Live Thoughts: My First KROQ Weenie Roast

That’s really all there is to say about it, I went to the KROQ Weenie Roast. The lineup certainly had its fan base there, but I think there had been stronger lineups in the past. Of course, I also didn’t have the wherewithal to go in the past, for which I have only myself to blame. I tried to live stream, and the result wasn’t great as I was limited to using my phone. The cell reception inside the StubHub Center in Carson isn’t the greatest unfortunately. I think my favorite act of the night was probably Cold War Kids. They were utterly flawless.

Anyway, here’s a selection of archived live stream footage that seemed to come out, well, just okay. Enjoy!

Local Thoughts: Heritage Square Needs Work

I should have titled my trip to Heritage Square as another live stream fail (similarly to Hearst Castle), but there was something about Heritage Square that offset my live stream errors and evened everything out: It wasn’t a very good museum.

Heritage Square Museum

I was really looking forward to using my cobbled-together vlogging system for the first time here, but wasn’t able to, not because I forgot a critical component (although that could have been the reason), but rather because photography wasn’t allowed inside the houses, and that’s just lame. Maybe there was a time when one could argue that camera flashes could damage vintage preserved surfaces on an artifact or fabric or room interior, but nobody uses camera flashes anymore (unless they’re the NoH8 Campaign or Terry Richardson and the latter is a creep getting his just desserts…never understood the appeal of his work or how he got work and why I can’t get work) because camera sensors are so good and lenses are so fast that flashes are unnecessary. Continue reading “Local Thoughts: Heritage Square Needs Work”