Kiss Me Jocko

Sorry, all weekend that song was running through my head..."Another opening, another show..."

Thanks to all of the LATDA supporters who showed up for pinot (grigio not noir) and popcorn at the Noho Gallery last night! It was a festive event drawing people from as far south as Irvine and as far north as Marin. Worlds collided and merged as friends of Harvey Jordan mingled with friends of LATDA. In fact we discovered some very mystical overlaps in the two circles.

Special thanks to Nancy Lane and Zhanna of Color Me Mine for wine and cash register wrangling (as well as gracious hosting); Barbara Kwong (affectionately known as the 'Genius' sister)for her amazing snickerdoodle, chocolate chip, and oatmeal cookies (if you didn't come and taste these, you should kick yourself for an opportunity missed); Harvey Jordan for inviting us to collaborate; Farrah at Duck Soup, Rocky Behr at the Folk Tree, Alex Dong at Lexin Toys, Dave Schylling at Schylling Toys, and Billy Shire at Wacko, for their toy donations and loans; Jay Aldrich, Marilyn Frandsen and Vicky Murakami-Tsuda for their toy loans; and Unkle Dan Kwong for documenting the affair. And thank you to all our friends who fed the monkey with donations and purchased memorabilia all to support our cause - you inspire us to bigger and better future projects!

More thanks to "Team Jocko" - Bev, Blue, Gary for their versatility and ingenuity in preparing everything from popcorn to product up to and after the last minute; and Ron Stroud at JANM for production aid.

Let's do this again real soon! And if you haven't seen the show yet, you have until April 24th! (There may be a test...)