Snowless in Silver Lake
I can’t believe I missed the big snow in NYC. I love when the city really gets hit and everything shuts down, but here I am in damned sunny California. Typical.
The McSweeney’s event was fun, a nice big friendly crowd and a bunch of great performances. I say again, Patton Oswalt is hilarious. I was also blown away by Jon Brion, who played songs in between acts. He’s a producer and musician and all around musical genius. He had just a guitar and a piano, and he didn’t prepare anything ahead of time, he’d just watch the show and then play whatever came to him. He obviously knows every song in the world – really nice guy too. He plays Fridays at Largo, and if you’re in LA you should probably go and see him.
Last night we went to a fancy cocktail party where I met Emo Phillips and Matt Groenig and was too shy to talk to Albert Brooks. LA! And today we’ll be on G4’s Attack of the Show, and then at Book Soup tonight.
I leave you with this video of a bear rescue that involves a trampoline (don’t worry, the bear is fine), and also this video of a Rube Goldberg device constructed in Half Life 2. Watch them and think about physics.