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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

McIntyre Scores with Sheldon Doc

Just left the premiere of "Trying To Get Good," the new film by KABC's Doug McIntyre and his wife Penny Peyser about legendary jazz trumpeter and vocalist Jack Sheldon. Excellent! The film will be available on DVD soon, we'll alert you when.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:


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 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 Anonymous said:

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

March 06, 2008 7:06 AM  

Anonymous 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  

Blogger 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Anonymous said:

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

March 06, 2008 9:51 AM  

Anonymous 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 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  

Blogger 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  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why don't you do a poll, Michael? Her most annoying crybaby posts. And the readers can vote.

Illegal Alien Gangs
Illegals In Prison
Higby's Weight
Higby's Social Life
Higby Is "corrupt"
"I hid incognito at Higby's party"
Cholo Mayor
Gang Banger Mayor
Valley Doll's Appearance
Animal Services
ZD's Housing Status
ZD's Bathing Status
Jack Hoff's Cartoons
"I'm leaving this blog"
"Higby delete these losers"
Mexican Mafia
Mexican "pigs"
"Meet Me For Menuedo"
Posts where she compliments her other 100 goofy identities

March 06, 2008 2:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't think that list could possibly be attributed to one person. No way.

Surely you're not suggesting that anyone who ever says they're leaving this blog (including me who has said it and done it for long periods of time) is all that one person, right?

Sometimes I think some of you are such brainless twits and I'm going to have to award the poster of that long list as the biggest twit of the day.

No, I'm not somebody from another blog or someone who uses other names. I don't work for the government or city hall.

I don't hate Mexicans. I liked Zuma.

I don't care if Mayor Sam posts an occasional post that appears to be pushing his friends' wife's career.

I feel sorry for the person who just learned the word vitriol. Now they need to know how to use vitriolic in a sentence, then they can move on to vituperate, although that may have been used here once about Zuma or the mayor.

March 06, 2008 11:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's still her copping a plea, and being vitriolic, and a last word freak.

March 07, 2008 6:50 AM  

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