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- A Little Update & Something For The Ears.
So I’ve been a resident of the “Ciudad” of Los Angeles for a whopping 4 weeks now, and I believe this is the first Friday night that I have stayed in. I owe that mostly due to the fact that I have great friends and way more people close enough for a last minute hang [...]
- DC Gymkhana Two Infomercial.
I still claim that Rally Car racing is more exciting than any other motorsport. Why? Because people race over every surface and regularly hit trees and roll over, plus it’s so crazy you need a navigator. Let’s face it, if you need to be in a car chase, you want a rally car driver driving [...]
- My Blog And I Broke Up, We’re Trying To Get Back Together.
My blog got all mad at me a few weeks ago, because I hadn’t taken it out in a few weeks, and because I hadn’t called in days, and the only thing it saw from me was a bunch of Twitter updates. So we broke up, we will see if we can be friends, and [...]
- An East Coast Update.
So I’m sipping on some Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, and it’s quite lovely. That’s pretty much going to be the best part of this update, for some of you. I’m sitting in JFK, it’s snowing outside, it looks gorgeous. This is the second time I have been in New York in the past week. I head [...]
- AP Versus Shepard Fairey.
Let me preface this by saying I used to love Shepard Fairey, and then I got to the point where I couldn’t stand him (because he started opening his mouth, as opposed to communicating through the medium that made him noteworthy). So at this stage in life, I can’t stand Shep, but I respect the [...]
- The Twenty-Point-Five.
So you know how it is over on Facebook, everyone has this “Things about me” thing going around like that time when your girlfriend got Mono, then all you friends did too (wasn’t that weird?). So, I got this originally from Chad and it was 16 things, and by the time Lindsay sends it to [...]
- Things That Suck About The People’s Choice Awards.
I didn’t want to do this, but it’s pretty much necessary. 1. Queen Latifah. 2. The whole, “high five the people as you go to the mic” thing. 3. Kid Rock over Coldplay. 4. The constant “Obama won the election” references. Like the actors did anything. 5. Ellen over Letterman. 6. Robin Williams. 7. Two [...]
- The Two Oh Nine.
So the first post of a new year I guess. I have one last best of 2008 post to get up, and I’m trying to find a sensical way to let everyone in on the “2008 is dead” playlist I spent a good part of last week creating, but that will be in the future, [...]
- Dear Nameless Medical Company.
Today I was looking through the design posts on Craig’s List, like I do, to see what freelance design listings are out there, and shoot off a quick email to any that sound interesting. It’s a quick little thing I do bi-weekly that could bring me my next client, and at the least gets the [...]
- And Here I Am.
So life has been crazy, I haven’t blogged in weeks (yet somehow people still come here), and I am finally feeling back on top of things. Here is the wrap-up: I was sick for a good solid 2 weeks, most of it came from breathing pure ash from some of the lovely fires in Southern [...]
- Got Friends?
The Jealous Sound, where do I start? This band holds such an emotional attachment to myself. One song off Kill Them With Kindness was pretty much the anthem for an entire relationship. When I was at The Militia Group and J Sound was signed the entire office was ecstatic. Over the years I was there, [...]
- Politics And Baseball.
The baseball season is almost, finally over, maybe. One of my teams managed to not lose 100 games (barely), and the other finds itself in a tough playoff matchup with the Angels. I’m excited to see the BoSox battle the Angels (I typed this as “The Angles” the first time, and it made me laugh [...]
- Earthquake, Update.
So everyone in the LA area felt the 5.8 earthquake that hit Chino Hills. I am in Downtown LA and we felt it pretty good, our building is on rollers so it just kind of rolls with the punches. The most entertaining feature of todays events is when someone in the building gets on the [...]
- PGM On Flavorpill And Filter Events.
Everybody’s favourite person Paul G. Maziar has a few of his events featured on Flavorpill, and one of them features a photo I took of Paul when we were in Mexico training to become Mariachis. He will be reading from his book “What It Is: What It Is” and Filter Magazine is presenting the events, [...]
- Back To Reality.
Well with the end of Summer vacations comes the unsettling return to work. I love work, but you do get a bit used to not having to know what day it is, and not really caring what small California highway you are on, or if there are bears along the way. Of course I tore [...]
Exactly a week from today P is for Panda will be having a little get together in the ATL to officially launch the label side of the Panda (I think this also will be one of the first places you can see the new line of Panda shirts, which I am still slacking on contributing [...]
