• Chillin’ With The Old School

    Last weekend, a couple of college graduates came to see us.  It sucks to part ways but such is the natural progression of life.  These are highlights from the weekend.  They have gone back to their regular lives now.  And it was as if last weekend was a dream.

     

    It’s Not Me, It’s Not You…It’s LILY ALLEN.

    A review of Lily Allen’s “It’s Not Me, It’s You”.

    Lily Allen shouldn’t work. No, I don’t think that Lily should be out of a job…it’s just that Lily Allen Music, the concept, shouldn’t be as successful as it is. Brutally introspective, unwaveringly narcissistic, work so emotionally distraught that the idea of pouring “blood, sweat and tears” into her music doesn’t seem like a hyperbole. How can music so unapologetically single-minded appeal to so many listeners?

    Read worthington’s review after the jump.

     

    My New Girlfriend | Jenny Lewis

    My New Girlfriend is our internet girlfriend of the moment.  We kindly ask our girlfriends to please not break up with us as this is a long-term commitment and not just a one-time fling.

    Jenny Lewis

    I’ve been listening to Jenny Lewis’ OLD album for a good two weeks now.  She’s our girlfriend right now because

    1. she sings good.

    2. she’s from the Valley (hey that’s where we’re from!).

    3. She sings about being from the Valley in her songs.

    That is enough to be our girlfriend.

    Jenny Lewis

     

    Mardi Gras at the Wafflehouse!

    Well not exactly.  There weren’t any beads being tossed about or scantily clad women in elaborate costume or regularly dressed women getting scantily clad in exchange for beads.  In fact, the Oakland Home of Chicken N Waffles (not to be confused with Roscoe’s House of Chicken N Waffles) was pretty much empty.  But we were surprised to see the Oakland “Home” to be twice as big as it was.  It had recently undergone an expansion.  When we asked when the expansion opened, the bartender told us, “Election Day.”  And then we said, “Wow it’s been that long for us.”  So we proceeded to enjoy the hour left we had on our Fat Tuesday.  I apologize for no pictures of actual food.  This actually happens a lot.  We get all excited and I forget to take pictures.  It’s just not hardwired in the carnivore brain.

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    This Is Why It’s Fat Tuesday

    For those of you who don’t know, today is Fat Tuesday!  It is the day of Mardi Gras, the day before Ash Wednesday and the day before the 40-day Lent season starts.  That means we, us Catholics at least, have to give something up.  That also means that we’re (us Catholics again) not allowed to eat meat tomorrow.  The more devout Catholics fast the whole day and then eat one big non-meat meal at the end of the day.  For my friends and I, Ash Wednesday and Lent usually creep up on us before we realize it and it has happened to us once again.  Therefore, I haven’t decided what to sacrifice yet, but I’m sure it will be good.

    But the focus of the day is Fat Tuesday, a day when we are encouraged to stuff our faces glutton-style in light of the fact that we’re not allowed to eat meat (or anything at all) on Ash Wednesday.  So I decided to scour the archives of ThisIsWhyYoureFat.com for all the foods that should be banned on Ash Wednesday and are generally frowned upon on any given day of the year.  Enjoy and Happy Fat Tuesday!  Stuff your faces!

     

    6 Bests of The Moment | New York Fashion Week

    Now that New York Fashion Week is officially over, (and we’re glad it’s done), it is now time for reflection over what we just saw…or didn’t see.  You see, we’re all the way here on the West Coast where fashion exists but it doesn’t exist to the extent where the whole city will halt and devote a whole week to it (Note: we did have a Fashion Week that ultimately failed.)  That is why we appreciate The Moment’s coverage of New York Fashion Week.  They put their blog on overdrive and we’re inundated, in a good way, with all things fashion.  Also, they handle themselves professionally and make the readers feel like fashion insiders as opposed to teenage fashion interns who type in all caps, “OMG! I’m inside the Miss Sixty show!  Aren’t you jelly?!?!”  So we decided to post our favorites of The Moment blog’s fashion week commentary.

    1. Photo of The Moment: Ralph Lauren

    [Photo by Eric Ray Davidson for The Moment]

    Have you ever heard of fashion bloggers calling Karl Lagerfeld “Uncle Karl?”  Have you ever heard of Stephen Colbert call Bill O’Reilly “Papa Bear?”  Well Ralph Lauren is our Papa Bear.  I guess that makes us Lo Heads.

    2. The Fashion Telex | Brian Reyes

    [Words by Horatio Silva]

    We love any good story about model spills on the runway.  It’s almost like FML without the overbearing feeling that life is not worth living anymore.  Suck it up, models.  It’s not the end of the world and at the end of the day, people still treat you better compared to to the rest of society.

     

    Spiked Heel: Supermodels Battle the Forces of Evil

    In honor of Friday and Fashion Week, how about we offer something a little bit more light-hearted?  Like watching Spiked Heel: Supermodels Battle the Forces of Evil on Modelinia.  Question: Wouldn’t the fatal foe of a supermodel be…”UGLY?”  I guess we won’t see any supermodels fight to the death the reincarnation of UGLY or just a really ugly person.  But I assume we will see Heidi Klum and Coco Rocha save Fashion Week from disaster.  This four-part web series officially premiered on Monday with a new episode premiering each day after that.  Well, it’s now Friday and all four episodes are out and you deserve a break.

    Taken from the inbox…

    Klum aka ‘The Kluminator,’ and her stylish sidekick Coco “The Girl Wonder” Rocha battle the evil Dr. Faux Pas who is plotting to destroy Fashion Week. The heroines employ all sorts of tools in their arsenal, from blow-dryer guns to old-fashioned fist fights, in order to thwart Dr. Faux Pas’ dastardly plans. The Kluminator and Girl Wonder avoid a chain of fashion disasters in their efforts to neutralize an evil death ray that threatens to vaporize the entire community of fashionistas gathered in Bryant Park. SPIKED HEEL will feature guest appearances by the fashionably devoted Michael Kors, Leighton Meester, Mel B and Christian Siriano.

    SPIKED HEEL: Supermodels Battle the Forces of Evil is directed by fashion documentarian Doug Keeve (Unzipped, Seamless). It began shooting as a lark during September Fashion Week last year and evolved into SPIKED HEEL over the next several weeks. The four-webisode series will air exclusively on www.modelinia.com/spikedheel.





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