Shift It! Goorgen and the Best Transmission Auto Shop Commercial Ever!


Hahahaha…apparently the most interesting people in Los Angeles can be found in Burbank! First, we had the singing couple at the gas station and now this is Goorgen Zargarian, the real business owner of a real business Arlen’s Transmission. If you don’t believe it, watch the official (boring) commercial which definitely needed a big overhaul and a jump start (ha! I couldn’t resist): Continue reading

Advertisements

Weekly Music Discovery: Tara Priya

priya
This is my first of what will be regular weekly new artist discoveries! Most new music I discover listening to my favorite radio station, internationally known KCRW. I am a part of a few groups of music lovers on Facebook and World Music – The Music Journey is one of my favorite new music blogs. I hear a lot of new artists live at School Night, my favorite weekly music night in Los Angeles. I’m surprised how many new artists I discover through random Youtubing and their recommendations. Of course, I’m fortunate to have so many great friends with wider knowledge and richer music palettes than myself and word of mouth and stalking their Facebook music posts yields wonders! But none of those led to me to Tara Priya — I usually ignore the tiny Facebook ads & recommendations but hers caught my eye and wow what a wonderful random find! I was immediately smitten by her sultry voice, sassy persona and interesting background. Continue reading

UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema April 13-28

ucla iran
UCLA Film & Television Archive is proud to continue its long tradition tracing the unfolding of Iran’s fascinating national cinema. Continually offering compelling new voices and visions, Iranian film responds to a rich storytelling heritage and enters into crucial dialogue with other world cultural and artistic traditions in its unique interplay of social inquiry and formal experimentation. This edition of the UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema offers a panoply of genres and storytelling modes, sampling the contributions of an array of film artists, working in widely varying settings and focused on diverse topics. Continue reading