- Catching Up.
No this isn’t about you and I catching up, this is a rant, be warned. Do you ever get those messages out of the blue on MySpace or Facebook from an old HS (or earlier, or later) friend, whom you truly have some good memories of, and have once over the past 10 years wondered [...]
- Do They Sell Mens Clothes Where You Shop?
… or, You Are Wearing A Girls Shirt. Now that we have all the title possibilities out of the way. Just the other night Kyle and I were discussing the ridiculousness of the V-neck. It’s pretty much a plague the likes of Von Dutch hats. Sure the V is comfortable, and shows off all that [...]
- Wake Up, Mr. West.
Last night I had the absolute privilege to see the best musical performance of my life. I can only describe it as a one man hip hop opera. One man on stage, the band/orchestra in the pit below, and one broken spaceship. Kanye West just constantly impresses me with each and every thing he does, [...]
- Los Angeles, On A Monday Night?
I usually don’t reserve my blog for things like this, however should anyone in the Los Angeles area be in need of an amazing evening, my good friend William Tell will be playing the Hotel Cafe at 8PM. It will be an amazing time full of pop songs, and people who have way more fun [...]
- An Open Letter To Dodger Stadium.
Dear Dodger Stadium, You suck. Not because your stadium has 2 escalators in the whole place even though it was built on a hill, not even because you can only enter the stadium exactly where you are sitting, you suck for the fact that I cannot enjoy a game of baseball without almost dying. I [...]
- Run-On Wednesday.
Here is what I am doing with my life in complete random run-on sentence form for the people who care about what I am doing with my life. I go shopping for yogurt and bread buy way too many things decide that I need to go green and buy reusable bags because they will fit [...]
- Sometimes I Take Pictures.
A few weeks back I spent a Saturday laughing hysterically, breaking into foyers and pointing my camera at a friend of mine. The goal for the day was some new publicity type shots for William Tell. William finally put a few of them up over at his MySpace (which he revamped) along with a new [...]
- Red Sox Mid-Season Exhibition Games.
Today we (Kyle, Brandon, Josh x3, Yoori and I) took the trek over to Dodger Stadium, which while it’s parking and entrance set up are the best designed public use facilities in Los Angeles (which still doesn’t say much), the rest of the stadium set up is turrrrrible (like Charles Barkley). Apparently someone there thinks [...]
- Remembering, Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
So FSM comes out next month. I’m rather excited, and you may remember my earlier post about FSM, if not head over there to get filled in on what will either be my favourite film of 08, or the end of my crush on Kristen Bell. Recently in the village of Los Angeles the FSM [...]
- I’m Not One For Whiskey, But I’ll Drink It Down Tonight.
That title is a lie, I love Jameson, however the title was amazingly fitting considering today is St. Padraig’s Day. In order to celebrate, I will leave you with this video of a pretty great song which I stole said title from it’s lyrics like a child with no morals. Damion Suomi – Ghost You [...]
- Figure 8.
A “Figure 8″ by definition is “a circle that turns around upon itself, on its side is a symbol for infinity”. Figure 8 was also an amazing album by the late Elliott Smith (Good Will Hunting, Heatmiser). The LAist recently ran a story about the renovation of the “Elliot Smith Wall”, which was of course [...]
- Starry Nights & Salty Seas Tour.
I recently did some work for my friends in Sherwood for their first headlining tour, dubbed Starry Nights & Salty Seas. The tour goes around the United Stated in vectors and along with Sherwood you can see The Matches or Houston Calls, The Higher and We Shot The Moon. The tour marketing art was based [...]
- Super Tuesday.
So recently I was un-registered to vote due to crimes against the State (I’m just trying to sound edgy, I have no idea why it happened), which is probably for the best because it forced me to register in Los Angeles County, where I actually live. Due to these events becoming known to me a [...]
- I Found The Cloverfield Monster.
This morning on my way into work, I saw something that looked familiar, in a devastating way. The fear it invoked in me as I realised I had solved the mystery of Cloverfield was as equal as the excitement. There… staring back at me… in the sky… right there… on a Boys Town billboard of [...]
- LAist Interviews Matt Reeves.
The LAist recently did an interview with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves. As many of you forget, Matt and JJ Abrams got their start together on Felicity (actually they got their start together on some small public access station, but pointing out they were involved in Felicity is much more fun). I found the interview to [...]
- Judd Apatow Is Brilliant.
