We lose Don Knotts and Darren McGavin over the weekend. It’s not a surprise, really. Knotts was old when I was a kid and McGavin was older than he. I grew up on Andy Griffith and the Herbie movies. As far as I knew, Knotts was like required viewing for every kid. And I’ll always […]
It’s Bring Your Angst and Exhaustion To Work Day today. Don’t forget, everyone. Could be worse, though. McSweeney’s provides a glimpse into a company that learned this the hard way.
Looking over the past several posts (not counting the boring blog-related ones) the casual reader might assume that this is blog about music. It isn’t really. In fact, it isn’t really about anything. It’s just a place for me to write some stuff. ‘Cause that’s what I do. I’m in L.A. because I’m thinking about […]
There’s a great deal of activity outside my little office at Argentum on Sunset and Seward. A little investigation reveals that Spike Lee is shooting a commercial. Craft service is across the street. Actors stand about in the chilly sunshine. Grips and gaffers clatter away beneath my window. A row of dark director’s chairs lines […]
Paris Hilton got mad at us today. Wait, wait, let me preface this: We have a customer up in the Ameoba mezzanine we refer to as Satan. It’s not that he bears any resemblance to or practices anything in the style of the Dark Lord. I mean he can be a pain, and on some […]
Getting back into the swing of things. Might as well talk about music. Valentine’s Day comes and goes this year. I spend the evening at Amoeba with many other single folk. And most of us feign bitterness, but inside we all realize that Valentine’s Day is just a fake holiday, a totally crass commerical ploy […]
Okay, so I’m giving up. With enough time, energy and cups of boiled down espresso I could have been successful at executing a clean port from Blogger to WordPress, but I just don’t have access to those luxuries. Here’s the new HOLLYWOODLAND. Not much different, is it? Well, that was the idea. As I begin […]
Okay, this is getting ridiculous. It’s not that switching to WordPress is difficult in itself. In fact, it’s quite easy. But WordPress saves post URLs differently. A simple import to WordPress would break every single permalink in the site. In other words every link I’ve made to other posts and every link made to posts […]