Save Music in Chinatown 11

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.

Food Beef

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.

Christmas Shopping

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…

Fireside

This morning, accomplished Los Angeles-based artist CRYPTIK is releasing a new Limited Edition Wood Round, titled “Fireside.” Last time he released something along these lines, they sold out in the blink of an eye. Launches in his online store at 8am.

MR44 x Beer Belly LB

Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to help Los Angeles-based artist MR44 install an indoor mural at the beautiful new Beer Belly Long Beach location in Downtown Long Beach. 44 executed the wall swiftly and expertly like the pro he is! Here are a few photos. [See More]