NITE-LIFE NUDGE: Mr. Lif & Perceptionists at the Knitting Factory

January 29th, 2008
Posted by Danno
GOING OUT, IN PRINT (my work in print and online), In Town (Nite-Life Nudge), PORTFOLIO

Do you dig Mr. Lif? I do. He’s in town tomorrow, and I previewed it for the LA Weekly.It reads like this:

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30Mr. Lif & the Perceptionists at the Knitting Factory
If Yo! MTV Raps was filmed on location at Project Blowed (Leimert Park’s weekly cipher), Mr. Lif would make the perfect host or, rather, […]

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HEY JOE’S (PIZZA) PART II (Joe’s in Santa Monica)

January 21st, 2008
Posted by Danno
(not so) Picky Eating

Hey, what better to do on MLK day then to drive to Santa Monica to get some slices? And I’m not talkin’ bout no Wildflour’s hea, I’m talkin’ bout JOE’S PIZZA from the Big Apple! You may have read THIS POST about my adventure to Joe’s on Carmine when I visited NYC this past Christmas. […]

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THE SEARCH IS OVER: Bobby Fischer, dead at 64

January 20th, 2008
Posted by Danno
News Shmooze (pulp patrol), The Yid Kid

He was the Grandmaster Flash of chess (Yeah I know he’s older, but bear with me while I break it down for thekids!), and he was one of the most notorious self-loathing jews the world has ever seen. Sure sure, he was a whiz kid, but he went koo-koo somwhere, and he’ll be remembered as […]

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disco not disco: Post Punk, Electro & Leftfield Disco Classics 1974-1986

January 20th, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, Sonic Smack (retro music review)

Various ArtistsStrutRating: 7/10 

Waay Back when the decade just started, before “electroclash” became the catch-phrase to describe anything danceable, electronic, and a little fucked-up, DJs and artists didn’t exactly know how to categorize some of the more experimental jams coming up from the underground clubs of New York, London, and other metro hubs. Some […]

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Goodnight SCREAM QUEENS, RIP Suzanne Pleshette and Maila Nurmi.

January 19th, 2008
Posted by Danno
News Shmooze (pulp patrol)

I don’t really intend on being mr. obituary man, but I feel the need to note that we lost two ladies of horror recently. Suzanne Pleshette was famous and Maila Nurmi (you know her as Vampira) was more infamous. While she could be seen on reruns almost every night (somwhere, I’m sure) on the Bob […]

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It’s A KISS world, TRUMP just lives in it! or Gene was FIRED from Celeb Apprentice

January 18th, 2008
Posted by Danno
FRAME FETISH (at the movies, on tv, or dvd, or old vhs), News Shmooze (pulp patrol), VIEWS & REVIEWS

Did anyone watch Celebrity Apprentice? I was shocked when Gene got the “You’re fired” from Trump (did you notice that The Donald doesn’t do the the pinch-of-salt gesture when he fires? It’s more of a gun move) last night. NOT! I knew from the previews that it was going to be Gene, but I was […]

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CARL’S JR. founder, Carl N. Karcher, dead at 90.

January 18th, 2008
Posted by Danno
(not so) Picky Eating, News Shmooze (pulp patrol), UPDATES and NEWS

It was a different world when Mr. Karcher opened up some hot dog stands back in 1941. Los Angeles was brewing with action, car culture was about to take over,and he would beat the McDonald brothers to the punch by a couple of years. Carl’s is no McDonald’s as far as volume goes, but combined […]

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THE BEST BBQ CHICKEN LINKS IN LA? I SAY PHILLIPS

January 17th, 2008
Posted by Danno
(not so) Picky Eating

Leimert Park is famous and notorious for two entirely different scenes. The first is the vibrant African American community that surrounds the park with jazz clubs, dance studios, arts & crafts boutiques, and everything else that has prompted declarations of a “Black Renaissance.” The other is an association with a much more gruesome crime scene, […]

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KASH’N IN? P-FUNK DRUMMER, FRANKIE “KASH” WADDY ENDORSES AMERITAGE

January 12th, 2008
Posted by Danno
News Shmooze (pulp patrol)

This one goes out to all my drummer friends. Kash is one of the most sampled drummers in music history, and he’s still giving up the funk for George Clinton and his own band Nu Phound Nation (with Lige Curry on bass and DeWayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight on guitar), as well as getting ready to put […]

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“SHIT I ALMOST THREW OUT! #1″ CD REVIEW: BABY ELEPHANT

January 11th, 2008
Posted by Danno
BANDS & BEATS, Neu Music Review

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