Monday, October 25, 2010

Elly May Clampett And A Gorilla Dance By The Cement Pond!

Thank you Paul Henning. You made the world a much better place.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This Saturday! Reverend Dan DJs The Liquid Kitty's 15th Annual Halloween Bash!

Hey Hoodlums! This Saturday, October30th, Halloween Eve, I'll be DJing the 15th Annual Liquid Kitty Halloween Bash! Enjoy the best cocktails in town along with the best Halloween music in the city! And, if you are one of those costume wearing types, there will be a midnight costume contest! Plus, parked just outside the Kitty will be Barbie's Q Truck serving up great BBQ! Martinis! BBQ! Halloween fun for all over 21! The action all starts at 10pm Saturday! Be There!

The Liquid Kitty is located at:
11780 Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Click here for a map!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tis' The Season! Haunted Happy Hour at the Little Cave!

Hey Hoodlums! Tis' the season, so now every Saturday at the Little Cave bar in Highland Park, I'll be DJing the HAUNTED HAPPY HOUR! Every Saturday between 5pm and 9pm, stop by for a refreshing beverage and some great music spun by me, Reverend Dan!

The Little Cave is located at:
5922 Figueroa Street
Highland Park, 90042
Click here for a map!

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Old Apartment Building Is In "The LSD Story" Dragnet Episode!

Above you see embedded the entire pilot episode of the 1967 version of Jack Webb's Dragnet series. In the episode titled "The LSD Story", Sergeant Joe Friday (Webb) and his partner Bill Gannon (Henry Morgan) are introduced to the wild world of LSD when, out on a call, they meet Benjie "Blue Boy" Carver, a young man with his head buried in the ground looking at the center of the earth. You know the something is up with Benjie, because his face is painted blue on one side and yellow on the other. If you haven't seen the episode, you really should, if only to catch the vibe of this 1967 television series as it tries to wrap its head around the youth culture of the 1960s. Also, Dragnet was so perfectly minimal, it can't help but remind me of Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy comic strip from the fifties and sixties. Ernie Bushmiller kicks so ass.

But the reason for this posting is because my old apartment building appears in this episode of Dragnet! It's almost like I'm in the episode! In the 13th minute of "The LSD Story," Joe and Bill pull into a parking lot, and right there in the background is my old place on Dracena in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles!

I lived there for about ten years, and while I knew it was a cool old building from the 1920s (my apartment even had a genuine zinc lined icebox), I had no idea it was in the legendary Blue Boy Dragnet episode! The episode that, when it first aired in 1967, had everybody at St. Joseph's Elementary School talking about the freaky things we had seen on television the night before!

The View From Montecito Heights

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Movies For Nimrods From The Vaults Of MANIAC (1934 - Dwain Esper)

From the absolutely essential Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film by Michael Weldon (click and get your own copy):
"Don't pass up an opportunity to see this incredible old adults-only oddity based in part on Poe's 'The Black Cat.' ...Highlights include the eating of a cat's eye, body snatching, two woman locked in a cellar fighting with syringes, a rapist who thinks he's a gorilla, and a bit of nudity in defiance of the Hayes Code...Esper and his scriptwriter wife Hildegarde also made Marijuana: Weed With Roots In Hell, and How To Undress In Front Of Your Husband."

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Starting Saturday October 9th at The Little Cave: Headbanger Happy Hour with Reverend Dan!

The fine folks at The Little Cave bar in Highland Park have asked me (KXLU DJ Reverend Dan) to provide the music and theme for their Saturday afternoon Happy Hour. So, starting this Saturday, October 9th, I'll be hosting the HEADBANGER HAPPY HOUR! Yes, from 5pm til 9pm every Saturday afternoon, enjoy the finest in alcohol with the finest in headbanging entertainment, as I (KXLU DJ Reverend Dan) spin the best of 70's and 80's punk and metal! And no power ballads either, just good loud rock and roll for your drinking and headbanging pleasure!

The HEADBANGER HAPPY HOUR with KXLU DJ REVEREND DAN happens every Saturday afternoon at The Little Cave from 5pm to 9pm! BE THERE!

The Little Cave is located at:
5922 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042