Monday, April 29, 2013

The Kin: Growing Better Every Year

I've known these two brothers who make up The Kin for a long time; not since they were born, but since Thorry taught me to play the basics of the guitar and since Isaac's mum (Thorry's too of course) Madeleine, did my tarot cards back in the day when I would come over to her apartment in Soho, and had discovered (to my wonder) that my guitar's teacher's mum was the hot blonde woman who I had seen for years around the neighborhood.
The Kin is a partners-in-crime collaboration between Aussie brothers, Thorald and Isaac Koren, and New York drummer Shakerleg.
Well when you know the mum you understand how these sweet young men have a steely core, which reflects itself in great music, both lyrically and melodically. You just have to go hear them, next time they're playing in a town near you!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Rock of Ages: The Musical That Keeps You Wanting More

I was prepared to be bored by this 80s California musical but within 5 minutes I was enraptured. What was indeed 80s was also so cool, so well written, directed and choreographed, by actors that were cute and engaging. I had to give them the standing ovation they deserved at the end. A little like Grease, but one decade later, you have to go see

Monday, April 1, 2013

studio MDA: Markus Doschantschi and Co. Design a School in the Congo for Girls

My friend Markus Doschantschi, founder of studio MDA , designed this girls' school in the Congo pro bono!

Here's a link to the George Malaika Foundation website where you can donate to support education in Africa.