24
March
2006
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01:56 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

Travellin Loco Luco on artz and kultur events....

Bling, bling..... bling, bling, bling... BAM! Back on the

radar and back in the swing of things here at SVW. Time for

your Friday wrapper from Loco Luco.


Winter has been VERY kind to me: spent New Year's Eve on stage in SF,

singing in front of 7,000 withThe String

Cheese Incident;
rocked an intimate, holiday show with Miss Sarah King

in Portland, OR; and sang silly love songs at the Corazon de Amor" Valentine's day event.

All the music has left me a wee bit

behind on the tech front and I'm only now catching up with the latest

and greatest in recent, new media developments(although it always seems

to be a revolving door!).



Ok, so, back on the scene... and 'bling, bling'... I'm addicted

again. Wearing my pho-chanell, pho-diamond studded

glasses(like, major bling, bling, yo!) passing through Vegas airport

this week, I was wishing I could pull up the network on the interior

lenses and kick it 'round the metaverse. I even pretended it

was happening, tapping my fingers against my thumbs, as if I had the

perfect user interface to sort data while I stood in line to board the

plane. yea, I read too much sci-fi.


But here's one step

in the right direction of interface design. Indeed, I'm tired

of sitting... and I've wondered if someday I'll be able to interact

with the machines while going through the primary series of Ashtanga...

or playing basketball.


Ok, but enough about me and my super future, fantasies.

Here's a list of some hot things happenin this weekend round the bay,

through the metaverse, and beyond:


Gogol Bordello in SF this weekend: Ok, so you probably can't get tickets to the show at this late notice(you should still try) but at least you'll know for next time. This incredible gypsy-punk-performance rock act will blow your mind!  By far, the best show EVERYONE I know has EVER experienced.


Then, if you're travelin through Chicago(as I am), check out Andy

Warhol at the MCA

'nough said.


Traveling round the country this week, you may have noticed a

swarm of hipsters stealin up all the bar stools at your favorite

airport bars. Indeed, some of them are headed to spring

break, but the other, more mature, variety(the ones that don't have

"nice ass" stenciled on their pants) are surely headed to Miami for the

music fest. Get an ear full, if you're near, at theWinter Music

Fest
in Miami, Fl. 


And, on the home entertainment front... if you've had enough of main

stream, commercial-flix, check out some under-appreciated, indie flicks

at Greencine.com.

 I recently watched the CRAZIESTflick

'bout 'noodlin(the

age old sport of catchin' catfish wit yo bare hands)!  Nah,

you won't find that on netflix...


And, finally, a bit of eye candy from my latest obsession: street art.

  Check out the Wooster

Collective
orWe make money

not art
for some killer street art and underground beauty.

Or, if you're in the Bay Area, see Logan Hicks' and Adam5100's new show, "Layered," at the Urbis

Artium Gallery
on Geary Street.


See ya on the flip, Luco