Friday, October 06, 2006



scott came to pick me up from the office. i was watching cops with mark and steve and very ready to leave the long, stressful day at work and get to some drinking and hanging with my favorite human, scott. we have plans to go to the jet show at the fonda and decide on the frolic room for the location of our soon to be consumed libations -- it's right across the street from the fonda. we pass by the pretty tranny smoking by the door and plant ourselved down onto some stools. scotty and i have a spicy bloody mary (dinner) and a white russian (dessert). best meal i've had in a while. the always lovely paige comes to join us for drinks. we get two more and before we've even had a chance to make much of a dent into the evening, i'm drunk.

we manage to get and extra pass from goldenvoice (thanks donna) so that paige could continue the party with us across the street at the jet show. the three of us watch the jet show. it was a great. i kind of felt like i was at an ac/dc concert. rock-n-roll. here is where the aussies start to take over the evening. thanks to chris and alexi for the passes. fun times. after the jet-set we all head backstage for the first of three after parties. alexi's parents are both at the show. alexi's mom is this super hip, all black-clad, prettier version of joan jett. she was there with her long haired, cooler than you looking boyfriend/husband -- hottt couple! you can tell where alexi gets her pretty face. her mom was so great. our hangtime was brief but i hope to see her again. also finally met alexi's dad. he was a trip too. alexi has got just about the coolest parents of anyone i know. we hang with alexi, chris and his jet bandmates, sarah, myles, rickett, chris, drink some stellas, eat some grapes and smoke some cigarettes. then it's off to the second after party.

the record label is hosting a party for jet at the bar marmont at the chateu marmont. it's full on open bar - top shelf. these things get me in trouble -- and trouble indeed did get me. i order two johnnie walker blacks on ice for myself and a dirty grey goose martini for scott. down one of the johnnies and here it starts to get hazy. run into cc and shane and catch up on how ridiculous i was on tuesday when i last ran into them. shane just bought a new house and is having a house warming party soon. i want to help him plan it. i see a 'mid summer's night dream' theme here. i hope it happens. i love fairies. chat chat chat... i go back to the bar and as i'm ordering some warm, manly hands cover my eyes from behind. i turn around and it's sweet baby jared!!! i am overjoyed. this boy is one of the bestest in la and he's been away vacationing in argentina for too long. welcome home sweet jared! scott, paige and i scoot through the rest of the party... we run into cory and jack... it's nice to see the kids out. jack has a new haircut. he looks cute. the jet boys are all here and all i can hear is australian accents everywhere. then our australian friend michael and his girlfriend show up. paris hilton totally hit on michael and he completely denied her. so funny. all i know is that the dialogue was something like this... paris: hi what's your name, michael: michael, paris: what are you doing after this?, michael: nothing with you... wow. we head to the smoking patio where we instantly see probably the most amazing australian of the evening. geoffrey motherfucking rush. i must say that i love this man. he is probably one of my favorite actors. geoffrey rush is hanging at the australian infested jet after party. so insane. paige, a fellow actor, gets shoved into him by scott (maybe on purpose) and thus began the love affair. geoffrey tells us he's in town being a 'pirate' i assume alluding to the filming of the next pirates of the carribean taking place right now... paige and geoffrey spent the rest of the night chatting away on the patio. i snuck in for some of the convo and this man is as humble as any oscar nominated actor could be. he was so kind and so encouraging. paige was moved. i was moved. when the bar finally closes we bid our farewells to all and geoffrey. as paige is walking away geoffrey tells her "i can't wait to share the screen with you"... amazing. we're off to the third and final after party.

everyone's been at the sunset marquis lately. jet, the killers, kings of leon are all staying there this week. james valentine had a birthday party there earlier in the night. now it was time for the jet after party. we go to the pool level suite and grab some beers from the fridge. we instantly realize we are in the wrong room. they were gracious but not jet. we move across to the other side of the pool and are lured in by the cigarette smoke and loud music coming from the jet suite. ahhh... guess who's there, mr. rush, yes geoffrey rush at the hotel room after party. what a rockstar. he just got 20x more ridiculously awesome. paige and him pick up on their conversation. i chat with jet boys and vinessa. she was a doll. i totally couldn't figure out why i recognized her. then i realized she was an actress. that happens a lot in la. you'll think you know someone from you past and come to find out they were on tv or in a movie you just saw. it's made for some embarrassing conversations for me in the past. "hey, are you from kansas? i think we went to college together" "um, no i'm tom cruise"... anyway, vinessa, i love you in 40 days & 40 nights. good job. scott and i giggle the rest of the night away and all head home around 5am...

good times.

pics from the bar marmont after party via skullset

me, my 2 johnnies and scotty

alexi and chris

cory and cc

chris and chad