Saturday, June 18, 2005

"I Saw" No. 99 & No. 100

Perry and wife not with Flea and wife, not at the Getty 
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Rode the tram up to the Getty Center with Flea [quietly cool in a OP-style surfer shirt with casual, pin-stripped slacks] and his new bride [attractive in a tall, earthy way]. They then joined Perry Farrell [cool as ever, hair parted to the side, doting on child in a stroller] and wife [not much different than the photo above]. They were with a group of friends--including the guy who just taught Kevin Federline to surf--for a birthday celebration at one of the restaurant's outside tables.

Spotted a post-beach Connie Britton, along with her bit-taller-than-Michael-J-Fox husband, shopping at Patagonia on Main in Santa Monica.

Three things to note: 1) These are clearly in order of importance. 2) All have made previous "I Saw" appearances. 3) Rode down the tram with Mr. Surf Instructor, hence the Britney's beau knowledge.


At 10:07 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...

Wasn't Flea one of your old hoopin' buddies from the old days? Did he recognize you?

What was shaking at the Getty?

What kind of a world do we live in when K-Fed has slept his way up to bold type?

At 9:13 AM, Blogger TripleJ said...

The Getty is an incredibly amazing architectural achievement. The building is more impressive than even the work it holds. Yep ... use to play against Flea at a playground off of Fairfax.

At 12:01 PM, Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

Would love to see the entire "i saw" list with dates and locales.

At 8:43 PM, Blogger Luke said...

Jeez, Triple you're a stalker! But for what it's worth: Connie Britton's "boyfriend" is her husband, Jon Britton (he of the Dartmouth Class of '89 as is his wife). We Darties (I'm a year older) stick together, you know?! Especially when Jon also went to the same prep school as yours truly. (A sad...nay, wonderful...truth: I'm a prepster).

And I thought you were an editor: was Perry painting dots on the poor kid's forehead or something?! Yikes! Someone call Social Services!

At 9:10 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...

Yes, I've seen pix of the Getty. Looks pretty cool.

Did you know J. Paul Getty owned the house where they filmed "Sunset Boulevard"? Or that one of his grandsons, born in hippie days, was named "Tara Gabriel Galaxy Gramaphone Getty"? The old man supposedly had a fit when he heard about that.

It's a shame we live in different time zones, because I could dig into my files and show you photos and floor plans of the homes of both Dennis Hopper and Perry Farrell. Farrell has a very tasteful house that I think is also in Venice.

It somewhat resembles an Iroquois Indian longhouse in that it has a roof shaped like a long barrel. I think there's a stained glass window in front.

It consists of a main room, with an open kitchen, a seating area with a Korean-style table with a cooking grill built-in, a fireplace with a picture of WS Burroughs over it, and stairs up to a small sleeping loft.

I think there's a couple bedrooms in back, and a garage/pottery studio behind the house. Alongside the main room are sliding windows that lead to a black-tile lap pool. A very cool place.

At 9:50 PM, Blogger TripleJ said...

And Bankston, you need to see firsthand what you've overwhelmingly seen in pictures.

At 9:52 PM, Blogger TripleJ said...

That's why I love online. See edit - rhymes with da duke.

At 6:55 AM, Blogger princessmalin said...

who was the first entry in the i saw book?

At 7:30 AM, Blogger TripleJ said...

June 8, 2002
Christian Slater taking an afternoon run around Brentwood Country Club.

At 9:52 AM, Blogger Luke said...

All right you music this clueless wonder out: is Perry still the visionary he used to be hyped up to be? Serious question, as I never got the Jane's buzz, so I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Though someone needs to tie him down on a sunny day and force him to get a bit of color. Yikes!

At 10:06 AM, Blogger TripleJ said...

Easily, and here is another reason why.

At 10:18 AM, Blogger TripleJ said...

I think the Jane's stuff speaks for itself. But, you should also check out the first Porno for Pyros album, especially the title track. The band was formed and this album was written around the time of the L.A. riots.

At 7:15 PM, Blogger princessmalin said...

hey, you should try to sell the i saw book ... would make a super-fabulous coffee-table book. *especially* any of the entries that include food. i always want to know what people are ordering ...

At 7:50 PM, Blogger TripleJ said...

Yep ... at least for my coffee table.

At 9:47 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...

Was Mr. Slater pinching any asses on his jog?

