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What a beautiful face I have found in this place that is circling all round the sun. What a beautiful dream that could flash on the screen in a blink of an eye and be gone from me. Let me hold it close and keep it here with me. And one day we will die and our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea. But for now we are young, let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see ...

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Some moments to remember...

2019:

  • MONTREAL Pop Fest (James presenting - Sept)
  • Tamarindo Beach, CR
  • James author/friend interview @ bookshow: Chris T "Black Card"- Sept
  • Animal Rights March - AUG
  • Magic Castle Brunch / Performance (H birthday) - AUG
  • Group Movie dinner date: tish, andrea, julie, mike, randy
  • Chris + Sharon
  • OC Fair (Hollis, Ella, Dani)
  • AfroFuturism - Comic Con Party - San Diego (James presenting)
  • Brad + Steph
  • Todd at Razorcake Magazine house visit
  • Hollis: stranger things ice cream pop up
  • Ryan visits
  • Ame and I get Toki memorial tattoos
  • Hannah Gadsby
  • Toki passes: July 6th
  • COSTA RICA: La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano, Tortuguero National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest, ASIS Project volunteer day
  • Brad: dinner party (stephanie, tchaiko, mahershala, amatus, whitney, terence, noel)
  • Club SCUM: Queer Punk Anniversary Reception & Art Show
  • Toki has surgery
  • Chris & Sharon date
  • Fathers Day: El Dorado Nature Center and Park: frisbee comp, duck feeding, nature trail
  • Nina visits
  • Agnes’ Graduation + Party, San Diego
  • Vince & Georgia date
  • Karilyn brunch
  • Bradford + Stephanie date
  • Andrea birthday date
  • Russell Brand and David Lynch in Conversation: Benefit for Transcendental Meditation Foundation
  • Chinatown Summer Nights Fest
  • Inner-City Arts Benefit
  • Bradford date
  • March of Silence - animal rights march
  • Chris T + Sharon date
  • East LA Comics Festival
  • Moonlight Roller Skate Night: Fundraiser
  • Roller Derby Game (Hollis)
  • Anniversary: shojin, karaoke, ipic movie treat
  • Part Time Punks Post Punk night
  • Richard & Ryan depart
  • LA Zine Fest
  • Jordan Downs Illumination Watts Community Theater Project on gentrification, South LA
  • Russ date
  • Oddities Party: Black Marble, Miserable, Ghost Pony, Erica Mancini
  • Maya Angelou Murals Festival East LA (julie leading community meditation)
  • Oddities Flea Market
  • Joy Division Night
  • Valley Girl - Special Screening
  • James - Chicago - inner city schools talk - May
  • Andrea - girly spa date
  • Venice Beach Date: gymnasts, skaters, roller skaters, drum circles
  • Moe visits
  • Barcade (HP opening)
  • Bradford visits (LA on a shoot)
  • Book/DJ night for Rich (Live at the Safari Club photo journal)
  • Hollis jewelry making girl date
  • Teakwood Street Reunion potluck at Aldama
  • James - Phoenix - afropunk talk
  • Ryan date
  • Lara / Auggie visit
  • House guest: Agnes - April
  • Crazy Mexican punk show fun
  • NEW YORK
    • Dates: Tamar Kali/Scott, Daniel/Juliette, Maxine, Cynthia/Rex, Liane/Brian, John/Raf, Paula/Matthew/Eunice/Ken, Ryan/Flora/Kelly/Honeychild, Arianna, Jason K, Janet and James + caribbean family roller-skate meet up party, Jeannie/Rochelle/Sharon/Halcyon
    • James: Columbia University Panel + Hamilton College Screening
    • Easter Broadway Play
    • Hilma Af Klint, Guggenheim
    • Frida Kahlo, Brooklyn Museum
  • Adorned book launch party
  • Johnnie houseguest
  • Tchaiko + Burt double date
  • Broad date: Soul of a Nation exhibit
  • Roman / Tobyn date
  • Hollis play performance > Beauty and The Beast - April (R&R, Tiease, Ren, Renell, Dave)
  • Hollis roller derby bout (T/J)
  • Moe Mitchell visits
  • Andrea date day
  • James > Houston, San Antonio screenings/talk
  • UTAH March
    • Canyonlands, Goblin Valley, Moab, Arches Nat Park, Monument Valley, Dead Horse Point State Park
  • CA Science Center: Dog Exhibit and Superpower Dogs Imax (H/J/E)
  • Richard dinner
  • Family Theater date: For the Love Of... (H/J - Hollis met the cast)
  • Citizens volunteer day
  • Arcade Expo (Vintage Arcade games and competition) (H&J)
  • Family Theater date "The Wolves" (H&J)
  • San Gabriel Cactus & Succulent Society monthly meeting & lecture (yep)
  • Johnny date day
  • Redondo Beach Kite Festival
  • Family volunteer day: food distribution & story sharing (H/J)
  • Pop Lockin night @ Melody
  • Roy Ayers show
  • (H) Black History assembly (Langston H poem)
  • Drum and Bass show
  • Mazzy Star show
  • Andrea date day
  • SEATTLE
    • afropunk screenings > tacoma, bellingham, seattle
    • Marianne, Sarah + Nick
    • NW African American Museum
  • Aziz comedy show
  • BAY AREA visit
    • Nina/Cory, Scott, Lara, Leanne, Chris
  • Greer Lankton Valentine's Day Party, LACMA (J/R/M) + Meals By Genet V-Day dinner
  • Rhye concert v-day date
  • Vibe Juniors Dance Comp (H/J)
  • Liane houseguest
  • V Day Card-making party
  • Inspiration LA - vintage fair
  • Janice visits
  • Jumbos Clown Room
  • Katie's first punk performance
  • Movies Night (A/J/J)
  • Detroit - James - founders of techno visit
  • CHICAGO January
    • afropunk party soho house, elastic arts poc punk show + screening
    • Damon Locks, Stacy
  • Andrea: massage date
  • Ryan: cactus day
  • MLK family art day at African American Museum (H/J)
  • David Bowie celebration dance night
  • Women Magicians Association Magic Show (H/J)
  • Subsuelo Night at the Edison
  • Rose Bowl Flea (H/J)
  • Nick Kristina dinner party
  • Ryan lunch date
  • Ezra dinner party
  • Andrea new years tradition date
  • Motown Anniversary dance party
  • NOT INCLUDED: weekly bar/movie/dinner date nights with james, movie dates with andrea, roller derby with hollis, and lunches with adam

