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…at the Troubadour. I wrote about the show for “OC Weekly” right here.
Here’s a video someone shot of his opening number “The Ring”:
And this performance of the title track from his upcoming album “Compass”:
And here are a handful of crappy photos I shot with my phone:
Don’t you love it when they misspell the headliner’s name on the marquee?
Never too old for a live show,
But, oh man, do I hope it is:
I just had two new pieces published over at “OC Weekly.”
The first is a review of “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” It’s called “The Ten Worst Things About The New ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ (Out of 100).” Dig it!
I also wrote a piece called “Five Songs That Should Be On ‘The Human Centipede’ Soundtrack.” Give it a read and listen to five awesome songs along the way.
Paying bills… almost,
…and I have to admit that I really dig his work.
Hewitt recently self-published a mini art book of monkeys and apes! Each book is only $7 (shipping included) and comes with a signed original sketch inside!
For a few bucks more ($20) you can get your hands on the book and an original page of art from the book! (Hewitt was also offering four wooden monkey sculptures for $50 but they sold out!)
Click here to learn more about Hewitt, monkeys, apes and art.
Hey, hey, we’re the monkeys,
…two three-day weekends to be exact, so we thought we’d take a couple of short road trips. We had two separate destinations in mind: The Grand Canyon and Tombstone; two awesome ideas for quick little getaways.
And then we realized that both destinations are located in the state of Arizona. If you remember, late last week Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed a racist bill into state law. Click here to learn more.
In protest of this bill several cities and states have launched boycotts against the state of Arizona, encouraging citizens not to spend one penny in the state until the bill is killed. And so, instead of the Grand Canyon and Tombstone, Kathy and I will be heading to Napa Valley and Catalina Island.
If you’re not from Arizona but have the potential to spend money within the state, don’t. If you’re from Arizona and think this bill is an atrocity, write Governor Brewer and let her know:
The Dishonorable Jan Brewer
Governor of Arizona
1700 West Washington
Or call her:
Telephone (602) 542-4331
Toll Free (800) 253-0883
Or fax her:
Fax (602) 542-1381
Or email her by clicking here.
Putting Arizona in a fiscal choke hold,
The bill–which essentially gives police carte blanche to do as they will with non-citizens (to be read: “Mexicans”)–requires local police officers to question people about their immigration status, allows lawsuits against government agencies that hinder enforcement of immigration laws, and makes it illegal to hire illegal immigrants for day labor.
In related news, Brewer’s maid, landscaper, nanny, chef, chauffeur, pool boy, masseuse, personal assistant and secretary mysteriously disappeared late Friday.