Angie Comes Home

My dear friend Angie moved back to her native Boston a few years ago and damn near broke my heart in the process but I am very happy to share that she was able to fly in to LA this week for a quick trip to see friends (and I suspect to soak up some of the warm SoCal sun). Angie has been very busy since she blew into town but last night, I got to spend some quality time with her at a little get together that was put together by her LA friends. I was hoping to get to spend a couple hours with her but I was blessed with the chance to close out the damn bar with her all night long :) More »

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After my totally restful day yesterday, I did get out of the house late yesterday to meet up with Tamar for a dinner catch-up. I haven’t been able to spend with Tam in far too long so I’m glad we were able to get together yesterday. We grabbed a late dinner at a Vietnamese place in Silverlake called Blossom which was pretty good. But the real highlight was getting to catch up with Tam. She’s been super busy with her #WeAreAllUncool project so it was great to hear how well things are going for her in that regard. It was a great way to spend my Tuesday. More »

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Sleepy Time

Sooooo, yeah, this isn’t going to be much of an update because I really don’t have anything to share. It looks like all the running around that I’ve been doing over the past few weeks finally caught up with me. I didn’t have any plans to do anything Monday which is good because I felt crazy exhausted all day/evening/night long. I didn’t get as much work done as I wanted because I just didn’t want to be awake. I think I slept more yesterday than I have at one time in a very long time. And it was glorious. More »

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A New Sons Of Anakin Apprentice Is Born

Yesterday was a great Sunday Funday at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure with my Sons of Anakin friends. Not only did we get to the business of having lots of fun, like we always do when we get together, but we also officially welcomed a new prospect/apprentice into the fold. In order to become a member of SoA, you have to hang out with us for a few weeks to see if everyone gets along (which isn’t hard to do because we are fun to hang out with). Then, like we did yesterday, we determine if we would like to extend the offer to have someone begin the official prospecting process to see if they would like to join the group. We’ve been hanging out with our new friend Alex for a month now so it was time to make him a Sons of Anakin apprentice. More »

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‘Blue Monday’ On A Saturday

On Friday night, I traveled back to 1987 to see Dokken in concert. Last night, I traveled back to 1997 to see Orgy. I used to love Orgy back in the day when I was still really into industrial music but kinda dabbling a bit into more electronic, EDM music in the late ’90s. Orgy was the perfect mix of industrial dance music and their hit cover of Blue Monday (by New Order) really made me a fan. I saw that they were playing a small show at the Whisky A Go Go on Sunset so I decided to check ‘em out. I’m happy to report that the show was much better than I thought it would be. The place was packed, the band was pretty on point and I got to enjoy a night of music that I had forgotten I used to really love once upon a time. More »

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Dokken Rocks The Whisky A Go Go

Last night I traveled back to 1987 so see Dokken play a rock show at the Whisky A Go Go on the famed Sunset Strip and I had a pretty fun ass time. Any kid who grew up in the ’80s has fond memories of the hey day of hair metal and any self-respecting ’80s kid has to count themselves as a Dokken fan, no question. Dokken was already a big metal band for most of the decade but when they did the song Dream Warriors from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 their popularity shot them into the stratosphere. I must admit, I kinda only went to the show last night to hear Dokken perform Dream Warriors at the Whisky but I was very pleasantly surprised by how well Don Dokken sounded and looked on that stage. He put on a helluva show last night. More »

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Movie Review: ‘What We Do In The Shadows’

Last night I met up with my dear Adriana for our second hang-out in two days. We met up in Pasadena, CA for a sushi dinner date, followed by a movie date at the Laemmele 7 Theater. She suggested that we see the vampire comedy film What We Do In The Shadows and I begrudgingly agreed … thankfully, because it was really a very fun, very funny movie. I must admit, I totally discounted this movie the first time I heard about it and didn’t give it a second thought until now. I even went into the theater with a huge chip on my shoulder, daring it to make me laugh. Well, it did make me laugh … a lot. I’m really glad I listened to Aide because we ended up having a really great night. More »

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Movie Review: ‘It Follows’

For a few weeks now, I’ve been hearing about this indie horror film called It Follows that has been described as the “scariest American horror film in decades” which really caught my attention when I learned it was filmed in the Detroit metro area. To be honest, I didn’t really put much stock in this movie even tho it’s been getting rave reviews but I did get interested in seeing it when I learned of the Detroit connection. Last night, I met up with Adriana for a showing of It Follows at the Arclight and I can confirm the good word of mouth. Not only is this movie one of the best horror films I’ve seen in years but it’s really one of the better movies I’ve seen overall in quite some time. More »

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Chillin’ With The Littlest Leprechaun

My St. Patrick’s Day yesterday was really fun because I got to hang out with my fave person EVER as he celebrated his first St. Paddy’s Day ever. Emma took the initiative and reserved a table at The Peasant House in Sherman Oaks, CA so that we could celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together. Duke, wearing an adorable shamrock onesie, took a break from eating and napping to party with Emma, Josh, their friend Becca and me. As far as St. Patrick’s Days go, this one was a great one. More »

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The Juliana Hatfield Three Rock The Roxy

Last night I made my way to The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA to see the Juliana Hatfield Three live in concert for the first time ever. As a long time Juliana fan, I have seen her many, many times on tour with my first concert going back to 1995. But when she was called the Juliana Hatfield Three (along with bandmates Todd Philips and Dean Fisher), I wasn’t yet going to rock concerts so I missed out on seeing the group way back then. Last night, the band performed their 1993 debut album Become What You Are In Full with an encore of his Juliana solo songs and it was only the best show ever. More »

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