Los Angeles Thread #8: Strong and Prouty

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reconstituted pork offal slurry (get bent), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 01:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

cinefamily has an "alternative projections: experimental film in los angeles" series starting up. i may be interested in the wallace berman one next saturday afternoon...

http://www.cinefamily.org/films/alternative-projections-experimental-film-in-los-angeles-1945-1980/

reconstituted pork offal slurry (get bent), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 01:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

they've had a bunch of these screening at the egyptian the last few months, i've been to most of them (including a version of that wallace berman screening that had a slightly different line-up), and they've been excellent

GREENS (the putting kind) (donna rouge), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 07:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

this thread is dedicated to the tru hunx of los angeles real estate:

http://www.strongandprouty.com/about-craig--whit.asp

reconstituted pork offal slurry (get bent), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 02:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

details about la pyro's weird russian-german grifter mom

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0104-hollywood-arson-20120104,0,1021006.story

A website listing Dorothee Burkhart as administrator and the address she and her son shared on Sunset Boulevard says that a woman named "Annabelle" provides "soul-relaxation massage." The site's advertisements also note the masseuse's "curvaceous body shape."

buzza, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 09:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

that looks like a legit location for a fap

Cunga, Thursday, 5 January 2012 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

If you're a fan of Barbara Hershey/Seagull, or seeing Fire Island in the late '60s, you should probably go to this (as I would, goddammit).

http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/last-summer-0

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

My favorite coming-of-age movie. I have a VHS I taped from a cable showing.

nickn, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I first saw it on broadcast TV 30+ years ago, kinda cut to ribbons.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

May copy has boobs, so I assume it's more whole. I had previously seen a broadcast version with that cut out.

nickn, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

"My copy," that is.

nickn, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks for the heads up, dr m

donna rouge, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

thank you for my new screen name

my copy has boobs (get bent), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

can sing that to the Blue Danube waltz

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

ahh, the director did the play it as it lays movie too.

my copy has boobs (get bent), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

and The Swimmer!

btw John-Boy Walton is really enticing jailbait in Last Summer.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

rowr!

my copy has boobs (get bent), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i want to throw a cheese/charcuterie/hors d'oeuvres potluck party sometime in the near-ish future, and i want my laxors to come and bring awesome food and drink and celebrate like a mensch. would anybody be up for that?

my copy has boobs (get bent), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Definitely up for that!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

that would be a HELLZ YEAH

donna rouge, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually, instead of that, who wants to meet up for charcuterie/cheese type nibbles at a more central venue? like next weekend? ish?

this looks good and most cheeses (etc) are $5 each:

http://www.mignonla.com/menus/cheese-food

my copy has boobs (get bent), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

guys, I miss you

rocognise gnome (remy bean), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 22:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

come back!

my copy has boobs (get bent), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 22:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cypress Hill, Tha Dogg Pound, The Egyptian Lover, Kid Frost, King T, Mellow Man Ace, Public Enemy, Sir Jinx are getting together to play a FREE show for a cause. "Occupy Skid Row" has been put together by Skid Row activist General Jeff and Chuck D going down on Sunday, Jan. 15 on Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles from 1:30pm - 5:30pm according to AllHipHop.com.

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 12 January 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was about to say, Remy, return to the light.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 January 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also I know there were vague plans for something this weekend but I'll have to bow out; my good friend Y has just come home from major heart surgery and Ms. S and I, being her nearest neighbors, are pitching in to help her and husband as we can.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 January 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

the vague plans are so vague it's likely not gonna happen. it's so hard to get people together in one place in los angeles! especially with all these damn grownup responsibilities. i have such a love/hate relationship with this town.

my copy has boobs (get bent), Thursday, 12 January 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would've been hard pressed to do this weekend as well.

Cunga, Thursday, 12 January 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Putting in a new water heater this weekend, so I'm out for Saturday

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 12 January 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

washing my hair

ah, how quaint (Matt P), Thursday, 12 January 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

i want to come back and visit. i love l a. my bf thinks it's all freeways and hollywood and wants to move to portland which is just not an actual city imo.

ah, how quaint (Matt P), Thursday, 12 January 2012 23:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would love to come back, but gf is in school here for 6+ years more, and I can't afford a vacatino right now. maybe this summer. i was really happy for the first four years i lived there; only the last one sucked

rocognise gnome (remy bean), Friday, 13 January 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

i want to come back and visit. i love l a. my bf thinks it's all freeways and hollywood and wants to move to portland which is just not an actual city imo.

i've had a couple friends from nyc come out here and visit me and i think they all had that same initial characterization of "ehh you have to drive all the time and LA ppl are super obnoxious." but i'm 95% certain everyone i've hosted here has had a really good time. (the trick = stuffing people with all the amazing food options here)

donna rouge, Friday, 13 January 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

also it helps to remind them that people in nyc are pretty horrible in their own ways. (he says with love)

donna rouge, Friday, 13 January 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

everybody's horrible everywhere.

my copy has boobs (get bent), Friday, 13 January 2012 01:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've only lived here for a few years but it doesn't really strike me as a city you should really visit

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 January 2012 01:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

really

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 January 2012 01:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's intimidating. you have to have good organizational and navigational skill. and not try to do the whole area at once -- pick a part of town and stay with it, save the stuff that's 20 miles away for another visit or another time.

my copy has boobs (get bent), Friday, 13 January 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love love LOVE los angeles!!!! tbh i was totally prepared to hate it, but i was blown away by my first visit. probably helps that every time i visit, i am in the company of someone who lived there for almost 10 yrs and loves the shit out of it.

just1n3, Friday, 13 January 2012 01:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm a corny hipster fuck but to me northeast l.a. (and the upper hollywood/los feliz/franklin hills area just west of it) is some really great natural/architectural beauty and i'd take tourist friends there if i wanted l.a. to blow them away. the view from the gold line around mt. washington is like woah.

my copy has boobs (get bent), Friday, 13 January 2012 01:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

l.a. takes awhile to love, i know few people who came here and loved it right away (and most of them burned out on it kinda quickly.) i have a love/hate relationship w/it myself, maybe b/c i lived in nyc and chicago and miss them both.

omar little, Friday, 13 January 2012 01:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i took 6 months to love it, but i never looked back. boston is great and all, but food is too expensive and there's not enough of it that's good.

rocognise gnome (remy bean), Friday, 13 January 2012 01:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

the "car culture" part (along with the sheer sprawling size of the place) is the only real barrier to true love. it's not just a pain in the ass, it's cognitive dissonance -- i come from a really different place.

my copy has boobs (get bent), Friday, 13 January 2012 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

the traffic has gotten markedly worse since when i moved here in 1999(!), slowly but in a retrospectively alarming fashion.

omar little, Friday, 13 January 2012 02:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's easily reaching tipping points at many spots. At a certain point freeway expansion won't cut it and you'll either see people going "Okay, fine, mass transit for real" or sheer insanity on top of the already present cognitive dissonance. Speaking especially of OC here.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 January 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

it used to be "oh nice i'm leaving work at 1 PM, no traffic" and now that's not the case. 1 HR from santa monica to silver lake. not to mention random horrible traffic jams on weeknights at 11 PM and almost constant jams on the freeways on weekend afternoons.

omar little, Friday, 13 January 2012 02:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck 1am traffic jams

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 January 2012 02:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

On the plus side, even with all these extra cars the air is much cleaner than it used to be.

nickn, Friday, 13 January 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

my own experience is that i lived here for a month on an internship in 2009 (first time ever in LA) and then moved back 'permanently' last september. during that time in between, finishing up school in nyc and then moving back home for a spell, i honestly thought about one day moving back to LA rather often. and then i did! and i am mostly very glad i did. i still miss things about nyc (mostly my friends who are still there) but the idea of moving back there at this point seems totally unreal to me.

donna rouge, Friday, 13 January 2012 06:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

noooooooo

lost ai weiwei (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 13 January 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just move out here, Stevie.

So! This is happening March 2:

http://www.attheecho.com/2011/12/07/friday-03-03-12-natural-history-museum-first-fridays-with-zola-jesus-natural-history-museum/

That also happens to be my birthday. Plots are being hatched.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 January 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

zomg (more for EMA than ZJ admittedly but still)

donna rouge, Saturday, 14 January 2012 02:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

this opens tonight:

http://theboxla.com/exhibitions/index.html

you may see me there.

choucrüt (get bent), Saturday, 14 January 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just came here to post about that! i may also swing by

donna rouge, Saturday, 14 January 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

there is also a six-mile route 66 walking tour tomorrow at 8am

https://www.facebook.com/events/343897635621838/

donna rouge, Saturday, 14 January 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

that LAFMS exhibit linked above is GREAT, go see if you are at all interested in weirdo '70s LA experimental weirdo culture

donna rouge, Sunday, 15 January 2012 10:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

sounds cool

human trash (buzza), Sunday, 15 January 2012 10:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i loved the organ with the dildos threaded through the footpedals, sustaining a single chord endlessly.

choucrüt (get bent), Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, there was a really tiny christmas-themed red toy piano -- like keychain-size -- that said "paino" on it. (i.e., "piano" in low-budget engrish.)

choucrüt (get bent), Sunday, 15 January 2012 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

'weirdo '70s LA experimental weirdo culture'

lol drunk

we tried playing some of the instruments and then one of the musicians told us "you can't play the sculpture"

donna rouge, Sunday, 15 January 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

the view from the gold line around mt. washington is like woah.

This is my daily commute! It is beautiful, I bike it now.

Mariusz Smiley (admrl), Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

so how about that dexter episode thats playing out in real life by the hollywood sign? lots of crazy ass murders going on as of late..

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

The guy killed by the guy randomly shooting at cars in Hollywood was a good friend of my co-worker. So crazy.

Mariusz Smiley (admrl), Thursday, 19 January 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh geez :/

donna rouge, Thursday, 19 January 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Changing the subject...who has eaten somewhere good and interesting recently? I need a resto rec, can be anywhere from hole in the wall to swanky. I was running down the J Gold list but actually found it a bit limiting and overly familiar.

age is not a number of years but a great experience in life (admrl), Friday, 20 January 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Im going to the gorbals tomorrow which I hope is good.. I can report back.

strongly recommend. unless you're a bitch (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 20 January 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Scottish and Jewish food, yeah - it's like they knew I was coming.

