Showing posts from September, 2008

mr. Gnome at SilverLake Lounge tonight

Band: mr. Gnome Song: Night of the Crickets At the SilverLake Lounge  $8

Walking with Dinosaurs

In a land far, far away called the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles.... Man walked among inflatable palm trees and animatronic dinosaurs!!! Thanks to Tina  (who I totally remember from high school by the way) for offering Thursday night tickets up on the Mediabristo/fishbowl LA site. So how was it? Ashley and I had a great (Cheesy) time! Not surprisingly, it was as enjoyable and cheesy as one might think.  Sure it's all based on a BBC science show. But inflatable plants?  A baby t-rex hamming it up for the crowd? An over-sized cave lined with impossibly large teeth? No, what was surprising was the scene located in the Nokia plaza next door. A massive hotel convention party with three bands on top of Wolfgang Puck catered tables. I turned to my friend and asked "Was that crowd especially white or was that just my imagination? "Oh no, I noticed that too!" Our normal Los Angeles (diverse) crowd went from walking with dinosaurs to walking w

The Randies - Freezerburn

Wow, this video was a long time in the making - definitely worth the wait though. What I love about this song is how it sneaks up on you. Sometime around the second chorus...

Rest in peace Paul Newman, your legacy thrives

Overheard during brunch at Millie's : hipster girl 1:  Oh did you hear about Paul Newman this morning? hipster girl 2:   Who? hipster girl 1:  He was a famous old actor. hipster girl 2:   ??? hipster girl 1:   He created Newman's Own sauces and stuff. hipster girl 2: Oh, yeah him.  (said with total indifference)

I actually have shows to go to this week

Though I have a sore throat (is it allergies, a cold or is it memorex?) I have a 3 day spurt of fun shows to attend. You can choose your adventure: This Tuesday at Canters/Kibitz Room: If you haven't experience an Automatic Music Explosion show, stop by Canters as they wind down their 2 month residency (a rare thing in LA). Highly suggest getting there early for Audra Mae (amazing voice) with Also P-Cow closing the night out. FREE, 21+ This Wednesday at El Cid: Rob Z's Acoustic in the Garden of Gnome and Evil Always fun and always free - Rob's little shindigs brings out great local talent for a night of music, fun and drinks all wrapped within the shell of El Cid. This Thursday at the Viper Room: The Dollyrots , Calamity Magnet , and one of my favorites Looker from NYC