Trust Me: Tilda Swinton stars in David Bowie’s new video for “The Stars (are out tonight) Even with the excessive us of fashion models and raw poultry…I’m into it.
At long last, my dear Trixie Whitley whom I made my second video with called “A Thousand Thieves” for NOWNESS last year releases her first full length album TODAY!
Stay tuned for my second video collaboration with Trixie this February!
See her live this Thursday at Le Poisson Rouge at 9PM… but hurry and get your tickets. It’s almost sold out!
Trixie Whitley photographed by Matthu Placek on May 1st 2012 in Brooklyn, NY
This album cover is APPROVED!
Martha Wainwright’s Proserpina directed by Matthu Placek premieres exclusively on NOWNESS Thursday, August 30th! GET READY!
•Track of my Time•
Lhasa De Sela, El Desierto
I’ve come to the desert to laugh at your love
As the desert’s more tender and the thorn kisses better.
I’ve come to this middle of nowhere to shout
That you never deserved what I wanted to give so badly.
I’ve come running, getting over you
Kiss me little bird, don’t get frightened humming bird
I’ve come on fire to the desert to burn
Because the soul is set alight when it stops loving
A COLLEGE DROPOUT WITH MUSICAL AMBITIONS, PERFORMER AND PRODUCER THOMAS BARTLETT HAS BECOME A TRUSTED COLLABORATOR OF BOTH ROCK STARS AND RISING TALENTS
Photography Matthu Placek
Text T. Cole Rachel
The first time I met Thomas Bartlett, we shared a bottle of Yoko Ono’s champagne in a hotel room in Oslo, Norway. As first-meeting scenarios go, it’s a pretty good one—and actually quite fitting, considering his line of work. Among New York City’s most sought-after musicians, Bartlett often finds himself in pricey hotel rooms in foreign countries at the behest of whichever musical icon he happens to be working with. Back in 2006, he was playing in Ono’s band at the Oya Festival and I was still a newbie music journalist. Some six years later, he remains a respected accompanist for a large coterie of musicians, but these days that is but one of his many fashionable hats. Also sought-after as a producer, a recording artist (he releases his own music under the moniker of Doveman), and a curator of New York’s still-vibrant downtown scene, he clearly has a knack for bringing people together.
For the full story from V78 The Youthquake Issue, CLICK HERE. For additional images exclusive to VMagazine.com, click below.
Justin Vivian Bond
Trixie Whitley & Thomas Bartlett
Hannah Cohen sings “Fantasy” in London.