How are pineapples grown? … gypsy jazz album … ¡ Los Angeles !

 ::: SONGWRITING IN LALALAND :::

I’ve been playing less live shows of my original material recently to focus on writing new songs.  There’s nothing more exciting that envisioning sounds and music and bringing it to life.  Earlier this month, I packed my bags and headed out to Los Angeles to discuss songwriting with a Warner Music A&R.  During my time there, I also met with a producer whose studio is in the same compound where Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, et al. record.

A friend and I also visited the Getty Villa and had a little photo shoot.  Here are a couple snaps from my time out there:

I went to Hollywood in the week leading up to and during the Oscars.

Los Angeles had their worst winter storm in a long time that week.

I’d have to say that I loved the glalms = glam palms.  I’ll be back, Hollywood!

::: ALARKE

@ Friends & Lovers 3/25 :::

I’m playing a show of electronic / jazz / R&B / pop = wondercore at Friends & Lovers, a new hot venue in Brooklyn, on Tuesday, March 25 at 10pm.  Also on the bill: Dadras(DJ set) + DonChristian + ButterflyTreeHere’s the Facebook event.  

::: GYPSY JAZZ ALBUM :::

WANTED!  I’m going to record a Gypsy jazz album in a few months and am currently prepping the concept.  It’s going to be a mixture of original material and classic Gypsy jazz songs.  I need your suggestions for songs to record.  A theme would be nice.  What Django Reinhardt / hot jazz tunes do you like?  Let me know on Facebook here or tweet me @alouettethelark.
::: QUEENS ARTISTS SLAM :::

My new video for Just You will be screened at the Queens Variety Slam on April 4from 7-9pm. A tight setlist of multidisciplinary performance artists will explore the boundaries of poetry, comedy, sculpture, video art and music.  Admission also includes a color booklet with some of my work as well as that of a handful of other very talented visual artists. There might even be cake.  Space is limited and it will sell out.  Tickets & more info available here.

Jerkpoet is a new press and journal specializing in poetry of distinct quality. Sold out of bookstores in New York City and Portland but still available online here. Made by hand and  machine in a shoebox apartment and will one day be sold in 7-11. A book of short poems will be out on April 1 & Jerkpoet 2 will be out this summer. Submissions of poetry and PSA’s (free ads for your side projects) may be made to jerkpoet@gmail.com.

Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave (entrance on 37th St)
Astoria, Queens, NY 11101

::: PINEAPPLE FIELD :::

::: SELF-PORTRAIT

WITH JELLIED COW TONGUE :::