Remember how fun it was kicking around that big red ball in elementary school? Adults are reliving that with kickball being all the rage right now. WAKA which is also known as the World Adult Kickball Association has really taken off in the United States over the past few years. The league is in midseason right now but sign up for next season! Check out: http://www.kickball.com/
Reason # 6: I live there! At least come and visit the Rock and Roll house that I live in. Henry Rollins and Lydia Lunch used to live there.
Check out this Japanese fusion restaurant that just opened on La Cienega: http://www.tokyotable.com/
The pricing is decent, the service is fast, and the food is delicious! I give it five stars.
When I was in New York, some friends and I decided to head on over to CBGB's for the night. It was a Friday night and I was hoping for some good bands. With bands like Television, the Ramones, and Blondie that used to play at the club, I thought CBGB's would be the highlight of my trip. I don't have much to say except that I fell asleep with my head passed out on a table, not because I was drunk but because I was bored out of my mind. I guess I expected way too much.
Last night at Subliminal Projects on Wilshire, there was a promotion event announcing the upcoming release of Interpol's album, Antics. The release date is set for September 28, 2004. Shepard Fairy (Obey / Giant) did the posters and prints for the event. There were also ten short films commissioned by the band.
I thought the event was an interesting way to promote the new album. The art was really well done. The films were a little too abstract for my taste. The DJ was pretty good but I wish the floor space had been used as an actual dance floor. Hey, at least the reception had free drinks and the cutest little water bottles and mints.
If you get a chance, go check out the art. It will be up until October 1st.
Great bands- (Pixies, Flaming Lips, Cure, Radiohead, Muse, Moving Units, International (Noise) Conspiracy, lots and lots more.
Not so great weather- It was 113 on Sunday.
The only place there was air conditioning was in the film rooms.
The highlight of my weekend was dancing to Electric Six. They put on one of the best live shows I have ever seen. I have never danced so hard.
Oh and I also had fun living with 21 people in one house all weekend.