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7 Years Ago... [Jul. 23rd, 2008|01:26 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |nostalgicnostalgic]
[audio |Dont Confess (This Thing That Breaks My Heart)-Tegan And Sara-If It Was You]

Thanks to ihatesnard and jandk I discovered that I was one of the first of my friends to have a livejournal. (2001-08-20 22:49:46) But then I remembered that I actually had a blog before it, and all of a sudden the phrase "Hot Lava" popped in to my head.

sure enough...it's still there!

So I start reading through the entries and embarrassing the shit out of myself, then found the link to Cherry Spit which I started after Hot Lava. About 5 entries down, on July 25th, 2001 I posted about something I had completely forgotten about.

I almost killed Heath Ledger!

"Friday was Marleighs birthday. She turned 21. So Marleigh, Kat, and Marleighs roomate Nikki and I went out to dinner at this place Micelis in Hollywood. Little did we know it was such a high profile area, we would see two big time celebs on the street. Pulling into the parking lot I almost ran over the guy from 10 Things I Hate About You. I cant remember his name but hes the one on those really annoying bilboards for A Knights Tale. Marleigh was pretty pysched."

After reading that I actually remembered that I was driving my old golden Camry out of an alley on to the street and literally ran in to him and he kind of hopped up one leg and on to the hood of the car. To think...I could have prevented a suicide by committing a homicide.
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boobs! [Jul. 17th, 2008|12:05 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |hopefulhopeful]
[audio |Ride A White Horse-Goldfrapp-Supernature]

this is my friend Krista...

some of you may know her as Dolly, of the world famous greatest band on earth, Cooper and Dolly.

these are Krista's boobies...

why not support them in her fight against breast cancer?

seriously, you can give any amount... .69¢, $1.69, $6.90,$69.00.

reach in to those pockets and help out an internationally renown superstar, and a good cause.

click here to donate, and be sure to tell her Cooper Black sent you!
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get ur glowsticks out... [Jul. 16th, 2008|03:11 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |curiouscurious]
[audio |Of Moons, Birds & Monsters-MGMT-Oracular Spectacular]

please mark your calendars...I'll be having an Early 90's Party tentatively scheduled for August 16th. Start planning your outfits now.

more details to come, but meanwhile....who wants to go to a RAVE on sautrday?? apparently theres art and music and glowing things floating in the ocean. I'll bring the E?

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4th Of July [Jul. 7th, 2008|05:38 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |chipperchipper]
[audio |Turtle Island-Beach House-Devotion]

check out all the boobie and weiner pics...right here!
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Making Whoopie at Columbo's [Jun. 30th, 2008|05:47 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |touchedtouched]
[audio |Make It Wit Chu-Queens Of The Stone Age-Era Vulgaris]


Located in fabulous Eagle Rock, Columbo's features classy decor, friendly staff, amazing live Jazz and the some of the best STEAKS you will ever lay your tongue on.

Saturday night, Donny, Maria, Yvette and I had dinner at what has now become my most favorite place ever, Columbo's. It was one of those magical evenings where dinner just lingered on as we savored every bite of STEAK and fell in love with life. The Jazz was outstanding...4 older gentlemen (see above photo) that blew me away...the piano player plays trumpet and piano at the same time, and the singer/saxaphonist totally reminded me of my grandpa but could sing and play sax like he invented the blues. There was one older couple seated near by that seemed to be even more impressed than we were. They shouted requests, danced, and told us more than we ever needed to know about how they "make whoopie" during a song called, "Making Whoopie." We ended up staying until they closed, and on our way out got pretty much attacked by the couple who assaulted us with a barrage of questions and comments that came so fast we found ourselves speechless, even though we had them out numbered. The lady was overjoyed to see the "joung peoples" (insert cuban/puerto rican{?} accent) and her husband gave us a brief music history lesson about the roots of jazz and then proceded to ask us what schools we all went to. Their grandson goes to Berkely, and they seemed equally unimpressed that I went to Art School as my own grandparents were, when I told him where I attended.

I don't know if we'll ever be able to re-capture the magic (or the whoopie) that was made that night, but the memories will live on in our hearts forever.
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OMG gross! [Jun. 26th, 2008|03:47 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |impressedimpressed]
[audio |Insincere-The Dandy Warhols-Welcome To The Monkey House]

I thought this was a pretty clever advertising stunt for the 2nd season of Dexter, appearing in actual fountains all over Paris...

Then I just saw this one for the 3rd season appearing in butcher shops all over Spain...

Seriously, whats gonna happen if there is a 4th and 5th season?
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Project Indigo [Jun. 23rd, 2008|11:01 am]
Cooper Black
[feeling |amusedamused]

The only thing I like more then apocolyptic end of the world movies are apocolyptic end of the world drawrings...This guy seems a bit overly optimistic, but talented none the less.
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this is kind of awesome... [Jun. 13th, 2008|03:01 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |enthralledenthralled]
[audio |Karma Police-Easy Star All-Stars-Radiodread]

Crosswalk Countdown - GuerilLA from Kelly Herrington on Vimeo.
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Radiohead's Nude played by old computer parts [Jun. 10th, 2008|04:26 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |impressedimpressed]

This is kind of insane...

