Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday August 14th Part 1 - Luminaries - Whole Foods- Venice, CA
When someone says - Yo Dawg lets go see some live Music- the 1st place I think of is not Whole Foods, however on Saturday, Whole Foods was exactly the spot to catch some great local Music, in an Organic, temperature controlled environment for free.
Whole Foods hosted a special event to help spread the word about 2 great causes - Venice for Venice, residents of Venice CA, raising money for residents of Venice, LA, one of the hardest hit areas of the gulf oil spill. And reducing the impact of Plastic on the environment with distibuting music downloads with the purchase of a reusable stainless steel water bottle, making a larger impact by ctting out single use water bottles. Featured were some great local musicians who believe music can effect change. The Luminaries were surprisingly at home in the frozen foods section of the market. The crowd that gathered didn't seem to notice organic english peas were on special or that about 30lbs of organic coffee beans from around the world were being freshly roasted within a foot or two of the guitar player over the coarse of their 120 minute show.
The Music had a freshness or Poignancy, that made it easy for anyone in earshot to find something positive in it or something that they could smile about. The Luminaries brought there A- Game and layed down some funky lines. The crowd was shopping, shuffling, jumping and grinding (coffee beans and there booty's).
This was the 1st show on the tour that I actually brought my camera to - it's always fun to combine two of my passions - music & photography. All the other photos & videos on the tour have been taken with my Blackberry Bold and it's 3.2 mgpxl camera
Special shout out to the girls in the smokehouse & Edizen of Venice Paparazzi - who was there shooting and keeping it real.