About a year ago I downloaded the song “Vanessa” by the Canadian artist Grimes after hearing it on KCRW’s Chocolate City one night. I didn’t think much about it until a few weeks ago when my friend Daniel Paul mentioned that Grimes would be performing at Coachella this year and that I should check out her latest album.
The first music video I found was for her new song “Genesis.” Apparently, her influences include David Lynch, the author Frank Herbert, electronica, Japanese pop culture, and medieval music.
Although I don’t find her video for “Oblivion” to be as compelling, I like the song better.
She must be getting more popular because I heard “Oblivion” at a bar in West Hollywood last night. Check her out.
About Peter Moruzzi
Author and historian Peter Moruzzi is passionate about the middle decades of the 20th century: its nightlife, classic dining, and architecture.
Born in Concord, Massachusetts and raised in Hawaii, Moruzzi graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and later attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. In 1999, he founded the Palm Springs Modern Committee (PS ModCom) an architectural preservation group. He is the author of "Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground," "Palm Springs Holiday: A Vintage Tour From Palm Springs to the Salton Sea," "Classic Dining:Discovering America's Finest Mid-Century Restaurants," "Palm Springs Paradise: Vintage Photographs from America's Desert Playground," and "Greetings from Los Angeles." His latest pictorial history, "Greetings from Las Vegas" will be available in September, 2019.
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