it’s been hot so ive taken it easy

wrote a thing for Setlist today in a little over three hours about a six hour concert

talked with a great guy about charles bukowski for the podcast

drove a bunch last week and hit my goals but i had to work six days to do it because its so hot that i shut it down at around noon bc its weird to have the windows down and the AC on

saw Bodies Bodies Bodies tonight, was good, the ac was broke in the theater but it was fine. movie was good. Solid A-.

a24 is amazing.

so much is going on

we did our two episodes this week

was hard because they are both so good so i always wanna make sure the blog posts are good

those always take forever.

but now just downloaded some professional audio editing software

that wasnt cheap let me tell you mister

so its 1am and im gonna watch youtube videos for the rest of the night

and then trim down wednesdays episode which will be our very special 50th episode

might be a two hour bonanza but i would sure love to get it closer to 90 minutes

we talked about a lot of things tho.

saw dr strange tonight at the americana at brand

the crowd was decent. they didnt clap at all the things they shoulda but they freaked out at the right parts

over all i gave it a C+ because ultimately it was a let down

no spoilers


the goal this week is to do nothing

to truly take a break, driver 8

but it’s tough

yesterday i walked out of two movies bc i was so antsy in my panties

the first was macbeth, and you know me, if you put a brother in a role typically held for white dudes, im in.

but i fell asleep 3x.

i have a rule, if i fall asleep more than 2x im out.

also denzel, too plump and too old to play the warrior king. wtf!

put michael b jordan in that shit.

let him kill ice cube.

its supposed to be the young buck who cant be stopped, listening to his nagging wife about how he should be the king

frances mcdermont is lady mac?


shes not a whiner or a nagger, great actress but what?

put nicki minaj in the role.

they do this thing in AMCs now where they dont tell you any more outside the theaters which movie is inside and when it started. they dont want ppl like me “sneaking” in to movies they didnt pay for.

so you have to do a lot of deducing using the AMC app.

West Side Story was only playing in one theater an it started 11 minutes before i got in there and i got through half of it, but ansel anderhoff is too pretty and you never see why he loves the latin girl

also she should have been played by ariana grande, like wtf.

spielberg painted a pretty picture and rita moreno was really good

but i needed to get the heck out of there

walked out in the cold and drizzle and saw theres a Guisados – I was in Burbank

got the sampler for $10 after tip


perfectly cast.

saw a movie today

my work room

it was a special press screening of the new james bond movie

i hadnt been in a theater in over a year.

totally forgot about half hour into the movie to put my mask back on after eating and drinking

so if i die i loved you all.

thank you to everyone who had been nice to me

for so long id get 40-50 comments per blog post.

thank you to all of you.

thanks to all the teachers.

thanks to the girls who let me

thanks to the girls who didnt

it all worked out.

the movie was good. way better than i expected.

got home, finished tomorrows podcast.

this schedule of two a week is hard.

but not impossible.

at the turn of the century i worked at this place

and one of our clients was MGM and MGM liked me and said you can have any of our DVD titles.

and i dont know if this is still the case, but back then it was pretty slim pickins

so if the richest man in the world wants to pay 2x the price for MGM ($8 billion)

simply so he can get the Apprentice outtakes

and every week embarrass Trump by showing what a

racist sexist baby he is


and accidentally revitalize a once-important studio

i say fuck yeah.

anyways i said gimme a nice little box of katharine hepburn movies

instead they gave me every james bond film

none of which was of any interest to me.

took me a while but i finished Inside Out

hadnt realized how much i forgot about that movie.

halfway through i was getting mad at Sad for fucking everything up and i was seriously wondering why Sadness is even necessary in life, let alone that small control center in the brain.

but of the many things i learned at college, when writing stories there’s a three step process:

introduce lovable characters,
then fuck them over royally
then watch them return to glory

so how can you have that arc if you don’t have sadness and anger and disgust right in the middle of it.

for every peak you need a valley

told all this stuff to my shrink today and she seemed impressed at how much i got out of the film

so how will you use this in your life, she asked me?

i said if i see a pretty girl who looks sad in a picture, i wont try to stand on my head to make her smile, i’ll just think to myself

there’s some good times heading that chick’s way.

today the arclight closed forever

do you know how many dates ive had there

and movies i went there alone

and famous people i saw there and met and talked with?

im trying to write something for medium about it but its all baloney.

do i need to start drinking again?

where is my mojo.

i went a week not being to blog on this blog, how is that possible?

how can i not write about the cubs or hollywood or even this now?

saw sooooo many movies there.


my favorite movie reviewer on YouTube for 2020 is Chris Stuckmann

Here he takes apart the new Wonder Woman movie in a thoughtful, careful, thorough manner.

i suppose it’s why he has over 1.8 million subscribers.

