Art is the name of the game this weekend since soooooooo much art stuff is happening. The weather’s supposed to be pretty meh so this is a good thing: you’re going to stay inside and peruse art stuffs. Like what? Well, duh, CHECK THE RECAP!!
As a means by which to chronicle what is going on in the American cultural zeitgeist and how we cater to that, The Hollywood And Highland Character Count is an infrequently occurring sociological examination. Every few Fridays, we’ll share who the performers are that are clogging the Hollywood and Highland sidewalks and see how they change and shift in relationship to what is happening in the entertainment world. We’ll make predictions, keep count of who stays and goes, and log just what is happening at the best microcosm of what is on the world’s mind: Hollywood and Highland.
Rare Times is a pretty soulful, sometimes jazzy feeling electronic four piece from Los Angeles. They’ve been compared to Morgan Geist in everything I’ve read about them and, while the comparison does stand, their influence is clearly late nineties and early 2000s R&B-pop singers combined with the production skills behind artists like Patrice Rushen. There are even vocal breakdowns of sexy coos, too. They’re great. Anyway, the new video for their song “No One’s Looking Out” was recently released and it is a lo-fi view of Los Angeles mixed with a sexy storyline.
It’s a rainy Friday. All I want to do is sit next to a fire, drink tea, listen to moody music, and maybe watch a moody film or two. Can I do that? Nope: still a workday! And still lots of stuff to do. I did take twenty minutes to escape to a very hazy, “Wintry” wonderland by way of Los Angeles filmmaker Matthew Miller‘s short film See You Later, Scott. The film is a very dreamy, atmospheric film that fulfills any rainy Friday dreams you may have. It certainly fulfilled mine.
Ryan Schude is a Los Angeles photographer who fills up his images. His work are productions, giant orchestrations of people fulfilling a theme or simply filling space. He isn’t a maximalist in his photography: Schude just packs anything and everything into his photos.