Sunday, May 26, 2013

Hollywood Forever- venue for Peter Sellers "The Party"

Always a treat to head into Hollywood

and set up a picnic on the grounds of well, yes a cemetery. It's a gathering of folks, dining alfresco,underneath palm trees,

a rising moon, and even the whirly-pigs (LA policeforce by sky).

A festival atmostphere, with raucous and soulful tunes blaring out of a DJ's pit makes for a fun, fun time.

Even though we are sitting adjacent to the mausoleum that houses such luminaries as John Huston, Douglas Fairbanks and Rudolph Valentino, and about to embark in a 90 minute piece of fluff called "The Party," a peaceful air takes effect when the sky turns dark and the movie begins.

And there is Peter Sellers in his goofball glory...Claudine Loget, being her softly femme self.

Watching the moon rise over the screen is really quite amazing, but the plot twists and cast of characters including a baby elephant, made it a ridiculously, belly-laugh kind of evening.

 Somehow, the joy experienced must have sent all souls aloft this evening!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Poetry night at UCLA - May 1st

Imagine  you needed some uplifting words in the form of poetry, well this UCLA poetry slam is the answer.

Just before David Sedaris' riotous performance, you could ask a poet to write something for you, prompted only by a tiny white of sheet of paper you will write on....favorite word, favorite color
and so on....

This inspired bunch who are writing on the fly, do up a poem, haiku or note of inspiration specifically tailored for you.

Haiku writers count out beats, and tumble their minds for words that fit, and voila, a poem.

Post them here...

Poetry found here!