29 January 2008
i'm grateful my chosen path to enlightment doesn't require me to fork out $300K to be referred to or classified as a high initiate or some "closer to the supreme being" within a strange organization. shit, does writing this & posting the video on my blog mean that aliens & their earthling descendents or followers or disciples or whatever scientologists consider themselves to be are now putting me on their naughty list??? great, they're watching my every move and ready to come after me anytime now to fuck my shit up or lobotomize me against my will or something crazy freaky spooky sick. holy shit, i'm kinda sorta scared now... oh well, i'll take my chances. bring it on bitch!!!
just in case you're reading this & you're with the church of scientology, i don't mean any of this mmmKay!
27 January 2008
26 January 2008
The holiest of all Holyfuckingshits, The Visitor has the highest JDPM (Jaw Drop Per Minute) ratio of any film of its era, Italian ripoff or not. It's a wonderful mishmash of The Omen and Close Encounters, but that barely hints at the whacked fervor with which director Giulio Paradisi hurls his hastily assembled all-star cast (John Huston, Glenn Ford, Shelley Winters and, yes, Lance Henriksen) into the cinematic void, showering them with what Austin, TXs revival cinema gem The Alamo Drafthouse has called "a blackhearted blowout of interplanetary
possession, telekinetic avian assault, exploding basketballs, and ecclesiastical laserstorms." Just when you think you've nailed down which direction the film is heading in, it completely shatters your notions of the time-space continuum with enough force to rival a thousand screenings of Zabriskie Point. If you miss out on this one, then you have enough regard for cinema as you do for a discarded toenail clipping. Shown in a rare uncut print!
Dir: Giuilio Paradisi, 1979, 35mm, 101 min.
Trevin told me they tore off the 1st 3 rows of seats & replaced them with comfy couches, so get there early to comfortably slouch on one of the couches for a more pleasant experience...
just in case you'd like to go as well:
- more info on late saturday evening screenings
- info on purchasing tickets in advance
(Erika, band member, setting up)
(Vanessa, Debbie & me)
(the girls taking the stage)
(i went all zz top on these legs)
(Erika, who had kindly put us on the list)
(looks like they use my favorite brand of lip balm: labello)
(trois jolies filles)
(winter white shoes)
we then left West Hollywood to drop off Vanessa, who is staying at the Viceroy, where we stuck around for a late bite & a drink... can u believe it??? i ended up in Santa Monica on a Friday night!!! the crowd was super lame, which really is a given, considering it's the West Side, but we kept to ourselves which is all that matters, and the staff was quite nice to us, maybe due to the fact that Vanessa cast one of the doormen in one of her commercials, and he remembered. Vanessa managed for us to order food even though the wait staff told us the kitchen was closed & clearly didn't want to bother making an exception (we get it, they're all actors & have a chip on their shoulder for having to serve drinks & food for a living blahblahblah)...
anyhew, here are more pix:
25 January 2008
So these two people raised this lion cub who they named Christian, and sadly he got too big for them to take care of so they decided to release him to live as a wild lion. Well, in this footage, a year has passed and it looks like Christian's adapted to living with a pride of lions when his old friends come back to visit him. Watch closely and you can see the look of pure disbelief that dawns on his muzzle- it's awesome. ^_^ Next thing you know, we have a heart warming reunion. Not long after, members of Christian's pride approach and even they seem to accept Christian's human friends.
Again, THIS IS NOT MINE! This footage from Christian's documentary was also kleptoed from www.kimbawlion.com - a FANTASTIC website about Kimba the White Lion. ^_^ So send all Kudos where it belongs!
24 January 2008
here's CD-length playlist of songs from ARS and a few other artists:
BONJOUR SIMONE - MP3 downloads
i threw into the mix a few tunes from The Teena
C U AT THE TROUBADOUR :)
I LOVE LIVING IN LA IN THE 21ST CENTURY. check this out:
Most of your essentials are already distributed by vending machines: condoms, electronics, luscious 1-calorie Tab... But now, you can finally get what you really need: medical marijuana, from Anytime Vending Machines.
