As noted in my previous blog post, my first 7-inch record was Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" and my gramma — who just turned 94 — said to me at the time about the cover art: "Why do we have to see her underwear?" (even though we can't see her underwear), and I talk about how I would make up rad dance moves to the song as an 8-year-old.Anyhoo, my friend Sara posted … [Read more...] about Whitney Houston’s 90-Year-Old Fan Has Mad Dance Moves
I can't remember who bought it for me, maybe it was my mom — I have memories of her dancing around our first house, belting out the lyrics to "Cecilia" by Simon & Garfunkel, as it played on our record player. Looking back, I did the same thing with this record. I played "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" over and over again, dancing around the house, making up my own moves, sliding … [Read more...] about My First 7″ Record? Yes, It Was Whitney Houston.
All of the above, that is correct. Spotted this gem in the window of the vintage-y Luxe de Ville boutique in Echo Park, which never seems open, but looks pretty amazing from my drool-soaked sidewalk encampment. … [Read more...] about Picture Frame? Necklace? Secret Ninja Weapon?
See, it does get cold in LA at night, just ask the trees. Hey, I really like those colors, where did you get that?? … [Read more...] about Brrrr, Trees Get Cold Too
Two legends have died in recent days here in LA — artist Mike Kelley and "Soul Train" creator/host Don Cornelius. Since I came to LA from Chicago two months ago, two legendary people, in their own rights, have died from my hometown. The first was artist Lee Groban. The second is a man named John Pennycuff — a gay rights activist, community builder, and all-around nice person and energy-sender. His … [Read more...] about RIP John Pennycuff, Gay Rights Activist and Great Guy