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My Saturday Night Was A ‘Scream’

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Last night I was graciously invited to attend the 2010 Spike Scream Awards which were taped at the Greek Theater here in Hollywood, CA and I have to tell you, I had a really fantastic time. Some award shows are just more trouble than they are worth … the red carpet can be a bit of a nightmare and sometimes the staging and production are pretty lame … not so of the Scream Awards this year:


The Spike Scream Awards are still kinda new so the show hasn’t gotten too big and, therefore, unfun. This year, Spike managed to get some of THE biggest names in Hollywood to attend … making for not only a really fun awards show but THE best Spike Scream Awards yet. After the jump, check out some of the photos that I snapped on the red carpet last night … More »

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A Pokémon League Of My Own

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Yes, I spent another few hours playing Pokémon SoulSilver but I was so close to finishing the game that I simply had to get ‘er done. After I downloaded the Special Events Mew that is available now until October 30 via the Nintendo Wifi Connection part of the game, I leveled it up from 5 to 40 and then took on the Elite Four and Big Boss Lance to become Johto League Champion of the game:


And as soon as I finished and was crowned champion, a whole new batch of 8 Gym Leaders popped up for me to take on in the Kanto Region of the game:


Which means I have a whole LOT more of the game to get thru before I really finish Pokémon SoulSilver. I’m pretty sure these video game updates are gettin’ kinda old for some of y’all but I had to see the game thru to the end! And now, I’m halfway there ;)

After playing Pokémon last night, David and I made the trek down to Manhattan Beach to hang out with Josh and Emma for a bit. We drank and snacked and just hung out, ’twas fun.

Tonight, I’ll be making my way to the Greek Theater to do red carpet and attend the 2010 Spike Scream Awards. It’ll be my first time attending the show so I’m excited. Happy Saturday!

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The /\/\/\Y/\ Theater

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Last night David and I made our way to The Mayan Theater to see M.I.A. and Rye Rye in concert … and we had THE best time ever:


While I was unfamiliar with Rye Rye‘s music before last night I can tell you right now, I am a fan! Rye Rye‘s short opening set was so much fun, with great songs and amazing dancing … I cannot wait to hear and see more from her. I’m telling you, both David and I were so impressed with Rye Rye‘s performance … she gained two instant fans last night. M.I.A. as usually … just killed her set. She was fantastic as well. After the jump, check out some photos that I snapped from last night’s show … More »

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Eight Is Not Enough

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So, I’ve made considerable progress in my attempt to finish Pokémon SoulSilver, the video game that is CONSUMING MY LIFE. I managed to catch the elusive Red Gyarados, earn all 8 Gym Badges AND add the legendary Pokémon Lugia to my collection:


I was under the assumption that all I needed to do was beat the Elite Four and the big boss Lance … but NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Not only is there still a lot of work for me to do before I finish the last phases of the game … but after I finish, a WHOLE NEW WORLD of gameplay unlocks … meaning I’ll only be halfway done! I’m telling you, Pokémon games have gotten much more complicated in the past 10 years. You really get your money’s worth with these new video games. ONE MORE THING: Starting tomorrow October 15 until October 30 Nintendo is holding a Wifi Event where you can download a Level 5 Mew to your SoulSilver or HeartGold games … click HERE for all the deets. So, yeah, I’m pretty much looking at many many many more days ahead of video game play.

But … not tonight. Tonight, David and I will be heading out to the Mayan Theater downtown to see M.I.A. live in concert:


M.I.A. is touring with Rye Rye and they will be rockin’ LA tonight. I am so excited. It’s been a few years since I last saw M.I.A. in concert so I’m really looking forward to seeing her again. Woot!

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Sax Appeal

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Last night I had the extreme pleasure of attending a Q&A and concert performance by saxophonist Dave Koz (one of my idols) at the Clive Davis Theater inside the Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles. I’ve been a big fan of Dave since his debut album came out in 1989 and really looked up to him when I played sax in high school. Tho I stopped playing after graduation, I remained a loyal fan of Dave Koz over the years and was thrilled to hear of the intimate show he was performing here in LA:


In his pre-concert interview, Dave mentioned that he filmed a video for the It Gets Better Project that attempts to spread the word to the young GLBT that there is hope even when they may not believe so. Dave came out a few years ago and proudly discusses his personal story whenever he can. He truly is an inspiration. BUT … he is also an amazing musician as well. After the jump, check out a few photos from Dave Koz‘s performance at the Grammy Museum last night … More »

