We are running around, quite frantically, and getting ready to shoot a music video for Dreamer next week. Oh la la! Later this afternoon, we are headed to the Universal Costume department at the Universal Studios. I am excited like a little kid. Will be taking lots of guerilla photos. We are also done with our Lollapalooza E-Chronicles, to be posted shortly - very analog-meets-digital! I love the final result.
A very talented woman is directing and shooting the video for Dreamer and her name is Sarah Renard. Her website http://www.sarahrenard.com/
She is a very tall, striking and skinny Swedish girl. My designer/friend Missy is also on the thin side, and I am the Russian version of skinny. So now there are three skinny, stressed out and determined artistic women running around Los Angeles, getting ready to pull a rabbit out of a very small hat (read: perform a magic trick).
By the way - what is going on? Earthquakes, hurricanes... my car overheated yesterday on the way back from the Blue Microphones headquarters, where I did a podcast+ live performance + some random chatting on various topics. Tyler Barth, who is Da Man there is the quintessential California Dreamy ideal male. He also has this perfect speaking voice - he must have had some acting training. He must have also surfed, gone out with models and tried yoga at some point. Or maybe I am completely off course here. Either way, I had a lovely time, and hopefully my acoustic performances - of Odi et Amo and Snow in Venice were up to par. And now, courtesy Blue Mics, I am starting my first ever official microphone collection:
For now, also, here is a performance of Meant, filmed at the Nokia Theater, to be part of a PBS special in weeks to come.