tomdog (aka Tom Lewis) and i go all the way back to Isla Vista back in the day.
he played bass in one of my favorite local bands, Rogue Cheddar.
when i was at Buzznet, he became a star of the photo sharing site, even creating a mini-meme “the tomdog bug” where you lay on the ground sideways and look at the camera as if youre dead.
maybe you had to be there, but trust me, tons of people even dogs and kids followed tomdog’s lead.
in 2006 i asked him if he would be interested in writing about television for LAist as i was its new editor.
not only did he write, he also interviewed stars on the red carpet, but talked with musicians, directors, and comedians from coast to coast under the moniker, The TV Junkie.
tomdog blogged that bad boy nearly every day on LAist for nearly 6 years.
it is my great joy to announce that today the TV Junkie has moved to KPCC and tom kicks this things off nicely with an insightful interview with Michael Cudlitz of SouthLAnd. yes!
found myself in a community center last night.
first time id been in a community center in quite a while.
saw a few homeless people in there.
there were all these loaves of bread on a table, i suspect for the poor.
there was also a group of senior citizens reading something.
and in a separate room there appeared to be a 12 step program going on.
out front there was a tv on and two gentlemen watching the Clippers pre game show
meanwhile there was another room for playing pool.
nobody was playing pool, but one guy was in there eating bread
next to a chalk board that said
good players / really bad players
in our room there were dozens of people signing up for a softball league.
the community was really truly absolutely in that center.
i didnt wanna leave.
people say this and that about California, especially southern california
but ive noticed that most places are pretty much the same:
7-11s, mcdonalds, grocery stores
and people just trying to make it
trying to get it together or keep it together.
most of them are nice.
the others, the bible says love em too.
why not says john the baptist.
with his hair shirt
shufflin before his crazy head gets chopped off.
Jesus totally super loved john the baptist
and that didnt end all that well
unless you dont believe that thats when it really ended.