Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

FAUST (1971, rare footage documentary)

i love them. no vinyl to be found ANYWHERE>>>>>
out of print. swap meets here i come....for realz.


friday, february 1, 2008
blue cafe
long beach
i don't know how much or what the address is. YOU look it up. i'll see you there.


RIP Dane Williams
i didn't know this guy but he's connected with friends of mine. walking out of a bar late night with a couple drinks under your belt can easily lead to trouble on so many levels. in this case it looks like murder. the full story isn't out yet, but odds are he was robbed and killed. how fast something like this can happen and how fast your life and all of those around you can change. my heart goes out to his family and friends.

Monday, January 28, 2008

back to staples

LA Clippers vs. Atlanta Hawks 7:30pm
after my crazy lakers night with H del V 2 wks ago, i'm now venturing back to where it all started. staples center. this time it will be for a clippers game and my partner in crime will be waiting for me safely at home. courtside seats do i get so lucky?!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

alex steinweiss show

art show was REALLY cool. well worth checking out. i might even go back to get a closer look. it was pretty packed tonight. yeah for LP's.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

tag this too...

Not only is the album art show going on, but this exhibit is opening saturday too!! Right in the same building. Stoked. Going to be a good Saturday.
print is small on this so here's the deets....

WHERE: Robert Berman Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave, D5, Santa Monica
WHEN: opens 6-10 pm this saturday, ends Feb. 12
PRICE: free

album art


Before Alex Steinweiss invented the album cover in 1938, at the age of 23, all albums came in plain brown wrappers. Steinweiss’s idea to create a package that had something visual on the outside to lure the consumer was a huge success.
That simple idea revolutionized the record business and spawned an entire new field of illustration – album cover art – that is now inseparable from the product it announces. Steinweiss’s covers are still regarded as icons of the genre. He designed them as miniature posters, with eye-catching graphics, distinctive and vivid colors, and creative, original typography. He was an accomplished illustrator, and he incorporated original artwork into most of his pieces. The Steinwiess style went hand in hand with the golden age of jazz, classical, and popular music.

As an addition to a show of Steinweiss’s work there will be a tribute show paying homage to his unprecedented contribution to album cover art. Steinweiss is 90 years old this year and this tribute is long over due.

January 19th 2008, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Gallery C2
In the Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, C2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

The Steinweiss exhibition will feature 100 of his original cover designs, plus 50 original ‘tribute works, created specifically for this show. Artists that are honoring Steinweiss include: Raymond Pettibon, Shag, Ron English, Victor Gastelum, and Clive Barker. The featured artists have created album covers for a wide range of musicians, including Black Flag, Sonic Youth, Dixie Chicks, Goo Goo Dolls and Supertramp.


Clive Barker
Bill Barminski
Gary Baseman
Gomez Bueno
Richard Duardo
Victor Gastelum
Raymond Pettibon
Winston Smith
Craig Stecyk

And many more…

For More Information the website...lots of cool pics

Saturday, January 12, 2008


the LA zoo was a trip today. i saw good things, sad things and more kids than i've seen in a long time. i'm on a movement to get these animals bigger cages!! and speaking of big.....

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


going to be down in SD sunday-tuesday for work. busy, yet lots o party too. tradeshows can be nutso. cocktail party sunday @ the W. i'll be dj'ing. hopefully monday will be chill for my hangover.