Song Of The Week 2

Week 2 Better late than never. This is a new version of an acoustic tune called The 5th Bar Capo Rag, previously unrecorded. © 2014 Noel Olken [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/130916450″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

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As I Sit Inside My Dark

2014 is here. And one of my projects, and creative challenges for 2014 is the Song Of The Week. I will create a new song every week in 2014 and post it on the web for people to listen to. I’m going to have fun […]

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Julio Panisello and The Havisham Hour

This is Julio Panisello. I took this picture at his studio in downtown L.A. last September. That is when I first heard of his Miss Havisham project. Here is a description of the project from the website: “GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens: 513 pages, 513 […]

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Her

My take on Her, a film by Spike Jonze: I think this is a perfect film for our times. Like Joaquin’s performance as Theodore, the sarcasm and satire are spot-on perfect; like Gulliver’s Travels or Rip Van Wrinkle. Very funny and weird, but very thought […]

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Christmas Day 2013

My wife, the famous psychic and teacher Kris Cahill,  and I, a Jew named Noel, have a Christmas Day tradition – we go to the movies. As many as we can. And between films we eat. Since most restaurants are closed on Christmas, that usually […]

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Arf!

Photo by Noel Olken Photography As I was passing appetizers tonight at the start of a small dinner party, a guest said something to me that I had never heard said to me before. I almost thought I misheard him at first it was so […]

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