The Prescott Family: Sex

If you are in the mood for a quaint-yet-potent art community, look into The Prescott Family. They are an artist collective born in the San Gabriel Valley some odd years ago. Today, many members live throughout the western US coast, reaching far as northern Washington, into Portland, San Fransisco, and down to the roots in Los Angeles. The group produces a unique variety of eclectic handmade music and art. I was lucky enough to have good friendships within the group and collaborate a handful of times.

If you want a recent sampler of their work, check out their new e-zine compilation released today:

Support some local handmade creativity. It will do you some good.
-jc del barco ii
at work/fan/sgv native


One Month Till the Rumpus Begins!

Oct. 16th. 2009.
I've been waiting for a while now for Wild Things. I'm thrilled!

-jc del barco ii

counting/down/the days.

The Gentlest Gentleman

It's about that time for another My Brightest Diamond post.

It's nice to see and hear a classic performing presence. An instrument so small and a girl far from tall can sing a song with a timeless appeal. She collaborated and sung many songs on The Decemberists' recent rock opera album, The Hazards of Love. She is currently touring with them, though will sadly skip over LA. I hope to catch her live again when she visits town.

-jc del barco ii

still crushing/needs to go to a concert soon/sigh


Dreams of Flying

Jan von Holleben is a photographer from Cologne, Germany. He often works out of London.

Here are some photos from one of his series
titled "Dreams of Flying".

I like it. They are simple and well composed. Fun cheap camera tricks that really rekindle that childhood dream.

You can find the rest of his series on his website @ http://www.janvonholleben.com/?page_id=4

Don't grow up too fast.

-jc del barco ii

victim of gravity/young/hopeful