I completely want this poster.
Love, love, love! I registered as a Democrat on my 18th birthday, when I went to renew my Driver’s License, and voted in the 1992 election, giving me the honor of voting for both Bill Clinton and against one of CO’s asinine anti-gay rights laws. I haven’t missed an election since, and my record of rampant liberalism continues. Politics these days makes me cringe with anger and rage (unlike my more militant and protesty youth)but I still listen, and I still vote, and I still remain an advocate for voting with your conscience to make a better world of equality and democracy.
(Source: reneerenay, via meganwest)
Pop Culture Happy Hour - Suspense and Cover Songs -
Thanks to Stitcher, I discovered NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, hosted by Linda Holmes of the Monkey See NPR blog. It’s magical. Ponies and rainbows magical, probably because it’s on my wavelength of hip (not so much so that it’s an irony show, not so little that it’s earnest beyond belief). Also, I generally know what they’re talking about.
This week - suspense, Argo, Hitchcock, cover songs that should really happen, and what makes them happy.
David Boreanaz just found out that you haven’t picked up your copy of Liz Tells Frank What Happened In… the book yet! Which means you don’t know his for-real nickname that all his for-real friends use!
(That’s seriously in the book, along with bullet points on the last six seasons of Bones. Rate/review on Amazon if you get a chance!)
Buy Liz Tells Frank What Happened In. It’s good for your soul! (Unless, like Angel, you misplaced yours).
Westerberg, Stinson reunite for Replacements covers EP
Paul Westerberg has always hinted that if and when the Replacements ever got back together, it would be in some arcane and unpredictable fashion, and that’s exactly what happened last week. Something no one would have foreseen, though, it was for a noble cause.
Per the scoop at RollingStone.com, the band’s frontman reunited in the studio last week with its bassist, Tommy Stinson, to record a limited-edition covers EP that will be sold to help with the medical expenses of one of their former bandmates, Slim Dunlap. The group’s only other living member, drummer Chris Mars, opted not to take part in the proceedings, so local go-to guy Peter Anderson (Polara, Honeydogs, Alison Scott) was recruited to back them in the one-day session, which took place in Minneapolis at Ed Ackerson’s Flowers Studio. Flowers is also the place where Stinson and Westerberg last recorded together – that time with Mars – to craft two “new” songs for a 2006 compilation album.
This time, the gents didn’t play anything original. Per Rolling Stone, they recorded one of Dunlap’s songs, “Busted Up” – a highlight from Slim’s 1993 album “The Old New Me” – plus Hank Williams’ “Lost Highway” and two surprising (but not really) choices: “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from the Broadway musical “Gypsy,” and Gordon Lightfoot’s “I’m Not Sayin’.”
“Tommy and I strapped on guitars, not a word was said, and bang,” Westerberg told the Rolling Stone reporter. “We still rock like murder.”
The EP will be packaged on 10-inch vinyl, and allegedly there will only be 250 copies made – which will all be auctioned off to maximize the payoff. Stay tune for when and where.Dunlap is still recuperating from a severe stroke he suffered in February. Local musicians have pitched in on several benefits for him, and Stinson has reportedly been working with L.A. music guru Joe Henry and former Replacements manager and New West Records vice-president Peter Jesperson on a full benefit/tribute album. As for Mars, he released his first song in 16 years over the summer as a tribute to Dunlap.
via Star Tribune
I don’t have anything original to say beyond hoping this raises a bundle for Slim Dunlap, and that it then gets released for the public to buy and contribute.
Ginormous Los Angeles
Sooo Los Angeles is big…
What a cool info graphic about my city!!
One of the ways in which stories get made.
Hey Tumblr friends, I made this game called Cards Against Humanity and it’s in stock right now.
If experience serves, you have about 2 hours to buy what is unquestionably the best party game on the planet.
Just got one of the last seven copies! PARTY AT MY HOUSE.
I can tell you from experience that this game is ALL THE THINGS! Also, there are instructions for making your own version on the website!
There is no bad here.
Watch out for Sky Pilot Theatre resident playwright Liz Shannon Miller. Her writing is beautifully paced, building a thoroughly believable world in the first act and raising the stakes at a mile a minute in the second act. She keeps the play’s scope small but fleshes out the world so completely that two hours go by in a snap. This is what theater should be—modern, relevant, local, and above all, fun. Hollywood could learn a thing or two about both the heart and the brain of a story from Ms. Miller. —
Lights Off, Eyes Closed at T.U. Studios | LA Theatre Review
Have I mentioned I love my friends?
Farscape: The Complete Skip It/Watch It Guide -
My one true area of expertise.