February 25, 2004 at 4:04 pm in Uncategorized
You know, no matter how hard I try, I can’t hate Indie103.1.
I really want to, because I hate Clear Channel so much, but I think their playlist is the best thing to be on LA radio in a decade.
Here are four things I’d do to make it a better station, if I were King of the Universe:
- Get rid of that fucking stoner guy who does the station IDs. Whenever I hear his voice, I want to punch him in the larynx, and stomp on his guts. Besides, isn’t he too busy eating Carl’s Junior to be bothered?
- The live Internet feed is awesome. Mirror it on Shoutcast, so we XMMS weenies can enjoy it.
- Send strippers and scotch to Wil Wheaton once a week.
- Boost the broadcast signal, so people in Pasadena can listen without so much goddamn static.
Don’t get me wrong. $corporate.stuff still sucks more often than not, but every now and then, something corporate comes along (like those soymilk gingerbread lattes at Starbucks) and is not all that bad after all.
But seriously, Indie 103.1, take one of your spiffy stickers, wait until your Station ID guy takes a big bite of his Western Bacon Cheeseburger, and slap it across his stupid mouth. You’ll be doing us all a favor.
February 23, 2004 at 9:59 pm in Uncategorized
Its been awhile since I posted, but I think I’ve got a post that might appeal to a great many of us Angeleno’s: determining who makes the best pizza in East LA. We hosted a pizza party this Saturday, complete with blind taste testing, score forms, and our nerdy asses even created charts and graphs to go along with the results. We geeked out to the fullest so you can pick out a pie without the worry of ordering a dud in a cardboard box.
A major player was missing due to the downpour Saturday night (Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock), but Vito’s, Nicky D’s, Pizza Paul, Palermo’s, Hard Times and Mr. Pizza all delivered a six-shooter of cheesy-sauced dough to our doorstep to get the party started right. When all was said and done, a definite victor came out on top in our blind taste test. Guess who?
February 23, 2004 at 9:35 pm in Uncategorized
My old buddies at the Associated Press are reporting that the glare coming of the new Disney Concert Hall is cooking the neighbors. Some people are complaining of temperature increases of up to 15 degrees. It looks like the problem is that on some places, a super reflective polished metal was used rather than the duller, brushed steel that is used on most of the building. This kinds turns the building into an oven.
Before concert hall officials recently ordered a temporary fix, reflections from Frank Gehry’s $274 million architectural landmark, which opened in October, hit Jaqueline Lagrone just as she arrived home for lunch.
“You couldn’t even see and then the furniture would get really hot,” said Lagrone, 42, whose unit faces the new hall. “You would have to literally close the drapes and you’d still feel warmth in the house. You would have the air conditioning on all the time.”
February 23, 2004 at 9:23 pm in Uncategorized
Tomorrow night, there’s a new show premiering that’s probably worth checking out.
It’s called DVDevious: The Improvised DVD.
I know one of the cast members from ACME and Liquid Radio, and if the rest of the performers are as good at improv as she is, it should be a really good time.
Show starts at 8, at The National Comedy Theatre in Hollywood.
Tickets can be purchased online at the DVDevious website.
February 22, 2004 at 7:34 pm in Uncategorized
This is on Craigslist right now. It’s a hilarious stab at all those assholes who don’t take owning their pets seriously and offer them for free (or sometimes threaten to talk them to the pound) because they are moving or the dog/cat has some annoying habit.
“Six-year-old male human being, free to a good home. I am moving, and just can’t take him with me. He is very good-natured, laughs and plays a lot, and gets along with other children very well. I don’t want to euthanize him, but will have to if nobody takes him before next Tuesday…”
February 21, 2004 at 7:20 pm in Uncategorized
Every geek in LA must start using Courier & Chives! We had the guide dropped onto our doorstep last week and finally decided to give them a go ten minutes ago. In a word: AMAZING! “Whatever” you wanna eat, you can order it online and have it delivered to your house in about an hour (or at a future time). Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Indian, American, Japanese, etc. Site navigation was simple, the process was straightforward, and taste selection was most impressive. Oh, man… this is just too cool for words. And here’s another money-saving secret: remember to apply the ‘free delivery’ coupon before finalizing your order. Minutes later, you’ll receive a verification phone call from the order-taking center – fast, fast, fast. I’ve never seen or used a service like this, but I already can’t wait to do it again! Why can’t more businesses be THIS Internet-friendly?! What else have I been missing out on?!
February 21, 2004 at 5:31 pm in Uncategorized
If you bought guacamole at Trader Joes or Whole Foods on or after Feb 13 in Torrance or Los Angeles, eating it probably isn’t such a hot idea. Unless of course food poisoning sounds like a good time to you, then by all means, chow down.
“A company that supplies guacamole to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s markets is recalling the chip dips to stores in southern California, Arizona and Nevada because they are potentially contaminated with a food pathogen that could cause illnesses…
“…is a common organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly or others with a weakened immune system. Healthy people might suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, sever headache, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.”
February 21, 2004 at 5:03 pm in Uncategorized
There’s a very interesting discussion brewing in the comments on this art.blogging.la post. It started off talking about how some galleries have pricelists available, and some hide that info, and has turned into a much more sociological discussion about first impressions, sizing people up, and who decides who’s worth talking to. Anyone who has ever walked into an art gallery, store, or restraunt and gotten that instant “out of place” feeling should check this out.
(I’m turning off comments here to encourage them there)
February 20, 2004 at 8:44 pm in Uncategorized
I’ve been noticing that eating has changed. I went to lunch today, and these two fat woman ordered chicken salads. Between talking about how their company was recently purchased and subsequently lowered all salaries, they were talking about going on Atkins. They were excited, but somewhat worried because one of them “heard it can cause heart problems.” I was thinking the extra 100 pounds she was carrying should be a bigger worry for her, but whatever. Then the other woman dropped all kinds of science and they were on their way. I don’t know, I guess my point is that science always wins and people are annoying.