Author Archives: Blowhard, Esq.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.

Juxtaposin’: Two Waltzes

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

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“The Godfather is Boring”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: When I was a kid, lo these many years ago, “The Godfather” was the go-to guy movie. One of the cable stations (I think it was A&E?) played”The Godfather Saga” regularly. My friend’s father seemed to have it constantly in … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Lindsey Vuolo

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As the nakedless Playboy redesign is revealed this week, I thought I’d celebrate one of my favorite playmates from the past couple of decades: Miss November 2001 Lindsey Vuolo. After gaining playmate status, Miss Vuolo spent a few … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Silly Love Songs

Blowhard, Esq. writes: During the nineteen seventies, when I was writing rock criticism and pop songs, and playing music, I used to wonder why there were so many love songs. More specifically, I wondered why ninety percent of the pop songs … Continue reading

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Music for a Blizzard

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As this delicate, SoCal-born-and-raised boy endures his first East Coast blizzard, I’ve been forced to retreat to my Happy Place. “Getz/Gilberto,” which lives up to its reputation — the album is sly, seductive, and transporting — can … Continue reading

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Art and Architecture Du Jour: The Broad Museum, Los Angeles

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Billionaire real estate developer and arts philanthropist Eli Broad has opened a new museum in downtown Los Angeles for his contemporary art collection. I got a chance to check it out on my Xmas vacation.

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Naked Lady of the Week: Roberta Pedon

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Roberta Pedon, with her signature awkward smile and early death, sums up the innocence and darkness of the 70s hippie California that spanned the Summer of Love to the Manson murders. *blah blah blah more pretentious sociological analysis … Continue reading

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