How about any of these from J Gold - Akasha, Kiriko, Mayura?

age is not a number of years but a great experience in life (admrl), Friday, 20 January 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i ate half a pig's head there (and the eye)

omar little, Friday, 20 January 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

have you been to ramen jinya

omar little, Friday, 20 January 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really liked the food at Palate, and actually thought it was kind of awesome that it was on Auto Row in Glendale. Pretty old, bourgie crowd though.

Speaking of which - we have this new-ish Italian place Maximiliano in Highland Park and it seems to attract the strangest people. I do see Marc Maron there a lot, though. It is Andre Guerrero (Oinkster) and the food is good, a little too homestyle at times but tasty. But the people are WEIRD.

xp-no, tell me

age is not a number of years but a great experience in life (admrl), Friday, 20 January 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

very good noodle place in studio city (two other locations too, one near wilshire and la brea and another on sawtelle by olympic.)

http://www.jinya-la.com/ramen/index.html

omar little, Friday, 20 January 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cool, I put it on the ARList. I don't have a good noodle place.

age is not a number of years but a great experience in life (admrl), Friday, 20 January 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's by no means fancy but i liked mr. ramen in little tokyo when i ate there a few days ago. i don't eat out here as much as i'd like to.

donna rouge, Friday, 20 January 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i did go to animal after the new year tho, NOM

donna rouge, Friday, 20 January 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wanna try Animal. Looks like I will be going Mayura. I tell you what I think about the food later,

age is not a number of years but a great experience in life (admrl), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really liked the food at Palate, and actually thought it was kind of awesome that it was on Auto Row in Glendale. Pretty old, bourgie crowd though.

Seconding this. I've driven by the place enough times, so I finally check it out. Good food there.

Chimu in downtown is astonishingly good, but I heard that they're in the middle of moving to a better location?

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's moving? I thought it just closed. It was good. Delicious lomo saltado

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mo Chica in Mercado La Paloma is same people/similar menu.

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also Little Bear is new Guerrero gastropub downtown:
http://www.littlebearla.com/

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's by no means fancy but i liked mr. ramen in little tokyo when i ate there a few days ago. i don't eat out here as much as i'd like to.

― donna rouge, Friday, 20 January 2012 19:17 (Yesterday) Permalink

the only reason to go to mr ramen is if you dont want to wait 30 mins to get into daikokuya

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh ohhhhhhhhh it's on

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

What about Hungry Cat? It's expensive and fishy?

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

daikokuya is right next to mr ramen tho! its not diss, I eat at mr ramen once in a while

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

no diss

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

awwww

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

the best place I've eaten in southern california so far (this is prob not true but maybe is) is at magic wok in cerritos, ate there a few weeks ago and holy shit

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I heard Cerritos has a substantial auto mall.

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha

what is it from??

Hey is it really going to rain today/tomorrow? I am thinking about washing my car

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

simpsons, 100% chance of rain tomorrow, I stumbled into the la contempo art show opening yesterday man it was horrible man

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

whole lotta beautiful rich looking young women tho

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

was considering going there this weekend but it is far and a schlep

donna rouge, Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

and if it's looking like rain then hell naw

donna rouge, Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

jinya is good (not amazing, but solid). the studio city one has verrry long waits sometimes.

my offer still stands for a wine/cheese/nibbly things fap. preferably next month, when i'll have more money.

m white btw (get bent), Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

i did go to animal after the new year tho, NOM

nom is right. oxtail poutine ftw. my only complaint when i went there was that after the small plates we ordered an entree-ish piece of steak and it took forever to come out (and wasn't much meat for the price).

m white btw (get bent), Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mo Chica in Mercado La Paloma is same people/similar menu.

Head chef Zarate though isn't there - he's been busy with Picca over on the west side.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I heard Cerritos has a substantial auto mall.

Some really amazing Indian restaurants just next to Cerritos on Pioneer Blvd (technically in Artesia)

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^rajdhani is a very special place

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

the only reason to go to mr ramen is if you dont want to wait 30 mins to get into daikokuya

As an alternate, you can always go to Sanuki No Sato in Gardena and get the udon.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Still I'm vaguely pleased that Orochon Ramen is opening up a new location in Burbank just up the street from me. I'm a little suspicious about the whole stunt "super spicy" ramen.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

jar that happened with us too (the meat entree thing)

donna rouge, Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

jbr*

donna rouge, Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Still I'm vaguely pleased that Orochon Ramen is opening up a new location in Burbank just up the street from me. I'm a little suspicious about the whole stunt "super spicy" ramen.

― Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, January 20, 2012 7:33 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

It's pretty good ramen if you don't want to torture yourself. Buncha friends and a couple people around me all did the challenge last time I was there and ended up incapacitated or throwing up, coming back out of the restroom, and blear-eyed-ly shouting "it hurts more coming back up than going down"

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 21 January 2012 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

anything happening this weekend that's free or really cheap?

m white btw (get bent), Saturday, 21 January 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's a couple of free Pacific Standard Time events going on. I'm going to this on Sunday:
http://pacificstandardtimefestival.org/events/accidents-in-abstract-painting-by-richard-jackson/

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Alt Proj looking good:

http://www.cinefamily.org/films/alternative-projections-experimental-film-in-los-angeles-1945-1980/

I can report that I found Mayura to be acceptable but unremarkable Indian food. I might go if it was closer and I had a craving, but driving to Culver City for that? No way.

Also, I finally saw Pina and it was good. I reckon I'd be a good German dancer. Also it was my first "twenty-first century" 3D movie! I enjoyed that.

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Next week's Alt Proj looks great, actually. I might make that one if I can. I haven't seen a fair few of those films, but the Pat O'Neill, Fred Worden and David Wilson (pre-Jurassic Technology CalArts film) pieces are all straight fire.

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm going to the one in like an hour

donna rouge, Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

and i'm going to the andrea fraser PST performance on monday

donna rouge, Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cool!

"Venice Pier" is great. I would love to see a print of that again but I am not going to make that show.

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am... staying in and watching it's garry shandling's show on dvd. it's not pst or cinefamily, but it's got a similar sense of the absurd.

m white btw (get bent), Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

admrl (or anyone else) do you know if any of those culver city galleries are by-appointment-only? planning on doing some gallery-hopping next weekend.

donna rouge, Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

It depends on the gallery, I think. Most of them have open hours during the week and have appointments on the weekend. I admire your appetite for art and culture, I'm too fucking exhausted to make half of the stuff you do! What's the secret?

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

speaking of culver city, this is opening tonight:

http://ghebaly.com/exhibition-detail/3130

m white btw (get bent), Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Donna (or anyone), did you make this? I was sorry to miss it:

My father and mother have closed the factory (admrl), Saturday, 21 January 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh while I am on this thread I have the following question.

When I am driving along the 110 thru Highland Park into South Pasadena, I can see people running and cycling along the bed of the Arroyo Seco. I wanna ride my bike down there, does anyone know how/where you get in???

Also - any good recs. bike routes in Northeast/Eastside LA would be most welcome.

Cane it for the original white tees (admrl), Sunday, 22 January 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks!

Cane it for the original white tees (admrl), Sunday, 22 January 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Looks sweet!

Cane it for the original white tees (admrl), Sunday, 22 January 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to try to make the Jackson plane crash too.

nickn, Sunday, 22 January 2012 01:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

What's the secret?

not have anything better to do, basically

donna rouge, Sunday, 22 January 2012 10:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

/ work 9-5 and not have any other kind of personal project to involve myself in. hoping this changes soon tho...

donna rouge, Sunday, 22 January 2012 10:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

planning on visiting soon, maybe early March - friend just moved across. Will be back here with what-to-do questions soon once I've done my basic research...

ljubljana, Sunday, 22 January 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to try to make the Jackson plane crash too.

a. and i most likely will be there. it'll be the first time we've gotten in the car this weekend!

m white btw (get bent), Sunday, 22 January 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

some photos from that event (including cute dogs and a remote-control plane that a guy was flying around while the real plane was being fixed with duct tape).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stockholm_cindy/sets/72157628991820401/with/6746774725/

m white btw (get bent), Monday, 23 January 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's the whole flight as I saw it:

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Monday, 23 January 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was trying to follow it close up and lost it on the final run to the target, so I didn't see the finale and don't think I got it on video. Haven't looked at my footage yet.

nickn, Monday, 23 January 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

:D

donna rouge, Monday, 23 January 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Metal Machine Music rears its head again in Long Beach.

http://www.csulb.edu/org/uam/

nickn, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 02:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i forget whether i mentioned re:composition here -- i definitely posted about it on facebook.

LOS ANGELES (January 18, 2012) - Coming up next week, SCI-Arc hosts the Los Angeles showing of the Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time (K-PST)’s RE:COMPOSITION, a two-city thematic program of four new performances dedicated to the liberating spirit of California-native John Cage, in honor of his centenary in 2012.

Conceived and produced by independent curator Julie Lazar, RE:COMPOSITION considers how current compositional practices are enabling artists in a variety of disciplines to re-conceive and reconstitute aspects of their art production.

RE:COMPOSITION will run in Los Angeles for two nights only, with the same program presented on Friday, Jan 27 and Saturday, Jan 28 from 8-10pm.

http://www.sciarc.edu/news.php?id=2046

m white btw (get bent), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

that looks awesome but idk that i can make either night :(

donna rouge, Wednesday, 25 January 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

A multi-performance mini-music fest in Eagle Rock this Sunday (part of PST).

http://www.sassas.org/welcomeinn/

nickn, Thursday, 26 January 2012 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh dude, i'm sure i've given these guys free advertising before, but pita kitchen in sherman oaks makes me weep tears of joy.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/pita-kitchen-sherman-oaks

riboflavin flavored (get bent), Sunday, 29 January 2012 02:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

and we checked out the digital darkroom exhibit at the annenberg (in century city). some of it was great, some of it not so much. "photoshop" as a genre is still figuring itself out.

riboflavin flavored (get bent), Sunday, 29 January 2012 02:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey, which hotel is this with the cobblestone driveway?

Burritos are one of the things I'm nostalgic about!!! (Eazy), Monday, 30 January 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did you see Anthony Bourdain Layover Los Angeles? sort of interesting, even if he didn't go much East of Atwater or South of Koreatown.

