Monday, May 20, 2019

Ninties Style Bible, Ray Gun: The Bible of Music & Style Launch Party...

By Laura Medina

By Marvin Scott Jarrett
Contributions from:
Liz Phair, Wayne Coyne, Dean Kuipers,
and Steven Heller
RAY GUN founded in 1992 by Marvin Scott Jarrett, was the only magazine wherein a die-hard culture seeker could find information on alternative music and the street-inspired style that really mattered. With over 200 full-color photographs, RAY GUN: THE BIBLE OF MUSIC AND STYLE gathers the most outrageous pages from the magazine that helped to shape the ’90s. This epic anthology features exclusive photographs and articles on rock legends such as R.E.M., Henry Rollins, Jane’s Addiction, The Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., U2, Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, Bjork, Morrissey, PJ Harvey, Beastie Boys, Soundgarden, Beck and an exclusive interview with the legendary David Bowie. It also showcases groundbreaking photography from such luminaries as Doug Aitken, Dave Stewart, Spike Jonze, Rankin, and Michael Stipe. Essays by Liz Phair, Wayne Coyne, Dean Kuipers, and Steven Heller bring this volume to life highlighting the magazine’s cool-factor, cultural importance, and lasting legacy on graphic design and music journalism.

When punk rock had torn pop music to shreds and created a hunger for an original lifestyle beyond mainstream culture RAY GUN was its graphic chronicler. Across the magazine's pages blasted a visual feast made up of era-defining artists such as Sonic Youth or Iggy Pop, music-inspired art, and a complete redefinition of sartorial style. Ignited by its original art director, David Carson, the magazine’s chief attributes went counter to standard tenets of magazine publishing. The logo changed from issue to issue, and coverlines defied quick comprehension. There was no strict format or grid and everything was reinvented each issue. Page numbers were rarely included allowing readers to literally lose themselves in its beautiful, barely controlled chaos. RAY GUN was as radical as the lifestyle it reported on, deeply committed to visually representing an alternative culture as a new way of seeing and being in the world. RAY GUN didn’t just chronicle the 1990s indie music and cultural revolution, it was the revolution! This book captures the essence and energy of Jarett’s and Carson’s rule-breaking glossy and their imprint in the worlds of indie music and style. 

At the book launch, Marvin Scott thanked everyone at the party and those who helped build his magazine then book.


To celebrate Marvin's book launch, Indio rock a mini-concert, honoring him.

The coolest set among the coolest people.




Cannabis Skincare, Healing & Moisturizing Skin is the One Getting High, not the Person.



Forget the "stoner" marijuana smoker stereotype, say hello to the real cannabis user, skincare.

Ever since technology separated cannabis apart from the psycho-active THC (that's the component that makes people "high'), cannabis calms the nerves and the skin and skin care issues.  Sorry, no.  Nobody gets "high" applying cannabis skincare on the skin.

It's not just one type of cannabis skincare.  Here are an emerging range of cannabis that improve complexion and minor bruises and injuries.



High Beauty is based on Cannabis sativa seed oil that:

  • Neutralize inflammation
  • Repair and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier
  • Diminish and prevent signs of aging
  • Balance hydration and moisture levels
  • Support natural skin regenerative processes
  • Prevent free-radical damage


Cannabliss skincare products are made with a high concentration of full spectrum hemp oil that is specially blended with ancient Korean herbs to work in synergy with the body and to nurture and heal.   This is cannabis skincare at its most indulgent at an upscale quality.


Taylor and Tess' hemp-based legal, non addictive and non-psychoactive skincare is cannabidiol (CBD) that helps with acne, inflammation, eczema, and other moderate skin conditions while also providing a barrier between you and the elements.


no, it won't get you high

cannabis contains hundreds of molecules called cannabinoids - two of which being CBD and THC. CBD and THC are similar in their genetic makeup, but differ in their medicinal functions. cannabidiol (CBD) is legal in most of the US and has no psychoactive properties while tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is primarily sought out for ~the high~.
Sagely Naturals is more about hemp-based muscle relief...
Kerrigan Behrens explains...
CBD comes in many forms from capsules, to creams, edibles, tinctures, and supplements. Cannabis topicals are products that take the form of creams, lotions, salves, sprays, and oils and are made for external use and applied to the surface of the body.
Our skin is our largest organ and it absorbs a lot more than you might think. Because it’s porous, when you apply a topical product it absorbs directly into your skin layers, muscles, and fat. This is why finding a high-quality topical with non-toxic ingredients is crucial. From there, it stimulates a response from the body’s endocannabinoid system: the body’s master regulator responsible for keeping mind and body in balance.
Plus, topicals that combine CBD and hemp are skin-nourishing with a plethora of phytonutrients and loaded with essential fatty acids making it highly moisturizing, conditioning, and protecting.
Topical CBD products are great if you’re looking to release tension in a targeted, localized area since you can apply the product directly to different parts of your body. And depending on which co-ingredients are included in the blend, some provide an instant cooling feeling thanks to ingredients like essential peppermint oil and menthol, while others might have lavender oil to help calm body and mind before bed.
Topicals work best when incorporated into your daily routine for a minimum of seven days. The great thing about CBD-infused topicals is that you can use them on the go (like our spray or roll-on), before (or after) your workout, when you need a moment’s peace during a hectic day, or for the perfect pre-bed wind-down. Whatever the case, you can use topicals liberally wherever and whenever you need their support.

