Come Support Schemes and Consequences Tonight!

Here’s where I’ll be tonight–Anna Bannana’s for Open Mic Night. We’re doing TWO originals and one of my favorite covers (seen below)!

Our Version of “Existentialism on Prom Night” by Straylight Run

Casa is Back!!


As promised, I’m here to report back to you about Casa last night. I was dying at work today, but it was definitely worth it and I’m happy I went.

What do I love most about Casa? It has a great vibe. It feels like you’re at a big party with all of your friends and, boy, do they like to dance. There are no snobby girls there whispering about how your shoes don’t quite match your shirt. It’s all about the music and it shows.

Even if you can’t break with the best of ‘em, you’ll still have a good time. My idea of dancing is kind of wiggling around like a toddler that has to pee (meaning: I do not dance), but I still bopped my head along to every DJ’s set and cheered for all the dancers.

Kai Media Hawaii was also there taking video of the event. Extremely talented videographer Kelii Grace did several short interviews and caught some dancers on film later that night. Stay tuned for his video–I know it’s going to be dope.

When the lights came on at 2am, everyone seemed surprised. To me, that’s a sign of a good party. Conversations continued and everyone happily filed out downstairs onto the street to hang out. People were sharing cigarettes, exchanging numbers, and giving hugs and guy handshakes.

In terms of parking, we found street parking a few blocks away. I’m sure there are spots that are closer to the Loft, so be sure to drive around. We showed up a little late and ended up taking the first spot we found. There are also parking structures you can go to, but be sure to check what time they close at. You don’t want to get stuck like we did for Kimi’s birthday.

Casa is back and I have the pictures to prove it.


The Return of CASA

Guess what’s coming back this Sunday, July 27th? CASA!  Meet some really chill people, enjoy some catchy House music, and dance your asses off like you don’t have to go to work the next day.

I’ll be taking pictures that night. So expect a full report from me come Monday night.


Kimi’s 24th Birthday at Bar35

Last night was Kimi’s birthday celebration at Bar35. After having a pretty awful day, I was afraid an awful night was going to follow. I was completely wrong–thank god. We were able to get a large table in the back (away from the band that was playing that night), lots of people came, and I enjoyed my one drink. After Bar35, a bunch of us walked to Mark’s Garage to retrieve our cars. Mine was parked outside and Natalie’s was parked in the Mark’s Garage Parking Garage. It was 12:15 and closed. So let this be a reminder to anyone parking there that the place closes at MIDNIGHT.

We called the phone number on the parking toll booth and Kimi convinced the parking attendant to come back and unlock the garage for us. We were very, very lucky.

The advantage of hanging out with straight girls? All of them had weapons to use while we were in chinatown. Pepper spray and a swiss army knife. What did I have? Kinda sharp house keys and a fighting spirit.

Happy Birthday, Kimi!


Review: The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

As much as I wanted to see this movie. Ever since I first saw movie stills of the movie back in April 2008, I started building up the movie in my head. Batman Begins was such a great movie–steering away from the cheesiness that recent Batman movies had sadly become. Christian Bale is a such a perfect and unlikely candidate to play Bruce Wayne. Bale’s portrayal is dark and  gritty, a welcomed change to Val Kilmer and George Clooney versions of Batman.

A few months ago, photos of Heather Ledger in costume and clever “Why So Serious?” virals created lots of buzz. Before the movie premiered,  Citizens for Batman produced two *HUGE* batsignals on buildings in NYC and Chicago. Checking the site now, however, it seems to have been taken over by the Joker.

I’m picky about movies and I don’t always like movies that everyone else loves (i.e. Across the Universe). But The Dark Knight is simply amazing. Everyone in the movie does a great job, especially Ledger, who transformed the Joker from a misfit into a true psychopath. Ledger takes Jack Nicholson’s portrayal and turns it on its head. Whenever the Joker opens his mouth, you hear a little bit of Nicholson wrapped in Ledger’s tone, but this Joker is much, much scarier.

The only thing I wish I did was watch Batman Begins right before The Dark Knight. There’s a lot going on in this movie and I’m sure I missed a few details. Nevertheless, you can still enjoy the movie even if you haven’t seen the other ones (my girlfriend can vouch for that).

Brilliant, simply brilliant.