Monday, December 1, 2014

Classic Holiday & Amazing Winter Holiday GIFs

One of my all time favorite movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas 

Classic Mickey Mouse!

Tim Burtons ' Edward Scissorhands '

Rudolph-they never let the poor guy play in any reindeer games! 

I believe this is from Disney-not quite sure which movie

Unknown photographer
So nice to see it, yet not have to get cold!

The Grinch! We all know one!

Classic gold lighted tree, I think Martha Stewart would approve 


Let's see, probably the spring!


I love this cat! So much more fun than Grumpy Cat!

One can always dream

Magical, reminds me of Seattle 

Who can forget this holiday classic?! 

They just don't make villains like they used to


Got Cabin Fever? How To Build The Worlds Easiest Electric Train!

How to Build the Worlds Simplest Electric Train trains magnets electricity batteries
The AmazingScience YouTube channel demonstrates how to build a ridiculously simple electric “train” with the help of a few magnets, a battery, and a copper coil. You can also use the same materials to build a little spinning motor-like contraption. (via Twisted Sifter)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Watch Seattle Thrillers Perform Michael Jackson's Thriller via Free Live Stream

The "Seattle Thrillers"will simultaneously perform Michael Jackson's Thriller dance this Saturday in Occidental Square. The zombies will march to Occidental Park at 2:30 and start dancing at 3:00 p.m. This once-a-year event is not to be missed! But if you can't make it down -- be sure to tune in to our free live stream of the event right here on Xanaland! We'll be on hand and maybe even join in from the sidelines!

If you need a little practice before you go down:

Live Performance Page Here 

Live streaming provided for Xanaland's Shine Music Project  by Seattle's premiere streaming network:

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Watch Vaudeville Etiquette Perform At Seattle's Great Wheel for the New Waterfront Festival

Seattle stays classy for an end of summer festival on the waterfront to show support for local businesses who will likely suffer while construction is being done for the next two years. The finale and highlight was the very first synchronized light show, set to the the music of Vaudeville Etiquette. Now this just happens to be one of Xanaland's very favorite Seattle bands, so needless to say, we were delighted to get this amazing video of the event. Enjoy -- and remember, there are some historic stores that have long given Seattle its charm on the waterfront, not to mention the best blues bar in Seattle, Highway 99 Blues Club, right across from The Great Wheel. So be sure to show your support throughout this tough season of construction on the seawall. 

Vaudeville Etiquette~

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol on the Evening News via Wifey

Andy and his superstar educate the American public in this CBS segment on underground filmmaking "It isn't really big business yet, but some filmmakers are able to make a living from their work". Truer words. See the whole clip :.Here

Update For News Blog on Xanaland!

Hey friends and followers on Xanaland. As you may have noticed some of the blogs have not been worked on for a while.
The good news is that it's because we're too busy filming, live streaming and in general having fun in our amazing local music and artist community of Seattle!
Currently the Xanaland blog 'main page' has turned out to be the best place to direct all our traffic and it's also easier to find on one Facebook page:
We would love for this blog to continue to engage our community with fun local news from the Northwest Region with just a bit of worldwide music, art, entertainment and media news. With this in mind all the live stream notices, local interviews and important or super interesting articles get immediate attention!
So alas, until we're able to hire more monkeys to manage all the pages/blogs, We have decided to use this for sort of a "from around the web" page/blog. So if you don't like to be directed to other sites, this may not be the page for you!
I will try my hardest to keep it free from sites that favor Kim Kardashian stories and more directed to Rolling Stone online and other respected art/music/etc sites. Input and comments are welcome -- especially if you're getting directed to an unpleasant place!

333 lots of love to you all!

and thanks for shopping and subscribing on Xanaland.

Xana (Sancho) Lafuente


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Watch The Thrown Epps with Mark Arm Tonight Via Free Live Stream!

