Party Down with Party Down.

Wishing so badly I had tickets to this Sketch Fest event,  but alas, it must have sold out in nanoseconds. Need some comic relief!

Party Down; Episode 101

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The Italian Job (1969)

I recently watched The Italian Job with Michael Cain. It’s full of amazing Torino, Italia landscapes which involves an extensive traffic jam and mini car chase. Basically, it’s a thrilling ride with many twists and turns.

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Letterpress Packaging

I’ll admit it… I’m a sucker for good/cute packaging. So naturally I get excited when I see letterpress packaging! Here are some favorites…

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Cuppow!

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The Red Headed Strangers CD packaging

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Shine Advertising Mini Flashlight box

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Painted Pretzels

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Blind Eyes CD packaging

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Noir City at the Castro Theatre!

Noir City is this weekend at the Castro. I’m going to see one of the greatest films of all: Sunset Boulevard. A dream come true!

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Instant Criterion Collection

Since I can’t own all of the Criterion Collection, I was elated to receive the gift of over 700 titles streaming instantly here. Time to dive deep into the loving abyss of film.

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Thanks, Nick!

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Happy MLK Day!

The Martin Luther King Memorial in San Francisco is very close to my work (yes, I had to work on a double federal holiday) so I stopped by to pay tribute to his life and work. The inscription on the waterfall reads: “No, No, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.” – MLK Washington, D. C., 1963

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Happy Weekend!

I might go bowling. What are you doing?
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Blank City

If you have any interest in the ‘No Wave‘ movement of art, music, and experimental film in New York, in the 70s-80s you must see Blank City. It portrays a dark seedy image of a disheveled Lower East Side taken over by artists and musicians who eventually get their hands on super 8 cameras. It’s quite a scene. Must watch Downtown 81 again.

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Roberto Guidi

I discovered Robert Guidi’s playful illustrations whilst playing the jazz album Shelly Manne & His Friends. His simple illustration reflects the mood of the album. He designed and illustrated many jazz album covers in the 50s.

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