Not Quite Spectacular

I watched The Spectacular Now last night with little information or expectations about the film. It ended and my expectations remained at the same level. [ It’s always fun watching a trailer after the film and seeing how they market it. ] The film follows Sutter, played by rising comedy star Miles Teller, who has…

Concert Commandments

The one thing that was a bit unnerving about the Jack Johnson concert was the different ways in which the varied crowd interaction went down. There were the chill couples, the Coachella girls (newsflash: heels not appropriate for the lawn’s incline), the stoners, the party people, the true fans, the hangers on (that’s me!), the…

Weathering Fashion

The following is a list of the times it is acceptable for wardrobe to trump the weather: It’s your birthday. My arms won’t look this good in another year. You’re on vacation. It was supposed to be hot in LA, goddamnit! You spent a lot of time/effort planning your outfit. I’m wearing the t-shirt I…

As I mentioned, I spent Wednesday night at a Jack Johnson concert at the Molson Ampitheatre in Toronto. The show was great – Edward Sharpe was very talented (and held his own despite being the under-appreciated opening act), and Jack Johnson was captivating without any bells and whistles. It’s amazing how a man and his…

Desk Snacking

I’ve got to apologize for the lateness of this week’s posts. A soccer injury meant time spent in and out of clinics and a lack of free-time/desire to post anything worth reading. Jack Johnson occupied my evening last night, so here I am, with the week almost done, publishing my first post. Better late than…

I Am Not A Hipster

The title sounds self-indulgent, satirical, and possibly comedic. Destin Daniel Cretton’s film I Am Not A Hipster (2012) deviates from expectations, however, and places him firmly on my list of ‘Directors To Watch’.     I Am Not A Hipster, starring Dominic Bogart, highlights the San Diego indie music scene, while portraying phony friends, loss, and…

Questionable Quote

Stay tuned tomorrow for my thoughts on I Am Not A Hipster – but for now, just a thought-provoking quote: “There are too many assholes out there with cameras and computers making pointless crap and calling it art.” Are there? Is it ‘art’? I’ve asked similar questions during my studies – is photography dead? Are…