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  1. monkeymay

    Deadwood

    Really? Why do you think that?
  2. The great Samuel L. Jackson in "Pulp Fiction". Too easy Thunk. No takers on mine? "When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."
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    Deadwood

    I love the actors, the sets, the muck, the story... And I love HBO ON Demand. Jane had the best lines in this week's episode. When asked about her days as a scout riding with Custer, she answers, "Custer was a cunt.' And this one: "Every day takes figurin' out all over again how to fuckin' live." Brilliant.
  4. Now if they could just make vitamin cigarettes I'd be thrilled.
  5. Sweet Smell of Success Valley of the Dolls? Ronnie "T-Man" Barzell Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Russ Meyer "I want a doll! I want a doll!" "The only hit that comes out a Helen Lawson show is Helen Lawson, and that's me baby, remember?" On another note entirely: "When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk."
  6. Liz Taylor to Rock Hudson in "Giant'. I do believe it's c'mon cowboy. As for "I don't go to church anymore.... Jan Sterling to Kirk Douglas in "Ace in the Hole" -wicked, wicked Billy Wilder. Here's one: "I'd hate to take a bite outta you - You're a cookie filled with arsenic". And one of my all time favs: "This is my happening and it freaks me out!"
  7. It's weird how you and I sat across the aisle from each other (unbeknownst to us at the time) and had two entirely different experiences. Maybe cause it was my first meal of the day and I was hungry. Maybe cause I started with oysters and wine for breakfast and that made me happy. My eggs and quiche were great, the cheeses outstanding and it's hard to fuck up a plate of salami. Yes my waiter was young, but he was charming and pulled my cheese plate together, cooled my bottle down quickly and put up with three verbally opinionated persons admirably. I'll give you the room though - we all agree
  8. If you like eating amidst numerous TV screens and blaring music then I guess it's okay for dinner. We ended up eating at the back bar because the area up front was full and the booths were reserved for parties of five or larger. (We were three). I absolutely hate watching sports and tvs in bars make me nuts so this was not an optimum situation for me.
  9. That's usually the problem I have when drinking mescal... altho Rancho, I am usually the one drunkenly serenading...trouble, I tell ya, trouble...
  10. Ah thank you for reminding me! It WAS pineapple I manged to sneak a bite of - truly a fantastic dish. Along with the sweetbreads - two of the best dishes I've tasted this year. One of the things I really like about Alex was the drama and elegance of the room - the space wears itself well without pretension while being extremely comfortable and beautiful and sexy. I loved that I didn't feel like I was in Vegas. It was very self contained and after all the casino madness I liked that very much.We ended up closing the place down and the staff treated us as though we were in our own living room
  11. I just came back from a two day stint in Vegas. I did Burger Bar, Bouchon, Shintaro at the Bellagio and Alex at the Wynn. Burger Bar was mediocre, an overpriced sports bar with uninviting light and a schizophrenic soundtrack, (must I really watch sports and listen to the 80's in order to eat a hamburger?) whose relatively redeeming quality was the cumin scented lamb burger and the surprise white anchovies I received as a side for my Ceasar salad. Three burgers (including the lamb and the anchovy side) Ceasar and three beers about $80. Bouchon for brunch was fabulous. We got up too late f
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    Driving music

    Best heavily stoned driving song:"Kashmir" Best underwater driving song: "She talks in Stereo" The Cars Best wound out of your mind driving song: "Teen Spirit" Nirvana/ Blur "Song 2" Best illicit drug driving song: "Welcome to the Jungle" GNR or Grandmaster Flash "White Lines" Best lowrider cruising music: "Summer" or "Spill the Wine" War I thought that driving the Autobahn would be all Kraftwerk -"Fun, fun, fun on the AutoBahn"?
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    Driving music

    Just got back from a weekend roadtrip to Vegas. Music mix of T-Rex, Arcade Fire, Breeders ("Cannonball" anyone?) DandyWarhols ("Godless" is a divine driving song) Joy Division ("Transmission") and of course King Elvis.
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    Driving music

    "Radar Love" Golden Earring "Rocks Off" Stones Edited to add - "LA Woman" thru Laurel Canyon at 3am in the summertime...
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    Gigs

    The Fall at the Knitting Factory Hollywood May 13. Last time I saw them - Whiskey a Go Go in 1980. Should be really interesting - I can't wait.
  16. Funny, I know of someone who rehabbed here when it was a half-way house. If those walls could talk...
  17. Really hot. I may have to go touch myself or something....
  18. I think it depends on the time and season. I used to go to SF during the late seventies punk scene - the Avengers, Dead Kennedys , Sex Pistols at Winterland. The Cockettes were friends of mine. I always found San Francisco cold and humorless during that period. Everyone was so ridiculously PC and the city always freezing! Recently I have been traveling there for business and pleasure and she seems softer, a little more inviting. But I'm in love, and with someone who's spent a great deal of time there as well, so we've both been seeing SF a little differently. Maybe discovering a city is
  19. Really Holly, you make us sound like we're all barbarians down here. The cops are all my friends. I drink with Capt. Smith all the time
  20. Just came back from a short but glorious visit to SF. When it's on, it's golden. Stayed at the Archbishop's Mansion, a 15 room restored Victorian, overlooking Alamo Square. Each room is named after a different opera. ( We stayed in Tosca.) With Noel Coward's grand piano and crystal chandeliers, it was over the top opulence as only San Francisco can offer. Ate my way thru Swan's Oyster Depot. By the time I finished, there was no food left in the ocean. Vesuvio's for drinks after an afternoon spent at City Lights. Bought a black pearl necklace, a roll of hand made rice paper, and thick red b
  21. At least it dosen't look like the kleenex snot rag that Gehry used as the model for the Disney Hall. "money, money, money, money, money, money" You can smell it just west of Broadway, with occasional whiffs floating by amidst the piss and gas fumes at my end of town. People are out huffing money hard. All this and they still won't give us a downtown residential park ( despite having corraled the homeless majority into the corner of 6th and San Pedro, an area I fondly refer to as the "Ant Farm") - instead we get the new LAPD headquarters! And next to St. Vibiana's Culture Church/
  22. Hey Everyone, I know it's a late posting, but anyone in the LA area (and Holly I hope you can come), we're having a bourbon bash at the Gopher tonite. Meet Jim Beam's Great-Grandson Monday, April 24, 2006, (213) will be hosting a Meet & Greet with Fred Booker Noe, Jim Beam's Great-Grandson, at the Golden Gopher. Fred will be at the bar from 9:30pm - 11:00pm. Knob Creek Drink Specials & give aways, signed bottles avaliable for purchase and Happy Hour all night. Bum Vivant Paul Greenstein ( Radio Ranch Straight Shooters) will be winding his Victrola with C/W Classics and Western S
  23. I so want to go. Am considering flying in just to see this production. Lucky you!
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