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Monday, October 13, 2014

Das Can-in-Stein

This awaited me when I got to Montara.


Awesome.

Now I just have to figger out what to put in it when I use it for my Halloween Costume!

Hee hee!

Birthday Jam 39 continues!

XXX

B

Weekend Starts Now

Hey y'all -

First part of BJ39 was great! Then I worked a bunch more! 37 Shifts in 31 Days. And I've delivered 69 audition files so far this "month."

Today I'm getting on a plane and headed up to NorCal for my 3rd Pumpkin Festival with the good folks at ODDYSSEA. I've been working so much I'm almost looking forward to getting on another GD plane.

Almost.

If only I weren't so cheap and had bought a direct flight. Oy.

Oh and the bag of gummy worms GE gave me after my Mandala had gummy SNAKES in it. So I'm taking them on the gummy PLANE!

Haha!

More soon.

Wish me rest!

XXX

B

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

*claps hands*

Hey y'all!

#BJ39 gets underway tomorrow! Exciting!

Feel free to contact me directly if you need information about any of the upcoming events or (especially if you're in NorCal) you have time to meet up on an open day from now until the
end of the month!

Tomorrow I'll be at Amoeba in time to spin my Mandala which I'm calling -

JUXTAPOSITION: Rx/Sx/Rr

I think.

Let me sleep on it . . .

After tomorrow, you can always drop by the store and say hello. I'll be there from at least 4p to close Th - Sun.

I have a ride to the airport Monday, 10/13 (Thanks INO!) and then I will have some potenial open time on Tuesday, 10/14 and Wednesday, 10/15 in the Bay area.

Starting 10/16, I belong to the Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay. (If ya feel crazy enough to check out this awesomely fun event, do drop by Oddyssea on Main Street. I'll be in the outdoor area - near the ship I shouldn't wonder . . .

For those keeping track of spankings owed, my actual natal day is Saturday, 10/18. I'll be working hard all that day, but questionable pictures are always welcome. The more questionable the better. I won't be under the influence so see if you can change my worldview through "art."

Heh.

I travel back to HELL.A. on Monday 10/20 and I have a ride back to the 'Weird that evening. (Thanks Loy!)

I have a couple regular days of toil (and one short one!) before Thursday, 10/23 - a pre and the Main BJ39 Event. I've got a ride from the 'Bank to the Greyhound scheduled for noon (Thanks RyKo!) - if anyone wants to join us for lunch, you're more than welcome! - and I have a follow-up ride (Thanks again RyKo!) set to take me to GOLDDIGGERS by their alleged opening at 2p.

I'll then be at that spot until they kick me out, so you can, and should, drop by anytime. I'll also take a ride home from that spot (none planned) which should be between 1:30 and 2am. Maybe they'll even be post-toastie time at Kingston. We shall see . . .

We're buisness as usual til the end of the month, though I do work at Amoeba on Halloween and I hear dressing up is encouraged. *stretches suspenders*

Friday, 10/31 may just be an alternate, alternate good day to drop by and then go for a drink with me when I get off at 11p. The 'Weird is a fucking nightmare on Halloween (and mostly not in a good way).  Who's brave enough to see what's happening?

Then that'll be that. Birthday Jam 39 will be over. I'll be one year from the top of the Hill and hoping the next year is kinder than the last. I wish the same for you all as well!

Git in on it while the gittin's good!

XXX

Best,

M

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Your plans for Wednesday, October 8th 2014

Hey y'all -

Just in case you forgot, you should be at 6400 Sunset Blvd promptly at 7p on Wednesday, October 8th 2014. Yes that is in 12 days. Yes that is 10 days before my actual birthday.

Yes we will go out afterward. I'm leaning toward Ball & Chain, but we're still TBD until we see who shows to listen to my nonsense . . .


The Mandala is an opportunity for employees of Amoeba Music to spin. I get my turn on the 1's and 2's on that particualr night. It is the official start of Birthday Jam 39. I do have to wrap up the tipple by 9 or 10, so be warned you late types.

Also, if ya can't make it, I'll be happy to provide you a copy of the set for $2.50.  Yes. I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!  Heh.

