Archive for July, 2011

I’m so happy I have new music to obsess over. Swedish electropop group Little Dragon caught my ears with their single “Twice” from their debut album Little Dragon a few years ago, thanks to @kcrw. Now with their third album Ritual Union [album cover above], released just a few days ago (7/26), my playlist gets a tune-up with new jams for my workouts. I can’t wait to put my Brooks shoes on….


I first heard about Afro Samurai while I was working at my first PR firm in the Interactive (video games) department. The popular soulful hip-hop meets Japanese culture manga series, written and illustrated by Takashi Okazaki, was made into a video game. But that’s not how or why I became familiar with the über violent toon. RZA produced both soundtracks for the Afro Samurai TV series and TV-movie sequel Afro Samurai: Resurrection that had the music and urban world buzzing. I was and still am active in both those worlds.

For those familiar with me, my eyes, mouth or stomach … know that I have a, per AG’s (my piggy friend since grade school) words, “unhealthy obsession with food.” With that being said, it is only appropriate that I share this incredibly educational and delicious FREE event – EAT REAL FESTIVAL – that is going down this weekend on Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th at Helms Bakery in Culver City. Now let me clarify that entrance fee is FREE but the food offered from vendors will cost $5 or less.

Okay, so I lied.  Today’s post will not be about my trip to France but instead my little review of the “Paper Ships” event held at the fancy Exchange LA venue last week on Thursday, July 7th.  Actor and director Michael Rapaport hosted the event in celebration of his documentary “Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of […]

Please forgive me for the year and some change absence.  Shortly after returning to the blogging world, I realized that it required a lot of commitment.  I thought too much into it — giving it weekly features, thinking of creative posts to entice more viewers, cool titles — and it eventually overwhelmed me to where […]