Sunday, June 24, 2012


So,this guy I knew in Los Angeles. A fantastic guy.  A smoothie, if you get my meaning.  Like, he can make the concrete feel like grass.
I found an old address book a few years ago and I plugged in all these names that I had forgotten or mis-spelled while trying to fins them on FB. Annnd, we got in touch.
You know what fucking pops my balloon?  People who steal idea's and go far.
When I was in Los Angeles there was a weekly paper and I tried to be a food critic.  I honestly could only afford to review places that I had enough money to eat at, but I wrote these concise reviews which I typed(!) <---this was 1999,mind you.
It turns out that B---- knew a person at the weekly and he was working on getting my reviews looked at.
Sluggishly, if at all.
Well, well, well...guess if you must, but our new found friend is a local reviewer for 3 outlets and he gets to go on all of these gorgeous junkets wherein he photographs every morsel.  Big teethy smile:  Good For Him!!
Always a bridesmaid.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I seem to be neglecting my music in leiu of Podcasts.  I basically listen to 98% comedy podcasts.  Actually, "Comedy" might be better.  Most are hosted by comedians,but they are not all about comedy.  Some of them get deeper,and are not a stand up routine.  I am not talking about WTF hosted by Marc Maron (which I stopped listening to once he started thinking he is superior. <---I stopped with the Louis CK episode,where someone put Maron in his place for being a jealous,smug asshole).
I have found that many, many comedians are on the wagon.  When I worked @ this Comedy Place in Los Angeles a dozen years ago, I only knew of about 3 who did not drink. (Kathy Griffen and the above M. Maron being 2...also Greg Behrendt)
But this seems to be the de rigour.  I have to applaud them and consider them,more good company.  I keep a list of people I admire (who do not drink) in this little date book I always carry with me,just in case I feel like going off.
Mike and Tom eat Snacks  Hilarious Hosted by Michael Ian Black (The State) and Tom Cavanagh (Ed) wherein they discuss a different snack every week.

Professor Blastoff  5 out of 5 stars  Hosted by Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntzberger.  The bring in a special(ist) guest each week and discuss a single concept each week. i.e. Twins, Prayer, Tides.

Comedy Bang Bang  Now a show on IFC.  This is always bringing in the great recognizable guests who are either in their alter ego's or themselves.  Most shows are a strong 4 out of 5 stars.  Sketch comedy over the radio.

Sklarboro Country  Hosted by Randy and Jason Sklar.  This show always has a great guest who is into sports.  Most stories covered are the absurd news makers in the sports field.  5 out of 5 stars.

The Bugle  Hosted by John Oliver (The Daily Show) and his comedian buddy from England Andy Z.  5 out 5.  Covering the weeks (mostly) political events.  Frigging Hysterical.

(These links will direct you to the show page where you can listen to the episodes without going through iTunes...use iTunes if you want to sunscribe to a certain podcast so you can listenon you ipod).

Saturday, June 09, 2012

I'm Rorry

Sorry for not writing as of late.  I am in flux (?) is that right?  Like  I am in between things and I am laying so low, just waiting.
I will be working at the airport soon and I just took an excrutiating 3(read: eyelid closing) class with TSA agents and took a test afterwards in which I recieved 25/25.  Fingerprints and backround check went great.  They love the blog (ha!).
I should be meeting all sorts of interesting people and I am looking forward to sharing them with you.
Till then, you have got to watch this show on the Food Netwoork called "Mystery Diners" (this link will open in a new window) which is fantastic.

Here is J.Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. singing leaving on a jet plane