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  1. Wednesday, January 2, 2013

    a look back at 2012, the day a spaceship cruised south central 


    the month started off hot, depending on which tv station you were tuned into
    biebs is in town. he lets me borrow his fisker. the kids were mean to him. so i wrote him a post
    totally interviewed fishbone to huge success. no big deal
    a silly thing to say to someone who has control of the chip in yr head.
    have i told you i have the greatest friends, i do.
    the world needs more canada on canada day
    xbi didnt like me revealing this weird little thing they do.
    sass got married in nyc so there
    spaceship + south central + lunch sushi = not a bad day
    Barbasolgate, y’all
    the best way to break the hearts of men
    what my new hero said about carrots
    i wanted to say my mom doesnt even have this number
    some weird history into a bob dylan song you probably dont listen to
    for my bday the xbi jets me to vegas with the clippers and we eat at a buffet
    chopperd back to hollywood and have a surprise dinner with some of my lovely amigos
    tsar played an elementary school’s great pumpkin festival
    nothing will get me to tell you the truth about this night


    terrible storm sandy rips thru the east, one loyal busblog reader is affected
    my fears hardly ever come true but my dreams almost always do
    half day off photo essay down santa monica blvd
    didnt vote for obama, but he won anyway. hope he does what he promised.
    canadian dude pees on his gf’s pregnancy test stick, saves his life
    of course i still love you
    movie review: wreck-it ralph is the second best movie of the year
    kill yr idols
    kubrick was one bad ass white boy
    adios hostess my sweet friend, i miss you more than you’ll ever know
    a day after i ask for the impeachment of obama, he poses for the best pic of the year
    ive had a good life
    are we still pretending we dont know what jonathan gold looks like?
    the only problem with holidays
    how mitt romney can easily become president in 2016
    the story of griffith j griffith, the man who gave LA the biggest city park in the usa
    thanksgiving at karisas, a photo story
    sports reminds us that there are four downs in life, not just three
    put hendrix on the $11 bill
    concert review: no doubt, totally worth the $40 i had to pay
    walked around glendale as they fixed my car


    superheroes are just like us: they hike runyon at sunset
    karisa and i win tickets to aerosmith and cheap trick and a johnny depp concert breaks out
    alie ward took the best picture of the month, maybe year, of LA
    xbi breaks my car, tows me, and bro turns out to be a star
    glenda comes back to america so we go to fred 62
    dude finds $175,000 worth of weed in his empty hot tub, and lives to tell about it
    the obey giant breaks all our holiday hearts
    movie review: end of watch – meh
    threw out my back live tweeting a radio show
    adam sandler steals the 12/12/12 show
    went to my first latka party, then saw tsar at the el cid
    a longtime reader takes a picture of her city to show LA aint the only bad b
    wear cool things on your legs day
    karisa is unimpressed
    madpony turns 30
    what procrastinating Christmas looks like in blog form
    home for the holidays in a snow storm on the best damn airline around
    why the ny daily news should turn it down a smidge
    the reason for the season: family and cake
    shopping with mom in below zero conditions
    i tell my adorable niece a Goldilocks mashup with the chicago bears head coaches
    i give the greatest gifts
    screw you elf on the shelf
    movie review: django unchained is the best film of the year, easily, ask my mom even
    it’s very easy to hate people when traveling
    top 50 songs from 2012 a @rdio playlist of love
    jackie johnson seals the year off with a kiss

  2. a look back at 2012, scream for me long beach 


    the busblog turns 11, it’s time to tell him hes black
    my summer gf, jlo, and i decide to make a soulfood joint called Greasy Trigger Finger
    dereck dye, the music dude from the Daytona Cubs was ejected by the ump for playing Three Blind Mice
    people of the same sex protest Chick-Fil-A by making out in front of the restaurants
    i write a love poem to my new gf named sake
    my mom forgets who my gf is while texting
    public swimming pool, white only
    probably the best picture of me spilling my beer mid-cheese
    what do i want? this: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    earthquake on twitter omg
    why are we here? we’re here to sell out. young.
    Jackie asks: How do you handle people who diss you?
    Tucsonan asks: name your top fourteen non-musicians who died too young
    isnt the blogosphere a sadder place minus the pants?
    glenda flies all the way to america to drink avec moi
    xbi solves my tax problems with no problems
    like life there are no correct answers, just babysteps to sweet treats
    tsar plays a secret show in east LA, photo essay and video bonus
    my overground secret annex vortex study
    i get kidney stones and almost cry
    the dodgers are suddenly awesome
    geoff boucher gives the first tweet that he will soon be leaving the LAT
    say a prayer for jessica
    dude takes shrooms, gets on Price is Right, then has to get interviewed by me
    I like korean men in headbands
    i admit to my huge summer obsession with The Grates
    live blogged a panel discussion about being Muslim in America from the prettiest library in the usa
    tsar releases a new EP, and an excellent video for the new single
    after clint eastwood sets him up, your president types out the best tweet of the year


