Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Karl Blau, LAKE, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks and White Diamonds at Ash's Place 10/29/09


WHITE DIAMONDS performing on 10/29/09 at Ash's Place

I (and the rest of White Diamonds) played a show at my home (aka Ash's Place) last Thursday. Thank you to Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, LAKE, and Mr. Blau for great performances, especially Karl Blau's.  If you ever come across this blog, I loved your hair! Great show, man! 

Here are some pics from the night:

crowd shot

crowd shot : matt aka Ducktails, Ross Epps, and unknown

dance dance dance

cosmetika and trixie

carol sharks and k a t i e (me) of white diamonds


ALSO : here is a link to two videos of Karl Blau performing that night, from the Great Pumpkin blog:

http://www.gprecs.com/2009/11/02/ceremonial-apple-pie-karl-blau-live-at-ashs-place-96-is-this-week-in-mail-order/comment-page-1/#comment-437

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Michael Smith and Mike Kelley at the Sculpture Center



I saw this installation yesterday at The Sculpture Center. It looks great and it makes for decent entertainment; featuring video of performance artist Michael Smith at the Burning Man Festival dressed up as a baby. The piece mocks Burning Man, which is OK with me, and leaves me curious to know how one of the festival's many supporters would react. Up through November 30th.

Read the NYT review of the show....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

FRIDAY SEPT 18TH : BIG SHOW IN BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN!

Friday Sept. 18th
@Bushwick Music Studios,
57 Waterbury St. @ Scholes
(L train to Graham or Montrose--walk on Bushwick to Scholes street)

only $5

THE LINE-UP:
9: Octogon
10: Gunfight!
11: SuSu
12: Kittens Ablaze
1: Hymns
1:45 White Diamonds

Special Guest DJ's Phonetag Vs. World War


http://www.myspace.com/worldwartheband


water bear

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

WHITE DIAMONDS UPCOMING SHOWS!


cheerleaders by Ashley Epps

THIS FRIDAY 9/18 - SHOW CANCELLED!

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 23rd
@ CAKE SHOP
152 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002 "WHITE DIAMONDS NIGHT"
featuring
A.R.E. WEAPONS
WHITE DIAMONDS
TBA

SATURDAY, SEPT 26TH
@92ND STREET Y
MORE DETAILS L8R...

FRIDAY, OCT 2ND
@ SILENT BARN
9-15 Wyckoff Ave
Queens, NY 11385
"A NIGHT CURATED BY POP JEW"
featuring
WIZZLE DIZZLE (us)
CHEAP TIME
and maybe more to come....

xo

Sunday, August 23, 2009

OLAF BREUNING

One of my favorite contemporary artists is Olaf Breuning. I appreciate the honesty and sentimentality in his work. Here are some pictures from his 2008 show at Metro Pictures called I Know.





2 of my favorite drawings from the show I like Boobs and Why Can Humans be So Discusting? [sic]







http://web.mac.com/olafbreuning/works/works.html

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Digital Art Works




These prints are a combination of photo collage and photoshop design. I enjoy the juxtaposition of spiritual and ethereal content and the graphic design quality of the digital medium.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Show date!
White Diamonds play LIT Lounge Thursday August 27th

The White Diamonds will play our first show in 2 months on Thursday 8/27 at LIT.

the line-up also includes:
autodrone http://www.myspace.com/autodrone
gators will eat you http://www.myspace.com/gatorswilleatyou
animal tropical http://www.myspace.com/thedownhomesouthernaires
and the booty green http://www.myspace.com/meilongelectro



WE WILL BE DEBUTING OUR NEW NEW DRUMMER HOPE BOWERS !!!


To celebrate this upcoming event, here are some photos from our show at the PopJew's BBQ backyard/basement show earlier this summer!









my drumming outfit!

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Infamous White Diamonds




Oops, we did it again.

OK, this happened a little while ago; but unstable internet access has foiled my attempts at making regular postings. Anyway here are some links to the coverage of White Diamonds' 'acoustic' performance at Toddp's Acoustic BBQ. Thank you to all of our fans (and haters), we do it all for you.

The (best, there were SOO many) links:

VILLAGE VOICE:
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/archives/2009/06/fort_tilden_tod.php

DISCOSALT:
http://discosalt.com/blog/2009/06/16/post-unamplified-acoustic-bbq-wrap-up/

BROOKLYN VEGAN:
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/06/todd_ps_2009_un.html


THE INFAMOUS (eugene, katie, ash, dangerdan, zoe - note dangerdan and zoe "crucified girl" are not in the band, they are our friends)
(The day that we pissed off a half dozen repressed/depressed losers living in New York City by simply having a good time)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SOMETHING COOL : VIDEO GAME ART BY ROSEMARIE FIORE


"Tempest 1"
2001
digital c print
4 ft x 6 ft

"Quantum 1"
2002
digital c print
36 in x 40 in

"Gyruss 1"
2001
digital Lamda print
30 in X 30 in

"Gyruss Bonus Round"
2001
digital Lamda print
30 in x 30 in
See more of Rosemarie Fiore's art at rosemariefiore.com.

Friday, June 5, 2009

WHATSIT ANIMATION 1

myspace graphic at Gickr
Make your own animation

4 new artworks


eye


2009


abstract


sunday abstract

WHITE DIAMONDS Upcoming Shows

New news from WHITE DIAMONDS. We have a new member, her name is Olivia, she's our new beat-maker and I'll be playing keys with Carol and getting a mic! .

