Be My Belated Valentine

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, February 15, 2009 10:58pm | Post a Comment
Gregory Isaac -"Night Nurse"

I once listened to this song over and over in my car for days while love sick.

Ramon Ayala Y Los Bravos Del Norte - "Chaparra De Mi Amor"

I also listened to this song over and over in my car for days while love sick. Same girl.

Barry White - Love's Theme

Here is Barry White in Mexico in the 70's. He was huge in popularity and in stature all over Latin America during that time. I have at least a half a dozen cover versions of this song done by Latin American bands. I had the pleasure of seeing Barry White in concert while on tour in Australia. I was happy to see him, but I remembered I was bummed that I was single at the time and had no one to share that moment with.

Apparently, YouTube doesn't want Serge Gainsbourg to be your valentine unless you go to their site. So go and see this heart filled song.

Shows: A Pictorial Blog

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, February 15, 2009 10:15pm | Post a Comment

Quantic at Mas Exitos. He played some great records, but Chico Sonido stole his thunder with a great set before he went on. Call it home town advantage.

Jun and Eric with pretty girl in the middle at Mas Exitos

The Latin Project at Real Wednesdays. It was a live Brazilian House set by these world travelers.

Ruben Guevara & The East Side Lovers. Ruben becomes Funkahuátl, The Aztec God Of Funk, from the top of the bar at East Side Luv in Boyle Heights. The former Ruben & The Jets legend (and one-time Frank Zappa colaberator) rocks harder at his age than most people in their twenties. That night, he put everyone to shame.

Cute girl at Tormenta Tropical

Toy Selectah returns to L.A.

The VBC (Very Be Careful) at El Gallo Giro in East L.A.

Tormenta Tropical

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, February 15, 2009 09:10pm | Post a Comment

Tormenta Tropical is an Electro-Cumbia club that has its roots in San Francisco and Buenos Aires. This was the second Tormenta Tropical in L.A and the first at their new spot, Guatalinda’s. The club mostly caters to Latin American immigrants, mostly from Central America and Mexico. It’s the kind of place you go to escape Americanism, even for just for a night. The waitresses, complete with the “barely there” mini-faldas, served drinks as the music blasted out of the sound system. To say it was loud was an understatement. The combination of Electro, Dancehall and Cumbia was as varied as the people who went to Tormenta Tropical. It was a mixture of hipsters, regulars and those who felt comfortable in both worlds.

Oro 11 and Disco Shawn from Bersa Discos started the evening. They played the perfect blend of Sonidero, Hip-Hop, Cumbia Villera, Vallenato that had the regulars up and dancing. Uproot Andy from New York, who followed them, was heavier on the electro vibe that night, which made the regulars sit down and got the electro crowd up on the floor. He did play an amazing Prince Nico remix that I wish I had. I think it may be one of his was my favorite song of the night. Toy Selectah was the best of both worlds. He got everyone up. I spoke with Toy briefly before his set. Looks like he will have two 12" singles coming out soon, one on Discos Bersa and the other on Mad Decent

It looks like Tormenta Tropical will happen every first Friday of the month. Despite some grumbling from the regular Guatalinda’s crowd, I think this is a good thing for L.A. Not the “same old, same old” Cumbia and not some overly douchebag electro. It was the best of both worlds.

a little art for a bunch of little records

Posted by Whitmore, February 15, 2009 04:22pm | Post a Comment

This Week At The New Beverly!

Posted by phil blankenship, February 15, 2009 10:25am | Post a Comment
This Week At The New Beverly!

Coming to the New Beverly Cinema Feb. 18-28
A week of films regarding frauds, fakers, charlatans, hoaxers, hucksters and other unsavory sorts, each selected and presented by Rian Johnson for your "viewerly" edification!

Rian Johnson exploded onto the film scene in 2005 with BRICK, a modern day film noir. Beloved by audiences and critics alike, the film is clearly the beginning of a long and brilliant career. Johnson's second theatrical release, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, will be released this year and will receive two advance screenings at the New Beverly as part of the "Festival of Fakery"!

Schedule permitting, Rian Johnson will introduce the films in person all 10 days of the festival.

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday February 15, 16, 17

New 35mm Print Of Saturday Night Fever!

Saturday Night Fever
dir. John Badham, starring John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney
Sun: 3:15 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

dir. Adrian Lyne, written by Joe Eszterhas & Thomas Hedley Jr. music by Giorgio Moroder, starring Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri
Sun: 5:35 & 9:50; Mon/Tue: 9:50 Watch The Trailer!

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