Janis Joplin, Anderson Theater, NYC, 1968, singing with Big Brother and the Holding Company ; from Strange Kozmic Experience at the Grammy Museum; copyright Elliott Landy/LandyVision.com


Easter is over, Passover is all but past.  You’ve  dressed up, seen your loved ones, and eaten big, (hopefully) delish dinners.  

Ready to throw on your jeans and relax?  Today, the Grammy Museum debuts  Strange Kozmic Experience, which focuses on Sixties musical legends Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and the Doors who left an indelible mark on music with their blues-inspired rock ‘n roll.  

Give yourself plenty of time; the comprehensive exhibit features 30 rare photos by esteemed rock photographers Elliott Landy, Joel Brodsky, Lisa Law, Eddie Kramer, and Jim Marshall (who passed away less than two weeks ago); instruments and lyrics from blues influences such as Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Odetta, Albert King, Howlin’  Wolf, and B.B. King; artifacts accompanied by archive footage and biographical films; and archived talk show interviews with the artists.  

Go Go’ers, you’re gonna want to throw on your fringed jacket with those jeans.  

You’re also gonna be hungry after all that time-tripping.  Keep the evening low-key and low-cash by Go Go’ing over to Spitz Doner Kebab Little Tokyo (LT to insiders).  The Not-Unhappy-Hour (3-7PM) and the Late Night Not-Unhappy Hour (9-10PM) feature inexpensive beer, pitchers and sangria as well as the restaurant’s newest, genius grub: Street Cart Fries (thin-sliced or sweet potato fries smothered with feta cheese, garlic aioli, onion, green pepper, diced tomato and Kalamata olives, peperoncinis, and chili sauce) and Cinnamon-Sugar Pita Strips with Vanilla Gelato Dipper.  

But wait, it gets better!  This Monday and Tuesday (April 5-6), you can get 50% off the Street Fries and the Cinnamon-Pita Dippers at either location (LT or Eagle Rock) when it’s NOT Not-Unhappy-Hour when you print out the coupon below (after the break).   Better still, you can use the printed coupon as many times as you want over the next two days before it expires on Wednesday, April 7th.  

Rock ‘n roll, cheap booze, ethnic eats – the Sixties live again.  

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….  


L.A. Derby Dolls' Tough Cookies vs. Fight Crew at the Doll Factory in Los Angeles (Photo by Marc Campos)


Get all Doll’d up!
Loved Whip It?  Watch it live,  loud and proud as the Los Angeles and San Diego Derby Dolls face off in a brawlin’, dollin’ exhibition match this Saturday.   This is a rare chance to see top skaters from around the country as they augment the two teams, transforming them into two Thunder-Doll teams!
You may not be on the banked track with the Dolls but the adrenaline high and the hootin’ and hollerin’ will leave you as limp and exhilarated as if you were in the action.

L.A. DERBY DOLLS – Los Angeles vs. San Diego Exhibition Match  

Saturday, March 6th  

Doors open @ 6:00 PM  (ends @ 10:00 PM)   

The Doll Factory  

1910 West Temple St.  

Los Angeles 90026  

$17 – $40  


Info: 310.285.3766  



Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go

Wanted: Fun-loving blog followers for good times. 

You: Must love travel, food, fun, have a sense of humor, enjoy the offbeat and unpredictable. 

Me: Will share  the quirky event, the under-the-radar tip, the “Ooh, let’s do this!”  suggestion.

Will deliver L. A. fun daily but go further  afield to mix it up.  Will tickle your fancy with upcoming monthly features:   “Go Go Here” (hand-picked highlights of L.A. ‘hoods), “Go Go Know” (interesting interviews with interesting people) and  “Go Go Do” (theme-based fun!)  Will feed your wanderlust with links to “The Big Go Go” (an occasional travel blog to far-flung lands) 

Goal: Mutual fun, frolic and festivity.

Ready?  You know you want to go go….