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HUSTLE FILE #98: Vanache

NAME: Vanache OCCUPATION: Visual / Recording Artist LOCATION: New York, NY WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: I created my own record label in college and years later, I’m releasing my major debut album. It’s officially my transition into the big leagues. I … Continue reading

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Racing in the Strawberry Fields Whatever

Happy Friday, friends! Let me take you down, cuz I’m going to (and I’m featured on) Strawberry Fields Whatever… Rad writer friend and HUSTLE FILE #81 Elizabeth Barker recently asked me to take part in a survey on her fresh … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #96: Elizabeth Skadden

NAME: Elizabeth Marguerite Marie Skadden OCCUPATION: Visuals creator, artist, director, musician LOCATION: Between Berlin and the U.S. WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: Creating all the visuals that are in my head. WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: I like to concentrate … Continue reading

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Looking for Some Action?

It’s summer y’all! And if you’re like me and mostly thinking about the beach and chillin’ as much as possible, I totally understand. But if you’re looking for some action…some socio-political-economic-justice action, here’s something important (and fun) that’s happening this … Continue reading

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Torrential & Tropical in Taipei

Whoooo!!! We made it to Taipei, Taiwan. We arrived to a tropical and humid night, scooters buzzing up and down the city streets. Instead of stinky tofu at the night markets though (a real delicacy that stinks up the whole … Continue reading

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Two Weeks ’til Tokyo! Taipei, Seoul and Busan!

Konichiwa, homies! Yep, I’m practicing my Japanese since two weeks from today I’ll be on a direct flight from LA to Tokyo to bounce around Asia for three weeks. Why, you ask? Well, because that’s how I roll. Or at … Continue reading

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Tropic of California: Big Sur Happenings at the Henry Miller

I love Big Sur (grew up in Nor. Cal, near the coast and among the redwoods). And I love Henry Miller (first trip to Paris, I read Tropic of Cancer cover-to-cover, absolutely stunned). So when I got the chance to … Continue reading

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Love to Plan, Love to Chill, Love to You!

Hey lovely loves! Whether you’re feeling the Valentine’s thing or boycotting the romantic-industrial-complex, you’re probably gonna relate to this post about planning and chilling. Two things I love way more than Valentine’s Day! Since I’ve been working a full-time job … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #86: Abigail Portner

NAME: Abigail Portner OCCUPATION: Still trying to figure out what to call myself. Professional juggler? I make drawings, play music, make videos and sculpture, usually all at the same time for myself and for others, including Animal Collective, Jim Henson … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #85: Cali Thornhill deWitt

NAME: Cali Thornhill deWitt OCCUPATION: Energy focusing LOCATION: Los Angeles WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: Life support WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: I am investigating cultural destiny. IF YOU COULD HAVE ONLY THREE TOOLS FOR YOUR HUSTLE, WHAT WOULD THEY … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #84: Isabella Rozendaal

NAME: Isabella Rozendaal OCCUPATION: Documentary photographer LOCATION: Amsterdam WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: I make photo books, I’m currently working on a book about hunting culture all over the world. I study English literature, language and linguistics, and I’m learning how to … Continue reading

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HUSTLE FILE #79: Dean Spunt

NAME: Dean Spunt OCCUPATION: Life enthusiast LOCATION: Los Angeles, bro! WHAT’S YOUR HUSTLE: Work, music, health, family, friends. WHAT DOES YOUR HUSTLE MEAN TO YOU: Everything!! IF YOU COULD HAVE ONLY THREE TOOLS FOR YOUR HUSTLE, WHAT WOULD THEY BE: … Continue reading

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Mexico City, Green and Pretty

This Friday, I’m headed to one of the largest, most densely populated cities in the world—Mexico City, also know as D.F. (day-f-ay, as it’s pronounced) which stands for Districto Federal. I took a 5-day trip there in 2006, but this … Continue reading

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Hit the Road, Jack

On the road again… Just like Jack Kerouac… Or was it Willie Nelson? Whoever it was, here we go again! Just like many ramblers that’ve come before me, I’m headed up the coast today. It’s a motorbike caravan and I’m … Continue reading

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Music, Community, Congrats!

