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(The Queen of 80’s Rock. Pat Benatar made the First Top 10)
MTV is officially 30 years old. If you’re old enough to remember that magic day —Saturday August 1st, 1981 — then you remember how damn exciting this new piece of avant-garde television was? Finally, music lovers got to enjoy the experimental days of music videos for a mind blowing 24 hours!
We all know the generic trivia, being that “Video Killed the Radio Star” was the first video ever aired on MTV (yawn). The big question is what were the first 10 videos? A little cheat sheet includes The Pretenders, Cliff Richards (remember him on Solid Gold days?), REO Speedwagon, and Styx to name a few. The remaining bands are listed in a Boston Globe article about the anniversary.
MTV’s famous “Day One Launch” was a shot heard around America, with a bragging tone declaring “television used to be called the vast waste land” inferring to MTV saving TV from mindless stupidity. Oh, the irony of MTV… the new wasteland!
Welcome to another week of our special acoustic nights at The Standard Hollywood inside our cozy Cactus Lounge. Here’s the line-up for this Wednesday…
(Read more on Ferraby Lionheart on their Official Site)
Ferraby Lionheart wants to be like Gene Wilder. He wants people to care about the planet. He wants people to care about other people. He wants a garden, and some chickens. He was born in LA, although it is often written that he was born in Nashville. This is because he grew up there. And perhaps because his music sounds a little country sometimes. His sister watched Mary Poppins a lot when he was a kid, so maybe that’s why he likes show tunes so much. His 8th grade Algebra tutor had a guitar. That’s where he got the idea. He practiced singing to Chet Baker records when he went to art school in Chicago. Ferraby started making 4-track recordings when he was 18. They might have been a little crappy. He kept trying to write songs for a long time. He moved back to LA because Chicago was too cold. He tried being a grown up, but it wasn’t very good. He is pretty smart. But not that smart. He served pizzas for a little while. Jon Brion played shows next door, and somehow Jon knew one of his songs and invited him on stage one night. He was so nervous. Ferraby had a rock band, but after a few years he got sick of it. He’d rather sing softer.
It’s the first day of August and us New Yorkers are secretly savoring our short 3 months of Summer before the snowy days begin. We did however remember July very fondly, so here’s our top 5 favorite posts as we enter our last month of Summer.
This year, 4th of July was a doozie with parties at all of our hotels in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. Here is a view from our Hollywood hotel with good ‘ol trusty Abe Lincoln serving up patriotic shots to our pool guests. Notice the awesome flag color coordination organized on the tray!
One of Standard Hotels collaborators (and guest bloggers) Cheryl Dunn was featured on a radio show at KCRW in Los Angeles. If you didn’t read it the first time, give it a listen now and enjoy Cheryl’s song picks and cool accompanying stories.
40 free songs? Every month, The Standard compiles 4 playlists of 10 songs each to represent each one of our properties. July’s freebie batch of MP3’s are not to be missed.
Ok. We had to single out the infamous day that Ghostface showed up at The Standard New York for a magazine shoot… with a falcon, no less.
Another one of The Standard’s collaborators, Casey Neistat, created a little video about riding in the bike lanes in New York. If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and take a peek. And don’t tell us we didn’t warn ya, when you ride our bikes.
And now back to our regular programming. Welcome August!
(Chris Mosier, Self- Portrait, on a Chill Paddle Board Ride)
“Being a new father has made me aware of how precious the health of your child is” says Chris Mosier, a member of The Standard tribe of creatives (check out his photo coverage of last year’s Art Basel). Not long ago, Chris volunteered with Surfers Healing, an organization dedicated to getting autistic kids in the water. The founder of Surfers Healing, Izzy Paskowitz, accidentally found the healing connection to water with his autistic son, Isaiah. Chris joined the cause by guiding other autistic kids on the front of his surfboard one day. “This had a profound impact on me” said the avid surfer/photographer.
As many parents of autistic children try to find a connection with their children, founder Izzy Paskowitz could not fully tap into his own son, Isaiah. The story goes that one day, Izzy took Isaiah on the front of his surfboard which evolved into a 2 day bonding session. He soon discovered that the ocean was the one place where his son seemed to find respite and a sense of calm… thus the birth of the foundation, Surf Healing.
