Thursday, April 28, 2011

Photos from the Marvel Stussy Clothing Launch Party @ Meltdown Comics

I was there dressed as Dr. Strange along with some of my fellow New Avengers... To find out more about the Stussy Marvel line of shirts, click here.



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You Tube Video Of The Day #1: No Love Tender Lost

The internet is a constantly evolving place. Who knows how many things online at the time of these postings will be deleted in the coming years? For that reason, these next few entries may not work as time goes by. Enjoy them now. The first video is a re-working of my favorite Joy Division song...


Friday, April 22, 2011

Shot glass of the day #26: Paris


This is the last shot glass of the day for a while. Hope you enjoyed viewing my collection!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jesse Gets A Great Review

My wife is in Neil LaButte's "Bash: Latterday Plays" in West Hollywood and just got a great review on the TheaterTimes.org website. Click below to read it!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Shot glass of the day #25: Stonehenge


Yes, this was actually bought at Stonehenge. A drink to the druids on 4/20!

A strange day, April 20th... My Grandma Elsie's birthday (RIP), along with Hitler's (no relation). Also the day Jimmy Carter got attacked by a rabbit in 1979 and the Columbine massacre.

Let's hope this year it's a nice one.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Shot glass of the day #23: Colorado


Visited the Fat Tire Brewery while Jesse and I were in Colorado. Highly recommend getting a tour if you should ever find yourself there.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Shot glass of the day #22: Las Vegas


One of the best memories I have of Vegas is seeing The Beatles "Love" show a few days after Jesse and I got married. That and seeing Jane's Addiction the night before they tore down the old Aladdin hotel...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Shot glass of the day #21: West Palm Beach, Florida

Jesse and I drove from Seattle through Oregon to San Francisco and finally back to Los Angeles. That was our road trip. We'd love to do it again some day... Next time maybe we'll see Canada on the way back home.

Speaking of which... The next trip we took was to Calgary, Alberta, Canada for my cousin Aubrey's wedding. For some reason I didn't get the chance to look for a shot glass there...

After that it was West Palm Beach, Florida, where I got to meet Jesse's dad and grandmother. Since our initial visit back in 2004, we try to get to Florida every year around the holidays.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shot glass of the day #19: Montana


I like how the "Dude Shot" is somewhere in the middle... very non-committal. That's like the Dude.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Shot glass of the day #15: Chicago


...and onwards to Illinois.

In Chicago my GPS broke down completely. No reception in the Windy City. Had some time to karaoke there, visit Trader Vic's and go to an industrial club. Lincoln Park was great, despite someone leaving a poop in the elevator in our hotel.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy birthday to Jessica Blair


My amazing, beautiful, creative, determined, effervescent, fantastic, generous, hilarious, iron-willed, joyful, kind, legendary, magnificent, nice, opinionated, persuasive, quick, resourceful, sensual, theatrical, unique, virtuous, wacky, X≥Y, youthful, zigzagging wife and love of my life.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shot glass of the day #13: Philadelphia


Dang! Got one out of order! (This one should have been posted before Ohio.) I forgot about this exquisite shot glass we purchased as we sped through Philly...

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rare Russian Marvel Defenders Magazine

As many of you know, I'm always on the lookout for obscure Dr. Strange items! This is my latest eBay find... A very rare Russian publication focusing on The Hulk, Sub Mariner and Doctor Strange... Marvel's Defenders! Here's the cover and a peek inside:

Cover

2 page Pin-Up

Interior pages

Interior pages


Monday, April 4, 2011

Shot glass of the day #12: Cleveland, Ohio


From NYC we drove through Philadelphia to Ohio, where we stayed long enough in Cleveland to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Worth the visit just for the original Beatles hand written lyrics and Bowie costumes alone...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Shot glass of the day #11: New York City


NYC... Home of Marvel Comics Superheroes and Times Square. The place that brought us Saturday Night Live, Howard Stern, Pop Art and The Ramones. I love New York and want to live there someday.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Shot glass of the day #10: New Jersey


My only regret of the entire road trip I took with my wife Jesse in 2004 is that I didn't find shot glasses in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland or Delaware, which was the route we took up the eastern part of the United States. The highlight of this part of the trip for us was Maryland, where we ate the best crab cakes we have ever tasted (thanks to our hosts the Orsers) and got to see the amazing American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. As for Jersey, it was sadly only a drive through, but was the first state where I could find a shotglass in all that time.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Rare recording of Elvis jamming with The Beatles released!

I've always wished I was a fly on the wall on the legendary night of August 27, 1965 when Brian Epstein and Colonel Tom Parker arranged for the Beatles to meet Elvis Presley at Elvis's Bel Air mansion. (You can read an account of the historical summit here.) It's amazing to me that Priscilla Presley has announced that she has unearthed the actual audio recording of the tail-end of the jam session the King had with the Fab Four! Set to be officially released this summer, the track has leaked on You Tube and is definitely worth a listen. Very catchy and sure to go down in history as a musical treasure for the ages. Click the image below to hear it!