Figments/Frames/Forms

Possibly one of my favorite lesser known John Mayer concerts. He kills it on each song. My favorites are the first three songs especially “Vultures” (15:20)! I have a feeling that he’s returning to blues (with an SRV flare) in his upcoming album “Paradise Valley.” Would be awesome if he could give me a lesson.


Your job [as a director] is to hire talented people who can [put your vision onto screen]; you hire a cinematographer who can get the kind of quality that you want; you hire a talented costume designer who can give the colors that you need and the flamboyance or not, that you want; you hire a production designer who can do that; your job is explaining your vision; Your job is articulating to them what you want on the screen. And then all of a sudden, the whole, mystical, shamanistic thing that I thought directing was just went boop.”


hey! i absolutely loved your cover of set a fire (from a year ago) :) just thought i'd let you know it was grand and beautiful! from comealivewithlove

Thanks! I really appreciate your compliments! I will try to make more covers soon.


where did you meet them? (the francos) does Dave teach too? from Anonymous

Well, James was my creative writing professor for the past two quarters at UCLA. Right now, it’s Spring quarter at UCLA, and it’s my last quarter before I graduate. I really miss the class and am having a sort of withdrawal from not being able to take his class anymore. He’s not teaching now, but I hear he will be teaching again next fall. Dave does not teach, but I met him at a party that I was invited to. They are both down-to-earth and friendly. It’s a common misconception that James is always high.


Farewell! (at Coachella Recharge Bar)
Coachella was awesome. I have heard some critics and some friends say that this year’s lineup was not all that good, and I can understand them when I consider the lineup for years past. Sure, not that many well-known artists performed this year, but there were some special “jewels” this year. There were a lot of throw-back and nostalgia-inducing performances by The Postal Service, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Stone Roses. Although I did not see the Stone Roses myself, I have to say that these artists and their performance this weekend embody the trend for music these days. I notice that most artists now are thinking backwards in terms of musical style; they are being influenced and taking styles from older artists. Let me elaborate on the music that I’m talking about; the selfless musicians who are not heavily influenced by commercial success. Most of this year’s lineup consisted of these musicians. It was great to see Sigur Rós, Local Natives, Vampire Weekend, Allen Stone, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Stars, Of Monsters and Men, Portugal. The Man, and The Lumineers. It was a great experience, and I would definitely like to go again. I am looking forward to seeing next year’s lineup. View Larger

Farewell! (at Coachella Recharge Bar)

Coachella was awesome. I have heard some critics and some friends say that this year’s lineup was not all that good, and I can understand them when I consider the lineup for years past. Sure, not that many well-known artists performed this year, but there were some special “jewels” this year. There were a lot of throw-back and nostalgia-inducing performances by The Postal Service, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Stone Roses. Although I did not see the Stone Roses myself, I have to say that these artists and their performance this weekend embody the trend for music these days. I notice that most artists now are thinking backwards in terms of musical style; they are being influenced and taking styles from older artists. Let me elaborate on the music that I’m talking about; the selfless musicians who are not heavily influenced by commercial success. Most of this year’s lineup consisted of these musicians. It was great to see Sigur Rós, Local Natives, Vampire Weekend, Allen Stone, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Stars, Of Monsters and Men, Portugal. The Man, and The Lumineers. It was a great experience, and I would definitely like to go again. I am looking forward to seeing next year’s lineup.