25.2.09

To all Warhol Enthusiasts living in the East Bay...

Amoeba Music & East Bay Express Present...

Andy Warhol's 1960s New York City Factory
Velvet Underground cover bands
Live silk screening, painting, filming, screen tests
Iconic Factory furniture, artwork, and characters
Screening of 13 Most Beautiful... Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests
Dress in your 1960s best! Silent prizes will be awarded

The 3rd Annual Amoeba Music Art Show
Nine rooms of employee-produced artwork from all three stores
Featured local artists Lori Katz and Billy Sprague
Famous friends of Amoeba on exhibit
Film, sound, and traditional formats
Live graffiti and murals sponsored by Montana Cans
Russel Quan's FAR-OUT dance party from 8-10pm

"OH, MAYBE"
An exhibition that responds to the question:
What might Warhol's practice look like were he alive today?
Presented by: OFFspace

Prizes!
Bring cans of Campbell's Soup for the Alameda County Food Bank
Each can is a chance to win!

Free Admission
Food and Beverage Sampling: $10/$5 with valid student ID
Proceeds benefit Pro Arts

Event Updates

hope to see you there.

=]

-robb-

22.2.09

and the Oscar goes too...

Picture: “Slumdog Millionaire
Director: Danny Boyle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Actress: Kate Winslet, “The Reader”
Actor: Sean Penn, “Milk”
Supp. Actor: Heath Ledger, “The Dark Knight”
Supp. Actress: Penelope Cruz, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”
Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, “Milk”
Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Animated feature: “Wall-E
Foreign Language: “Departures” (Japan)
Documentary feature: “Man on Wire” (James Marsh)
Original Score: A.R. Rahman, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Original Song: “Jai Ho” (Slumdog Millionaire)
Editing: Chris, Dickens, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle, “Slumdog Millionaire”
Art Direction: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo
Costume Design: “The Duchess,” Michael O’Connor
Visual Effects: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron
Sound Editing: “The Dark Knight,” Richard King
Sound Mixing: “Slumdog Millionaire,” Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty
Makeup: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Greg Cannom
Documentary Short: “Smile Pinki,” Megan Mylan
Animated Short: “La Maison de Petits Cubes,” Kunio Kato
Live Action Short: “Spielzeugland” (Toyland), Jochen Alexander Freydan

-robb-

18.2.09

In the studio with Mika!!!


I'm beyond excited for his new album.

Go check out his first album if you haven't already.


=]

-robb-

17.2.09

Love will prevail.



This made me cry.

Stop The Hate.
Spread The Love.
Increase The Peace.
Recognize Love of ALL Forms.

-robb-

Man v. Myth

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

The month of march will be devoted
to learning all about this man.

As a new thing for me, I will be learning about
a new political/historical figure each month.
The person has to be controversial.
The person has to be revolutionary.
The person has to be still relevant to today.

I charge you to join me.


-robb-

16.2.09

I'm Queer.

This past weekend was spent at the UCLGBTQIA Conference.
This year it was hosted at UC Santa Barbara.
All I can say is WOW.
So much fun.

As of now, I will no longer identify as Gay...
but rather... Queer.

When one says they are LGBT,
soo many preconceptions
and expectations are tacked on.

By saying that I am simply
Queer
I add some ambiguity to myself
and allow my personality
to be what defines me...
and not my orientation.

=]

happy trails.

-robb-

11.2.09

Survey Says... Revisited & Revised.

We started our Spring Semester this past monday,
and after some adjustments the saturday night before,
My Spring o9 schedule is NOW as follows...

Mon.
9.10-10.10 ~ English 5
10.20-11.20 ~ Seminar (currently on the waitlist for it... crossing my fingers I can get in)
11.30-12.30 ~ English 19 (Literary Analysis... it's needed for my major)
4.30-6.30 ~ African Dance (I'm super excited for this... it's gonna be sooo much fun)

Tue.
11.20-12.50 ~ African American Women In Literature (credit for both of my majors!!!)
7.00-8.30 ~ Seminar (ugh... I hate this... I want the other one)

Wed.
9.10-10.10 ~ English 5
10.20-11.20 ~ Seminar
11.30-12.30 ~ English 19

Thu.
11.20-12.50 ~ African American Women In Literature

Fri.
9.10-10.10 ~ English 5
10.20-11.20 ~ Seminar
11.30-12.30 ~ English 19

I'm happy with this one...
i just really want that 10.20 seminar class...

-robb-

7.2.09

S-T-Y-L-E





The Jonas Brothers...

They are often OVER styled...
but I think they have fun with clothing.

These boys are definitely trendsetters.














Dakota Fanning.

She's not the little girl anymore
that we all remember her to be.

She's almost 15, and she is starting
to make waves as a fashionista.

I'd suggest keeping her on
your style radar.













Shia Labeouf.

No words.

I just love his style.

He cleans up well too;
if need be.















Taylor Momsen.

She is a fashion chameleon.
I chalk it up to her alter-ego Jenny Humphrey.

She can be chic.
She can be trendy.
She can be backstage concert cool.
She can do it all.

Her style is truly her own.











Zac Efron.

I would LOVE to raid his closet.

The guy knows how to throw things together.

If only 
he would drop the beard [i.e. Vanessa Hudgens].















Lourdes Leon.

The Daughter of Material Girl Madonna;
she has made a name for herself
for her style experimentation.

This girl is a hit 90% of the time
when she is seen in the streets.

Check it...
the girl is only 12 years old.

O_O








Zoe Kravitz.

When you have parents as unique as
Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonet...
your closet is bound to reflect that.

I know you all remember the outrageous
style that Denise Huxtable sported in the 80s.
Well fast-forward 20 years.

Zoe Kravitz is a name
you'll want to know...
she's a hit.







(click the pics for larger images)

-robb-

6.2.09

5.2.09

my cure.

Surround me with people
and I'll be as happy as a child
on christmas day.

-robb-

4.2.09

Back Up. Back Off.




There comes a time, when you must evaluate your life, your entire life...
Your friends, your family, your everything...
and you must decide, who belongs, and who belongs on the other side of the velvet rope.

This is me making the executive decision to now give you your walking papers...
2009 was supposed to be either just as good, or better than 2008...
and from the way things have been going so far, it's not living up to that challenge.

So this is my declaration of independence...
from the drama you bring, and the exploitation of my insecurities.

I say this now, and may it resonate in your thoughts...
Never again, will I allow myself to feel sorry for my feelings...
Never again, will I have my kindness taken advantage of...
Never again, will I allow someone else to hold me back from my full potential...
because I feel that I need to spare their feelings.
Never Again.

I'm planning to make waves...
I just need to... Focus.

-robb-