My first memory of Michael Monroe was watching a Hanoi Rocks video on Much Music – I think in 1982 – I taped it on VHS, along with an extended interview with Keith Richards and some other random stuff that appealed to my 12-year-old self. My best friend Kathleen and I were obsessed with the Rolling Stones, and seeing […]
I grew up in Canada, but I was always proud to be American. I loved telling people I was born in California, the ocean and palm trees an exotic brag when you’re sloshing through slush on a Toronto playground. Every Sunday evening at family dinner, I would listen to my professor father (in his New […]
My first video in a new series! I’ve decided to share the wisdom, such as it is, of my many years as an artist, and I’m starting off with my top 3 tips to success.
The day after New Year’s Day in Pasadena is a day of recovery. With the Rose Parade the previous day, Colorado Blvd is in a state of shock and everyone is out looking for the perfect place to brunch. But we had a theatrical adventure ahead of us at The Pasadena Playhouse that day, with tickets to see Peter […]
Val and I wanted to make something special for Christmas dinner, so we went to Google and found this festive recipe on BBC Good Food. We made some slight alterations like switching to a half-whole-wheat crust, and sloshing some white wine and apple cider vinegar into the filling. Here is the recipe recounted here with […]
My sister Valerie and her hubby Walker got a Himalayan pink salt block for Christmas, so naturally we wanted to try it out at Christmas. A quick Internet search told us that you can either chill it in the fridge and serve cheese and hors d’oeuvres on it, or you can heat it like a sauna rock and […]