One last off day for the TBJ crew before a return to live shows. It was a doozy. Lots of good stuff moving and shaking for a bunch of movers and shakers.

It started off, as most great days do, with a Japanese food festival in the lobby of our hotel.

Everything about that picture, TBJers. Literally everything is perfect. It will be prominently displayed in my new Asian fusion pizza joint, Miso Hungie.

After this perfect picture was snapped, we journeyed up an incredibly steep hill to Kevin Arnovitz’s mountaintop fortress to join the cabal of LA basketbros you see at the top. His house has an OK view.

Not bad, I guess, if you’re in to that sort of thing. I definitely see the appeal.

Over literally the best grits anyone on Earth has ever tasted, all of us hashed out the lockout and figured out that whole mess. You’re welcome.

As you can see, negotiations were friendly. Everything has been settled and we’re going to have a season. All it took was a little home cooking and some mimosas. It’s that easy.

Post-brunch — which is both a timeframe and a new musical genre devoted to nostalgic reimaginings of your favorite childhood breakfast foods — we went in to chill mode for a bit before hitting up ASSSSCAT at UCB Los Angeles, which just so happens to be across the street from a Scientology center.

Don’t worry, all clear.

Whilst waiting in line, Matt conjured up a Bundaberg — a ginger beer from Australia that even full-on Australian Leigh had never heard of — which is only notable because Matt had mentioned it off-hand earlier in the trip. Apparently Los Angeles is “Sphere,” where all your thoughts become reality. Proof.

And we got pizza because we’re smart.

Too many veggies, but still.

UCB was awesome and hilarious and duh, but it’s good to have a show again. Hopefully we’ll see you tonight at Lot 1. If not, just listen tomorrow. It’ll be just like you’re there, only not cramped and sweaty.

Comments (10)

  1. An aussie hasn’t heard of Bundaberg ginger beer? That’s un-Australian…

  2. pity i can’t be at the show.. i’m gonna be at starbucks with my mac and fine-tune the last track from my new post-brunch band MPL SYRP which i recorded in my bedroom with my wife (first ep’s bout to drop next month, it’s called “corn pops”)

  3. Once a friend and I bought a Bundaberg ginger beer at the supermarket. Wrapped it in brown paper and went walking the streets like a bum. Saw some cops and freaked out.

    ( We were kids. We were bored. )

    My point is, how long as Leigh been out of the country??

  4. @ James & @JonoHimself. I’ve heard of Bundaberg Rum, just not the ginger beer version. They keep calling it “root” beer over here, which as you can imagine, causes me to chuckle every single time.
    – Leigh


    Nice to see you can get a good drink in L.A. Make sure you invert it before opening to get the ginger sediment mixed through.

  6. Does Tas ever not have to pee when a picture is taken?

  7. just how long have you been out of the country, Leigh? i hate ginger beer (and bundaberg rum for that matter), and even i knew it existed…

  8. nice community reference. Love that show.

  9. @andrewTFBH. I came to Toronto in ’06 and I’m a resident now.
    – Leigh

  10. Kirk’s ginger beer is better

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