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Blond-pocalypse, Now

February 20, 2007 by

Like a precisely-crafted series of bank shots in the Cosmic Karmic Game of Billiards, three blond (and joyously less-than-gifted intelligence-wise) young women have gone upside-down in one way or another these last few weeks. Paris Hilton gets in first by exposing every filthy aspect of her life (from the anus to the herpes) by failing […]


Brush with Greatness #4

February 11, 2007 by

We’re getting to be regulars at McCabe’s Guitar Shop this year – first the Ditty Bops, then Loudon Wainwright III, and tonight for Kristin’s birthday, we enjoyed one of her all-time favorites: Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen. On near-constant rotation on the iPod in her car are Hillman’s 1982 Morning Sky and 1984 Desert Rose […]


Wookiee Monster

February 3, 2007 by

There’s a story in the L.A. Times today about a Hollywood street performer who, dressed as Chewbacca, harrassed some Japanese tourists and then head-butted their tour guide. I can’t make this up: Guide Brian Sapir said that when he asked the performer not to touch the visitors, Young became angry. “You could see in his […]


Then the voice hits you: ringing from the back of her throat like hot magenta mercury, a holler straight out of the past I thought was gone.