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Reviews: The Rolling Stones at Staples/The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival at the DGA

Still can’t believe my friend Cate invited me to watch The Rolling Stones kick off their current tour at Staples Center last Friday. Still can’t believe how great they are live. Like the blues musicians they grew up idolizing, The Stones have become not only timeless but ageless masters… Yes, to kick off the evening they had the UCLA marching band play “Satisfaction” following a video montage of musicians, filmmakers, and fans sharing their devotion to Their Satanic Majesties; there were guest appearances by Gwen Stefani and Keith Urban; and the CSULB choir sang a chillingly beautiful intro “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” to make it a special night. But really it’s all about their enormously heavy catalog...

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Surrogate Valentine II = Daylight Savings

The film is actually called Daylight Savings. It’s debuting at the SXSW film festival, but a day later, it’s in SF. The tickets are available at CAAM. It’s the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. That’s Goh Nakamura (right) and Ayako Fujitani (left).  

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Bliss Magazine – Free at Giant Robot Store Featuring Kent Williams

Bliss a free paper features Kent Williams on the cover including an interview. Not enough people pay attention to Kent, but here he is. That’s him floating upside down. That’s Mari Inukai below on the bed.     That’s Ayako Fujitani below     Mari on the left and Sena Inukai on right. This painting looks gangster. Mari with a sword… dangerous.  

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Giant Robot Artist Friends Series – Ayako Fujitani meets Ito Jakuchu

[youtube]p8d2tr0o1wU[/youtube] Ito Jakuchu was born in 1716 and died in 1800. So, he’s no longer with us. Yet, my contention is that if he were alive, he’d be a friend of ours. This video was shot, edited, and directed by myself. I also recorded the sound on a separate piece of equipment. This is the second Giant Robot – Artist Friends Series video. I hope I can keep this up. It’s a challenge and this is a fun way to approach art. And Yes catch this exhibition at the Bowers Museum in Orange County, CA. I hope you enjoy the video.

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