“This was never wet before”

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A random benefit from last month’s earthquake in Napa Valley? Water. Lots of it. Seems all that shaking in the earth opened up fissures in the rocks that have allowed massive deposits of groundwater to reach the surface, turning once parched land into pockets of green. At one creek north of Vallejo, an estimated 200,000 gallons of water are flowing daily down the tiny waterway into the bay. Like all good earthly things though, the surplus is bound to stop. As one hydrogeologist said: “There is only so much water in there. As the water table lowers, the water flow diminishes. It’s like a bank account. You’ve just reached into the bank account and borrowed some money, but the spending spree will eventually end.”

Picture of the Day & The Weekly Round-Up

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William Klein

Last Week…

We rapped with Scott Caan

We learned about the Mexican Mole Lizard

We interviewed Jonathan Leder about his new film Promiscuities

We peeped some Larry David socks

and

Alexis Ren was our Muse

Sound Advice 210: Wayne White

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We are pleased to present our 210th installment of Sound Advice featuring music selections from Wayne White. As one of the more creative human beings in the world, Wayne lives and works in Los Angeles as an “artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer, and much, much more.” He opens a new show, Invisible Ruler, at Joshua Liner Gallery this Thursday, September 11th.
 
Sound Advice 210

01. Ragged But Right by George Jones
02. Portland by The Replacements
03. Brown Sugar by Rolling Stones
04. Determination by Todd Rundgren
05. A-11 by Johnny Paycheck
06. Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? by Waylon Jennings
07. September Gurls by Big Star
08. PowderFinger by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
09. The Window Up Above by George Jones
10. Tramp by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
11. Something to Brag About by George Jones & Tammy Wynette
12. Make a Little Love by Lowell Fulsom
13. Little Sister by Elvis Presley
14. Have You Been Making Out OK? by Al Green
15. When I Stop Dreaming by Louvin Brothers
16. Going All the Way by The Squires
17. Strokes by Hard to Explain
18. A Fool in Love by Ike & Tina
 
Download Sound Advice 210 Now!
 

Because Knowing 21st Century Weather Patterns, You’ll Be Able to Drink Like It’s Summer until at Least Mid-October

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John Daly’s Revival
 
Ingredients

1 1/2 oz Aviation American Gin
3/4 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
2 quater slices Peach
6 leaves Mint
3/4 oz Honey syrup*
2 oz Aldagio Organic Black Tea
 
Preparation

In a pint glass, lightly muddle peach and mint
Add spirits & mixers (through honey syrup)
Fill with ice & shake vigorously for 30 seconds
Fine strain into an ice filled highball glass
Top with black tea
Garnish with a mint tip

*To make honey syrup; combine equal parts honey to heated water and stir until honey is dissolved, let cool
 

Lunchtime Laughter

I tried to find a supercut containing Joan Rivers’ greatest disses, but sadly it does not exist. So you’ll have to make due with this clip from 2002 where she jokes about old age. Joan Rivers was a fearless lady, and one of the last public figures to be given the freedom to shit on those who needed to be shat on. With her passing at the age of 81, the world is now a safer place for celebrities… and that’s not necessarily a fun thing. She will be missed.

Openings & Parties: Promiscuities

This past Wednesday we co-hosted a party at Le Baron with Selectism for Jonathan Leder’s new film Promiscuities, starring Amy Hood. As one would expect with a sexy film, the crowd that gathered at the downtown club was nothing short of stunning.

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni

Nu Liife

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Today we celebrate one year of Nu Liife, 52 comics in all. Big thanks to Andrew Jeffrey Wright / @ajw4ever for making it happen week after week with his one-of-a-kind humor!

Got That Water, Man

AI WEIWEI (艾未未) stars in THE SAND STORM (沙尘暴), a “low-fi sci-fi” short set in the future in a dusty-ass China.

Linked Out

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Every week Chris Black uses his superior internet reading abilities to provide you with a list of links to things that you’re bound to find interesting
 

Texting Anxiety Caused by Little Bubbles

Rise of the Hipster Capitalist

Driving the Los Angeles Gallery Scene

This Chemical Critic Was Given Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Drugs For Free

How the Internet Saved Handmade Goods

David Lynch’s Doughnut Obsession

When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?

The Art Of Spam

So You Want to Be a Food Writer

The Risks of Digital Film Preservation
 

— Chris Black / @donetodeath

Friday’s Vault

Mike Carroll in Plan B’s Questionable (1992)

Bob Hurley: Surfer, Shaper, Founder of Hurley

Seems like a really good dude

Holdouts

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Respect to those people who refuse to move

The 1992 Equivalent of a Carl’s Jr. Commercial

Supermodels of the time Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, and Kate Moss hawk the 1992 Vauxhall Corsa in this ad inspired by Tim Burton’s Batman Returns.

Pretty Sure This Is About As Much Fashion Week As You’ll Get Out of Us

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To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld, the Bakersfield Condors—Minor League Hockey team and affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers—will be wearing special puffy shirt inspired jerseys for one night only on November 16th.

Blue Dream

This web series from Alex Goldberg and Steven Brahms is the best thing we’ve ever watched with a weed smoking alien. Yes, even better than Paul.

Here’s the premise:

The year is unknown and the human race is virtually extinct. 5 years ago the last human escaped from Earth before it exploded. He crash landed on Blue Dream, one of the marijuana obsessed planets in the galaxy of Sinsimilla-8. Suffering from acute amnesia he remembers little of life on Earth. In an effort to jog his memories of the human experience, he has been teamed with an alien scientist who specializes in memory retrieval.

Now watch it in reverse

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No Chance to Fail Them in Geometry

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Johns Hopkins University’s newest professor is one Thomas Dolby, who will no doubt be blinding his 12 students with marketing science in the class “Sound on Film.” “School administrators can hardly believe they’ve landed a bona fide rock-star professor,” while students are still trying to figure out who he is…

More Art Shows Should Have T-Shirts

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The Satan Ceramics Tee by Tom Sachs for the upcoming group show “Satan Ceramics”

Yoooo @dominos

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Twitter customer of the year

Lunchtime Laughter

Some old Norm MacDonald stand-up

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