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7 Rockin’ Questions with Mick Rock

photography by Rick Camargo

Mick Rock as the name suggests, is a man tied to the world of music. He is regarded by many as the photographer laureate of the glam era and has photographed a who’s who of rock’n’roll: David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Blondie, Iggy Pop, Queen, The Velvet Underground…. Need I go on? Though best known for his shots of the ‘70s, Rock never stopped shooting and is in high demand today among music’s A-list; Madonna, Scissor Sisters, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more.

Hey There, Sailor

You’ve probably put your Halloween costumes away by now. But maybe you can still get some more play out of them.
Wasn’t it kind of fun to be someone sexier, wilder and a bit more adventurous than your everyday self?
Maybe you can find some time for role-playing in the bedroom. This is, of course, assuming you are like most people I know who are bored and less inspired by their sex lives of late.
(Have you seen HBO’s Tell Me You Love Me? I’ll get to that in a future blog, but for now let's just say it hits close to home on many levels for many viewers.)

When in Rome

Last weekend was my 29th birthday, and I spent the weekend in Las Vegas. Vegas happens to be one of my least favorite places, actually, the kind of place that makes me understand why the rest of world casts a dim view on America. All that spectacle, in my mind, is more discouraging than magnificent, and as I walk around watching people with those fruity drinks hung around their necks like boozy cowbells, all I can think is waste, waste, waste! I’m waiting, fingers crossed, for the day when the Strip decides to go green—though the odds of that are probably about as good as the odds of me winning big at the quarter slots (the only gambling I allow myself).

Murphy's Film Picks

Dirty Country
Dirty Country; courtesy of Milkhouse Productions

Hey film nerds and nerdettes, here are some groovy film picks happening around your neighborhood. Check in next week for another exciting installment of the Reel. Until next time kids, be bad and get into trouble baby.*

Film Happenings Around Town

•  11/8-18: Tenth Annul Asian Film Festival - check website for details

Eco-Shopping and Sipping

Irian Jaya

My friend Kristen is an avid fashionista (and blogger) who’s also very eco-conscious, so when I found out that Arboretum, a relatively new eco-fashion boutique in Healdsburg, was having a fundraiser and fall fashion fete last Saturday, she was the first person I IM’ed.

The Beat Master

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Techno artist and producer Matthew Dear played cuts off his new and decidedly more pop effort Asa Breed at Mezzanine on Thursday, October 18.

Matthew Dear

Matthew Dear Matthew Dear

Use Your Words

Eat + Drink Poll

Our office is an overstuffed set-up constructed with no offices and no cubicles. Just one big open space where you can really reach out and touch someone—the perfect environment to drag everyone into your own procrastilagging.

Animal House

photography by Misha Vladimirskiy

Philadelphia-based psychedelic group Dr. Dog played tracks off their recent album We All Belong for a rambunctious crowd at the Independent on Thursday, October 18.

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

The Wall

courtesy of Jeff Wall

It’s a well-known truth that people always want to be what they are not. This seems especially true when it comes to hair color (if only I could pull off red!) and occupation (oh, to be an astronaut).  I’ve noticed recently that every artist I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with insists their art is closer to another genre than what it seems, in a “yes, I make wood carvings, but I consider them to be paintings” kind of way.

Carrots Grand Opening Soiree

photography by Jami Witek for Drew Altizer Photography
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