im not very handsome

its true. nor am i rich or smart or tall or priveledged.

im not really motivated or ambitious or wise or jolly or cultured or tidy or fit or trim.

i lack hair where i should have it and i have it where i shouldnt.

im turning gray in the worst places like in my nose

and on my nuts.

i dont pray as much as i should.

i dont read books as much as i should.

i dont visit my friends i dont seek out religion.

i dont write enough. i dont art enough.

i should give my mother more gifts but i refuse.

when people call me on the telephone to ask my opinoin i dont lie as much as i could.

and i accept far too little a wage from my employer.

i get the biggest thrills from the littlest moments

i dont have a car, or good clothes,

or the desire to ask for the things that i want.

which makes the gentle perfumed tap

at my back door on cold evenings

like tonight

all the more inconceivable.

and youd be stunned at how quick

theyve stripped.

how to vote + bob hayes + daily clerks + panama jane

october thirty first

that is my date of birth…

my favorite beastie boy, king ad rock

turns 38 years old today.

oh man.

heres what beastiemania says about him:

If there was ever a popularity contest amongst the members of the Beastie Boys, Adam Horovitz would come out the winner. To prove this point, consider going in with two other people, each spending $333.00 to divide up a set of the Beastie Boys action figures. Now ask yourself: “If I have to choose which figure I want, who would it be?” Follow that with: “Which figure is everyone else going to want for their $333.00?”

Being probably the most popular with female fans, it should be noted that Adam has had a handful of very public relationships. During the Licensed to Ill tour he was romantically involved with actress Molly Ringwald. Following the band’s move to Los Angeles in the late 1980s, he met and fell in love with actress Ione Skye and later married her. After the demise of that marriage, Adam was seen with Kathleen Hanna, who is best known for her work with the bands Le Tigre and Bikini Kill.

Adrock wasn’t always a member of Beastie Boys though; he and Dave Scilken were in a band called The Young and the Useless. The Young and the Useless had a sound similar to that of the earlier incarnation of the Beastie Boys. The Young and the Useless put out the very rare and sought after Real Men Don’t Floss ep, which to this day brings top dollar in online auctions.

Adrock joined the Beastie Boys during their metamorphosis into a hip hop act and the rest is history. Yet recently Adrock has ventured more deeply into his hobby of collecting beats, releasing both the self-titled BS 2000 album as well as Simply Mortified with partner AWOL.

Along with making music, Adrock as also made a few full length feature films. “Lost Angels” was released in 1989 and “Roadside Prophets” was put out in 1992. He also has had memorable roles in “A Kiss Before Dying” and “Cityscrapes”, which stars his friend Max Perlich and his former wife Ione Skye. Before appearing on the large screen though, Adam guest-starred on a 1985 episode of the “Equalizer.”

“Well, I’m a funky skull and I’m a Scorpio…”

from imdb’s info:

Son of Israel Horovitz

Brother of Rachael Horovitz and Matthew Horovitz

The other two Beastie Boys admitted that he was the author of about 80% of the music on the album “Hello Nasty.”

His mother died of alcoholism while he was in his teens.

Has been dating Kathleen Hanna of the punk band Bikini Kill for some time.

Is the Beastie Boys’ guitarist.

Few people know that he suffered from a major epileptic fit, caused from flash photography. His seizures are now under control and is under constand medical supervision.

Pursued an acting career in the late 80s and early 90s, typically getting James Dean-style parts as brooding, troubled young men. He apparently abandoned his acting career in 1994, although he continues to “act” along with his Beastie Boy bandmates as the various bizarre characters they play in their videos.

