I am the Owner POP LIFE ARTS & Devilish Delights LA I am also an Artist, DJ, Pop Culture Archivest, Music Business Wife who lives a pretty interesting life. I am just here to share my experences with others.

Monday, February 28, 2011


This year at Coachella, I will be coming from behind the scenes and in full action looking for some new shots of feet. So if you see me coming with my camera you just may be part of my art project "On Your Feet" along with this I will be starting my new project. "So what are you having" I will be taking shots of people from the concessions areas all spring and summer long at different music festival from around the globe. So is you see me coming get ready. POWERPOP78, the artist on the go...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fake Plastic Trees "Just a thought"

"Fake Plastic Trees" criticizes how modern society stifles individuality and forces people to swallow idealized conceptions of how life should be. The whole song centers on the idea that humans, either through their own fallibility or through society's relentlessness, easily and obliviously mold their lives according to the unspoken standards they set on themselves. The result is a shallow, artificial, "fake plastic" living that perpetuates itself and destroys uniqueness.

The first two verses, which reveal the tragic consequences of pretense, evoke feelings of despair and pointlessness. The image of a woman watering a plastic money tree is heavily shadowed by shades of existentialism. The act of nurturing is the woman's attempt to create something genuine, something reflecting her identity. The bleak, futile reality lies in the fact that her "creation" thrives unto itself, surviving as the product of society's goals and inhibitions and outlooks, not hers. The plastic tree is a misconstrued representation of her true self. Helpless and beguiled, she falls victim to the ruthless nature of society and its indifference to the individual experience.

Her green plastic watering can

For her fake Chinese rubber plant

In the fake plastic earth

That she bought from a rubber man

In a town full of rubber plans

To get rid of itself

This artificialness of life is all-encompassing; no one is spared. The people around the woman are just as deceived as she is: the "fake plastic earth", the "rubber man", and the "town full of rubber plans" all point to a self-contained societal body that runs without human contribution. What's sadly ironic is that the people are self-destructive. The nihilist underpinnings of the line "in a town [that] plans to get rid of itself" suggest that many people probably realize the absurdity of the niches they're supposed to fill but lack the willpower or drive to swim against the tides of society.

It wears her out, it wears her out

It wears her out, it wears her out

The chorus "It wears her out" is the first indication of the problematic effects of living to society's standards. It's very unnatural to change yourself or survive in a place that offers no room for personal development. It's also frustrating (for the few people who choose not to fill this mold) to put your heart into something artificial.

She lives with a broken man

A cracked polystyrene man

Who just crumbles and burns

The second character introduced provides an example of the absolute deterioration of a person who has unsuccessfully tried to fill his niche in society. Descriptive phrase like "broken" and "cracked polystyrene" paint a picture of a crumbling, wrecked mold victim to external undoing. Years of adhering to society have cracked the man's resolve and razed his spirit, leaving him useless and non-contributing (a message about communism, perhaps? hehe).

He used to do surgery

For girls in the eighties

But gravity always wins

The next verse is a specific criticism of facades. The eighties marked the heyday of cosmetic surgery, ushering in a genre of image obsession and appearance alteration. For many people, plastic surgery was a panacea to life's problems, a way of handling the aesthetic imperfections that society places so much negative emphasis on. But changing how you look is only a superficial way of feeling better about yourself, so it's not surprising that Yorke associates this form of surgery with artificial gain. After years as a plastic surgeon, the man has reached a point in his life where he no longer accepts that he was "helping" the girls. The poignant line "gravity always wins" (besides being an obvious reference to image augmentation) brings attention to the eternal conflict between man's inventions (like society) and nature, and even goes as far as to suggest who will be the victor.

She looks like the real thing

She tastes like the real thing

My fake plastic love

But I can't help the feeling

I could blow through the ceiling

If I just turn and run

The song continues with the narrator's near rejection of his "fake plastic love." She fits her mould nicely, because she embodies verisimilitude, but simply for that reason her love can never be real. The narrator realizes this when he says "But I can't help the feeling/I could blow through the ceiling/ If I just turn and run." He's so close to tearing away from the clutches of society - all he has to do is act extraordinarily and unexpected. Sadly, he reverts to normalcy and submission, even tendering an apology for not always being dishonest to himself like she was:

If I could be who you wanted

If I could be who you wanted all the time

On Your Feet Pal

I am in the process of working on a new project. This project has been in the works for years! however I felt it was time to use it for my art show that will happen this year. Over the years I have traveled all over the world. I documented this by taking photos of my feet in places I had never been before. I have this compulsion on my feet at the strangest of times as well. I wanted to give people a little taste of what is in store. I hope you like it.

Me and the very famous Large Marge waiting in the Coachella catering for Radiohead.

Me in New York wandering around shopping while B was in business meetings.

Backstage at the Nokia to see Beck opening night.

Somewhere somehow in summer time..

The clean streets of Tokyo.

Retuning home from London with my right foot swollen from walking all over with my pal Joel.