1.8 million subscribers is quadruple what the LA Times’ youtube channel currently has.

the LA Times has a staff of talented, award-winning, super-connected journalists photographers and video experts

and yet one guy in his spare room,

wearing a Blockbuster Video t-shirt laps them.


are they doing everything wrong?

are they not putting their right people in front of the camera?

despite all the “young” people they’ve hired in digital, do they still not get it?

i think the main problem is the Times isn’t really used to paying attention to the audience.

Few newspapers are used to doing that.

Also: audiences change what they want.


heres an uber story you might like

tomorrow im gonna do job #19 of my career… driving for Uber and Lyft.

i could write books about the 5,000 trips i took, the people i met, the stories they told and the things i learned about LA as we drove.

picked up a dude in DTLA at the old American Apparel factories, we headed west and passed Sam’s Hofbrau House.

guy asks, ever been in there?

nope, i said.

why not?

ah, strip clubs seem weird to me in your own town, i explained. i mean look at me. i turned to give him a nice glance at my profile. do i look like i need to go to a bar to hang out with hot babes?

we laughed as we passed by the Pińata District.

he continued, well that strip club is key to the great movie you might have heard of, Pulp Fiction.

oh yeah? I said. who doesn’t love Pulp Fiction.

yeah, he said, rumor has it Quentin was in there one night with some industry types. thinking about using it for one of his films. they got drunk. and when he got home he realized he didn’t have his wallet.

so he retraced his steps and told his assistant to call Sam’s.

so the assistant calls and says, hey do any of you remember seeing Quentin there last night?

whoever is on the other line says, don’t know who you’re talking about but even if i did we don’t divulge our guests. company policy.

the assistant said, fair enough. well he’s my boss and he thinks he left his wallet there.

bartender or whoever asks, can you describe the wallet?

assistant says, it’s very unique. it’s brown and says Bad Mother Fucker on it.

bartender laughs and says, yes we have it, but you need to ask him where he got it because we all want one just like it.

whats interesting about uber and lyft is it was such a fascinating side job and every night i learned something about this city, humanity, life, and myself. some nights i would get home, eat, take a leak and think, i just feel like it’s too dangerous to drive out there tonight. and i’d stay home.

other nights i’d drive until 4am.

soon im gonna pay off a car i never thought id own, a mercedes, and a lot of it was paid by driving people around.

but it was dangerous. my mom didn’t want me to do it. she never wanted me to do it. she was all, youre a grown man. you have a job, why are you doing this?

i said, ma, i love this just as much as being at the oscars. these people are just as interesting. the things i see are as good as any movie. people cry in that backseat, they laugh, they have fights on the phone. they pour their hearts out to me. they tell me stories that when i Google afterward appear nowhere on the web.

why should i read 100 year old novels when life is unfolding every day and night right here in real time?

poor woman, ive put her through so much.

soon im gonna buy her the biggest tv she’s ever seen.


today Black Panther died

he was also Jackie Robinson, James Brown and Thurgood Marshall.

chadwick boseman sure seemed like the most unassuming movie star of them all.

quiet, low-key, reserved.

maybe it was because he had cancer in him for the last four years and maybe he always knew it was going to end in his mid 40s

or maybe he was just the essence of cool.

of all the Avengers was there anyone who walked so softly?

and of all the movies he made, did you ever go into any of them saying, oh yeah this one is going to knock it out of the park?

and yet they all did.

his reward? a couple MTV Movie Awards,  an NAACP Image Award


he got to kiss Lupita

rest in peace my man.

2020 sure is a trip.