Sergie is a founding member of Samiam and has played guitar in Solea and Knapsack. He has designed as many punk rock records, t-shirts, and logos as anyone on this planet.
What was the food highlight of your year?
Mo Chica is a hella yummy peruvian asian fusion place in downtown LA. It does have that hipster vibe that sort of bugs me and most people love…but at least there isn’t a DJ or anything. There is this spicy drink that literally knocks your socks off over your shoes. I suggest: LOMO SALTADO to eat and OAXACALIFORNIA LOVE too drink. What? You want me to descibe them? I don’t know, they taste GOOD…that’s all I know.
What was the music highlight of your year?
I would have to go with Dinosaur Jr. at the observatory a few weeks ago. I’ve seen them about a thousand times since the late ’80s and they are still on my favorite band list. So good. Were they too loud? Yup. Did J wank the whole time instead of playing the tasty leads from the recordings? Unfortunately. Are they unpleasant to look at in their advanced age? Not to be mean, but yes. But they still are awesome!
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
I never eat fast food…how could I keep my boyish figure as an old fella? I mean McDonald’s tastes as exotic to me as a 5-star meal. Let’s face it…it’s different and shittier…but also delicious. On the way back from helacious Orange County to downtown after that Dinosaur show, we decided to try that new Taco Bell Fresco crap…there is nothing else in the suburbs late at night. So we sampled from, ahem, that ‘health alternative’ gourmet (sic) menu. I have to say, it went down the shoot pretty well but almost instantaneously we both got huge stomach aches….it actually really HURT! Memorable? I’ll always think of it as I pass their sign on the highway…