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Be a Standing Cinema

Another excerpt from The Andy Warhol Diaries, this time about the first-place cabin during an airplane ride from Los Angeles to New York: Tuesday, March 29, 1977 John Travolta from Welcome Back, Kotter walked by, sort of said hi to me, sat in front of me. Paddy Chayevsky told the stewardess he wanted to sleep […]

posted 30 March 2009 in Excerpts. 1 comment

Friday Foto: 1149

Another L.A. photo; this one’s the front of an apartment building that caught my eye.

posted 27 March 2009 in Photos. no comments yet

Nothing Weighs as Much as a Heartache

The Allman Brothers Band has three dates left at their annual Beacon Theater stand in New York City; this one, celebrating their fortieth anniversary, has attracted all-star guests such as Sheryl Crow and Eric Clapton. It seemed like an opportune moment to add my history of the Allman Brothers to the archives. Settle in–it’s the […]

posted 25 March 2009 in Archives, Articles. 2 comments

R.I.P. Millard Kaufman

Two years ago, I interviewed Millard Kaufman, then 90 years old, for Rolling Stone‘s “Hot Issue.” The category: Hot Debut Novelist. I was very sorry to hear that Kaufman died on Saturday (at age 92); he was a gentleman and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting him. My short article on him and his fully lived life […]

posted 18 March 2009 in Articles, News. no comments yet

Life Is a Former Portugese Colony

Of all the songs likely to name-check the African country of Mozambique, I would have put Tom Cochrane’s catchy but lunkheaded 1991 hit “Life Is a Highway” fairly low on the list. But last week I actually paid attention to the verses, for the first time ever, and there it is: From Mozambique to those […]

posted 16 March 2009 in Tasty Bits. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Hollywood Cowboys

Another photo from last week’s walk home.

posted 13 March 2009 in Photos. no comments yet

Big Shots

A few more excerpts from the Andy Warhol Diaries, these featuring Mick and Bianca Jagger: Saturday, December 25, 1976: Mick sat down next to Bob Colacello and put his arm around him and offered him a pick-me-up, and Bob said, “Why yes, I am rather tired,” and just as he was about to get it, […]

posted 11 March 2009 in Excerpts. no comments yet

Taylor Made

Since teenage superstar country singer Taylor Swift has basically taken over the world, with her sophomore album Fearless logging a full eleven weeks at #1, this seemed like an opportune moment to add my profile of her to the archives, written last year as I followed her from TRL to an upscale Chinese restaurant to […]

posted 9 March 2009 in Archives, Articles. 2 comments

Friday Foto: Out of My Brain

Walking in Los Angeles can feel solitary–there’s lots of people around, but they’re whizzing by you in cars. But I like it anyway, both for the exercise and because it’s a good opportunity to take some pictures. This one’s from last week:

posted 6 March 2009 in Photos. no comments yet

The Magnificent Seven

I received an email request for my Arcade Fire article from 2007, so being in an obliging mood, I’ve added it to the archives. It’s always hard to judge the reaction to your own work, but I think this may be one of the most-remembered pieces of writing I’ve ever done, principally because of the […]

posted 5 March 2009 in Archives, Articles. no comments yet