A friend on his first day living in NYC saw a very tired and old-looking Woody Allen being dragged from dress store to dress store by Soon-Yi.

Another friend has for years wanted to do a coffee table book of celebs sitting on the terlet. Of ocurse, I told him the kind of people who would do something like that would be your Jenny McCarthys and your Paulie Shores.

Yes, I do need to see more of the world. It;s an adventure now for me to even go out to my mailbox.

At 9:49 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...

I can't believe a big gossip queen like yourself hasn't been nattering on about the reported hook-up of Former Virgin Jessica Simpson with Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera on the "Dukes of Hazzard" set.

At 10:54 AM, Blogger Luke said...

Who -- or what -- is a Johnny Knoxville and Bam Margera? And everyone, for some period of time, is a "former virgin"...even Bankston. As for Jessica Rabbit (does she eat like a rabbit too?)...the best take on her was Texas Monthly's Bum Steer Awards issue cover, in which she wore a T-shirt that said, "I'm with stupid." The arrow was pointing straight up. That said, she is a very attractive young lady.

At 11:54 AM, Blogger CHW said...

Regarding Perry's musical genius, I recommend Porno for Pyros' SECOND album, "Good God's Urge". Out of this world.

At 9:12 PM, Blogger jsbankston said...

Well, I capitalized "Former Virgin" because Simpson made a very big deal out of announcing she was saving herself for marriage, which I'm sure just thrilled Nick Lachey all to hell. Of course,Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake claimed the same thing for awhile, until it was just too hard for them to keep straight faces about it.(God, I sound like a damned "Teen People" correspondent here.)

As for Mr. Farrell, ne Bernstein, I've been trying to find a copy of "Cancer Planet Mission," a rare sci-fi book that supposedly inspired him to start the Enit Festival.

It was written by a dude named Ludwig Palmann, who believed he was in contact with UFOs, and who eventually disappeared without a trace.

Well, Seldom, Johnny Knoxville and Bam to explain them? They started out as skateboarders who caught the attention of skater/video director/movie director Spike Jonze (the former Mr. Sofia Coppolla). Knoxville and his friends specialized in doing crazy, albeit vulgar, often homo-erotic, and frequently downright nasty stunts, on and off the skateboard. They parlayed this into the MTV show "Jackass," which earned them a huge slice of the youth market, and all the major players on that show went on to other very similar projects on MTV, video, and in the movies. But Knoxville seems to be concentrating on an actual acting career.

Don't they get the MTV up in the Great White North?

At 12:36 AM, Blogger Luke said...

Whenever I make a comment about remembering when MTV played -- gasp! -- music, my nieces (17 and 21) are quick to (roll their eyes and) remind me, "Then you need to get MTV2." (Tidbit: I was actually tuned in on the very first day of MTV...home from school...and thought, "This is AWESOME!" What was that? '82? '83?)

I assume we get MTV up here in the Great Land (Great White North is that country down south of me, north of you folks) -- we have Starbucks, Barnes and Noble and all the other evil institutions -- but I don't have cable. I'm a dinosaur, what can I say?

You guys aren't rolling your eyes...are you?!

At 2:57 AM, Blogger jsbankston said...

The first music video I ever saw was "Once in a Lifetime" by the Talking Heads and I remember thinking, "What the hell is thins?"

Now I usually watch the news channels, Food TV, or the Cartoon Network, though the other night in the wee hours (when I do my best work) I actually switched it over to MTV and VH1 for the first time in maybe years. Apparently they show some videos late at night.

Lordy, Lordy--I do miss videos. I was a freshman in college during MTV's first year, and we would watch it amazed for hours. And later there was "Night Flight" on TBS and "Friday Night Videos" on NBC.

And it's amazing that "Miami Vice" is 20 years old.

Man, the purchase of my first box of Depends is just around the corner.

I think the last time I saw anything on MTV was in the early days of "Osbournes" mania. But I soon realized that if I wanted to watch a fat, pill-addled, clueless, foul-mouthed, muttering old man I really didn't need to turn the TV on.

At 10:29 AM, Blogger tj1972 said...

I remember staying up late with my older sisters just so we could watch "Friday Night Videos" on NBC. Often they'd have to wake me up because I had long since dozed off on the couch. We would tape them too so we could watch them again in the morning when we more alert. Of course, getting cable and subsequently, MTV, allowed me to get a normal night's sleep. Can't remember the last time I've seen a video on MTV these days.


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