....and this will be a fun day at the beach::we're playing the ToddP Acoustic BBQ June 14th-Sun@4:50pm!!!

REPOST FROM TODDP's WEBSITE:

Sunday June 14th @ FORT TILDEN BEACH

:: FREE ALL AGES UNAMPLIFIED ACOUSTIC BBQ 2009
:: each year we throw an informal, quiet party in a beautiful public place, w/
:: many diverse musicians playing two or three songs w/ no amplification
:: this year, it’s on Fort Tilden Beach in the Rockways! best beach in NYC!

(this schedule is tentative and may change)

–8:10pm :: Golden Error
–8:00pm :: Ninjasonik
–7:50pm :: Babies ————– mems Vivian Girls, Woods, x Bossy (tentative)
–7:40pm :: Golden Triangle
–7:30pm :: Kurt Vile ———— from Philadelphia, PA (tentative)
–7:20pm :: Aa aka BIG A little a
–7:10pm :: Talk Normal
–7:00pm :: Dinowalrus
–6:50pm :: Spectre Folk
–6:40pm :: the So So Glos
–6:30pm :: Shilpa Ray
–6:20pm :: Skeletons
–6:10pm :: TK Webb
–6:00pm :: Religious Knives
–5:50pm :: Necking
–5:40pm :: Ducktails
–5:30pm :: Phosphorescent
–5:20pm :: Pterodactyl
–5:10pm :: the Forms
–5:00pm :: Little Gold
–4:50pm :: White Diamonds
–4:40pm :: Taigaa
–4:30pm :: Puttin’ on the Ritz
–4:20pm :: Knyfe Hyts
–4:10pm :: Samara Lubelski
–4:00pm :: the Ballet
–3:50pm :: Beach Fossils
–3:40pm :: Mika Miko ———- from Los Angeles, CA
–3:30pm :: Emilyn Brodsky
–3:20pm :: Teengirl Fantasy
–3:10pm :: Christy & Emily w/ Till by Turning
–3:00pm :: Fiasco
–2:50pm :: the Strange Boys —- from Austin TX
–2:40pm :: Broccoli Destroyer
–2:30pm :: Frankie Rose ——– from Crystal Stilts, x Vivian Girls
–2:20pm :: Ponytail ————- from Baltimore, MD
–2:10pm :: Katie Eastburn
–2:00pm :: Coathangers ——– from Atlanta GA
–1:50pm :: Metal Mountains
–1:40pm :: Real Estate
–1:30pm :: Liturgy
–1:20pm :: Artanker with Heavy Friends
–1:10pm :: Extra Life
–1:00pm :: Xray Eyeballs
12:50pm :: the Homosexuals
12:40pm :: Hot Pink Carpet
12:30pm :: Javelin
12:20pm :: the Eskalators
12:10pm :: Vultures
12:00pm :: Air Waves w/ mems of Ponytail!
::::::::::::::: much more tba

| FORT TILDEN BEACH |
Beach 169th St @ the Atlantic Ocean | Rockaway Peninsula, Queens
A/S - Beach 116th St, then Q22 bus - Fort Tilden | FREE | noon | all ages

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Alice Neel



Annie Sprinkle, 1982



below: Jackie Curtis and Rita Red, 1970


Andy Warhol, 1970





Self-portrait, 1980




Isabetta (Alice's daughter), 1934


Thursday, May 7, 2009

AGNES MARTIN

XO

Thursday, April 30, 2009

White Diamonds @ Coco66 Saturday 5/2

66 Greenpoint Ave Brooklyn, NY 11222 - (718) 389-7392
http://www.coco66.com

The line-up:


9pm NAKED HEARTS

10pm PRECINCT www.myspace.com/precinctkonsole

11pm OCTAGON

12pm THE BROWNS

1am WHITE DIAMONDS



(to whomever made this flyer, good job; thanks!)



Dancing Bird : Snowball the Cockatoo

I heard this story on wnyc today and looked up the video. Nothing short of amazing; and not surprising if you've ever been around a big bird like this.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This is how I feel : I Love COFFEE

I saw this picture online accompanying an article about caffeine/ energy drink consumption. I was like "I wish I had that right now!." Do I have a problem?

Don't answer that.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Here is Always Somewhere Else" the Disappearance of Bas Jan Ader

I watched a great documentary last night on the dutch/ californian artist Bas Jan Ader. I first saw an image of Bas Jan's Fall II on the cover of Tate, ETc. magazine while I was in art school. I was awestruck; I already knew about Vito Acconci and Chris Burden, who made similar work, but who was this guy with the unusual and beautiful Dutch name hurling himself into a most picturesque canal? I somehow knew he was a tragic charater from the beginning and my instinct was right on. Bas Jan Ader was lost forever at sea in 1975 performing his last artwork called (profoundly) In Search of the Miraculous. The film follows his history and emigration to America and the development of his career as an artist. His wife believes that he did not die on purpose, but watching the documentary a serious doubt is cast.

He was the real thing.

Here are some of his video works.

Fall II (1970)




Sunday, April 19, 2009

PHOTOS - White Diamonds - PHOTOS

Photos from the pre-boxing match show on April 11th.

The band:








photos by emmanuel limon

our friends:

carol and the champ!


elizabeth, katie, and carol