26 Sep / The Original Belieber
The New Yorker has a fascinating profile of 31-year-old talent manager Scooter Braun, who brought us Justin Bieber (and, more recently, Carly Rae Jepsen). Definitely worth checking out before it slips behind the magazine’s paywall. Bieber makes a number of cameo appearances in the profile and basically comes across (fairly or unfairly) as Prince Joffrey.
A production still from our new music video, currently in post-production. (Director Luke Barats, of Barats and Berata, is behind the camera.) More than anything with this project, we couldn’t be happier about finally featuring Dylan’s skateboarding abilities.
Reflecting earlier this month on the late Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012), Maria Popova of Brain Pickings posted one of his last interviews, conducted at Comic-Con 2010. She includes some wonderful audio clip highlights as well as a link to the full conversation. As Popova writes, at 90 years old “Bradbury is as full of zest as ever, brimming with a love of life as he discusses space exploration, libraries, technology, and the importance of doing what you love.”
We’re on the cusp of a very big month on the Lost Moon, with a couple of different live shows, a new video, and the debut of the Lost Moon Radio podcast… all coming in October. Here are Lauren and Ryan in the midst of the recording process for the podcast. As with most LMR productions, you can tell it’s a very high-tech operation.
Reggie Watts’s Ted Talk serves as a surreal deconstruction of Ted Talks. Next to “David After Dentist,” this is the closest thing to a Beckett monologue we’ve ever seen on YouTube. (The lecture was recorded this past Leap Day at the 2012 Ted Conference in Long Beach.)
Dudes, Lauren Flans is currently engaged in a YouTube rap battle. The forum: “Picture Battle,” in which contestants have to rap along with a randomly selected procession of Flickr photos. YOU SHOULD WATCH AND VOTE FOR HER.
Lauren’s opponent Deshawn Raw (who has entered the battle with a sizable, preexisting online following) currently has a narrow lead. But Lauren’s craft is superior, and you don’t have to take my word for it. Consider this feedback from the YouTube comments:
“I wanted to vote for Deshawn because Im more familiar with his videos,and he’s hilarious……but I can’t lie,her flow is actually better!lol.Imma have to vote for her over D-Raw.”
Anyway, watch and come to your own conclusion. But also know that there are a few comments like this:
“Uh-oh. She’s good. But I voted for Deshawn ‘cause this is a man’s game, and next she’ll be wanting equal rap pay, and because I’m sure Deshawn will be voting for Obama and I don’t know her political affiliation, and ‘cause I couldn’t understand a couple things she said, and …”
Oh shit! Things just got (somewhat confusingly) political! What I’m saying is, this may be a fundamental battle between good and evil, and you may now have a moral obligation to weigh in.
08 Jun / First Post! And a Show Opening!
This is Lost Moon Radio. We do sketches and songs. This is our first post.
We’re coming to you from a theater in Hollywood where we’re in tech rehearsals for our latest show. We’ll put some audio and video from the show up soon. If you want to see it live, go here.
Nice to meet you guys.
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