Project Runway, now living in L.A., was off to a fashionable start last night with Season 6’s 16 new designers. Find out who made the cut and the surprising upset here: http://www.stylelist.com/blog/2009/08/21/project-runway-season-6-kicks-off-with-strong-and-quirky-desig/
Get the scoop on Project Runway’s Season 6 kickoff August 21, 2009
Wild Horses: It’s not too late to save Cloud August 20, 2009
Bureau of Land Management on Rampage to Destroy Famous Wild Horse Herd
For Immediate Release August 10, 2009
Cloud and the wild horses of Montana’s PryorMountains are world famous but fame it appears is not going to protect the herd from a drastic government round up planned to begin September 1st in their spectacular wilderness home.
There are currently only 190 wild horses (one year and older) living in the PryorMountains. The BLM plans to remove 70 of them, plus foals. According to the foremost equine geneticist, Dr. Gus Cothran, 150-200 adult horses are needed in the herd to ensure their genetic diversity, which is vital to their long term survival.
These 70 horses would be placed in jeopardy. Any horses over 10 years of age can be bought directly by killer buyers and transported over the Northern border to Canadian slaughterhouses or south into Mexico. Younger horses not adopted would be put into government holding with 33,000 others that the BLM has removed from the wild and has proposed killing because they can no longer afford to feed them.
BLM cites poor range condition as the reason to remove the horses but abundant snow and rain for the past two and a half years has produced wonderful range conditions according to all who have visited Cloud and his herd. The Agency is not listening to anyone. They want this herd gutted. Nearly all the mares returned to the range would be given an experimental two-year infertility drug, PZP-22.
This helicopter round up is just one among many that the BLM is trying to complete, perhaps before the Obama Administration can catch up with what is going on.
The PryorMountain wild horses are descendants of the Lewis and Clark horses who were stolen by the Crow Indians in the early 1800’s. They can be traced further back to the horses brought over with the Spanish Conquistadors in 1500 making them one of the most Spanish of all wild horse herds in North America.
Please contact The Cloud Foundation for more information
On today’s program Angela visits the progressive Fountain Gallery in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC to speak with director Jason Bowman who explains why Fountain is not..
Yeah! Valentino the Last Emperor available for DVD preorder August 18, 2009
For those of you who have worn your Devil Wears Prada DVDs thin, rewinding and mouthing your favorite lines, your replacement is here: “Valentino the Last Emperor” is available for preorder on DVD.
PRE-ORDER YOUR DVD TODAY
You’ve seen ‘Valentino The Last Emperor’ in theaters, NOW OWN IT on DVD or Blu-ray! Scheduled to be released on September 8, the DVD and Blu-ray are already available for PRE-ORDER in the U.S. and Canada.
Buy it now at http://www.valentinomovie.com
46 MINUTES OF BONUS MATERIAL
In addition to the original feature-length film, the disks include THREE MINI-FEATURES covering the unique world of haute couture and the unmatched highlife of Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti.
Watch an exclusive preview at http://www.valentinomovie.com/#dvd
Tres Amigos: The best suburban Tex-Mex in Austin August 17, 2009
Most people talk about Austin and its hip ways and amazing music scene, but the Austin of my childhood was an affluent suburban utopia of spanking new stucco houses with azure swimming pools perched on arid mesas. I’m back visiting again and rediscovering Tres Amigos, the best suburban Tex-Mex anywhere. So if you need a break from Austin’s terminal hipness, take a comfortable walk on the bland suburban side and indulge yourself at Tres Amigos. Cheever-esque pool party to follow. Discover Tres Amigos here …
This is from a musician friend: “I am very saddened to inform you that the great Rashied Ali left us yesterday.” (August 12):
New Digital mag from The Fashion Birdcage August 13, 2009
The wonderful fashion maven Enkha from Australia has a new digital fashion mag. It’s fabulous, darlings. Check it out!
There are huge changes going on @ TFB … firstly, we are launching our very first exciting bi-monthly online magazine issue during the first week in August. We will be continuing with the blog, naturally, but you will be required to click on THE FASHION BIRDCAGE IMAGE on the BLOG page, and it will redirect you to our blog’s new home. Read more …
Guitar #133: More on 200 Guitars August 12, 2009
As a follow-up to my friend Joe’s 200 guitars concert:
Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Saturday night: 200 electric guitars circle Damrosch Park—individually amped. It’s “The Crimson Grail.”
Here’s the finale (Part 7/8) on YouTube:
Here are a couple of accounts of the concert: