To a generation of Anglophile Angelenos, Rodney Bingenheimer was one of the most influential DJs in the city: his Rodney on The Roq show on KROQ was hugely successful, and you can still find him on the airwaves late at night on Sunday. Otherwise, though, you can find him in his own reserved table at Canters -- where he's almost always accompanied by an amazingly gorgeous girl at least 30 years his junior. Rod, you've still got it. Somehow.
If you've seen a concert in LA -- whether it's an electronic act like Infected Mushroom at the Avalon, or world music at the Disney Hall, or a small buzz band at the Troubadour, you've seen Dancing Man, aka LA Rocker, aka Howard Mordoh -- the 60-something tall dude with an unbelievable reserve of energy (seriously, sometimes he hits, like, five shows in a night), busting his signature move: a snap-turn-twist thing that's been his trademark since HE WAS AT FRIKKING THE LAST WALTZ. But the craziest thing is that he's actually a retired scientist from Woodland Hills. Seriously. That's the truth.