Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017 at 08:18PM


Getting in one more Dodger game before this girl goes off to college. I told her I would pay an exuberant price for tickets if L.A. plays the Indians in the World Series.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017 at 04:21PM


"Raise a glass to freedom."

June 30, 2017 at 03:14PM


Steve and the start of a great wrekend.

June 30, 2017 at 09:40AM


The view from the hotel room. That's Canada across the water.

June 30, 2017 at 08:41AM


Finally out of the airport. Exciting, huh?

June 30, 2017 at 08:31AM


I swear Dictionary.com is using the Trump presidency to spotlight words that relate to him.

June 30, 2017 at 07:51AM


Made it to Detroit. Now, how to kill five hours before the hotel will let me check in and my baseball buddy arrives in town.

June 30, 2017 at 03:26AM


In case you were wondering (and I'm sure you were), this weekend's hat selection is the classic block 'C', navy blue with the red bill (description for my friends who are color blind).

June 30, 2017 at 03:20AM


On my way to Detroit Rock City for some Indians baseball. First stop, Ft. Lauderdale. Someone needs to explain this route to me. Fly from LA to FLA, and then to Michigan? Uh, okay, sure, that makes sense. #rallytogether

Saturday, May 6, 2017

May 06, 2017 at 01:41PM


Free Comic Book Day 2017. A time honored tradition in the Malchus household.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 at 07:53AM


Next week is the CF Foundation Volunteer Appreciation Reception. Notice that receiving the OUTSTANDING CF ADVOCATE award for the entire Los Angeles chapter is Sophie. Her mom, brother and I couldn't be more proud of her. Way to go, Sophie! We love you.

Friday, January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017 at 08:27AM


Last night I saw Martin Scorsese's new motion picture, SILENCE. It's a profound and deeply moving story about one man's struggle with his faith and the power of forgiveness. The cast, led by Andrew Garfield, features Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Yosuke Kubozuka, Shinya Tsukamoto, Issey Ogata and Liam Neeson. Every performance is exceptional and the film is a technical wonder. This may be Scorsese's most restrained movie in his storied career; it is also his most personal. Do not shy away from it because it's rated R. I've seen more violence and senseless death in the Marvel super hero adventures. Likewise, the 2 hour 41 min running time doesn't feel like a slog. The plot and pacing are perfect.

January 27, 2017 at 08:02AM


Hey there! Last week I began a new column at Popdose.com called The Weekend Matinee. I'll be writing about movies and the memorable events around the films I've seen in my lifetime (not all of them great). If you were a fan of Basement Songs (the column or book), then I think you'll enjoy my new endeavor. The first movie I wrote about is GONE WITH THE WIND. I hope you'll check it out. Just follow the link. Thanks! http://ift.tt/2kB29kg

Monday, January 16, 2017

January 16, 2017 at 09:20AM


"When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

January 05, 2017 at 06:21AM


Happy Birthday to this girl. 18 TODAY! I'm at a loss for describing how proud I am of Sophie, how inspired I am by Sophie, how much I admire Sophie, and how much I love Sophie. Watching her grow into an adult has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I can't wait to see what she does next. I know she's going to hate that I posted this pic, but I can't help it. It's one of my favorites. The night Sophie was born, Bryan Adams was on the radio. The song was "(Everything I Do) I Do it for You", which may be a cheesy power ballad, but it holds a dear place in my heart. I'll be listening to it today, thinking of my baby girl, marveling at how far she's come, and the places she'll go. Happy Birthday, Sophie!!