Chris Michael's Bubbles

new favorite video: chalk animation from lucinda schreiber and yanni kronenberg

Posted in music, rad, video by chrismichael on July 6, 2009

i found this via “12 gorgeous vimeo videos for design inspiration“, a great post by natasha wescoat. this is one of my favorites…

Firekites – AUTUMN STORY – chalk animation from Lucinda Schreiber on Vimeo.

day of music shows, alleys & harpoons (thanks cross-pollination!)

Posted in music, photos, silver fox by chrismichael on June 24, 2009

yesterday, i saw five music sets in about as many hours – it is the season here in nyc. first up: bluesman and silver fox john hammond in an amplified alley

then i got to see pearl and the beard (no photo), which was a nice start for the *243rd* cross-pollination show that this fella jay and his partner do (i remember jay because of his hat and he lived in my hometown of lawrence, kansas when he went to ku. righteous.

now, anni rossi is.simply.awesome. she can wail on the viola and via her voicebox, drummer anchored the sound and was a perfect enhancement to her sound. see her if you can (she’s on tour).

and then ezra furman and the harpoons. rumor has it they are the next big thing and i can see it (not just because of the four people filming the show and five photographers documenting his second-to-last show as part of his residency at pianos. great show and i will be there next tuesday…you should too!

niki + her ukulele sing joy division’s ‘love will tear us apart’

Posted in garden, joy division, leaves, love, music, niki, roses, trees, ukulele, video by chrismichael on June 23, 2009

niki and i had a few hours to meander around the botanical garden and climb trees and smell roses. beautiful summer moments and this little video is the first of what i hope will be many little music videos that are caught in one take – the first take. really loved the moment, the quick edit and sharing it here.

niki + her ukulele sing joy division’s ‘love will tear us apart’ from Chris Michael on Vimeo.