Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

From my CHICAGO KID'S TV Book Project! Courtesy of Ron Murphy

There are a ton of DONUT shops in Sunny California :) I can't say that we tasted any BUT they are very popular!

NEW GIN BLOSSOMS cd in September!


Breakfast at THE DAILY GRILL/Burbank Mariott

Photograph by Mark Christiansen (He didn't want to get in the group shot :))


A pretty famous band played here in 1964 and 1965! I just heard on the radio today that TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS are playing here soon! We saw a huge image of his new MOJO on the side of a building near WARNER BROS.

First RANKIN/BASS to hit BLU RAY! Release date: October 5th, 2010

I thought this might be the first RANKIN/BASS BLU RAY! The special was really cleaned up a few years back and we did the documentary "We Are Santa's Elves" a few years back as well! I was really happy with the cover design, because I told them to feature HEAT MISER/SNOW MISER and the original logo AND they listened. The Blu Ray comes with the DVD copy too and NESTOR, THE LONG-EARED DONKEY and RUDOLPH'S SHINY NEW YEAR are included in HI DEF too!
3 more days on the SALE! Email

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Two of my all-time favorites!

Playing a GRETSCH Chet Atkins Country Gentleman! A guitar made famous by BEATLE George Harrison on THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW! I love the padded back and the Bigsby whammy bar.

One of Josh's favorite bands!

two more of my all-time favorites!

These hands helped make some great music!

Josh's guitar heroes!


Had a great first night dinner with our good friends Patrick & Leslie Owsley at CAIOTI PIZZA CAFE! Sometimes the cast of THE OFFICE shares a pizza here.

Josh sits across the street from VITELLO'S...a restaurant made famous a few years back by actor Robert Blake (Baretta, OUR GANG).


The HANNA-BARBERA studios as it appears today (No longer the H-B building). It should have been turned into a landmark and changed into a HANNA-BARBERA museum. I have no idea why it wasn't.
The front doors were bricked up...

One of our favorite SHAG stores!
One of my California pals..Lance Falk. Lance was a staff writer at HANNA-BARBERA and passes around sketchbooks to many GREAT artists. I think I got Lance's sketchbook passed to me by my friend Alex Ross.