Articles about “videolunch”

As Nasty As They Wanna Be: 21 Years Ago in Hollywood (Florida)

We've come a long way, baby, since Miami rap group 2 Live Crew got the authorities all riled up with their "Nasty" music. These days toddlers in tiaras gyrate to Britney Spears to win pageants, fewer words get bleeped from the television, and a song called "Me So Horny," well, shrug--that ain't no thing. But in June 1990, U.S. district court Judge Jose Gonzalez ruled 2 Live Crew's album As Nasty As They Wanna Be...

Frankie C's "Black Wall" Skid Row Photo Project

Frankie C takes iconic photos of the people he encounters on the streets of Skid Row and surrounding neighborhoods against a black backdrop. An L.A. native, he likes to "keep it street" but now he has an opportunity to show his photos in a gallery and is looking to raise $1,000 to fund the exhibition using Kickstarter. Check out his work in this video.

Local Cigar Box Guitar Makers Bring Appalachian Folk Craft to L.A.

Acoustic guitars made from cigar boxes, shower drains, old-school keyholes and other found parts make sweet Appalachian folk sounds. Meet two local cigar box guitar makers in this video sent in by Lisa Rau.

It Was 44 Years Ago Today, Sgt. Pepper's Band 1st Played (Sorta)

On June 1, 1967, The Beatles released their eighth studio album. "It was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play..." begins the titular tune. Songs off Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band became classics. For your audio-centric video lunch today, a look at the album Beatle Paul McCartney said reflects their shift from boys in pop to men in rock.

Oh, Le Sacre Du Printemps! Oh, Le Sacre De Salonen!

For your highbrow video lunch today, on the anniversary of its Paris debut, a clip of Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the L.A. Phil doing "The Rite of Spring." And, for a more, err, lowbrow moment, a sped-up clip showing the fury of Salonen's conductors arms as he conducts the same piece.

A Tribute to the Late Gil Scott-Heron: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" & More

Spoken word artist Gil Scott-Heron, known most for his influential poem-song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," died yesterday in New York. He was 62. For your video lunch today, a few of the songs from Scott-Heron's career.

No Mere Mortal Can Resist: A Vincent Price Centennial!

Born May 27th, 1911, actor Vincent Price would have been 100 today. For your video lunch, a quick look back at his career, tributes, and, oh--that laugh! No mere mortal can resist... Can you dig it?

Did the British Invasion Begin With a "Stranger On the Shore"?

The Beatles. The Rolling Stones. The Kinks. The bands we know as being part of music's British Invasion onto US charts, airwaves, jukeboxes and record players are bands whose names are known around the world. But on this day in 1962, that same invasion had what History calls "an odd beginning," which, 49 years later, is inspiring your video lunch. Enter Mr. Acker Blick and his clarinet, and the single "Stranger on the Shore." History...

We Love Oprah Like Oprah's Audience Loves Free Things

At 3 p.m. local time today, the last hour of a 25-year-journey begins, as Oprah Winfrey ends her self-titled afternoon talk show. While this super special last season has pulled out all the stops and is playing every schmaltzy, tear-duct activating card in the producers' hands, some of the best memories of Oprah's show are the ones that evoke smiles, and, more importantly laughter.

Blast From The Past: Griffith Park, Malibu and Santa Monica, Mad Men Style

Has the absence of Mad Men and its regular mid-century goodness (though technically, it was 1964 in season four) been getting you down? Lucky for you, today's video lunch menu is going vintage. YouTube user Gerlock11’s treasure trove of vintage video footage gives a glimpse into the past with 1950s home movies of trips to Griffith Park & Observatory, Malibu (with sea lions!), Santa Monica's Ocean Park Pier, Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland, among other popular L.A. tourist spots.

Video Lunch: Shepard Fairey's Death Cab Collab and a New Bike for Lance Armstrong

Shepard Fairey discusses his collaboration with Lance Armstrong and his latest designs for Team RadioShack's Tour of California bicycles. Also, Death Cab for Cutie's "Home is a Fire" video, with lyrics appearing as street art across the Echo Park cityscape.

Animated Lunch: Friday the 13th, 70s Style

Today's animated video lunch pays homage to our favorite slashers: Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Leatherface. It's Friday the 13th... watch your step!...