Dolly Parton at Glastonbury

On Sunday, June 29, I watched Dolly Parton perform on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury (well, via my TV in my Kentishtown flat). Dolly is amazing. It was otherwise a completely dreary, damp day… but Dolly was up there in her perfect white rhinestoned getup and perfectly coiffed blond hair. Flawless.

Such a pro with her stage banter and energy and gratitude, she inspires me.

I couldn’t believe how absolutely NUTS the crowd was going when she sang “9-5,” with a lot of the Glastonburiers (correct term?) in blond wigs and stuffed bras singing along to every word. Then she started talking about the Lawd and how she loved the Bon Jovi song “Lay Your Hands On Me” — so much so that she called up Jon Bon Jovi and asked if they could rewrite the lyrics a bit to make it more of a gospel tune. And then guess what: Richie Sambora joined her on stage and they performed it. Now, “Lay Your Hands On Me” has never been one of my favorite BJ tracks, but this was a very hype moment. Even after Dolly left the stage and the cameras were idly broadcasting the huge crowd from afar, you could hear them all singing “Lay Your Hands On Me.”

Another thing that was amazing: the BBC’s coverage of Glastonbury. I did not actually have to be out there in the dreary, damp among 175,000 festival goers to watch this whole Dolly moment unfold. I was in a comfy chair in our flat, watching on the telly. Even more amazing, if I pushed the red button on my remote control, I could choose from any of the stages to watch live. Man, we really need to step it up in the US. This blew me away.

Jolene. Jolene. Jolene. JoLEEEEEEEEEENE.

HARD Summer 2014 Trailer

Somebody get me A-Trak’s bloody mary hat please! I need it.

Wow. The crew at Hardfest kilt it again with the HARD Summer 2014 trailer. I thought nothing could top last year’s animal party. But, then this strawberry shortcake bro-tastic joyride took over my computer screen.

Plus there’s a special appearance from Doge?! Bring it.

Buy tickets to HARD Summer 2014.

HARD Summer 2014
August 2 + 3
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area
Los Angeles County, CA

Official Line Up:

Saturday Aug 2:
Jack U | A$AP Mob | Axwell | Flosstradamus | Baauer | Tommy Trash | DJ Snake | Carnage | Jack Beats | Seth Troxler | Kill The Noise | Justin Martin | Pusha T | Tiga vs. Audion | The Martinez Brothers | Josh Wink | Griz | What So Not | Tchami | Oliver | Dusky | Rustie | Bro Safari | Alex Metric | Lunice | The M Machine | Cyril Hahn | Henry Fong | Goldroom (DJ Set) | J. Phlip | Aeroplane | Juan Maclean (DJ Set) | Justin Jay | Shift K3y | Twrk | Valentino Khan | David Heartbreak | Louisahhh!!! | Sharooz | Worthy | Eprom | Harvey Mckay | Alesia | Etnik | Cut Snake | Alix Perez + More

Sunday, August 3:
Tiesto | Disclosure | Nero | Dillon Francis | 2manydjs | Martin Garrix | A-Trak | Chase & Status | Maya Jane Coles | Rudimental (Live) | Sub Focus | Brodinski | Clockwork | Destructo | Julio Bashmore | DJ Mustard | The Chainsmokers | Gorgon City | Cashmere Cat | Mercer | Hucci | Breach | Jesse Rose | Claptone | Danny Daze | Wave Racer | Jacques Greene | Kastle | Jimmy Edgar | Sharam Jey | 100s | DJ Sliink | Trippy Turtle | Branchez | Milo & Otis | Etc! Etc! | Kill Frenzy | Shiba San | Hannah Wants | Blood Diamonds | Mr. Carmack | Vanilla Ace | Djemba Djemba | Wax Motif | Vindata | Kry Wolf | Cory Enemy | Bones + More

Comin’ Up: HARD Day of the Dead 2013 @ LA State Historic Park – 11.2.13 + 11.3.13

After the doggie-style trailer for HARD Summer, the HARD peeps had a lot to live up to with their trailer for HARD Day of the Dead.

For me, it tickles my fancy on two counts. One, you get to see Giorgio Moroder serve up some pineapple cocktails poolside then flip some a hot dog. And two, Gaslamp Killer is back, and at large!

HARD Day of the Dead 2013
@ LA State Historic Park
Saturday, November 2, and Sunday, November 3, 2013
Tickets here.