How's this for a double-whammy?  Hemp plus Retinol plus Algae.  That's Mara for you.
Cannabis contains all 20 known proteins to plump, hydrate and strengthen new skin cells. Calms and soaks skin with vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, D & E. 
Retinol 1.2% clean. BHT-free retinol stimulates cellular turnover to reveal new cells and a more youthful-looking complexion. Helps fade the appearance of dark spots, blemish scars, pores and wrinkles and boosts skin clarity and radiance.
Brown Algae from-the-ocean powerhouse rich in plant sterols to support collagen and elastin, hydrate and ward off free radicals. Helps protect skin from oxidative stress caused by overexposure to sunlight, supporting the skin’s natural ability to manage healthy levels of sunshine. 
Cannabis moisturizes and replenish oily-complexions without pore-clogging oils or waxes.  Heals and lessens acne.  You may not get high but your skin and self-confidence do feel better.










Ali Landry Gets Real at Powerful U Summit.

By Laura Medina


Model, actress, and Lifetime's "The Balancing Act," host, Ali Landry opens up and gets real at the Powerful-U Summit.

Her purpose at the summit, is that just because she appears perfect, it doesn't mean she or her lifestyle is perfect.  No need to beat up oneself.

During her Breakout session, she admitted doing a very early morning talk show can wreck havoc on one's circadian rhythm.

She assumed she had an easy gig where she can juggle, manage, and fit in her kids, a "mommy schedule."

Ali said the reality of any morning show is this...You arrive at work, on set, at 5 o' clock in the morning, get prepped, get to know the topics and the guests at 7am, tape from 9am until 10am then hooray, you're off.

She assumed she'll hit the gym, as soon as she got off work. Wrong, Ali admitted she went straight to bed and her only brunch was a bag of Cheetos and a bag of Brownie Brittle then she hit the snooze button, into deep sleep.  She woke up in time, to pick up the kids from school, where she puts appearances of the perfect mom and wife then her morning talk show circadian rhythm cycles again.

The odd hours and the intense work and a poor diet added up to hair loss and a messed hormonal system, that she told the Powerful-U audience.

Right now, Ali is trying to reclaim her circadian rhythm through better nutrition and asking and informing the majority women audience that you shouldn't accept incontinence and drying as a normal part of aging and that vaginal rejuvenation does wonder for your physical health.

Meet the Ali Landry.




Sunday, May 12, 2019

Spectrum Original's "L.A. Finest" Starring Jessica Alba & Gabrielle Union Hits the Day After Mother's Day, On Demand and Free.

By Laura Medina

It ain't "Cagney and Lacey" nor is it "Charlie's Angels," but this "Bad Boys" spin-off comes darn close, "L.A.'s Finest" starring Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union.


After establishing a family and her Honest Lifestyle Company, "L.A.'s Finest" is Jessica Alba's comeback, as a kick-ass LAPD cop/detective and single mom, Nancy McKenna, with a complicated history.



These characters both arrive during the #METooMovement as "Bad Boy" refreshing extension spin-off and the newest women cop buddies.

This comes when Gabrielle Union's Syd Burnett, moved from Miami to Los Angeles then got partnered with Jessica Alba's Nancy McKenna.


Playing Angeleno native, Nancy McKenna, Jessica Alba wants to use this tv series, "LA's Finest," as a vehicle to show the real, authentic Los Angeles, away from the tourist traps and clich├ęs, that people expect LA to be.


More than a cop buddy movie, it's Women Empowerment.  It's female friendship that transcend any man.

Along with the ubiquitous, a woman DJ, the launch party got warmed up with a trio of women comedians warming up the audience.

Then, Jessica and Gabrielle showed up then the audience got a treat.  Two free concert sets by up and coming singers...


Saturday night's "L.A's Finest" was Ladies' Night.