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  • January 25, 2015

    It was an interesting weekend, to say the least. I went up to Studio City to try the much-hyped (and sometimes derided) new BBQ place Barrel & Ashes on Friday night. The place has been packed with long waits nightly since it opened, probably on account of the chefs’ pedigrees (The French Laundry, Bouchon, et al.). Also, BBQ is kind of hip in LA […]

  • January 21, 2015

    You know what sucks? WordPress. Somehow all my old posts have this weird black-triangle-question-mark ASCII character thing that has taken the place of every single punctuation mark in my posts. Like, check this out. Really? Are you kidding me? Am I supposed to go through this website page by page and just…fix all those? Or should I just delete everything and start from […]

  • January 19, 2015

    Phew. After an amazing two weeks, the Player Piano IndieGoGo campaign sprinted to its finish, raising an astounding $69,630 dollars. That’s almost $10,000 more than we anticipated/hoped for. I think I speak for Tom and Sonya and myself when I say that were completely floored by the output of support from friends, family and complete strangers who pushed us way over our goal. Now […]

  • January 11, 2015

    My first Grilled Cheese and Beer Night at Andrew’s Cheese Shop in Santa Monica was a little over a year ago, in October of 2013. It was a little overwhelming at the time because I’d never been to one before, it was hyped up a lot, and I experienced a kind of sensation overload that prevented me from┬átaking good-enough notes to blog about it. […]

  • January 5, 2015

    It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on the progress of Player Piano and our ongoing IndieGoGo campaign. With about twelve days remaining, we’ve now raised over 60% of our $60,000 goal. It’s going to be a long haul to the finish, but I’m optimistic. After the success of the Nintendo Themes On The Spot video the channel really started to take off. […]

  • December 30, 2014

    Hey everyone. The new year is ending. I posted my Top 100 albums of the year list. It was different than most other lists on the web because, surprise surprise, this is a website where I get to express my opinions, not those of the rest of the population. So far the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks for the tweets and emails and […]