not lost in translation | thom yorke digs anita tijoux

May 24, 2010By Nati

…I’ve been having fun all day imagining Thom Yorke of Radiohead deciphering Anita Tijoux‘s “1977” – superb.  Thom made the song #1 on his “office chart,” stating “when you’re not in the office_ you’re in the park…” El cuerpo es bateria y la cabeza guitarra La orquesta narronato nada quebrada para la mirada -1977 Caption:  … Read More

everyone is different

May 21, 2010By Nati

…and video is king.  After picking up the LA Weekly’s PEOPLE 2010 issue, I randomly came across Alexi Wasser’s profile:  modern day comedienne/sex columnist/provoker (who also happened to grace the cover).  This chic is SO FEARLESS. Read her about me: “ultimately, all i really want is to be liked. there, i said it.” I’m addicted … Read More

wisdom tree – photo entry

May 18, 2010By Nati

Earlier this month I ventured into the Redwood forests of Northern California (my first time!)…with some magical + positive people. On our way up, we stopped by a winery in Napa that was built into a cave.   Then we got to know the lovely town of Arcada (where I fell in love with this bead … Read More

Pero a todo el mundo yo le voy ha enseñar | Los Rakas in XLR8R

May 17, 2010By Nati

Paz to Shawn @ XLR8R for this free download (also Mad Decent + Dutty Artz): Once Gyptian‘s “Hold Yuh” became the biggest crossover dancehall tune of 2010, it was only a matter of time before people started flipping the track and throwing new vocals over the song’s distinctive piano riff. The folks at Dutty Artz … Read More

I can make your face rock: ‘The Memorials’

May 9, 2010By Nati

Saw this band last night.  The Mars Volta’s ex drummer and drum prodigy in his own right, Thomas Pridgen, linked with his friends from the Bay Area to form THE MEMORIALS.   Assaulted by sound last night, their music was hyper-syncopated, soulful and just rocked out every single face at the sold-out Blakes on Telegraph in … Read More

Sunday Spin: Calle 13

April 11, 2010By Nati

So much has been written about this band.  To me, they are the future; perfect mix of humor, musical chops, hip-hop cred + politics.   I get mixed feelings when I see them twitter back and forth with Diplo – but I hope they can achieve M.I.A. blow-up status.  I don’t doubt they will… Read … Read More

Happy Born Day Hans Christian Andersen + Marvin Gaye

April 2, 2010By Nati

He turns 205 today + continues to inspire young minds and hearts.  Google is replacing it’s usual logo w/ a series of paintings dedicated to his works on its’ homepage. I love this quote from him: “Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” Read my favorite, Thumbelina, here. … Read More

on the dot

March 31, 2010By Nati

Serious big ups to Juan Data from SF (good to chat last week) for this piece on rap-en-espanol + it’s limitations in the US market + solutions.  A lot of these topics have been swirling my head + conversations this past week with Chilean-EMCEE Anita Tijoux in town, so props to Juan for laying it … Read More