their ideas come to life. The company has … Continue reading

Throwback: The Gen-X Rock of My So-Called Life

Throwback: The Gen-X Rock of My So-Called Life

[For my Redigi Throwback this week, I give props to the Generation-X gem ‘My So-Called Life’.] The demands of school work, hovering parental figures, annoying siblings, finding someone who’ll make out with you today but love you for-ever, and trying to fit in in a cruel world where non-conformity can either be social suicide or a … Continue reading

Multimedia Artist Leah Devora’s Eye on Society

Multimedia Artist Leah Devora’s Eye on Society

[My interview with mutlimedia artist Leah Devora for LA Splash.]  This fall, Leah Devora Contemporary Art presents “Voices- Dating in the Modern World”, a multimedia art installation. Devora’s exhibit will incorporate audio of individuals discussing what they’re looking for in a potential soul mate, juxtaposed against modern art of personal ads on the gallery walls, as well as encouraging … Continue reading

Throwback: MTV’s Sifl and Olly Show

Throwback: MTV’s Sifl and Olly Show

[This week’s Redigi Throwback is nod to some of my favorite nineties nonsense, Sifl & Olly.] Hear me out on this one. Though, arguably, artists in their own right, MTV’s silly and sardonic sock puppet duo Sifl & Olly also served as one of the last links to real rock (rock!) during the music channel’s … Continue reading

Mars Curiosity: Top Ten Intergalactic Throwback Tracks

Mars Curiosity: Top Ten Intergalactic Throwback Tracks

[In this week’s Redigi.com Throwback column, I pay tribute to the Curiosity landing.] The monumental landing of NASA’s new Mars rover Curiosity has reignited our love affair with the cosmos. Take a listen to my top ten intergalactic tracks, spanning musical eras as well as our solar system– exploring mankind’s longing, bewilderment, and fascination with … Continue reading

“Silencing Silas” Featured at NoHo Noir Showcase

“Silencing Silas” Featured at NoHo Noir Showcase

Always expanding his extensive repertoire, entrepreneur and communications professional Anthony Mora assumes his oft-visited role as playwright yet again, contributing to an upcoming local noir festival. Mora published his first novel Bang! A Love Story in 1998. The following year, ER star Linda Cardellini brought a stage adaptation of BANG! to life in both Los Angeles and New York. He also served … Continue reading

Hello Giggles Mani

Hello Giggles Mani

[My first piece for HelloGiggles.com.] Tossing aside my tendency toward what can best be described as sweatpants sophisticate, or perhaps tomboy chic if I’m feeling fancy, I picked out a pretty a-line dress for a night out last weekend. But it was tough to find the right accessory to complement its simple form yet still … Continue reading

Pinterest’s Nail Boards Are Sharp

Pinterest’s Nail Boards Are Sharp

[A piece I wrote nearer to the inception of Pinterest (when it was still invite only) for HelloGiggles.com.] Friends and fam have been accepting (and glaringly ignoring) my pushy requests for them to join Pinterest, the trendy virtual pinboard site that’s utilized to grab interesting images from the web, then organize and share. In addition to … Continue reading