Thursday, July 31, 2008


See night photos of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Earthquake In LA

An Earthquake shook LA today but I did not feel it because I was riding in a car towards Salvation Mountain to see my friend Leonard. However, my friend Erika (on the right) was involved in this earthquake video.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Concert Forecast For The Rest Of Summer

Here is a list of the shows I am going to see in the next couple months. Buy a ticket and join me.

*July 30  JAY REATARD  @ Echo

*August 3  BORIS  @ Echoplex

*August 8  BOREDOM'S 88 BOADRUMS @ La Brea Tar Pit


*August 21  GZA  @ El Rey

*August 23  ISAAC HAYES and BILLY PAUL ("Me And Mrs. Jones")  @ Sunset Junction

*August 31  POLVO  @ Echoplex

*October 1  MY BLOODY VALENTINE  @ Santa Monica Civic Center

*October 2  SIGUR ROS  @  Greek Theatre

Sunday, July 27, 2008

24 Years Ago Today

Prince's movie PURPLE RAIN premieres. 

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

No More Plastic Bags

Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to ban plastic bags in Los Angeles grocery and retail stores beginning July 2010. Goodbye dancing plastic bag. Read the article.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Pedophile Variety Show

This is Dutch and super creepy.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

3 Reasons Why Metallica Sucks

(This is not about Metallica's music. It is about the members.)

1. The war against Napster.  Metallic was the most outspoken band against Napster. Ok, file sharing is illegal but was it necessary to go after broke college students and fine them thousands of dollars per song. 

This 2004 comedy, or documentary, reveals the members of Metallica as the true drama-queen turds they are.

When Metallica learned that their music was being used in the torture of Iraqi prisoners they responded by saying that they were excited their music was being used against the detainees and they were honored to be contributing to the war on terror.   

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hey Man, Nice Shot #7


See his strange figure studies here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Beth Stelling "Celebrity"

My comedian friend Beth from Chicago documented her travels to Los Angeles to compete in the semi-finals of the California's Funniest Female Contest. I attended the first and second rounds of the competition where she kicked ass and move on into the semi-finals. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the semi-finals which may or may not have contributed to the results. Anyway, she is a funny and talented girl so enjoy the video.

Monday, July 14, 2008

1 Year Ago Today

My friends Robert and Becky got married in Malibu. It was one of the most amazing weddings I have attended and the only one I have DJ'd. I made this video of the event. Congratulations Robert and Becky on your first aniversary.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Boom, Boom, Boo-Ya, Boom

The video's narrator is hilarious.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Stub Stories #8


1995.  It was a cold night in Raleigh, NC and Mr. Bungle was playing at The Brewery, a local landmark rock club that holds maybe 300 people and is located just blocks from the campus of NC State University. I went with several friends who I can't remember. Maybe Mike Nickels was with me. Anyway, Mr. Bungle is a schitzo genre jumping rock band headed by Mike Patton who was also the lead singer of Faith No More. I loved their first album and they were touring in support of their second album which I hadn't heard yet. And to honest with you, I don't remember a lot about Mr. Bungle's set except they all wore mask. 

The highlight of the night was the opening band Melt Banana. I had no idea who they were except I had heard they were from Japan. It was their first time touring in America. The band consist of a female singer, a female bassist, a male drummer, and a male guitarist who wore a surgical mask. They looked cute when they took the stage with giant smiles on their faces. The bass players bass was almost as tall as her. The singer said with a big smile "It's so nice to be here in...", she looks back to the band for confirmation of where they are and says "Rawree". They then began this assault on their instruments and blew my mind. They transformed in seconds from lovable Japanese tourist to manic hardcore metal gods. The guitarist was making noises and doing things on a guitar that I had never seen (see the second video). I had such a big smile on my face during their whole set because I was so happy to be there watching this unknown band Melt Banana do their thing. Mr. Bungle had the show stolen from them by their opening act. 

After the show we went to IHOP and just before we finished Melt Banana showed up. The guitarist still wearing his surgical mask. I love walking into the unknown and walking out with a treasure.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


One of my favorite blogs.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

23 Years Ago Today

Nude Photos Of MADONNA Released In Playboy and Penthouse.
Somehow I got a copy of the Penthouse issue. My pubescent dreams were answered.

Shrimp On A Treadmill

w/ Benny Hill Theme

w/The Final Countdown

w/Iron Maiden

w/Chariots Of Fire & Rocky Theme


w/Daft Punk

Ridin Dirty

w/OK Go

w/William Tell Overture 

w/Justin Timberlake

w/Curtis Mayfield


w/80's Rock

w/Chacarron Macarron

w/Shrimp Song


Monday, July 7, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008

R.I.P. Jesse Helms


As a native of North Carolina who lived in who lived in the state during the conservative Senator's 30 years in office I, like many North Carolinians and Americans, was ashamed that the racist and bigoted Jesse Helms represented me. And I find it ironic that he died on Independence Day.

Happy 4th Of July

Last year we celebrated Independence Day with a cookout at Hillary's and then did a bar crawl in Hollywood via the subway system. I made this video from footage taken near the end of the night.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

No Longer A Terrorist Threat To America

NELSON MANDELA          Read

Mix Tape #3

This edition of the Mix Tape features songs from my Top 10 Albums of 2008 (so far). 

1.  BLACK TAJ - L.A. Shift

2.  FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS - The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)

3.  NO AGE - Teen Creeps

4.  DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS - 3 Dimes Down

5.  FLEET FOXES - Quiet Houses

6.  HAYDEN - The Van Song


8.  ATLAS SOUND - River Card

9.  LIL WAYNE - Phone Home


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Top 10 Albums Of 2008 (so far)

1.  BLACK TAJ - Beyonder
Southern fried indie rock featuring 2 members of Polvo.

2.  FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS - Flight Of The Conchords
Good and funny songs from the New Zealand duo from their HBO comedy show.

3.  NO AGE - Nouns

Second album from LA noise rockers.

4.  DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Another solid album of Southern rock from the Athens, GA band.

5.  FLEET FOXES - Fleet Foxes
Claire told me about these guys from Seattle. Recommend if you like My Morning Jacket and Band Of Horses.

6.  HAYDEN - In Field & Town
Hayden's music is a little more "happy" than his previous work but still great music from the Canadian. 

7.  THIS WILL DESTROY YOU - This Will Destroy You

These instrumentalists from Texas sound just like Explosions In The Sky and that is a good thing in my book.

8.  ATLAS SOUND - Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
Solo project from the Atlanta, GA singer of Deerhunter.

9. LIL WAYNE - Tha Carter III
The album cover alone is great.

10.  VAMPIRE WEEKEND - Vampire Weekend
I'm sick of this album but there is no denying the infectiousness of this Afro-pop flavored album.