Chappelle’s Show

March 7, 2011

So where were we? Oh yeah, Las Vegas. I grew weary of the desperation, the phoniness, the brain-numbing assault of glitz and prevarication and people pretending to be something they are not. So I went back to Hollywood. Because I’ve been out here so long – more than 20 years, off and on, more than […]

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What Happened in Vegas (and Hollywood and San Diego)

March 2, 2011

So, where were we? Oh yeah, Fresno. It feels like I’ve been stuck in a loop since then. I had to go back to Fresno to fix a Traipsemobile problem I didn’t even know I had. Apparently the inverter hasn’t been charging up correctly. The batteries recharge when I’m driving but when I plug into […]

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The South Fresno Blowgun Blues

February 21, 2011

So where were we? Oh yeah, hanging out in Los Angeles. I’ve been traversing the San Joaquin Valley since then, going from L.A. to Bakersfield to Fresno and back again. The only west coast shop authorized to do interior work on The Traipsemobile is in Fresno and it was way past time to get the […]

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Lost and Found in Los Angeles

February 7, 2011

So where were we? Oh, yeah, The Rose Bowl. It’s been more than a month since the last real dispatch, because that’s how long I’ve been hanging out in Los Angeles, six weeks of staying in one place, more or less. But that’s about to change. I’ve finished all the assignments that have occupied my […]

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In which I write about Matthew Perry for The New York Times

February 4, 2011

http://tinyurl.com/4ejrvpg

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In which I write about CMT and sitcoms for the New York Times

January 22, 2011

A story I wrote and got paid for. Hey, it still happens. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/arts/television/23working.html

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For Tucson

January 12, 2011

The wake-up song that Gabrielle Giffords requested for her husband, Mark Kelly, when he was on the Space Shuttle.

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We (Still) Love L.A.

January 4, 2011

So where were we? Oh, yeah, driving from El Paso into New Mexico, across Arizona and into California. I was headed back to Los Angeles, where I’ve lived for most of the last 20 years. I’d only been gone since last March, but it seemed way longer than that. I’d forgotten how much I love […]

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A Traipsathon New Year’s Eve Invitation (Pasadena, CA)

December 30, 2010

If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area for New Year’s Eve and would like to get an up-close look at not only the floats for 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade but also the Traipsemobile, I have the deal for you. I will be bringing in the new year at my friend Roberta’s […]

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Waltzing Across Texas

December 29, 2010

So where were we? Oh yeah, open mic night at the Last Concert Cafe in Houston. But I wasn’t done in Houston. I needed to touch base with the entirety of my unsolicited, online-only fan base. A guy in Houston named Pin Lim who, for some inexplicable reason, has become a fan of the Traipsathon. […]

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