Monday, January 02, 2017

NYE, Umbrellas, Raining Cats and Dogs

New York City

Happy New Year. I faded 2016.

Here's what went down at the stroke of Midnight. Indoor rain at MSG. Raining cats and dogs onto Phish.

Friday, December 30, 2016

NYC Pic Dump: End of Year Version

New York City

A few images I snapped while visiting NYC for the holidays. Subways. Street art. Roof tops. City scapes.

Find more images over at Instagram (@taopauly).

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Photo Dump: L.A. December Days

Los Angeles

Wasting away the last days of 2016 with sunsets, the beach, and other things lazy about L.A.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

RIP Johnny Hughes

Los Angeles

RIP Johnny Hughes. Poker historian, author, professor, former band road manager, hustler and Texan.

Best gift Johnny Hughes gave me was believing in me at a time in my life when I didn't believe in myself. Thanks for that Johnny Hughes. You will be missed, dear friend.

Johnny Hughes also gave me best advice on surviving Vegas and being on road nonstop: "You can have one vice, one drug, and one girl. Never have more that one of each. Otherwise you askin' for trouble son!"

Image: Johnny Hughes with Amarillo Slim at The Horseshoe snapping pic with $1 million display in downtown Vegas.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mr. Robot: F-Society

Los Angeles, CA

Finally caught up with Mr. Robot this season.

This rant by Elliot sets up the first season. Sometimes I wonder if this guy is reading my mind?

Friday, June 10, 2016

Lost New Basement Tapes and Down on the Bottom

Los Angeles, CA

I caught the documentary about the Lost Basement Tapes and never-recored lyrics by Bob Dylan during his self-imposed exile in Woodstock. T Bone Burnett gathered a group of musicians (dubbed The New Basement Tapes) to cut an album "Lost on the River." The recording sessions were filmed for a doc by Sam Jones director of the Wilco doc).

Here's one of the tracks featuring Jim James (of My Morning Jacket) on vocals...

This segment explains the project...