Author: Lisa Kladouris

IN THE MIX: CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

A sun-filled soundtrack inspired by a recent trip to California. Image: White Palm by George Byrne. Good Times Roll – The Cars Going Back to Cali – LL Cool J Hollywood – Madonna Moonlight Drive – The Doors Drop – The Pharcyde Set the Dogs – YEYEY One Too Many – Phoenix You Make Loving Fun – Fleetwood Mac Regulate – Warren G (featuring Nate Dogg) Untitled 08 | 09.06.2014 – Kendrick Lamar This Time (I’m Gonna Try It My Way) – DJ Shadow California Soul – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell We Got the Beat – The Go-Go’s Road Tripping’ – The Red Hot Chilli Peppers California Dreaming’ – José Feliciano

IN CHARACTER: JAMI GERTZ IN LESS THAN ZERO, 1987

Unlike the original character in Less Than Zero, the Bret Easton Ellis novel about rich, disaffected youth in the early 80’s, the Jami Gertz version of Blair was raven haired, ruby lipped and wore what I’m guessing was a lot of Azzedine Alaïa. The kind of girl who gets in to all the right parties and all the right places but would rather be somewhere else. Clay: “Are you happy Blair? You don’t look happy. Blair: “But do I look good? Less than Zero 1987, directed by Marek Kanievska, starring Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr and James Spader