Was a blast!!! Pics to follow.
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.
It was an honor to perform in the historic Epyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA at the premiere of Once Upon A Time: Rock Opera for which Martin produced the music. Guest drummer Scott Shelko rawked it hard. Special thank you to director/star Erin Stegeman Marrero. Photos by Dan Kennedy.
We walked the red carpet and played in the theater before the show. Here’s a gallery of pics before and during the performance.
Snowflakes members are proud to lend our talents as part of the house band for Highway To Hollywood, a pilot for a TV talk show. Martin is the MD (musical director). It was great fun to shoot the show. It’s all done in a giant green screen studio at LA Castle Studios. Martin wrote the song. Natasha is on bass. Kerry Crutchfield is on drums. George G. Woo is on keyboards. This group is officially known as Martin Blasick And The Highway To Hollywood Band.