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#1442449 Purple?

Posted by hollywood on 29 June 2019 - 06:21 AM

A distant relative is touting the virtues of the Purple Mattress and the Purple Pillow.  Is this a real thing, or just My Pillow to the max?

#1442414 nyc meal planning, second half of august

Posted by hollywood on 28 June 2019 - 05:46 AM

in dc we're hitting the smithsonian museums hard. reserving the zoo for nyc.

Your kids must be incredibly cosmopolitan.  What will become of them?

#1441757 Copenhagen

Posted by hollywood on 08 June 2019 - 10:09 PM

Thank you, Hollywood! Of course I’m on the waitlist for Noma but I’m operating under the assumption I won’t get in :)

Best of luck!

#1441750 Copenhagen

Posted by hollywood on 08 June 2019 - 06:47 PM

The Times recently inferred that if you can't book Noma, Relae is a good consolation prize.

#1441576 Roky Erickson

Posted by hollywood on 03 June 2019 - 04:52 PM

St. John had a bag full of harps that he would choose from to play with just about anyone.  Then, he took the bag to SF to play with Mother Earth.  And the Elevators played a number of concerts in the bay area.

#1441431 The surrealism of everyday life

Posted by hollywood on 27 May 2019 - 04:26 AM

LA has been having these odd cool days puntuated by sprinkles then followed by sunny days.  Very unMaylike.

#1439926 Charles Van Doren

Posted by hollywood on 10 April 2019 - 03:45 PM

He cheated at Twenty-One.  https://variety.com/...dal-1203185698/

#1439152 You know you're getting older when...

Posted by hollywood on 23 March 2019 - 07:12 AM

I'm getting used to it.

#1439147 You know you're getting older when...

Posted by hollywood on 23 March 2019 - 03:49 AM

When friends who appeared healthy for years spend a lot of time talking about their medical conditions, appointments, ailments, procedures, possible outcomes, side effects of medications.  Just pour me a drink.

#1439074 The Rest of Us

Posted by hollywood on 22 March 2019 - 07:00 AM

Seghesio 2016 Sonoma County Zinfandel.  Serious stuff.

#1438429 Luke Perry

Posted by hollywood on 06 March 2019 - 06:31 PM



 i had not previously understood the place of beverly hills 90210 in american culture

Note that Aaron Spelling pioneered the idea of premiering a prime time show in the summer.

#1437877 Gigs

Posted by hollywood on 20 February 2019 - 06:21 PM

Last night I went to the Teragram Ballroom to see the Richard Thompson Electric Trio (which actually has a fourth, a guitar tech, sitting in on about half the numbers played).  I had not been to this small venue previously.  It's a standing room only spot that has a capacity of about 600, it's immaculately clean and it has wonderful acoustics.  Thompson's playing and singing were excellent.  Demographically the crowd skewed older than any rock concert I have ever attended.  It was like a Woodstock reunion without the tie dye.  I doubt there were more than 4 folks under 45 in the room (other than bartenders).  Thompson appreciated this and asked the crowd not to die and to keep on consuming (buying his recordings).

The opener was a young American singer-guitarist named Ryley Walker who showed promise.

#1437318 NFL 2016

Posted by hollywood on 04 February 2019 - 08:11 AM

A good summary.  https://fivethirtyei...uper-bowl-liii/

#1437262 Hipsters and Cultural Diversity

Posted by hollywood on 03 February 2019 - 02:33 AM

Pretty good takeaways.  LA is, despite your misgivings, a city.

#1437205 Hobonichi Techō (ほぼ日手帳)

Posted by hollywood on 31 January 2019 - 08:11 PM

I can't argue your position on meeting notes but isn't your mind cluttered with keeping track of several months of appointments, due dates, reservations et al?

Granted I basically keep this stuff in my head besides a calendar, but I've no doubt your dance-card is much, much fuller than mine.

You have to have some records.  It's embarrassing when someone remembers your birthday and you have no idea when theirs is.