Saturday, December 31, 2011

December in Photos

Moon and Jupiter
N8 | Moon and Jupiter

N8 | Griffith Observatory at night

N8 | Sunrise over Los Angeles

N8 | Scott Pilgrim marquee at the New Beverly Cinema

N8 | deadmau5 at the Hollywood Palladium

N8 | Penn Ward with the Doorknockers

N8 | Los Angeles Sister Cities

N8 | Christmas Tree in Little Tokyo

N8 | Battle Royale Cosplay at the Silent Movie Theater

Friday, December 30, 2011

Year in Rock: 2011

N8 | March - Lords of Acid - Club Nokia

N8 | March - The Bountiful Hearts "Out of Key" - Three Clubs

N8 | May - Ghostland Observatory "Sad Sad City" - Club Nokia

N8 | May - Rammstein - "Feuer Frei (conclusion)" - Jimmy Kimmel Live

N8 | August - Glitch Mob "Derezzed" - Club Nokia

N8 | September - MC Chris - Troubadour

Jane's Addiction
N8 | October - Janes Addiction - Jimmy Kimmel Live

N8 | November - Eyeshine

N8 | November - They Might Be Giants - Amoeba Records

N8 | November - Radioactive Chicken Heads - Steve Allen Theater

N8 | November - Mute Math - Windows Phone Market Event

N8 | December - Deadmau5 - MouthTapedShut- Hollywood Palladium

Pretty good year.  Looking forward to Mindless Self Indulgence and Rammstein in 2012

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Nintendo at the LA Auto Show

N8 | A view of the Nintendo 3DS booth

N8 | The Mario Kart 7 backdrop

N8 | Luigi's kart

N8 | Mario's glider kart

I got to test out Mario Kart 7 while at the LA Auto Show.  It was a lot of fun.  The 3D is very well done.  The new items were interesting.  I never figured out how to use the 7 super item.  Mario Kart 7 is a blast to play with other people.  Highly recommended!

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Small cars of the LA Auto Show

N8 | The Volkswagon Beetle

N8 | Mini Cooper S

N8 | Smart Car Electric with Bike Rack

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

At the LA Auto Show

N8 | View from the top of the Toyota booth

Last Sunday I attended the 2011 LA Auto Show.  It was pretty crowded and I didn't get to do as much as I would have liked.

N8 | Mitsubishi electric concept

I spent the first hour checking twitter to see the Chargers score.  I didn't realize I could just sit in a car and listen to the radio.

N8 | Hot Wheels Hot Rod

Ford had a really cool 5 screen google maps interactive display.  I forgot to take a picture of it : (
I noticed most people looked up where they lived.  Some people looked up the pyramids in Egypt.


N8 | The Mini Slot machine

What I loved about the Mini booth was this slot machine.  The three slots on the screen were projected on the roofs in the background

N8 | There's 2 gigs in that thing

Monday, November 28, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Goofing with the Camera Lover Pack

Test 2
N8 | The sun effect

App testing
N8 | That Instragram look

I'm not big on camera apps.  These are from the Camera Lover Pack.  I use them once and forget I installed it.  I don't think I've used molome in months.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy TARDIS Day

N8 | The TARDIS lands at San Diego Comic Con

48 years ago today, BBC aired the first episode of Doctor Who.  I began watching last Summer.  That's a lot of catching up to do.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

In the window

N8 | Don't Blink

Parked on a street near the Hollywood Improv and saw this window display.  Reminds me of a weeping angel from Doctor Who.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011


The Steve Allen Theater is the place to be Saturday nights at midnight.  Ron Lynch hosts Tomorrow, a variety show that has been running for 6 years now.  Last night's show had a performance from the Radioactive Chicken Heads, a pianist, a burlesque dancer, "Jesse Ventura", skits, and lots of standup. 

N8 | The Hosts of Tomorrow from Yesterday

The show last night was one of the best.  Kate Micucci showed up and sang a song.  Brendon Small and Craig Anton showed up and did silly stuff with Ron Lynch and the Doorknockers.  There was a stretch where I was laughing for 15 minutes straight.

Tomorrow is dark for December and returns in January. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Theme Building at LAX

N8 | Encounter Restaurant

Someday I'll go inside.  The restaurant used to spin around, that must have been cool.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Toy Run in Little Osaka

Earlier this week I visited a small neighborhood in west Los Angeles some call Little Osaka.  I visited the Giant Robot stores and some of the shops.  Lots of yummy smells in the area.  My main purpose of the visit was to visit the market there.

N8 | Gokaiger candy

The market has Kamen Rider and Super Sentai toys.  I can't find this stuff like this when I visit Little Tokyo. I saw some Fourze and Gokaiger toys.

N8 | Gokai Galleon

Inside the box is a little model kit and a piece of candy.  Pretty simple toy to make.  I definitely need to make another visit.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

They Might Be Giants at Amoeba Records

I found out Monday night that They Might Be Giants would be playing a show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. I got there about an hour early.  I found a great spot in the second row.  Underneath the record racks was a stool I sat on while I waited.

N8 | In store marquee

N8 | They Might Be Giants

N8 | You can see the drummer in this one

They played for about half an hour.  I was very pleased they played Istanbul.  They also played Alphabet of Nations.  Good times were had.