2018:

  • Part Time Punks New Years Eve
  • Nick and Christina party
  • Wicked Musical (H&J)
  • Venice Beach
  • Jessica and family visit
  • James: dancing
  • Xmas Movie (James, Tish, Julie, Tomoko, Laura, James T, Andrea)
  • Lee family Christmas
  • Bart’s show @ Zebulon
  • Paula/Ken visit
  • James & Hollis get the flu
  • Dinner/Movies date (R&R)
  • James dinner: Ron W, Tunde Adebimpe, Saul W., Ezra
  • James date night
  • Broadway Holiday Performance (H&J)
  • Comic Arts LA Fest
  • Pete Shelley dies :(
  • Richard/Ryan: bday lunch
  • Echo Craft Fair
  • Andrea: fancy movie date
  • James date night
  • Neal Brennan Standup
  • Unique LA
  • Scott & Shannon visit
  • Chris D'Elia Standup
  • Thanksgiving: Weah kids visit (bowling, movie, boardgame, two bit circus)
  • DEATH VALLEY and LAS VEGAS Trip Thanksgiving w. Hollis
  • Richard/Ryan/H/J dinner game date
  • Ryan musical date (dear evan hansen)
  • Cure Dance Night
  • Ryan (york blvd date)
  • Justin, Nyles visit: film school show
  • Drinks with David R./J
  • Randy, Lara, Auggie visit (grand avenue arts fair)
  • Russ date
  • James date night
  • The Shining (halloween special screening w.drea/ryan/james) + Misfits cover band Highland Park Bowl
  • Andrea date day (the "other" art fair)
  • Halloween Party
  • Greg and Leah tattoo hang
  • BAY AREA (Justin, Leanne, Lara, Randy)
  • Kim visits
  • Houseguests: Sarah and Nick
  • Richard: date (annenberg space for photography)
  • James date night
  • Andrea: date
  • Paula + Ken's Wedding (matthew, eunice, beata, sae)
  • Stockholm SWEDEN
  • Broad Summer Happening final
  • Bill Burr Standup
  • Tchaiko's movie fest premiere
  • Russ’s old shop goodbye
  • James date night
  • FrogTown Evening Artwalk (along LA River)
  • Ryan date
  • Soul Summit Dance Party Fort Greene Park
  • NEW YORK
    • Liane & Brian's 3 day summer camp wedding, New York: Abbie, Meredith, Yasha, Cairo, Josh
    • Catskills Cabin, New York
    • C-Squat Art Show & Afropunk Screening Q&A, Museum of Reclaimed Spaces: Ryan B, Daniel, Juliette, Matthew, Paula, Kelly
    • David Wojnarowicz, Whitney Exhibit
  • The Two Bit Circus (Hollis/Tamar-Kali/Drea)
  • RL dinner
  • Angela Boatwright dinner
  • Houseguest: Tamar-Kali
  • James date night
  • Hip Hop Wednesday dance night (me vs james - I won)
  • The Future is Female Composers performance w/Tamar Kali
  • Hammer Museum AfroPunk Screening & talk
  • Broad Museum Party: China Night
  • Berggruen Institute dinner reception for James and curators
  • James date night
  • Houseguests: Daniel/Juliet visit
  • James Barry date
  • Russ date night
  • Holy Trinity Dance Night (Andrea, Alex, Alma)
  • Hasan Minhaj Standup
  • James date night
  • Laura/Mark visit
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Reginald D Hunter & Janeane Garofalo, Hot Brown Honey
  • Sharmanka Kinetic Theater, Glasgow
  • LONDON, GLASGOW, EDINBURGH, Scottish HIGHLANDS Roadtrip
  • Part Time Punks New Romantics Night
  • Universal Studios (H bday)
  • James date night
  • La Cita: Joy Division night
  • Houseguests: Sarah and Nick visit
  • Dark Wave night
  • Vidiots Film Trivia Team Night, Ace Hotel (A team)
  • Bowie Night
  • James date night
  • Fourth: Pictionary w/ Richard & Ryan
  • Broad Summer Happenings June/July/Aug/Sept: James Curation
  • Hot Rocks Podcast (James)
