1. Friday, May 9, 2008

    you asked, i answered 

    raymi blathers: did you ever get around to answering my question about why you dress like a dingus?

    yes i did and it was awesome.

    bloopy writes: i was gonna ask, “what’s a dingus – is it related to being a lloyd?” but i just looked it up so instead i think i’ll ask, “what do dinguses tend to wear in the wild?”. . .

    in the wild the dingus, like the raymi, is usually topless.

    Phaedra wonders: if you could choose 1 person(living or not) to enjoy a puff and conversation with, who would that be?

    this year im not doing any puffing. ive been offered to puff with quite a few excellent people, but instead i simply conversed with them. there may be a day when i puff And converse with someone again, and if i could choose 1 person alive or dead to do that with it would definitely be Artie Lange.

    Pikatcho proposes: I want the XtremeMac Tuffwrap Plus for the Ipod Touch

    It is true beauty to my eyes. But, I live in Canada, and apparently Mac accessories cannot be shipped to Canada (I tried it, and lost 50$).

    But I want it ever so badly. And I don’t really know anyone in the states. If I give you cost + shipping + $20 for you very own pocket, will you buy and ship it to me?

    That would rock.

    Bonus Question: Remember the podcasts with Matt Good? Remember those good old days? Have I missed any podcasts lately? There should be another.

    I would, but eBay is more rockin than i. as for podcasting, you havent missed any. me and MG used to do quite a few of them but we never really liked the audio quality of them and as you know Matt has the ear of a jewel thief. also now that i work where i do, i probably shouldnt end up in such politically charged audio chats. i should probably leave that to the pros who i work with.

    Will Campbell queries: As a Sirius subscriber I’m troubled by rumors (fueled by ambiguous language on the siriusmerger.com website) that I may have to lay down some cash post merger for new hardware because current Sirius radios won’t get XM stuff and vice versa. As a satellite radio subscriber yourself, might you have any thoughts on this?

    P.S. Bike To Work Week is next. Is there no better time to ride your bike to Spring Street?

    first of all, is there any XM programming worthy of our Sirius equipment? i think not. secondly, i believe that the FCC has been petitioned by some powerful lobby or another to require that Sirius/XM promise not to raise prices if the merger goes through, allow third parties to create radios with the satelite receivers inside them, and allow subscribers to purchase the programming in several ways including a la cart. i would assume that that would include a la XM content too. either way i think we’re better off with our Howard.

    Steve Adams asks: Is there any chance of you trying your hand at internet radio again, or did you LAist show give you too many headaches? You should try it again.

    i gave Internet radio a good try. it wasnt always easy. it wasnt always hard. but back then i was too busy to even schedule one or two hours of my day for it, and now im 10 times busier. plus i work for a media giant now, i should probably focus on blogs.

    Patrick ponders: they are putting up suicide fences on the cold spring bridge (since you lived in IV i figured you have been over it on the way to solvang/santa ynez sometime). Thoughts?

    i knew someone who drove up there for the sole purpose of killing themselves. even without the fences they changed their mind when they got there. something tells me that if someone wants to ace themselves there are other places to jump in santa barbara than that scenic locale, namely the courthouse, the cliffs in iv, storke tower, the roof of FT. for starters.

    lilian wonders: what are the top music blogs out there right now?

    Soundboard, of course, Pitchfork, Gorilla vs Bear, Brooklyn Vegan, my old kentucky blog, largehearted boy for starters

    anti asserts: will you stil come visit my school and talk about Los Angeles Times stuff? We’re in torrance. And can i still come take a tour of your work?

    do you think you should do a revised 2008 version of “how to blog”?

    What made you start using your twitter account more?

    what band would you be embarrassed to admit you like?

    yes, yes, no its perfect, because after i got my iPhone i was able to use SMS like a man and also because as you can see on the left i can display Twitter beautifully now, Wilson Phillips.

    timmay!!!!! twestions: is kareem leaving the la times?

    will obama end the war in iraq after he becomes president next year?
    how long should we allow him to do so?

    yes, no, we should demand that the president do the will of the people and if the people want the soldiers home the president should do like andre the giant and obey.

    4rilla 4sks: Why are you going to movies with the cougar? You don’t seem all to into her.

    sometimes you take a few days off and youre all, you know that chick isnt so bad, maybe im being too judgmental or picky, maybe im just being a dick. so you go to the movies, dance a little and realize, nope, it aint you. you should trust your instincts more.

    zona begs: can you get mr tickets to Letterman on my birthday?

    no but i can get mrs tickets to Leno. ahahahaha. jk. zona youre the man, no question about it, sadly i have no contacts at Letterman. but it seems to me that if you sent in your ticket request and told them what you do as your career he’d probably hook you up. however if that falls through, i do have a buddy at The Daily Show who might be able to get you in over there, and its a great show.

    photos via raymi le minx