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WTF? A small jet-engine-mimicking, air-cooled motor in a mass-produced Czech vehicle with a pronounced dorsal fin? It’s a car I always wanted to espy in person and heretofore never had until the 5.5.13 car show at Petersen Automotive Museum, Miracle … Continue reading

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R.I.P. stop action maestro, filmmaker Ray Harryhausen. Below, 43 seconds of uncharacteristic cuteness in his oeuvre, an eohippus (hyracotherium) prances to celeste music. Other obituaries recall his horrific monsters, I go straight to the paleolithic horsie… NOTE: link directly back … Continue reading

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Top: Lord and Lady Erroll in Kenya Highlands residence, 1925 with Scottish Deerhound; bottom, 1930s stylin’ in Kenya on the Lake Navaisha shores of the “Djinn Palace” making “white mischief” with a Borzoi, ?, soon to be murdered Lord Erroll … Continue reading

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Photographers whose work I tried to understand from my get go: there’s actually very few of them… (fair usage of samples below) MARIE COSINDAS, below, portrait of author Tom Wolfe, for painterly perfection, commercial photography as fine art photography    … Continue reading

Bauhinia 2013

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The Bauhinia Orchid Tree in our front yard produced its normal abundance of blossoms despite this year’s arid winter. Blooming lasts for at least three months. Happy visitor amidst foliage seen below… Taken from this post:Bauhinia 2013

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Fond as I am of the title tune with its lyrics’ innate simplicity contrasting over the complex Stoogesound, the final two songs, guitar-textured slow ones “Beat That Guy,” and “The Departed,” a military melancolia evolved from “Ron’s Tune” first heard … Continue reading

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Top photo: Sunbeam Imp; below left, beloved of Sarah Palin– a Bristol; right, my brother ogles a woodie sidecar coupled with a Triumph motorbike. April 14, 2013 proved a suitably overcase day to best showcase assorted Britmobiles  in this year’s … Continue reading

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 I don’t display my face on Facebook for reasons of personal irony, but herein and above would be yours truly as of a coupleof days ago in our back yard with my arm andleg on the mend (see prior condition LINK.)Guest … Continue reading

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The Blue-Eyed Devils are an informal supergroup of top tier musicians associated with Unison Music Group (label and studio) which itself associates with Johnny Depp, Cher, Joe Perry, Adam Ant, Motorhead, L.A. Guns, the late Whitney Houston and tons more … Continue reading

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I’m a fan of great silent movies because they’re time machines, letting us watch people like ourselves who, however, lived about 90+ years ago. Haven’t you ever wondered what it would be like to watch your great-grandparents’ world in news … Continue reading

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Andrew Loog Oldham, the manager who famously introduced the Rolling Stones to our known universe gave an articulate talk last night (3.14.13) at Book Soup, Hollywood promoting his third book “Stone Free.” He read a passage from same about the … Continue reading

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The headlines today overflow with news of a newly elected Argentine pontiff, which means a great deal to a great many. While avoiding corrupted religious processes, I nonetheless adore great art and acknowledge much indisputably was created in the name … Continue reading

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Velvet Threads is a worthy vintage clothing and accessories boutique at 3203 Glendale Blvd. in the Atwater Village sector of Los Angeles, open to the public Saturday and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Unlike others in its field, the store … Continue reading

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The day after a “winter” rainstorm remains the only time snow visits the mountain ranges of the Los Angeles basin, and even so it’s all gone by noon of the same day. Here then are rare a.m. views of this … Continue reading

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Light of Day beatific white lighting to suggest redemption/reconciliation, promo shot as featured in some cineaste magazine about production values Another Light of Day promo shot of its fictional band (although the film was in full color)  My photo of … Continue reading