Things we Loved this Week 5/9/18

Theatrical Trailer for “Simon, King of the Witches” Sensory-overload promo for the Fanfare Corporation’s 1971 hippie witchcraft thriller, starring the astonishingly prolific Andrew Prine in the Manson-esque title role. Chock full of outrageous ballyhoo (“A man who curses the whole establishment!” – we could use more of that right now), delivered by Marvin Miller in appropriately Old Testament tones. Years ago, I interviewed Mr. Prine, who, when asked to confirm an item in this film’s pressbook about a $6,000 illuminated waterbed – decorated with “rather candid drawings” – that he was reported to own, paused briefly before saying, “Well, it wasn’t $6,000.” Andrew Prine.(Paul Gaita)

Condor. I just discovered this French band – a one-man project created by Maxime Smadje of the French bands Rixe and Boss, blending hardcore, oi punk and melodic punk in a really satisfying way. Listen to them here. (Simone Snaith)

Baggalini Purses These are my go-to bags. They are durable cross-body bags that don’t stain and are at least waterproof enough that you can spill your drink on them without any problems. They are perfect for travel, leaving your hands free for better things. They even have a theft-proof model which will make you feel more secure as you globe-trot with Slash-proof fabric, RFID protection, Locking zippers and anti-cut straps. They are reasonably priced and there are sales on their website, but I can always find them at TJ Maxx for half price or less. Baggalini site. (Elise Thompson)

Dole Whip for Adults at Trader Sam’s in the Disneyland Hotel. There once was a time when Disney rides weren’t based on their trademarked characters, but were sponsored by big corporations, like Monsanto’s Voyage to Inner Space. One of the best marriages has been between Dole Pineapple and the Enchanted Tiki Room. While you wait for the doors to open, you can purchase fresh pineapple juice or the famous Dole Whip, a creamy, soft-serve, nondairy treat unlike anything else in the world. The Disneyland Hotel’s new tiki bar, Trader Sam’s, has improved everyone’s lives by adding rum to the Dole Whip Pineapple Float. You don’t even have to be inside of Disneyland to get one anymore. Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. (Elise Thompson)

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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