After our experiment live streaming our Moheak Show from the red carpet of the LogoTV New Now Next Awards, we decided to take viewers back on the road for “Lina In LA,” broadcasting from the Sunset Strip Music Festival! We attempted to stream in real time from the Andaz Hotel (formerly The Hyatt, aka the famed “Riot House”) during the Jack Daniels release party for the new Rolling Stones’ commemorative book 1972 by photographer Jim Marshall, once again via only our Iphone and a live streaming app. Unfortunately, the app didn’t work. Fortunately we had our laptop with us and some very helpful friends to aim the webcam. You’ll have to turn up your volume for this one during the live segments, but all things considered (keep in mind we had no mics, no lights and only communicated to our engineer back at the Moheak Studios via cell phone) it was a great show.
Our galpal Heidi Richman of Future Content LLC joined us as co-host and guest, talking about The Strip past and present, and few know the iconic street better. A fixture in the scene during its Metal heyday, this acclaimed “Rock Band Couturier” (Details), turned “Marketing Diva” (LA Weekly) turned tech entrepreneur plans to shake ‘em all together in her upcoming book, Rock n Roll Grad School. Check out the pic we took of her with old pal Slash at SSMF 2009 (below).
We also interviewed SSMF sponsor Jack Daniels’ “master taster” Jeff Norman, who educated all about the iconic brand’s whiskey variety. Friday, after our broadcast from the Andaz Stones bash, we hit the Doors party at the Sky Bar and X’s “Los Angeles” show (with guest Ray Manzarek) at the Roxy. The next day we covered and shot the street fest headlined by Marilyn Manson, whom we chatted with exclusively a few days prior to the show. It was hands down one of the weirdest interviews we’ve ever done, so of course we had to talk about it on the show!
As a Stones fan, it was awesome to do our show from this incredible book party, commemorating the band during the recording of what would become regarded as their greatest album, Exile On Main Street.
We have a long standing tradition covering the festival, having done countless write ups and slideshows throughout its history. We’ve recapped the weekend, captured Motley Crue, were among those marveling at Ace Frehley at The Viper Room, held Juliette Lewis as she crowd surfed, and witnessed the unlikely pairing of Slash and Fergie. Suffice to say, we’ve seen, heard, and documented it all!
This year was no exception! Check out the links from our 2012 SSMF Coverage and watch videos of the show at the end of this post.