Cane it for the original white tees (admrl), Monday, 30 January 2012 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

good times in temecula. the balloon photos are from THIS MORNING.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stockholm_cindy/collections/72157629103882425/

riboflavin flavored (get bent), Monday, 30 January 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

after the ride, we took a party bus back to the site.

riboflavin flavored (get bent), Monday, 30 January 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

so the zola jesus/EMA thing is in march but this week's first fridays at NHM features the soft moon and light asylum (haven't heard former, not crazy about latter) and a performance by julia holter (who i <3)

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Monday, 30 January 2012 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw Julia Holter at the Welcome Inn Time Machine thing in Eagle Rock yesterday. Playing a little Korg synth in a couple James Tenney pieces. Overall I liked the show, but there was a whole lotta nothing between the occasional somethings.

nickn, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 00:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

ummm...woah

Cane it for the original white tees (admrl), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

what the fuck is up today

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

anything happening this weekend?

textile in thighville (get bent), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fred Frith in Eagle Rock.

http://sassas.org/adhoc/

nickn, Friday, 3 February 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks! tickets acquired.

textile in thighville (get bent), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Next weekend, whoops. Went to the SASSAS site to see if any photos/video was posted for the earlier event, and saw it.

nickn, Friday, 3 February 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.voiceplaces.com/modern-times-forever-los-angeles-1579285-e/

this is happening...

The Danish collective SUPERFLEX built a life-size McDonald's replica, then flooded it to foreshadow capitalism's doom for the 21-minute film it made in 2009. The collective's new exhibition, right across from LACMA at 1301 PE, has a much subtler feel than the McDonald's flood, with framed posters downstairs and tastefully designed black "safety" lamps hung upstairs. But the quiet, slow-moving film that plays out on an upstairs wall is actually fairly aggressive. Entitled Modern Times, Forever -- at 240 hours long, it's the longest film ever made, the collective claims -- it simulates the demolition of Stora Enso, a massive modernist office building in Helsinki. Originally, the film played for its 10-day duration on the street in front of its subject, so you could see modernism persisting and disintegrating at the same time. 6150 Wilshire Blvd.; through March 3. (323) 938-5822,

textile in thighville (get bent), Friday, 3 February 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

anything happening this weekend?

Big SF/LA Cacophony Society movie and retrospective going on in Santa Ana on Saturday: http://www.intothezonemovie.com/

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha this thread has gotta be the most hifalutin of all the city threads. we should be posting more about eating beer brats at the racetrack (burrrrrrrp).

textile in thighville (get bent), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is happening this weekend, if we want to class it down:

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

jezette marie looks strangely out of place.

textile in thighville (get bent), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

(That's a biweekly wrestling showcase for a pro wrestling school, by the way)

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

My friend does music cues/announcing for them! I'm told it's fun. One of these days I will go to it, but Sun Valley.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did you see Anthony Bourdain Layover Los Angeles? sort of interesting, even if he didn't go much East of Atwater or South of Koreatown.

I'm surprised when any show about LA goes that far east or south!

Spencer Chow, Friday, 3 February 2012 22:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Shield did.

wq (admrl), Friday, 3 February 2012 23:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I should say any lifestyle show...

Spencer Chow, Saturday, 4 February 2012 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

i would like to spend more time in east LA

i went to leimert park last night for the first time!

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Saturday, 4 February 2012 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i would like to spend more time in east LA

me too. my last trip out there was for gamelan music at cal state l.a. and tacos at guisados in boyle heights.

textile in thighville (get bent), Saturday, 4 February 2012 01:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

ansel adams photos from 1940 l.a.:

http://www.drkrm.com/ansel_adams.html

opening reception 2/18 (a saturday). anyone up for this + a drink at the golden gopher?

textile in thighville (get bent), Saturday, 4 February 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

l.a. zine week:

http://lazineweek.wordpress.com/

textile in thighville (get bent), Sunday, 5 February 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would like to spend more time in west LA. I had a surprisingly nice time in Culver City the other week.

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

rancho park > echo park

buzza, Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

this place in CC is yum: http://www.grandcasinobakery.com/

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

West LA is rad! Why were you surprised that you had a nice time over here?

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's so strange and different over there. There are no trees but the streets are very clean. And very mediocre things are incredibly popular. I feel like I am on some weird vacation when I am there.

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know, man, it's just a different world. I'm pretty mystified by it, tbh.

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like visiting but I don't see how I could live there and not feel a great angst.

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

and maybe...guilt

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

and a kind of jealousy

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

and a sort of quiet, unresolved anger

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

the non wealthy parts of west la (including the neighborhood "west la") are very interesting to me in that the are so anonymous. if i wanted to disappear/run away that's where i'd move.

buzza, Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

what's west la

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a good question

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't know man. I love living here. It's a little more spread out than East LA, but you've got some really good restaurants (especially Italian), easy access to lots of shopping and some really good movie theaters, a record store that I love (Record Surplus), plus closer to the ocean.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also it's quiet, which I appreciate.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

"i don't go west of fairfax" is the "i don't go above 14th street" of LA

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

There are some good movie theaters. The ocean, I don't know, how great is it really?

My neighborhood is damn quiet. Sitting by the screen door right now and all I hear is birdsong.

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

honestly tho the expo line extension means i am several times more likely to head over to west LA

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Plus we have less hipsters. I guess the pest control is better over here.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

those quieter parts are nice. beverly hills makes my skin crawl tho.

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

like I used to work in westchester, lived in lawndale and redondo for a bit, but like, what's west la

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Beverly Hills is the worst, I will grant you.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Since the mid 1990s, Palms has seen an upturn in its fortunes, with the revival of Culver City's adjacent downtown adding new life to the area. The district's diversity, affordability, and central location have made it an appealing center for young professionals seeking alternatives to traffic-choked Westwood and Santa Monica, but still wanting to live in a diverse urban setting in a neighborhood relatively close to the beach.

buzza, Sunday, 5 February 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

West LA seems like all "hipsters" to me whenever I go, just that weird dayglo classically "LA" kind of hipster. But I don't go there enough to have much opinion. I go for movie theater or beach or to buy clothes. I would go more if I could ride metro, for sure.

I think of "I don't go west of Fairfax" as "I don't go South of Embankment".

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I liked going to the Landmark in Culver City. It was cool to see so many teenagers at a movie about Pina Bausch.

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

my roommate used to live in palms, she was mostly eh about it

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Remy used to live in Palms. jeff lower case jeff used to live in Culver City. I'd move West if I got a job over that way.

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

palms is p horrible but this place is alright

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

chillax

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine lives in Manhattan Beach and surfs every day, he loves it.

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

buzza, Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok see I thought I was confused but if you're including manhattan beach in west la then you are insane

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not calling it West LA but I do think of it is west, yes. I think of it as its own thing, really. It's not really near anywhere.

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also I was thinking about the ocean

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I showed Google Earth of my street to a friend who lives in an East Coast city and she said "do you live in the suburbs?". I said "I'm about a 5-minute drive from downtown LA!". This is a funny place

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a new roscoes around culver city btw

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

my one friend described my neighborhood as "the kind of place where i bet they shoot a lot of gay porn"

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

aww you only have one friend =(

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

roscoes is so great

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

so glad I started eating meat again. I'm eating a sausage as I type this

wq (admrl), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

my one AND ONLY friend

j/k i was talking to myself :(

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

roscoe's <333

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Sunday, 5 February 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

we did a FAP at the hollywood roscoe's once, a few years ago. i went back the night of the tune-yards show last year -- the chicken was good, but the dish i ordered came with grits, which were terrible. note to self: stick with the chicken and waffles.

textile in thighville (get bent), Sunday, 5 February 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Has anyone itt eaten at Red Medicine? Spencer? =)

eating a sausage as I type this (admrl), Monday, 6 February 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is straight out of Snow Crash but goofy:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/musician-arune-kavaliauskaite-assault-charge.html

Ned Raggett, Monday, 6 February 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

milton glaser exhibit at smmoa:

http://smmoa.org/index.php/exhibitions/details/255

(glaser's documentary made me smile in a big way. it may still be on streaming netflix.)

textile in thighville (get bent), Monday, 6 February 2012 22:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've not been to Red Medicine yet.

I just remembered how we saw Peter Baynham that time at Amoeba and really regret not saying something to him. I mean, how many times would he get recognized in LA??

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 00:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing...none?

eating a sausage as I type this (admrl), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Might have felt like Coogan for a day.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 06:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

tickets to 8:30 show: bought!

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 07:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, per my FB comment thread, the new medieval joint in DTLA should be our next FAP location:

http://excaliburrestaurant.com/

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 07:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh man, I want to see Richard Bishop! Echo show with Michael Gira, too?

Vertov series starts at UCLA this weekend: http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2012-02-11/kino-eye-revolutionary-cinema-dziga-vertov

eating a sausage as I type this (admrl), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

dudes, i see a (post-excalibur) dumpling crawl in our future.

http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-critics-choice-20120209,0,6188057.story

textile in thighville (get bent), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am all for this.

A reminder again about Zola Jesus/EMA at the Natural History Museum on my birthday in March...

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

duplings

Aerosol, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

dude from awesome tapes from africa blog is DJing in silverlake tonight and friday before moving to berlin - i'm going tonight:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/107539899369064/

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Thursday, 9 February 2012 01:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

you have the best life.

textile in thighville (get bent), Thursday, 9 February 2012 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Grimble Grumble playing an in-store at Permanent Records this Saturday at 5pm (they're also playing Sunday at Part Time Punks' MBV thing)

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 9 February 2012 17:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

lee ranaldo at the satellite on april 10th, tix $15. so excited that he's finally doing a "song" album!

textile in thighville (get bent), Friday, 10 February 2012 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

look who's playing at vitello's later this month!

textile in thighville (get bent), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought it was John Travolta judging by the still.

Had my FAP ticket punched and everything

Cunga, Thursday, 16 February 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i tried which wich, the new sandwich chain with a location in studio city. the sandwich was good (i got turkey on wheat with hummus and oil & vinegar) but the layout of the store is maddening. not enough seating, hardly anywhere to stand while you're waiting to pick up your order. maybe other locations will be different.

popcorn (get bent), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

need to spend more time on ventura someday

did anyone experience the car-horn symphony last week?

http://laist.com/2012/02/17/httpwwwlaimyourscom10202car-horn-sy.php

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

also maybe it's just me but i feel like i heard a lot more honking in nyc than i do here, even when i walk by high-traffic areas

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

need to spend more time on ventura someday

the ventura/laurel cyn intersection has become my second home. i'm there several times a week (come stalk me, we'll have lunch).

popcorn (get bent), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

also maybe it's just me but i feel like i heard a lot more honking in nyc than i do here, even when i walk by high-traffic areas
― Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, February 17, 2012 4:55 PM (44 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

For sure people here honk way more for any stupid reason. It was pretty nerve racking to me when I first drove in NY

Aerosol, Friday, 17 February 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like there will be a totall traffic jam where you are just not going to move and peope are honking like crazy just because. In LA people just sit there and stare at the car in front of them.

