Archive for October, 2009

10 Things I Love About David Bowie

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

(in no particular order) 10. He made a recording of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. 9. He’s married to Iman, who is a supermodel I know only because she was in Star Trek VI. 8. I remember watching The Prestige, thinking “Who is the great actor playing Tesla? […]

Where the Wild Things Are

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are is a movie about a child who wants to be an adult. He feels alone and all we see are his attempts to connect to the people around him, older people. When he turns to his mother, he sees the unease of being a single mother. When he sees his […]

Korea fix

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

I’ve written for the L.A. Times, but never would I have thought I’d be photographed by them. And that’s where the picture above comes from…a photo spread on the famous Kogi Korean taco truck. I remember seeing a lady with an SLR camera milling about, but I didn’t realize she would memorialize me reaching for […]

Wagner meets Radiohead

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Paul Lansky is giving up electronic music. That’s saying something since he was one of its pioneers back in the early 1970s and co-wrote Radiohead’s Idioteque. For background, Idioteque is one of this century’s most iconic, catchy, danceable, rockable, and listenable tunes. Pitchfork just named it #8 on its top 500 of the decade. The […]

The Snobbery of Omission

Friday, October 16th, 2009

In our pop culture, easy access world, snobbery often comes from people who seem to know it all. They’re ahead of the curve. They know cultural references and can recite them verbatim. They enjoy an eclectic variety of arts so you can’t pigeonhole their tastes. And they know what they know is the best, if […]