Saturday, September 23, 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

I just turned on the tv...

...and heard my favorite movie quote of all time:

You know, fantan, there's so much crap
in this world, you're gonna step in some
whether you're careful or not.

It's official: I do not owe the IRS thousands and thousands of dollars. It was their mistake, or may H&R Block's. I even get a little back from them and the state of CA. Hot diggity....

Now I'm going out to take some pictures of Los Angeles.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Big Air-Conditioner

Listening to "The Greatest" by Cat Power.

Somehow, its Wednesday. In one hour they'll be the Ric (not Ken) Burns/PBS documentary on Andy Warhol. Meantime, I'm listening to Yo La Tengo and having a peanut butter banana smoothie. And I advise you to do likewise.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

I Wasn't Where I Thought I Was

I went downtown to see the Banksy exhibit but got sidetracked taking pictures and just never found the damn thing. And that's just as well; it sounded like it was going to be a "scene". At one point I did stumble into an event with lots of Mexican ompah, ompah music coming from what looked to be a nearly abandonded building. When I turned the corner, however, I didn't find a mass of art-lovers listening to irony-laden multi-cultural tunes. No, I was the only guy who wasn't wearing a white straw cowboy hat and a shirt with extra-wide stripes. I meandered back home via Washington and Venice then north up Motor to Cheviot Hills where I took the above shot. (So calm, so serene...)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I'm Trying Not To Say This

As we know, Bob Dylan is the greatest musican of the 20th Century. But it pains me to say that I cannot listen to his last three albums - Time Out of Mind, Love and Theft and Modern Times. I seem to be in the minority on this but to me, they comprise one long, dirge-like song set off by a voice that is grating to an unrelenting degree.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Peanut Butter Smoothie (w/ Self Portrait)

Peanut Butter Smoothie

2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter
2 bananas
6 0z's vanilla yogurt
6 oz's (soy) milk
Optional: wheat germ / protein powder

["I Threw It All Away" - Bob Dylan]

Ray From Brooklyn

80 years old and pushing a shopping cart down Sunset Blvd., Ray made it clear he's not a bum. He's got "bad claustrophobia" from his thirteen years in Brazil and can't stay in any one place for more than two hours at a time. Working as some sort of animal exporter, he was quite proud of the the fact that he "Never touched an animal. Thirteen years. Never touched an animal."

Nathanael West Was Right

I spent too much time this weekend walking through Hollywood.

An ugly town full of ugly people.

Quote of the Night:
Money is the only thing that sets you free.

Paraphrase of the Night:
Bush is remarkable.'

Tammy Bruce
Sept. 3, 2006