On Monday, My-Thuan and I met up at Animal for a completely artery-clogging dinner. The bacon gravy that came with the seared foie gras and biscuit had crack in it; the pork belly and slaw sliders slipped down my throat. We were thinking of getting the bacon chocolate crunch bar for dessert, but I confessed to My-Thuan, “I’m a little porked out.” We had a velvety panna cotta instead. Afterward, I met up with Erika to see Bryan at East West Studios, the former United/Western Recorders where Frank Sinatra recorded “My Way.” Bryan was recording some raucous rock songs for Halos in the mod Studio 1. He was working a Neve console that was designed special for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” session. Mike gave us a tour of the Philippe Starck-redesigned lounges and kitchen. The drippy white chandelier and oversize horse lamp gave the rooms, as Bryan said, a kind of modern “Alice in Wonderland” vibe. Everyone was super busy, so Erika and I headed back to the house, had a chat and tucked ourselves into bed. It was a school night, after all.