ive been addicted to mid journey

some nights ill just try to make the weirdest things i can

figuring out how creative and deep and dark and random the computer is

then other nights i try to see how pretty it can be 

i am not a minimalist.

i like lots of crazy things happening all at the same time.

and i like things slightly evil

which midjourney excels at.

more precisely, it seems to love any sort of human sadness or horror.

anger, sorrow, mayhem – that AI gets it

it also loves skeletons


and darkness

i mean i love that so much.

and in so many ways midjourney is an extension of our imagination

but trust me, not even my imagination is that solid.

ive been writing a lot – here’s a summary

A former colleague from the LA Times recommended that I reach out to a friend of his who runs a Green website about electric vehicles. The pay was fine but I don’t have an EV!

No problem for the first story I borrowed my brother’s Kia EV (pictured above) and went hotel hopping around Santa Monica

Cruising in a Kia Niro in Santa Monica

For the next piece I rented a low price LA EV car and tooled around Hollywood including the cemetery and brought along the best Hollywood tour guide Brian Donnelly.

Hollywood Sight-Seeing without the Carbon Footprint

My friend Bree hires me a few times a week to write about concerts and rock history for Setlist.FM. Here’s a few I’ve done for her over the last lil while

Foo Fighters hire former Replacements drummer for replacement for their drummer

34 years ago Metallica rocked the Troubadour in preperation for Monsters of Rock

Beyonce earned $230,000 a minute for this performance in Dubai

The Cure kick off their tour with rarely-played gems

AC/DC hasn’t played their biggest charting single since last century, they should at Power Trip

Janet Jackson starts off tour with a 40-song set



im not feeling myself

ive waited six months to get on some ADHD pills and now that im on them i hate them

they make me jittery and they dont even have speed in them

i am waking up in the middle of the night, im mad at everything

i feel like im on drugs

not fun, happy, natural things that come from the earth

but something sketchy that im forcing myself to tolerate bc i read on reddit they can take up to two months to get used to

it’s been like day three. ive tried them in the day and at night. both are bad.

not sure what to do.


i have like my 4th adhd consultation tomorrow

they make you fill out  a little questionaire the day before the deal.

are you suicidal? do you wanna kill anyone? are you having trouble concentrating?

some wild questions before getting to the matter at hand.

anyways i am a peaceful man i just have a hard time concentrating when i need to do it the most.

so when i was filling it out today i started thinking i dont need any pills. im fine. i get a lot of things done.

but then tonight i realized im really cutting it close with one assignment i have. i just offered up an idea about another piece – much smaller – for bree. and then every monday and tuesday i have issues doing my dumb blog post.

so yes i do need pills because i just wanna be a normal guy who does his work, knocks it out, takes a dump and goes to sleep.

but since when have i ever been normal?

i told a pretty girl the other day that i have her pics all around my apartment. am i insane? how creepy does that sound?

told another i had her picture in my medicine cabinet. i thought that would disturb her. instead she told me about her memory of that day and how she did a lot of new things with me for the first time.

i said what?

she said, getting out of my comfort zone in order to grow as a person.

then she said, having my picture taken and believe I was beautiful.

the devil is working over time in our heads.

convincing knockouts they arent pretty

tricking writers like me into not writing.

then trying to talk my brain out of not pursing the meds they need.

this week is screwed because I LOVE DRIVING SO MUCH and today i couldnt do it bc of the podcast and tomorrow i cant do it because of the writing thing ive gotta do all day

which means i only have three days to make money at driving.

so heres the plan. my goal for those three days is $250 a day. and hit the $230 bonus, so thats not a bad week. plus the writing will get me $600 bc they owe me from last month.

ok whew im glad i wrote that all out. that means i can write tomorrow, take the dr call at noon. then go to the movies, get home, fall asleep early and be up at the crack of the day on friday and knock out 30 rides.

almost every week i get to write about rock shows

thanks to my pal Bree, once or twice a week I get to write about either upcoming rock shows, recent gigs, or in today’s case, a classic show.

Joy Division / New Order were not bands I loved because they were post punk, dreary, with drum machines. But over time I have warmed to them.

