Monday, December 10, 2012

Los Angeles is a city of music (webcast)

Seth Auberon, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly;  (COUNTDOWN CLOCK: -11)
What if Mayan Calendar interpreters are off by nine days, ready? (

Gwen's Bush, Gavin, Night 2 (
While Wisdom Quarterly joined Dharma Punx at Against the Stream: Buddhist Meditation Society to see punk legends T.S.O.L. and the Adolescents, No Doubt made a surprise appearance at KROQ's annual "Almost Acoustic Xmas." As if the bill weren't full to the brim with talent, Gwen and Co. did a 40-minute set. Catch the one-time-only broadcast of the entire first night then tomorrow morning see No Doubt and many other artists:

Almost Acoustic Christmas Webcast: Night 1 Monday at 10:00 am, Night 2 Tuesday at 10:00 am (PST). WATCH HERE

Watch Saturday night’s show beginning today (Dec. 10) at 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time and Sunday night’s show on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 10:00 am. These will be the only opportunities to watch! And by the way, there's nothing "acoustic" about it.

  • Youngblood Hawke – 10:00 am
  • Two Door Cinema Club – 10:25 am
  • The Gaslight Anthem – 10:55 am
  • Walk The Moon – 11:30 am
  • The Lumineers – 11:55 am
  • AWOLNATION – 12:30 pm
  • Slightly Stoopid – 12:55 pm
  • Garbage – 1:25 pm
  • Bush – 2:00 pm
  • Rise Against – 2:40 pm
  • Linkin Park – 3:15 pm
NIGHT 2: No Doubt, Of Monsters And Men, The Killers, Jack White, M83, fun., Neon Trees, Grouplove, Alex Clare, Imagine DragonsPassion Pit. WATCH

City of Music?
Ashley Wells, Dhr. Seven, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly
He's not crying! Something got in his eye.
The Gandharvas, or "The Angels" (the literal translation of the Spanish Los Angeles), really make this town the City of Music. 

Forget Nashville and the countless American garages and studio apartment bedrooms where most music is now made and mixed. The neon lights under the Hollywood sign still shine. Not only for "new" rock but pop music and rap, too. And the 55th Grammy Awards Show just wrapped up five days ago.

Dreamy gandharva Tadolf Swiftler
In Buddhist cosmology gandharvas (angels) are "heavenly messengers and musicians" of the first two space worlds above the human plane. The Sensual Sphere heavens are really into pleasure, and music plays a big part as does food and fun we wouldn't normally attribute to "angels." There's gossip, silliness, vanity, and cupidity galore. Think pagan Roman, Greek, and Hindu Indian pantheons. 

In one of their cities, where the stream-enterer Sakka is extraterrestrial king, these musicians entertain and entertain at what can only be thought of as massive cotillions, balls, and bashes, and concerts. 

Dark goddess Ke$ha jingles during the ball (
Down here in the terrestrial "City of Angels," the big radio stations (and in other big markets) compete for dominance. KISS FM (an affiliate) just had dreamy Tadolf Swiftler (a hybrid alien breakup artist with definite gandharva roots who also goes by Taylor Swift) and barfy Justin Bieber (another more-than-human oddity, uh, "star") play two nights of "Jingle Ball" concerts. KISS FM is the home of Ryan Seacrest, when he's not promoting the Kardashian sisters or every other show on TV (American Idol, etc.), and bills itself "L.A.'s #1 Hit Music Station," the music equivalent of TMZ.

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The show also featured a rare American appearance by Korean Buddhist bigwig PSY (Gangam Style), our own sweet Valley Girl Satanist Ke$ha, the Jonas Brothers, fun., Flo Rida, Jasmine Villegas, Afrojack, The Wanted, Zedd, Owl City, Ellie Goulding, Maroon 5 and Black Eyed Peas', 4 Count, Sammy Adams, OneRepublic, Ne-Yo, and more glitter than Tinsel Town produces in a month. Never mind that upstart stations ("LA's Rock Alternative 98.7 FM," MyFM, or dinosaur rock KLOS FM who this year hosts the Doobie Brothers) also do their best to press artists into volunteering for these charity X-mas appearances/publicity stunts.
But it's not over! This Friday KPWR FM (Power106) is holding "Cali Christmas" at the same venue KROQ sold out this weekend. Rap superstars 2 Chainz (Zen koan master), Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Meek Mills, Ca$h Out, The Weeknd, and a surprise guest will perform. Li'l Wayne? Jay-Z? It's a secret! (And it's probably Wiz Khalifa).

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