Big Ideas (don't get any) from James Houston on Vimeo.
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why Krista will no longer be playing Scrabulous with me... [Jun. 6th, 2008|03:06 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |indescribableindescribable]
[audio |Line Of Best Fit-Death Cab For Cutie-You Can Play These Songs With Chords]

could this be the end of Cooper and Dolly?
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I've got wood. [Jun. 6th, 2008|12:10 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |hornyhorny]
[audio |85-Rilo Kiley-The Initial Friend EP]

I love my driftwood coffee table. It was easily my greatest craigslist find ever for only $50. But I just saw this on Apartment Therapy and my jaw literally dropped...

Soooo sexy. Is it weird to be turned on by a piece of furniture? And the chick made it herself.

I would love to make something like this someday. I would also love to put in one of these.

On a related note, I'll be at the Modernica Wherehouse Sale tomorrow morning, followed by the Dwell On Design 08 Exhibition tomorrow afternoon...anyone else down?
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We all gonna die!!! [Jun. 3rd, 2008|01:41 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |scaredscared]
[audio |The National Anthem-Radiohead-Kid A]

I recently read on Curbed LA about how we're all gonna die pretty soon. For reals, the US Geoloical Survey just released their "Shakeout Secenario" - a possible chain of events folowing a 7.8 earthquake along the San Andreas Fault. Apparently it's not so much the size thats gonna kill us but the duration, which is expected to be at least 55 seconds. That is eight times longer than the Northridge quake which I actually remember pretty well as seeming like forever. Even scarier is how it gets in to the fact that we will most likely be with out water and power for days if not weeks, and that most of Los Angeles will end up in flames. Sweet.

This gets me thinking about how eventually something major is gonna happen in LA that will change everything. Not to get all existential, but really we can only keeping going in the direction we are headed for so long until something happens that turns us around and sets us back to zero, so to speak.

Anyway, I don't mean to shit on everyone's parade, so here is something else I found on curbed that totally made me LOL.
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The Cinema [May. 5th, 2008|06:49 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |geekygeeky]
[audio |...All The Go Inbetweens-Silversun Pickups-Pikul [EP]]

This weekend I did something unthinkably out of character for myself. I saw not one, not two, but THREE movies.

I know I can't believe it myself. On friday I saw Iron Man with Sarah, Paul and Alexis. It was actually really good. Robert Downey Jr. was pretty amazing in it...and I think everyone who sees it will agree this movie would have been a disaster with anyone but him cast in the main role. Dare I even say he could be one of my favorite actors? I guess that doesn't mean much condisering I've only seen like 36 movies.

The second movie I saw was I Am Legend. What's really shocking about this is the fact that i NETFLIX'D it! Yes, it's true, I joined Netflix and actually plan on paying for and watching what could turn out to be several movies per month. A few people recommended I Am Legend, and I am totally in to end of the world movies so I gave it a shot. I liked it...it was sort of like the slightly more science based version of 28 Days Later. I do wish they had gone deeper in to the idea that the Fresh Prince was the last person on Earth and all of the crazy shit one would probably be doing if they knew no one else existed. (why wear clothes really?) Also the ending was just a tad but heavy handed, but I'll let it slide.

The final movie, also a Netflix rental, was something I've wanted to see for a while, and actually the reason I joined to begin with. Helvetica, is a documentary on the typeface...when and where it began, how it is used, and what it means. Basically, it was soft porn for a designer like me. I seriously enjoyed everything about this movie, even David Carson's annoying ass towards the end. Basically this movie is about how Helvetica is the best font ever created by man...nothing is better, everything is worse, and it will never be improved upon. Helvetica reigns supreme over everyone and everything, for ever and ever amen. And I can't entirely disagree. But what I really liked about this movie, besides all the historical and cultural info, were the shots in between interviews. Basically just fixed shots of Helvetica in use in signage in different cities around the world. But every shot was like, amazing and something I wanted to print out and put on my wall. If you aren't a designer or at least in to design you will probably hate this movie, but if you are, and can appreciate 1.5 hours of your life being dedicated to a typeface, definitely check it out.

I've still got my 3rd movie to watch this week, The Darjeeling Limited. Basically everyone I know loves it, which probably means I'll hate it. But we'll see.

Next in my queue are the first three Indiana Jones movies, some of my all-time favorites. Who wants to come to a screening party at my place in preparation for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which comes out in 2 weeks!?!
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Schnappi [Apr. 29th, 2008|06:30 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |amusedamused]
[audio |You Were Born Inside My Heart-The Duke Spirit-Cuts Across The Land]

So this video was circulating around the office today. Funny in its own right, but then I found this version. I thought that was as good as it gets. Until I saw this one..
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Third [Apr. 3rd, 2008|01:21 pm]
Cooper Black
[feeling |excitedexcited]
[audio |My Sunken Treasure-The Duke Spirit-Neptune]

as if it's not exciting enough that Portishead's new albums is almost here....

yes, that is a limited edition "P" shaped USB drive that the album comes on!
sooo sweeeet!
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