Saturday, June 27, 2009

ON A CLEAR DAY IN L.A....


Traditional Aztec Dance at Debs Park, June 27th, image via me

DJ DAISY O'DELL'S VINYL LOUNGE @ PALIHOUSE 6/26


Another groovy Friday night at Palihouse--quickly becoming the chillest pre-party lounge in Hollywood. Another great turnout.

There were a few sound glitches with loudness, bass and distortion, but we will get those ironed out quickly--a sure sign that the ambience is right and the conversation is flowing.

A special thanks to first-time Palihouse guest DJs Sohrab and Ian!

Derek played from 10:45-12. Here's the setlist:

Clear White Light, pt. 2 - Lindisfarne
Move Over - Bread
Paint it Black - The Deep Six
California Dreamin' - Wes Montgomery
Aries- Supertramp
With My Daddy in the Attic - Dory Previn
Yaylalar - Selda
Kill Your Television - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Henry - Marquis de Sade
It's a Small World - The Stranglers
It's Over - Badfinger
Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
Arnold Layne - Pink Floyd
Way Behind Me - The Primitives
Steppin' Into Tomorrow - Donald Byrd
Do It Again - Deodato
Body Heat - Quincy Jones
Nights in White Satin - Jimmie and Vella (request)
All Along the Watchtower - The Brothers and Sisters
Walk Tall - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet

See you all next time!

NEW VINE-YL POST! CAMERA OBSCURA AND VOUVRAY!


Monday, June 22, 2009

SHOVE YOUR HOPE WHERE IT DON'T SHINE

Santigold killing it at the Hollywood Bowl, Sunday June 21st, ivage via me

Saturday, June 20, 2009

DAISY O'DELL'S VINYL LOVERS LOUNGE @ PALIHOUSE 6/19


Another great night at Palihouse Friday! The party was ON, with a full house, great friends turning up, beautiful girls and (ahem) kicking jams. Happy birthday, Phil Levie!

Thanks again to DJ Daisy O'dell. To quote Audrey Hepburn in Two For the Road, "Quelle gala!" Hope to see you all there next week!

Derek spun from 9:45 to 11. Here's the playlist for his set:

Black Widow - Lalo Schifrin
Snow Fire - Sweet Sensation
Satisfaction - C.C.S.
Cherry Oh Baby - The Rolling Stones
Make It With You - Bobbie Houston
Soon Forward - Gregory Isaacs
Memory Lain, Hugh Headloss - Caravan
A Morning Excuse - Amon Duul 2
Dance in the Smoke - Argent
Lord, Let Us Shine - Pink Mountaintops
Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes
Silver Rainbow - Genesis
Nights in White Satin - Jimmie and Vella
Simpatico - Gabor Szabo
Altamont - Aphrodite's Child
Litany (Life Goes On) - Guadalcanal Diary
Daniel - Tortoise and Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Love to Love You (And Pigs Will Fly) - Caravan
Birth, School, Work, Death - The Godfathers

Special thanks to DJ Jun for his technical know-how all night.

Friday, June 19, 2009

IT'S MY WINE IN A BOX! (GIRL)

A trip to my local wine store today turned incredibly exciting when I saw this little puppy up on the shelf. I don't know that I've discussed my love for boxed wine on this site before because frankly it's hard to find good boxed wine. It's all over the place in Europe and has been for years. But, the same stuff they drink out of boxes there, they put into bottles to send to the U.S. They wont send it to us in boxes because they don't think Americans will drink it. The Franzias and Sutter Homes have given boxed wine an undeserved bad name. The truth is the technology out there today, known as "bag in box," keeps the wine fresh and yummy without really altering the taste of the wine. The box has a bag inside and a little plastic spigot that comes out so you can keep it in your fridge or in your bar. It's the closest that us mere mortals can get to having your very own barrel of wine in your house. The size shown here is 5 liters, that's over 6 bottles of wine for the awesome price of around $30! And it's good wine, I reviewed it a few months back on the site (click here for the review.) So if you see a boxed wine at one of your trusted wine stores, try it. The more people buy the more they'll bring in and the happier we all will be.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

VINE-YL @ DJ DAISY O'DELL'S VINYL LOVERS LOUNGE


We had a great time at DJ Daisy O'dell's Vinyl Lounge at Palihouse last Friday night. Derek was spinning some of his favorite tunes--many of which have been or will be featured on VINE-YL. Sara perused the wine list while enjoying first-rate martinis and the company of our friends Sam, Monika and Charles.

