going to bed at 6am, waking up at 1pm has its disadvantages

you can do it but im making due.

last night hayley and joaquin reopened one of the best bars in LA,

Little Joy.

ive been taking the bus places. bringing it back to old school busblogging.

ive noticed on the busses that some gentlemen call themselves “my nigga”

some pepper their speech with heavy doses of the phrase as they’re talking with their cohort.

it fascinates me.

taking the bus from hollywood to echo park isn’t hard if you have the “Go Metro iphone app

because the 2 Sunset only runs like every half hour at night.

the app tells you to the minute when the bus will be there.

one thing i noticed last night was its no longer 75 cents to ride after 9pm

it’s now full fare.

if i was either Wendy Gruel or Eric Garcetti (one of whom will be LA’s next mayor)

i would propose that all public transportation after 9pm is fifty cents.

it would reduce drunk drivers on the roads and it get people in the habit of using public transportation.

i can understand why people want to drive to work: you have to be there at a precise time, you might have your laptop with you, you like to drink coffee on your commute, etc.

but at night riding at least to the venue in the bus allows you to avoid parking fees, it lets you drink as much as you want, and you dont have to worry about traffic.

also taking the bus to a nice bar at night reminds me of being in frisco

but better.

award winning afternoon in north hollywood

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took the subway out to north hollywood today because i had nothing else to do

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NoHo has nothing better to do either so it was a perfect match

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didnt realize why so many kids were on the subway till someone told me happy good friday g

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north hollywood is the home of where they dont kill insects, they just bus them to the wessside

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they’re super dooper hippies out there, you can tell from their trash cans

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NoHo is also the home of more freaky mannequins per square inch

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and also, best tribute to richard pryor per square inch

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and also best place to get your ear cleaned

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and also best statue of johnny carson – which is weird cuz its so short

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the tribute to jim henson is way better, but maybe thats cuz hes more beloved?

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NoHo is also home for the best tribute to one of the last great video stores (for adults)

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which is why i ate some fried chicken across the street (because thats where the chickens crossed the road)

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i can’t believe they show the Room in NoHo here, still, omg

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shoutout to all the people who love the LA River.

in this week’s Time there’s an interview with Tommy Stinson

the replacements let it be outtake

Here are a few segments from the interview conducted by Jim Walsh, of Minnesota’s City Pages

Time:  I understand you’re in the Middle East?

Tommy Stinson: Yeah, Abu Dhabi.

What are you doing there?

I have no f—ing clue. We have a show here.

It’s hard to imagine Guns N’ Roses in Abu Dhabi. How are you received there?

Surprisingly well, actually. We played here five years ago and we did good. We played in front of something like 35,000 people. It was part of the F1 series that was going. We do good. It’s weird. Every time I think we’re going to the weirdest place possible, we end up going somewhere even weirder. We’re going to Beirut. There’s a civil war happening, I think. Our gig is already hotly protested. I’m looking forward to it not really at all.

– – –

Every time you or Paul mentions in an interview that you might get the Replacements back together, your fans go nuts. Do you really think it will happen?

I think if we think we’re having fun and it made sense and the music we were making was fun, we would do it. If it became too much of a nightmare, we wouldn’t. We want to enjoy ourselves, make some people happy, do our bit — not make a nightmare. Paul has more at stake, as he has more real feelings about it. He’s more reticent. He’s a singer. He doesn’t want to go out and compete with his 25-year old self. He’s 50. But if he could go out and have fun without the pressures and personal demons of competing with himself, I think he would.

– – –

Is that the craziest thing you guys ever did?

God, no.

What was?

One time, Paul and I had a cab driver drive us backwards all the way to this bar Small’s, which was on Gower and Melrose. He actually did it! All the way. Three miles. We told him we’d give him an extra hundred bucks if he would do it, and he and went in reverse the whole way.

 

had two good meetings yesterday

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both with nice people who sure seem to believe in me right now a lot more than i believe in myself.

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both gentlemen asking “when will you let the world have full unadulterated tony pierce minus The Man”?

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but i have no problems with The Man. and theres problems no matter what you do. ask Moses.

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plus i dont want very much out of life. just everything.

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like drive ins in unusual areas around the city. i love drive ins.

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id also like to start a competitive sitting league. you know, for the kids.

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id also like to start a hobby where we go around town restoring torn stickers and handbills

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i’d also like to put nice things in foreign languages on signs like “no one ever died herrre”

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ive started watching Nardwaur interviews for hours in the middle of the night. the man is a genius.

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and after his interview with Kreayshawn, i then watched everything she’s ever done.

yesterday he posted his SXSW interview with Haim who i’d never seen interviewed before. how sweet!

tom waits hold on from mule variations

They hung a sign up in our town
“If you live it up, you won’t live it down”
So she left Monte Rio, son
Just like a bullet leaves a gun
With her charcoal eyes and Monroe hips
She went and took that California trip
Oh, the moon was gold, her hair like wind
Said, ‘Don’t look back, just come on, Jim’

Oh, you got to hold on, hold on
You gotta hold on
Take my hand, I’m standing right here
You gotta hold on

Well, he gave her a dimestore watch
And a ring made from a spoon
Everyone’s looking for someone to blame

When you share my bed, you share my name
Well, go ahead and call the cops
You don’t meet nice girls in coffee shops
She said, ‘Baby, I still love you’
Sometimes there’s nothin’ left to do

Oh, but you got to hold on, hold on
Babe, you gotta hold on
And take my hand, I’m standing right here
You gotta hold on

Well, God bless your crooked little heart
St. Louis got the best of me
I miss your broken China voice
How I wish you were still here with me
Oh, you build it up, you wreck it down
Then you burn your mansion to the ground
Oh, there’s nothing left to keep you here
But when you’re falling behind in this big blue world

Oh, you’ve got to hold on, hold on
Babe, you gotta hold on
Take my hand, I’m standing right here
You gotta hold on

Down by the Riverside motel
It’s 10 below and falling
By a 99 cent store
She closed her eyes and started swaying
But it’s so hard to dance that way
When it’s cold and there’s no music
Oh, your old hometown’s so far away
But inside your head there’s a record that’s playing

A song called ‘Hold On’, hold on
Babe, you gotta hold on
Take my hand, I’m standing right there
You gotta hold on

You gotta hold on, hold on
Babe, you gotta hold on
Take my hand, I’m standing right there
You gotta hold on

You gotta hold on, hold on
Babe, you gotta hold on
And take my hand, I’m standing right here
You gotta hold on