Tuesday, May 31, 2005


To: girlie
Date: May 31 at 5:28 PM
Subject: I wrote 18 pages in 2 hrs last night...

...of that screenplay I was telling you about. I finally got it started. The trick is to get people to care...

Thanks for reading these...I mean that. Watch the show later in the evening (after the news) and sometimes you'll see a hair replacement ad (Pierre Amiollette, or something like that). They have an "expert" psychologist who basically says that hair replacement is "alright", and that it is not "un-macho" to go for hair replacement. Well...that lady is/was my head doctor (I know "you" think I don't need one). I saw her, when I was my mid twenties for the usual twice a week treatment (it lasted about a year, maybe a year and a half, I forget). I've seen her every now and then since then (not for 4 or 5 years now though). I think that maybe, back when I was i was in my mid twenties, that she did a lot of good for me (i'm sure of it). I bet she got big bucks to that ad.

Saturday, May 28, 2005



met up with scott again, but this time in toronto. he was the keynote speaker at digifest which is put on annually by the design exchange (the building was formerly home to the old stock exchange). met some great creatives with some happening projects. this one was especially interesting to me...

[murmur] is an archival audio project that collects and curates stories set in specific Toronto locations, told by Torontonians themselves. At each of these locations, a [murmur] sign with a telephone number and location code marks where stories are available. By using a mobile phone, users are able to listen to the story of that place while engaging in the physical experience of being there. Some stories suggest that the listener walk around, following a certain path through a place, while others allow a person to wander with both their feet and their gaze.

Friday, May 27, 2005


To: girlie
Date: May 26 at 9:15 PM
Subject: Like I was saying...

Remember that message about the guy bringing up his new "other" in the conversation. Well...last year I ran into someone else that I had not seen in many years...and about three or four sentences after the old "holy crap...I haven't seen you in ten yers", he brings up the topic of the new woman he's seeing. I mean...what gives with that...why do some men have to advertise that they have a new flame in their life? Some women do the same thing...I don't understand that either? Like...who cares?

Thursday, May 26, 2005

bunk rock and kill the 8..


visiting my friend jeff at bunk rock hq at the mo. i'll stay with him and aletha through the weekend. what a wikked building. they have one of the highest broadband speeds in north america over here. all of the entertainment companies are around here i guess.

saw an old friend tony again (9 years later - how time flies!). he used to have a clothing line called snug, but has started a new company called kill the 8. they're doing original cutting-edge custom merchandise for artists and bands. choice stuff. figured i'd post it here in case any of you needed anything made for your next tour.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

chris cunningham's latest @resfest..

[Los Angeles]

tonight, friends and i went to this month's resfest at the egyptian theater b/c it premiered chris cunningham's latest work "rubber johnny", soundtrack by aphex twin. apparantly he has been working on it since nine eleven 2001.. so, almost 4 years. it's unbelievable.
[just about to be released --> UK/Europe 20 june | USA 12 july]

got the latest dish on my friends' projects too..

anna and rd just finished getting their new record label launched "the designed disorder" and will be pressing the first compilation "autonomous addicts" to disc with proper distribution so you should see it in stores soon.

william and ogre are just finishing up their latest skinny puppy album/DVD and we should be seeing that soon as well. william has been directing, producing and authoring it for the past 3 months, so it will most definitely be worth the wait.

cyrus bought a new hotel in miami and phillipe starck is designing the interior. oh yum.

alas, it is the end of my trip. i leave for toronto tomorrow..

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

cinderella man..

[Los Angeles]

so last night damon took me to my first movie premiere. what a to-do. it was at universal city, and you had to walk through a crowd of tourists to even get to the red carpet. this felt more like an awards ceremony than a screening. there were so many stars out for it, everyone else had to wait for them to be photographed and interviewed. the film started an hour late. madness.

walking down the red carpet was a bit daunting at first. it really felt like it was a wall of cameras a mile long. luckily the friends we made in the parking-lot-from-hell went ahead of us. i heard shouts of "potsie potsie!" to which our friend started waving.. a distraction ahead, i was saved!

the pleasant surprise was that it really was a great film. russell crowe and paul giamati were absolutely their characters.. fantastic performances, and the story is inspiring.

i had to laugh though. at the party afterward everyone was talking about how it was the longest red carpet they've ever had to walk down. great. nothing like having the biggest as your first one.. seems to be the story of my life.

Saturday, May 21, 2005


To: girlie
Date: May 20 at 10:10 PM
Subject: Well...your profile still says that you live approx. ten miles away...

Is that "dog" miles--or is that "human" miles? If they are neither dog or human miles, but are, in actual fact, "flea" miles, then i think it is safe to say that you back in L.A.

I laughed a little bit when i wrote the preceding paragraph. Just a little bit though...people who are going to "do themselves in" usually don't laugh that much...so I tried to keep it down.

Thursday, May 19, 2005


To: girlie
Date: May 19 at 7:36 PM
Subject: So I'm walking home this evening...

...and an old freind of mine rides up on the latest and greatest Harley-Davidson. We engage in the usual small talk...y'know the kind..."How's so- and-so doing?...have you you talked to who's-it lately?...I hear Beth is in the hospital!" He mentions (and tells me all about) his 34 year old girlfriend (he's 57) and asks me if I'm seeing anyone. I replied with "It's kind of hard when you're almost broke". So tell me something--do men like to flaunt their much younger girlfriends the same way they like to flaunt their fancy motorcycles?

I've decided to kill myself if you don't answer me pretty soon. I'm not fooling around this time either--I mean it--I'm not fooling around--I mean it--seriously. (Why won't you take me seriously?)

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

party at the consulate general's house!

[Los Angeles]

accompanied my friend scott campbell to a soiree at the british consulate general's LA house last night. he's in town for the E3 conference.. he's the advisor to the UK guv on hot new technologies and trends. nice gig.

Saturday, May 07, 2005


To: girlie
Date: May 06 at 9:47 PM
Subject: I forgot to mention....my mom was on the TV news

There was a candidate nomination for [XXX] ([XXX] won it) and the CBC asked my mom's opinion. She was the best looking and most intelligent of the three or four they gathered sound bites from. But...I guess you would have already assumed that. I bet your mom and dad are, I gather, good looking and intelligent too.

My offer of marriage is still on the table.


To: girlie
Date: May 06 at 9:06 PM
Subject: Well hello there...it's been a long long time...how'ya do'in...I'm do'in fine

It's funny how time slips away.

2 twenty ounce draughts are almost as good as a few hits off a nicely rolled ... whatever.

I haven't seen you for a week now. I could almost say that I've missed you.