Art, Comics, Elana Pritchard, Los Angeles, Politics, Women's Rights

Elana Pritchard: best embedded journalist of our time?

We need more of this kind of journalism! Artists, keep drawing it like you see it.

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A Rrose in a Prose, Art, Lit Events, Performers, Punk, Shows, Songwriters

Tomorrow, at long last: a performance (and then some) by Mecca Vazie Andrews at A Rrose in a Prose

We’ve been begging, bribing, and blackmailing Mecca Vazie Andrews for years to come  down and show the A Rrose in a Prose crowd what she is capable of! And at long last, something happened (possibly a change in prescription drugs?), and she’s given us a hearty “yes!” We don’t even know quite what she is […]

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Art, Bands, Fiction

Sleeping Through Work

Maybe part of it is that I have a strong female side, and don’t associate with a lot of the rough-and-tumble of my male author counterparts. And maybe part of it is that I simply like women and want to hear stories about them, even if they’re coming from me. In this case, though, I can use Amy’s photo as an excuse, because this boogie-ing gal clearly needed a narrative.

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Art, L.A. Record, Los Angeles, The Pickle Factory

Opening TOMORROW NIGHT! Dancing About Architecture – L.A. RECORD and the Art of Visualizing the Aural

There will be musical entertainment from musical artists such as Sex Stains, the Koreatown Oddity and Bloody Death Skull, L.A. Record DJs such as Daniel Clodfelter, as well as a one-time screening of Dorian Wood’s infamous self-directed video, “La Cara Infinita,” originally presented in 2013 by L.A. RECORD and almost certainly even more disturbing when projected on a large wall in a dark warehouse.

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Art, David Bowie, Glam Rock, Los Angeles, Other Stuff, Punk, The Stooges

“DRAG QUEENS, RENT BOYS, PICK POCKETS, JUNKIES, ROCK STARS & PUNKS”

Every time I go brush my teeth, every time I go pick up my dog’s poo from the living room, it’s like I’ll be in New York in the early 70s with these gender-bending beauties.

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Art, Other Stuff, Punk

How I Nearly Cried at the D’Orsay Museum

Luncheon on the Grass reaches out and grabs you by the scruff of the neck and says “holy fucking shit, this is weird and strong and wrong and bizarre, and you will take notice, even 150 years from now!”

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Albums, Anarchy, Art, Bands, Cassettes, Love Advice, Other Stuff, Personal Shit, Punk

my babies do good sculptures, yeah.

In my youth, when I was on a limited budget and you couldn’t hear whole discographies for nothin’ on the internet, this song by the Rezillos was the tune that made me realize, hey, this is what I want, and I should go out and look for it.

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Album Reviews, Art, Comedy, L.A. Record, Los Angeles, Performers, Personal Shit, Poems, Poetry, Punk, Shows, Songwriters

A Rrose Is a Rrose – A Feather Boa of Words for the Drab Throat of L.A.

A Rrose Is a Rrose has everything, from poetry to confessional autobiography to music criticism to a marvelous idea for a new video game.

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Art, Comics, LAist, Other Stuff, Politics, Soda Pop

California wins lawsuit against Airborne

My buddy Greg has been saying this for years–a medicine “created by a school teacher” is not something to brag about and is no substitution for drugs crafted through the rigorous application of the scientific method.  And now Airborne just lost their case with the State of California, and is going to have to significantly […]

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Art, Celebrities, Politics, Television

Ted Kennedy at the DNC

Man, I loved the speech.  And I loved Ken Burns’ tribute movie!  I was genuinely touched.  I’m so impressed that Kennedy, who’s been such a positive force for the advancement of liberal ideals (well, except for that one thing), was able to get out of his sick bed and come down for what may likely be his last public appearance ever.  […]

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Art, Celebrities, Los Angeles, Other Stuff, Performers, Politics, The Beatles

Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree thingie

I was eating lunch with coworkers at Il Fornaio in Pasadena, when I realized that Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree exhibit thingie was right there outside the windows in the Old Town courtyard in front of Gordon Biersch. Apparently once all the wishes from this site and various sites around the world are collected, they’ll be […]

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Art, Bands, Celebrities, Devo, Other Stuff, Personal Shit, Pitchfork Media, Politics

Devo sues McDonald’s over “New Wave Nigel”

A month or so ago, my brother had a profound urge to send me a surprise gift package in the mail.  “Have you checked your mailbox?” he kept asking.  I finally got it and found out that he’d desperately wanted to send me this little guy.  See, I’m a huge Devo fan, and McDonald’s had […]

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