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Jessie Jones interview up on L.A. RECORD

This was a fun one: an interview with my old pal, Jessie Jones, who I first met seemingly yesterday when she was a teenager, a member of Feeding People, and now have to stand back and admire as a full-grown solo artist! Truth be told, the interview we did at Sage to prepare for this […]

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Politics, Religion, Satan

Bush’s judicial legacy

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: we’ll soon be seeing an about-face on the concept of “legislating from the bench,” a practice that Bush and the Republicans adamantly talked shit about for the last eight years.  Unfortunately for them, on a Federal level, that’s about the only place they’ll be legislating for a […]

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Celebrities, Elvis, Movies, Musicals, Performers, Religion, Satan's Favorite Bands, Soul Music, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones

Elvis is still the King!

I know, I know, the Beatles were better at the music, the Beach Boys were better at major sevenths, Chuck Berry was better at the lyrics, and Little Richard was better at falsetto.  Carl Perkins was better at being down-home, Billy Lee Riley was better at crazed-cat rockabilly, Buddy Holly was better at bringing pop into […]

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Celebrities, Musicals, Politics, Religion

Tycho Brahe is not a train set!

my brotha, the Brahe! Today’s re-discovery of the space-light phantasma-echo of Tycho Brahe’s supernova (originally discovered in 1572) has sent me into a whirlwind of post-mortem mania over Tycho’s total awesomeness!  This is the Renaissance man for me!  Not only did he use meticulous observation (without a telescope) to determine that the stars were not […]

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Albums, Bands, Celebrities, David Bowie, Folk, Performers, Personal Shit, Religion, Songwriters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles

Van Dyke Parks

I’ve been commissioned to write a review of Inara George and Van Dyke Parks, and I’m pretty stoked.  This dude worked on Smile, which is one of my favorite albums of all time (and I own thousands).  Most people put Pet Sounds in that category, but in my opinion, while Pet Sounds was a pioneering […]

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Anarchy, Folk, L.A. Record, Los Angeles, Other Stuff, Personal Shit, Politics, Religion

Arthur Magazine needs your help!

L.A. Record just posted this, and I’m horrified and sickened that one of the best magazines of this decade is on the brink of temporary financial collapse.  SAVE ARTHUR MAGAZINE NOW! From various emails and the Arthur site: Arthur Magazine needs $20,000 by July 1 or it will die. No donation is too small. Our […]

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Albums, Celebrities, Gay and Lesbian stuff, Performers, Personal Shit, Politics, Religion

Anita Bryant is a little sex kitten!

I was thrift store shopping in Joshua Tree, and ran into this album cover.  Ooh, sweet Jesus…   She’s got a face and a form that makes me want to shake the paint off her walls!  I know that she was a bigot in the seventies and eighties who fought against the rights of gay […]

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Celebrities, Comedy, Los Angeles, Other Stuff, Performers, Personal Shit, Religion, Television

David Liebe Hart

Tim And Eric Awesome Show Great Job! has been in my DirecTV program queue ever since we got cable a few months ago.  Though it’s sometimes more anarchic than funny, how could I possibly hate a show that has amazingly funny editing, appearances by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross (together again at last!), Weird Al, […]

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