Happy Friday! We made it. Tangerine-face is in office and the world is still turning! This week’s T-Shirt of the Week is by Riverside art powerhouse Jeff Soto, and is available in both black and white, via his Stormcloudz online shop.
My talented friend Martin Wong is organizing another of his great fundraiser matinee concerts to raise money for arts education at his daughter’s school – Castelar Elementary in Chinatown, Los Angeles. I’ve been to a few of these events and I can’t emphasize enough how special it is to see the great acts that Martin lines up, in a cozy, family-friendly setting. The line-up of acts, tickets, and more deets are here.
#TheFeelingsWhen you’re a bit of a Star Wars nerd and you find out that Los Angeles beats San Francisco for George Lucas museum site. Oh, yeah.
This recent no star review of Watts-based-healthy-fastfood-spot-turned-chain Locol, by NY Times critic Pete Wells has ruffled a lot of feathers! Here’s co-owner Roy Choi’s response on Instagram – he seems to be taking it in stride. Personally, I think Pete was a bit too harsh and arguably insensitive, but he makes a constructive point: the idea behind Locol is amazing; but the food is not mind-blowing. I’m more inclined to just support this kind of good initiative, versus critiquing it, but each unto their own.
Happy New Year! Took a break from posting here for a few days, which was nice. Here’s an interesting article by Gustavo Arellano for OC Weekly, on 10 Mexican Dishes Hipster Chefs Need to Get Over Already. Because poorly appropriating Mexican cuisine is so hot right now!
Sorry, no time for blogging! Capitalism demands that we work really hard all year so we can afford to buy nice presents for the people we love (instead of say, just hanging out together, you know). And it was good. If you’re in the mood for some obscure reggae t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and things of that nature, I GOT YOU FAM! Ok, back to shopping…