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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With VEEP's Timothy Simons

Posted by Amoebite, November 13, 2014 02:04pm | Post a Comment

Tim Simmons

Timothy Simons is an actor best known for his role as Jonah Ryan on HBO's Veep. Ryan is a self-proclaimed "go to guy" as the White House liaison to the Vice President's office. Much to the annoyance VEEPof the Veep staff, character Ryan takes great pride working for the President and not the Vice-President. Ironically, the President cannot stand Ryan, which makes for great comedy. 

Timothy Simons studied theater at the University of Maine and developed his chops with the Chicago-based theatre group, Hypocrites. In 2008, he and his wife relocated to Los Angeles and just two years later, Simons made his television debut on Veep

Simons recently hosted a charity auction at Amoeba Hollywood and saved some time to do a little shopping and film an episode of What’s In My Bag?. He has a bunch of great picks, including several films, as you might expect from an actor who takes his work seriously. Simons starts off with a copy of Puplhead, a collection of essays written by John Jeremiah Sullivan. He makes a point to talk about Blow Out, the 1981 thriller by director Brian De Palma and starring John Travolta as a sound effects technician. Simons also finds the classic Charlie Chaplin film, Modern Times, and picks up a little country music with Doc Watson’s Definitive Collection and John Prine's In Spite of Ourselves.

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Queenz of L.A. Event at Downtown Artwalk Benefits Homeless Women

Posted by Amoebite, November 11, 2014 01:06pm | Post a Comment

Looking for something fun to do during the Downtown Artwalk this Thursday? Stop by QUEENZ of LA, a benefit event for homeless women at Evaporate LA.

The 18+ event starts at 7 p.m. and includes art, DJs spinning breakbeat and house music, drinks, a vape lounge and bar, a photobooth and more. Proceeds go to Downtown Women's Center, a nonprofit dedicated to providing permanent housing for homeless women. Donators will receive gifts from Amoeba, OG Hip Hop Chocolates, Beat Swap Meet and Acrylick.

Evaporate LA is located at 120 E 5th Street in Downtown L.A.

queenz of la event

 

Celebrate Our Birthday With an Amoeba T-shirt and Get 10% Off This Weekend

Posted by Amoebite, November 10, 2014 08:00am | Post a Comment

Wear your Amoeba Shirt and get 10 percent off

Amoeba is turning 24 this year. And to celebrate, we’ve got a great deal for you!

Wear your Amoeba T-shirt to the store during our birthday weekend (Saturday, Nov.15 through Monday, Nov. 17) and get 10% off your purchase. (It’s limited to one discount per day and can’t be combined with other coupons or offers.)

If you don’t have an Amoeba T-shirt yet, pick one up in our stores in a myriad of colors, or order on Amoeba.com.

amoeba berkeley

This weekend doesn’t just celebrate the birth of the original Amoeba store in Berkeley, which was opened Nov. 17, 1990, on Telegraph Avenue. In 1997, on Nov. 15, the Amoeba mitosis happened—the cell split and we were TWO, as Amoeba opened an even bigger store where the old Rock & Bowl was on Haight Street in San Francisco. Then, on Nov. 17, 2001, the Amoebas gave birth to a WHOPPING GRANDBABY with Amoeba Music Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard. With hundreds of thousands of titles in a two-story building over an entire city block, it’s not only our biggest store but the biggest independent music store in the world! Find out even more about our stores and take video tours of each store here.

So come help us celebrate the birth of all three of our stores this weekend. It’s our party and we’ll give you 10% off if we want to.

Pick Up David Bowie's New Album at Amoeba and Get 2 Tickets to 'David Bowie Is'

Posted by Amoebite, November 7, 2014 04:00pm | Post a Comment

David Bowie Is Screening

The new David Bowie retrospective Nothing Has Changed, comes out Monday, November 17, and when you buy it in-store at Amoeba Hollywood on 11/17, you’ll get two free tickets to a special screening of the documentary David Bowie Is later that night at the LA Film School at 8pm.

David Bowie Is documents the traveling exhibition on Bowie organized by London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous” and The Guardian as “a triumph,” the exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. The documentary was filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition and features legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other Bowie collaborators.

The exhibition is currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, so if you can’t make it out to see it, the film’s the next best thing.

David Bowie Is exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

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Go Dirty For the Drought and Other Tips To Help Conserve Water

Posted by Amoebite, November 5, 2014 06:40pm | Post a Comment

Dirty Car Pledge

California is experiencing the worst drought in recorded history. Help fight the drought by taking LA Waterkeeper's "Dirty Car Pledge" to not wash your car for 60 days. It saves water, money, and the static-cling car sticker they send you will save your image, too! Take the pledge now at DirtyCarPledge.com

Here are some additional tips to help conserve water:

INDOORS

  • Replace all non-water saving showerheads with water-saving showerheads.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save up to 3 gallons each time.
  • Turn off the water while you're shaving. Just fill the sink with a little water and rinse your razor. You can save up to 3 gallons.
  • Don't let the faucet run while you clean vegetables. Instead rinse them in a sink full of clean water.
  • If you wash dishes by hand, don't leave the water running for rinsing.
  • Replace your toilets if you can to high efficiency toilets.
  • Consider native and other drought-tolerant plants that need 2/3 less water.

OUTDOORS

  • Water your lawn deeply and less frequently. Avoid over watering and runoff.
  • Adjust sprinklers to water the lawn, not the pavement. 
  • Water early in the morning or late in the evening - avoid the hottest part of the day when evaporation is highest.
  • Change watering schedule seasonally.
  • Do not allow the hose to run as you wash your car. Use a self-closing hose nozzle, or turn off the water, between rinses.
  • Use a broom instead of the hose to sweep away dirt and leaves.
  • Lower the temperature on your water heater.
  • Wash only full loads of clothes or dishes.
TOP 10 POTENTIAL WATER SAVING TIPS FOR YOUR HOME:

1. New Sprinklers

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