Saturday, September 22, 2007

Homeless Woman On Fairfax

"In 2004, Bush pushed through a Medicare drug entitlement program costing more than $700 billion over 10 years, passing the cost on to future generations. Now he's drawing the line on a Democratic proposal to expand a children's health care program costing about one-tenth that and paid for by higher tobacco taxes.

...With Democrats in charge, the president is threatening to veto virtually all of this year's spending bills. The amount saved by these vetoes would be dwarfed by Bush's request for more Iraq war spending."

USA Today
September 24, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

At The Pier Again

Spent the evening using Photoshop on this photo [click to enlarge], eating Trader Joes seafood pasta and, per Michael Lally's suggestion, listening to cellist Erik Friedlander (son of photographer Lee Freidlander) via Napster. Now I've got Chet Baker and Stan Getz playing (Napster again) with "The Fountainhead", a totally ridiculous movie, on TMC. By the way, you know that Google offers a free document and spreadsheet program at it's homepage, right?

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Another Reason To Love L.A.

He's at the Hollywood Farmers Market (near Hollywood and Vine) nearly every Sunday morning.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Korla Pandit

It's so hot in Los Angeles that I can do nothing but drink banana yogurt smoothies and read "The Great Black Way" by RJ Smith. Subtitled "L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance", it's full of characters such as Korla Pandit. Passing as a ill-defined Hindu mystic, he was really John Roland Redd, a black man who performed live on KTLA for over 900 all-music shows.