Archive for the ‘Briar's Dad’ Category

Harvey, 1950

In Briar's Dad, Films! on February 2, 2017 at 10:38 pm



Confluence, at last!

In Briar's Dad on March 1, 2016 at 9:29 pm


— Scooby Doo’s Rock N Roll Mystery with KISS, 2015

Santa Comes To Sunset Blvd!

In Briar's Dad, Driving in LA on December 18, 2015 at 12:33 am


— Echo Park

Worlds collide!

In Briar's Dad, Films! on September 11, 2013 at 8:53 pm


Album cover

In Briar's Dad, Cowboys on July 24, 2011 at 12:33 am


In Briar's Dad on May 2, 2010 at 11:53 pm


In Briar's Dad, LA owns me on February 22, 2010 at 8:25 am

A few years ago, my stepfather turned me on to a meditation technique called Directed Imagery.  When he needs a break, he takes many deep breathes and travels to a green island off the coast of Australia.

The Cornfields is where I go.

This improbable park near New Chinatown in Downtown LA has a fascinating past, many possible futures and a kicky web-page.

Sesame Street playah-hatin’

In Briar's Dad on December 16, 2009 at 5:08 am

When we had Briar,  many parents were predicting that I would hate Elmo.  “Do you hate Elmo yet?”  “Oh boy, are you going to hate Elmo.”

Briar is now 19 months old.  I don’t hate Elmo.  Sure, he talks about himself in the third person, but he’s a pretty cool guy with a commendable appetite for knowledge.

I hate Big Bird.

BB is a passive aggressive tyrant who rules Sesame Street as his own personal fiefdom where he can impose his every whim (“Opera Day”, “The Alphabet Show”, the ongoing inanity that is the Birdsketeers) on the occupants.

Everything must be about Bird, or Bird will destroy all joy on The Street.

Recent example.  Gina has graduated from Veterinarian School and is about to open her first practice.  This is the culmination of four hard years of schooling and she has real reason to celebrate.  Bird, enraged that the spotlight is on someone other than himself, insists on raining on her day with cutting comments like “Wow, Gina, did you ever think you’d be a REAL Veterinarian?”

Tell me honest — would you hang out with this jerk?

In summation.   Thumbs up: Elmo.  Thumbs way down:  Bird.

Briar’s first press

In Briar's Dad on August 27, 2009 at 7:22 am
Joe Linton, an artist and activist who has written a great book about the LA River, featured Briar in a short piece on his blog “LA Creek Freak.”

Arroyo Seco - San Pasqual to Colorado Bridge 016

Early make-up test

In Briar's Dad on August 18, 2009 at 7:37 am

Batman 3 - Baby Joker 001

Briar preparing to take over Heath Ledger’s role in the next Batman.