Friday, March 26, 2010

life of a percussionist, part three

first, i would like to express my gratitude towards 
for designing these pencils to encourage followers of pop kultur to 
do something that i've done out of necessity for a future 
since high school. 

i'm glad jonathan adler is on my side.


the following is a paid advertisement*

i just got my new joseph pereira by jason ginter percussion timpanist sticks and they are neat-o!
joseph pereira
my teacher/timpanist in the l.a. phil/former esquire model
my surfing teacher/timpanist in the san diego symphony/stick company entrepreneur extraordinaire
just check out how pretty they are!!
and how glamourous the green handles are!!
they sound and feel fab,
they don't come from germantown or japantown {= cost less than germantown and japantown mallets}
and they're green.
and the bamboo is expertly matched by jason ginter.
the weight is good too.
tacos are good too.

*this advertisement was paid for by tacos {in the future}

{seriously, tacos aside, these mallets are really excellent}


despite the fact that composer man showed up to the opening night of
beyond the machine
{with instruments at hand}
three minutes before the downbeat
a.k.a. too late to use the original instruments
the piece was a great success.

i shattered a tile on the last note of the piece
and felt pretty glamourous about it.
and the original instruments 
made for great photo shoot props, post performance
{also semi-failed attempt at reenacting american gothic... not smiling is really easier said than done, i'm sorry}



a 9:30 pm so percussion concert at carnegie/zankel hall
ended my evening.

reasons why a concert would have been at 9:30 pm:

a. so that everyone playing the usual 8 o'clock concert 
could high tail it to zankel in time for the second half's steve mackey premiere
b. because the high decibels would have most definitely disrupted 
the san francisco symphony concert next door
c. because a concert with that programming is too damn hip to be as early as 8
d. because one cannot get nearly inebriated enough by 8

in any case,

i enjoyed it a lot.

and at one point, when the performers were pulling strings off the floor that looked like pieces of pink bubble gum to activate an alien nose, i thought my face was going to explode.

there was a solo wind-up toy part.
bet you violinists don't get to do that fun s***

love drums.




tiffany said...

awesome post! you are so talented and beautiful!

xo tiffany

Gali said...

Cool pencils are like tacos, everyone loves them!

That was ingenious thought of the day fueled by too much sugar.

Maddy said...

Haha this post makes me want to know more about music. I'm sure Matt would be very interested to see/read/hear this so maybe I'll show him too :D

p.s. I love that photo- you look so purdy!

Meghan said...

Yeah! Congrats on such a huge accomplishment! I am glad everything was a success!!! You are so talented - I wish I had musical abilities!

AND - so I have the idea for a cupcake feature and was wondering if you would be a participant - I want to do something along the lines of "Cupcakes Around the World", featuring awesome cupcakes/bakeries all over. If you are interested in eating some cupcakes in NY and reporting back, let me know!!!

Emma Jade said...

that pencil is sooo cute! :)

Melissa said...

Congrats on the performance! Have to say, your tacos comment cracked me up. You're so random, I love it!

Meghan said...

Ok, you are so amazing for helping me out:)

I am going to do a post about my epic Johnny Cupcakes fail probably early next week and introduce the idea. Whenever you get a chance, and there is no rush, feel free to pick a spot, tell us about it, take some pics, give a review, etc - and if you want to send it to me I will post it and hopefully it will turn into a bi-weekly, monthly, whatever series:)

And you should SO do the donut post - I love, love, LOVE it:)

You rock, lady. Hope your weekend is amazing!!!

Oh, and so I am not constantly leaving majorly long comments, my e-mail is:

naomemandeflores said...

Lovely pencils! You look amazing in the pics!

Anonymous said...

omfg those sticks look SOSSOSO cute!!!! can I dress them up like dolls?

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