    hayley got married and tsar played with nerfherder in what i can easily say was the fullest day of the month
    sometimes the words of the prophets are written on the studio walls. sometimes they’re outside.
    ali and i had the hottest jungle curry ever served in thai town that gave us both the most vivid and crazy dreams
    krista, the now super famous judge from Top Chef has a viewing party at the roosevelt
    another shaky shakey earthquake
    everyones always gonna remember the photo of obama getting the bear hug from the pizza man
    but if you ask me, this picture of biden with the motorcycle club was even better
    the sonic youth discography gets rated for posterity by me, who else
    went to venice beach, ran into a fan, bought some tshirts, realized ive always loved venice
    it was marys birthday so we did everything illegally, inappropriately, and immorally. then we ate.
    how to do it right
    jeanine returns to america
    saw the hives at the wiltern with ali. cant wait for them to get over their stagefright.
    danielle came up from san dieger to see sea wolf with me and i met her ma and sis and we noshed.
    no one really tried (and failed) to break into my house through the shower window and then back door.
    aj was in town, emilio was in town, ken layne was in town so os and kim had a dinner party
    emilio and i cruised around hollywood blvd and met all sorts of people. there was a pretty girl contest and a hot dog salesman dope smoking contest being held on the same side of the street.
    met a venice palmreader “i gave her ten and she unfurled her grizzled paw.”
    hey tony, what do i do when people act a fool?

  3. Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    a look back at 2012, the gooey nugat center 


    xbi tries to woo me with lakers playoff tickets and other amenities, but they get punkd
    crazy sad crazy news day
    michele bachmann was a thing for a little while in 2012
    MCA dies, knocking us all off our axis for the rest of the year
    the avengers was meh
    after president obama realizes that the bible was cool with gay marriage he was all oh
    got interviewed in a super long podcast by a polite gentleman
    another boring trip to vegas with karisa poolside at the hard rock
    paid for the trip in 1 hour before 10am
    made a list of wants
    i wanna mend your heart like drake
    why xbi agents wear hats a lot
    kerry wood retires from baseball = we old
    as bukowski said if youre not betting on the ponies you cray g
    30 minute church
    last clipper game with the truest
    krista becomes a judge on top chef masters
    star wars turns 35 years old but time is an illusion master yoda
    my new hot tub of my dreams
    montreal pots and pans protest gets bigger, deffer

    left handed power hitting lead off shortstop


    my niece is awesome. just ask her.
    mad pony marries sir charles in okc
    this is what la kings fans look like and sound like
    this is what its like to wake up to the tv in LA
    drake gets dissed by a billionaire on twitter
    the trees turned blue without you
    mr rogers makes the creepiest video from the grave ever
    frances bean cobain loses her cat zero offers huge reward
    model mayhem: brian presley gets dissed by someone noones heard of, royally
    night jogging in hollywood for the articles
    LAist anniversaries are only important to me 666
    my hero spike jonze borrowed from my heros nwa?
    night jogged again better this time in hollywood at midnight
    remember when things were perfect
    cutest thing in all of santa barbara
    this is not sawara, mssr duchamps
    missed my flight to chicago so went hiking in malibu
    get to see the cubs redsox game in the bleachers of wrigley field. must do this more
    and of course my mom was hilarious about going to the game
    a tour of my xlife in illinois
    prob the best pictures i took all year were of my niece and nephew
    things i wish my nephew would say
    yes jessica takes the best facebook profile pic of me of the year
    black webmaster gets the best interviews outta me
    all the balancers i know are tauruses
    RIP MCA billboards still around LA
    my old friend bob miletta died, possibly of a heart attack
    sass poses for american apparel
    went to chinatown to cover the walmart protest and it was rad and i interviewed tom morello


    pizza abuse on hollywood blvd starts the month
    san diego lets off their whole wad all at once
    after 178 years of “knowing” each other i meet xTx iRl.
    best photoshop of the year
    kiss knowledge brings all the girls to the yard
    baby pandas are cute as hell, who knew
    beat the sun, a photo essay
    former druggie skater now born again preacher blew everyones minds at work
    what closing down kanpai looks like
    danielle and i see sea wolf on the wesssside
    Laker fans are extremely happy that Steve Nash has joined the team
    weekend press conference from the beach
    nerd alert: i won a super tough fantasy baseball league
    but some things pull a switcharoonie
    the best part is when the people ask the questions
    creepiest pre tragedy political poster of the year
    movie review: dark knight rises, thumbs down
    yoga and a hike in hollywood for some reason
    disaster land
    even the laundry hamper has stories
    matt and em celebrate their 15th wedding anny?!?!?
    seriously when can sarah palin take over everything
    the best medley still allowed somehow on youtubes
    pizza cone day at work ends the month

