Featuring a collection of original songs written, produced, & performed – but never released – by Sharon Robinson from 1988-1995. I helped put this release together so I am particularly proud of this very cool work. The CD is available from Floating World Records and the LP and streaming is coming very soon. Check it out!
THE 2021 PEOPLEPLACE WREATH SALE IS ON!
SALE ENDS NOVEMBER 5TH, 2021
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE PEOPLEPLACE COOPERATIVE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
My old friend Paul Rogers worked with me at LA Weekly back in the day and he wrote about my totally rad Model Year 2000 Electric Green Hybrid Honda Insight in Autowise for a story about high mileage cars. Very cool article, well done Paul! Read the whole article here and see an excerpt below:
“Since first appearing 25 years ago, gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles have proven remarkably durable. In late 1999, Honda’s futuristic Insight liftback became the first hybrid car available in North America. Among its initial buyers were the parents of Anna Jones, who now lives in MidCoast, Maine.”
6AM MAY 28 – 6PM MAY 29
IN-PERSON ART VIEWING
10AM – 5PM MAY 29 AT HIGH MOUNTAIN HALL, CAMDEN MAINE
The Peopleplace Art Auction will go live at 6am on Friday, May 28th, and close at 6pm on Saturday, May 29th. All bidding will take place online. On the second day of the auction, Saturday, we will be hosting a live viewing of all the artwork at High Mountain Hall in Camden. This is to give bidders the opportunity to view the artwork in person.
All monies raised go to support our Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to many families helping make quality education more affordable for all. To help make a difference, please bid on our auction items, consider giving a cash donation, or simply share this auction on your social media platforms! Thanks for supporting our cause!
I have been working with the extraordinarily gifted songwriter and musician Sharon Robinson for many years helping her with promotion and marketing on social media, and we have launched her completely re-designed website!
Her forthcoming album is due out in summer 2021 and I am extremely proud of my contribution in putting it together. Put her tracks on your playlists!
My awesome and talented family is at it again! My sister Alice and my mom Carolyn have now opened the new location of The Riverwalk Gift Gallery at 57 Main Street in Amesbury, Massachusetts!
Featuring handmade gifts from independent New England artists and an assortment of fine crystals and minerals, the Riverwalk Gallery had lots of meaningful gifts that life your spirit. Come visit us!
This is an excerpt of my article in the LA Weekly about this incredible family who makes a living reselling things they buy at yard sales! Thank you to Dino Anello, Kristy Paul (The Godmother!), Ryan Paul and the rest of the Hollywood Junkys family. Also a special thank you to my amazing editor Sarah Fenske!
It is 7 a.m. on a Saturday, and Dino Anello is cruising the back streets of Beverly Hills in his Champagne-colored Camry. With him is his affable brother-in-law, Ryan Paul, as well as a documentary cameraman, who monitors the action from a remote-controlled cab camera mounted under the rearview mirror.
Their prey is not celebrities but yard sales — a surprisingly technical (and action-packed) undertaking…
Anello moved to L.A. from Marin County in the early 1990s, hoping to become an actor. He landed speaking roles in movies and small parts on TV shows, including Baywatch and ER, before focusing on screenwriting. But like so many others seeking stardom, he found it hard to make ends meet. He knew he would have to find a backup plan.
Enter Kristy, who goes by either KP or “the Godmother.” When she met Anello four years ago, he was throwing a yard sale in front of his apartment off Olympic Boulevard. She began browsing through his items, and the two hit it off instantly…
It was destiny. Both early risers, they went hiking at 6 a.m. for their first date. Just a few months later, they decided to start a family. They now live in that same apartment, a one-bedroom, with their bulldog, a 2-year-old daughter and an infant son — a home life that is both hectic and joyful.
And they make their money on yard sales. They hit sales every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and spend the rest of the week listing their haul on eBay and Amazon and shipping it to eager buyers — netting an annual income that they say is well over six figures…
After completing their morning haul, the brothers-in-law drag “the kill,” as they lovingly refer to their new inventory, into their cramped living room. They’ve purchased more than 200 items (mostly books, plus a big collection of sealed DVD box sets), all for a total of about $235 — which they estimate they can resell for at least $1,000 online, maybe more.
At the apartment, Kristy Paul looks over the kill proudly, carefully assessing the morning’s hard work. Of her family’s trade, she says, “Because our life is unconventional, we are able to stay home and be with our daughter and son all the time. There are no real days off — but we are basically blazing a new trail and creating our own way.”
I was very happy to contribute 5 write-ups to this year’s Best of L.A. issue – Find links to all of them (and the entire issue) below. Special thanks to my editors Sarah Fenske, Zachary Pincus-Roth, and Jill Stewart and extra special thanks to the amazing editorial assistant Jenn Swann!
Click here to see all the listings from the biggest issue of the year! Enjoy discovering some of the greatest stuff Los Angeles has to offer!