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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Just To Piss Off You Know Who: The Jack Sheldon Trailer

I mentioned attending the premiere of Doug McIntyre's new docu-pic about Jack Sheldon last night, Trying To Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon. Doug made the film with his wife, actress Penny Peyser. For whatever reason, along with everything else on the blog, it has our favorite anon-i-ninny going apolectic, and he feels it's "corrupt" that I "promote" the film. (For Christ sake its a film about a local jazz legend, how freakin' controversial should that be!) Because we would not want to disappoint our friend, here is the trailer for the film for your enjoyment.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, you're doing this because you're a kiss-ass.

And, you're doing this to "push down" your misguided earlier post.

Kiss ass. Repost all of those comments here, Higby. Show if you've got the balls to handle the criticism.

You're using "your" blog to vamp for a radio guy's wife's film. Meanwhile, the Times has two very relevant stories today about use of recycled paper for all city offices, and another about the city council's wage law being shot down.

But go ahead and post frivolous crap about friends-wives-films.

March 06, 2008 10:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

See if you'll allow the comments from the earlier post to be reposted here.

Show you can handle the heat:


I guess Mayor Sam is just trying to let us know that he gets out of the house once in a while.

March 05, 2008 11:26 PM

Anonymous said...
You wanna talk about something more relevant: check out CityWatch newest piece on how S-T just got blindsided by an agreement between the City and Home Depot to forego a full EIR and open earlier...taking into account renovations already made. There will be arbitration headed by wife of Mark Ridley-Thomas, no less, but just like a lot of people said, no way was the city going to eat the huge lawsuits from H-D. Joe Barrett and gang just got the good news March 4th so they've been spinning too fast to let Mayor Sam in on it...

March 06, 2008 12:14 AM

Anonymous said...
Anony-Mouse at 11:26 why such vitriol towards Mayor Sam?

March 06, 2008 7:06 AM

Anonymous said...
Only two posts on this entry 12 hours later.

It's true. No one cares about what movie Mayor Sam saw. He's just trying to plug his friend's-wife's-documentary.

Higby, you're as corrupt as any public figure. I guess the rules don't apply to you.

March 06, 2008 7:21 AM

don quixote said...
Thanks MS, great musician and character Jack Sheldon, his funny personality really shined on the Johnny Carson show when he was a member of the Doc Severinson "Tonight Show Band". The band had some of the greatest LA musicians like Sheldon, Snooky Young, Frank Rosselino,.
Most of these guys and many of the great LA jazz musicians came out of the Stan Kenton Orchestra who was a great innovator in the genre of jazz and especially the so called "West Coast Jazz Scene"
Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, Art Pepper, Maynard Fergusson, Shelly Manne,.
LA has been blessed with some great musicians and Jack Sheldon was right there in the forefront, I am looking forward to seeing the DVD.

March 06, 2008 7:22 AM

Anonymous said...
You're comparing Antonio's or the Council's corruption to Mayor Sam plugging a movie? You people who work in government are really sick.

Don Q. Jack Sheldon is definitely a legend and he's still playing regularly now. He used to play with not only the Tonight show band but Benny Goodman, Merv Griffin and many others. If you're old enough to remember he was the voice of the Schoolhouse Rock cartoons back in the 70s on ABC.

Well I don't think Mayor Sam is plugging the movie but I look forward to seeing it myself.

March 06, 2008 7:51 AM

Anonymous said...
If you're going to put yourself out there and ridicule people on a blog, people are going to criticize you.

March 06, 2008 8:39 AM

Anonymous said...
839 gets it! Yes!

Look at the top of this page, and it says "Home of Los Angeles Politics".

It does NOT say "Shilling for radio hosts wifes passtimes."

If Higby wants to plug a friend for the hopes of getting air time, then he should SAY SO.

And yes, if he's going to criticize others, he has to take it, too.

This blog is not supposed to be plugging films of radio hosts wives. I expect Higby to now come back and say, "well, it's the film of a woman whose husband TALKS about LA politics, therefore it's a legit subject."

Bullshit. I like this blog as much as anyone, but this is a total cop out.

March 06, 2008 9:18 AM

Anonymous said...
So not only is Higby now doing movie reviews, but he's also promoting the sale of the DVD's?

What is up with that?

March 06, 2008 9:31 AM

Anonymous said...
Maybe if Higby wasn't so self-absorbed to be giving movie reviews, he'd have time to pay attention to things like the City Clowncil's labor ordinance being struck down.

Isn't this more important than shilling for radio hosts wives?


March 06, 2008 9:36 AM

Anonymous said...
Higby, why are you not posting my legitimate comment about this post?

You posted what I think is a self-serving string instead of a really important LA Times story that impacts vastly more people.

If you're not going to allow fair commentary, you might as well shut down the blog altogether.

March 06, 2008 9:43 AM

Anonymous said...
Isn't this story more important, too?


For a blog that criticizes the LA Times a lot, note that this post is from the Times' BLOG.