Aerosol, Friday, 17 February 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's because we've given up.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Friday, 17 February 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is happening:

http://welcometolace.org/exhibitions/view/staalplaat-soundsystem/

LACE will host Dutch sound artist collective Staalplaat Soundsystem for a 10 day residency 20 Feb. – 1 March 2012. Within the current mood of worshipping the latest technology in media art, Staalplaat Soundsystem provides a breath of fresh air, reminding us of the 100-year tradition of noise-making machines, in which “mad” inventors and various kinds of artists operating in the margins of the art world meet. During their residency Staalplaat members Geert-Jan Hobijn and Carlo Crovato will construct a site specific, interactive sound installation that will also serve as the focal point for a participatory sound performance. They will also lead a two-day youth workshop, culminating in a concert.

Using “everyday electronic junk” scavenged from thrift stores and donations, Hobijn and Crovato will fashion new “sound machines” that will be controllable by the audience via smartphones. As the residency proceeds the artists will create and add more machines to an ever-growing installation in LACE’s main gallery space. In the final phase of the residency they will re-locate the installation to the storefront space and set it up so that LACE visitors and the general public can conduct the “orchestra” via their mobile phone both inside and outside from the Walk of Fame.

ABOUT STAALPLAAT SOUNDSYSTEM

Since its inception in 2000, Staalplaat Soundsystem has started creating a multitude of “machine installations” using all manner of consumer electronics, such as a dozen floor polishers (Sweet Sissy and the Ballroom Hiss), and Avantilator, a composition for one hundred electric office fans. At the heart of this work is a low-tech philosophy: to make installations appear simple, revealing rather than concealing how they are made.

Artists participating in the LACE residency include Staalplaat Soundsystem founder Geert-Jan Hobijn and Carlo Crovato. Staalplaat Soundsystem has been showing works at several international festivals, museums, galleries and events like Avanto (Helsinki), Sonar (Barcelona), 798 South Gate space (Beijing), DEAF (Rotterdam), Transmediale (Berlin), DOM (Moscow), Ars Electronica (Linz), Todaysart (Den Haag), MOCA Taipei, Museeum Weserburg (Bremen), Townhouse Gallery (Cairo), Steirischer Herbst ( Graz), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Khoj International Artists (New Dehli), and Auditorium (Rome).

For more information on Staalplaat Soundsystem, visit staalplaat.org.

popcorn (get bent), Saturday, 18 February 2012 01:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

proper concert on feb 27 (a monday night).

popcorn (get bent), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to that wrestling show tomorrow. CULTURE.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

date and i are going to see justin bond tonight (s/he's performing saturday and sunday as well)

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Saturday, 18 February 2012 02:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

On a gentler note to the LACE show, Machine Project is having an infantcore show Saturday.

What?

After our friend Sally brought her baby Otto to play Nate Page’s Storefront Plaza we realized that we had a perfect baby vivarium on our hands, and if we were going to invite a bunch of babies to crawl around for an afternoon, why not put them to work as variables in a algorithmic sound composition?

How does that work?

Scott Cazan has written some software for the occasion that uses a camera and a computer to track the movement of the babies and convert that information into different sounds.

http://machineproject.com/archive/events/2012/02/18/infantcore/

nickn, Saturday, 18 February 2012 08:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Babies Making Music to Make Babies To

Cunga, Saturday, 18 February 2012 22:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Okay so, looks like my sweets and I will be doing a quick last minute trip up to Amoeba and the LA Zine Fest at the Last Bookstore this afternoon so maybe see folks there?

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 February 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

rrrobyn van pursuit (admrl), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooooh i would like to see that

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

The corridor in that image looks suspiciously like CalArts, but I guess it could be any hospital/government facility.

rrrobyn van pursuit (admrl), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

it does look somewhat calartian!

popcorn (get bent), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

the clean and times new viking at the echo, you guys.

http://www.criticalmob.com/news/more/the_clean_announces_us_dates_with_times_new_viking

popcorn (get bent), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Will be out of town then, sadly.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

tickets go on sale friday.

popcorn (get bent), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

!

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

in other show news, thee oh sees are playing downtown in march

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

admrl u going to vanessa renwick @ MJT tomorrow perchance?

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, I saw her show last night at CalArts and I think she is showing the same movies. I liked some of her work (Britton, SD is great) but there was quite a lot that didn't click for me.

rrrobyn van pursuit (admrl), Thursday, 23 February 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey folks, I will be in your fair environs next week. Flying in on monday, out on thursday. anyone for a fap or wanna head with me to some ucb/nerdmelt comedy events?

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Thursday, 23 February 2012 03:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm in for something... What part of town are you staying in?

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do y'all know any really great moving walkways in LA that are NOT at LAX?

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also here is something else we could potentially talk about:

http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/2012/02/top_10_sandwiches_in_la.php

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've had the Langer's and Philippe's sandwiches, both of which I enjoyed. I don't have much to add other than I probably should eat less sandwiches

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had a good south american-style banh mi from a food truck for lunch

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

that sounds nice. What truck? Sorry if that's too personal a question

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just...i just CAN'T

j/k it was this one http://roaminghunger.com/chasing-paradise

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

haven't really done the food truck thing in awhile but it was so so nice out today and i didn't bring lunch

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 24 February 2012 00:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

That does look nice. Isn't it beautiful today? So beautiful. I made lunch at home, sat on porch and looked at mountains. Los Angeles!

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had so much fun in LA this past weekend that i'm thinking of coming back down in april. seattle-LA $200, hell yes.

toandos, Friday, 24 February 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll be in Lakeview, then Fullerton

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Friday, 24 February 2012 01:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've had the Langer's and Philippe's sandwiches, both of which I enjoyed. I don't have much to add other than I probably should eat less sandwiches

i've had both of these plus the godmother (bay cities deli).

rayanne graff generator (get bent), Friday, 24 February 2012 03:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

bay cities is great but always crowded and too far away
also joan's on third sandwiches are always A+ imo (good celebrity stalking place too)

buzza, Friday, 24 February 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is my local. it's not quite an east coast style italian sub shop, but they do a good sandwich. very limited hours, sadly.

http://studiosub.com/menu.html

rayanne graff generator (get bent), Friday, 24 February 2012 04:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

larchmont village wine shop has my fav sandwiches. basic straightforward stuff but done really well. also the gals who make the sandwiches are sweet.

buzza, Friday, 24 February 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

my favorite higher-end sandwiches are at the artisan cheese gallery:

http://www.artisancheesegallery.com/our-menu

the pickles they serve with the panini are to die for.

rayanne graff generator (get bent), Friday, 24 February 2012 05:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

studio sub was never open whenever i walked by

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 24 February 2012 08:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

hat's the sandwich shop behind Intelligentsia in Silver Lake? Their sandwiches are pretty good I recall.

Can anyone ITT show me a great tamale?

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also - somewhere I can get good cornmeal pancakes.

Also - a bar that can reasonably be expected to be relatively quiet (no DJ, jukebox is fine so long as I can hear and get a seat/booth) on a weeknight around Downtown/Eastside. Tall order, I know!

used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine recently took me to this place as she assumed it would be quiet and it was totally rammed:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/1642-beer-and-wine-los-angeles

It used to be a real dive when I lived in the neighborhood - my studio was just around the corner. Anyway, it would be great if there was any room. I reminded me of an SF-style bar, why don't we have more of those?

(Uptown Baby) (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

We went to Baco Mercat on Valentine's Day (completely unplanned, we were just walking by), and it is worth all the hype... Didn't get the sandwich, but the baco meatballs and the octopus salad were life-affirming.

My main local is http://www.mariosdeli.com/ but I like this place a lot too: http://www.mooresdeli.com/

Say Cheese in Silver Lake is sort of a mini Dean & Deluca and have great sandwiches: http://saycheeselosangeles.com/
Sweetsalt's BLT is tremendous too http://sweetsaltfood.com/

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can anyone ITT show me a great tamale?

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mamas-hot-tamales-cafe-los-angeles

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

You keep moving?

(Uptown Baby) (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sweet, thanks!!

(Uptown Baby) (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like Westlake, it's a great hood.

(Uptown Baby) (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

i ate at that sandwich shop behind intelligentsia once, it was good

thread making me realize my sandwich intake has dropped off considerably since moving here :/

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I...*think* everyone on the thread who's a regular got a birthday invite so remind me if you didn't but as y'all know, we'll be at Lou on Vine a week from tonight. Reminds me, though -- we need a place to hang out at in the area before Lou opens at six, since they don't take reservations. Any recommendations?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 24 February 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, Roky Erickson is playing the El Rey on Thursday... think tickets are still available.

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

They are, I was just looking at them!...I really don't like the most recent record, but I have passed up many chances to see him...

Also, what I am truly excited about is The Raincoats playing at Echo(plex?) next month

(Uptown Baby) (admrl), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, what I am truly excited about is The Raincoats playing at Echo(plex?) next month

Agreed. See you there too!

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 24 February 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll b there

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 24 February 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

they killed it last time

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 24 February 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

those tickets for the clean @ the echo are on sale now; just got mine.

it doesn't say who's opening. i guess they couldn't get tnv for this date.

rayanne graff generator (get bent), Friday, 24 February 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Buddy of mine got into the Louis CK secret show at the Improv last week. How'd he do that? Well he just showed up and paid the doorman $10. Got to meet Aziz Ansari and Elijah Wood afterwards.

smh

Cunga, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cunga, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

we'll be at Lou on Vine a week from tonight. Reminds me, though -- we need a place to hang out at in the area before Lou opens at six, since they don't take reservations. Any recommendations?

my recommendation is to hang out in a different part of hollywood, because that stretch is a little desolate. either that or just drink at the bar until people arrive.

rayanne graff generator (get bent), Friday, 24 February 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dammit, all the podcasty shows I want to hit are sold out. Waiting in the airport for the flight down to Ontario now.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Monday, 27 February 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hmm...

http://theheartofla.com/post/18445653672/umamicatessen

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://theheartofla.com/post/18445653672/umamicatessen

ned is heading straight for the section called "the cure"

high on fiber (get bent), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes, I admit I thought about that.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have to admit I don't get the love for umami burger?

love, light, and walkabout-thinking (admrl), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i went there on saturday. the first time i ever went there the buns they gave us weren't fully un-thawed.

althea and (donna rouge), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

bastards

love, light, and walkabout-thinking (admrl), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey guys who are Tearist and are they any good? They are playing with Possession at Cinefamily

love, light, and walkabout-thinking (admrl), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pseudo-confrontational a la Sleigh Bells only with electronics. The LA Weekly did a big story about them last year: http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2011/04/tearist_la_weekly_cover.php

Stockhausen's Ekranoplan Quartet (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 19:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Had a pretty good visit today, with the exception of having to pay a few hundred bucks to prevent my rental car from getting towed in front of Meltdown Comics. Hit up an In-n-Out burger, drove around Hollywood, stopped by an old friend from Ann Arbor's vintage guitar & record shop over in Chinatown, wandering thru the mercado by there, had french dip at Philippes, and took a lot of photos.

