After I dropped Neil at the airport, I stopped by the Pearl Art Supply on La Cienaga that was closing down,
hopeful for some art deals.
Was very sad to get to the glitter aisle (always my first stop!)
to find, I was too late...
but i was able to get all of this for a measly twenty american bucks:
nothing like a fresh new pencil...
this week, i flew up to San Francisco for an interview for my new tour.
it was fast and furious and I was back just after dark.
Got to see my friend Sherri for a vegan dinner and good conversation,
she left the tatters of LA for a terrific new home in the Mission.
SFO is one of my favorite airports in the continental US, always has something interesting to see,
their penny slot display was four star. They have a display of old saxophones
Back in town, we got together with Crow Garrett a magician that I see as the real-life Shadow from AMERICAN GODS. (except for the jail part) He took us to the elusive Magic Castle on the hill. Full of secret passageways and magician lore history, we fell in love with the place over and over. From the ghost of Irma playing the piano, to the love heart juggling Lindsay Benner, we respected the strict no-photo rule. (even though it was so tempting)
These were taken outside:
i think my favorite was the secret door where you say "open sesame" and a bookcase opens to let you in to the main bar room.
Last night, we walked over to our neighborhood gallery to see the one and only Dave McKean:
he was signing work I had never even seen, look what he painted, my new treasure:
tonight he is showing at the Billy Shire Fine Arts in Culver City , I just did an email blast through my contacts, making sure everyone knows to come out tonight...
tomorrow is Valentine's Day and the Playboy Mansion! another full report soon....