Billboard Bang for your Buck

Recently I discovered how easy it is to spend invisible money on iTunes in one sitting.  I mean really, without knowing it, or choosing to pretend the songs didn't cost a thang, I purchased $26 worth of songs like it was nothin'.  And then it hit me, why would I continue spending money on music?  … Continue reading Billboard Bang for your Buck

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JTJ: Walk this Way

Calling all art lovers sans plans for the evening! Tonight, and the second Thursday of every month, is the free, self-guided, public art phenomenon known as The Downtown Art Walk.   The DAW brings art lovers and community folk together to celebrate the arts in Los Angeles' ever evolving downtown.   Many of the DAW activities take … Continue reading JTJ: Walk this Way

JTJ: Canon Concerts

It may be very last minute, but if you're looking for something fun, festive and free tonight, then head over to the Beverly Canon Gardens for Concerts on Canon, featuring a variety of upbeat music from jazz and classic standards to Latin, Folk and Reggae.  Similar to the aforementioned Jazz at LACMA...but under the stars … Continue reading JTJ: Canon Concerts

JTJ: I See London, I See France

If you are one of the lucky LA-ites that's out of work or free after 6PM on a Wednesday, then head over to the lavish London West Hollywood where you can socialize, sip, savor and most importantly...SAVE.  That's a word you don't hear often in reference to a Hollywood hotel! The London West Hollywood's Wednesdays … Continue reading JTJ: I See London, I See France

Music Monday

White men may categorically not be able to jump, but a few of them sure can rap...and this one will definitely surprise you. Check out the first four tracks from Jared Ryan Shaw, and be on the lookout for his music video releasing soon! It's okay, you can claim you found him first.  I won't … Continue reading Music Monday

JTJ: Fancy Friday

"...it’s Friday…you ain’t got no job…and you ain’t got sh*t to do." Okay so maybe you do have a job and things to do.  But if you don't already have plans for the evening and like jazz, being outdoors, and avoiding the looming Carmageddon nonsense, then here's a fun, le fance and free option for … Continue reading JTJ: Fancy Friday

JTJ: Music to Free Your Soul and Wallet

I find myself to be quite the little music aficionado frequenting live shows, constantly listening to Pandora, and always on the look out for new musical gems.  In the spirit of deals, I will add that Pandora is probably my number one way to discover new music being that it suggests similar artists or songs … Continue reading JTJ: Music to Free Your Soul and Wallet

JTJ

Welcome back to Growing Up Golden self and hello readers!  Yea, I disappeared, I know.  But hey, I'm back!  Whilst on my very extended hiatus, it occurred to both my bestiekins and I that I am neglecting my readers of some valuable knowledge I possess and it would be a crime to keep it from … Continue reading JTJ

Mommy Issues

As you know, I recently graduated from the Second City Training Center in Los Angeles.  You may not know though that such people as Steve Carell, Jim Belushi, Tina Fey, and Mike Myers, those nobodies, are also products of Second City.   So is John Paul Karliak, whom I was fortunate enough to be in class … Continue reading Mommy Issues

The Sundance Shore

Now that I have fully recovered from my adventures at the Sundance Shore (clearly we were all very into the Jersey Shore and it made its way into many things following the finale), amongst other things I encountered when I returned back to LA, here is the complete rundown.  After surviving my flight to Salt … Continue reading The Sundance Shore