Lana Del Rey loves Jimmy Gnecco

As I wrote here, I’ve never understood why the singer Jimmy Gnecco isn’t way more famous. It’s hard to fathom someone with this much talent flying under anybody’s radar. Luckily, his band OURS just met their goal at PledgeMusic and will be back in the studio the first time since the 2008 release of the […]

Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” video

I love it when I work on a project, and the end film far exceeds my expectations. Such is the case with the music video treatment I wrote for Katy Perry’s (f**king fantastic song) “Part of Me.” Having spent a couple days on set at Camp Pendleton, I had a feeling this would be a […]

Elijah Wood wet the bed, too

I know this because he told me so. It was the summer of 2003, and after a year of relentlessly pitching Jane magazine, one of the editors finally picked up an essay of mine for their “It Happened to Me” column. The piece – about my life as a chronic bedwetter – was featured in […]

Big Talk wants you to listen up

An amigo of mine, Ronnie Vannucci, just released a record… a side project under the name Big Talk. If he were anyone else it’d be good enough to be a main project. But since he’s the drummer for the Killers, well, it’s just a side project. This is a great good record about women and […]

Party in the U-S-A

Maybe it’s because I listened to the song ad nauseam while writing the concept for this music video. Or maybe it’s because it really is an awesome song, but I’m shamelessly hooked on Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U-S-A.” And judging by the music video’s almost 250 million hits on YouTube, I know I’m not […]