After playing around Santa Barbara in a variety of projects, a group of friends came together in 2011 as Ghost Tiger. Frustrated with the limitations of working as a solo-singer songwriter, frontwoman Alixandra Macmillan-Fiedel started looking for new ways to expand her sound with members Kevin Evans, Christopher Norlinger, Emma Huston and Chris Stansell. Collaboration is key for the eclectic group. Coming from a variety of musical backgrounds, the band combines old and new flavors in a synthesis of four-part harmony, atmospheric sound and soulful vocals that culminate in a refreshing approach to indie-rock.
May 27, 2012
There is always something new to do where ever you are. Yesterday turned into an impromptu journey 5 miles north to our sleepy sister town Goleta. We had some Pho and drove into Isla Vista (the community that joins the UCSB). We took a sunset walk along the bluff to Sands beach, enjoyed some sweet examples of SoCal architecture and then went to the Isla Vista co-op for some healthy sweet treats. I recalled a blog post on Danielle Rubi’s amazing food blog Trail of Crumbs where she and Adrian had similar sort of day. Next time we will go for the breakfast burritos.
May 12, 2012
Greetings from some of our California friends in Paris. Our dear friend, artist, photographer and bringer together of creative and talented folks, Danielle Rubi is curating this show in Paris of some California artists (not to mention great people and friends). Featuring Nat Russell, Kyle Field and Alia Shawkat. Wish we could be there. But at least the spirit of this awesome poster is with us. I think you will be able to buy one of these via Nat Russell’s site if you can’t make it the show in Paris.
May 9, 2012
Beatrice Wood was a potter, an artist and a photographer among so many other magical and creative titles. She was also a long time resident of our favorite get away, Ojai California, just 45 minutes from Santa Barbara. This coming Sunday the documentary filmed when she was 100 years old, “Mama of Dada”, is screening at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Seeing as Beatrice was Marcel Duchamps muse and one of the core members of the renegade dada movement I have no doubt this will cover all the high marks - interesting, inspiring and beautiful.