Sunday, June 10, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I was lucky enough to have met Ray Bradbury on two occasions - one when our CAPS (Comic Art Professional Society) group honored him in the Valley at one of our annual banquets, and then covering a visit to Seven Arrows in Pacific Palisades for this article. He was a genius with a fertile imagination and such a gifted storyteller. He was proud of his French Medal of Honor. What a loss.
Monday, June 4, 2012
It's been exactly a month since word broke that Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys had lost his battle with the Big C at age 47. Yauch started off as a wild and crazy rap star and, in the end, became a Tibetan activist and a distributor of Academy Award-nominated films and documentaries (not to mention a family man).
Anyway, to mark the 1-month anniversary of his death, I thought I'd run the original longer, more personal and anecdote-filled version of the article published in the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles a few weeks back. That tribute was the article that brought me back into the Journal's fold about nine years after I left my position there as a staff writer (1997-2003).
|MCA, circa 1986, "Fight for Your Right (to Party)" video.|
|Beastie Boys, circa 1986.|
|An awesome tribute by the Wiltern Theatre in Koreatown following Yauch's passing. Ironically, to my knowledge, the Beasties never played this venue. Still pretty cool.|