I haven’t bartended in fifteen years. It wasn’t the happiest experience when I did. Last night I was back at it. The Skylark’s not the Blue Light and I’m not the same guy I was all those years ago either. It was busy enough, with Memorial Day today, that I didn’t have much time to rest.Continue reading “Bartender”
Monthly Archives: May 2016
Panoply of Portraits
My portrait show opens at Rogers Park Social in August so I’ve been busy making sure the walls won’t look bare. Published this week: reviews of a documentary about David Hockney, a first-hand history of the LA punk scene, and a book trying to unravel truth from fiction in the life of world-class character Joe Gould.
Oak Lawn Califone
On Friday the 13th I rented a Zipcar and drove to Oak Lawn to see Califone play in someone’s living room. Getting there entailed going through Beverly, where I lived for three years. Thinking about that time as I drove lent a sadness to the trip, but it probably wasn’t the worst state of mindContinue reading “Oak Lawn Califone”