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Something Blue

It’s New Year’s Eve in chilly Palm Springs, and right now I’m enjoying the night with loved ones. No whoopee party here. Dinner, listening to old vinyl–each one of us doing their own thing. I opted to plop myself down on the couch and work on some photos rather than watch the ball drop. I […]

Punk In The Park: A Recap

Punk in the Park November 4th and November 5th, 2023 Oak Canyon Park Silverado, California Consider this an overdue recap (with a bunch of righteous photos included) of the third annual Punk In The Park festival that happened last month. The two-day event was held at Oak Canyon Park—a beautifully wooded venue nestled in the […]


Christian Hosoi skates the Vans demo ramp during the Punk In the Park Festival in Silverado, California on November 4, 2023  

Zuma Majesty

Yesterday’s drive up to Malibu proved to be really worthwhile. It had been a while since my face had been sandblasted by Santa Winds with gale-force power. I think the gusts at Zuma were hitting upwards of 55 MPH. Serious wind! I paddled out on my 7′-2″ thruster that had just been dinged minutes before. […]

So Long, Jimmy

Jimmy Buffett and Jane Slagsvol at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles. I was surprised to see him at this event, yet later someone told me he and his wife were regular attendees. While I wouldn’t consider my self a Parrot Head—I loved several of his songs. I saw one of his […]

Project Angel Food’s “Angel Awards” Gala

On September 23, 2023, Project Angel Food’s highly anticipated summer gala, the Angel Awards, returned after a three-year pandemic hiatus, and took place under the stars just outside the agency’s kitchen on Vine Street in Hollywood. The parking lot was transformed from the launch pad of 125,000 meals per month, to one of the most beautiful event […]

The Music of Cream at The Coach House – March 11, 2020

Note: this was the last rock show I saw in 2020. By mid-March, music venues, stores, and pretty much every place of business normally open to the public would be shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Music of Cream originally began in 2017 to commemorate Cream’s 50th anniversary. It went over so well […]

Riki Rachtman’s One-Man Show “One Foot In The Gutter”

Hosting MTV’s “Headbanger’s Ball” and being co-owner of the legendary “Cathouse” rock club in Hollywood are roles that made Riki Rachtman a famous figure in the late 80s and early to mid-90s hard rock and metal scene. In his intriguing one-man show “One Foot In The Gutter,” Rachtman unabashedly shares never-before stories and footage of […]

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