It's been a minute since I poked my nose over here! I miss it. I wonder if this might not be a better place to hang for a while, repopulate and such.
Paul Stanley and the rest of the all star band Soul Station played a wonderful show at the Sayers Club in Hollywood tonight. So often, no matter how special a show is in Los Angeles, there is the sense of the people on stage manipulating for some commercial purpose and the people in the audience...( Read more )
A friend of mine just asked if I am going to the XBiz show this year. The conference (which Forrest Black was a panelist at last year) starts like tomorrow and I have no idea what I’m wearing for the Awards. And I realized I had totally not posted about it anywhere but social media yet....( Read more )
Comic book legend Steve Rude‘s gallery show opened at La Luz de Jesus gallery last night. La Luz is my favorite art gallery in Los Angeles. They bring in more artists whose work I want to see than anyone else. Gallery Director Matt Kennedy and I have been friends for a quarter century now....( Read more )
There is only one day left in the Lords of Acid Pretty in Kink Kickstarter. I’m excited that they have smashed every stretch goal so far. This means that, not only will there be a new Lords of Acid album, but also a new Lords of Acid web site and rockumentary. In addition to the expected...( Read more )
Happy Repeal of Prohibition Day! So a Dewar’s ad pointed out to me that we should all celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition on December 5. I thought to myself that that was a great idea, but wondered if it would catch on. On December 2nd, Fleshbot did a feature on December holidays which...( Read more )
To celebrate Repeal Day 2012, we have a SFW sample photo gallery of beautiful deathrocker Razor Candi tippling Absolut vodka. I assume that the booze industry made up Repeal Day some time in the past few years. I first saw it in a Dewar’s advertisement, but I admit that I think celebrating...( Read more )
I first came across illustrator Dan Smith, when we were both involved in the 1990’s seismic shift in RPG’s towards something a bit more cool and goth flavored. You’ll find some of his art in BLT 25: Black Leather Times Punk Humor and Social Critique from the Zine Revolution....( Read more )
Our finale episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones begins with a granite-faced Cersei surveying the city, looking like Bruce Lee sizing up an opponent he considers beneath him. And Tommen, Marge and the HS are getting prettied up, and the Great Sept starts ushering in gawkers. It’s Kangaroo C...( Read more )
Our penultimate episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones begins with Tyrion desperately spewing his talking points about Mereen being a city on the rise. It’s a new day in Mereen. Dany looks on with a mixture of pity and amusement as the explosions drum along.
Once Tyrion snaps out of spin mode, ...( Read more )