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The UO Nice List: Dust La Rock
Dust La Rock is spending his New Year's Eve sipping scotch by his pool, spinning records and enjoying the peace and quiet of Long Beach with his dog Deborah Hairy—jealous much?!
Joshua Prince aka Dust La Rock. I'm a designer/artist, art director for A-Trak, co-founder of Fool’s Gold Records. I'm currently residing in the LBC and I am a purveyor of all that is strange and exotic.
What do you love/loathe most about the holidays?
I don’t have much family so the holiday have always been a bit empty in that regard, but have always found some friends to spend it with. I do enjoy Christmas, strangely enough.
What’s your gift-giving style? Personalized presents, or a Starbucks card for everyone?
Personalized. The weirder the better and not always on time. Sometimes it just takes a couple extra weeks or months to find the right item for that special someone. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
My Fool’s Gold partners bought me a gold colored French Bulldog for my birthday a couple years ago. I named her Deborah Hairy. What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?
Well, the best gifts are the ones I buy myself. I’m into so many different things and a collector at that, so usually it’s a smile and a thank-you to everyone, but those closest to me actually know what I like.
If you could ask for anything this year (and money is no object) what would you ask for?
1964 Lincoln Continental with suicide doors, black exterior with the hardtop, and black leather interior. I tried convincing A-Trak to buy this in exchange for album artwork a couple years ago but no dice. So it goes...
What is your favorite holiday tradition that you share with friends or family?
Lighting fireworks, shooting guns and overall intoxicated merrymaking.
What’s your favorite holiday snack or food?
Ham with a brown sugar glaze and pineapple slices. Without looking it up, what are the ingredients in eggnog?
Egg and nog, clearly.
Any idea how you will spend New Year’s Eve this year?
NYE is the most anti-climactic holiday of all, especially in New York. I plan to sit by my pool sipping scotch, spinning records and otherwise enjoying the silence.
If you could be any character from a holiday movie, who would you be and why?
Bill Murray in Scrooged or Randy Quaid in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I think those examples speak for themselves.
What was your proudest moment from this past year?