2011, Celebrities

04/02/2011 Interviewing Mad Magazine’s Sergio Aragones in San Francisco

This story is the stuff of legends, how this interview happened. The interview was for my TV show I was making, which was later solicited by Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.

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As the story goes, I picked up a real movie camera for the first time in February of 2011, and eight months later, I got my first major cable network solicitation.

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2014, Celebrities, Destinations

12/03/2014 The Wall Of Gold Records At Scott Weiland’s Recording Studio In Burbank

This one is sad, because Scott – vocalist for Stone Pilots and Velvet Revolver – died a year later.  This is Scott’s wall of gold records and I was surprised to learn that Scott had written songs for everyone from Limp Bizkit to Puddle of Mudd.  He must have had fifty gold records.  Now that Scott has passed on, his studio, which was located in Burbank, is now closed.  I’m glad I got to experience this little piece of rock n roll history before it ended.

RIP Scott

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2017, Celebrities, Food

02/08/2017 “Never Doubt A Duvall When They Give You A Dinner Recommendation.”

My friend, John Duvall, is actors Robert and Shelley Duvall’s cousin. John recommended the Ashby Inn, in Paris, Virginia, an amazing five course, or one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

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While we were there, the waiter asked,  “Might I ask who recommended our restaurant to you?”  I said, “John Duvall.”  Suddenly, we had three waiters.  Each course, from the opening potato soup, to a spoon of something I’m apparently not refined enough to know what it was, was unbelievable.

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The closing course was a piece of the most amazing 60 day dry ages cuts of meat I ever ate in my life.  It might not seem like much food, but by the end of this little journey, you end up stuffed with food.

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The next day, I texted John and said, “Holy shit dude, that was the best thing I ever ate,” and he responded, “Never doubt a Duvall when they give you a dinner recommendation.”