Wednesday, May 29, 2013


A new BBQ joint on LaBrea by Melrose. The original is on Crenshaw, so this annex is designed for white people. Jay Leno was there.

We ordered the tray with various ribs, chicken, sides. Pulled pork was the stand out, and the peach cobbler.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Frances Ha

At the Landmark Theater. Favorite film of 2013 so far. A lot of joy, honesty, sadness, and truth. All of this with a flawed, cop-out of a third act.
Scenes to remember:
*Frances running down the New York streets
*Her off-the-cuff speech of finding love
*Dinner party
*Benji wanting Frances but her unawareness of reading the signals

A re-write to the third act:
Once Sophie goes to Japan she should not return. Just the phone call to Frances while she is in France. Then Frances returns to New York, and slowly puts her life back together without the anchor of Sophie or past relationships. Takes the office job after mistakenly turning it down. Meets a couple new friends there. Maybe a guy emerges on the periphery. Working its way to Frances organizing a dance recital. The people in her life come out to see it. Eye contact with Benji or a new guy. She gets her own apartment. Small victories in life.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Dave Grohl inducts Rush into the R&R HoF with a can't stand still Taylor Hawkins bouncing behind him. All around embarrassing. Here's the real shit...

The Big Parade

Meet up with the urban hike in Echo Park and walked to Elysian Park. It is hot on the east side.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Rise Up!

 The internet destroyed the middle class. Dark days now, and darker days ahead.

Gotta give credit to for posting this article.

Friday, May 10, 2013


At the Aero. Al Pacino in William Friedkin's serial killer hard core gay seedy night New York film from 1980.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Kurt Vile - Echoplex

Opened with 'Waking on a Pretty Day' in a white casual suit. And ended with 'Too Hard.'

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

NBA Playoffs

GSW vs. Spurs game 1. One of the most dramatic, memorable games in recent memory. Stephen Curry again goes off in the 3rd quarter! Ginobli plays just a horrible game throughout, not just ice cold but a lot of bad turnovers. Seemingly a step slow in his decision making. And takes a horrible three point shot when up by 5. But Ginobli knows "this is what I'm gonna do."
With everything else going on and the drama, Tony Parker is the unsung hero of the game and 4th quarter comeback.
They should televise the Popp's full press conferences.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved

Hunter S. Thompson's words. I had Orb and Revolutionary to win. And Orb actually pulls through at the back end of the race! Money.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Vietnam - Spaceland

After a seven year hiatus, Vietnam returned to the Satellite. Born to kill! Gap Dream opened.