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Planning on finally watching “The Future”, which has been sitting on my TV stand for nearly a month, tonight. It looks quirky yet moving, like the rest of Miranda July’s work. Also on my to-do list is reading July’s newest book, “It Chooses You”, which is something of a companion piece to the “The Future”. In the book, she chronicles her journey of finding the stories behind the people whose postings she comes across in the PennySaver. The concept in itself is intriguing and simple enough but I’m sure it’s July’s perspective and storytelling that really makes it special. Anyway, it’s time to leave the office, disconnect from the distractions, and go be productive!

It all started arguably with Kings of Leon’s album Aha Shake Heartbreak back in 2004 but the blues rock sound is definitely steadily making its impact on mainstream airwaves. Most recently, it’s bands like Ohioan garage rock group The Heartless Bastards who, like their fellow statesmen The Black Keys, are saving the heart rock’n’roll by making music that could take you back to the Woodstock era but is still relevant for today’s generation.

While browsing the web, I came to the realization that my blog was lacking an obligatory post about drunken encounters and faux boho fashions at Coachella that is par the course during this time of year. But since I didn’t make it out to that scene I thought I’d give a little loving to my beloved Twentynine Palms. All the Coachella buzz just makes me miss camping out in Joshua Tree and taking day trips to Palm Springs. So in that spirit, I present to you Steve Harrington‘s collaboration with Ace Hotel Palm Springs and Generic Surplus for Desert Gold. In the midst of all the festivities, my go-to lodging of choice Ace hosted Desert Gold: Roadside Attraction, a pop-up shop displaying the results of Harrington’s visions of desert magic while on a trip out to Joshua Tree, in the form of tees, tanks, and bandanas. I definitely plan on searching for his chalk drawings the next time I’m in Joshua Tree but in the meantime I might just get myself one of the goodies from the collection.

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I’m heading up to LA this weekend for a birthday dinner and am really hoping to stop by the Transmission LA: AV Club festival at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The 2 week multimedia art exhibit is curated by Mike D. of the Beastie Boys and features artists such as Robert McKinley, Benjamin Jones, and Mike Mills, as well as musical performances by Santigold, DJ Harvey and James Murphy. It definitely looks like something worth checking out if you’re in the Los Angeles area. The series runs through May 6.

For their Spring 2012 campaign, Los Angeles based clothing label Band of Outsiders enlisted the help of Pop Art icon Ed Ruscha to model their vintage inspired menswear. Besides being the owner and designer of Band of Outsiders, Scott Sternberg is the creative mind behind offshoot women’s clothing labels Boy. by Band of outsiders and girl. by Band of Outsiders, which I have been a huge fan of since their creation. Their lookbooks are great not only for the amazing clothing but because of the familiar Los Angeles locations and the Polaroid style photographs. Other of my favorite Band of Outsiders campaigns include Jason Schwartzman, Fall 2009;  Marisa Tomei, Fall 2009; and Kirsten Dunst, Spring 2011.

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