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Badges Of Honor

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As I suspected early yesterday, I ended up spending pretty much all day in without leaving the house once. I haven’t been feeling too hot lately so I decided to just keep things as chill as possible here at home. Because I was pretty much laid up all day long on the couch, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to kick some ass in Pokémon SoulSilver. As a result of all the free time I had this weekend, I managed to work my way thru the game and successfully win 6 of the 8 Gym Badges in the game:


Without going into too much game-play detail for those of you unfamiliar with the Pokémon video games, you essentially work your way thru various levels of the game competing for 8 badges while collecting Pokémon creatures along the way. After you win all 8 badges, you compete against the Elite Four bosses of the game and then there is a final battle, I believe, with superstrong (or legendary) Pokémon … or something like that. Trust me, as anyone who has played the game long enough can attest, this video game is addicting. I haven’t been this engrossed in a Pokémon game since 2001 … and, to be honest, I can’t believe I’ve been away for so long. I’ve been having a blast … and I’m looking forward to beating this damn game so I can get my life back.

Tonight, I’m planning to make my way to the Grammy Museum in downtown LA to see my fave saxophone player Dave Koz live in concert. His new album Hello Tomorrow is out today and I’m excited to see him live again. It’s been many years since I’ve seen him in concert but I’ve been a big fan since the late 80′s. He was my idol when I played sax in high school … so yeah, that’s what I’ll be doing. Afterward, I’ll be picking up David from the airport … even tho he’s been away for only 2 days it feels like longer … it’ll be great to have him home again.

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Hallowe’enTime Is Here Again

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Because David had to leave town at the last minute yesterday morning I had to take care of a bunch of errands all day long, running around all over town. I hate scrambling for Hallowe’en costumes at the last second so I wanted to make sure that I picked up costumes for David and me as soon as we decided on what to be:


We are teaming up with our friends Josh and Emma for this year’s Hallowe’en fun … and I’m so excited! I don’t want to spoil the secret just yet but I will tell you that we will be going old skool with our costumes this year. Do YOU know what you’re going to be for Hallowe’en this year?

Because of all the running around town (which included stuffing my face with take-out food), I ended up gettin’ kinda ill last night. I had a few entertainment options for last night but I ended up crashing out early here at home. I’m still not feeling too hot today so I think I’ll be staying in at least for another day. It’s Columbus Day here in the US and Thanksgiving in Canada … I hope all y’all are celebrating today. Happy Monday!

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Artery Hardening Goodness

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Yesterday turned out to be a totally lazy day for me … I spent much of the day playing video games on my Nintendo DS and not doing pretty much anything else. I did venture out of the house last night to sate my hunger for a plate of Aussie Cheese Fries from Outback:


After my breathing became labored and my arteries had sufficiently hardened, it was time to get back home. David and I received some very sad news of a death in a friend’s family so David booked a flight back East to attend the funeral which will be held tomorrow. I dropped him off at the airport this morning. Since I’ll be flying solo for a couple of days I can get some things taken care of … hopefully I’ll find our Hallowe’en costumes today or tomorrow. The weather heated up considerably here in SoCal, much to my glee. Happy Sunday, y’all.

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Phair, Thee Well

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Last night my friend Josh and I made our way out to the El Rey Theatre here in LA to see Liz Phair perform live on her Funstyle Tour which got underway earlier this week:


Liz is currently on tour in support of her new album Funstyle which she released digitally in July and will release on physical CD on October 19. While she performed a few new songs, the lion’s share of the setlist was made up of classic Liz Phair songs that were the delight of every person in attendance. To be honest, it really felt like a Greatest Hits show to me. After the jump, check out some photos that I snapped of the show last night and check out video of two of my fave performances — Divorce Song and FlowerMore »

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The Ralph Lauren Big Pony Dinner Party & Concert

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Last night David and I were kindly invited to the Chateau Marmont as guests of Ralph Lauren for the launch event for their new line of fragrances called The Big Pony Collection. Unlike other launch event parties, last night’s affair was a full on dinner party with folks from Ralph Lauren as well as the band One Republic:


The whole night was just a lot of fun. After cocktail hour, we were led up to the photobooth room where we filmed a short 7 second video that got turned into a flip book! So fun!! Then we were treated to a 4 course meal of deliciousness with each course introduced by a different member of the band:


For dinner, David and I were seated next to One Republic guitarist Zack Filkins who was so charming, so nice to talk to … ’twas a very fun night. After the jump, check out some photos from dinner as well as photos and video from One Republic‘s acoustic set last night … More »

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