Was a blast!!! Pics to follow.
We had so much fun playing this show! Thank you Greg Burnham on drums and Trevor Coppola on cello.
LA based band Snowflakes, upon learning of the alt-right’s use of its name as a derogatory term and the withdrawal of the USA from the Paris Climate Agreement performs shows of all environmentally themed songs
LOS ANGELES – June 12, 2017 – PRLog — Indie rock band Snowflakes is launching a series of environmentally themed shows. After watching the alt-right commandeer the word snowflake as a derogatory term for supposedly overly sensitive millenial liberals, the duo of Martin Blasick and Natasha Blasick took the cause personally, not only because of their name but also because so many of their songs deal with environmentalism. In the wake of the recent USA pullout of the Paris Climate Agreement the band felt it was time to speak out from whatever podium they can.
Although the band has always written and performed environmental songs, the name Snowflakes came about from a decidedly non-politcal situation. Natasha’s bass guitar has markers on its fretboard that look like Snowflakes. And, so, in 2013 the band was born as a way for the husband and wife duo to have good times and express their creativity.
Martin searched the roots of snowflake as insult. Wikipedia’s “Generation Snowflake” entry refers to a scene in Fight Club that includes the line “You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake,” which appears to inspire its use as a slight against overly sensitive, politically correct young dems. Says Martin “regardless of your politics, we are all empirically unique in some way. Fingerprints are just an obvious example.” Lines from Snowflakes’ song “Glacial Pace” include We live in a terrarium/And we fooled around/Didn’t know what we’re doing/Burning everything we found.
“Playing rock and roll is a real unexpeted pleasure in my life” says Natasha, a native of Ukraine and pround immigrant to the United States. Ever since childhood Natasha has cared deeply about the Earth. “I always saw the United States as a leader. In regards to climate change the US should be a leader. I’ve been blessed in my life to try different things. I never envisioned myself as a rock and roller, but the more I do it the more I love it.”
Snowflakes environmentally themed songs include the titles “Earth Air Fire Water,” “Glacial Pace,” “Tree Hugger,” and “Burning.” Whimsy and playfulness are interspersed amongst the deeper themes.
Martin is a gold record awarded music producer for his work on Princess Diaries 2. Natasha is an actress who will be appearing next winter in Jamie Foxx’s directorial debut, All-Star Weekend, acting in scenes with Foxx, Gerard Butler, Jeremy Piven and Eva Longoria.
“To quote the Rolling Stones, it’s only rock-n-roll,” says Martin. “But we each have only one chance at life, and if we don’t take care of the planet we could destroy the human race in a few short generations.”
“Consider this a friendly reminder,” says Natasha.
We’re delighted to perform June 11 at Artists Palooza’s Second Sunday Showcase artists fundraiser. After learning that some political folks are using the term Snowflake as a derogatory term, we’re proudly playing a set of our environmentally themed originals. We love our planet and want it to be habitable beyond our time here. So, for this show, no UFO songs, no positive energy songs, no love songs. Climate change is real.
We felt so happy back on the Plaza Del Valle stage for the 2016 Panorama Chamber Christmas Concert. Thank you Saúl Mejía for presenting us awards from the City Of Los Angeles and the California State Senate. It’s an honor and we are proud of it. Photos by Jose Valle. We shot some VR footage which might show up in an upcoming post.
We’re so pleased Maximum Creations has featured us on the entertainment section of their blog. Wohoo!
We were excited to serve as the live “orchestra” at ComiCon 2016 in San Diego for a multimedia screening of Once Upon A Time: Rock Opera for which Martin produced the music. Once is a feature length rock opera parody of the ABC television series Once Upon A Time. Natasha kicked ass learned all the cues and bass parts.
Photographer Jose Valle captured wonderful images at the Cinco de Mayo festival performance. Thank you for the flurry of great pics.
We shared our talents at a lovely Healing Arts Fest with Siberian Healers in Hollywood, CA at Plummer Park. It was a great gathering of positive minded souls. Besides UFOs and environmental issues, our other main topic of lyrics is conscious music which is positive minded with an intention to be our best selves.
Wonerful event photographer Gennadiy Kotlyarchuk had a photoshoot with Natasha right before Snowflakes took the stage