And if anyone wants to drive me from the 'Bank to the 'Weird at 5p on the 8th, do let me know. Might be a choice chance for a little bullshittin' and pre-gamin' . . . just a thought . . .

But the question of the hour is:

Will I see YOU there?

Make it happen!

Best,

B

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

eVite

Took me a minute (well more like 3 weeks) but I finally got the eVite to send (apologies for duplicates yo!)


 . . . who knew there was a limit to the number of friends someone is allowed to have. I swear internets! Too many daggone rules.

So if you didn't get an evite or think someone you know might should've, send 'em the info or just refer 'em to this here blogosphere, k?

Right?

Coo'!

See, well - some of you - soon, I hope.

The ones I'm allowed to invite anyways.

*harumph*

More soon (ish)

B

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Falling into place . . .

This is why I likes you guys.

Looks like my rides to and from the airports are fixed for 10/13 and 10/20.
I think I even have a back-up cover man!

If you had your heart set on driving me somewhere, let me know in case things change.

Or feel free to offer to pick me up from LAX this Thursday at 10:15a!

and turn this:


into this:


: )

Monday, September 8, 2014

Here's the Short List for Birthday Jam 39!

For those who think I talk too much. #everyone

~putting a popsicle in it~

SHORTHAND MENU OF EVENTS - Birthday Jam 39

Wednesday, 10/8/14

Buck Harder Mandala at Amoeba Music
7 - 8:30p

Post Show Tipple at TBD ('Weird)
8:30 - 10p (ish)

Monday, 10/13/14

Need a lift to Burbank Airport
10a

BUR -> SFO 12:05p

10/14 - 17

Pumpkin Festival Prep at Half Moon Bay, CA

Saturday, 10/18/14 and Sunday, 10/19/14

Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay, CA

Monday, 10/20/14

Need a lift home from Bob Hope Airport
10p

SFO -> BUR 3:40p

Thursday, 10/23/14

Lunch at Greyhound (Highland Park)
sometime between 12p and 2p

Birthday Jam Main Event at Gold Diggers (5632 Santa Monica Blvd, 'Weird 90038)
2pm - 2am (ish)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Birthday Jam 39

Hey y'all -

2014 has pretty much been a big old pile of suck for me so far - as I know it has been for some of the rest of you as well. In order to combat that continuous swell of ill feeling I have planned Birthday Jam 39. I do hope some of you will be able to join me at some point or another during the fine month of October for at least one or a part of one of these very important observances. ~snerk~

Like last year, I won't actually be home in HelL.A. for my natal day. so I'm planning a few events around the actual anniversary of my birth, celebrating my continuing and rapidly increasing ascent towards the proverbial hill.

Selah.

As some of you know, I have had the good fortune to start working at the world's largest independent record store in the heart of the 'Weird. It was one of the few positive outcomes of 2014 for me and I treasure it. The store has kept me sane and my soul has been fed as I have been fortunate enough to be around fellow artists and weirdos several days a week. I am truly thankful for the post.

One of the interesting traditions at Amoeba is the Mandala every Wednesday. This is an opportunity for two employees to share DJ sets with their fellow co-workers and customers who are lucky enough to be shopping between 7 and 9pm. You should check it out if you're ever in the area and in the mood. These sets are always interesting on some level as Amoeba is peopled by a plethora of first-rate music geeks and deep niche dwellers.

I have the chance to spin my brand of novelty and absurdity on Wednesday, October 8th from 7 - 8:30pm. Why not drop by and have a listen and then after we'll go somewhere nearby for a drink? Okay, mebbe 2. We'll decide that based on who shows up. Maybe the Frolic Room? Maybe the new Dillon's? Maybe Ball & Chain for some delicious Zombiekiller and meatballs?


This first event in the series will be pretty low-key, but it's a good excuse to do some music/movie/paraphrenalia browsing and/or sshopping while letting me share with you . . . and it will certainly be an early night as I have a very early morning the next day. I know some of you will as well. It's 10 days before my actual birthday, but I'd sure love to have your ears in attendance. Maybe this will be the best option for you my Angelino 'Weirdos!

Oh, and you can bring your dogs to the store. FWIW. Stop by!

