pegged to be the hip-hop version of “soul train”, “graffiti rock” never made it past its pilot episode in ‘84 . however, it did immortalize DEBI MAZAR and VINCENT GALLO, known then as “prince vince”, in tv history before their respective primetime debuts . in that short 23-minute episode, RUN DMC, KOOL MOE DEE, THE TREACHEROUS THREE, SPECIAL K, and the NY CITY BREAKERS among others were all showcased . but the most valuable quality of the entire production was the series of hip-hop colloquialisms flashed across the screen with definitions . good thing too because i was confused .
my little thunderkitten STEPHEN BRUNER plays bass for ERYKAH BADU (among the many other bands he’s involved with) . after her show at the nokia theater last friday, we all headed to the viper room for the post-show jam session . lots of notables got on that tiny little stage for impromptu treats, but the most surprising moment was when MICHEL GONDRY got on the drums . the rest of MICHEL’s band (other members include: P.T. ANDERSON & JON BRION) was sadly not in attendance .
*special thanks to my goldenvoice girlies for always being on point: LINDSAY LYONS and LESLEY OLENIK
mark mothersbaugh in one of my favorite photos .
perfectly encapsulating the disinterested gaze .
a musician’s true love, first and foremost, will always be music.
daughter of a ROTHSCHILD, and a member of the free french forces during WWII, baroness PANNONICA de KOENIGSWARTER was a patron of the new york jazz scene in the 1950s, as well as a confidant to its greatest musicians.
in two red leather HERMÈS notebooks, “NICA” transcribed the responses of three hundred jazz musicians to the same singular question, and included along with those often phonetically typed notes, a polaroid that she took herself .
all images courtesy of hermes.com
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