I’m at the Coachella Oasis (a giant, sprawling, endless rave taking place at the lavish desert manse formerly inhabited by Merv Griffin) setting up a weekend-long webcast with Richard Metzger for Brand X, the alt-culture publication of the Los Angeles Times. From 12-5 today, Saturday, and Sunday, artists performing at Coachella will be dropping by, and I’ll be taking your questions and streaming video live all weekend. Here’s the Ustream link, mostly just ambient party setup Friday. It’s hot and sunny here, with a chance of frolicking models in the pool. Tomorrow at noon is when all the artists show up to hang out with us for interviews. This place is *insane*. There’s a giant man-made lake with water birds, lots of horses and llamas, and someone’s telling me unicorns and longcats and pedobears, too. Deejays will be spinning live here, including will.i.am, Flying Lotus, DJ Nobody, Gaslamp Killer, Nosaj Thing, DJ Ed Ski, and many others.
The Coachella festival lineup is nuts. Gary Numan, Jay-Z, Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem, PiL, The Specials, Echo and the Bunnymen, Them Crooked Vultures, MGMT, Die Antwoord, Thom Yorke, Tiësto, Imogen Heap, Major Lazer, Faith No More, Benny Benassi, Hot Chip, DEVO, Sly Stone, Mike Snow, David Guetta, King Khan & the Shrines, Aterciopelados… (¡¡¡¡!!!!)
I’m try to wrangle as many of the artists as possible, tell me in the comments who you’d most like to have me interview (and what you’d like to ask them!)
Brand X: Live from the Coachella Oasis, and live embed is after the jump. And a snapshot: Here’s me, Metzger, and our Philip from Newtek, the company that makes the Tricaster live video system we’ll be using to broadcast all the fun.
Live stream for the Los Angeles Times Brand X Coachella webcast, hosted by Xeni Jardin, live at the Coachella Oasis, 2010.