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Los Angeles, Downtown
I'm a tall guy that likes clothes.
Interests: Clothes, boots, Tokyo, film, music, concerts, photography, travel, comics, good company and man's best friend
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Since 1896, one of Los Angeles' iconic outdoor areas, Echo Park Lake, has served as a haven for all type of Angelenos: young, old, rich, and poor, as well as a picturesque example of nature in the city. Over the last few years, the Park had unfortunately fallen into a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
I can't remember a time when comic books weren't a part of my life. My interest has ebbed and flowed over the years, but the fantastic world for visual, printed fiction has always captured my imagination. As a kid, I was happy to occassionally see 'Spider-Man' in animated form, or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
Spring and summer usher in a great variety of live entertainment options. Here's a quick look at a calendar of events that I'll be checking out. Maybe I'll see you around. April: 4/15- Bryan Ferry @ Club Nokia 4/17- Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Grill',... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
In 1991, I was vaguely aware of the controversy surrounding the nomination of eventual Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. At the time, I was newly married, on a rollercoaster career ride, programming a radio station in Los Angeles and enjoying a new start in an exciting city. Politics weren't high... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
Here are a few albums that I'm enjoying and wanted to pass on. George Michael- Symphonica While he may be better known now for his mishaps with the law over the last few years, George Michael remains one of our most potent pop artists. George has cleaned up his act,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
(Frankie Beverly, Nokia Theater, LA 2012) This spring is shaping up to be a busy one for a guy who loves live entertainment. In April, the return of Bryan Ferry, Audra McDonald as Billie Holliday on Broadway, Ledisi and Chic (!) in May, then June tops it off with Barry... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
Last Friday kicked off the second season of 'Hannibal' in high style. I'm all in and looking forward to seeing how it all plays out over the next 12 weeks. Also featured last week was part one of my conversation with 'Hannibal' costume designer Christopher Hargadon. In part two, Christopher... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
This Friday at 10pm marks the return of 'Hannibal', the creepiest and most stylish series on all of television, including cable. NBC's brave journey into the life of the world's most popular serial killer (sorry 'Dexter') begins its second season picking up where the first concluded, with FBI agent Will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
I'm in the process of transitioning my DVD movies to digital, making them easier to view, transport and share. While sorting out what makes the cut, I continue to run across movies that I haven't screened at in a long time, that still have great appeal. Some were once popular... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
That's easy, John. Sell the Porsche!
This past weekend Inspiration LA returned to Los Angeles. A 'ComicCon of vintage clothing, put on by Japanese Americana afficionado Rin Tanaka, Inspiration LA celebrates vintage America style, ranging from clothes, to leather goods to hand made bicycles. The last two years the event was held at the dank, dark,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
Readers of this blog know that Ralph Lauren gets high props here. For the latest example of why, here's a sample of Ralph's menswear looks for this fall and winter. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
For the third year in a row, Big Air Studios rolled out to Park City, Utah, in the dead of winter to participate in one of the world's most highly regarded gatherings for movie professionals and film fans alike, The Sundance Film Festival. (director Lynn Shelton discussing her film 'Laggies'... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
My Kiwi (New Zealand) little sister, Zoe Bell, had a new movie open recently, and I decided to write a post about her and the flick, 'Raze'. As I thought about Z, I also thought about a few other friends who are constantly raising the bar for themselves and their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
Mrs. L, thanks so much for the kind words. You and ML are core components of my life and you're both at the top of my 'Thankful' list!
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2014 on Thankful at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
In the age of LeBron, many of basketball's greatest stars tend to be overlooked. Michael Jordan still occupies legendary status, but the sheen of LeBron's ever evolving game has started premature conversations about who's better, 'King James' or 'MJ'. (a still in high school LeBron James meets Michael Jordan) In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
Crystal, just as I'm happy to still be a part of yours. Happy New Year!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2013 on Thankful at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
Of all of my 'best' lists, television was no doubt the most difficult to pare down to a manageable number. So much interesting, exciting, thoughtful programming is available from so many sources, that network tv is still adjusting to not being the number one choice for original content in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
Unlike last week's anemic music post, there are a variety of riches when it comes to talking about movies. In your local multiplex or art house theater, motion picture entertainment was diverse and satisfying across many genres. These lists comprise content that I enjoyed more than everything else that was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
It's been a rich year for entertainment, although music wasn't very satisfying for me. Long out of the targeted radio/web demo, I accept the success of Robin Thicke, Drake and Miley Cyrus without judgment, but with great appreciation that I don't have to listen to any of them. I'm sure... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
The death of Nelson Mandela had been anticipated for at least a year, as his body began to fail him after long years of service. At the age of 95, he finally accepted the invitation to rest. There are numerous opportunities to explore the life of one of the most... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
This past Thanksgiving provided me with an unique opportunity to really digest the meaning of the holiday. 2013 has been a memorable year for me for a variety of reasons that I won't bore you with. Well, I'll bore you with a very small, insignificant, but annoying example: for no... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
Thanks for the kind words and thank you for maintaining that incredibly comprehensive website on Gino!
Last Friday Gino Vannelli turned the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills inside out as he returned to Los Angeles for the first time in over a decade. Showing no signs of rust, his voice was strong, his falsetto thrillingly intact. Gino covered the gamut of his career with verve and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at The Tall Guy's Gear Guide
Thanks to you both.