Archive for February, 2010

2.22, Waterhouse, OOOM & You

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i write to you from the bay area, on the eve of my lucky day 2.22, the good luck number has been following me since an eerie and memorable night at the age of 13. it’s a good day to introduce OOOM to some special people from the magic Apple world. then on flight to the UK for lots of talk and action, more on that soon….
before laying my sleepy head, and taking off for a busy couple weeks of promotion (of up coming album release, finally!), i wanted to recap the OOOM / WATERHOUSE exhibit that closed this month.
OOOM,MAdM
(the sign to the right says “not suitable for children”, but i do not agree)
for those of you who’ve been following this blog, or any version of me in the last many years, you must know what a PRE-RAHAELITE era fan i am. the inclusion of OOOM Film as contemporary response to that era, and in particular the painter, J W Waterhouse, has really been the greatest honor in my creative life to date. to share a Fine Art Museum with a Master from the Victorian era, and to be sharing wall space with his muses, whom have been mine for so long, is HEAVEN. HEAVEN. HEAVEN.
don’t even need to time travel to get there!
OOOM
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the black velvet womb projection room with church pews, was the ideal way to experience it. now we know, and i will aim to frame it that way again one day.
for now i will get some rest, and in lieu of museum installation, i will prepare to spread the message of OOOM via talk and conversation for a while. an equally sacred exchange… just not enough black velvet.

xMAdMx
happy happy happy
OOOM,MAdM

HUNT FOR THE HEART

Heart
dear human hearts
happy i love life 2010 valentines
may we ooze with love over all else today
xMAdMx

(“Burning Heart” by Gusti Boucher)

OOOM MUSIC VIDEO

OUT OF OUR MINDS MUSIC VIDEO from MAdM OOOM on Vimeo.

revealing the woods, the collision, the water and the sound of OOOM.
the doors between you and i are opening, slowly but surely.
along the way, from this song to you, came a week of hard labour in the rain and a man named stone dove into those woods with the song, to bring it to life. linking car crashes to fireballs.

as i type this in my friends los angeles guest room, a band of coyotes are howling outside.
i take that as a good sign. they are with us, but didn’t hunt me down in the woods of OOOM.

thanks for tuning in, looking forward to sharing more.
2010
xMAdMx

I LOVE LIFE COMMUNAL CHANT – IN FULL

I LOVE LIFE
EU AMO A VIDA
AMAMOS LA VIDA
ICH LIEBE LEBEN
J’AIME LA VIE

SUCCESS! WE LOVE LIFE and SHARED THE PROOF WITH EACH OTHER via PRIMITIVE LO-FI ON LINE COMMUNICATION! I had a fantastic long night of friends, music and celebration. it makes me so happy to compile the effort to spread the word, to spread the LOVE and communal determination to walk into this new and ominous decade together in LOVE. global makes me happy and this is the impressive list of countries that participated with us in our LOVE CHANT:
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ARGENTINA UK ITALY MEXICO SWEDEN HOLLAND CANADA EL SALVADOR TRINIDAD SPAIN USA FRANCE BRAZIL GERMANY PORTUGAL & SOUTH AFRICA

Now for a compilation of the sentiments captured and shared on that midnight 2010 BLUE MOON:

MARIANO

THE GALS!

RAY

I Love Life – Happy New Year 2010 Blue Full Moon

rayson d’etre | MySpace Video

CATARINA

MIKE NOURSE

SUNFLOWERDAGGER

MISSFITZ

CECILSEASKULL

QUEENFAIRYPANTS

THE CHILDREN OF STUDIODOG

you who participated (sorry if you are left out, my consolidating skills are not up there but i tried!)

missfitzpd sunflowerdagger chaotic_color kheir kcinkcity keatonxkeaton axestatic kalaroy hhhancock antonioreyx360 mccpazz welshie84 stublab systris miss_mmm themarknews tinkyvinky glamourpuss15 vacantsea hada_verde stacenator aproizeaparnan vermicidefrosti betyoucantseeit speilbilde loversdiscourse thecarpathian Catarina daniel raine Mi4U Jaqueline Andy camilla thatsscottie jasonkadlec davehealy starryxnitez riotness kheir, patty&christina!…..