March 06, 2008 9:47 AM

Anonymous said...
751, so you're saying that a LITTLE corruption is okay, right?

March 06, 2008 9:51 AM

Anonymous said...
LOL this is hilarious. A bunch of Anony-ninnies telling Higby what the purpose of HIS blog is!!

March 06, 2008 10:02 AM

Anonymous said...
The history of jazz in Los Angeles is an interesting story. And, Jack has been a major player. I think it would be an interesting DVD to see. Thanks for the info.

Maybe you should have an "entertainment" section.

March 06, 2008 10:06 AM

Mayor Sam said...
Wow! Looks like we got a major dum dum here. I don't know whose comments about what didn't get posted but after I get done with this comment I'll check the que for you.

Now what misconceptions do I need to dispel?

First off the film was also made by McIntyre not just his wife. Really, with all due respect to Penny Peyser, this was Doug's dream project, he's been a huge fan of Jack for years.

Next off if you were not sitting around with your head up your ass waiting for Hillary Clinton to win since your beloved John Edwards did not, you would know that Jack Sheldon is a MAJOR part of the LA jazz scene and that's he lived here most of his life.

Jack Sheldon of course was also the voice of "Bill" in the animated civics lesson of the 70s "I'm Just A Bill." (As well as Conjunction Junction and others).

By the way, did you know Mayor Villaraigosa has a very BRIEF appearance in the film?

Also, Doug is not a "friend" of mine. I appeared on his show once (if he was a friend he'd have me on more often right? LOL) and I've met him a couple times. If you want to buy his DVD, go to a screening of the film or borrow it from the library when they have it, great. If not, your choice too. We often promote films, musical performances, books, etc. here when we find ones that we enjoy.

And when did I say I can't take criticism? This is one of the few blogs where you can bash away on the bloggers as much as you want. I even admonished other writers at this blog for deleting critical posts. Its your forum to make yourself look stupid; I would never want to take that away from you.

March 06, 2008 10:33 AM

March 06, 2008 10:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't the explosion in Times Square more important than this film? Mayor Sam please respond.

March 06, 2008 10:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Isn't the explosion in Times Square more important than this film? Mayor Sam please respond.

March 06, 2008 10:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam,

The word is "apoplectic."

It's not whatever you wrote.

Dum Dum (I wonder if you'll post THIS)

March 06, 2008 10:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Or perhaps you're just pushing down the previous post so as to move away from the criticism.


March 06, 2008 11:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MS, you are a stand up guy for allowing the comments from earlier to be reposte here. I think that indicates that you're a fair guy. But please keep the comment moderation on.

March 06, 2008 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why, Why, Why is thier so much vitriol emotions displyed towards Mayor Sam !!!!

Stop this draconian vitriol attacks toward Mayor Sam !!!

March 06, 2008 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sheesh....Don Q can you please come around to this thread? I need to know how long it takes her hormone shots to kick in?

March 06, 2008 12:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam,
Enjoyed it.

March 06, 2008 12:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


March 06, 2008 12:58 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

I'm enjoying this guy.

Not as much as I enjoyed the film though.

We love our dum dums here at Mayor Sam.

And don't forget to buy Doug and Penny's DVD!

March 06, 2008 1:22 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

By the way the dum dum who is having a fit is probably of the same ilk as the Academia Semillas people who tried to sue KABC and Doug for being racists.

March 06, 2008 1:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oooh I see Mayor Sam has ads on the blog now for Universal Studios he must be shilling for GE now how corrupt!

March 06, 2008 2:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Honestly Mayor Sam, I think the person is peeved that the blog is being used for something other than Los Angeles politics and I don't think an appearance in the film by Villaraigosa qualifies it as a political subject.

But I think you've handled it with a great attitude, especially for allowing him or her to post here the comments posted earlier. That shows that you're fair.

March 06, 2008 4:38 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

Yeah here I am 12:47, DQ ready and able to withstand the tempest in a teapot, anonymouse.

The obsessive rancor of this contrarian will be apparent moments after she sees my name.

Symptoms will be very apparent, gnashing of teeth, posting up cut and paste items about "undocumented workers" (this'll get a reaction), xenophobic tirades, paranoid accusations that various posters here are actually someone else or that so and so is actually so and so, the strong possibility of her tossing stink bombs she calls jokes and humor,and most telling of all will be her uncontrolled posting, one after the other ad nausea.
Put Your hard hats on here it comes!

March 06, 2008 5:28 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

Yeah reverse psychology works! But do I speak to soon?

March 06, 2008 8:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam,
Why do you let Don Quixote take a shit all over this blog, let the idiot Don Quixote, with too much time on his hands, get his own blog and see who really gives a damn about his anony-mouse enemy.

March 07, 2008 10:10 AM  

Anonymous another cholo apologist said:

Anon asks Mayor Sam,
"Why do you let Don Quixote take a shit all over this blog"

For the same reason Mayor Sam lets you take a shit all over this blog. He's fair.

March 07, 2008 11:00 AM  

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