Although born while his mother was visiting in New Jersey, he was raised in Manhattan, where he still lives.

people born on halloween:

1795 – John Keats, British poet

1912 – Dale Evans, singer, actress

1920 – Dick Francis, novelist

1920 – Helmut Newton, photographer

1927 – Lee Grant, actress

1931 – Dan Rather, American news anchor

1936 – Michael Landon, actor

1944 – Kinky Friedman, musician, novelist

1945 – Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor

1947 – Frank Shorter, marathon runner

1949 – Stephen Rea, actor

1950 – John Candy, Canadian genius

1950 – Jane Pauley, news anchor

1959 – Neal Stephenson, author

1961 – Peter Jackson, New Zealand film director

1961 – Larry Mullen, Irish drummer for the rock band U2

1963 – Fred McGriff, baseball player

1963 – Rob Schneider, actor

1968 – Vanilla Ice, rap music singer

people who have died on halloween:

1926 – Harry Houdini, magician

1983 – George Halas, American football player, coach, team owner

1984 – Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India

1987 – Joseph Campbell, American author and expert on mythology

1988 – John Houseman, actor, director, teacher

1993 – Federico Fellini, Italian director

1993 – River Phoenix, actor

2000 – Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter

2002 – Jam Master Jay (Jason Mizell), rapper (Run DMC)

wiz bang + rabbit blog + my hallway

courtney love

wiltern theatre, los angeles


it should first be mentioned that i love courtney love.

i want my rock stars to be drug addicts. i want them to get naked.

i like them sloppy and passionate and dangerous and intense.

i like it when they take themselves too seriously and back it up with powerful music and fascinating performances.

and i especially like it when theyre crazy.

you can have pearl jam, i’ll keep courtney.

the best part of grunge to me were the riot grrls: bikini kill, babes in toyland, 7 year bitch, L7, the muffs, and once kurdt started writing songs for them hole.

i love courtney love so much that after her july 23, 2004 show was canceled due to her legal issues, ticketmaster said i could hold on to them and use them when it gets rescheduled or get my money back.

well i still have those tickets cuz im going when it happens.

say what you want about her but shes a rock star and i pay money to see rock stars, especially when their worlds are falling apart around them.

just this week she was ordered to stand trial for allegedly throwing a bottle at some chick she found at her ex-boyfriends house, chasing her around the house with a flashlight, throwing a lit candle at her and pinching her breasts.

and shes allegedly broke.

none of that drama stopped her from going on a five stop mini tour which ended last night in koreatown halloween eve.

it should also be mentioned that i was dressed in red pants a red shirt and a wig as jack white and my date for the evening was dressed as a sexy vampire

who swore she was wearing undergarments

but i sure couldnt feel none.

and even though i looked retarded, people said very nice things and took pictures of us.

because we were late i couldnt get any full body shots of us but you sorta get the idea below i hope.

juliette lewis ripped off her public enemy tshirt during her third tune and writhed around on the oriental rug and shook out whatever demons could still be haunting that wild little girl as her band kicked out the jams.

she was janis and pj and iggy and mick

rolled up in a skinny little nimble porn star actress chick who either has so many issues or none left cuz she just fucking lets loose.

courtney appeared around 11:30p, flowers everywhere, pretty dress, ballerina shoes, gracious, mellow, smiling, geniunely happy. shit.

the wiltern was not sold out. her record americas sweetheart had been her worst selling record ever. she’s obviously been gaining weight.

but there she was smiling at everyone. so happy.


But Julian I’m A little Bit Older Than You

Asking For It


All The Drugs

Reasons To Be Beautiful


I’ll Do Anything

Miss World


Codiene (Buffy Saint Marie Cover)

Sunset Strip

House Of the Rising Sun

Northern Star

Celebrity Skin

she didnt hit all the high notes on all the songs, she didnt play any guitar, but when she went for some of the more powerful screams she nailed em and it was really nice.

and i have to say the songs that her husband wrote were particularily moving and rich and memorable.

heres what dave navarro said about the show:

October 31, 2004

The Morning After Love

Last night we went to see Courtney play at the Wiltern. This girl has really gotten it together. What a star. Energy, presence and light like never before. The show was brilliant and with the all girl line up, they really give the men in this game a run for their money. She has really become one of my favorite people in the world. Sweet, endearing and a true pleasure to be around… even more captivating than the old self-destructive artist be grew to love. I am really happy to see her talent take the front seat away from some of the headlines she has endured over the past few months.

it was a very sweet, very feminine night, the sights and sounds of the wiltern were intoxicating.

photo by dallas from + which also has three vids from the show + the comedian