as a whole it was a shit week

lakers totally folded.

madpony quit.

my favorite drummer from my favorite band hung up his cowboy hat.

my arms and hands felt like crud.

courtney love canceled her tour.

britney spears canceled her tour.

the olsen twins became legal and didnt fly to hollywood to have sex with me.

and miss montreal permanently gave me back my housekey.

and still somehow, even though i promised myself that i wouldnt blog this weekend, to give everything a break, i popped in johnny cash’s american iv: the man comes around and the itunes shuffled and began the session with the title track

my true love is flying home from cancun.

she took a vacation with a gaggle of european lesbians.

she called me from there one night and told me about how it had rained so hard that the little cabanas that they rented were flooding and the couple who rented the little fellas invited them into their home and fed them and opened up the house and let them stay there, which they did, and drank all night, and sang songs from many lands, and cooked dishes from everywhere.

she told me that she made the ladies my favorite breakfast treat, grits a la mode.

its not really a la mode, but that sure sounds better than a la bacon&eggs.

the trick is to make the grits a little watery and let the eggs be runny.

that way the grits dont soak up too much of the yolk right away and you have a shot at tasting the delicous endulgence.

i asked her how they found grits down in cancun but the phone kept cracking in and out on account of the stormy weather and i think she said that they actually had a big box of grits right there in the cupboard.

and then the connection started to be really bad

and i said baby i can only hear every other word that youre saying

she could hear me fine

i know because she said slowly with a little laugh




tonight we will celebrate her 86th birthday

and maybe thats why im loving this friday night.

when she turned 20 + when she turned 21 + three days before we split

danielle doesnt like it when i ignore her.

she doesnt work at the xbi but she works at the building that we occupy. and even though she says she reads my blog im not sure that she totally understands what i do for a living.

but whenever im around the office for lunchtime i like to eat with her cuz shes funny, shes smart, shes brutally honest, and there has never been a topic that she wont discuss with me.

and she hates wearing underwear.

danielle is half italian half jewish. shes half hippie half yuppie. shes all loud, all fun.

youd be suprised how depressing it can be saving the world. so its nice to have a happy girl to have a half sandwich and soup with on a june gloom friday.

she loves anthropologie and fishing. she likes to hike through the palisades and rich guys with loose wallets. she’ll flash you if you dare her so i dont dare her.

i dont have that many friends at the xbi. its sorta an unsaid rule cuz we drop like flies. and you never know who’s on the take who you’ll have to take for a little drive. and thats why its awesome that danielle doesnt work for us.

unless of course she works for someone who is trying to infiltrate us.

in which case she might get a little tour of the pacific via chopper one.

but i doubt it.

she likes the grateful dead and old school jazz.

she watched the whole last season of the sopranos with me, and now we’re gonna watch Deadwood.

she reads all the books i give her and she finds great details to talk about over thai.

she tells me that in two months shes going to be quitting her job at the flower stand downstairs and go to grad school in san diego.

i will miss her a ton.

i hope she keeps up her blog.

katzinjammer + lorie + la voice

this week in rock in la

tonight 6/18

brian wilson + wilson philips + andy williams + robin gibb, hollywood bowl

dick dale, hollywood park

mary chapin carpenter, the canyon

david cassidy, grove of anaheim

tsol + dickies, museum of american west

saturday 6/19

kiss + poison, verison amphitheatre

lazy cowgirls, thunderbird (last show ever)

leaving trains, spaceland

harvey danger, troubador

sunday 6/20

carlos guitarlos, liquid kitty

monday 6/21

kmfdm, el rey

ozomatli, dragonfly

tuesday 6/22

the roots + 311 , long beach arena

legendary pink dots, troubador

ozomatli, dragonfly

wednesday 6/23

the dead, verizon aphitheatre

john doe, largo

tony bennet, the greek

juliana hatfield, knitting factory

ozomatli, dragonfly

thursday 6/24

dresden dolls, viper room

dickies + agent orange, vault 350

joe henry, largo

friday 6/25

auf der maur, troubador

bang tango, paladinos

two bed two bath + steven adams + lauren clued me on on madpony’s demise, thanks lauren