Thursday, July 30, 2015

Today's Happiness Experiment entry - Hollywood

  • Venice
  • Paramount Studios
  • West Hollywood (Canter's)
  • Glendale, Griffith park - Quixote Studios

  1. Attending a read-through of Criminal Minds with Thomas (Gibson) at Quixote Studios
  2. Chatting with Joe Mantegna (Joey Zasa)
  3. Walking around the New York and Chicago sets on Paramount backlot as a tree was driven up the street (thanks to Scott Martin)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry - Hollywood

  • Venice
  • Sunset strip (Chateau Marmont)
  • Burbank (Warner Bros.)

  1. Reunion with Ash BC at Chateau Marmont (respect to John Belushi/Bluto)
  2. Tour of Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank including shades of Blazing Saddles
  3. Visit to BookSoup, Sunset - picking up a thriller for N (plus a book on Laurel Canyon set for me)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

  • Venice - Venice Canals

  1. listening to Strange Days in our Venice apartment on the same street as Jim's place
  2. walking around the Venice Canals in the afternoon
  3. first family breakfast in California 2015 (organicy healthy bakery in in-land Venice)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Today's Happiness Experiment entry - Venice Beach

  • Anaheim
  • LAX
  • Venice

  1. A Doors tribute act (Peace Frog) on Venice Beach with N
  2. A Soul Sacrifice drumming gathering on the beach at Venice at sunset with U
  3. Watching scratching on Venice Beach boardwalk with N

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Creative Accounting #408 - eyebrows

Cara Delevigne in Paper Towns / Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan = eyebrows

California - Today's Happiness Experiment entry

  • Anaheim
  • Newport Beach

  1. Reading To Kill a Mockingbird on Newport Beach at sundown after an evening swim
  2. Watching John Green's Paper Towns in the week of watching John and Hank Green at VidCon 2015
  3. Women of YouTube including Felicia Day's contribution to the Creators Keynotes session at Vidcon and catching up with Rosie & Lex

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Yesterday's Happiness Experiment entry

* Anaheim

Watching AntMan at IMAX cinema

Dozing to Kind of Blue

Listening to interesting stuff at VidCon including Hank Green interviewing Jason Kilar of Vessel

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wednesday's & Thursday's Happiness Experiment entry

  • Hidden Hills
  • LA
  • Anaheim
  1. Meeting the intriguing Olivia (new porn performer)
  2. Reading Simple Twist of Fate in the California sun (in a porn star's home)
  3. Conducting interviews for LA Hardcore

  • Anaheim - VidCon
  1. Dinner with Jody at a par-for-the-course US burger restaurant
  2. Listening to Ze Frank (Buzzfeed Motion Pictures) and a couple of other industry experts at VidCon 2015
  3. Watching all the young folk (some with their parents) having fun around Short Form Video

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Yesterday's HEE - LA 2

Sunset Strip, Beverly Hills - Hidden Hills - House of Blues (shortly to close)

  • A surreal afternoon spent with a porn star
  • Finding good vinyl in a Sunset Strip bookstore - Back in Black and Fine Leaves Left
  • People watching in Beverly Hills culminating with a paparazzi ambush (of Hilary Duff)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Yesterday's & Today's Happiness Experiment entry - LA 1

19/7/15 LHR-LAX, Sunset Marquis

20/7/15 Sunset-Hollywood&Vine, Culver City (YouTube Space), Marina del Rey beach

  • Watching You're The One That I Want from Grease with D aka Sonny Lattiere
  • Watching plane movies - Ex Machina & Kingsman
  • Arriving to find the Sunset Marquis steeped in music, in the footsteps of Joe Strummer

  • smoking on Marina del Rey beach at sunset
  • iced tea at Mel's Diner, off Hollywood Blvd
  • seeing CBGB's bar at YouTube Space

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Barbara Hepworth (Tate)

Tate Britain 17/7/15

Infant *
1929 Burmese wood
Khmer style
Captures baby's arms up
Eyeless face powerful

Ben Nicholson 1933 oil 1933
Picasso Classical

Surgery drawings like Moore's bomb shelters 

Two Forms 1933 alabaster - sensual , truly erotic 

Moholy-Nagy (London)

Epstein - Doves 1914-15
Engraved lines for feet

Sunday, July 05, 2015

All-time best gigs

The Clash / Mikey Dread / Joe Ely
The Electric Ballroom, Camden Town

Van Morrison
Nell's, West Kensington

Michael Franti
Bush Hall, Shepherd's Bush

Bruce Springsteen
RTS Showgrounds, Dublin

Siouxsie & The Banshees / The Cure / Marc Almond
Hammersmith Odeon