  4. a look back at 2012, the early years 

    the year started off in burbank with unnecessary drama and then a nice hike
    which quickly turned into a solo trip to santa barbara to visit a dear friend in the ICU
    then ashley turned 30 years old, say what
    i used an internet machine from the distant pastfuture
    it told me to live tweet the Golden Globes so i did
    facebook’s timeline layout finally looked good
    my childhood friend Bob took a picture of a dude with a tiny Jager bottle in his earring hole
    loved The Artist, so much
    i thought long and hard on this one
    remember when jillian reynolds still had her job
    remember the kpcc kpfk billboard drama of 2012. omg
    you know what is the most irritating part of YouTube? people who take themselves SOOOOOO seriously that they feel the urge to delete or make private videos that were awesome/lame. this post was fantastic and featured a little girl doing a hardcore song but two of the jobcreators decided to screw everything up. whatevs. WHATEVS I SAY!
    rihanna sits courtyard with a man named steve and i realize i have a new dream in life.
    expectations expectations jetpacks
    remember when karisa was ashamed of her goatee?
    tomdog started blogging at KPCC!

    graffiti creates jobs

    bree wanted to know who everyones first crush was, mines was named kristen
    first great video of 2012 was released: MIA’s “Bad Girls”
    Hollywood turns 125
    casie and i got engaged, nbd while i was live tweeting the Super Bowl. “Super Bowl 46, the year MIA flipped off the World and the game was won with a last minute Butt TD.”
    giselle loses the super bowl again
    its ok to be a leader
    ate a raw quail egg ontop of salmon eggs
    hosted a music panel at kpcc with nicole cifani, todd martens, and dj scott sterling
    oldest man in south central tells all
    does your heart have a VIP section
    i feel like you made a rule against me
    matt good plays the south bay and all couldnta been better
    my isla vista dog texted me
    mos def disses kanye and jayz so hard
    little kids in LA being rad
    waiting for obamacare


    andrew brietbart died at 43 of natural causes
    ken layne sells wonkette to a nice lady
    beverly hills has a cupcake ATM now. so.
    weirdest commercial for cub fans ever pretty much
    a rock takes LA by storm
    tony pierce to the rescue
    concert review: Guns N Roses, hollywood palladium
    kpfk kpcc billboard war gets crazy
    cnn buys mashable for $200 million, so i explain why
    beautiful things in the world
    karisa wants to go to vegas: meh
    someones brother and sister n law come to LA
    i meet a busblog fan on st paddys day and her sister, i think her name was debra
    lottery was $241 million. my plans.
    trayvon martin was killed
    lottery is $290 million now.
    kpcc pledge drive video is super funny. srsly
    cute girls make a Jay Z Kanye reply vid
    xbi sends nicole and i to a fun clipper game with awesome seats
    tony youre old have you learned anything
    one of the few things that was left on my walls after the tornado swept through


    karisa and i go hiking in disco pants
    best commercial of the year so far: chicago vs chicago
    alie and georgia milked cows in dresses and high heels on tv and it was rad
    so many people didnt know that the titanic was real
    Caine’s Arcade hit the web and almost instantly went viral
    a long lost love calls and admits what we all knew
    frances bean cobain feels inclined to publicly say she didnt have relations with her dads former bandmate
    i meet cain days after his story is told around the globe
    LA is pretty even when it rains
    someone wanted me to get them this but i forgot who it was
    dick clark, RIP
    IRS says I owe $7k
    gave a keynote address to old and young journalists, in my pajamas. i may have said, “your music sucks, don’t let your journalism suck too”.
    car chases are the main reasons i still live in LA
    five year birthday on twitter. seems like just yesterday i was saying “i dont get it”.
    are friends people who let you slide, or people who push you
    when can sarah palin rule us all
    somehow i end up on the board of the LA Press Club

  5. Monday, December 31, 2012

    my 50 favorite songs that came out in 2012 


    this year this was the easiest list to make ever.

    every Tuesday i would go through the New Releases on rdio

    and add a bunch of songs to my playlist “Hi, 2012”

    and through the week i would weed out the clinkers and try to replace them with tunes i missed.

    i was pretty good about not missing a Tuesday, cuz its fun.

    so yes, this year was ruled by Nicki Minaj, who to me, was the star of 2012