- Melrose Quality Pain Relief, 4906 Melrose Avenue; 323.957.7777
- Herbal Nutrition Center, 1435 S. LaCienega Blvd, Ste G; 310.855.9484
AVMs are 24/7 machines housed in standalone rooms, abutting two dispensaries and protected by round-the-clock security guards -- like ATMs for people combating psychological withdrawal with a physical one. After cinching up your doctor's consultation, hit an AVM location to get your prescription approved, fingerprint taken, and a prepaid credit card loaded with your profile: dosage (3.5 or 7 grams, up to 1oz a week) and strain preference (choice of five, including OG Cush and Granddaddy Purple, the mildly hallucinogenic forebear to Prince). Then day or night, all you do is hit a machine and walk away with enough vacuum-sealed, plastic-encapsulated cheeba to adequately treat your illness, and guarantee your car never smells like new leather again.
The AVMs are already in place at their respective dispensaries and will be fully-operational by Monday, though their vestibules are still under construction; future plans include machine-vended pharmaceuticals like Vicodin, Viagra, and Propecia -- for when the excessive chemicals in Tab have wracked you with pain, limpness, and baldness.
23 January 2008
WHAT MADE HIM IRREPLACEABLE
the lead singer of THE TEENAGERS has a nice shoe size:
and he's fucking sexy:
here's the rest of the band:
see them tonight at Spaceland if you missed them at The Echo!
22 January 2008
and tomorrow at Spaceland! don't miss them...
although tomorrow we're suppose to have a rain storm so i would go tonight if i was you. i'll be there! anyhew, i have a crush on the singer:
AU REVOIR SIMONE will be performing at The Troubadour on Friday Jan. 25th. how could u miss these 3 beautiful & talented girls?!
C U THERE:)
21 January 2008
DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER KING SAID IT BEFORE ABBA EVER DID! HERE'S THE SPEECH HE GAVE ON AUGUST 28, 1963:
this New York Times article is cool but doesn't mention the following, right there as well on Sunset Junction:
2 super cheap Mexican/Salvadorian eateries that have withstood the test of time & the neighborhood's rapid gentrification:
- TACOS DELTA (i go there for huevos rancheros or chilaquiles)
- RINCON SALVADOREÑO (their pupusas are always freshly made)
2 average prices Mexican restaurants:
- ALEGRIA where they don't serve alcohol but you can bring your own. if i was to describe being in Mexico, having a good healthy dinner at someone's house, this is what it would be like. this is my favorite Mexican restaurant in all of Los Angeles!!! when i don't feel good, their tortilla soup (ask them to add chicken to it) is just the cure i need. as for their mole, it's amazing! their fresh papaya juice with lemon & ginger does miracles! i could go on & on...
- EL CONQUISTADOR where i never eat; i'm not so impressed with the food, but they make the best margaritas (even when just virgin), and the kitschy atmosphere is kinda fun, especially when Mexican Elvis is around at the bar!
one slightly fancier restaurant with a gorgeous back patio:
- CLIFF'S EDGE. when Hollywood's hot spot Les Deux closed a few years ago, after the French owner/manager embezzled tons of money & took off for the French Riviera, never to come back, some of the chefs & staff moved east & opened Cliff's Edge. shit, that bitch had it all right. i should give her a call & figure out how to embezzle some LA money for myself!
between Cliff's Edge & Alegria, a good breakfast spot is:
- MADAME MATISSE. get the blueberry pancakes. for lunch, the red beat salad is real good! and their peach ice tea is always refreshing, free refills. it's even better when you order the arnold palmer.
and just a little further east, about 500 feet down the hill from my pad:
- DUSTY'S for some good bistro type food & atmosphere. i particularly like their burgers, and their fries are almost as good as in Belgium, where fries where born, even if the Gringos call them French. after all when it comes to Americans, isn't French & Belgian all the same?!
- EL SIETE MARES food stand & patio for delicious fish & seafood & the best shrimp cocktail; at 3131 W Sunset Blvd.
- CAFE TROPICAL for their Cuban cafe con leche, their croissants & their Cuban pressed sandwiches, their fresh natural juices, the delicious guava cream pie, and the free wireless internet whenever mine is down or for meetings in a casual place with good food...
- PHO CAFE for healthy Vietnamese pho (great for when you're sick) & bom (the lemon grass steak is delicious). and i always love the Vietnamese lemonade or soy juice.
- RAMBUTAN THAI for fancy modern Thai inspired concoctions. they make a mean lychee martini. i sure wish i could have some but...
- MAE PLOY for more traditional Thai dishes, my favorite thai place in LA; their papaya salad is the best & i'm a sucker for their simple dishes of red curry beef & green beans. when i get the flu, their lemon grass soup is a godsend. and that's where i get my jasmine green tea.
and finally, LARK CAKE SHOP. it's my favorite desert place, smack in between my pad to the Sunset Junction. before we know it, the Sunset Junction stretch of shops & restaurants will be continuous as more & more stores & eateries are opening up where spaces are left, between the junction & Silverlake Blvd. lets just hope this never turns into another Melrose!
