“Born in Blue” Exhibition Celebrates 75 Years of Blue Note Records

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Celebrate iconic jazz record label Blue Note’s 75th anniversary at the “Born in Blue” exhibition at Sonos Studio. The exhibition opening will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 7-10pm with a performance by Robert Glasper and special guest.

LA Snark readers are invited to the opening and must RSVP here to attend.

“Born in Blue” will be open to the public September 10 to October 24, Wed.-Sun., 12-6pm, for guests to check out the exhibition, enjoy a cup of joe from the gourmet coffee bar, and check out a skateboard from the skateboard lending library. Your readers may RSVP for the opening event HERE.

“Born in Blue” explores the 75 year history of the storied jazz label Blue Note Records. In a reimagined record shop with modern touches you can check out historic artifacts from the Blue Note archives; watch dynamic artist performances, including Robert Glasper on opening night; and take yourself back in time through an interactive installation that explores the full history of jazz. Displayed throughout the exhibition is iconic Blue Note imagery reinterpreted by high-profile graphic artists including Big Active, Osk Studio, Phil Bicker and Shadrach Lindo.


I went to FYF Fest 2014

Joanna Gruesome FYF Fest 2014

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Last year I left FYF Fest early because the bathroom lines were insane. It was dark and there were trees everywhere, but in some states you can end up on the sex offender list for public urination so I felt it best to head home. If you’d asked me last year if I’d be returning for FYF 2014 I would have said Hellllllllllll Nooooo. But it’s 2014 and there I was.

FYF Fest is like one of your crazy rich friends that doesn’t know what to do with their money. They know they want to throw a big party, you know you like parties, but you also know that this crazy rich friend is not that great at throwing parties. However, there will be a sweet buffet. Maybe they got the In N’ Out truck. Maybe the Workaholics guys will be there. Are you not going to go to your friend’s party? Are you going to miss meeting the Workaholics guys because you can’t stand in a bathroom line and you’re too afraid of ending up on a list to simply run outside and pee in the backyard?

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GoDaddy and their Domains By Proxy Scam

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LA Snark has been freed from the clutches of GoDaddy. Interneting seems a little easier today.

A few weeks ago, I noticed that a couple of the domains I purchased on GoDaddy were about to expire. I decided the time was right to leave GoDaddy and park my domains elsewhere.

Depending on your level of web savvy, GoDaddy is probably one or more of the following:

  • The company that you throw money at so your website stays online
  • The most confusing website you’ve ever seen
  • A scammy company that relies on user ignorance to overcharge for low quality service
  • The website where Danica Patrick never takes her clothes off no matter what their Super Bowl ads say
  • SOPA flip floppers
  • An elephant hunter and his gang of frustratingly ignorant customer support representatives

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