Congrats to Kyle Jones for winning the tickets to Noah’s show at the Columbia City Theater. Here’s a little recap from Kyle:
A Family Ordeal
Noah Gundersen’s CD release at Columbia City Theater was a family engagement and the perfect thing to get away from the city grind during Seafair festivities. Sister Abby was on stage playing in both the opening acts as well as with Noah for the whole show. The second opener Le Wrens is comprised on three Gundersen’s including Elizabeth, Jonathan, and Abby, with close friends Kale Lotton and Michael Porter rounding out the band. There twist of folk and country, singer song writer style perfectly prepped the crown for Noah’s set. Le Wrens, although young, played a very polished set with all original music, except for a cover of Johnny Cash’s song, Folsom Prison Blues which really got the crowd going. On to Noah….the twenty two year old never ceases to amazing me. Him and Abby accompanied by his first opener, Zach Fleury, who played percussion throughout the first half of Noah’s set, wowed the crowd with beautiful stories, acoustic awesomeness, and vocals beg you to picture his songs as he sung them. Its hard to pin point the feeling you get when you hear him play but its like you can actually hear what his soul is saying. It was definitively a night to remember and a reason to look forward to the winter when Noah will be releasing a full length album. Thanks to Le Grand Cru for hooking me up with tickets and a free signed CD. And if you haven’t heard Noah Gundersen please check out his bandcamp and facebook pages, listen to his music and catch his next show, you will not regret it.
Pictures courtesy of Michael Porter
My friend Adriana Monsalve has some incredible photo journalistic snaps up right now. Her work examines people in an incredibly insightful and beautiful way. Hold your breath, these selections are from her time in Ethiopia. WOW
Josef captures this quiet reverence towards airplanes. These photos almost make them alive, being so close to the Earth when they land makes them so tangible, like they’ve been plucked out of the sky. Pretty marvelous. See more HERE
For about 6 months now, I’ve been hearing a lot about The Head And The Heart from my Seattle friends. I was super excited that they were finally making their way down to CA. Last week, they played a FREE show at the Silverlake Lounge. Their energy was stupendous and the place was packed. It was nice getting to chat with them a little bit after the show and it made my day that they connected Le Grand Cru to Tommy. Hopefully they’ll make it back to this area soon!
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I’m travelling Singapore and China right now, so sorry there haven’t been as many updates as usual. China prohibits some websites so internet access is a little frustrating. I found this Singaporean photographer named Anton Tang. I’m not exactly sure what he calls this series because I can’t access his site right now. I think I may try to contact him when I get back to Singapore so that I can see if I can get one of these figurines.
2009 was a great year for us. So many things to be thankful for. May you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2010, here we come!
I just ran across these, but back in 2008, Annie Leibovitz did a photo shoot celebrating some of Disney’s classic movies.
A few weeks ago, I got to meet and chill with Mr. Jeff Fried. He’s now working in New York, but came to So Cal to help some friends with a shoot. We are already talking about doing some collab work for Le Grand Cru, so watch out! Check out more of his work here.