20 January 2008
this picture was taken from a poster dedicated to Serge Gainsbourg, my god & hero, the sexiest dirty french man to bless my consciousness & visit me in my dreams... "the man who brought an erotic note to French pop music." at #32 in this new playlist, his song "Black Trombone" is one of my favorites.
69 songs, over 4 hours of music:
CICCIOLINA MIX - 69 tunes: MP3 downloads
i dunno if it's the valentine shit showing up everywhere (in stores, on restaurant menus, etc etc.), but i was in more lovey dovey mood when i put this playlist together. a little gospel is appropriate with Martin Luther King Day coming up, some cumbias, some folk, pop songs, a little yéyé, new music thrown in with tracks that go as far back as the fifties...
my new favorite quotes from a song is at #9, when Aiden John Moffat says:
- "and i hate Dirty Dancing with a passion."
- "how long did love last once Grease Lightning landed?"
enjoy & share the wealth!
ps - for easier folder of MP3 download (instead of doing it song by song), just get your own box.net account (it's free) and then request a connection to mine.
here's a pic i took of Damaris Dragonas (i love her name!):
it was great to see Damaris since she's either always working as an art director & set dresser, or then traveling around the globe. i don't get to see her enough. it was great to see danielle & marcy, the 2 hottest sisters there is, davon, rita, justin, etc etc... here's an older pic of Damaris & i, at Barcade, a speak easy with old school arcade games wall to wall...
18 January 2008
it's going to be a rock'n roll scene i'm sure, but it's a 10 minute walk from my pad...
anyhew, here's Live Good, a Naive New Beaters song i like:
the next day, i got a call from a lady who told me she knew the puppy. i told her i'd be happy to get Punk back from the pilates instructor who had just picked her up. the lady then told me she ripped off all the posters i had left on poles & pet stores in the neighborhood, which really threw me off. she then explained that she didn't want this puppy to be returned to the owner, her neighbor, who already had 2 other akitas that were completely neglected, living in a concrete patio enclave on the side of the house, in the middle of their own poop. this lady told me how happy she was that i had found the puppy & placed her in a better home. she gave me the address where the 2 adult akitas lived so that i could go see for myself...
3 days later, the pilates intructor called me back to tell me they hadn't made a good connection. Punk, who had never taken a pee or crap inside my place, and always waited for me to let her out to do her business, had peed on his couch several times & would keep him up at night, wining. he couldn't handle it and asked me if he could bring her back or take her to the pound. urgh! so i told him to bring her back... when he pulled up to the front of my house, Punk leaped out from the open window of his truck, ran to the gate of my house, ran passed me up the stairs straight through my door. after thanking the pilates instructor for bringing her back, i walked back inside to find the puppy fast asleep by the side of my bed, where she had slept every night since the day i took her home, on January 18th. fuuuuuck, i understood right then & there that we were stuck together.
a few days later, i renamed her Cicciolina, but i just call her Chicho. for those of you who don't know, Cicciolina is a famous porn star who became a member of the Italian parliament. i've always loved Cicciolina, who starred in her 2 last movies while she was already in office!!! back in the 80s, she was often uncensored in the evening news, and everyone knew who she was. anyhew, Cayce & Sara who worked together at The Directors Bureau suggested the name to me, which made perfect sense... in a matter of weeks, Chicho more than doubled in size & weight as she took over my life, for the best. i spoil her rotten and am not firm enough of a parent. to her credit, she's not a brat. just a big clutz. Liza nicknamed her Mag Wildwood, the southern bell in Breakfast at Tiffany's who yells out "timber" & falls flat on her face!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHICHO!!! cheers to many more!!!
Mag Wildwood quote: "You know what's gonna happen to you? I am gonna march you over to the zoo and feed you to the yak."
15 January 2008
first you have to listen to this:
JIMMY “DYING SONGS” THEME STREAM
ok, so tonight:
TUESDAY, January 15th
DUBLAB & PART TIME PUNKS present
GIVE UP meets A SAD, SLOW DANCE PARTY
sink into sorrow again with your selectors
+ other sad sounding souls
inside = tear soaked slow dancing, all-night long
patio = a deeply depressing sound session
FREE / 21+ / 9pm-2am
336 S Hill St, Downtown
Los Angeles, CA 90013
...stop dancing & cry then start slowly dancing again...