  • Families Belong Together MARCH (H/J)
  • Pre-Broad party at Ed's
  • Beyond The Streets: Street Art Show
  • Snatch Power Juneteenth Celebration
  • James date night
  • Belle: former student dinner party
  • Andrea: birthday party
  • Vegan Playground Fest
  • Weapon of Choice Podcast (James)
  • Hang Night (Russ)
  • James date night
  • Houseguest: Anthony visit: venice, ep lake, fairfax, americana, el rey, golden road, umami, el compadre, cava, offbeat, block party
  • Gays Against Guns Pride March (R/R)
  • Melody Lounge Soul Party
  • School Skate Fundraiser (H)
  • James date night
  • Massage Night (A)
  • Los Feliz Sustainable Market (Moe/H/J)
  • Venice Beach Skate Day (J/H) (6 miles rt)
  • Idyllwild Cabin (Ernie Maxwell 5mi trail)
  • Best Date Day: john cameron mitchell's "how to talk to girls" alien punk movie, ZINE FEST with all the beautiful outsiders, good food at paru’s indian, neighborhood dog walk, brian jonestown massacre concert at fonda theater, ending with dancing at smiths night, 2:30am taco truck tacos, and love
  • Commune Yoga Day (Jules/A)
  • Moonlight Skate Rollerway (H)
  • American Film Institute Afropunk Screening (DC)
  • Gentle Barn Sanctuary (J/H)
  • Saved By The Bell Pop up Diner (Russ/M/A)
  • LA Arboretum Walk
  • Club Foxes: Back To Nature, No Wave night (Greg)
  • Morgan Library NYC: Peter Hujar Exhibit
  • Black Lives Matter Party (Moe/Nicky)
  • Brooklyn Museum: Bowie Is & Radical Women of Latin America
  • Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
  • Houseguest: Tamar-Kali visit
  • NYC
  • May The 4th Be With You - dance party
  • Peacock surprise backyard visitor
  • Kids Handmade Market (H)
  • Culture Shock's Hip Hop History Education Day
  • “Weirdo Night” Queer Art & Performances w/ Dynasty Handbag
  • Moth Grand Slam Night
  • BAY AREA
  • Breakfast Klub at Cities
  • Cha Cha Judas Priest Night
  • Apple Valley Day
  • OAHU
  • Kings Roost Kimchi Class
  • KidSpace Science Art (H/I)
  • Zeb's Tv Show Filming
  • Zebulon: Cocteau Twins Night
  • Angel City Roller Derby (H)
  • Oscar Party
  • The Rainbow Room
  • Bradford Young and family dinner party
  • LA Junior Derby Dolls Bout
  • Comedy Store Show (d'elia, martin lawrence, jeff ross, ali wong, david spade, rogan, whitney cummings)
  • Chinatown After Dark
  • Moonlight Rollerway Family Skate (J/H)
  • Batcade Batting Cages
  • Japantown Bowling (J/H)
  • Heaven or Los Angeles: My Bloody Valentine Night
  • African Dance Comp Los Angeles
  • Commercial: with Dee Rees & James
  • Rose Bowl Flea
  • LA River Bike Ride
  • Arts District Date (Ryan)
  • Club Underground Anniversary Party
  • Vibe Dance Competition (J/H)
  • Camelot Golfland & Go Carts (J/H)
  • Bowie Night
  • Italian Disco Night
  • LA River Roller Skate (J/H)
  • DATES: club underground, punky reggae, offbeat, part time punks
  • HOUSE GUESTS: Richard + Ryan (game night), Daniel + Juliette + Bart, Ayize, Moe x1, Bradford x1 + Moe x2, Dee R, Bradford x2 + Stephanie + Tchaiko + Burton, Bradford x3, Tamar-Kali x2, Sarah D/Kelsey, Moe x3, Anthony, Sarah, Nick, Vienna x2
  • VISITS: LA: Kristina + Nick NYC: Daniel/Juliette, Cynthia/Rex, Maxine, Liane/Brian, Matt, Paula/Matthew/Eunice/Ken, John/Raf HAWAII: Adrienne + Dan BAY AREA: scott, justin/leanne, lara/randy, nina/cory, chris/eric
  • NOT INCLUDED: date nights at favorite bars