(Izzy Paskowitz with Surfers Healing)
In case you haven’t heard, The Standard, New York is giving away 2 weekend passes to Escape to New York via their twitter. What’s Escape to New York? Apparently someone hasn’t been thoroughly reading Standard Culture this week! It’s ok, we won’t tell. Here is more info on the 3 day extravaganza which includes performances by Patti Smith, Chairlift, and more. All you need to do is tell us what you would wear to the festival and include @standardny and #StndEscape in your tweet. Here are our favorites so far…
@Localrootsnyc: @standardny #stndescape outfit is a skirt made out of 45” records and a top with old concert tickets sprayed with gold glitter + a h20 gun.
@jenniferevelyn :- Hey @standardny & @escape2ny Bellsleeves, facepaint…Extra points for the drumset? #StndEscape http://t.co/wD4kcfR http://t.co/PRKk3V7
@Tutucrazy : @escape2ny + @standardny - I’d wear my Red Lego <3, my Headphones, my dancing shoes, Polaroid camera and popcorn. i Lego <3 #StndEscape
@joeRharris- I would cover my whole body with tiny mirrors and be a human disco ball!! Xx @escape2ny @standardny #StndEscape
Extra points for creativity! We even got a polyvore collage from @fashionweak:
@Fashionweak :@escape2ny @standardny #StndEscape Festivals= over the top jewels, splashes of neon & dance-friendly clothes! I’d wear: http://t.co/SkY1cp1
Game on! Winner is announced MONDAY!
This “Song of the Week” is in honor of the late Amy Winehouse. Having had the honor to know her, the Starman (our weekly curator of songs) is mourning by listening to one of Amy’s main inspirations — Dinah Washington.
If you listen carefully you can hear the resemblance. RIP.
Now that Swim Week is over, we wanted to congratulate all the talented Designers that showcased their new collections recently in Miami. We love a good swimsuit ourselves and carry a wide variety at our our own shop inside The Standard Miami, as well as our sister hotel, Sunset Beach.
We checked in with two of our designers to gauge their week. The first is Salinas, by Rosana Lara. Her inspiration for this summer are the songs written for Rio de Janeiro, its places, the lifestyle, warmth, freshness and happiness that inspired the chroniclers, poets and songwriters. She creates her suits as the incarnate of the energy Brazil powerfully reflects.
Who doesn’t love having a trainer whip them into shape? That hardcore no-nonsense approach to getting in shape is gaining in popularity with the Bootcamp classes at The Standard Miami. Now with a new addition to the team, Keith and Dave Darby will lead a summer boot camp and workshop on the bay incorporating H2O! “This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Water Aerobic Total Body Workout,” will incorporate a gladiator style water relay, Boga (Bootcamp Yoga), Total Body Workout, Nutritional tips and more…
Keith and his brother Dave enjoyed an active childhood along with their 2 other siblings excelling in the organized team sports of soccer, baseball, swimming, basketball, volleyball and wrestling. The Darby brothers share a passion for martial arts and boxing and together the brothers began to transform their bodies and began to tailor their fitness training to improve upon their martial art skills.
$40 workshop / $75 includes day pass
Saturday July 30, 10 – 11:30am
The Standard Miami
40 Island Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Last year, when someone finally told me that I didn’t need a driver’s license to ride a bike, I moved “Learn To Ride Bike” straight to the top of my Teux Deux list! And just in time too! Remember last year’s bikes?
Being that I live my life season by season as opposed to year by year, I needed a new to bike to complement my Fall Winter designer fashions, and my Stan D’elovelies at our International HQ totally Stan D’elivered!
Here come another three nights of avant-garde dance music at Le Bain. This Friday, Meanred presents Jacques Greene, the 20-year-old rising producer from Montreal with Falty DL and Dan Wender…
This Saturday, Night People welcomes Parisian Superstar DJ Mehdi from Ed Banger records. Mehdi and resident DJ’s Jemz and Lloyd are transatlantic best friends, which should bring the Saturday Fun to a new frontier. The party is hosted by Married to the Mob.
And Sunday, ETE D’AMOUR presents Brodinski, one of Tiga’s protégé on his label Turbo and the freshest DJ to explode into the scene these recent years. Brod will play besides Doug Lee from The Stallions and TBD and we also have a big surprise… Shh!