I just hope he can forgive me for not having my eyebrows on last time I saw him at the post office! I mean really, it's right in the "Grunge Rule Book" that Xana is to remain forever looking like "'90s Xana."  Sheesh what a slacker I am, tisk tisk. I sure hope streaming this and filming it for our little grunge time capsule here will make up for my makeup failures! Join us tonight at The Central Tavern for what's sure to be a fun show -- it's free and it's a dark drizzly day -- what better time to head into downtown Seattle and watch Mark Arm jump around and scream a little?! I would like to thank John Leighton Beezer from The Thrown Ups, Jeffrey Smith of Mr. Epp, and Lilith Kemnitz of The Central Tavern for coming together and bringing this joyous reunion to fruition. Also on stage tonight is Joe Smitty, Ed Fotheringham, Scott Schickler, Michael Falhauber, plus special guests! 

To watch the free live stream go to our 'Live Performance' page right here on Xanaland 

link to show event page on Facebook 

Live stream brought to you by Shine Music Project and generously provided by Streambox 

Friday, July 11, 2014

West Seattle Street Fair Starts Off Splendid with Vaudeville Etiquette

I just know that in another life I was a circus performer of some sort. I feel oddly comfortable with all sorts of performers, and today I hit gold getting a few minutes with Seattle's Vaudeville Etiquette, a new folk rock band that's been making steady and strong steps in the local music scene as well as touring the West Coast to support their new album, Debutantes & Dealers. 

Bradley Laina is quickly becoming 
one of my favorite singers in Seattle. 
Be sure to check out their Facebook 
page for other upcoming festivals they're
playing at this summer. 

Tayler Lynn sings, plays the accordion, and shakes the 
tambourine like a pro... but her real talent lies in 
her mastery of bringing the sexy back to bazooka playing!  

Bryce Gourley of Vaudeville Etiquette 

The multi-talented string musician, Matt Teske 

 For more information on Vaudeville Etiquette, 
you can go to their Facebook page on the following link: 

The West Seattle Street Fair runs all weekend. I noticed how mellow yet busy it was -- clean, yet full of tasty looking food, and the music -- perfect! 

Vaudeville Etiquette performing 
"Devil's Daughter"

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

See The Mothership at Hempfest 2014

As always, I stand by my humble yet highly valued opinion that The Mothership's new CD, Bright Side of Dimis one of the best hard rock albums to ever come out of Seattle. They are here to stay, like those pesky aliens we keep seeing in Belltown! (You know who you are) Hempfest Seattle runs 3 days, and starts Friday the 15th. So come on down, it's free! The Mothership takes the stage at 2:00 p.m. sharp! 

Shine Music Project is happy to provide a free live stream for this event. Check our calendar on our main page to see our live filming and streaming schedule, here on Xanaland

Here's a handy map of Hempfest 2014

Buy The Mothership's Bright Side of Dim on i tunes now! 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Shine Music Project's Live Stream Schedule For July 2014

If there's anything Sancho loves, it's having lots of great live music to share with the world. We are fortunate to be able to provide this service for those who don't live in Seattle or can't make it out to all the many great shows! 

This is our tentative schedule for July:

Believe it or not, we have no plans at this time for the 4th of July, but we will update this page if that changes

July 6th ~ Ron E. Banner hosts acoustic nights at Slim's Last Chance every Tuesday, and on this night, Villains of Yesterday will be playing -- we dig them a lot and had them at our own BBQ recently. This time we will be able to share it with the world! 

July 11th at The Tractor Tavern ~ We are really excited to see Into the Cold, a local all-star project we seem to keep missing featuring Katy Cornell. Also in the band are Owen Wright, William Stover, Gene Devereaux, Keith Jaeger and Denny Markopolous.
 Opening is Strong Suit with Chris FrielJustin S. Davis, Keith Ash, Gary Westlake, and Sean P. Bates -- folks, this is truly an all-star lineup! I'd venture to say it may sell out in the tiny Tractor so buy your tickets early! 

July 26th at Slim's Last Chance ~ The Guessing Game with Kim Virant and Stereo Embers -- this is going to be fantastic because their live outdoor stage is unmatched in the summer! 

Special thanks to Streambox for providing our webcast services. 

