Happy Birthday my dear dear friend & producer Sam Mehran. The 1st anniversary of his passing was recently too. SAM. SAM MEHRAN. His name autocorrects to all caps when I type it- thats how its saved in my contacts. He was so otherworldly, exhilarating, special. Before I knew him, & Id just see him around, he was like a mythological creature of cool. We started getting close 5 yrs ago. He was more amazing than I’d imagined. Such an effortlessly unique thinker, his knowledge & pathways of association so genius, creative, automatic. So hilarious, so sensitive yet tough, with his own amazing stubborn take on everything cultural/philosophical. & he was the best listener. HIS LAUGH. His hair. Every time he’d pick up a guitar & play I’d SHREIK like a tickled baby- & he’d look at me like I was a fool- but the way he played gave me more of an involuntary ecstatic reaction than anything else- if u ♥️ music like I do, u know what its like when it feels like a drug. Sams playing was exactly that & beyond. Our 8 hr sessions would turn into 5 hr heart to hearts. We had life synchronicities that made me feel so impossibly kindred to him. Similar bizarre early career arcs, similar split personalities- joyful absurdist sparks//soulful depressive aches. We’d both lost an older sibling, we had the same name. I needed him so much in the time we started working together. I moved to LA- a couple blocks from him- to work with & be close to him. He was so patient & selfless with me, & I loved him more than I can say. I never told him, but he knew. I’m finally able to look at images of him, & I’m so grateful to @katierushrush for making this video. His death shattered me. I feel recollected now, & energized to dedicate new work to him. He was so wildly inspiring & supportive- Ill always have that with me. I love you SO MUCH Sam. All my love to everyone missing him always. *Posting ANYTHING about Sam feels awkward & dissonant cause he despised social media (which was v refreshing & grounding for me honestly) & was so tasteful/private- but I want u guys to understand his magic a little. Enjoy this video, find his music, & stay close to the people u love in your own little world. ♥️
~pUriTy pOst~ Maria is the SWEETEST 73 y/o ecuadorian basket weaver who sells boxes baskets & hats right off the Jefferson L in bushwick~ pls pls pls skip the overpriced gentrification boutiques creeping into this hood and always keep your eyes on your neighbors who have been here for generations. I love NYC, let’s keep it real ♥️ te quiero mariaaaa (Shes here mondays, thursdays & fridays at Starr & Wyckoff 🥰)
Sending this damnnn song to be mixed. Feeling v #creative & v #bad (#goodbad, not #badbad)
Would u cry if I told u... that this little mandude... is releasing a new single... and playing an NYC show... in not too long a time? 👋😌 tb shredding central park summer stage 📸 @nietodickens
Mannn been getting so much love for those jackets, it’s so sweet and unexpected. Thank u guys ♥️ been seeing messages asking about commissions- yes, I’ll do them! BUT I’ll never do the same custom design twice, each is super special. This is something I’ve done for myself/friends forever, but I’m happy to take custom orders- these projects are so fun for me. Hit the hotline- firstname.lastname@example.org to talk, better than DM. Xox
🎨🖌🥰 Love you guys sooo much, how amazing to have watched your love grow from the first night you met (#🥄), to the night of your wedding 😭🌹 Only the coolest couple could inspire the coolest jackets, it was almost as fun making them as watching you get down in them 💃🏽🕺🏻😎😎xoxoxo zoe + karl 4 ever, an inspiration to lovers everywhere ♥️☁️🌹☁️♥️
Do u like music?
It’s your new favorite Ren-Core band... Medieval Dagger
happy mom day every day to queen robin 🤘🔮👑🌷🥰 ~~ 👁♥️uuuu
My outfit for met gala, btw the theme is Camp
How I sleep knowing I shred so fuckin hard
New urbani jams are coming #portraitmode #albummode
tbt coachelldude #on1 ~~ how's the stressedival this year, u total freaks?!
Tfw u try to get the band back together
Hi~~ I'm listening to my own music for the first time since my very very close friend and collaborator Sam died last summer. I forgot I made a shitty recording of this Aaliyah (Isley brothers) song I played to myself as heartbreak meditation/medication one million times last February, 2018-- just found it-- It said the things I couldn't find the words for then; it's such a good prayer... it's speaking to me again now. The last year has been a wild painful odyssey~~ Putting the pieces together now-softening, thawing- singing, even. Sorry to everyone for being out of touch~ & thanks to the ones who have been there Talk 2 u soon Xoxo
On my way to Oakland to DJ @greenpeace's annual gala tonight- last minute tickets still available, link up top^^^! Earth's health is # 1, been thinking about her so much 🙏excited to hear all the speakers tonight and get inspired 🌍🌍 here is an emotional ocean picture by @ginacanavan full #tenderbani 🌹🌊💙 xoxox
treat Her like a lady 🌍💋
Breakfast at Tom's house 🍌
Good evening. If you are extremely great at guitar and are a lizzy mercier descloux superfan, please accept this rose and email me immediately email@example.com 🌹. 🎞: @ginacanavan
Do u believe in the easturbani?
Thxxx for having me last night @gumstudios 🎶💗! happy 3rd bday to this amazing female run production company 🎈🎈🎈 Xoxo @assal.ghawami @carrie.whitenoise
(Probably wearing a Janet tshirt. #👑👑👑) hi- I'm DJing a little at @publichotels NYC tonight-- in case u like music. hit me 4 list 💋
Hey happy spring solstice oops I moved to California ha ha what are seasons
Rare shot of me in the studio, where I have been every day, making lot of funky music that I cannot wait to share & play live in 2k18 fyi xoxoxoxoxox stand by bye!
What up NYC? C u next week 🌹🌹 hehe tbt 👋🐣 #whomstsgirl_isthis