and here are some photos you passed on to declare your ILOVELIFE-ness

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and a shipwreck diary entry:

http://shipwreck-free.livejournal.com/6663.html

and a FB video i couldn’t figure out how to embed!

http://www.facebook.com/v/106493722701189

i feel that’s an impressive testimony to good LIFE LOVERS all around the world.
i am on the hunt for you via song, show, blog, twit, thought, dream and hope. we are in this together, and a collective good attitude will only improve our future x
we are not alone x

xMAdMx

P.S. This Mysterious Clan was not part of our MIDNIGHT 2010 Chant Plan, as this video was posted in April… but seems they are right there with us … BLACKIEATTITUDE

THE BEAST OF 2010 SO FAR…

MAdM,Fred Tomaselli
(MAdM ENTRANCED BY TOMASELLI)

it has been so full and so extreme i’ve barely had time to sleep, reflect or eat, let alone blog it. so making up for lost lost time…. mini novel would have to be written to express the range of emotions that have been soaring through the first wave of 2010 … i can only hint at them here, beginning with I AM STILL INFUSED AND INTOXICATED WITH #ILOVELIFE BLUE MOON…. then the story began (almost in chronological order) completed the MASTERING of my album, had the best japanese food, i found a much needed proactive agent to book MAdM OOOM for LIVE events in USA, took part in a circular group talk between 40 women, NYLON mag came to my house to observe my life, told the NME where i’ve been hiding and what i am coming out with, premiered the OOOM music video with the support of quicktime, participated in a discussion of “ART AS DECISION MAKING” at the DONALD JUDD foundation, saw marianne FAITHFUL perform, went to LA for the first time in over a year, while there: i went to a KINGS hockey game, did a signing for AMPEG at NAMM music convention, got reconnected with long lost allies: AMPEG, FENDER, DUNLOP, witnessed one of my dearest friends go into LABOUR!!!! did an interview with the BBC about being a bass player for an interesting series on comparing the different roles in bands, caught up with my parts of my ’90′s life left behind in that strangely melancholic sunny city, saw a magic cat crawl into bed with my two friends and declare it his new home, drove by where a used to live and waved goodbye to my past.
MAdM,Inez,Pinnick
(with fellow AMPEG BASSISTS : MIKE INEZ of OZZY / ALICE IN CHANS and DOUG PINNICK of KING’S X)
back EAST, visited my mother on her retreat near the ocean, donated to RED CROSS HAITI RELIEF (in USA text “Haiti” to # 90999), sang ozzy’s CHANGES for my friend jason under a WOLF MOON, experienced the epic beauty of KATE MCGARRIGLE’S LIFE at the most beautiful 24 hour funeral event in MONTREAL- where my old friend RUFUS sang a song in NOTRE DAME cathedral with the voice of a GODLY created ANGEL, finalized the art work for my new album, did a photo shoot for the cover of premiere woman’s music magazine VENUS, went to see OOOM FILM for the last time at the MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS (bye bye lady of shallot and the magic circle – an honor to have shared a physical space with you) and last night, went to an opening of FRED TOMASELLI listened to him speak with great delight and connect then had my mind blown by his work….
MAdM,Fred Tomaselli
(more can’t believe my eyes TOMASELLI)
now skipping the SUPERBOWL party to write to you and try to schedule and master plan the LIVE EVENTS for me and ooom in 2010…. HOMEWORK for the LIFE I LOVE.
I WILL FIND YOU OUT THERE – LIVE – IN THE FLESH – LOUD – WITH HEART IN HAND.
MAdM,Fred Tomaselli
(COMMITTED TO EXPANDING HORIZONS AND ALIGNING ONE SELF WITH TRUE ART)

thanks for following, and showing support in the early stages of OOOM!!!
xMAdMx