2017:

  • Foxes Post Punk Warehouse Party
  • Motown: The Musical w/hollis
  • Chill Ice Holiday Adventure, Queen Mary w/hollis
  • 29 Rooms
  • TULUM, MEXICO
  • Unique LA Craft Fair w/hollis
  • Chris Rock
  • Disneyland w/hollis
  • Natural History Museum: Tattoo History Exhibit w/hollis
  • Ira Glass
  • Soul Hum Meditation
  • Mudbound Party w/Tamar Kali
  • Stan Lee's Comic Con
  • Vibe Dance Competition: Juniors w/hollis
  • Part Time Punks Goth Ball
  • Pasadena KidsSpace Museum (H/I)
  • Yayoi Kusama Art Opening: The Broad
  • Brewery Art Walk Party w/hollis
  • Korean Festival
  • Museum of Ice Cream Exhibit w/hollis
  • NEW YORK
  • Oracle Night + Basquiat Night (Broad Museum Summer Happenings / James curating Aug + Sept)
  • DEFEND DACA Dreamers March w/hollis
  • Mercado, York Blvd Street Fair w/hollis
  • Part Time Punks: Smiths Night
  • Grand Jazz: Interpol Night
  • The Berghain Club
  • EASTERN EUROPE: PRAGUE, BERLIN, VIENNA, CROATIA
  • Club Underground, LA
  • The OC Fair w/hollis
  • Part Time Punks: New Order Night
  • OutFest
  • Grand Jazz: Ian Curtis Night
  • Hollywood Improv: byron bowers, neal brennan, etc
  • JOSHUA TREE w. molly
  • Renegade Craft Fair
  • Zebulon: french film and french pop night
  • Rose Bowl Fireworks Festival w/hollis
  • Pasadena Chalk Art Festival w/hollis
  • Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Judd Apatow comedy night
  • Abalone Cove, Long Beach
  • Zine Fest LA
  • TANZANIA + ZANZIBAR
  • NEW YORK + PHILLY
  • LA Brewery Artist Community open house party
  • SAN DIEGO visit (agnes, alfred, james)
  • Antiphony, Otherwise: friday joy night service (black church music and lecture)
  • Renaissance Faire
  • March for Science
  • Monthly Vigil for Slaughterhouse Pigs with LA Pig Save
  • VEGAS + UTAH
  • Wondercon Comic Convention
  • 14th Factory Art Exhibit
  • Kerry James Marshall Retrospective: MOCA
  • Short Stop: good vibrations night
  • Broad Museum presents: Tony Conrad doc screening - with speakers henry rollins, tony oursler & performance by kim gordon.
  • Ace Hotel Motown Night
  • Stronghold Climbing Gym w/hollis
  • PALM SPRINGS / JOSHUA TREE
  • Southern California Institute of Architecture Afropunk Talks w/ Michael Stock
  • Los Angeles Art Book Fair
  • University Missouri (afro-punk screening)
  • Cal State LA afro-punk screening
  • BAY AREA
  • Downtown LA Bringing Back Broadway Street party
  • SEATTLE
  • My Favorite Murder (georgia's podcast live)
  • WOMENS March
  • WEEKLY: part time punks, punky reggae, club underground
  • GUESTS: janet - sarah/nick - liane/brian - maxine - jafari - moe - scott/julie, kim r - lovemakers band sleepover - bradford - tamar-kali - randy/lara/auggie - ryan/richard - joe - chris/eric
  • VISITS: SEATTLE: ryan/richard - marianne - sarah/nick, NYC: cynthia/rex - liane - matt/salma - maxine, paula/matthew - john/raf - arianna - daniel/juliette, sybil/sharon San Diego: agnes - moe, BAY AREA: randy/lara - justin/leanne - scott/julie, Zanzibar: nicki - amber/dali/bart - dave/swan
  • NOT INCLUDED: date nights at favorite bars

