WHO IS THE MASTER OF HER OWN MAKE BELIEVE?
And before we get started, new review of her new album HERE and you can actually pre-order the Ultimate Make Believe Package THERE, which includes, but is not limited to Master of My Make-Believe limited edition black and gold colored vinyl, the CD, a digital version of the album, a shirt, a poster and an awesomely awesome Big Mouth sticker set, which, though a free gift, is one of the super fun highlights of the package. I’d preorder the package for the stickers and the limited edition vinyl alone.
As you can tell, I’m genuinely excited. I’ve been waiting for her new album for what feels like CENTURIES, for there wasn’t a track on her debut album that I didn’t gobble up and hold hostage in mah tummy. Yes, that’s a little weird. But so is she. Which is another reason why I like her.
She’s not overtly weird, but there’s a genuine strangeness to her that I find enchanting.
I find it interesting that some critics say that this album is a lot more “digestible” in terms of melody than her first album because I thought her 1st album was immediately kickass and just about pwned any other album that dropped that year. It was catchy, it was fun, it was eclectic, it was interesting — from its slow-burning torch-y anthem “I’m A Lady” to its super sweet candy clatter of “Lights Out” and its surprisingly emotive “L.E.S. Artistes.” I don’t dance in my room alone to music like normal people, but I did dance alone in my room to her 1st album during that very cold, very lonely first year in Brooklyn. It didn’t have to GROW on me, you know? The connection was immediate and all-consuming.
Anyway, with the whole name change from Santogold to Santigold, the delays in her subsequent album release and peoples considering this now her “re-introduction” album as if some of her fans had dropped her, I’m totally rooting for her now more than EVERRRR. >_<
AND YOU CAN TOO!
Here’s the run-down. Basically Mike D’s curating a 17-day audio-visual event at the MOCA called Transmission LA: A/V Club and Papi Chulo Roy Choi’s been chosen as one of the artists for the food space. Yes, there will be specially prepared Kogi specials that you can only get when we park it there at the MOCA and no, we will never serve these specials to the public again.
That’s why they’re considered special specials. ^___^ Heeeee.
And let’s interrupt our regularly scheduled program with a related word from Papi Chulo Roy Choi himself.
So there you have it. It’s going to be 17 days of something pretty much amazing that LA really doesn’t get enough of. Aside from the creative influence of Mike D and the outdoor restaurant, installations and DJ set by Papi Chulo Roy Choi, there will be a LOT to SEE.
A few technicalities before we continue further: 1) because this is a special event, the Google vouchers are not valid 2) Roy will be popping in and out to cook, so keep an eye out for him while the Kogi truck is snuggled in nice and tight at the MOCA. What he will be cooking, nobody knows. Not even Mike D himself.
For the LA A/V (Audio Visual) Transmission Show (which I am now calling LA Trans Fest for short) our specially tailored menu will go as follows:
1 Taco + Burritos $8.00
1 Taco + Slider $8.00
1 Taco + Kimchi Quesadilla $8.00
Blackjack Quesadilla $8.00
Sweet Chili Chicken Quesadilla $8.00
L.A. A/V Trans Fest Chef’s Special $8.00
Chocolate Tres Leches $4.00
Sriracha Bar $4.00
TRANS FEST L.A. SHALL BE OPEN DAILY APRIL 20TH – MAY6TH.
WEDNESDAY NOON-10PM / THURSDAY NOON-10PM
FRIDAY NOON-10PM / SATURDAY 11AM-10PM
AND YES, SANTIGOLD WILL BE OPENING THURSDAY NIGHT, 4/19 AT 9PM.
P.S. I have no idea why the fonts are all different sizes and mashed up like that. Perhaps the blog is unable to contain my excitement. YYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRR. >__<
And her dancing pips make a RETURN in “Big Mouth”. Yayyyyy!!