by Molly Lambert
Jason Segel and Kristen Bell filming Segel’s screenwriting debut Forgetting Sarah Marshall, presumably based on Segel’s experiences dating Freaks And Geeks co-star Linda Cardellini. He wrote a really touching piece for Jane magazine once about how she broke up with him because he’d basically given up and gotten fat.
We here at TR love Jason Segel. He is on our favorite sitcom that isn’t The Office, How I Met Your Mother. He stole every episode of Undeclared he was on as the main character’s love interest’s psychotic ex-boyfriend Eric. I am probably legally obligated to mention that he went to my high school and I saw him compete for a regional basketball title at the Arrowhead Pond once.
Since everyone else is so keen on making events calendars, I thought I’d trial-run making one of my own for Angelenos.
SEPTEMBER LOS ANGELES EVENTS
6: The Charlyne Yi Special at The UCB Theater, Stoneface opening reception at FOCA, Magnolia Electric Co. (Jason Molina of Songs:Ohia) at the Echo, Bergman movies at the New Beverly (Sawdust and Tinsel and Summer with Monika), Dark Meat at The Smell
8: Hannah And Her Sisters at the Hollywood Cemetary (get there early!), Jon Brion at Largo
9: Harold and Maude at the New Bev, Repulsion at UCLA Film Archive with rarely screened seventies British film See No Evil whose amazing description is thus –
Recuperating at her uncle’s country estate after a riding accident left her blind, Sarah (Mia Farrow) wakes up to discover her entire family has been slaughtered by a crazed serial killer. Determined to track down the killer herself, Sarah sets off on horseback, only to find herself momentarily impeded when she is trapped in a clay pit by a family of sinister gypsies.
10: Patton Oswalt and Doug Benson at Largo, Harold and Maude at the New Bev
Undeclared is the only mumblecore sitcom to date
12: Kinski at the Echo, The Charlyne Yi Special at UCB, Fanny and Alexander at the New Beverly, last shopping day for our birthday!
14: Dirty Projectors and Yacht at the Echoplex, Boogie Nights double-billed with Roller Boogie at the New Beverly, Built To Spill at the Henry Fonda Theater, Suishou No Fune and The Show Is The Rainbow at The Smell.
15: The Legendary Stardust Cowboy (!) at Mr. T’s Bowl, Boogie Nights/Roller Boogie at the New Bev, The Exorcist (last Cemetary Screening of the Summer) at Hollywood Forever, The Melvins at the Henry Fonda Theater, Heavy Metal Variety Hour at UCB with Thomas Lennon, Steve Agee, David Wain, and host Seth Morris
18: Satan’s Mistress and Scream Of The Demon Lover at the New Bev
19: The Ritual and The Magician at the New Bev
21: Spider Baby and Pit Stop at the Egyptian Theater, Lucksmiths at El Cid
McLovin it! There, we said it. Fuck.
22: Silver Apples at Spaceland, Switchblade Sisters at the Egyptian, Mimi Nguyen and John Paul Ricco at Telic Arts Exchange
25: White Heat at LACMA
26: Upsilon Acrux at The Scene
27: Thee L.A. Gentleman Callers at Silverlake Lounge, The Benson Interruption at UCB
29: Gary Dauphin at Telic, Low at the Troubadour
30: The Mae Shi at The Smell
Now download these Paul Siebel songs.
Nervous – Paul Siebel: mp3
Jack-Knife Gypsy – Paul Siebel: mp3
If I Could Stay – Paul Siebel: mp3
Jasper and the Miners – Paul Siebel: mp3
She Made Me Lose My Blues – Paul Siebel: mp3
Molly Lambert is Senior Editor of This Recording. Like Judd, she is fairly self-loathing and a big fan of Loudon Wainwright III.
JUDD APATOW RELATED CONTENT PREVIOUSLY ON THIS RECORDING
Jenna Fischer and her husband split. Wait, is that Judd Apatow related? I don’t know.
Molly tackled Superbad.
Molly foretold you about Walk Hard.
Molly took Knocked Up‘s sexual politics to task.