Evening With ‘The Vampire’

Last night was a pretty chill night for me at home. I decided to get some work down around the house and settle in for a little TV. I recorded the 1994 movie Interview with the Vampire, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, on my DVR a few days ago and decided to watch it last night. I was obsessed with the movie when it came out so I’m already a big fan of this movie adaptation of the book. It has been many years since I’ve seen the movie but my interested was piqued again after attending that Anne Rice book signing last month. Even tho I already know how much I enjoy the movie, I was reminded by how good it still is. More »

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An Education By Fleetwood Mac

Yesterday was a pretty amazing day for me … I spent my afternoon watching a classic holiday movie at the Arclight and spent my night reveling in one of the best rock concerts I have ever attended in my life. The movie was Irving Berlin‘s White Christmas and it was a joy to watch the movie for the first time on the big screen. The concert was Fleetwood Mac — complete with Christine McVie — at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. I was just completely floored by the musical mastery that I beheld on that stage last night and I am so thankful that I was finally able to see the complete band in concert with my very own eyes and ears. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Tell’

Yesterday afternoon, my friend Darion and I made our way to the iPic movie theater in Westwood, CA to see the new movie Tell. Tell opened in select theaters in select cities this weekend but is also available on VOD on iTunes and Amazon. Tell stars our good friend Milo Vetimiglia with a cast of really great actors and I am SO happy to report that the movie is a really great film. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect but I was really happy to see that the movie is funny, action-packed and heartfelt. I loved it. More »

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Resistance Is Futile

Last night I made my way to the Complex in Glendale, CA to see Velvet Acid Christ in concert. Chances are, you have never heard of VAC but I would be very pleasantly surprised to learn if you have. Honestly, I’m not the biggest VAC fan in the world but I really, really love the first two albums they released in the early ’00s and I really only went to the show last night to hear a handful of songs. I didn’t get to hear as many of my faves as I was hoping but I did get to hear my favorite Velvet Acid Christ song performed live so, it was a win for me. More »

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Merry-ment

Last night my good friend Tammy invited me to attend the Warner Bros. holiday party at Good Times and Davey Wayne’s last night and I happily attended. It had been some time since I last saw Tammy so I was really more excited to see her than anything else … tho, the promise of alcoholic snow cones did have its own appeal. Davey Wayne’s is a really fun ’70s themed bar so I knew the part was going to be really fun. I got to hang out with my friend and I got to get slushed on snow cones so, yeah, it was a pretty fun night. More »

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Xmas Comes Early

I’ve been on a bit of a vinyl kick lately so instead of going out every night as usual, I’ve been staying in more so I can chill out and listen to records. I’ve been digging out Xmas records for a thing I’m doing on Instagram (I’m posting a different Xmas record each day for 25 days) and I realized that there are a few records still missing from my collection. For the past few days, I’ve been hitting up different records stores here in LA and this week hit the JACKPOT at Amoeba Music. I’ve been desperately trying to find a copy of the Veruca Salt album Eight Arms to Hold You and wonder of wonders, I found a sealed copy for sale. At long last, I finally have the first 3 Veruca Salt 12″ releases on vinyl! More »

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An Evening With Charlie Brown & SAMCRO

Yesterday was the coldest, wettest day that LA has seen in months so I decided it would be a perfect day to not leave the house. Laundry didn’t get done but I’m still calling it a very successful day for me. I managed to get work done by day and then watched some important TV by night. ABC aired A Charlie Brown Christmas last night (which seems kinda early in the season, if you ask me) and the FX aired the second to last episode of Sons of Anarchy (which was intense, I can assure you). Yeah, I know it sounds like these two things don’t really go together — and they really don’t — but they did work out very nicely for me last night. More »

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Meeting Mereki

It looked like I was going to stay holed up in my place all day long yesterday but last night, well past dark, I ventured out to meet up with my friend Stacey at Bardot to see a live performance by an Aussie singer named Mereki. On Monday nights, Bardot hosts a weekly party called It’s A School Night and last night Mereki was the headline performer. Stacey sent me Mereki‘s EP earlier in the day and I fell in love at first listen. I was very happy to see that her live performance was even better than I hoped it would be. More »

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Sipping The T

Yesterday, tho very rainy, was a very fun day for me at my home away from home — Disneyland. My social group Sons of Anakin convened for our monthly meeting so we all had to brave the downpour to spend the day together in the parks. We handled some club biz by inviting 4 new prospective members to possibly join our ranks and we started prep for our holiday party in a couple of weeks. We also got together with all of the other social clubs to celebrate the last Mad T Party concert in Disney California Adventure (who, it’s rumored the show will return in May) … and we all got soaking wet, so, yeah … fun fun fun. More »

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Turn Up

My post-Thanksgiving/Black Friday Saturday was a super chill one, I’m happy to relay. I spent most of the day at home working, listening to records and reading comic books. Emma called me in the late afternoon and suggested we meet up for dinner so we convened at Casa Vega for a delicious Mexican meal together. Last night, I made my way to DTLA to see my girl Hustle Roses perform her latest show there and, well, it was the perfect end to a really great day. More »

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