nothing in here is true

  1. Thursday, September 10, 2015

    my computer is decorated by tiny images from shepard fairey 

    nothing in here is  true

    i got a discount code from one of those companies that makes laptop covers

    which are really just huge stickers

    that go over the front of your macbook and i didnt know which one i wanted

    and i had this zip file of all of these obey giant images and posters

    and somehow i just lined them all up in photoshop

    and the company accepted it and there you have it.

    the little sticker you see that says On Central is a blog we had at KPCC

    that was all about central avenue in south LA that used to be the Beale Street of this city

    but has changed a great deal over the years.

    one of the reasons i joined KPCC as their blog editor was because they had a blog about downtown

    and one about south central

    two blogs i was trying to launch at the Times but it never happened.

    life is a very bizarre gumbo pot of weirdness.

    be careful, you might burn your tongue.

  2. Monday, August 31, 2015

    a million years ago today Greg Vaine had an art show 

    portrait by greg vaine

    i wanna do something on Medium. why not.

    im thinking about putting old busblog posts on there. because no one else is.

    i feel like i have 90% crud on this blog, which means 10% is halfway decent so why not repackage it like they do in box sets.

    plus millions of people havent even ever heard of this thing so why not let them see it in a different frame.

    so i was thinking about making a blog that is What Happened Today in the Past on the Busblog.

    so i went back in the archives and the first thing i saw was a link to this photo essay of me chris and jeanine going to Greg’s art show where he had painted, among other things, a bunch of portraits of a few of his friends.

    i was (and am) so honored that he chose me to be one of his subjects. i remember sitting for him for hours as he got my afro just right. then he painted.

    i remember that being a really great day. it was so nice to hang with all of our friends. we’ve known each other for so long, it’s nuts. and theyre all so talented.

    im not sure how medium would take it. old stuff? from a not famous dude? and so much of it is dirty lies? would it work? would it translate?

    shouldnt i just trudge on into the future? shouldnt i try to write smart essays like all the other ppl on that thing?

    who knows. no one knows. the web was just a blank canvas that al gore laid out for us and porn got thrown on there and then ebay and now pretty much anything you ever wanted is on there, but mostly cats.

    time to shave my head and start the work week.

  3. Tuesday, July 21, 2015
  4. Thursday, June 4, 2015
  5. Monday, April 27, 2015

    they called it the bates motel because it’s on sunset and bates 


    ive lived in hollywood a long time and as long as ive been here it’s been abandoned


    in the early days of the abandonment hookers used it as their offices


    later crackheads used it to do their business.


    after a while they boarded it up and it became the home for ghosts and bad memories


    the only time something pleasant happened near it was when the Sunset Junction Street Fair would rock out near it


    but then one thing led to another and greed seeped it followed by a flood of ignorance


    and the Sunset Junction Street Fair ended and the Bates Motel fell into absolute disrepair


    until last week when an artist had a vision to paint it all white


    even the trees. and now so many people have shown up to look at it in awe that theres bad traffic there



  6. Thursday, April 2, 2015

    this is my favorite statue, probably in life 


    ive seen michaelangelos david a few times, plus the one of moses, plus the one of dead jesus in the arms of mary

    all super realistic and great

    ive seen some other sculptures made by fancy people from all around the world

    im well versed. hard to tell, but i am.

    and still i can easily say this is my favorite.

  7. Wednesday, January 7, 2015
  8. Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    might need to do something different over the winter break 


    not sure what it is.

    maybe write.

    maybe not.

    maybe just drive drive drive.

    did that over thanksgiving and all i did was make money and get sore arms.

    maybe redecorate the crib.

    but we are hearing a rock club is opening up next door, which would be horrible

    theres already no parking, now its gonna be loud till 2am

    no one wants that.

    not sure what i can do thats differnt except write a novel.

    or a tell all.

    or a tell nothing.

    id really prefer to write some art.

    art is the only thing that calms the savage beast.

  9. Monday, July 7, 2014
  10. Wednesday, June 18, 2014