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  • July 30, 2015

    Sometimes you have to leave town. Even if for one day. Even if “leaving town” requires only an hour’s drive and you’re technically only traveling through one county. 2015 has been a brutal year thus far. And June into July presented a fresh series of frustrations for me. I’ve been dreaming all month of having one single day of fun and relaxation, and tried desperately to organize a fun getaway this week. […]

  • I know I promised to post some “The Best…So Far” lists in June — you know, the half-way point in 2015 — but I don’t think I got to them all. I posted music and beer but I think I forgot food. So, in the most expeditious but thorough way possible…here’s my list of the ten best meals of 2015 so far: Marea (New York, NY) […]

  • June 19, 2015

    As much as I love a memorable meal, or a great record, or a roll in the hay with a young woman who just arrived in Los Angeles with dreams of breaking into the industry, nothing beats a cold beer. Beer (and by extension fine wines or small batch bourbons, I suppose) elevates those memorable meals. Drinking a good beer goes hand-in-hand with listening to good music. And, […]

  • June 11, 2015

    Whether driving back and forth across the city, flying across the country, or hunkered down at a desk working, there is always music playing. And I am always looking for something new and exciting. Yes, I know we all love queueing up Metal Machine Music or Henry Flynt’s Back Porch Hillbilly Blues Volume II in those times of need. But there’s also something refreshing about new […]

  • June 8, 2015

    There’s a certain kind of weariness that overcomes us when we aren’t having as much fun as we should have. Life gets in the way of the enjoyment of one’s life. Make sense? I so look forward to my days off, and then they come and it feels like there is too much to do in that 48-hour span, and then there is no time […]

  • May 24, 2015

    Hey kids. It’s me. I bet you thought that I was dead. Sorry, was I just quoting that song from the end of Billy Madison subconsciously? Pardon my penchant for reciting lines from movies ad infinitum. I assure you it won’t happen again, at least until the next post I publish. It’s been a while since my last update, so I guess before I get […]