Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Fiesta

                                                              

I had a Christmas party over the weekend and not to brag, but it was pretty solid, and I have the photos to prove it. 
A couple things to note when throwing a Christmas par-tay: 

1. Have good music. I had some serious X-mas jams rocking to start the night including the Phil Spector Christmas CD (which I posted earlier), Beach Boys, Elvis, and then had a couple of my friends DJ and it was genius.


2. Have a wide array of drinks. I bought a pony keg of Fat Tire, Red Wine, Egg Nog, and lastly, Brandy Punch. Granted, the punch looked like sewage water, it was the hit of the party. It was gone in a hurry. 
photo courtesy of lastnightsparty

3. Have people dress festive. The theme of my party was "A Very Griswold Christmas" so people knew going in they had to rock their grandma's x-mas sweater. I wore a Santa costume by the way. 

4. Clean your place of valuables. Nothing got broken in my place because I took anything down of any worth. I suggest you do the same thing.

5. Document the night by buying disposable cameras and passing them around. I bought 8 and passed them out to friends and let them take pics. Definitely a good call. 

To see more fun pics of my party, please go to lastnightsparty

Rumspringa

My buddy took me to hear a friend's band play at a country club in Los Angeles and I was a little suspect but I always like to hear good music, and I was not let down. The band is Rumspringa and they are really good. It's only 2 lads and they put out some serious sound for only a pair of dudes. 
I think the coolest thing about the show was it taking place at a country club, with most of the fans being actual friends of the band. So, it was a relaxed show but a good time for all. 
The band is on Cantora Records with some other good bands you may have heard of...MGMT & Violens. 

some crowd participation....
the band....



Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Space 15 Twenty

I went to the official opening fiesta for Space 15 Twenty. It's tough to have a bad time when the host has : free booze, free tacos, photo booth, and ghetto dogs (hot dog stand in LA). Charlift performed but I missed it because I am an idiot. 
I could go on and on about how much I like this area but I will let you be the judge. 




Monday, December 8, 2008

Opening Ceremony



I am always at Opening Ceremony in Los Angeles because a lot of my friends work there and they have a ping pong table so I seldom look at their clothes. However, I finally stopped to take a glance at their collection and really liked a lot of their their heavy stuff. They have some great cardigans and pea coats. 
And good news, my friends at Blackbird just opened up their online shop which just so happens to carry a lot of these items I want. 
Mom - if you are reading this, buy me some stuff. 


Dion = Genius!

My friend told me about this song and it's amazing. I can't get it out of my head. Many people know Dion from songs like "Runaround Sue," and "The Wanderer," but this is up there with those two classics



Sunday, December 7, 2008

Little Joy @ Troubadour



I have been a big fan of Little Joy ever since buzz started around this band and it's well deserved. 
Their show at the Troubadour was definitely a good one. My favorite part of the show was when they covered Paul McCartney's "Eat at Home," which is from the album RAM. I actually spoke about this album in a previous post, so that made me happy to hear this song covered by a band who can actually cover such a good song. 


Slumdog Millionaire

This is a movie that is still making me smile. The images alone from this movie are enough to make me see the movie again, but there is so much more to this film. There are some really funny dialogue, intense scenes, sad scenes, happy moments, and much more. I can definitely see this film being like last year's Juno, in terms of winning countless awards. Well done Danny Boyle!



Recent Purchases

Why is it that everytime I try to shop for others (Christmas is near by the way) I end up just buying stuff for myself. Here are a couple purchases I recently made. 




Thanksgiving

my grandmother eating her world famous pecan pie. 
desserts
my grandad, aka panzy, watching football
the setup

It's always nice to go home for the holidays and this Thanksgiving was really great. I ate myself into a coma and got to hang with friends and family. My brother also played a concert and that was fun too. 


My Life via The Sartorialist

The Sartorialist is great for a lot of reasons, but for me personally, I like it because it's got everything I need and it's at one site. There are beautiful women, cool dudes that can dress, and it's all shot at some of the prettiest places all over the world. Thus, this post is for specific pictures that I really identified with. 


If I am that cool at that age, I will be very happy!
and I think this guy plays music too - I heard it's pretty good.

i think I love you
and you
and you too
this dude knows how to dress

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mori Sushi & Hitachino Nest Beer

This is one of the best sushi places I have ever been to. The staff is great, the decor is really cool, and the owner even throws pots and uses them as saki buckets. What can he not do? The best part was the beer though. It's called Hitachino Nest Beer and it's top notch. 






OK - Go there

This is the perfect place to do some serious christmas shopping but every time I go there I just buy stuff for myself. They have amazing coffee table books, japanese pottery, heath ceramics, and much more. And everyone at the store is nice which is always a good thing. 


Ed Templeton Show





Sunday, November 9, 2008

Obama is a Baller....Literally

Whether or not you were for Obama, the fact remains that he truly can hoop it up. It's interesting to see our newest President can cross over, drop dimes on people, and hit a J like it's nothin....and he is a lefty (so am I) so I feel like we could get a 2008 version of "White Men Can't Jump," goin, where I am obviously playing Woody Harrelson's character.


video

Political Posters - Obama is the winner

Shepard Fairhey has been getting all the love regarding the best posters for the presidential election with posters that say "progress," "change," and "hope," but my vote (pun intended i guess) for coolest posters goes to Go tell Mama. I would put up some McCain ones but there literally aren't any good ones. If anyone has any, feel free to e-mail me.




I bought this one - Obama has next!!!!!



Rose Bowl Flea Market

Here are my purchases from today....

Eames Chair


Old Captain's Painting


Set of 4 Western Plates








Iconic Rocker