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Boob Scotch

By V, published on Mar 17, 2010

Standing there inside the lava lamp that is Spaceland Silverlake's dance floor, I tried to calm the anxiety of my own brand of claustrophobia - the kind that has nothing to do with a constriction of physical space and everything to do with a constriction of my freedom of movement. Hungry and wanting to duck out for some quick grub, I was coolly told by the doorman that there was a policy of "No Ins & Outs." If I wanted to see Bob Log III, I was stuck here among the sparkling, gold and blue circus curtains and year' worth of spilled liquor.

So there I was, trapped between two sets,... (more)

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A Rose-colored Beginning

By V, published on Jan 11, 2010

I love dogs. I love all creatures in fact. Even the cockroaches and the bird-eating spiders. I’m mad for each and every one! I was once the human of a ferret or three, back when they were extremely uncommon (in Australia). And it was as the human of a few, much-loved, much-spoiled ferrets that I got a peek into an underground world of total, animal-obsessed eccentrics. These ferret people were different people to the, “Best in Show” types. These people were the underground members of a movement, designed to positively spin the much maligned, negative reputation of the quite-affectionate-in-fact,... (more)

Tags: rose bowl, ohio state, oregon

Father Figure

By V, published on Aug 5, 2008

“Daddy!” my mind squealed to itself, as I pulled over to the curb yesterday morning and turned the radio up.

“Morgan Freeman and a companion were in a serious car accident on Sunday night, August 3rd, 100 miles South of Memphis in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. Although he is in a serious condition and the jaws of life were used to extract him from the wreckage, it is said that he is not facing anything life threatening. His female passenger is said to have suffered minor injuries,” said the radio reporter.

Greatly relieved, I pulled out into the... (more)

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

Cowboy Country

By V, published on Jul 7, 2008

A fitting excursion we think for the holiday that commemorates America’s 1776 Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.

Leaving the state of California behind us and heading East out to Las Vegas – this bedazzled zone of the desert clocking 105 degrees Fahrenheit at 10:30 at night – we pushed on an hour or so further east to the small, poor man’s Vegas, the township of “Mesquite”. We pulled in at midnight to the “Virgin River Valley Casino”after roadside spotting a mountain lion.

We woke at 8:30am to a blazing desert sun.... (more)

Tags: los angeles, football, golf, california, environment, music, education

I Am Sorry - a National Apology in Australia

By V, published on Feb 12, 2008

While this could be seen as lacking in relevance to Broowaha readers, I beg to differ. We are after all, citizens of the world. So too, Americans and Australians alike are currently living in times of serious change and I believe, living in an atmosphere of hope.

On the 3rd of December, 2007 Australia changed government. Our 25th and second longest serving  Prime Minister, the Liberal Party’s John Howard was succeeded by Labor’s Kevin Rudd after 11 years of service. For 11 years, this minion of George Bush has succeeded at stripping my country of most things I believed in.  It was not... (more)

Tags: australia, indigenous australians, prime minister kevin rudd, australian history

Hung Over Hollywood

By V, published on Feb 10, 2008

It’s surprising how well I was taking my starvation regime. At the dawn of day four, I wasn’t hungry, I’d managed to somewhat overcome my disgust for the saltwater solution and I’d really just begun to get my head around not eating any food. I was perky and responded to our maintenance guy’s query with, “I feel great actually. This is really not that bad. I think I will probably do this once a year. I’ll make it a new year thing.” The maintenance guy was dubious. He is more than aware of my food love. When I’d first started working at my... (more)

Tags: hollywood, broowaha

Hungry Hollywood

By V, published on Feb 7, 2008

The bizarre maple syrup potion I’ve been swigging on all day instead of eating food seems to be mostly working it’s magic and keeping the hunger at bay. But the overwhelming smell of my Fiance’s Carne Burrito is giving me the illusion of hunger. It’s an illusion so strong that it is taking all of my character not to launch myself at him in a violent attack to retrieve even the tiniest morsel of succulent steak. I work with models. All day freakishly tall, thin and beautiful women surround me and I have been around it for years. To date, it hasn’t been of any detriment to my own self-esteem... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood dieting, master cleanse, hollywood models

The Insidious Nature Of Fear

By V, published on Jan 28, 2008

Ever since I’ve been old enough to have my own set of keys, I’ve played out a particular scene from a movie in my mind. Getting home after dark, walking down my street, my eyes dart about, alert to any shadows, any movement. I start to pick up pace and my breathing becomes sharp and quick. I imagine someone is behind me gaining on me. I start to walk briskly, glancing over my shoulders first left and then right. I fumble with the key in my hands and break into a run, moments from the door. I drop the keys. He’s gaining on me. The wrong key goes into the lock. I fumble for the right one. I... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, movie, education

Broowaha Burlesque

By V, published on Dec 21, 2007

Maybe most of you - like me - are pretty well the same person online as you are offline. Or maybe you are not at all who you say you are and simply revel in being a character of your own creation, weaving us all into your plot. Last night I met a fellow Broowaha Contributor for the first time and as far as I can tell, he is who he appears to be in his online persona. He was considering going to see an Afro-Cuban jazz band. I was going home to keep my freshly washed and flat-ironed hair out of the rain. What Contributor X did not realize however, was that he was also going to see a burlesque... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, hollywood, music, education, broowaha, santa monica

Musically Speaking

By V, published on Dec 1, 2007

It's 5:16pm. Friday 30th November Hello Stranger http://www.myspace.com/hellostrangermusic 10pm @ The Echo 1822 Sunset Blvd, Echo Park CA 90026 http://www.attheecho.com/ This 4 -piece pop/ indie-rock outfit pack a punch with equal amounts of whimsy and fun. Everyone needs to experience, at least once, the charismatic Juliette (lead singer and style maker), her costumes and her theatrics take over first the stage and then all the men. Hang on to your hats … and your boyfriends. Saturday 1st December Matt Ellis http://www.myspace.com/mattellisband 10pm @ Hotel Café 1623 1/2... (more)

Tags: los angeles, myspace

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