Getting caught in Disneyland exiting traffic w/in a 1/4 mile of my hotel was not fun, tho.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Thursday, 1 March 2012 07:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

saw tearist on accident a while ago, sub-bjorky sleigh bells

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 1 March 2012 07:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, disneyland is open for 24 hours during "leap day" (until 6 a.m. on thursday), so i imagine the traffic in anaheim is pretty insane right now.

high on fiber (get bent), Thursday, 1 March 2012 08:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hotel is at Ball & Walnut, so it's teeth-pullingly so. Hope it filters out when I have to split for the airport in 8-ish hours.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Thursday, 1 March 2012 08:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bell, rather.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Thursday, 1 March 2012 08:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also - a bar that can reasonably be expected to be relatively quiet (no DJ, jukebox is fine so long as I can hear and get a seat/booth) on a weeknight around Downtown/Eastside. Tall order, I know!

― used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Friday, February 24, 2012 9:21 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

echo park but taix is kinda stodgy and this but I'm fine w/ it

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 2 March 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

loving these hand-drawn maps on huffpo:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/map-of-los-angeles_n_1305551.html

althea and (donna rouge), Saturday, 3 March 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh I like Taix, it used to be my local! And it is great so long as band is not playing.

My mouth was wiard shut! (admrl), Saturday, 3 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm glad taix is there; put it that way. it's such a mismatch for the neighborhood that its existence is almost a punk rock gesture.

mykonos: the hands of feta (get bent), Saturday, 3 March 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Echo Park is definitely a weirder neighborhood than you think once you get past all the surface stuff/away from Sunset

My mouth was wiard shut! (admrl), Saturday, 3 March 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pulp playing April 19 at the Fox Theater in Pomona, tickets on sale March 30th...

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 March 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

would consider wild flag/EMA. (i'll be out of town for refused/death grips, sadly)

althea and (donna rouge), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Enough of your young, cool bands, what about Keith Jarrett at the Disney Hall? I wanna go but it is mad expensive and that's just for the nosebleed seats (and I am afraid of heights)

Luomas (admrl), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Donna, did you see Possession?

Luomas (admrl), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

not yet! might go on weds maybe

althea and (donna rouge), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 02:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone else have that metta world peace poster staring them in the face every time they ride the subway? have the HOPE to seek WELLNESS professionals and promote your own RECOVERY? (or however it goes.)

mykonos: the hands of feta (get bent), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just see that romeo miller ad all the time

lol ned the joy formidable show got rescheduled to the mayan, the night before vnv plays there! you should just camp out for 24 hrs ;)

althea and (donna rouge), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i see the "my thoughts are of... " aids project l.a. poster all the time.

mykonos: the hands of feta (get bent), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

the one with the guy 'shopped in front of the north hollywood metro station rotunda?

althea and (donna rouge), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

totally

mykonos: the hands of feta (get bent), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 05:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

3.9.12 RHONDAVOUS W/ KEVIN SAUNDERSON & DJ HARVEY

Your Ample Girth Does Intimidate (Matt P), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh

Luomas (admrl), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

"maybe i will actually go to rhonda this time!" - me, literally every month

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

i went once two years ago. i would drive down there for this but i can't. i'm pining i tell you.

Your Ample Girth Does Intimidate (Matt P), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

imo the best ad campaign right now is the vid game controller turning into a happy turtle

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

after two years of making do with soul night at the jackelope (no diss on it, lots of good times). xp

Your Ample Girth Does Intimidate (Matt P), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i absolutely would've gone to the last one w/ optimo if i hadn't been flat broke. i'm in not-much-better shape this time around, but still, harvey...

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lincoln Park is the new Highland Park. Get in on the ground floor!

nickn, Saturday, 10 March 2012 06:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Boyle Heights

Luomas (admrl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like where I live, but I am worried it is gonna become all douchey

Luomas (admrl), Saturday, 10 March 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Does anyone know a good bike RENTAL place in NELA/Pasadena?

Luomas (admrl), Sunday, 11 March 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

From the Drive thread:

Angelenos or other, tell me about that concrete channel beloved of driving scenes in this and other movies. Is it just the course of the Los Angeles River? How come it's so empty of water? Can one normally drive along it? Would one need a lever action shotgun to blast through gates closing it off?

― ledge, Monday, March 12, 2012 10:28 AM (2 hours ago)

"marvellously inoffensive" (Eazy), Monday, 12 March 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

The 1914 flood caused $10 million in damages throughout the developing basin and brought a public outcry for action to address the recurrent flooding problems. The following year, the Los Angeles County Flood Control District was formed. Early flood control efforts included some channelization and the need for reservoirs. Taxpayers approved bond issues in 1917 and 1924 to build the initial major dams. However, taxpayers were not willing to provide enough funds for substantial infrastructure downstream of the dams. After two more destructive floods in the 1930s, Federal assistance was requested and the Army Corps of Engineers took a lead role in channelizing the River. Channelization began in 1938, and by 1960, the project was completed to form a fifty-one mile engineered waterway.

Before channelization of the River, flood control projects and utilization of the River as a source of water changed the system of streams, wetlands, and swamps of the natural lands. Channelization provided flood control for the increasingly developed region and a consistent path for the River course. Today, the banks of the River are almost fully lined along its entire length. Only three portions of the channel bottom remain unpaved: through the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin in the San Fernando Valley, near Griffith Park through Elysian Valley where ground water levels prevent it from being paved, and at the River estuary in Long Beach where the River empties into the Pacific Ocean.

buzza, Monday, 12 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

buzza, Monday, 12 March 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

a long-term l.a. river revitalization project is underway:

http://www.lariver.org/

The Plan provides a 25- to 50-year blueprint for transforming the City's 32-mile stretch of the river into an "emerald necklace" of parks, walkways, and bike paths, as well as providing better connections to the neighboring communities, protecting wildlife, promoting the health of the river, and leveraging economic reinvestment.

love this song! :) especially his hair (get bent), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

They gotta call it the Low Line.

"marvellously inoffensive" (Eazy), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

OOOOoooo down for that.

Cunga, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

already have tix for sir richard bishop that night

althea and (donna rouge), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i biked by this last night and got to see the robot!

http://laist.com/2012/03/14/man_arrested_in_hollywood_for_bogus.php

althea and (donna rouge), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey guys

Are you excited that we have our own super big and important Biennial now?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2012/03/hammer-prize-new-biennial.html

killa amc (admrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Does anybody know any good restaurants in Tarzana that aren't too expensive or spicy?

NWOBHamster (J3ff T.), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like coral tree cafe in encino (next neighborhood over). not too pricey.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/coral-tree-cafe-encino

the kids of boris midney high (get bent), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

special shoutout to bea's bakery in tarzana, which makes the best black & white cookies in town:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/beas-bakery-tarzana

the kids of boris midney high (get bent), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw, i know a couple folks in that biennial! exciting!

i know nothing about tarzana except that one of my coworkers is from there

althea and (donna rouge), Friday, 16 March 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

tarzana is: (a) jews (b) people who aren't rich enough to live in encino

the kids of boris midney high (get bent), Friday, 16 March 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

NYTimes discovers Long Beach.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/travel/36-hours-long-beach-calif.html

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 March 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

And of course, as a reference point:

As part of Long Beach’s push to become the most bike-centric city south of Portland, Ore...

Ned Raggett, Monday, 19 March 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

LACMA's screening marclay's 'clock' this weekend, with free donuts across the street

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 22 March 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

(gonna try to hit it up at some point)

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 22 March 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that bar new? i never noticed it when i lived there. <3 yuengling but their website isn't doing a good job of making it look appetizing.

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Thursday, 29 March 2012 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think it is a new bar.

ralphs vons williams (get bent), Thursday, 29 March 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

rip yellow aster mercantile company. when i lived in east hollywood, this was around the corner from me (jumbo's clown room was around the other corner).

http://la.racked.com/archives/2012/03/29/yellow_aster_mercantile_only_has_a_few_more_months_left.php

ralphs vons williams (get bent), Saturday, 31 March 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Finally had some Yuengling when I was out in NYC. Pretty good, yeah.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 31 March 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

L.A. is a great big freeway.
Put a hundred down and buy a car.
In a week, maybe two, they'll make you a star
Weeks turn into years. How quck they pass
And all the stars that never were
Are parking cars and pumping gas

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Weeks turn into years. How quck they pass

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

And all the stars that never were
Are parking cars and pumping gas

Yeah, poor Sergio, he just wanted to be a contract player at Paramount

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's my fav part of that song

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a mix of the "songs that conjure Los Angeles" thread with Steve Erickson's top 100 LA songs plus highly subjective adamrl insertions:

http://open.spotify.com/user/tulselupero/playlist/3N6OmFlmQmrjPwRuwOMiR3

Feel free to contribute!

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't have spotify

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also it reminded me how bomb this is

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

ohhhh poor ppp

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

pppp

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

All of these comps are so great too


og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a mix of the "songs that conjure Los Angeles" thread with Steve Erickson's top 100 LA songs plus highly subjective adamrl insertions:

http://open.spotify.com/user/tulselupero/playlist/3N6OmFlmQmrjPwRuwOMiR3

i may have just played "malibu" twice.

eyes of dora maar (get bent), Thursday, 5 April 2012 23:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

and i knewwww
love would tear you aparrrrt
and i knewwww
the darkest secret of your hearrrt

eyes of dora maar (get bent), Thursday, 5 April 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

exploding art!

EXPLOSIONS: Head to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA for the opening of Cai Guo-Qiang: Sky Ladder, the first West Coast solo exhibition of Guo-Qiang's work. It will feature his new works that include what Cai is best known for—outdoor explosions and gunpowder drawings. The exhibition will open with an outdoor explosion event "Mystery Circle: Explosion Event for The Museum of Contemporary Art" on the exterior wall of The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (facing Temple Street) at 7:30 pm. The exhibit will run until July 30. Check out this entry on the MOCA blog to read more on the artist and the exhibit.

eyes of dora maar (get bent), Saturday, 7 April 2012 23:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone else going to Swervedriver tonight?