Carter Vinccent standing on the corner of Avenue A Summer 2008

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Missing in Action

As we continue to unpack mystery boxes from our move. I have been finding some interesting stuff.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo

Gruff's Art Show at th VA. This is such a thing of beauty and ever so clever!

Beautiful Little Robots

My 2011 List of Top 100 Alt-Country Songs

1. Last Dance - The Mekons
2. Lake of Fire - The Meat Puppets
3. Screen Door - Uncle Tupelo
4. Fuck This Town - Terry Allen
5. If I Had a Boat - Lyle Lovett
6. New York, New York - Ryan Adams
7. Constant Craving - kd lang
8. A Ghost To Most - Drive By Truckers
9. Outtasite (Outta Mind) - Wilco
10. One Big Holiday - My Morning Jacket
11. Righteously - Lucinda Williams
12. The Funeral - Band of Horses
13. Dark Light - The Beat Farmers
14. Drown - Son Volt
15. Sweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies
16. Shelter - Lone Justice
17. Murder (Or A Heart Attack) - Old 97's
18. You've Been So Good Up to Now - Lyle Lovett
19. Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
20. Yesterday's News - Whiskeytown
21. Don Henley Must Die - Mojo Nixon
22. Banditos - The Refreshments
23. Gravity's Gone - Drive-By Truckers
24. I've Forgotten What It Was in You (That Put the Need in Me) - Maria McKee
25. Waiting for the Sun - The Jayhawks
26. The Way That He Sings - My Morning Jacket
27. Gun - Uncle Tupelo
28. Shop It Around - Jason & The Scorchers
29. Ways To Be Wicked - Lone Justice
30. Can't Stand It - Wilco
31. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams
32. Guitar Town - Steve Earle
33. Is There A Ghost - Band of Horses
34. Let's Kill Saturday Night - Robbie Fulks
35. Star Witness - Neko Case
36. I See A Darkness - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
37. Till I Am Myself Again - Blue Rodeo
38. You Never Know - Wilco
39. In Love With A View - Mojave 3
40. Eight Piece Box - Southern Culture on the Skids
41. What Made My Hamburger Disappear - Jefferey Frederick
42. Fast as You - Dwight Yoakam
43. Hard to Be Human Again - The Mekons
44. Help There's A Fire - Jason & The Scorchers
45. I Don't Know - Hank Williams III
46. Factory Belt - Uncle Tupelo
47. Comin' Down - The Meat Puppets
48. I'm Gonna Soothe You - Maria McKee
49. Danko/Manuel - Drive-By Truckers
50. Make It Last - The Beat Farmers
51. Let it Ride - Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
52. I'm the Man Who Loves You - Wilco
53. Lights of Downtown - The Long Ryders
54. Even If It's Wrong - BR5-49
55. Cowboy Man - Lyle Lovett
56. The Other Kind - Steve Earle
57. Steal Your Love - Lucinda Williams
58. Windfall - Son Volt
59. Goodbye's All We Got Left - Steve Earle
60. Goddamn Lonely Love - Drive-By Truckers
61. Magic Toy Missing - The Meat Puppets
62. 4th Of July - Shooter Jennings
63. People Got A Lotta Nerve - Neko Case
64. She Must Think I Like Poetry - Robbie Fulks
65. Radar Gun - The Bottle Rockets
66. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - The Jayhawks
67. Black Soul Choir - 16 Horsepower
68. Sam - The Meat Puppets
69. Blue Collar Suicide - The Refreshments
70. Give Back My Heart - Lyle Lovett
71. Barrier Reef - Old 97's
72. I'm Amazed - My Morning Jacket
73. Mississippi Mud - Hank Williams III
74. I'm Down to My Last Cigarette - kd lang
75. What Else Would You Have Me Be? - Lucero
76. No One's Gonna Love You - Band of Horses
77. Jacksonville Skyline - Whiskeytown
78. No Depression - Uncle Tupelo
79. Looking Forward to Seeing You - Golden Smog
80. No More Room in Hell - Grievous Angels
81. Crazy Mary - Victoria Williams
82. She's A Jar - Wilco
83. Murder, Tonight, In the Trailer Park - Cowboy Junkies
84. It Won't Hurt - Dwight Yoakam
85. White Freight Liner Blues - Jimmie Dale Gilmore
86. Amelia Earhart vs. The Dancing Bear - The Handsome Family
87. Hot Rail - Calexico
88. Cursed Sleep - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
89. Sweet, Sweet Baby (I'm Falling) - Lone Justice
90. Burying Geraldine - Freakwater
91. Where the Devil Don't Stay - Drive-By Truckers
92. Gotta Get Back - Shelby Lynne
93. When Leon Spinx Moved to Town - Califone
94. She's No Lady - Lyle Lovett
95. Clogger - 16 Horsepower
96. Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
97. Lost Highway - The Mekons
98. Race Horse - The Blood Oranges
99. Harriet Tubman's Gonna Carry Me Home - The Long Ryders
100. Any Day Will Be Fine - Mojave 3