FYF Fest 2013

Let’s rewind a couple of weeks back to when I went to FYF Fest 2013, an indie music festival that once took place at the  Echoplex, that then bloomed into a massive two day event that’s now held at the L.A. Historic State Park.

img_1635-copy It was a last minute decision for me to attend FYF, but once I got word that I wasn’t working the weekend of the event, I hit Twitter to find a ticket since they were all sold out. Shout out to my buddy, Allen, over at MySpace for hooking it up!

img_1655-copy [SMD b2b w/ Bicep]

img_1656-copy [Yeah Yeah Yeahs]

img_1673-copy [Death Grips]

Day-1 had a lot of awesome performances. I was able to catch Toro Y Moi, Classixx, Deerhunter, Nosaj Thing, TV On The Radio, SMD b2b w/ Bicep, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Death Grips(Yes, they actually showed up).

It was a mind blowing showcase with great Summer in LA vibes that complimented a solid lineup. Can’t wait for FYF Fest 2014.

HARD Summer

I’ve been pushing a lot of pixels recently. I make pixels twerk over at my main job at Cashmere Agency, handle a residency doing live design at Create Nightclub, and most recently, I got a chance to hit up HARD with some content…

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img_1600-copy Though HARD Summer was a 2-day event, I only went out on the second day of the event. Once I got there I met up with my V Squared Labs peeps to get set up..

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Had a lot of fun working the Underground Stage and checking out the other sets.

#SecretSupperSeries

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I don’t think I humblebrag enough about my amazingly talented friends. My good friend, Dan, is a beast in the kitchen, he knows how flavors works and what reacts best to tastebuds. Dan is currently working his way out of the kitchen and into his own food-studio to share his creations with others. To get to that point, he is doing a monthly dinner for friends called the #SecretSupperSeries. This consist of a themed 4-course dinner, each month is different…

img_1535-copy I was fortunate enough to attend the 2nd #SecretSupperSeries last weekend, which took place at Dan’s house. I had no idea what to expect from Dan, but deliciousness was definitely promised…

img_1537-copy First course: Black eyed pea hush puppy w/ remoulade.

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img_1547-copy Freshly brewed iced tea.

img_1553-copy Second course: Smoked BBQ chicken w/ collard greens and mac n cheese.

img_1558-copy Third course: Chicken & waffles: Sous vide fried chicken, sweet potato cornmeal waffle, wilted kale, pickled watermelon rind, red onion, and cane syrup.

img_1561-copy Dessert: Peach-habanero praline cobbler w/ buttermilk ice cream.

We were all stuffed and completely satisfied. I wish I could go in-depth about how amazing the food was, but I honestly don’t know enough about food to explain what I experienced. Everything was delicious.

If you’re interested in attending Dan’s #SecretSupperSeries, just hit him up on Twitter!

SIGGRAPH 2013

So I may have done some geeking out this week when I went out to Anaheim to attend SIGGRAPH. SIGGRAPH is a conference and exhibition focused on computer graphics and interactive techniques. It’s also a place where big companies gather to showoff their latest industry toys that’s going to be booming in the next couple of years…

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img_1504-copy This would be my 3rd year attending SIGGRAPH. This year it was even more packed than the previous years.

img_1514-copy Super thanks to the peeps over LightWave for hooking it up with credentials this year. Nothing like going to an event for free!

img_1469-copy Nvidia was showing off all kinds of awesomeness. They even announced their new Kepler GPUs(aka Project logan) and showed off Project Shield, their new handheld gaming device.

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img_1519-copy I probably spent the most time at the Maxon booth where I saw a variety of power users showoff the new release of Cinema4D.

img_1478-copy 4k touch displays are definitely the future for conference rooms.

img_1489-copy Canon’s mixed reality headset is next level. Can’t wait to see them implement this tech in their cameras, I give it 5 years.

img_1506-copy Been meaning to jump into Pixologic’s ZBrush for the longest, but been lagging. Can’t wait to get my hands on copy so I can bang out some sculpting and modeling.

SIGGRAPH 2013 was packed with mind blowing next-gen industry tools. Though these tools were made for professionals, a lot of  what I saw were priced at an affordable price. Great to see high-end hardware and software coming at an affordable price for everyone.