Monday, May 20, 2013
Today's Music Monday is all Daft Punk with the release of Random Access Memories tomorrow. You can stream here along with me from i-tunes.
Also a well written review of the new album with the title saying it all, "Daft Punk Gets Human With a New Album" from The NY Times "The album is an analog flashback to the era of live musicianship".
"When the rest of the world catches up with you, where do you go next? In a paradox that informs the entire project, doing something new for Daft Punk involved embracing the methods and mind-set of the past. The result is an album that is impressive but backward-looking, drawing on influences like soft rock, progressive rock and New Wave. Aspiring to the sumptuous production and arrangements of late ‘70s rock and R&B albums, “Random Access Memories” is full of songs that allude to time, transience and yesterday’s idea of the future. The title is a play on the idea of computer memory — RAM — versus human memory".
Lastly I have been enjoying the collaborator series from the album, this one below from Giorgio Moroder.
Have a wonderful Monday!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
© Leigh Viner 2013
MIA from the blog for a few weeks, blaming it on the gorgeous weather, last few weeks of school for my daughter before summer vacation and various art projects that called for my attention. As an artist, life is unpredictable as it is so sometimes it is needed for me to step back and catch up.
I cannot wait though to step into the summer schedule, which is a bit backwards from the rest of the year, (dragging to even get out of bed) !! But after this week when summer officially starts, I become the early, early bird, waking up sometimes before the sun rises and happily. I find the time with my coffee and the warm mornings are my favorite time of day. Gone be the rush of getting my daughter ready for school and driving with many others in a hurry. I can take my time, read the paper and gain a few more daytime hours for work that otherwise would be used up driving to and from school, joy and happy summer!
As for the art here I completed this stretched out due to my schedule as well. Happy she is finally done and glad to be back :)
Inspiration by photographer Erik Madigan Heck for W Magazine January 2013
Monday, May 06, 2013
From Top Left, Delias, Raoul, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Oscar de la Renta for the Outnet, Kristina ti, Christopher Kane
Bipolar weather here in Denver this past month, just as soon as I think we are finally with warmer weather, wearing shorts, soaking the warm sun, snow continues to return. Let me use my overused wording of, (Really?! ) right now. Regardless it is a perfect time to add the florals to adjust my mood and want for spring. Here are a few choices that will do the trick even though I might be wearing a thick coat to cover it all up.