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Sunday, 8 April 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anyone doing CycLAvia?

og (admrl), Sunday, 8 April 2012 00:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

cicLAvia happens the day i fly back to LA :/

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Sunday, 8 April 2012 07:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

cicLAvia

Shitschnitzel (admrl), Sunday, 8 April 2012 16:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm doin it, gotta my hands on a cyc tho

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 8 April 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rainy enough for ya?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 April 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

smh

Cunga, Friday, 13 April 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Coachella will be such a delight I'm sure!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 April 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

LSD and rain are great as a team.

Cunga, Friday, 13 April 2012 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

My Twitter feed just exploded with people going bananas about secret M83 show tonight in West Hollywood or somewhere up in the hills.

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

And everyone should go. I should go but alas I'll have to miss out!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 19 April 2012 02:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i would like to go!

crazy helicopter activity around my area just now :/

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Thursday, 19 April 2012 03:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone going to Jeff Mangum on Monday?

Jen Echo, Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

my roommate is

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Thursday, 19 April 2012 04:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't really start threads, but there should maybe be a Defend the Indefensible for people who back into parking spaces.

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I backed into my own driveway just now

Memorial Highway (admrl), Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

You can of course do what you like in your own driveway. I'm talking about in crowded parking lots with people waiting.

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think we use "Defend The Indefensible" anymore, Spencer. Showing your age ;)

Memorial Highway (admrl), Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Meme-ories...

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha

Memorial Highway (admrl), Thursday, 19 April 2012 05:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

so i just learned about the existence of the doodah parade, which is next weekend. my impression is that this is basically socal's mermaid parade?

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Thursday, 19 April 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

so i just learned about the existence of the doodah parade, which is next weekend. my impression is that this is basically socal's mermaid parade?

You are correct.

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 19 April 2012 23:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

x-post
Dunnoh about the mermaid parade, but DooDah's been going since '78 or so. Basically a zany parade, that seems a little tamer than it used to be.

nickn, Thursday, 19 April 2012 23:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Festival of Books this weekend, don't sleeep!

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Friday, 20 April 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

12:10 pm Ricki Lake, author of “Never Say Never: Finding a Life That Fits”
1:20 pm Tori Spelling, author of “Celebratori: Unleashing Your Inner Party Planner to Entertain Friends and Family”
2:30 pm John Cusack discusses Relativity Media’s “The Raven,” interviewed by Mark Leyner

lol

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Friday, 20 April 2012 00:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

10:30 am Nonfiction: The Speed of Thought (Panel 1081)
Reza Aslan
David Bellos
Daniel Kahneman Moderator: Elizabeth Taylor

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Friday, 20 April 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

4:15 pm Kareem Abdul Jabbar & Raymond Obstfeld, What Color is My World?

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Friday, 20 April 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Blossom!!

3:40 pm Mayim Bialik, author of “Beyond the Sling: A Real-Life Guide to Raising Confident, Loving Children the
Attachment Parenting Way”

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Friday, 20 April 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

In all seriousness, these should be dope, plus TC Boyle on Saturday:

11:30 am History: City of Angels (Panel 2012)
Leo Braudy
John Buntin
Steven J. Ross
D.J. Waldie Moderator: Richard Rayner
1:00 pm Fiction: California Dreamin' (Panel 2013)
Steve Erickson
Hari Kunzru
Dana Spiotta Moderator: David L. Ulin

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Friday, 20 April 2012 00:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Solnit!

2:00 pm Nonfiction: We Built This City (Panel 2113)
Bill Boyarsky
Scott Martelle
Rebecca Solnit Moderator: Jon Thurber

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Friday, 20 April 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Friday, 20 April 2012 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll be there

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 20 April 2012 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Me too! see you

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Friday, 20 April 2012 00:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'll be there in a helping-out capacity

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Friday, 20 April 2012 01:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

awwwww, thanks

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Friday, 20 April 2012 01:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

anytime! :)

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Friday, 20 April 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

tomorrow night is the walking the room podcast's 100th episode, live at meltdown comics with patton oswalt and other comedians:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/235814

tits or kitfo (get bent), Friday, 20 April 2012 02:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

see you all at the book fest

1:00 pm “Read it and Weep” Episode of “My Little Pony:
Friendship is Magic” presented by The Hub TV Network
Q & A to follow with showrunner Meghan McCarthy and actor Tara Strong, voice of Twilight Sparkle, Interviewed by Dawn C. Chmielewski (Panel 2152)
Located in the Broccoli Theater
Screening

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

apparently on cinco de mayo, cinefamily will be showing this 1987 mexican (?) post-apocalyptic biker punk flick:

http://vimeo.com/40757095

tits or kitfo (get bent), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like genius to me!

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

ned, have you ever come up for any of the cinefamily stuff? it's a hoot.

tits or kitfo (get bent), Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

expo line opens on april 28th! free rides on opening weekend -- although i did the gold line extension's opening day a couple years ago and that was a clusterfuck. but still, rail service from downtown to culver city! and then eventually santa monica!

http://laist.com/2012/04/17/free_expo_line_rides_during_opening_weekend.php

tits or kitfo (get bent), Monday, 23 April 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

so stoked for this! they already put up new metro maps on the red line trains

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Monday, 23 April 2012 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

and the blue line trains!

tits or kitfo (get bent), Monday, 23 April 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

has anyone been to tasty noodle house in san gabriel? the photos look pretty jaw-dropping.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/tasty-noodle-house-san-gabriel

tits or kitfo (get bent), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure I have been there, and it is good, but been so long I don't remember the exact dishes I tried. I went with the LA Asian Foodies Meetup group, which I recommend for finding restaurants. Most events are in the San Gabriel Valley, Little Tokyo, and Koreatown.

nickn, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 01:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Liked seeing the different geographies in my Twitter stream light up as the tow truck chase went through Hollywood, and then Glendale

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 02:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

so, shows!

- anyone go to those dead c tribute shows?

- made mental note weeks ago to buy school of seven bells tickets, totally slipped my mind :/

- think bf and i are going to psychic friend on friday (will schwartz from imperial teen's new project) and next week i see demdike stare is at los globos...

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

- anyone go to those dead c tribute shows?

Yes! It was great. You should have gone. Etc.

Fave musical part was Barbara Manning channeling Neil Young's "Arc" guitar sound. Fave part was the Dunedin pub built from scratch specifically for the show. The pho place next door was also noteworthy.

- made mental note weeks ago to buy school of seven bells tickets, totally slipped my mind :/

This may have been my favorite show of the week.

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 26 April 2012 01:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sgt. Dee Dee The Brass Cupcake McCall (get bent), Thursday, 26 April 2012 05:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

car wash

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 26 April 2012 05:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Abstract animation at LACMA tonight with Oskar Fischinger and others: http://lacma.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/oskar-fischinger-and-california-abstract-animation/

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Friday, 27 April 2012 22:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-0505-mike-watt-20120505,0,3909090.story

Mike Watt on kayaking near Pedro and more

curmudgeon, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

you guys feel like doing another karaoke night soon?

get wolves (get bent), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

always!

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Monday, 7 May 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

a) should we do max or you wanna try somewhere else?

b) is may 19th good? that's a saturday.

get wolves (get bent), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

next weekend would be better for me to serenade you all with my voice of death.

Hellhamster 2: Hamster Smashed Face (J3ff T.), Monday, 7 May 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

And that would be a vision.

I could not do karaoke, however! Earlier on the 19th I will be in town for the Will Sergeant exhibition:

https://www.facebook.com/events/256679044421079/

http://www.willsergeant.com/

As noted he's at the gallery both on the 18th and 19th; our OC bunch is doing the 19th one as it's better for our schedule.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 7 May 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll be at the opening on the 18th (works better for my schedule). It's a cool gallery, same place the Natty Brooker/SP3 art exhibition was a couple years ago.

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

so uh...anyone going to devo @ hollywood park tonight?

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

also wish me luck tomorrow:

http://www.crosswordsla.com/

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

so uh...anyone going to devo @ hollywood park tonight?

I'll be there.

Conflicting shows tonight though. I really want to go see Stan Ridgway out at Pappy & Harriets. I also want to see White Hills at the Echo and Devo too of course, but I have to go to LAX tonight and so Devo it is.

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, the Arclight Hollywood is showing Barry Lyndon in the Cinerama Dome tonight, tomorrow and Tuesday. Thinking of going on Tuesday.

On Saturday, the Institute For Figuring is having an open house at their space in Chinatown: http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2012/05/institute_for_figuring_math_science.php

Anyone else going to BJM tomorrow?

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 12 May 2012 00:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm still down for karaoke -- it seemed like both this weekend (which vik was bullish on) and next were bad for people. would saturday the 26th be any good? or friday the 25th?

get wolves (get bent), Saturday, 12 May 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

not actually going to DEVO (computer keeps wanting to change this to "deco") tonight

i saw MEN (jd samson's band, not THE men on sacred bones) at echoplex last night, they were fun

think last weekend of may would be better for me overall for karaoke

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Saturday, 12 May 2012 01:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bah, the word is out on fish taco comedy (I went to a couple of these are they're great!) http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2012/05/best_fish_taco_ensenada_comedy.php

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 12 May 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

This look it could be interesting

http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/352

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

yah

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just bought my ticket, it's the day after my birthday!

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Should I like Daedelus? Never seemed very interesting to me. Also - Cloudland Canyon! Forgot about them

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

oooooh

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

daedelus is an institution, yeah you shld

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok!

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I sort of think he's kind of gotten less interesting as time's gone on but I still like what he does moreso than most

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw more specific info on that krautrock thing

LINE UP:
Nite Jewel & Friends (featuring: Peanut Butter Wolf, Secret Circuit, Nedelle Torrisi from Cryptacize, and Cole M. G. N.) performing Kraftwerk’s “Computer World” in its entirety.

Carlos Niño & Friends (featuring: Dexter Story, Diana Booker, Gaby Hernandez, GB, and Surya Botofasina) covering Popol Vuh

Pharaohs & Friends (featuring Suzanne Kraft, Stellar Rahim, Ulrich Krieger, David Scott Stone, Cloudland Canyon, and Andres Renteria) performing an excerpt from Manuel Göttsching’s “E2 E4″

Dntel
ESP
Daedelus
Sun Araw
White Magic

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 02:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sorta weird!!

