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January 24, 2008
I am the gray-haired lady to whom Liam Gowing referred in "Sweating in Yoga's Death Valley" [Action Man, Jan. 10]. I did collapse that day, but I want you all to know the "fallen comrade" has risen, and I'm back at Bikram Yoga regularly. I have attended classes there for the past three years, and the benefits have been many: regained flexibility, loss of edema and, most importantly, beautiful skin! When I collapsed, I was dehydrated, but I'm back and happy to echo Gowing's closing statement: "If you can survive Bikram yoga, you can survive anything."
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NEWS
January 26, 2006
Re Liam Gowing's Mixer column ["Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts," Jan. 12]: As one of the owners and a tenant of the building that you describe as "ramshackle," I am very offended by your description. There is nothing ramshackle about the condition of this structure. While I would be the first to admit that the Wilshire Courtyard is far from pristine, we have maintained and at times improved aspects of the building during the eight years we have been involved with it. Dude! Do not diss my house!
NEWS
August 10, 2006 | Liam Gowing
Because Dan Crane has for several years played a real guitar in the faux-French indie bands Les Sans Culottes and Nous Non Plus, you might suspect that he would have been content to leave the world of pretend guitar playing to the instrumentally challenged. Wrong. Performing under the alias Bjorn Turoque (pronounced b-yorn to-rock) since 2003, the New York-based writer and musician has become an air guitar aficionado.
NEWS
March 16, 2006 | Liam Gowing
EVENTS staged by the L.A. Philharmonic typically conjure up stately performances to audiences decked out in evening wear. But the times -- not to mention the tunes -- they are a-changin' as the L.A. Phil kicks off its Minimalist Jukebox concert series Saturday with an all-night electronic music performance featuring the U.K. forefathers of ambient house, the Orb, along with local artists Dntel, John Tejada and Boom Bip.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2007 | Liam Gowing
THE instant I released my fingers, I knew I had achieved perfection. Sure enough, propelled by the warp drive of hemp string stretched aggressively against a 7-foot-long yumi bow, my arrow not only struck the hay-bale target but hit it dead center. In that moment, I stood 10 feet tall. The moment wasn't real, of course. The arrow hadn't hit the center or even the periphery of the target. In fact, there was no arrow; the only thing I had released into the air was a thought.
NEWS
August 2, 2007
Ever since the release of its suspiciously Spoon-esque debut album, "Tree City," in 2005, Brooklyn band Robbers on High Street has had a rough time with critics. "Most of 'Tree City' sounds lifted from [Spoon front man] Britt Daniel's songbook," wrote Peter Macia in a particularly pointed Pitchfork review. "I mean, it sounds like they stole the tapes from Britt's house and scribbled their name over his." Ouch.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2008 | Liam Gowing, Times Staff Writer
No end in sight to the war in Iraq. Gasoline at record highs. A crisis in mortgage lending signaling a possible recession. These were just a few of the big, ugly stories that plagued us in 2007. Yet, judging from the utter bacchanalia that went down at the Los Angeles Sports Arena as some of the biggest DJs in the world gathered for the Together as One New Year's Eve party, it was a heck of a year.
NEWS
January 12, 2006 | Liam Gowing, Special to The Times
IT'S a typical Friday night at Renee's Courtyard Cafe, and the bar-restaurant is packed with young singles buzzing like a Lavalife commercial. Yet as soon as she walks in, an older lady, barely visible at 4 feet 10, commands all the attention. "That's her," one patron whispers to another. "That's Renee!" Instantly recognizable to the Westsiders who haunt her namesake, Renee Forrest is more than just a local proprietor; she's a cause celebre.
NEWS
August 30, 2007 | Liam Gowing, Times Staff Writer
FOR boyish 27-year-old singer-songwriter Brett Dennen, life is beautiful. He's sold only 40,000 copies of his sophomore studio effort, "So Much More," but the breezy, neo-hippie album recently hit the coveted No. 1 spot on the EMusic.com charts, a good barometer of the download-oriented youth market.
NEWS
March 2, 2006 | Liam Gowing, Special to The Times
ON the walls of a quiet Spanish-style house in suburban Glendale hang two paintings that, although largely unknown to art critics, are million-sellers. Titled "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize," the works are the source images for the covers of two albums released in 2005 by the hard-rock band System of a Down.
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