Air Date: 10/28/11
Jennifer Diane Lewis born in Las Vegas, Nevada, is an American musician/singer and
former child actress. She is best known for her work the indie rock band Rilo Kiley, but
has also released two solo albums and is currently in a band, Jenny & Johnny, with
boyfriend Johnathan Rice. Her biggest acting roles as a child were in “Troop Beverly
Hills” and in the 1989 movie “The Wizard” in which she co-starred w/ Fred Savage of
the Wonder Years and Christian Slater. Her big music break came in the band Rilo Kiley
with fellow child actor, Blake Senette.
For more info about Jenny Lewis, check out http://www.jennylewis.com.
Rilo Kiley – “It’s a Hit”
Rilo Kiley – “Hail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight That Surrounds You”
Loretta Lynn – “Coal Miner’s Daughter”
The New Pornographers – “When I Was a Baby”
Rilo Kiley – “Jenny, You’re Barely Alive”
Tilly and the Wall – “Lost Girls”
The Elected – “Waves”
The Postal Service – “Brand New Colony”
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins – “The Charging Sky”
Dusty Springfield – “You Don’t Own Me”
Jenny Lewis – “You Are What You Love (Live at the Echo)”
The Beachwood Sparks – “The Sun Surrounds Me”
Jenny Lewis (with Elvis Costello) – “Carpetbaggers”
She & Him – “Thieves”
Jenny & Johnny – “My Pet Snakes”
Johnathan Rice (with Jenny Lewis) – “The End of the Affair”
The Watson Twins – “You Showed Me”
Jenny & Johnny – “Committed”
dntel (with Jenny Lewis) – “Roll On”
Brandon Flowers (with Jenny Lewis) – “Hard Enough”
Rilo Kiley – “Rock and Roll Suicide (Live Bowie cover)”
1. “FREEDOM OF SPEECH”- ABOVE THE LAW- PUMP UP THE VOLUME SOUNDTRACK
2. INTERVIEW WITH DR. CAROL GLASSER PHD of the FREE SPEECH 8
I’ve lived in Glendale for a number of years and around this time frame each year there is a Love Ride event. The event was started by Oliver Shokouh who owns the Harley-Davidson dealership in Glendale. This year the event raised money for the non-profit Autism Speaks.
I have to admit this event is not on my calendar (I haven’t been on a motorcycle since forever). However, I am always made aware of this event on the day it occurs as the Harley-Davidson dealership is close to where I live. One year after getting in late on a Saturday night I was awaken at 6 a.m. by the sounds of motorcycles. Talk about being upset. Anyways, on Sunday I was driving to the Famers Market and noticed all these motorcycles. It must be the Love Ride event, I concluded. After doing my food shopping, I decided to walk on over and snap some photos of life in Glendale. There were hundreds of motorcycles parked in rows that stretched for about three blocks.
I hope they were able to raise massive bucks for Autism Speaks.
P.S. When the ride started, I went with the ear plugs.
ROAD TRIP! WITH BEDDING! that’s right gang, this week the NEW NEW WRTZ went on a road trip to IDYLLWILD, CA to spend some time in a kick ass cabbun ( CABIN to the layman). mountainy, outdoorsy, boozey, winey, foodie, sleepy, friendly adventures did conspire within and without the walls of the CABBUN. it was mildly old-timey with just the right amount of modern conveniences. (who am i kidding, there was WIFI for crying out loud) either way it was great to be just an inch closer to nature and to be able to spend it with good people.
And so, i return back to the concrete jungle to share tales of friendship and mother nature with you. woodsy outdoor chats and songs from a bygone era. bears and squirrels and booze and wine…this show sounds like this:
1. “MOUNTAIN SONG”- JANE’S ADDICTION- NOTHING’S SHOCKING
2. “DON’T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN”- JOHNNY CASH- GREATEST HITS
3. “GOIN’ OUT WEST”- TOM WAITS- BONE MACHINE
4. “FRIENDS”- WEEN- LA CUCARACHA
5. “WOODSY CHAT #1″- PROCESSES & WOOKIES- ERIC, KATE and ROB Z
6. “YOGI BEAR”- HANNA BARBERA CLASSICS
7. “THE OLD CHISOLM TRAIL”- CISCO HUSTON- A HISTORY OF AMERICAN FOLK
8. “WOODSY CHAT # 2″- DRINKIN’ CIGARETTE BUTTS- ROB Z and ERIC
9. “CAFFEINE & NICOTINE” – CURTIS GORDON- GONNA SHAKE THIS SHACK TONIGHT
10. “THE MOOS SHINES ON THE MOONSHINE”- BERT WILLIAMS- SPEAKEASY TIMES
11. “WOODSY CHAT # 3″- LEMURS AND MURDER WEEKENDS- ROB Z and ERIC
12. “PUT A LID ON IT”- SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS- HOT
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Last week one of my best friends got married and he asked me to speak. He asked me a few weeks before the wedding and I, having had a few whiskeys in me and having played a few terrible rounds of pinball, didn’t hesitate. I wrote a draft of what I was going to say but knew I wasn’t going to revise it at all or look at it more than once.
I had bullet points memorized. The time we went tagging and his brother almost died. Our intricate drawings of alien-reptillian genitalia (I only say “our” to communalize my embarrassment). My bullet points were reserved for stories like that. I didn’t plan to be up there for longer than a pre-Revolver Beatles’ song. The bride’s speaker went first. He was a very articulate gay man.
He introduced himself, “Hi. I am so-and-so and I’ve known so-and-so since we were in elementary school. I am a writer so I wrote my speech down.” Then he pulled out his 32 page speech with footnotes. I immediately ordered four drinks and took off my shoes (my toes are long enough to hold bottlenecks comfortably).
Two hours later it was my turn to speak and I did the normal hello and what’s my name and all that jazz. I skipped the part about alien dicks that controlled the one world government. I didn’t skip our brush with death.
There were scattered laughs. I looked at my feet a lot.
I retold the time I met my friend’s wife for the first time and mentioned that she had a political bumper sticker on her car. I didn’t mention the political party because it was a wedding and even though I had never been to a wedding in my adult life, I had seen enough movies to know that they are breeding ground for familial political hatred. I mentioned I lived in Texas some time during my two and half minutes.
After I threw the microphone in the pool some guy came up to me and said, “So what was with all that political shit you said? You seemed really radical. Can I ask you what political party you are?”
About half a second of my speech was dedicated to being ambiguous about politics.
“Me? Radical? I recall not saying it to avoid exactly this situation.”
“You said you were from Texas and you made a big deal about not saying what the bumper sticker said.”
He was getting really close to me and his breath smelled like what most human breath smells like. Nothing really special. Thought I’d clear that up.
I turned the tables on him.
“What about you? What are you?” I asked.
“I’m an anti-war Democrat.”
“Well, I consider myself a pretty liberal guy, nice to meet you,” and I walked out.
I think I avoided what would have been a fight with an aggressive pacifist at my best friend’s wedding.
Sometimes it’s best to just tell people what a bumper sticker you saw three years ago said. It said OBAMA-BIDEN 2008.
It was very important to this man.
Andrew Hilbert is a recently displaced Southern Californian living in San Antonio, TX. He will be sharing the adventures he encounters in his new habitat via his column Real Gone (to be published monthly on the second Monday of each month here on intraffik.com) He still wears his Dodgers hat and argues passionately against Spurs fans. He is one of three founders of art/poetry magazine Beggars & Cheeseburgers. One day he will own a llama or three.