Oh well

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like, why do you need so many people to cover e2-e4?

Acute puppy syndrome (admrl), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

an excerpt? if you're gonna do it, do it

yoel rak (toandos), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha yeah

Ian svenonononius (admrl), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 04:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

free comedy festival on saturday:

https://www.facebook.com/events/311119512300949/

get wolves (get bent), Monday, 21 May 2012 23:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

suuuuuuper pissed that one of my favorite gay bars is closing:

http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2012/05/the-music-stops-for-a-gay-silver-lake-piano-bar/

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Thursday, 24 May 2012 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

so i quote the "californians" SNL sketches pretty much once a day at this point

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

take the 10 to the 405 and let it dump you out up on mulholland where you BELONG

tim machine (get bent), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

MUHRINA DAL RUH

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

They're just jealous I tell you.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ the joke about getting your parking for the cancer doctor validated at the coffee bean

tim machine (get bent), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks for helping me put these sundrahd tomatoes in this cleh bawl

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Semi-IT: watching Bill Hader break is one of the great joys of current-day SNL. (And, frankly, one of the most common ones!)

Stravinsky joins the Zulu nation (zero of the signified), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

(that was supposed to be "Semi - OT," as in "Semi off-topic," not "Semi Integrated Technologies")

Stravinsky joins the Zulu nation (zero of the signified), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

as mr. zulu nation mentioned, taking a left on griffith park blvd from hillhurst would not put you on the 5.

tim machine (get bent), Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

whaddyew DOIN ERE?!!?

Stravinsky joins the Zulu nation (zero of the signified), Friday, 25 May 2012 06:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

the updated info on the krautrock nite is making it look p cool

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey, was in LA over the weekend. drank for three straight days. here's where we went

Jumbos Clown Room
Red Lion Biergarten
Phillipes French Dip
Some "Tiki" Bar that had no kitsch appeal but the best rum drinks, i cannot remember the name. completely non-descript building
Walked around Chinatown, i think (anyway it was around Phillipes). there was an open air market there, ended up having good Margaritas
Bought Jamesons at a CVS which cannot be done in Ohio

had a great time.

atlas arghed (brownie), Thursday, 31 May 2012 14:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fine choices all.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 31 May 2012 14:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was Tiki Ti with the good rum drinks

atlas arghed (brownie), Thursday, 31 May 2012 14:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

hah, i live right by jumbo's. and ned otm!

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Thursday, 31 May 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

You did a hell of a job, brownie!

nickn, Thursday, 31 May 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

atlas arghed (brownie), Thursday, 31 May 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

welp, show-wise i just bought tickets for xiu xiu (tomorrow @ CFAER) and the men (6/26 @ the smell)

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Thursday, 31 May 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

just saw the olympic torch outside my office window!

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 22:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

or wait. it was A torch.

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 22:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Adam, if you're still looking for a house, a pretty nice one popped up on LA.Curbed.com (look for baby blue bungalow). Just north of York near Ave 49.

http://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angeles/1428-Mount-Pleasant-St-90042/home/7081601

nickn, Thursday, 7 June 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think i saw lisa rinna at the coffee bean on ventura and coldwater.

thumbs.db (get bent), Thursday, 7 June 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

great news for fans of golden state and texas barbecue and the old tar pit location on la brea:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2012/06/golden-state-teams-with-bludsos-takes-over-tar-pit-space-1.html

thumbs.db (get bent), Saturday, 9 June 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mentioned this on facebook, but i'll mention it here too: i'm doing a small house party on saturday the 16th, just a "yay summertime" thing with drinks and tacos and music and a good mix of people. come by if you can!

thumbs.db (get bent), Sunday, 10 June 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

stonesthrow have kind of been killin it with these shows @ mr t's

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 15 June 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy crap, this: http://fyffest.com/

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 06:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can anyone here show me an out of town day/overnight trip that is outside of all of the obvious Joshua Tree/San Diego/Santa Barbara - type places? Would prefer somewhere chill as I have been working flat out these last few months. We used to go up to Idyllwild and loved it up there, looking for something new. Camping is not really our thing but out of the way places are fine.

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tried Julian?

http://www.julianca.com/

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oak Glen - http://www.oakglen.net/ (apple season doesn't get started until Sept)
Lake Isabella - http://www.lakeisabella.net/

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hell, have you been to Sequoia National Park yet?

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, I haven't been to any of those, thanks!

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

william basinski in highland park!

http://www.facebook.com/events/362980613769385/

judy rae jetson (get bent), Monday, 2 July 2012 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Any go-to places for tickets for big shows that do not charge Ticketmaster-size fees?

www.gbokchoymail.com (admrl), Thursday, 5 July 2012 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, in LA, that's like asking "hey, has anyone seen the Holy Grail?

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Thursday, 5 July 2012 22:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is going on Saturday: http://twentywonder.org/ - bonkers aggregation of people.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 6 July 2012 02:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Going on next Saturday (21st): Music, art, etc. downtown, including Mike Watt and Saccharine Trust.

http://www.bloomfestla.com/

nickn, Thursday, 12 July 2012 06:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

downtown Artwalk devolving into a cops vs Occupy L.A. near-riot right now at 5th and Spring, with Occupy deciding to step in after past Artwalks where people were busted for writing on the sidewalks in chalk. Which is stupid but this feels like an RIP artwalk event.

omar little, Friday, 13 July 2012 04:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

pics and footage are p insane

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 July 2012 06:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

artwalk is p stupid imo

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 July 2012 06:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm stuck in my office building, everything is happening right out the front door.

omar little, Friday, 13 July 2012 06:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

occupy l.a. needs to reassess its priorities w/r/t what it wastes time protesting.

omar little, Friday, 13 July 2012 06:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

they're doing pushups in front of the cops

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 July 2012 06:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

they're just working out

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 July 2012 06:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw I was driving on like the 10W around like 4:45, and traffic on the 10E was stopped because 3 cup cars had blocked traffic. about 30 ft in front of the cop cars was an unmarked white van that was stopped. The cop cars had their doors open and like 5-6 cops were standing behind the doors like a barricade, all of them w/ their gun drawn, it was a p crazy thing for me to pass, I've seen some police shit but like, never a line of cops w/ guns out

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 July 2012 06:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

my decidedly less exciting going-out-in-LA report tonight: there was an electrical outage near the crazy five-way intersection at sunset/hollywood/hillhurst/virgil earlier. i was gonna meet up with friends at el chavo but the power was out and they were only serving beer and shots because the freezer wasn't working (so no ice). power's back on now but the intersection's traffic lights are still just blinking red so it's a bit of a free-for-all around there atm

radical ferry (donna rouge), Friday, 13 July 2012 07:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

PLUS IT RAINED

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 July 2012 07:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

EVERYTHING'S CRAZY

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 13 July 2012 07:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

radical ferry (donna rouge), Friday, 13 July 2012 07:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can't believe those Occupy dorks protested over chalk. They make it tough to take them seriously.

omar little, Friday, 13 July 2012 07:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you're anywhere near sherman oaks, freakbeat records is having a sale.

Hey, we're nine years old! It's hard to believe and we couldn't have done it without the support of all our great customers. As is tradition, we'll be having a huge anniversary sale beginning this Thursday, July 12th at 11am, and ending on Monday, July 16th at 8pm. Everything in the store, new and used, will be 20% to 50% off. Additionally, we will have a roomful of LPs, CDs and DVDs for just a quarter each. We hope to see you all here. Thanks again for all your support!

ostrich tuning (get bent), Saturday, 14 July 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

they convinced me -- literally at the last minute -- to get the can lost tapes set i'd been carrying around.

ostrich tuning (get bent), Saturday, 14 July 2012 23:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did I link this already? I guess it's the less shitty side of gentrification, even though there is something a little smug about it. It looks cool though:

http://climbmountanalog.com/

The Merch Seat (admrl), Monday, 23 July 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Damn, I missed a Mark Burgess solo set? I need to pay more attention here. (Caught him a number of times that way over the years, always been good.)

Ned Raggett, Monday, 23 July 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

right by the gold line, too!

moesha my reflection (donna rouge), Monday, 23 July 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha yes, I thought that was funny. Mark Burgess! In my neighborhood! Though I guess he has lived in LA for some time? Maybe even as long as Pot Noodle Goth Peter Baynham

The Merch Seat (admrl), Monday, 23 July 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

has anyone been to little cave, the bar a few doors down? those cocktails look yum

moesha my reflection (donna rouge), Monday, 23 July 2012 18:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I been there many times. It's nice. Mr T's is there too, though I don't know if it is still open?

The Merch Seat (admrl), Monday, 23 July 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

My current favorite NELA bar is the bar at Colombo's in Eagle Rock. Hardly anyone there under 50 besides me. Definitely my kind of place.

The Merch Seat (admrl), Monday, 23 July 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

My current favorite NELA bar is the bar at Colombo's in Eagle Rock

I like the Black Boar in Eagle Rock a lot. The DJ there every other Saturday is one of the best in town.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 23 July 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have never gone drinking in eagle rock but i went to the oinkster and all-star lanes last weekend!

moesha my reflection (donna rouge), Monday, 23 July 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not a fan of the Black Boar. It was much nicer (and far, far quieter) when it was The Chalet. Oinkster also used to be much better before they put the flatscreens in. All-Star Lanes is great though.

The Merch Seat (admrl), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

La Cuevita (formerly the Little Cave) has a pretty decent mezcal selection and their happy hour is 7-10 7 days a week. The Hermosillo club is pretty decent (beer & wine only).

Jean-Luc Poncey (lpz), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha, my friend and I stood staring through the open window of Hermosillo for a few minutes debating whether to go in, the bartender staring hopelessly back at us from an empty room (it may have been "opening night" after the redesign), before deciding against it and walking off. I'm sure it's lovely though.

The Merch Seat (admrl), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

oinkster is opening a second location in hollywood, on vine near melrose. i wonder how the crowds will be.

bajafreshnu orchestra (get bent), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

LA (Silverlake and environs) map with movie names replacing street names. Kind of cute.

http://www.wearedorothy.com/shop/film-map-original-open-edition

Use the next arrow to get closer views.

nickn, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the bar at Colombo's

buzza, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

"hi five"

gygax! II: pornograffitti (admrl), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

as an nj transplant, this thrills me:

http://laist.com/2012/07/27/ritas_italian_ice_to_serve_santa_monica.php

moesha my reflection (donna rouge), Friday, 27 July 2012 21:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

...but what i'm REALLY thrilled by is extended weekend subway hours!!!

moesha my reflection (donna rouge), Saturday, 28 July 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone going to the G.L.O.W. documentary on 8/21?

bajafreshnu orchestra (get bent), Monday, 30 July 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

zero of the signified got a tip from a friend about a great lebanese place in sun valley called jalal lebnan. we went tonight and said friend's recommendation checks out -- great shawarma, decent hummus, some nicely executed falafel that the owner threw in on the house. we were the only people in there on a saturday night, so you should go! they need customers!

