The LA Weekly's "Class of 05" music issue is out now (check out my local class favorites piece here) and the yearbook-themed edition sure took me back to those loathsome days of pop quizzes and unrequited crushes, when I was so unsure of what the future held. Still, it also made me feel nostalgic for the high school years. Everything was so damn simple then, even when it seemed complicated. A lot of the imagery for the special ish was scanned from my old yearbooks and digging out the dusty old things and re-reading the entries blew my mind. Where did all these people go? None of my old high school pals are in my life anymore and I wondered what happened to them. I live not but a few miles from where I went to school (the big, beautiful brick-walled Marshall High campus off of Franklin in Silver Lake/Los Feliz) and I never run into old boyfriends or enemies or even acquaintances while doing my thing around the hood. Is everybody married with 2.5 kids doing the daily office grind in Burbank or the Valley or whatever, while I'm still slithering about Hollywood and S'Lake's loudest clubs and seedy soirees? Is it time for me to join them and uh, maybe grow up now?Nah....................No Nightranger column this week due to the music issue but check out last week's if you havent already here.Also check out the LA Weekly's Class of 05 live show featuring Tsar, Aerial Pink, The Adored and The Prix at Spaceland THIS SATURDAY, Dec. 3. I'll even be deejaying, spinning oodles of local -and not so local- rock in between sets. Nightranger will
be back next week (right next to Snakebites as always) with reports about The Black Eyed Peas Pea Pod benefit, The Living Things suprise show at Ruby Tuesdays, The Subways from the UK (who played a kickass set at Steve Aoki's birthday party at Cinespace this past Tuesday), Jewish rappers Chutzpah and much, much more. Here's some images to hold you over til then.
Fergie shows off "her humps," while the Black Eyed boys work out the bumps.
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The Living Things' Lillian Berlin, who is nearly as cute as Ok Go's Damian and maybe even more literary- he's got a book coming out, called "Post-Mortem Bliss," which deals with social and governmental politics. Yes, all the hot, smart guys ARE taken by the way, he's married with a kid.