Posts Tagged ‘Music’

March 24th, 2011

DUB FX – Love Someone

December 14th, 2010

TV snow with Adobe After Efects

Using After Effects for the first time is akin to driving a sports car for the first time. You don’t know what you’re doing, but it feels great and you can’t believe how powerful and smooth the damn machine can be… I followed this tutorial, added a third layer with the “Add grain” effect, and […]

August 7th, 2010

Lady Gaga vs Anthony

Today I was watching a performance that has nothing to do with the two people above, but made me go into a mental diatribe that pit the two against each other. The show was this one, and I am not going to go into it–I think the NY Times did a good enough job …

June 13th, 2010

Another day in Elmhurst

Three days ago I found a No Parking notice on our building due to a “religious procession on Saturday.” The religious procession turned out to be a celebration of Ashtapad Pratishtha Mahotsav by a Jain Temple I have next door–The Jain Center of America. The celebration was very festive, and everybody was “charmingly comparisoned!”

June 3rd, 2010

One Man’s Land: Boltanski at the Armory

Entrance view

My first real experience with the Opera came in 1998 at BAM. My girlfriend at the time, who was (and probably still is) way more informed on classical music than me, invited me to “this thing at BAM, with Christian Boltanski.” The “thing” turned out to be Schubert’s Die Winterreise and the set had been […]

May 10th, 2010

maha pirith deshana

This is from one of my favorite places in Sri Lanka: Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara. The murals in the background were done by Soliyas Mendis at the turn of last century. He used a combination of traditional styles and modern sensibilities to come up with a more illustrative, yet sublime style. This temple is in […]

March 16th, 2010

Alim and Fergana Qasimov

February 12th, 2010

Dove sono

From La Nozze di Figaro