Ahh La vida es una locura.
These last 10 days have kept up pace with the first month of the year. In such a good way.
What have we done? Well besides planning and spearheading a grand birthday celebration for Jordan. Painting some new pieces. Filming, Editing a trailer for the greatest movie trailer of all time. writing a few new tracks. Working a few days, hitting the gym 11 times, watching a deserving qb not named tom brady win the super bowl and being ok with it, starting in on 2 new books, cooking ragu and pasta from absolute scratch, meeting some really cool people, starting in on outlines for a new book, a new play, and auditioning for a few big projects.
Let’s talk about my favorite new place in Los Angeles.
Solar De Cahuenga.
At first, it’s an unassuming piece of real estate on the corner of cahuenga and franklin. But once you walk in, you know if you’re gonna enjoy hanging out there. For me, it was noticing the Argentinian decor adorning the walls, including a picture of my name sake Carlos Gardel, It’s a cool place, full menu, including nice sized entrees and sandwhiches, great coffee, and did i mention is was Argentinian? So one week and 4 visits later, I’m writing this from my new found sanctuary. Its quiet, and nice.
Let’s talk about documentaries
I’ve seen 2.5 of the Academy Award nominated docs, and wow. just wow.
Stakes aside it’s difficult to pick which ones I like the most. Exit through the gift shop, while not as “impacting” as war ot natural resources, resonates because of it’s commentary on the art world. A sucker is truly born every minute, and it is profound to see the subject matter and the consumers truly buy into what appears to be a disingenuous product. Or, the joke is on us, the viewer, kudos to Banksy for making my head spin. Gasland was disturbing and eye opening all together and i hope regardless if it wins or not, enough to open the eyes of the people that can make a difference. Restrepo…the 40 minutes of it i saw…are just surreal, probably because it’s so real. I’ll write more on it when i finish it.
In the meantime check out the trailer for 2016’s Best Short Film Winner
It’s so nice to be here. In this city and have so many friends who care. I’ve received a great outpouring of help and support from my many wonderful, beautiful friends who are determined to set me up with someone. I maintain that everything else in my life is going so well, i shouldn’t even bother complaining about the lack of a little TLC. And with a handful of relationships that I see on a peripheral basis, maybe i don’t need that right now. Perspective.
I’m sure that everything happens for a reason, and that luck comes with hard work. Sometimes it’s easy to sit by and just hope things will happen to you, or act with a sense of entitlement. Plenty of people I know are like this. Don’t get me wrong, they’re deep down inside good people. But that’s just not my style. I’ve worked for everything i’ve ever accomplished, and usually 2x as hard as the person next to me. I don’t use the fact that I was (am) fat, dark skinned, didn’t know english, didn’t have rich parents, as an excuse. I encourage anyone reading this to never fall into the woe is me mentality that plagues this country. If there is something you are not, and want to become. Become. If there is something you don’t have and want, Go Get It. If there is someone you love, Love Them. But Los, that’s easier said than done. No. No it isn’t. I’ll point you to my literal body of work over the last 8 months. It’s that easy. You will get luckier the harder you work.
See you in a few.