To see our free live streams, simply go to our 'Live Performance' Page here on Xanaland

Friday, May 30, 2014

Watch Witchburn's Acoustic Set & Der Hexenhammer Video Premier via Free Live Stream Tonight from the Feedback Lounge!

Seattle loves Witchburn and always appreciates these quaint acoustic jams where Mischa Kianne gets to show off her sexy electric violin skills! Needless to say, the Dio/Sabbath/Ozzy tribute theme is always a treat! 

To watch, simply go to our 'Live Performance' page at 8:00 p.m. Seattle time ~ stream will start when music starts! 

Show details and event page:

Free Live Stream Brought to you by Shine Music Project and provided by Streambox

Saturday, May 17, 2014


We have something special we've added to the live stream and will be trying it out tonight: a chat room right on the live page, so if you tune in, give it a try! I think it will be more useful when I can man the tower and not be filming at the same time, but I just wanted to let everyone know! 

Go to our 'Live Performance' page at 9:00 p.m. Seattle time! 

for more details go to this Facebook event page:

Friday, May 9, 2014

Watch Guessing Game & Shawn Smith via Free Live Stream Tonight From The Sunset Tavern in Ballard!

Guessing Game at The Sunset last month, Photo by Jason Tang

Well, that glorious day is upon us! The long-awaited CD release show of The Guessing Game is tonight and that electric feeling is all around! There are many shows tonight in Seattle -- in fact, Guessing Game's Gary Westlake is playing a benefit earlier in the evening for the victims of the Oso mudslide -- although Gary's in high demand, we just hope his two-timing ways don't affect his performance tonight! Joking of course, he could play all day and evening and still be amazing.... He's probably playing his guitar right now! And since that is much earlier in the evening, we fully expect the crowd to migrate over to The Sunset Tavern for this! 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Musicians for Oso at Jazzbones with The Mothership, Jason Kertson, & Jamie Nova Band

Jamie Nova Band with Rick Friel 

There's one great way for local musicians & artists to help with this horrible tragedy and that's to give their art away, and play their music for free! It's really what most of the local bands end up doing so much, and we all appreciate it! This is a great lineup, so be sure to buy your tickets now, and bring extra money to buy the band's CDs -- that way, you're helping the bands make up for their expenses as well! I know I for one need a new Mothership t~shirt! 

The Mothership, whose new CD, Bright Side of Dim,
is blowing away everyone who hears it! 
Do not miss this chance to see them live! 
I'm talking to you Tacoma! 

Also opening are Black Powder Country 

And Antihero 

Jamie Nova of Witchburn has long been playing acoustic shows with local guitar hero J.T. Phillips, and adding Rick Friel to the band has got to make it one of the most interesting all-star jams happening this year, and Jason Kertson has just returned from L.A. where he's been gigging with a side project with some all-star kids: the daughter of Duff McKagan, Grace, and the nephew of Sean Kinney of Alice in Chains in The Pink Slips. Longtime fans, friends, and family of Jason prefer to see him in the spotlight where he belongs, though! So this is going to be great fun! 

Jason Kertson 

You can by tickets directly through Jazzbones here: 

And you can watch the show via live stream right here on Xanaland's Live Performance page:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Watch Vaudeville Etiquette & Special Guest Barrett Martin via Free Live Stream Tonight!

We've streamed them twice already, and filmed some historic video with them and Sir Barrett Martin once before...and now their CD release party is here! We are happy and proud to be part of the art in providing a free live stream for this show which is at Seattle's Crocodile which you can watch on our ' Live Performance ' page right here on Xanaland. Live stream will begin as announced on our home page on Facebook and on the live page, usually around 10:00 p.m. 

 Be sure to check out their new CD Debutantes & Dealers available at stores worldwide and online now! 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Watch Some Acoustic Music Tonight! At Troubadour Tuesdays at Slim's with Glen Cannon, Travys Starr, Jake Carden, & JT Phillips ~ LIVE via Xanaland's Free Stream

Broke? Lazy? Out of state? No problem!
Watch some of the best musicians in town via free live stream right here on Xanaland

Go to our 'Live Performance' page at 7:00 p.m. 
brought to you by Streambox and Shine Music Project