Posts Tagged ‘lusterlit’

Some things I’ve been doing.

September 5, 2020

I do a lot of nothing too. Just swaths, gobs of nothing. And sometimes, even if I am doing something, whatever it is, it is surely not the right thing or enough.

Here is some documentation of things I have done the past few months. I should document the nothing too I suppose. Why not? Oh, I get it now… What I’m presenting here now is the documentation of nothing. Here’s the nothing I’ve been doing.

Interview on Sub Rosa Sound Radio

Host, Ariel Wang, and I had a lot of fun talking about music and songwriting, Bushwick Book Club, creativity, what to wear for zoom meetings…

Fermented Black Garlic

Fermentation is a journey. Here’s the path of Black Garlic timed to the Full Moon in Pisces.

The start

The fourth ferment! Black garlic coming in 9 days. #blackgarlic #fermenting

Posted by Susan Hwang on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The finish

A clip from a Lusterlit set in Seward Park. Music in front of actual people without a computer!!!

In front of actual people. Christ. Thank you PincLouds and everybody at Seward Park today ūüôā

Posted by Susan Hwang on Sunday, August 30, 2020
I think my legs look fat in the video, and I’m singing god knows what, but honestly, it was so thrilling to do this, I don’t even care. I had to post the documentation of this bit of nothing. It was most thrilling nothing to partake in.

Many thanks to PINCLOUDS

Speaking of PINCLOUDS, here’s a video I put together of Claudi from that afternoon set to music I recorded of theirs in Tompkins Square Park earlier in the month:

Accordion Babes’ Accordion Fridays

Also, here’s my latest live stream from Accordion Babe’s Accordion Fridays performance series. Oh, the joy of accordioning accompanied by the wonderful Marlon Cherry on percussion, backing vocals and kazoo.

Posted by Susan Hwang on Friday, August 28, 2020
August 28th live stream w/ Marlon Cherry.
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Lusterlit on the West Coast and The Times

October 31, 2016

I’m in Mia’s apartment on the opposite coast. ¬†My pajamas are the same, but I listened to a completely different set of neighbors having sex this morning (why do neighbors come in sets, like legos?), and it made me miss my lovely Bushwick neighbors. ¬†I don’t know why it’s preferable to wake up to their sex noises as opposed to these perfectly nice¬†strangers. ¬†Maybe it’s just bias for¬†the familiar. ¬†However, I’m not here for the familiar, although I am to a degree. ¬†The familiar that I’m here for is the playing and making of songs with my Lusterlit bandmate, Charlie Nieland. ¬†The unfamiliar part is the West Coast. ¬†It smells different out here. ¬†So different. ¬†I was just texting this morning about it with my friend, filmmaker Lisa Barnstone who is in Finland with her son as he listens to the Helsinki¬†Philharmonic Orchestra rehearse what¬†he wrote¬†for a performance Tuesday of new work from composers who happen to be in the fifth grade. She likes the smells of San Francisco too… I was saying that I wish we could record smells like we do songs and sounds… ¬†We could make smell-notes to ourselves. ¬†Next iphone. ¬†Smell symphonies… holy cow. ¬†A whole new medium of art. ¬†Storytelling through our noses. ¬†Yikes. ¬†I’m getting excited.

I’m also excited because I’m in print! ¬†It hasn’t happened too much before. ¬†I don’t know how I feel about it, but I suppose it doesn’t matter (how I feel). ¬†The bottom line is, here’s the print, and the fun thing is buying the magazine at the counter at the airport and opening it up and getting to tell the cashier, “Hey! ¬†look! ¬†That’s me!” ¬†And she¬†was happy for me and impressed. ¬†The important thing is that Bernice¬†got a kick out of it…

Me and Bernice sharing a moment at 6:30am at JFK.
fullsizerender-11And there’s more online but here’s the spread for the Sunday NYTimes Magazine. ¬†My friend Alison took this one. ¬†She stills gets that delivered on the weekend. ¬†Like it’s 1995 or something. ¬†I like old school values too though.
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AND… look, there was a rainbow outside the book store waiting for us and our first show at ADOBE BOOKS on our LUSTERLIT Bushwick Book Club West Coast Tour!

fullsizerender-7My friend Lisa pointed out that this photo looks “fake as s***.” ¬†That’s the filter I used–it’s called “Fake As S***” or “HDR.” ¬†But really, a double rainbow, and it smells good here.

And I got to meet up with Mia and meet her friend Hawa who were just gorgeous and opened up and spread their gorgeous around the room until we were all filled with it and we became¬†so good looking we didn’t recognize each other but still appreciated it and the sharing of ideas and feeling. ¬†That’s what happens when you play songs about books. ¬†I’m telling you.

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fullsizerender-9Find out about all our tour dates here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/907566202681474/

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