Today I was asked to write about their final show which happened on this day in 1980.

One reason I like to write about these shows is because I learn so much. Also because Bree is encouraging and so nice to work with.

Looking at the stats, I’ve done 50 pieces for her.

Recently I did stories about Metallica in Holland, Weezer in Pomona, and Janet Jackson in Florida.

someone told rembrandt the hardest thing to paint are hands

so he made sure those were the best parts of his paintings.

uber dares us every weekend to take 80 trips.

they bribe us with $200 or $170.

this week it was $170, which is a rip off but i look at it as reimbursement for the gas i use.

i did 28 trips on friday, 30 yesterday, so i had to do the rest today.

started off STRONG. 15 trips in 2 1/2 hours. but then they refused to give me any short rides for a long ass time. i went an hour with zero trips as i slunk around highland park, echo park, and silver lake.

when i arrived in hollywood the only trips they gave me were little ones from the hotels to the Hollywood Bowl. Willie Nelson is celebrating his 90th birthday there this weekend with two shows and tons of guests.

typically drivers avoid the Bowl bc traffic is like quicksand over there.

but i needed 5 trips so i said fuckit, since it was still 2 hours before showtime.

these fans were so sweet. mostly southerners who flew out here for the weekend. older. kind.

i did three trips and then the traffic started getting gnarly so i stopped taking them.

ended up driving the prettiest half black girl ive ever seen to a “day party” at the Penthouse club, which it turns out is the old Club Lingerie. damn she was pretty.

final ride was two Black women going to Lucky Strike becuase it was open mic for singing.

got home, did some work on the podcast and if Jordan has this week’s episode ready for me i’ll do that tomorrow, otherwise i may go see a movie. its been a while.

i had such a good weekend driving

but i was sooooo tired yesterday

was it the celebratory burrito i ate? was it im getting old and moldy?

who know, but yesterday i just sat in my bed and tried to relax but i cant relax im always moving

last night i wrote about weezer for bree and that will be up on setlist.fm shortly

now im getting ready to rent an electric car so i can review it for this EV website i already wrote one piece for and now they want more. so thats nice.

my hands are still a little numb. i really need to take another day off of driving but i have to interview Glen at the food bank after i do this EV thing – which is also a tour around Hollywood for an hour with my man Brian.

then i have to get my real car smog checked and get a new registration.


i really should take tomorrow off and maybe i will because my hands really need rest.

drove smartly today

8 hours, $250. only did a few longish rides and those were all under 30 minutes each

and i only drove 100 miles.

could be going to the airport be for the birds?

for the last two days ive been trying to get short rides in order to get this bonus

i need to do 32 rides tomorrow to get it, i feel good bc today i did 28 and the day before i did 29. i just need to get out there by 10am and focus on the shorties. maybe a long one at the end. and stop looking for surges.

i caught a few today. one was worth $14. in the valley. if they continue to reward drivers in the val, you’ll see me out there more. roads are bigger. tons of cut throughs. easier to pick up.

bonded with these columbians

peed at a little league

ate one and a half impossible burgers.

damnit the other half is in the glove box.

went to the dodger game and it made me anti capitalist

everything about it was a feeding frenzy of greed

tickets: $60 each, parking $30 a car, beer $18, hot dog $7, margarita $30.

ads everywhere. pitch clock fully enabled so kids KIDS will get lured in somehow

lured in to what? im fucking old and i cant afford a $30 shitty ass marg at the game – hows a kid gonna do it?

kids get paid like $10 an hour if they’re LUCKY – they gotta work 3 hours just to park at the fucking joint?

todays my day off, i shouldnt be groucy

interviewed a guy today

who when the deal was over and i was putting the mics away

he said i forgot to tell you i cut off my brothers dick

was i nervous about going to this guys house before i got there?


i have had a good life.

this blog only tells a fraction of it.

i have had a fantastic, unbelievable, astonishing at times ride

even now i get paid to drive people around this beautiful city

and sometimes i get to write about rock concerts

i make my own hours, get high every night, and write and write and write.

and when someone brings their dog into my car i tell em we have to take a picture

whats yr dogs name

and i almost always forget.

ive got no right to be scared of shit.