Music takes my breath away. That's not an expression. It actually takes my breath away. I've given it a direct line to my beating heart and when I hear a magical song, it feels like my chest is being cracked open -- ice cubes popped quickly out of a plastic freezer tray.
I want to buy a billboard on Sunset. This billboard will have a bunch of babies: Asian, black, white and Latino, all in cute little clothes, with a slogan that says, "Love ALL Your Customers At First Sight."
In this day and age, there is almost a digital buffer between people and the lives we live. Nearly every interaction is filtered through some sort of screen. L.A.-based fine artist Andrea LaHue, or street artist Random Act, uses life to break free from this technology.
Even with my Russian training, I know better than to have more than two shots of vodka at any one time. Give me a third, and inevitably a headache descends. But I swear I didn't have any vodka over the last few days, so why the pounding headache?
L.A. Times' Christopher Hawthorne continued his excellent series on L.A.'s boulevards with a piece on iconic Sunset Blvd. I was surprised that the critic didn't ride and record his observations from the painfully slow Metro # 2 bus.
Last weekend Wendy Ida emailed me that she was going to an event. It being a holiday, I was thinking it'd involve the beach. But no -- Ida was gearing up for a competition, and went on to win two first-place trophies. Ida's 60 years old.