A One Man Band

San Gabriel Valley, CA

I was walking across a shopping center on Saturday the 23rd,  and I heard music. I looked around and saw a gentleman playing a guitar. A couple of kids went up to him and put money in the hat. The music was nice. I went up there and put some coins in.  And took some photos in case I wanted to do a write up. Because I really haven't come across anyone playing music around shopping centers in these parts. He had other instruments set up as well.

The performer is the classic country The One Man Band Charles L. Angel. What made me want to highlight him & write about my experience was the note that he had on his guitar case(see photo below)...

a glimpse:

Additonal Note:
I stayed and listened to couple of the songs and he had a pretty good voice/sound.  I enjoyed his performance of The Clown popularized by Coway Twitty, and a nice opportunity for me to find out about the songs because I liked the lyrics. He had his business card in the case, so I picked one up and got some more information:He, also, does one song sing a grams and you can contact him at horseshoechuck@aol.com if you want him to play at BBQs & Birthdays. 

Editors' Prime Cuts

North Hollywood, CA

The 8th Annual Prime Cuts on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 included some of the best working editors in show business on a panel moderated by the creative Fred Savage. The event was hosted by Scott Boyd, A.C.E. and Stuart Bass, A.C.E. Had a chance to hear how these editors began their craft, how they developed their style & how they found a passion for editing. I dabble in experimental editing, therefore, I think of myself as a mega fan of editors.

a glimpse:


  • Fred Savage, actor, director and producer of television and film


  • Chris McCaleb - Breaking Bad
  • Shannon Mitchell, ACE - Orange is the New Black
  • Jason Bielski - Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Skip MacDonald - Fargo
  • Kent Beyda, ACE - Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
  • John Duffy, ACE - COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey
  • Emily Hsuan - Naked and Afraid
Side note:
It was awesome to hear how they got their big break in editing. Only thing: I forgot to ask Mr. Bielski to put in more shots of Mr. Kimmel in his underwear as Mr. JimKim himself told me, he does his best work in his underwear. 

Vice on HBO

Hollywood, CA

HBO screened four segments from their news and information show Vice on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. I think that the show brings to the audience aspects of situations everyday people don't get to see or hear about of occurances & concerns around the world and in our very own backyard. Some segments seem to take the news team of cast & crew to dangerous places. They present what is happening with respect and a human touch.

Vice is nominated for three Emmys. The production team was at the Cinefamily Silent movie theatre in Hollywood for the screening. Team members-cinematagropher Jake Burghart & his fellow director of photography Jerry Ricciotti was there along with Chris, executive producer BJ Levin and more.

a glimpse:


BJ Levin

Jake, Chris & friend


This was a great opportunity for those of us who hadn't seen the show to view it. And am glad that I attended. The camera work, overall presentation & the production value is amazing. The impact of the content of the show on the mind was in depth and gives the viewers a chance to identify with people who are facing difficult situations. In admiration with seeing the show for the first time, I later tweeted:
  has good content - well presented & informative - things everyday peeps rarely get to see : thought provoking -tj


 Beverly Hills, CA

My geek out moment. I briefly got to meet and take photos with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson & Ann Druyan at the Paley Center.  The panel  also included Alan Silverstri and Mitchell Cannold. Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey is an update on Carl Sagan's previous examination of the universe.Other members of their team are Seth McFarlan, Steven Soter & many more.

The theme is that science is for everyone.

a glimpse: