Monday, November 28, 2011

Timothy B.Schmit Bass Player for Poco and Eagles to Play Local Solo Gigs

Timothy B. Schmit of Eagles and Poco fame will be playing solo performances at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on Wednesday, November 30 and at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills on Saturday December 3, 2011.  The picture above was taken at Stagecoach 2008 off the Mane Stage big screen, since I had decided to spend that entire performance with my wife, Karen Dinning Gibbs, rather that take pictures of the first 3 songs and then rush back to our carry-in folding chairs among the 40,000 gathered around the stage.  Below is a picture of my wife for that Friday evening performance several hours before the Eagles came on with Timothy B. Schmit playing bass who can be seen on the far left of the picture above.  In looking through Karen's Facebook pictures on a similar picture at Stagecoach, she commented on the picture that one day she hoped to be rich enough to afford the up close and personal seats and not have to be looking at the enormous video screens provided by Goldenvoice.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Chinatown Thanksgiving

6322937695_c185d489b3_zTiina and I were invited to Plum Tree Inn (913 N. Broadway, Los Angeles 90012) in Chinatown to try some delectable foods for an alternative idea to Thanksgiving.  I know when we generally think of the festivities it usually involves Turkey and Mashed Potatoes and Cranberry Sauce and Stuffing - all wonderful food items for the holiday - but sometimes you want a change of pace. 

How about --

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving for those who prefer not to cook

Photo courtesy of West at Hotel Angeleno
It's that time of year: Thanksgiving. As with many things in life these days, the traditional Thanksgiving meal has received quite the makeover in recent years, especially as more and more people make lifestyle changes that impact what foods they can or choose to eat. Fortunately here in Los Angeles, there are all kinds of alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving menu, and plenty of options for those who are not so talented in the kitchen, or simply prefer not to cook.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Halloween Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific

We welcome our newest staff blogger Melissa Doll!  Her first post reflects on her Halloween experience at Night Dive at the Aquarium of the Pacific!

RestavrantWhoever first decided that sea creatures and music meld together naturally deserves an award. Seriously. Somehow, even in such a party-like atmosphere amongst silly costumes galore, the true peaceful nature of the ocean and animals inside it, shone through.

This is the second year for the Night Dive at The Aquarium of the Pacific. A variation of this event (Shark Lagoon Nights) is a monthly occurrence that has been present for years although (sadly) never quite making it to the top of my to-do list, until now. Add LA band favs, Restavrant and Free Moral Agents, 3 additional dj's, a local art show, and a free dress-up photo booth, and this was definitely worth the drive to the LBC to see what the hype was about.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Over 50% off on final two USC Trojans home football games

USC Trojan
USC Trojan by Mark Luethi
For all of our USC and college football fans, has partnered up with ScoreBig to offer our readers a chance to attend the two remaining USC Trojans home games at more than 50% off regularly priced tickets.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Fall in Los Angeles

Fall Sky in LA
Fall Sky in LA by Lucyrk in LA
Fall for me always officially starts the day after Halloween. Maybe the lingering sounds of the rustling leaves as trick-or-treaters were out and about the night before has something to do with it. I think my favorite part about fall is the abundance of warm colors all around. It helps to ease the chill from the cooler air.