EVENTS: Etta James

In 1961, I was 6 and remember being drawn to a new song with piano triplets on my transistor radio. This was Etta James, and she unhinged me with her first two climbing notes, “At laaaaaaaaaaaast.”

Those two notes were my invitation to the blues. Instantly, I was in love with that [...]

Events! New Years Eve with Ralph Torres and The Sedans

New Years Eve with Ralph Torres and The Sedans

EVENT: Cynthia Linville-A snow of crows

Cynthia Linville’s “A snow of crows” appears in

Go Cynthia!

EVENTS: Christmas Draws Near!

Time for random Christmas pics. Please roast over open fire… CL

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EVENTS: DIANA TURNER features Chris LeRoy on Pipeline Radio

DIANA TURNER features Chris LeRoy on Pipeline Radio

Give a listen!

Pipeline Radio International

How cool can it be to have HAPPY MAN, LAST TRAIN, COMES A MORNING, MOCKINGBIRD, and even my cover of John Prine’s CHRISTMAS IN PRISON all on one radio show from across the pond? Thanks Diana Turner from Pipeline Radio!
London Rocks!!!



If you imagine a world where the films of Bergman, Truffaut, Altman, Mike Leigh, and Woody Allen (among others) don’t yet exist, you can begin to understand the prodigious influence of this movie…


EVENTS! Amoeba 10 years in LA

EVENTS! Fanny and Alexander on Blu-Ray

FANNY and ALEXANDER on Criterion Blu-Ray… one of the most sumptuous films ever

If you had only one Bergman film for your desert island cache (and you dropped The Seventh Seal overboard by accident), this is the film you would build your new world around. His most accessible work and the colors!!!! The Christmas scenes [...]

EVENTS! We Are Stardust

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian showcases magisterial images of stars and planets light years away from our own…

When Jonathan McDowell first got interested in space when he was a kid, growing up in the United States and England during the space race. “It’s always been a bit of a philosophical thing for me,” he [...]

Events! John Hodgman...That Is All!,0,173688.story

John Hodgman “That Is All” book release with special guests

Where: Largo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd.

When: 8:30 p.m. Friday

Price: $35, includes copy of book