Don't everyone thank me at once.

January 13th, 2014 @ 10:01 am
Live at Folsom Prison

One of my favorite albums — Johnny Cash’s Live at Folsom Prison — was released on this date in 1968. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have […]

November 7th, 2012 @ 9:54 pm
Hootie

Somehow I never mentioned the fact that in late November of 2006, I attended a black-tie dinner 1 at — of all things — a furniture convention 2 in Scottsdale, Arizona, and — after all the sales awards had been … er … awarded — Hootie and the Blowfish performed. It was quite surreal, and […]

April 1st, 2010 @ 7:58 am
Paul McCartney at The Hollywood Bowl (with Set List)

Last night I got to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine: I saw Paul McCartney live in concert. The show was at the Hollywood Bowl, which is just about the best venue for a show imaginable. For days the news forecast lots of rain, but the skies were crisp and clear all evening (although it […]

April 3rd, 2009 @ 8:18 am
Eloise at Hotel Cafe

I finally got a chance to see Eloise (MySpace / Twitter / previously) perform live and the show was terrific! They played at Hotel Cafe — which is neither hotel nor cafe — in Hollywood. I was excited to get to hear killyou, my favorite of their songs, and impressed with how they handled themselves […]

February 7th, 2007 @ 6:59 am
Cucina Paradiso and The Palmer Room – Los Angeles

Last week my girlfriend and I had dinner at Cucina Paradiso. It’s a great little Italian restaurant that shares a building with The Palmer Room on Motor Ave. The Palmer Room is a bar / club with a tiny stage for live music; Their website is fairly bland, but the bar itself is quite cozy […]

January 25th, 2007 @ 7:43 am
Shotgun Blast – Von Cotton

Last night was another crazy cool one in Los Angeles. The fun began with dinner on the Sunset strip: Ron Jeremy was at the table on our left and Scott Baio was at the table on our right. The service was uncharacteristically craptacular, but the food was excellent. (You can’t do much better than the […]

January 17th, 2007 @ 6:33 pm
Von Cotton – LA Music

Got plans for January 24th? Of course you don’t. Now you do. Mark it down. Von Cotton will be live at Molly Malone’s next Wednesday. These guys are excellent. You must be there. Come see them now before they sign a multi-record contract for millions of dollars. That way you’ll get to say, “I saw […]

November 30th, 2006 @ 6:57 am
Von Cotton

Last night Tricia and I saw Von Cotton perform at Molly Malone’s. They are an awesome new country act playing in Los Angeles. We saw them the first time at some dive honky-tonk just south of Marina Del Rey a year or so ago. Back then they mostly were doing classic country covers. Now they’ve […]

October 11th, 2006 @ 5:26 am
Castaneda

Last night we went to dinner at Aroma in Silver Lake and then caught a new band — Castaneda (website, myspace) — at El Cid. My girlfriend works for a music management company, so we often find ourselves out seeing new music in LA. Castaneda is a really polished act, and I was surprised to […]

March 25th, 2005 @ 4:11 pm
Thursday Night @ the Roxy

Another Thursday night, another becky show at the Roxy. This was — if I remember correctly — the tenth Thursday in a row (excluding St. Patrick’s) that I’ve been there. This time I experienced Los Angeles parking nirvana when I got there. Not only did I get a meter right across the street, but it […]

September 27th, 2004 @ 9:15 am
Pixies Still Cool

My girlfriend, Rob, Rebecca and I went to see the Pixies at “the Greek“. It was a great concert; they played a ton of stuff that I love. It was totally cool to see them still rocking after all these years. I’m also completely hooked on the new Green Day CD, which is a surprise […]

February 19th, 2004 @ 9:42 am
Becky @ The Viper Room

I saw cage 9 and becky last night at the Viper Room on Sunset. Both of them were surprisingly good. Becky’s singer has a great voice, the lead guitarist mixed in some really decent riffs, and Mr. Reeves handled the bass much better than I had expected — no complaints at all, really. There wasn’t […]

May 23rd, 2002 @ 4:34 pm
Rock and Roll

My girlfriend and I went to The Troubadour last night to catch a guy named Marc Copely. He was opening for a group called Sense Field, and opening for him was a group called Crashcart. (Crashcart was actually pretty cool.) The Troubadour’s been around since 1957; an excellent little club. I’m pretty sure The Doors […]

May 11th, 2002 @ 2:03 pm
Friday Night

By far the most exciting part of Friday night was when a woman’s head burst into flames. It was 80s night at The Burbank Bar & Grill and the poor girl experienced the unfortunate combination of incredibly too much hair spray and close proximity to a candle on the bar. My friend and I were […]

September 10th, 2001 @ 1:55 pm
Weekend Recap

It’s rare that getting back to the office on a Monday is a relief, but this was quite a weekend. Everything always seems to happen at once in my life. I shot my second movie this weekend – only an independent, but a great learning experience all the same – and then tonight I have […]

September 10th, 2001 @ 7:02 am
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