A great night for vinyl lovers in a truly sublime venue reminiscent of French noir films by Melville or Dassin. Any of you who live in L.A. should come see us in the coming weeks. This party has all the makings of a great night out. Those who love the medium of vinyl will find a new Friday night home at Palihouse.

Special thanks to the illustrious organizer, Daisy O'dell (who got the night started with a fresh set of her own); DJ's Scott, Jun and Alex and gracious Palihouse manager, Bruno.

The playlist from the VINE-YL set:

Six Days on the Road - Swanee Caldwell
Chocolate Whale - Kaleidoscope
Respect - Rotary Connection
Lightning (Creepy One) - Willow
My Crystal Spider - Sweetwater
From Within - Sapphire Thinkers
I'm Alive - Tommy James and the Shondells
Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers
Motorcycle Mama - Sailcat
Apache Tears - Johnny Cash
Patches - Clarence Carter
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton
Gabriel - Joe South
Fresh Air - Quicksilver Delivery Service
Feel Like Making Love - Millie Jackson
Summer - Millie Jackson
Groove On - Wille "Beaver" Hale

See you next Friday night!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

GOODBYE AWESOME FRIED FOODS OF THE SOUTH, WE SHALL MISS YOU...

We are back from almost two weeks in Chattanooga, Tennessee and are now getting ready for this week's VINE-YL post. I thought we would blog a bit from our trip but we were way too busy eating. Highlights included Bojangles biscuits every morning and our final day when we had fried chicken for lunch and fried catfish for dinner. It was awesome. If you are ever in the greater Chattanooga area try and find the Riverside Catfish House. It's a bit of a trek, but it is well worth it. Their specialty is of course fried catfish which is amazing, but they also have some of the best hush puppies this side of my uncle Alvin's house. They also have a pretty amazing view.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

SHOTGUN WILLIE FLYING (A)WAY ABOVE THE TENNESSEE RIVER

June 5, Willie Nelson at The Riverbend Festival, in Chattanooga, TN, image via me

Friday, June 5, 2009

PIXAR SHAMES ALL OTHER MOVIE MAKING PEOPLES, AGAIN.

We're in Chattanooga, Tennessee right now, visiting with family so we haven't had a lot of time to blog. We also haven't really been drinking (shocking, I know) except for the occasional Fat Tire in a can (awesome.) But, last week we had the extreme pleasure of taking all of the nieces and nephew to see the new Pixar film "Up." It was ofcourse, amazing. I won't say much about the storyline because I think everyone should go and see it. I will say that it was funny, entertaining and extremely moving. Extremely. I would have been inconsolable throughout the entire film but I had to remain strong for Derek's 7 year-old niece who seemed a bit concerned by her uncle's hysterical crying. It was that good. We saw it in 3D which was fantastic, having only experienced the new 3D one time before for the also amazing "Coraline." The newest triumph for Pixar leaves me with a few questions though- Why is Pixar one of the only studios that manages to come up with compelling ORIGINAL storylines time and time again? Why are they able to make computer animated cartoons into more sympathetic and fascinating characters than most of the actual human characters in other studio films? Why are they so awesome? I do not know the answers to any of these questions, and frankly I do not care. I just hope that they keep them coming.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

NEW VINE-YL POST!



NEW VINE-YL VIDEO! THE GRATEFUL DEAD & LA GRAVETTE ROSE



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*important note: In this video I say that you should be drinking rose from 2009. I meant to say 2008. You should not be drinking rose from 2009 right now unless it is from the Southern Hemisphere or you are from the future.