Spending My Maundy Thursday With †††

Last night I made the trek down to Santa Ana, CA to see the band ††† live in concert and I am so glad I was able to make the trip. †††, or Crosses if you like, are a new band for me. I’ve heard some of their songs and was impressed by what I’ve heard about their live shows from friends in NYC so I decided to check them out in concert. They played The Roxy in West Hollywood on Wednesday night, which is much closer to me, but because I had tix to see The 1975 that night, I had to settle for the 50 minute drive to Santa Ana. ††† packed The Observatory to sold out capacity and it was clear to see why … they put on an amazing live show. More »

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The Spirit Of ’75

Last night I made my way out to Club Nokia at LA Live in DTLA to see one of my fave new bands, The 1975, in concert. I totally fell in love with this Manchester, England band last Summer and have since seen them 3 times in concert here in LA. They played Club Nokia last night in between their two shows at Coachella last weekend and this weekend so I figured it would be fun to see them play a tiny club date in between their festival shows. Even tho Club Nokia is not my fave venue in LA (largely due to the terrible sound system and horrible sight lines), I managed to have a great time at the show last night. More »

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Chvrches Rock Ventura

Last night I made the trek up to Ventura, CA to see my fave new band Chvrches live in concert at the Majestic Ventura Theater. Chvrches played the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last weekend and they will play weekend 2 this coming weekend but in between, they are playing a few small shows in the area to entertain those folks who would/could not venture out into the desert to see them at Coachella. I got to see Chvrches play a couple of shows in LA last year (at The Fonda in June and The Wiltern in November) so it really was a no brainer that I would want to see them again last night :) More »

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Next Year In Jerusalem

Last evening, at sundown, I was invited to enjoy a Seder dinner with my dear friends Emma and Josh in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Passover. As some of you readers may know, it’s been a couple of years since I celebrated Passover so it was really nice for me to get back in there and reclaim the holiday … even tho I’m not Jewish. Passover is such a special holiday where family and friends get together to be thankful for what they have while remembering the struggle of our ancestors. Last night’s Seder was Emma and Josh’s first ever held at their home and it was an honor to be included in their celebration. After our insanely delicious dinner, we rested for a bit while we waited for the lunar eclipse to take place at 12:06 AM PT and then we spent some time watching the Blood Moon take form overhead. Yeah, last night was a pretty special night all around. More »

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Couchella 2014

I’m not sure how you spent your weekend but I enjoyed a really great weekend here at home doing nothing but gorging on music for two days straight and let me tell you, I had a blast. Except for my dinner date with Gillian to see Lynda Carter (of Wonder Woman fame) live in concert Saturday night, I spent the rest of my weekend very near to my beloved turntable. Sitting around listening to records may not sound like the most exciting thing but I can honestly say, making the time to just relax at home with great music is a really great way to unwind and just relax. More »

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What A Wonderful Woman

My dear friend Gillian and I have a tradition where we enjoy a date night together whenever Lynda Carter, aka Wonder Woman, comes to town in concert. We first saw Lynda Carter together back in the Spring of 2012 and then again in the Spring of 2013. Last night, Lynda performed in concert again at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA and Gillian and I were there for another night of great live music. I have been a Lynda Carter fan for as long as I remember. When I was little, I always wanted to have Lynda as Wonder Woman become my wife. I cannot tell you how special it is for me to be able to see her live in concert all these years later. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Divergent’

Last night I met up with a group of friends for a dinner and movie hang at The Grove and really had the best time hanging out with everyone. Because it was the only movie that none of us had seen, we decided to see Divergent … which, I now know, was a terrible mistake. Even tho the movie wasn’t very good (at all), I did have a really nice time at dinner with Darion, Omar and Charlie … and then at the movie with Darion, Omar and Sebastian (who tagged in for Charlie). The movie wasn’t great but the company was and that is all that mattered on my fun Friday night out. More »

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WWOPD?

Yesterday was a fairly quiet and uneventful day for me … that is until Scandal came on last night and then OMG, did things get tense. I spent the early part of the day working and then made my way to the Josh Rosebrook Salon to cut off all of my hair then made my way back home to spend some time in front of the TV. Yeah, not very exciting but I didn’t mind at all spending a mostly quiet night in. This weekend will be full of fun stuff so it was nice to have a night off. More »

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There’s A First Time For Everything

A few days ago, I got to spend some time hanging out with my dear friend Sherri who is visiting LA from Michigan and because we had so much fun during that hang out session, we decided to hang out again yesterday afternoon/evening/night. Sherri and I go way back to our high school days and back then, we were big Disney fans (shocker, I know). Sherri and I saw Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King — all of the big Disney animated films — when they were originally released in theaters so we have a strong Disney background. It occurred to me during dinner a few days ago that we had the opportunity to spend time together at the Disney mecca, just the two of us. We decided to spend the day at Disneyland yesterday and we had the best time ever. More »

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‘Empire’ Overload

Yesterday, as you may be well aware from my countless updates on social media, was Rex Manning Day which is a day that fans of the movie Empire Records can celebrate together worldwide. Last night, a few castmembers from Empire Records live-tweeted the movie so that fans around the world could partake in the fun altogether. As a HUGE fan of the movie, I was in heaven all day yesterday. I only ventured out for a quick trip to pick up some food but I spent my entire day partaking in the Empire celebration that took place online. It was fun. More »

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