This weeks #RawMomentMonday is another Halloween performance (1997), this time at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, of Jane’s Addiction playing their late 80’s hit “Jane Says”. “The naive, deviant allure of Jane's Addiction was everywhere at their Halloween party. Fans came to the show - which was also a taping for MTV's Live From the 10 Spot - dressed as everything from Pez dispensers to hypodermic needles. The oversold venue, packed to its 3,699 - person capacity, was adorned with huge crepe paper flowers, metallic streamers & fiesta like strands of bare light bulbs. And at the center of the dream / nightmare aesthetics was Jane's leader, Perry Farrell, who hit the stage in a shimmery cowboy suit & a halo of gravity-defying braids. The band - Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and new bassist Flea - kicked off with "Ocean Size," and it was immediately apparent that this show was not just founded on nostalgia for familiar songs. The young audience (some of them toddlers when Jane's were formed in 1986) greeted the band with a spontaneous zeal rather than with historical reverence. The quartet responded with a ferocious vibrancy, launching into "Stop" with the acid-rock know-how and ratty, skate-punk attitude required to pull off such a schizophrenic song. In true Jane's Addiction form, the mood shifted dramatically for "Summertime Rolls," which produced the most amazing moment of the hour plus show. Farrell stood alone on a platform in the middle of the crowd, his demeanor vulnerable and his voice cracking to expose the sweetness that counters his banshee side. It's these contradictions - hippie idealism vs. modern-day cynicism, heavy rocking vs. a total disregard for rock convention - that still render Jane's Addiction one of rock's most powerfully unique forces.” - LORRAINE ALI Everything about this if you were there in person must have been chillingly cool & so damn surreal. Drugs or no drugs u were f’ing loving that you were there and alive. Everyone is in the moment. No phones to ruin anything. The sound of those metal drums is just magical. The 90’s were a crazy time. This has got to be one of the best 2 chord songs!
This week’s #RawMomentMonday showcases a live performance of Nirvana playing “Breed” at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on Halloween, October 31, 1991. The footage is taken from the only Nirvana show ever to be shot on 16 mm film. A never-before-released 1991 concert film that came out in 2011 which revisits a band at the peak of its grunge powers and on the cusp of superstardom. Watching the band happily smashing guitars and amazed to see their revolutionary dreams come true, you can see that Cobain does not yet feel raped by fame. The film captures a turning point. Days before, Nevermind had gone gold, selling 500,000 copies. Novoselic mocks the film crew, there to accelerate the success that made purists call them sellouts: "There's more cameras in here than in a 7-Eleven." But he and Cobain play brilliantly to the cameras in dueling duets, courting and craving artistic fame, expressing the creative intimacy that heroin and Courtney Love were soon to shatter. At Cobain's invitation, showbiz-despising Olympia musicians Ian Dickson and Nikki McClure parody cheesy go-go dancers onstage, appalling Nirvana's managers - which I found hilarious 😂. Nirvana was one of my biggest inspirations in my childhood to go against the grain and not feel afraid of being different - expressing myself in artistic ways against the norm. They were one of a kind. Kurt’s heart driven emotional music definitely got me through some rough days as a kid and still does to this day. Fuckin badass, hope grunge music makes another appearance. PS: Dave Grohl’s drumming in this is just absolutely sick.
For this week’s #RawMomentMonday I found some rare footage and sound bites from the incredible 1969 Woodstock event, enjoy! ✌🏼 Conceived as “Three Days of Peace and Music,” Woodstock was a product of a partnership between John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang. Their idea was to make enough money from the event to build a recording studio near the arty New York town of Woodstock. When they couldn’t find an appropriate venue in the town itself, the promoters decided to hold the festival on a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York–some 50 miles from Woodstock–owned by Max Yasgur. By the time the weekend of the festival arrived, the group had sold a total of 186,000 tickets and expected no more than 200,000 people to show up. By Friday night, however, thousands of eager early arrivals were pushing against the entrance gates. Fearing they could not control the crowds, the promoters made the decision to open the concert to everyone, free of charge. Close to half a million people attended Woodstock, jamming the roads around Bethel with eight miles of traffic. A number of musicians performed songs expressing their opposition to the Vietnam War, a sentiment that was enthusiastically shared by the vast majority of the audience. Later, the term “Woodstock Nation” would be used as a general term to describe the youth counterculture of the 1960s. Woodstock was both a peaceful protest and a global celebration “But when I played Woodstock, I'll never forget that moment looking out over the hundreds of thousands of people, the sea of humanity, seeing all those people united in such a unique way. It just touched me in a way that I'll never forget.” - Edgar Winter A dream of mine is to host a modern day Woodstock one day on a massive piece of land. A place with no reception or technology to bring everyone together and live in the moment. #RawMomentMonday #Woodstock #GPAULL
LA rooftops ft. @thatchickhaleyb
“My favorite thing about L.A. is the sunny breezes that mimic the mindset of the energy in the people.” 🌞
Shots from yesterday running BTS for @cory.burmester & @mccapturez
Fun clip from yesterday’s shenanigans in Venice Beach. Really trying to get out of my “perfectionist” stage and just post more fun/random content, enjoy ✌🏼🌞
Fun day in Venice watching these kids shred it, home of the Dogtown! Loved this little man’s style and the way he skated - had the whole bones brigade and ALVA thing going on. Miss skateboarding so much, two ankle surgeries is no fun. Really loving my new life out here in California. Good vibes only ✌🏼🌴 #Venice #Skateboarding #Alva #dogtown #lordsofdogtown #bonesbrigade
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. 🙏🏼
@thevipglobal & @justinfigs are hosting the most affordable Luxury VIP trip of the year in Bali, Indonesia! And we’re inviting all you creators to join us on this once and a lifetime opportunity!! We have access to everything from the most luxurious villas, YACHTS, and the most expensive clubs Bali has to offer!!! DM me or @justinfigs for trip details and tell them Optimistic Earth sent you! Only 15 spots and they are filling up quickly! 🌴💯 // Here’s some footage I edited from our last solo trip! | Swipe Left for Part 2 |
Colored or 70’s B&W - Which do you prefer? Model: @kinseygolden. Photo taken in Ubud, Indonesia 🇮🇩. Might be going back to Bali in December with @thevipglobal & @justinfigs to work on some crazy projects! DM me if you are interested in joining our travel team, very good luxury opportunity available for a fantastic price. Will be apart of a very talented team producing killer content, meanwhile experiencing a once in a lifetime opportunity ! Check out the VIP Global page for all the luxury possibilities that we will be taking part in! DM me if interested. Spots limited!
Throwback to my very first music video I made with @tvonfeldt_ about 3 years ago. Went all out on this one with little to no experience. Was so damn fun making this, really miss this creative energy and how we just made whatever the hell we wanted without trying to copy or please the crowd. Spent loads of time developing 10+ outfits from crazy trench coats and hats, to gold spray painted shoes and Hugh Hefner robes. I’ll always hold onto this as one of my favorite videos. Making this really started my deep love for bringing music to life in a creative way. Was definitely an original work of art all around from a bunch of newbies, but that’s the beauty of it. 👽 #SauceWalkin #NEWRELIGION #GupAlert
#TB to my favorite video I’ve filmed to date “Breathe Again” by Out of The Blues in my lovely hometown in Indiana. Working with this band was such a fun and creative experience - bringing this song to life! If you haven’t seen the video yet, go to my website in my bio and it’s the first featured video on my page! Excited to make more magic like this in the near future! @outoftheblues317