Pie Pals: BERDA GILMORE & ANDREW ENRIQUEZ Creators: THE DAILY NOIR
Pie Place: Fork-In Aussie Pies 2510 Main Street, Santa Monica
Like El Gallo says in The Fantasticks, “You wonder how these things begin,” which is always my first question about anything that anyone is baking. But it’s especially intriguing in the case of Berda's and Andrew’s pitch perfect INSTAGRAM: The Daily Noir
When Berda showed it to me at Melissa’s Thanksgiving, the annual gathering of an eclectic crowd who only know each other through Melissa and have to catch up fast before the organic turkey runs out, I had to know how it all started- and where it was going (podcast, anyone?) because Berda and Andrew get Noir better than just about any of the original suspects.
Which just goes to show that It doesn’t matter what year it is, or which war we’ve just fought. In L.A., the wars within are particular to those whose DNA are tuned to the strange frequencies of our ever-darkening sun. And those people can tune in antyime - to any time.
So give The Daily Noir your eyeballs, your Comments and your Likes. And, as El Gallo also sings, “Follow, follow, follow…follow.”
HOW DID THE DAILY NOIR BLOG START?
Berda: My Anthropology professor at Yale taught a Film Noir class as an anthropological journey of L.A. via cinema. He had me at the syllabus.
Andrew: My part started with intense text conversations with Berda. I'd send her random snaps of noir-y things, sometimes along with a brief narrative. Most notably of these was a dilapidated house that inspired a project title "The House on Sinto Street". Berda had the inspired insight that our conversations would made a good blog, so she created The Daily Noir.
About this time of night, my life became a nightly catalogue of tipping: tipping Joe at the Winking Weasel Lounge; tipping back cheap scotch; waiting for Mick the Mooch to tip me off to the latest in his underworld coterie. When it was all over, I'd sway around my apartment trying to take my two-tone shoes off standing before tipping over into my rumpled bed.
WHAT WAS THE THING THAT HAPPENED THAT YOU KNEW IT WAS TAKING OFF?
Andrew: I figured it was taking off when people started following and complimenting the work, and certainly when you asked to interview Berda, haha.
WHAT’S THE NEXT THING YOU HAVE TO DO.
Andrew: More noir snaps, always more noir snaps. And shooting "The House on Stinto Street.” Berda: Keeping everything in my life going: The Daily Noir, my job, film shoots, Now I know how parents of newborns feel. Sleep deprivation definitely makes the world feel totally noir.
WHAT FREAKS YOU OUT THE MOST AT 3AM?
Berda: I wake up thinking, “What am I doing? All this Noir Time is totally crazy? And then I think, how can I not do it? I love it."
Andrew: Definitely if I'm going to wake up in time for work.