Friday, October 24, 2008

Best Movie Of The Year

Come out and see the best movie of the year, The Elephant King, in Los Angeles starting today, October 24th at the Laemmle Sunset 5 or if you happen to be in Irvine, you can check it out at the Edwards Westpark 8. This movie will make you want to get off your lazy ass and travel to Thailand to have weird, wonderful adventures with your brother. Or with someone else if your brother isn't available or you don't have one. I love this movie, and not just because my brother directed it and it is based on experiences we had when I visited him in Thailand. It also has a great soundtrack! Come out this weekend. Party, party, party!

Friday, October 17, 2008


Neon Buddha in the Electric City VSo I have been asked, "Limited, why so few posts recently?" Several times now, which is weird 'cuz that ain't my real name. Well, it's because my current job is too demanding to try to post while there and at home our furniture has not yet arrived from North Carolina, so my computer is currently sitting on the floor and I am reclining on a bean bag with my keyboard in my lap trying to type this. It is not easy or comfortable. Luckily, our furniture arrives tomorrow morning. Since I have not been spending my evenings satirically pimping various rare goods, I have been going out on a lot of night photo shoots. Here are some pictures I took over the past week. That's a 15 second exposure, above. There was a full moon over the pool at my apartment complex. Also, one of the pictures I took while driving out to Los Angeles from North Carolina at the Farmer's Market in Austin, Texas was chosen to be used on Schmap. You can check it out here. You can also buy the image below by clicking on it.
Full Moon Pool-2

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hollow Weenies

Kidrobot 15 KidreaperMan, I am so mature. Anyway, it has been a while since I was really excited about anything Kidrobot was doing, other than a moderate interest in The Simpsons figures and the Adult Swim mini figures, but I do get excited when they put out a new Kidrobot figure, especially one associated with Halloween. I have a few of the early Kidrobot figures and I just might have to add this Kidrobot 15 Kidreaper figure [pictured above] to my collection. I haven't bought any toys since I have been in LA and there are several toy stores here! Creatures in My Head creator Andrew Bell is responsible for this little bit of awesomeness. He will be in New York for its release tomorrow, October 16th, and then in Chicago the next day, signing autographs and living the jet set lifestyle. The figure glows in the dark and apparently there is a chase figure out there for some lucky person. I am going to try to make it out to the LA Kidrobot store tomorrow and pick one up. Just $50. Gotta' keep the economy strong!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Patton Oswalt

So I missed Patton Oswalt this past Wednesday night when he was presenting the movie Cars III at the New Beverly Cinema, but I did run into him this morning at Millie's Coffe Shop in Silver Lake. He stopped in to get a cup of coffee to go and I sat there staring at him with a taco hanging out of my mouth like an unshaved stalker. Luckily I was there with Anne, so hopefully he did not confuse me for a stalker. I think he may have recognized me from the two times that I bugged him at the end of shows at the Cat's Cradle when he performed there. I wanted to get a picture with him, but I didn't have my camera and I didn't realize Anne had hers with her.

Anyway, I will have two more chances to annoy Patton at the New Beverly: tonight at 7:30pm, when he presents The Foot Fist Way and Tsui Hark’s The Blade or this Wednesday when he will be showing Curse of the Demon and F.W. Murnau’s Faust. I don't know which I would prefer. It would be nice to see him present The Foot Fist Way because of the 301 Films connections there, but I would also really like to see Faust. Either way, another chance for interaction with Patton Oswalt, which is always enjoyable. And I will try to bring Anne with me so I don't creep him out too much.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

A Couple Of Things

Going on this weekend, I think as I sit here fasting and reflecting on the past year. First, Kicks Sole Provider in Sunset Junction is having a party this Friday night from eight 'til midnight to introduce a new clothing brand that they are carrying, Insight. 30% off Insight clothing that night, free drinks and gift bags, so this is definitely not to be missed. For some reason they were closed today when Seth and I stopped by to pick something out for Seth to wear to the NYC premiere of The Elephant King on October 17th, though. Maybe they were at Synagogue atoning.

Melissa HaslamAlso this weekend, Saturday night is the inaugural exhibition of the new Cerasoli:LeBasse Gallery, the merging of project:gallery and Lab 101. They will now be in a larger space right across the street from their old location in Culver City. The opening reception features work from Deth P Sun, Mari Inukai and Melissa Haslam [work pictured above]. I definitely want to check this one out. It will be going on from 7 to 10pm. Although I'm not sure about the gallery name, a little hard to remember, but I definitely like the content and the website looks real nice. Anyway, back to fasting and reflecting. Fasting and reflecting. I can't wait for pizza at break fast tonight.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Rumors Of My Death

Have been greatly exaggerated. I have just been very busy. But now I have a few minutes to steal away and write a thing or two about a thing or two. Things have calmed down a little at work. There is now an "under construction" website up at The final product should be done around the new year.

Speaking of which, it is a new year in the Hebrew calendar, 5769, not only a very sexy year, but also a somber, introspective time of reflection. And what better place to go for a little quiet reflection than the neighborhood barber shop. After having been in LA for two months, I was starting to look a little shaggy. Since I am about 3000 miles away from Mary at Moshi Moshi, who usually cuts my hair, I had to find a new barber. Sure enough, there is one right around the corner called, appropriately enough, Sweeney Todd's Barber Shop [pictured above], run by Todd Lahman, who gave me a damn fine haircut this morning.

It reminded me of the barber shop next to my dad's camera store when I was a kid, but with a little racier magazine rack. Todd's has vintage copies of magazines like Playboy alongside this month's Esquire. The shop has been around since 1927 under three different owners and probably hasn't changed too much in that time. There's nothing fancy about Todd's, but that is what I like about it. They use the old style Barbicide jugs, straight razors for shaves with hot lather and they will even do a hot towel and mustache wax, which I thought you could only get in Tijuana these days. Apparently, their website isn't finished, either. Maybe I should see if they need some help with that.

Anyway, great haircut at Sweeney Todd's, and right next door to the Wacko Soap Plant and La Luz de Jesus Gallery where they got some nice goings on. I got a Kidrobot Simpsons toy at Wacko, blind box, and lucky me, it was Snake, one of the chase figures. It is turning out to be a good new year already.