Battle of the Babes

March 3, 2010

Skiing was the most-watched sport during the Olympics for a reason. We watched the slope opera unfold between US skiers Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso during the Vancouver Games. Both of these hotties know that talent is important, but it’s the swimsuit competition that counts.

Check out more of my blog posts here at SKI Magazine.

brian_williams_snlI’ve got a crush….on Brian Williams? How is this possible you ask? I heard the incredibly witty and hilarious anchorman on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! on Sunday, where he quipped on Balloon Boy, Fox News, Bill Clinton, and, finally, his unfortunately named music blog, BriTunes on MSNBC. Up until now, I thought Brian Williams was all hairstyle and charm school–a bit stiff perhaps, but android-perfect and groomed for TV from a young age. I was wrong. Dead wrong. This guy is hilarious. Please check out this link from this weekend’s show and become a believer in Brian.

SkaCast!

September 4, 2009

PRESSURE-SOUNDS-163Wanna learn more about the ska scene in Russia? But of course! The great Gabe Paredes interviewed me on his latest episode of Pressure Drop Soundcast.  I discuss my band, St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review, playing music in Russia, and my experience touring Europe. The interview begins about 30 minutes in. Check it out!

The movement of Shen Wei

September 3, 2009

SumCVR09_lgHere’s a recent piece I wrote about acclaimed choreographer, painter, photographer, and artistic director Shen Wei published in Syracuse magazine. Shen Wei, originally from China’s Hunan province, is most famous for choreographing the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Below is an excerpt from Shen Wei’s piece, Connect Transfer, which was the inspiration for the opening ceremony of the Olympics. As dancers move accross the stage, they are painting the floor with their bodies.