Hustle Roses To Close Out 2014

Last night I attended my last concert for 2014 and I’m so happy that it was a show by my beloved Hustle Roses. Hustle Roses (aka my friend Ollie) has been playing a string of shows at Ham & Eggs Tavern over the past few months and because her shows did so well, she was asked by the band Kissing Cousins to open for them at The Satellite last night. Hustle Roses performed a few of her greatest hits and also played new stuff from her upcoming new EP battleplanning. which will be released in early 2015. Her performance last night was quite excellent. After a string of great shows, last night’s performance was her best yet. More »

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The Last Sunday Funday Of 2014

Yesterday was the last Sunday of 2014 and, therefore, it was the last Sunday that I was able to spend with my friends at Disneyland. This year, as you are well aware, was the year that my Disneyland attendance number went WAY UP after I joined the Sons of Anakin social club. Since May, I’ve spent almost every Sunday with my friends at Dland and I had the time of my life. Altho some of our members are off on vacation or couldn’t make it to the parks yesterday, a nice core group of us got together to spend one last day of 2014 going on rides, playing in the snow and generally having as much fun as possible. It was another great Sunday Funday for the record books. More »

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‘Spice’d Up My World

So, let me tell you about my Saturday. I decided to take it easy yesterday and not really plan to do too much. I spent some time in the afternoon running some errands, digging through vinyl bins at Origami Vinyl in Echo Park (where I found Twisted Sister) and High Fidelity in Los Feliz (where I found Aretha Franklin) … taking the day nice and slow. For a few weeks, I marked my calendar for the midnight movie showing of the 1998 movie Spice World by Spice Girls at the Cinefamily movie theater in West Hollywood … and last night was the night. I chilled out and napped for a bit on the couch last evening so that I would be all relaxed for my midnight movie. At about 11:20, I got dressed again and made my way to the theater … only to be told at the box office that THE ONLY SHOWING of Spice World was cancelled so they could show The Interview — which they’ve been showing all weekend long. I was so pissed! I even checked the movie showtimes before I left my place to make sure that Spice World was showing at midnight. I fumed the whole way home … but I still got to watch Spice World last night. More »

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‘Twas The Night After Xmas

Last night Tamar and I met up with Ollie and Caleb for a WAY long overdue hang at one of Ollie’s and my favorite spots on Earth — a little hole in the wall in Koreatown called Toe Bang. Ollie and I have been trying to get this date together for ages but, thankfully, we finally got it together. The night started out very strong in Koreatown with my friends but as it got late and we parted ways, I decided to swing by Akbar in Silverlake for a drink and to see what was going on. To my sadness, I found that nothing was going on at all. Blah. Ah well, I did have a great night out irregardless. More »

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A Jewish Xmas

My Xmas Day yesterday was a very fun-filled one. I spent the early party of the day on a hike with friends, then met up with a bunch of Jews for brunch … then I made my way into the Valley to spend some time with two pairs of friends and then I made my way to Santa Monica for a lovely Xmas dinner. Tamar and I planned on spending Xmas together so that she could share her Jewish Xmas with me … but instead of Chinese food and a movie, we amended the schedule a bit. It was way too much fun and I had an absolute blast. More »

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Make The Yuletide Gay

Earlier this morning, I met up with my friends Tamar and her dad Richard for a fun Xmas morning hike on the westside. I’m not usually able to get out of the house in the morning because I work every day but since Xmas is a lighter day, I figured I’d make the time. We had a really great hike together enjoying the beautiful and perfect weather and, of course, one another’s company. The Levines graciously invited me to their home for Xmas dinner later tonight but in the meantime, I have some other friends to visit along the way. Yay, Xmas!! More »

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Yule Shoot Your Eye Out

After a very lazy day and night at home on Monday, I decided that I needed to get out of house to do … something. I have been itching to see a movie for some time now but I’ve been waiting for the slew of new movies set to open on Xmas Day. At the last minute, like an hour before, I learned that the Arclight Theater in Hollywood was showing the 1983 movie A Christmas Story so I decided that was what I was gonna do. More »

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To Sleep, Perchance To Dream

I really wanted to be active yesterday … I mean, it really crossed my mind. But, in the end, my exhaustedness won out over my desire to be social and, well, I didn’t really do much of anything. It’s a refrain I’ve sung before … laziness won out over activity. I did my best to rest up for much of the day so that I could be rejuvenated enough to go out last night but all that resting only made me more tired. Couple that with a scratchy throat and a really comfy fleece blanket and soft couch and … I was doomed from the start. More »

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Play All Day, Dance All Night

This week’s Sunday Funday was one for the ages. After I spent a full, fun day hanging out with my friends at Disneyland (as per usual when Sunday rolls around), I made my way to Echo Park to meet up with my friend Ashley to partake in the Part Time Punks danceparty where we danced the night away to the music of The Smiths and Morrissey. At Disney, I got to snap a photo with Santa Claus. At the Echoplex, I got to snap a photo with a Moz cutout. I’d say my day was pretty epic. More »

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Xmas Classics

Yesterday was a really great day in for me … despite a couple of really nice invitations to do something, I ended up opting out so that I could stay warm and cozy in my PJs in front of the TV. I was in the mood to watch one of my fave Xmas movies so I fired up the good ol’ Netflix and watched the 1992 movie Batman Returns. While it is largely considered a superhero movie only, I always loved that the action in the movie takes place during Xmas in Gotham City. From there, I just kept watching stuff on Netflix … including a Xmas classic that I’ve already watched this season — and a trilogy of movies about the antichrist so, yeah, my Saturday was rad. More »

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