As a holiday, St Patrick’s Day has dubious origins but fabulous iconography.
Although the holiday tends to serve as both an expression of Irish pride and an excuse to get thoroughly blotto (Hi Funkatron), the origins of Saint Paddy’s are neither in drunkenness nor Ireland. Although…( Read more )
Beware the Ides of March. I’m not really going to inflict a Roman history lesson or a deconstruction of violence in politics on y’all right now. I’m not even going to make any Shakespeare allusions. I’m just going to share a couple memes I think are funny. It’s a…( Read more )
Paul Stanley and the rest of the all star band Soul Station played a wonderful show at the Sayers Club in Hollywood tonight. So often, no matter how special a show is in Los Angeles, there is the sense of the people on stage manipulating for some commercial purpose and the people in the audience…( Read more )
A friend of mine just asked if I am going to the XBiz show this year. The conference (which Forrest Black was a panelist at last year) starts like tomorrow and I have no idea what I’m wearing for the Awards. And I realized I had totally not posted about it anywhere but social media yet….( Read more )
Comic book legend Steve Rude‘s gallery show opened at La Luz de Jesus gallery last night. La Luz is my favorite art gallery in Los Angeles. They bring in more artists whose work I want to see than anyone else. Gallery Director Matt Kennedy and I have been friends for a quarter century now….( Read more )
There is only one day left in the Lords of Acid Pretty in Kink Kickstarter. I’m excited that they have smashed every stretch goal so far. This means that, not only will there be a new Lords of Acid album, but also a new Lords of Acid web site and rockumentary. In addition to the expected…( Read more )