Sunday, February 25, 2007
Posted by Owley Patrol at 2/25/2007 04:20:00 PM
Monday, February 19, 2007
The "li xi" blessing from the head monk of the temple.
Dried squid is a common Vietnamese carnival snack. I pretty much like everything Vietnamese and am totally open to trying anything and everything but shit, this squid was too intense for my palette. It stank.
Chuc Mung Nam Moi!
Posted by Owley Patrol at 2/19/2007 04:20:00 PM
Friday, February 16, 2007
Happy Birthday Jamie! I can't believe that it's been almost 11 years since we first met at that Brit Pop club in London, the day after my birthday. Yours was love at first sight with my best friend... There's so much inspiration and love to be had in that precious union of yours. Wouldn't even think of missing your nuptials for the world. I'm already planning my speech where I drunkenly claim how it's because of me that you two met...
Posted by Owley Patrol at 2/16/2007 04:20:00 PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
On the eve of this Valentine's Day, I think it's befitting to share my love for 60s French pop chanteuse, Claudine Longet. Musically, she is best known for her cover of "Love is Blue" and infamously as that woman who shot and killed her handsome boyfriend, champion skier Vladimir "Spider" Sabich, in a fit of deadly jealousy. Love gone awry...
The best interpretation of this questionable "accidental" murder is from the Mick Jagger penned "Claudine" that was ultimately cut from the 1980 Stones' album, "Emotional Rescue."
"Claudine's back in jail again
She only does it at weekends
Claudine Oh, Claudine
Now only Spider knows for sure
But he ain't talkin' about it any more
Is he, Claudine?
There's blood in the chalet
And blood in the snow
Washed her hands of the whole damn show
The best thing you could do, Claudine
Shot him once right through the head
Shot him twice right through the chest
The judge says it was an accident, Claudine
Accidents will happen (In the best homes)
What about the children, baby?
Poor, poor children
Now I threaten my wife with a gun
I always leave the safety on
I recommend it
Now she pistol whipped me once or twice
But she never tried to take my life (What do you think about that)
The prettiest girl I ever seen
I saw you on the movie screen
Hope you don't try to make a sacrifice of me
Claudine (Don't get trigger happy with me)
Don't wave a gun at me (Claudine)"
It wasn't until after her marriage ended to Andy Williams that she really came into her own musically, interpreting modern day pop songs in her own soft and sexy distinctive way. The seduction wasn't through heavy breathing ala Birkin or Bardot; it was the charm of her slight innocent French accent...
Here are two bewitching covers that will lure you into Claudine's world...
Claudine - Sleep Song.mp3
Claudine - Let's Spend the Night Together.mp3
Posted by Owley Patrol at 2/13/2007 04:20:00 AM
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Met up with Jimmy at the Los Feliz 9-hole 3-par for a short round of golf. I needed to start up again as I'm going to visit the In-Laws soon and they live on a golf course and well, obviously, we'll be hitting the links a lot. Hot damn, I was pretty good for someone who hasn't played in almost two years! Sorry Jimmy, but I think I did beat you. Now I just need to work on my putting...
Posted by Owley Patrol at 2/11/2007 04:20:00 PM
Friday, February 09, 2007
I went to NY last week for a solo holiday. It was a much needed break; good to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. It was nasty cold which was quite contrary from what I'm used to; my semi-wet hair froze one day and my legs felt like they might break, literally... Though NY is a pretty big town, it's such a small community with my group of friends; I think I saw the same people multiple times each day. No affront here, it's just that I think it's confining yet neighborly at the same time. Really, it's awesome in NY. I guess I'm used to more of the disconnection and aloofness that happens in LA. It was also a girly trip. I haven't been around so many girlfriends in a concentrated time in a very long time, I felt young again...
Afterwards, we made our way down to Vegetarian Dim Sum. Never had dim sum that late, let alone vegetarian! The mock duck did not taste like duck, it was just tofu skin with soy sauce!.. but it was pretty tasty. It did me right :)
I loved it... so gorgeous and gentle... Vashti's beautiful voice was even better live, Coco Rosie was amusing, Devendra was as charming as ever, Vetiver played my favorite song, "I Know No Pardon," and I finally got to see Adem. He performed "Spirals" which was the ultimate for me that night.
The back of my hand
You drew a heart
And some tiny dots
And a spiral
Which together spell
‘I want you’
[Hey Andy, thanks for the hook up, I really appreciate it!]
Posted by Owley Patrol at 2/09/2007 04:20:00 PM