After I saw the original members of L7 perform their first concert in 18 years at the Echo on Thursday night, I had a hard time imagining a show that could outdo their blistering performance. Last night, I saw The Bangles live in concert at the Troubadour in West Hollywood and can honestly say that the show was just as amazing as the L7 show but for vastly different reasons. The Bangles are touring without original bassist Michael Steele which was a bummer to me … until they brought out Kathy Valentine of The Go Gos to play on stage with them. I mean … The Bangles and a Go Go together on one stage? I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I managed to get some photos and video of the performances of Walk Like an Egyptian and Eternal Flame, which you can see below. I have a feeling you will enjoy. More »
Last night was a busy night for me. Yesterday was Darion’s birthday and while the big celebration is yet to come on Saturday night, he gathered together a small group of friends for dinner at Connie & Ted’s in West Hollywood, CA. Dinner was really great because I got to see a few friends I hadn’t seen in a while and, of course, because we all got to celebrate Darion’s birth. After dinner, I made my way to the Echo in Echo Park to see L7 perform a super tiny pre-tour warm up concert and OMG were they amazing. Last night was seriously one of the best nights I’ve enjoyed in a while. More »
After my day excursion in Disneyland Friday and Saturday, I decided to kick it at home yesterday for Sunday Funday. I really felt a bit wrecked so it was nice to do nothing but lounge all day. I did end up going out last night for a bit of dancing with my friend Ashley at the Morrissey/The Smiths night at the Part Time Punks party at the Echoplex. Ashley and I have hung out at this Moz danceparty before so I knew we would have fun … and we did. Rest all day, dance all night … it was pretty perfect. More »
Not content to just celebrate with a mere 24-hour celebration at Disneyland, I decided to hang out for a bit in The D for a second day on Saturday. My original plan was to leave the park by 6AM, get to my hotel to freshen-up a bit, then drive back home to LA. I decided instead to nap for a bit, get my work done in the hotel room and then play in the park a for a while with friends. I really only wanted to ride the rides I didn’t get to on Friday but I ended up running into my friends Jim & Derek and their BEAUTIFUL baby boy Levi and then I met up with my Sons of Anakin fam and, well, I ended up staying all day … and into the night. More »
SO, yesterday was Disneyland‘s now annual 24-hour event that takes place every Memorial Day weekend to kick-off the coming summer season in the parks. This year, tho, the 24-hour event was extra special because it was the start of Disneyland‘s 60th Diamond Anniversary celebration that will officially begin on July 17 and will continue throughout the year. Because of this extra specialness, attendance at the parks was at an all-time high. My friends and I managed to have a lot of fun at the parks last night (and this morning) but I would be lying if I didn’t say that the massive number of people jam-packed inside Disneyland and Disney California Adventure proved to be a bit … annoying. That said, I can’t fault anyone for wanting to join in the fun. More »
Last night, at my earliest opportunity, I made my way to the movies to see the Poltergeist remake that is opening in theaters this weekend. Every since the first trailer was released, my excitement for the movie grew because with each new promo thing we saw, it looked more and more like this new Poltergeist movie would be pretty much like the original film from 1982. I can tell you, without a doubt, that this new movie is a very faithful remake … it’s practically a sene-by-scene duplicate but with a few modern tweaks. While this new version does not surpass the original, IMHO, it’s fun enough for this Poltergeist fan to happily endorse it. More »
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Tomorrow is the big day that Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure theme parks will be open for 24 hours to not only kick off the forthcoming summer season (as they have for the past few Memorial Day weekends) but it will also start the celebration for forthcoming 60th Diamond Anniversary of Disneyland which will happen on July 17. I will be at Dland tomorrow with my Sons of Anakin friends but not for the full 24 hours. I’m staying in a hotel tonight so I can work in the morning and then get over to the parks for the rest of the day … it will be fun, crazy … but fun. My plan for tonight, tho, will be fun, too. I’m planning on seeing the new Poltergeist movie at an early showing before the movie opens in full tomorrow. More »
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Last night I made my way up to Ventura, CA to see Courtney Love live in concert at the Majestic Theater. The night before, she performed in concert with Lana Del Rey at the Hollywood Bowl but since I saw LDR play the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last October and I doubt any LDR concert ever will surpass that show, I decided to take a pass and just see Courtney by herself in a much more intimate setting. C. Love has been sober for the past few years and its shown in her life performances. Her concert last night was so fun. She sounded great, she looked great and thank ye gods, she appeared stone cold sober and coherent! More »
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Last night I got to spend the evening/night with Emma, Josh and Duke in early celebration of her birthday today. It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve seen the happy fam so the occasion of Emma’s birth was a nice chance to spend time with them and catch up. I picked up some goodies on my way over in anticipation of our night together. After we grabbed some dinner at the Local Peasant in Sherman Oaks, we chilled at their place for the rest of the night snacking on cookies, drinking wine and watching Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College. In short, it was the perfect evening with the fam. More »
Yesterday was a pretty great Sunday Funday. The early part of the day was spent at Disneyland with my Sons of Anakin peeps, where we voted and patched in our friend Alex as our newest member. After a fun afternoon of play in the park (and another ride on The Haunted Mansion to get another look at the Hatbox Ghost), we decided to have dinner offsite at the INFINITELY amazing Korean BBQ place Mr. BBQ. Lorde have mercy, we ate and ate and ate and ate … and ate some more. We weren’t satisfied until the night ended in meat sweats. It was divine. More »