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The End of the Record Shop?

By Alethea, published on Nov 6, 2006

If you have driven anywhere by a Tower records recently, you’ve seen the huge yellow signs plastered everywhere declaring their going-out-of-business sale. That’s right. The whole Tower chain is closing down. The Great American Group (a sort of business consulting company) won out Trans World Entertainment in an auction over Tower Records. Trans World anticipated trying to upkeep several stores nationwide, but lost to Great American by a bid increment of $5,000. Tower Records was eventually sold at $134.3 million. So what does the future hold for Tower Records now? It appears to... (more)

Tags: music

Bring out the Dead!

By Alethea, published on Nov 1, 2006

Today is the celebrated Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead. This occasion stems way back to Aztecs celebrating death as a continuation of life. They felt, to much surprise from the Spanish, that the real life begins when we wake from this dream of life (by dying). Life is a dream; the real awakening is through death. Today it's a celebration of the deceased which is celebrated on All Saint's Day (Nov. 1) and All Soul's Day (Nov. 2). The best way to describe this celebration in Mexico is a huge party at the cemetery (although I haven't had the fortune of actually seeing it in Mexico). Relatives... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, music

Black Eyed Children

By Alethea, published on Oct 31, 2006

You may have heard the term BEK, or maybe you have not. BEK stands for black-eyed kids. I am not talking about just the iris, I mean the whole eye. Variations of these humanoids have been seen as adults as well as children. They are male as well as female, all with the same black eyes... no iris, no discernible pupil and no sclera, just coal black eyes, and all seen at various locations. Now obviously, one could say, well, it just sounds like people wearing those black contacts who are just messing around. Yes, possibly so. However, there is another factor; the unexplainable "dread" that... (more)

Tags: children, ghost, men in black, paranormal, alien, demon, scary, bek, black eyed children, black eyes

The Art of the Garage Sale

By Alethea, published on Oct 30, 2006

You’ve seen signs for them, your neighbors have had them, your relatives have had them, and maybe you’ve even been to one yourself, but they’re always around. Garage Sales. Are they centers for circulating unwanted junk or more like places where you can get a great deal for amazingly cheap? A little bit of both I suspect. I conducted a garage sale these past few weekends, and the experience was quite an interesting one. Although the first weekend I realized I had made several mistakes in executing the sale, I eventually began realizing the art of a proper garage sale. Here’s what... (more)

Tags: myspace, traffic

Don't Forget the Derby!

By Alethea, published on Oct 19, 2006

In the days of the Golden Hollywood era, the Brown Derby was the place to be. The Derby started as a cute little restaurant in Hollywood shaped like a derby hat. It soon spread to 3 other locations throughout Hollywood, all of which were bombarded with old time movie stars, swing dancers and night-clubbers. Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, and Lucille Ball were some of the faces you might have seen frequenting these hot spots. Sadly however, to date there is only one Derby left as the rest have been turned into malls, parking lots or offices. The last of the original Derbies stands on Los... (more)

Tags: los angeles, movie, hollywood, music, restaurant

Love - Many a splendid thing, in more ways than one

By Alethea, published on Oct 12, 2006

The word is used for minor things such as "I love this song!" or the more serious "I love you" in a romance. You can feel it for your mom, your cat, your brother and your girlfriend, but does that mean it's all the same thing? Does time affect it? Can there really be love at first sight or can you not know real love until you've been together for 80 years. Love is a tricky concept indeed. Love is even more complicated when relationship scientists try to define it and dissect what it means to be in love. Older views include attachment theories (love is based on the relationship you've had... (more)

Tags: love, relationships, what is love, consummate love, robert sternberg, triangular theory, falling in love, types of love, how do i know if we are in love

Peeping Tom - A Naughty but Nice New Sound

By Alethea, published on Oct 10, 2006

If you're familiar with Mike Patton at all, you may have known him as a singer for Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Lovage, Fantomas, Tomahawk, or other various Patton projects. If not, you have been missing out on one of the musical masterminds of our time. His latest release is an album entitled Peeping Tom which features the song "Mojo". Patton has a wide range of fellow collaborators that have contributed to the album including Dan the Automator, Rahzel, Bebel Gilberto, Norah Jones, Kool Keith, Massive Attack and others. It seems that only Patton could get Norah to sing a chorus cajoling "What... (more)

Tags: music

LA Weekly Detour Festival Revisited

By Alethea, published on Oct 10, 2006

If you didn't attend the 1st Annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival this past Saturday, you did indeed miss out. Gates opened at 2pm and the music played on until about 11pm. A total of four stages were set up among the blocked off streets allowing one to wander around as one pleased. Aside from the music stages, a variety of vendors lined up along the streets which included everything from food to clothes to music. Considering there were a multitude of bands one could choose from, it was a bit difficult to decide who to see. My lineup began with Blackalicious leading to Blonde Redhead,... (more)

Tags: music

Texan Sex Toy Seller Busted

By Alethea, published on Oct 4, 2006

In El Paso Texas, an adult bookstore clerk was arrested after showing two undercover cops an "obscene item" (a penis shaped device) that he stated would "arouse" and "gratify" the undercover female. Currently, Texas legislation holds that selling or promoting any obscene device ("a device including a dildo or artificial vagina, designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs.") is illegal. Specifically, promotion is when someone "possesses with intent to wholesale promote any obscene material or obscene device. A person who possesses six or more obscene... (more)

Tags: sex

Tribute Bands - Poor Immitations or Historians?

By Alethea, published on Oct 3, 2006

When some people hear the words...Cover Band... it makes them cringe. Some people are extremely against them, others don't understand the point, while most don't even bother. Why would you want to see an imitation of a band that you once loved? There's no doubt that people can be protective over their favorite music, especially when it comes to other people covering their songs. But are all tribute bands pointless? Tribute bands seem to focus on a particular group, unlike cover bands who can go for a general genre or several artists. Many of the tribute bands that exist came to be because... (more)

Tags: music

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