Following that evening, I have a few more days of work and then I will be headed back North to help out with the Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay. That will, of course, require travelling.

So on Monday, October 13th, does anyone feel like driving me from the Beaches at Hollywood and Normandie (or there abouts) to the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank at 10am? That'd be cool. And then we could have some one-on-one time. Whaddya say?

I'll be spending a few days on the Coastside with my eldest brother and his family. If anyone in the Bay Area would like to meet up I could potentially see ya on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday evening round about Montara, though I won't have a car. Fair warning.

Or, if you're feeling adventurous, though we'll be working hard, you could visit Oddyssea (most likely Oddyssea Outside) during the Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 18th or Sunday, October 19th. We'll be busting ass on Thursday and Friday and Monday as well (for prep and clean-up respectively) so those aren't the best days to link up BUT I'll hug ya one way or t'other.

Whether I'm dressed like a pirate or no. (Which is likely friends.)

And yes, Saturday is my actual birthday for anyone keeping tabs. It will be nice to be with blood family again on this day, but I'll miss those of you who I won't see somewhat terribly. I'll work on it anyway. Heh.

After that busy, happy time, I will be headed back to Burbank, Monday night, October 20th. This will be another opportunity for someone to pick me up about 10p. Anybody game? I'd sure appreciate it! : )

After a couple more days of work I will have my full birthday celebration and I live in the hope that many of you can make it to the festivities. I'm gonna start the day by doing a little work - hopefully only a half day. Sometime between noon and 1 on Thursday, October 23rd I plan on heading to the Greyhound and saying hello to RyKo while I have a burger and sundries as a foundation for the day's festivities.

Anybody wanna get lunch? Or drive from Burbank to Highland Park to get said lunch? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Following that meal I will travel to the main event.

What is that you ask?

Well I'll tell ya. Two words: Gold Diggers

Though I have never been there, I plan on sitting at this notorious little spot from Open to Close - that is round about 2pm to approximately 2am. I will have been 39 for 5 days by that point, but they tell me everything's better with age. Let's see how much more rotted I smell as I get more besotted! Boogedy!

Let's get unfathomable. Let's belong.
(Read something about Gold Diggers here.)

Gold Diggers is located at:

5632 Santa Monica Blvd
90038
(near St. Andrews)
$-CA$H ONLY-$

Do drop in at some point during that time span and join me. Lambast, honor, belittle, caress, ridicule, adore as you will. What-have-you. Just be there!

Or maybe just bring me food as that will need to happen at some point.

*hint*hint*

I may even look this good!


If ya lucky!

I'll post clarifications as things coalesce, but I'm feeling pretty solid about this game plan. So pencil it in folks!

There's no need to RSVP for any of these events (unless you feel moved for some reason).  Really.  Just show up!

See you . . . pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssse???????

Best,

B/M

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PS:

I realize I'm inviting a bunch of folks who cannot make any of these events. Don't get twisted. I'm just doing it 'cause I lourves ya and wish you could!

Besides, who knows? Y'all crazy! And some of you travel now and again for various reasons . . .

See what I'm gettin' at? (And I don't mean that pesky preposition! Heh.)

; )

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SHORTHAND MENU OF EVENTS - Birthday Jam 39

Wednesday, 10/8/14

Buck Harder Mandala at Amoeba Music
7 - 8:30p

Post Show Tipple at TBD ('Weird)
8:30 - 10p (ish)

Monday, 10/13/14

Need a lift to Burbank Airport
10a

BUR -> SFO 12:05p

10/14 - 17

Pumpkin Festival Prep at Half Moon Bay, CA

Saturday, 10/18/14 and Sunday, 10/19/14

Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay, CA

Monday, 10/20/14

Need a lift home from Bob Hope Airport
10p

SFO -> BUR 3:40p

Thursday, 10/23/14

Lunch at Greyhound (Highland Park)
sometime between 12p and 2p

Birthday Jam Main Event at Gold Diggers (5632 Santa Monica Blvd, 'Weird 90038)
2pm - 2am (ish)

Let's hope the journey from 39 into 40 shows some significant improvements for ALL of us! : )