Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rock Steady! Watch Sweet Water via Free Live Stream Friday Night! With Jamie Nova Band & Kim Virant For Make-A-Wish Alaska~ Washington Charity




Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington is a great charity  organization that grants wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human spirit, experience with hope, strength, and joy!


I cant think of a better way to start the Christmas season! A Seattle band with roots in the charity community, a band that simply warms ones heart! Everybody loves Sweet Water! And what swell guys to donate their time and proceeds for this. Also performing is Kim Virant, Jamie Nova Band, and Chimestone. Rick Friel plays with Jamie Nova Band, and Chris Friel plays with his lovely wife, Seattle's beloved Kim Virant. The Friel family is just as famous for their charity in Seattle as they are their music so lets just say this family tradition is a much appreciated gesture, and to say the family would be proud that their sons are carrying on this tradition is a understatement. 

Folks, unfortunately this show is sold out-but please tune into our free live stream here on Xanaland. Simply go to our Live Performance page at showtime. Stream works on all smart phones, and there is no login-via-social media required! 


Thank you to Streambox Seattle's premier Live Stream company for providing this free service to our non-profit agency Shine Music Project




Monday, December 1, 2014

Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model At A Time! by Christopher Jobson

Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture
Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture
Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture
Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture
Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture
Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture
Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture
Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture
Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time paper architecture
One of my favorite new Tumblrs to follow is Paperholm, a project that started this summer by Charles Young who challenged himself to build a new paper structure each day. Young received his bachelor and masters degrees from the Edinburgh College of Art where he taught himself paper and card modelling. Despite a long-time familiarity with the process and materials, it’s amazing to see the progress he’s made in just the last three months or so as the models become more intricate and lend themselves to bits of animation. You can follow Young’s growing paper city here. (via My Modern Met)

Watch The Missionary Position, Shawn Smith, The Guessing Game & Amanda Hardy Via Free Live Stream on New Years Eve!



Normally we would wait until an event sells out before we announce and offer to live stream an event, but lets face it-with this amazing lineup there's no chance that it's not going to sell out!

 Also playing is Chebon Chebon, Jackrabbit Starts, and Nick Vigarino. So be sure to get your tickets immediately if you live in Seattle and have no New Years Eve plans yet! 


These events are so very rare and so very special to Seattle, please see the event page and the Hwy.99 Blues Club to see wonderful descriptions of the bands . You can get to the Hwy.99 Club website to read more and buy tickets HERE! 

Regarding the live stream, New Years Eve is a night that many people get left behind at home! Not fair!  That kind sister who babysits your kids, the folks that live too far away to drive downtown safely, and in this case-the many fans that live out of town.

 Not to mention the kids who are not old enough to get in. This year no one will be left out of the magic! Simply go to our LIVE PERFORMANCE page here on Xanaland! Tune in at showtime and you can witness the magic right from your computer  or even your smart phone! Boy has magic come a long way-this is a free service provided by Streambox Seattle's premier live stream company and our non-profit agency Shine Music Project


Drink and Drive responsibly and remember, special monkeys never let other special monkeys drink and drive-plan your ride shares now! 

A preview of the magic! 




Friday, November 28, 2014

Ten Works of Art As Thanksgiving Dinner Plates by Hannah Rothstein


Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
Piet Mondrian
Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
René Magritte
Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
Vincent van Gogh
Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
Pablo Picasso
Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
Jackson Pollock
Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
Georges Seurat
Thanksgiving Special: How 10 Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving humor
Andy Warhol
In this fun series of photos titled Thanksgiving Special, San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein imagines Thanksgiving dinners as plated by famous artists throughout history. Gravy, corn, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce, and even the plate itself is used as a medium for edible artworks in the style of Jackson Pollock, Cindy Sherman, Georges Seurat, and Vincent van Gogh. To see all 10 artworks head over to Rothstein’s website. Prints of the artistic plates are available, and Rothstein is donating 10% of the profits to the SF-Marin Food Bank. (via CoudalQuipsologies)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Watch Joshua Pierce Via Free Live Stream Tonight From Seattle's Historic Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater



Photo by Tim Durkin


An intimate night with one of Seattle's most beloved singers-performers, Joshua Pierce -- it's a show that one only dreams of.... In a rainy dark world of all the "grunge"-influenced bands, it's a rare gift that tonight we get a chance to sit and listen to some of the most original music to come out of Seattle's rock scene. Never tempted to follow local trends, Joshua brings his own style to music and he does it with grace and humility. Especially for someone with his history in Seattle music. 

Although seats are gone, there may still be some standing room tickets; but for those who cannot attend or who are out of town, please tune into our FREE live stream here on Xanaland. 

Simply go to our 'Live Performance' page at 9:00pm Seattle time. There is no online charge or login required. 

Brought to you by our nonprofit agency, 
Shine Music Project, and generously provided by 
Seattle's premier live streaming company, 
Streambox



Thursday, November 6, 2014

See An Aerial Laser Display Capable of Projecting 3D Objects in Mid-Air: Science B*tches!

An Aerial Laser Display Capable of Projecting 3D Objects in Mid Air light device
A team of researchers in Japan lead by Akira Asano of Burton Inc. have developed a 3D aerial display capable of projecting text and imagery in mid-air. The Aerial Burton works by firing a 1kHz infrared pulse directly into a 3D scanner which in turn focuses and reflects the laser to a specific point in the air. Molecules at the end of the laser then ionize, releasing energy in the form of photons. While the full potential for such a display has yet to be seen, Asano suggests it could be used as a communication aid in the event of a disaster by communicating evacuation routes or broadcasting the location of emergency supplies. Personally, I would be satisfied with a 3D laser butterfly in my backyard. (via DigInfo)An Aerial Laser Display Capable of Projecting 3D Objects in Mid Air light device

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spend Halloween Night With The Missionary Position, Shawn Smith & The Undead Burlesque! At Highway 99 Blues Club




Oh how the immortal Phantoms crowd around me! 
What charm thy music works! 
I see the vast alembic ever working 
I see and know the flames that heat the world 
The glow, the blush, the beating hearts of lovers 
So blissful  happy some, and some so silent, dark and nigh to death
Love, that is all the earth to lovers 
Love-that mocks time and space 
Love that is day and night
Love that is sun, moon, and stars
Love that is crimson, sumptuous, sick with perfume
No other words but words of love 
No other thoughts but love tonight 

from The Mystic Trumpeter
Walt Whitman