Civil Rights, Comedy, Personal Shit, Politics, Television

John Oliver, I love you.

I’m glad someone is preaching the healing truth about how fucked up our federal, state, and local governments have become, and how we’re making billions of dollars for private companies at the expense of the poor, and even at the expense of government. Thank you, John Oliver.

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Bands, Blogs, Losanjealous.com, Other Stuff, Performers, Personal Shit, Television, Voxhaul Broadcast

In 2008, Voxhaul Broadcast called me a “tard” and told me to “suck their dick.” Five years later, they still have no soul.

Sad to say, in the past five years you haven’t done anything to prove you’re not still talentless, unimaginative hacks barely hanging onto your Nicolas Sparks soundtrack gigs because you’re halfway cute and have a good agent.

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Articles, Celebrities, Comedy, Interviews, L.A. Record, Songwriters, Television

interview with Tim Heidecker (of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!)

Somehow I was pulled into interviewing Tim Heidecker at the last minute for L.A. RECORD. I’m not saying I was unprepared, but I had only about 24 hours to get this together. He and I didn’t have my famous chemistry, and he had no interest in talking about the sexual inappropriateness of David Liebe Hart, […]

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Celebrities, Comedy, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Politics, Television

Michael J. Nelson, why did you break my heart?

Okay, so this is a personal request, done late late late in the day.  But can I ask why one of my personal heroes is a right-wing fuck, and has been for years? Well, let me say this, I read the National Review cover to cover.  Check in at Townhall.com every day.  Check the Washington […]

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Bands, Books, Country Rock, Folk, Garage Rock, Los Angeles, Performers, Personal Shit, Songwriters, Television

the eagle never hunts the fly

I just finished reading Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood.  While it was cool to read about Frank Zappa’s log cabin and Joni Mitchell living with Stephen Stills, I have to admit that in my heart, I still prefer balls-out rockers to any of these hippie fucks.  What the fuck can Stephen Stills tell me […]

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Bands, Bubblegum, Christmas, Comedy, Personal Shit, Television

I want Mike for Christmas!

Santa brought me the Young Ones on DVD, the OHM electronic music box-set, some cook books including The Veganomicon, and even winter snows!  But perhaps my favorite gift of the modern era is the internet, where I can go back and see strange clips from things I saw on telly when I was ten! I […]

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Bands, Celebrities, Christmas, Comedy, Glam Rock, Performers, Television

Slade beats Simon LeBon at Christmas!

It’s fifteen minutes until Christmas!  Enjoy it the Slade way.  From The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer…

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Los Angeles, Movies, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Obituaries, Television

Beverly Garland RIP

Beverly Garland died this week.  The press remembers her mostly for her television work, and as a Roger Corman B-movie actress. I remember her as both!  Who can forget Swamp Diamonds on Mystery Science Theater 3000? And let’s not be hasty and forget Gunslinger!

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Celebrities, Comedy, Politics, Television

my biggest problem with Sarah Palin

More than all her wacko pro-life beliefs and her inexperience, I hate Sarah Palin because she tarnishes the name of one of the best comic actors of all time!

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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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Celebrities, Movies, Obituaries, Other Stuff, Personal Shit, Television

World’s Tallest Woman, Sandy Allen, R.I.P.

Sandra Elaine Allen, the World’s Tallest Woman, died today.  She was only fifty three.  While I never knew Ms. Sandy Allen, I’ve known about her work for some time, which IMDB only scratches the surface of.  I’ve seen her playing herself in various documentaries about “freaks” and their experiences in life, and she’s always carried […]

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Bands, Songwriters, Soul Music, Television

don’t forget the Bar-Kays!

While we’re all very sad at the death of Isaac Hayes, I feel like there’s a band that’s lived in his shadow for far too long, and that’s the Bar-Kays.  In one incarnation or another, they played great soul and funk for nearly twenty years, doing everything from instrumental soul classics such as “Soul Finger,” to covers […]

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Global Climate Change, Obama, Politics, Television

Obama talks some common sense

Chagrined as I have been regarding Obama’s immediate shift to the right following his becoming the presumptive nominee, I’ve been further incensed that he’s letting himself get pushed around by the press and the Republicans, who’ve goaded him into looking like a whiner.  That’s why it’s great to see him showing some chutzpah in this […]

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