A few days back I ranted away on the opening of 826LA East. Well, recently I discovered a spectacular video Judd Apatow and friends put together to promote this lovely little non-profit. It’s quite hilarious and Jonah Hill delivers a stunning performance to say the least. Enjoy. The Tutors of 826 LA
- 826LA East Opening.
So a few weeks back Jordan Percy and I attended the opening gala of 826LA East/Echo Park Time Travel Mart in Echo Park. For those of you not familiar with 826, it is a writing/tutoring center that gives free help to students during the day, and hosts some pretty lovely workshops for the young at [...]
- Holidizzle Paradizznatch
This week I got the message loud and clear that the Metropolitan area of Atlanta loves me and has some quality people in it’s environs. Thank you those who called, thank you those who drove in a van to play shows. If you are from Atlanta and missed out on “The ATL loves Randall” week, [...]
- Silverlake Is A Bloggers Goldmine.
I just got back from Spaceland in Silverlake, where Juliette (Lewis) & The Licks played their first LA show in quite a few years. It was a celebrity bloggers paradise, but since none of them could get on the list, I’ll have to do my best impression (and put witty things in paranthesis). In attendance [...]
- P is for A Better World.
So I just got the mail delivered here at work and while none of the books I ordered last week came, one package full of amazing content was delivered. My good friend Chad Pearson recently started a company called “P is for Panda,” and decided to send me a little package of visual splendor. Button [...]
- Michael Bay Is The Working Man’s Director.
Some people out there think Michael Bay makes bad movies, those same people also support the work of some of the most self-righteous egotistical persons I’ve ever met. I think my point has been made. Michael Bay isn’t about the whole “Hollywood” mentality, or the “I’m an artist” attitudes. Michael Bay is real, makes movies [...]
- Brady Quinn Fans Are Violent.
Tonight Kyle and I ventured to the center of Los Angeles, a place some call downtown, for Kat’s birthday party. It was a lovely time, and I offended people by playing Kelly Clarkson and Dashboard Confessional. I was the designated driver, because Kyle was the designated drinker of Newcastle Brown Ale, so I took the [...]
A few weeks back I found the perfect bike. It’s gorgeous, it’s designed, it has front disc brakes (no idea why I would need that), it has no chain, it’s $1200.00. Now that’s a lot for a bike, but this bike HAS NO CHAIN!!! I got over the $1200.00 bike when I realised I would [...]
- The Running Of The Ponies.
Hollywood Park opened for it’s spring meet a few weeks back, and Saturday I supported the just-outside-of-Hollywood-community Inglewood. I have no idea why it’s “Hollywood” Park, all of Hollywood waits for Del Mar. There were a few wardrobe delays getting to the track, but once all was overcome an absolutely wonderful time was had on [...]
- This Is What Living Like This Does.
Jordan Percy decided to grace the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area with his presence last evening. We decided on t-shirts and suit jackets, already had reservations for 4 (where was our 4th the whole night anyway?) at Rambutan, had finally convinced Kyle that this Target listed in LA nightlife on multiple internet locations, is this [...]
- The Downtown Experience.
If you have ever wondered what it’s like where I work, this picture pretty much sums it all up… … that’s just a block over from my building. Optimus stops by the neighborhood at least once a week to eat at this killer Chinese place called New Moon just across from my building.
- Urban Hiking
So not many of you know about the elite sport of urban hiking. Last night (with no Sherpa to guide us mind you) Kyle, Danielle and myself conquered Mt. Biscuit Co. Lofts. It was a hard climb, but the infamous V2 vodka found on its first peak (read: balcony 1 of 4) made it a [...]
- California’s Burning, Burning (Again)
Few may know the “City of Angels” has the largest “urban” park in the United States, but that honour is due to Griffith Park. Full of golf courses, the zoo, the observatory, greek theatre and plenty of open trails, Griffith Park really is a shocking accent on this city. For now the park (and hopefully [...]
- Shutting down the city.
So as all my fellow Angels know, the Downtown area I work in was taken over by protesting persons. These people were utilising their free speech by making it so I couldn’t go to the office. The protesters want rights for immigrants; those here already, and those to come in the future. These same people [...]
- Neon Signs And 5 Lane Exits.
So after a week-ending, because it included part of the week, of roadtrips and concerts it puts quite a nice spin on the world. You never really know how resourceful you can be until it hits you in a parking lot, and yes jumper cables are so much more valuable to me. We all seem [...]