2016:

  • MAUI
  • KYOTO, OSAKA, JAPAN
  • Northwestern University afro-punk talk with kool mo dee
  • Long Beach Halloween Dog Parade w/hollis
  • Atwater Halloween Street Party w/hollis
  • Hollywood Forever Día Los Muertos (w/H & I)
  • Short Stop Motown Mondays
  • BAY AREA
  • Otis Redding Exhibit Grammy Museum
  • Punky Reggae (fridays)
  • Pasadena Pumpkin Festival w/hollis
  • Rise of the Jack O Lantern Exhibit w/hollis
  • Part Time Punks (sundays)
  • Ramones Grammy Museum Exhibit w/hollis
  • NEW ORLEANS
  • 80s night at the LA Zoo w.drea
  • LA county fair w/hollis
  • LAS VEGAS
  • Eco Station Animal Rescue w/hollis
  • ICELAND + AMSTERDAM
  • Glendale Summer Pool Program w/hollis
  • OC County Fair
  • NEW YORK
  • Monkey Town Dinner/ Video Installation
  • Balboa Island Lake Boats
  • Larchmont Fair w/hollis
  • Franklin Canyon
  • Disneyland w/hollis and weahs
  • Cabrillo Beach Picnic
  • Museum of Broken Relationships
  • Cherry Poppin Hiphop (wednesdays)
  • Cat Art Show w/hollis
  • LA Art Book Fair
  • Artisinal LA Fair
  • Smiths Convention
  • Rainbow Room
  • Matador Beach
  • Huntington Library and Gardens
  • Glendale Roller Rink w/hollis
  • Fowler Museum UCLA
  • Jumbo's Clown Room
  • Dub Club (wednesdays)
  • Vegan Food Festival w/hollis
  • Bay Area
  • Pickwick Vintage Festival
  • Monrovia Canyon
  • LACMA
  • Palm Springs
  • Zine Fest LA
  • NKLA Griffith Park Fesitval
  • TULUM
  • The Dresden
  • Rock and Roll Flea Market
  • South Coast Botanic Gardens
  • Gentle Barn w/hollis
  • Japantown Bowling w/hollis
  • Broad Museum
  • LA Marathon - cheerleader
  • LA Tattoo Convention
  • Candy Cane Lane Lights Walk w/hollis
  • INDIA
  • NOT INCLUDED: date nights at favorite bars

2015:

  • Echo Park Craft Fair
  • Decsanso Gardens
  • Whittier College (afro-punk screening)
  • Stewart House Xmas Party
  • Dia Los Muertos (Hollywood Forever Cemetery)
  • El Capitan Canyon Cabins
  • OREGON COAST Roadtrip
  • Turner Exhibit at the Getty
  • SEATTLE
  • Topanga Cabin
  • Ferris Bueller Reading at LACMA
  • NEW YORK
  • Fairyland
  • Griffith Park Super Moon night
  • Exploratorium
  • Madonna Inn
  • Knotts Scary Farm
  • BAY AREA
  • Crazy Horse Burlesque, Paris
  • PARIS FRANCE
  • Johnny's Saloon
  • La Plaza Party
  • AUSTIN
  • MOCA Museum
  • Abbott Kinney Festival
  • Temp Spaces Art Gallery (James tattooing)
  • SAN DIEGO
  • NOT INCLUDED: date nights at favorite bars
oct 31 2016 ∞
jul 20 2019 +
user picture Rebecca: Lisa - this is unrelated to the list, but I wanted to tell you that I somehow stumbled upon your account and found myself reading your tumblr/blog. I am in awe. Your writing style is earnest and raw, and I keep scrolling and scrolling and reading and reading. Thank you for sharing your perspective :) jan 10 2018
user picture lisa: Aww thank you. I mostly just write to get thoughts out of my head. I appreciate your nice words very much! jan 12 2018
user picture JD: I wanted to say something along the same lines and thank you for this site. I thought there was a we behind it, but it's really just you who had the impetus after the experience you wrote about on your latest blogpost. Listography is a genius website. jun 16 2018
user picture lisa: Thank you! oct 3 2018