Wishing Cali at Teenage Teardrops congratulations on his 5-year anniversary celebration. Festivities in full-swing today at The Smell. Good peeps! Good fun! Come!

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Almost Famous (At Least Practicing)

Okay, I did it! After spending all day yesterday totally alone with my thoughts on what the heck I wanna do with my newfound freelancing freedom, I came to the conclusion that I’m going to do the following three things … Continue reading

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MacArthur Park Party with No Age

Whooohooo! What fun! Come hang for the free NO AGE show in MacArthur Park tomorrow night at 7pm. It’s gonna be so fun! Even my mom’s coming! Free food provided by FOOD NOT BOMBS LA (while it lasts). Ride your … Continue reading

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Public Storage Program: Day 2

Is it just me or does “Day 2” of the move into my new storage space look a lot like when I played a show at TAKEOFF in Van Nuys over the Fourth of July weekend. Hmmm… This gives me … Continue reading

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Candy’s Room Goes Valley Girl

For sure! It’s like totally awesome that this Saturday night, my solo act Candy’s Room, plus Randy Randall and Bachsung will be deep in the Valley to play a show at our friends’ shop TAKEOFF! 15100 Keswick Street #A in … Continue reading

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All the Little Pretties Raised Their Hands

‎”When the change was made uptown and the big man joined the band, from the coastline to the city, all the little pretties raised their hands.” Clarence Clemons, 1942-2011. Thanks & all my love, always!

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From Los Angeles to Athens to Hydra

Never heard of Hydra? Well, it’s a Greek island, one of the Saronic Islands to be exact, located in the Aegean Sea just about three hours from Athens, by boat of course. The only reason I know this is because … Continue reading

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Doug Aitken, No Age & Chloe Sevigny in Greece this Week

If you happen to be Greek island-hopping in the Mediterranean this week, don’t miss the four-night performance of Black Mirror, a new live installation video-performance by American visual artist Doug Aitken. Presented for the first time in Greece this June … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over the Rock Rainbow

Wow! I think I deserve a “I Survived Primavera Sound 2011 T-Shirt”. What fun! From Thursday through Sunday, I got a total immersion in the wacky-wild music scene known as the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain. Fully hooked-up with … Continue reading

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Good Morning, Mediterranean!

Buenas dias a todos! Here’s a quick little photojournal from beautiful Barcelona. I arrived yesterday, solo at sunrise. Ahh, the Mediterranean, what a sight to see… Since then, it’s been all beaches, espressos, a so-excited-to-see-each-other reunion celebration, lots of walking, a … Continue reading

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Dance, Dance, Dance! It’s Friday!

Happy Friday, Hustle Uppers! Wanna see the cutest thing that’s kept me smiling all week long (courtesy of BIGGER JAWS, of course)? It’s Paul Simon singing with the kids on Sesame Street during Season 8 (1976-1977). Too bad he cuts … Continue reading

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Good Friday: Lil’ Wayne, Candy’s Room & Guadalajara Joe!

Dream come true! Lil’ Wayne, Candy’s Room & Guadalajara Joe all performing tonight – even though Weezy’ll be at The Staples Center and I’ll be at Lot 1 Cafe in Echo Park. So, just get your Weezy fix watching this … Continue reading

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Candy’s Room at The Smell Tonight!

Hey, hey homies! Come on down to The Smell tonight, LA’s favorite community space for cool music, good vibes & weird-wacky fun! I’ll be opening the show, performing my solo act I call “Candy’s Room” – me on piano with … Continue reading

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Art (not really) in the Streets + Webchella!

Sunday! Peeped the outside of the new MOCA “Art in the Streets” show today. Line too long, so I didn’t go in, but I thought it was funny there really wasn’t that much “art in the streets”… except this thing … Continue reading

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Shanchella Music Festival! Starring Candy’s Room

Happy weekend y’all! While many homies are whoopin’ it up in the desert at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this weekend, I’m having my own little festival – Shanchella!!! I’m finally going to play a couple shows next … Continue reading

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Best Weekend Wishes!

Ahhh, the weekends… the most precious time to chill out and rock out in ways you just can’t during the full-time, Monday-through-Friday-kinda-lifestyle sched. Last weekend, I dedicated a lot of time to playing music, and this weekend, I fit in … Continue reading

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