Remember the old PSA from the late 80s? (THIS IS YOUR BRAIN. THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON DRUGS). Well…
Trust me when I say that you’ll want 2 keep watching thru 2 the end so u can enjoy the totally 80s early-MTV style music video fantasy dance sequence. (OBNOXIOUS BRAG: I put my own costume together for it, as did the lovely Miss Rachael Harris. This brilliant and wack web-series is the brain child of the equally brill-wack Michael Weaver. And his dog.)
PLEASE LIKE PETE’S! (and while you’re there, please LOVE his leopard!)
I have never even bought flowers from this place, or a leopard for that matter (I HATE IT WHEN I FORGET TO SEND MY MOM A LEOPARD ON MOTHER’S DAY!)
But any florist that has a huge, kick-ass leopard in it’s store window gets my “like”…. and HOW! I don’t care WHAT condition his flowers are in— they could be withered, dried-up old weeds for all I care. The leopard more than makes up for ‘em. So go “like” Pete’s Flowers on Facebook, please. Because as bleak as this world may seem, now you can say “Well, I know there’s at least ONE FELLA in the world who gives a sh** enough to put that leopard right there on Sunset Blvd., right next to the Arclight Movie Theater. L.A. can’t be all THAT bad if people like Pete exist.
And if you do actually VISIT Pete’s floral shop, maybe ask him to explain the rather suspicious looking phallic objects close to the leopard’s nether-regions. Are they carrots? Squash? Something battery-operated, may-haps? And if they are indeed carrots, why so close to Larry the Leopard’s “naughty bits?” I have a feeling Larry the Leopard got thrown out of yet ANOTHER museum of natural history for bad behavior.
So many questions for Pete the Florist! So little time!
THE DADDY LOOK (by Cottonhead, circa mid-90’s NYC)
My guitar playing is abysmal, but it sort of suits the sad optimism of the song. :-) This song is from my old band Cottonhead. It was written by Greg Talenfeld, the driving force behind the band. I just learned how to play it on guitar this weekend, so this is a work in progress to help me learn to play it. Please forgive all the clunky, misplaced chords and awkward tempo stops. :-) Gotta start somewhere.
Come on, everybody…. SING ALONG! (here are the lyrics):
Its not unclear that yr unkind Its not unclear that I dont mind
Just one more night and Ill admit yr always right
And the less you say, the more I have to feel.
It’s not unfair that you don’t care You’ve got so many friends out there
That Daddy Look just had me hooked I even tried to learn to cook
And the less you say, the more I have to fear
And its no big news that Ive been screwed This aint the first time I been used
Just one more nite, just one more nite yes I admit yr always right.
Just one more night before I disappear. Love is a blessing Love is good enough.
WESLEY TAYLOR GOES ON A “NETWORK GENERAL”
I did a teensy-weensy part in dreamy Wes Taylor’s (SMASH) video this week- and here it is: Ashley Austin Morris is awesome as the C***, & watch to the end 4 my excellent blackout line!
I know Gadhafi is dead now. But what about his poor Ukrainian private nurse that took care of him for all those many years? She needs a job. Maybe Bashar Al-Assad has need for a private nurse? I bet she knows how to give him “shot” that would make him “not to wake up.”
Dear COTTONHEAD, myyyyyy band (COTTONHEAD),
is suing your ass.
Just kidding. We did our fair share of rocking NYC back in the
“late early-mid 90’s”, but we haven’t had a gig since probably 2005? I randomly stumbled upon a video of this NEW COTTONHEAD in a highschool talent show (I guess). I hope they won, dammit, cuz it does my heart good to know there are still kids out there “giving it to the man” through rock and roll, even if only on a highschool talent show stage. Go get ‘em, NEW COTTONHEAD. You’re way better than NEW COKE®.
(p.s. when the first chords started to play, I freaked, because they sounded eerily similar to ORIGINAL COTTONHEAD’S
world famous (not) hit “HEAR ME OUT”: http://soundcloud.com/marybirdsong/hear-me-out
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE…. HOMS?
Dorothy’s taught us all that there’s no place like home. But what happens when your home is Homs, Syria? Children are not just being killed, but tortured. And with all due respect to Ms. Whitney Houston (may she rest in peace) it is disgusting to me that CNN devoted more time to her death than what is happening in Homs and other parts of the middle east.