• The Curious Case of Brad Pitt

    I caught The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on Christmas day.  We pretty much failed watching it at Burbank, a town that I have watched grow into a pseudo Santa Monica tourist attraction.  Attracting new businesses and better shops is definitely a benefit from all this…let’s call it “gentrification,” but the huge wave of countless teenagers and pathetic lack of parking immediately takes away its initial appeal.  Instead, we decided to catch the late show in Van Nuys.

    Anyways, I was watching the movie and I wondered what people will say about Brad Pitt in 50 years.  Of course he’s a superstar, but will they immortalize and mythologize this dude like they do with 1950’s film stars?  I’m talking about James Dean, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, the Rat Pack, and the like.  Will coeds put up “old-school” posters of this versatile actor on their dorm room walls?  Will the future generation blogs post up black and white pictures of Mr. Pitt and talk about how cool he was back then? (I don’t do this but I know people who do.  Personally, I think it’s really SWPL.)  Who knows?  Just something to think about.  

    A Christmas Mixlist | We Wish You a Merry Christmas

    “Good tidings we bring to you and your kin!”

    We Wish You A Merry Christmas – Christmas

    And that concludes our Christmas Mixlist! Have a happy holiday ya’ll!

    A Christmas Mixlist | My Favorite Things

    Merry Christmas Eve ya’ll.  Don’t forget to indulge in a few of your favorite things.

    My Favourite Things – Julie Andrews

    My Favorite Things – Andre 3000
     

    A Christmas Mixlist | Pop Star of Bethlehem

    No back story here.  Just bringing you the “best” in radio friendly hits and corporate label profitability.

    Alexander says he heard this song twice a day in December against his will. Mariah still equals X-mas money.

    All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

    Featuring Justin with frosted tips.

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – Nsync
     

    A Christmas Mixlist | Home Alone

    I remember when the announcer declared that “Step Up 2″ was a movie that defined the voice of a generation. My jaw dropped at such an egregious statement and I immediately screamed, “Bullskeet!” I guess that’s what you gotta do to sell a movie these days. There is, however, a movie that did actually define a voice of a generation as far as Christmas was concerned. That movie was “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.” One of my favorite parts was the movie score. While the grownups have John Cougar Mellencamp for their Christmas renditions, the kids have John Williams, the movies’ composer, to thank for creating the perfect Christmas mood.

    Setting The Trap – John Williams

    “You can mess with a lot of things, but you can’t mess with kids on Christmas!”

    Carol Of The Bells – John Williams

    This is the song when Kevin McCallister is running. Christmas can be scary too.
     

    A Christmas Mixlist | A Charlie Brown Christmas

    With music written by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, there’s nothing more nostalgic than the soundtrack to “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Almost everyone my age has either caught this movie while it was on a channel like ABC Family or during the Christmas party at elementary school when it was agreed that class was NOT in session. “Christmas Time is Here” and “Linus and Lucy” bring me way back. Enjoy.

    Linus And Lucy – Vince Guaraldi Trio

    Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental) – Vince Guaraldi Trio
     

    944 and Creative Recreation Holiday Party at the W Hotel

    Soooo… we came late to the party.  There was still a little bit going on, but it was too dark to take people photos.  I decided to take some photos of the hotel instead.  Each bar had its own unique design.

    Take this inexplicable light-up egg, for example.  It serves no purpose but we all appreciate that it’s there.

     





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