(i know most of you live nowhere near sun valley. just sayin'.)

Team GB (get bent), Sunday, 5 August 2012 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry, it's called jabal lebnan, with a b.

Team GB (get bent), Sunday, 5 August 2012 02:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Have you been to Mantee in Studio City, and if so how does it compare? I like Mantee, but likely not as cheap as your find.

nickn, Sunday, 5 August 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

no, but i know about it. i'd like to go sometime. it's across from my ralph's! jonathan gold said the salads were very good.

Team GB (get bent), Sunday, 5 August 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

will check out that lebanese place. will report back

Cunga, Monday, 6 August 2012 00:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have a food writer pal in town and at the behest of a local food enthusiast she knows we went on an insane taco crawl today:

mariscos jalisco truck in boyle heights (best shrimp taco i've ever had)
mercado olympic (we had a bunch of things here - tacos en canasta, lamb tacos, some samples of pulque and techape, squash blossom enchiladas, this dish that's basically a bunch of different fruits and chile mangos and pork skin served in a bowl with chile powder over everything, pork rinds, horchata)
ricky's fish tacos (fish taco and jamaica)
guelaguetza in koreatown (mole sampler, chilaquiles, and i had a shot of del maguey vida)

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Monday, 6 August 2012 06:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool local band so many wizards are doing a free show next tuesday (aug 14) at origami in echo park.

hamlisch kilgour (get bent), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mariscos Jalisco is really incredible.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 01:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd almost disqualify it as a taco though.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 01:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

we were so confused by it! how do you get shrimp to taste like that??

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 01:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

now that metro has gone all-TAP and stopped selling paper passes, my wallet won't fill up with these anymore:

hamlisch kilgour (get bent), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

when are they gonna lock these turnstiles??

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

hope never

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't remember the last time I bought a ticket

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

we were so confused by it! how do you get shrimp to taste like that??

Not sure! Is it cheese in there with the shrimp? Like maybe melted cotija or something?

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

did they consult this thread for decorating tips

LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE.

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Monday, 13 August 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

hai

gygax! II: pornograffitti (admrl), Thursday, 16 August 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

mariscos jalisco truck in boyle heights (best shrimp taco i've ever had)

Was just out in LA and my son and I had the shrimp tacos and the ceviche tostadas at this truck. Awesome.

curmudgeon, Monday, 20 August 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

my roommate had a groupon for honey's kettle fried chicken in culver city and between three of us we polished off $30 worth of chicken, biscuits, green beans, fries, and fried peppers. i recommend!

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Monday, 20 August 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

faust at redcat in october.

http://www.redcat.org/event/faust

ezra kleine nachtmusik (get bent), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

yo

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

and Cecil Taylor

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also David Byrne is doing Aloud! which could be interesting.

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

on the show tip, dieter moebius is playing w/ negativland in a few weeks

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

laurie anderson at UCLA in october too

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also Angel City Jazz festival has Archie Shepp and Bill Frisell/Bill Morrison

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

the wulf is hosting some cool-looking performances starting next week, too

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

human resources has been killing it w/ the noise shows lately hope they keep it up

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

on the show tip, dieter moebius is playing w/ negativland in a few weeks

oooh

ezra kleine nachtmusik (get bent), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

were you at the kevin greenspon/ezra buchla thing a few weeks back? xp

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

he was on the bill at super tetricide @ home room, but we didn't stick around. the opening bands were painful.

ezra kleine nachtmusik (get bent), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.sassas.org/sound/2012/august.shtml

this looks cool, basinski live

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

My sis is likely moving to l.a. to take a job working downtown. She is considering living (for ease of commute) in silver lake, Los Feliz, or downtown. Any suggestions for her? Part of her wants to live in a little house in silver lake, but another part of her wants to live in a loft downtown (so she can be close to work).

She's moving from San Francisco, where she has a beautiful old Victorian apartment with lots of character and built-ins. Is there anywhere in l.a. where she could find an apartment like that?

Virginia Plain, Sunday, 26 August 2012 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

she's not going to find victorians in l.a., but she should look at silver lake or los feliz for craftsman-style bungalows.

choom gangnam style (get bent), Sunday, 26 August 2012 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

downtown is great, but it's close to skid row and has a very large homeless presence -- a lot of drugs and mental illness. not the safest place for a woman to be alone after dark.

choom gangnam style (get bent), Sunday, 26 August 2012 00:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

echo park has some nice bungalows too

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Sunday, 26 August 2012 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

+ is close to downtown

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Sunday, 26 August 2012 00:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Angelino Heights is right next to downtown and has Victorians but it's very small and more houses than rentals but I feel I have seen a few apartment listings. You would need a car imo because it is sort of isolated.

buzza, Sunday, 26 August 2012 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the advice ... I most see her in a little house in silver lake or Los Feliz, but she seems to think that living downtown for a year while getting the lay of the land might be a good idea. Is echo park safe(r) than downtown? She seems to think it might be a bit dicey?

If it was up to me, I think I would live in an old 1920s era Spanish/Moorish-style apartment court in Hollywood. You know, like, the Garden of Allah.

Virginia Plain, Sunday, 26 August 2012 02:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

How about Mt. Washington/Lincoln Heights/South Pasadena area? Basically anything along the Gold LIne that makes her commute easier.

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 26 August 2012 02:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Of course the big question here is how much is she willing to spend on rent.

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 26 August 2012 02:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wouldn't say echo park is less safe than downtown sorta varies block to block in both areas though the skid row area is truly scary

buzza, Sunday, 26 August 2012 04:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha this is probably typical of Angelino heights apts
You can live right next to Victorian landmarks
Cool place tho but LA has become just as overpriced as SF & NYC
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/apa/3211953188.html

buzza, Sunday, 26 August 2012 04:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

lil tokyo imo

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 26 August 2012 06:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, probably a safe bet

buzza, Sunday, 26 August 2012 07:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

She makes a lot more money than I do and is willing to pay around ~2000 on rent. She loves that Angelino heights apt (as do i) but her problem with that nabe is that she says there are no stores around.

I'm liking the lil Tokyo idea!

Virginia Plain, Sunday, 26 August 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I most see her in a little house in silver lake or Los Feliz, but she seems to think that living downtown for a year while getting the lay of the land might be a good idea. Is echo park safe(r) than downtown? She seems to think it might be a bit dicey?

― Virginia Plain, Saturday, August 25, 2012 7:09 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

silverlake los feliz and downtown aren't far enough from one another where it'll make a difference living in one over the other for the first year, so she should just take whatever place she likes the most, and considering what she's willing to pay on rent she'll have a lot of choices. I mean downtown imo has completely changed, even within the last 6 months, so like, just dont bring a tent and put it up in skid row and you'll be fine

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Sunday, 26 August 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

There are some adorable bungalows in Pasadena...but she thinks its a bit far.

Virginia Plain, Monday, 27 August 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

She should live in an adorable bungalow in HIGHLAND PARK near the Gold Line and work downtown...just like I do (for now). Better hurry though, they're going fast.

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would say Mount Washington if it weren't for the stores thing.

Honestly though, she doesn't need to live NEAR stores.

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Otherwise it sound like she want Echo Park tbf

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I moved here from the Bay Area too and such people tend to covet Echo Park, or Silver Lake if they are paying less attention.

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've started to want a loft recently...am I bad? =(

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well I know I am bad but am I worse because of that

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

pasadena is too hot
she should live here, close to downtown, classic 20s building
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2010/09/rent_check_twobedroom_unit_in_historic_los_altos_apartments.php#los-altos-7

buzza, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty nice, buzza

that makes me think of friend of mine who used to live in Castle Green, you know this place, in Pasadena:

http://www.castlegreen.com/

I would love to live in such a building, where I could go down to the carpeted communal lounge and read by the fire.

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah castle green is dreamy

buzza, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

serious question though

a friend of mine from London is a noted crime fiction writer with a multi-book deal, venerable old publisher, and all that

his agent wants him to come to Los Angeles and research a potential crime book set here. What milieu could he possibly consider that has not been covered by the generations of hallowed crime writers who have already produced pages of genre fiction re: the seedy underbelly of our city?

You can do your funny answers but also if you have any serious ideas, I'm all ears! I may hope to pass them on to him. I hope he does come, he is a good friend of mine.

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I personally think he might set it in the contemporary LA art world, but that's only because there are some genuine folks who exist in that world I would happily see murdered. =D

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

She wants to be able to walk to a coffee shop. Can she do that in highland park?

She also wants to walk her adorable unbought as of yet dog around adorable streets.

So what are the good bars in l.a.? Here's some of the ones I've been to: cat and the fiddle, el Carmen, musso and franks, Polo lounge, chateau marmont, hms bounty. What are the classic, old-school places? How is Tam o'shanters?

Virginia Plain, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would love to live in such a building, where I could go down to the carpeted communal lounge and read by the fire.

― Aceveda (admrl), Monday, August 27, 2012 8:17 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I live in one of these but people are crazy

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am two blocks walk from Highland Park's finest coffee shop. There are a shitload of dogs in this neighborhood. And bars.

I don't know Tam O' Shanters. I'm sure I've said this before but I like Musso, Bounty, Taix, Colombo's for old school. I also like drinking at the Prince in K-town, maybe the weirdest bar in LA. It was an "English country" bar (lol) that is now Korean owned and has a piano player and bartenders who always seem to be on their first night on the job (but in a cute way). It is a bizarre fusion of neon-Korean and British hunting motifs.

xp

reallyyy? Well people are crazy everywhere

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

YOU GUYS, i just booked a room for sunday afternoon karaoke at max in little tokyo. sept. 2nd, 2pm-5pm, $5 per person per hour, a dollar more if you bring outside food/drink. i'm thinking a karaoke picnic might be fun, with cheese and crackers and two buck chuck.

http://www.maxkaraokestudio.com

so far we have ned + gf, me, zero of the signified, donna rouge, maybe cunga.

choom gangnam style (get bent), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

prince has incred korean fried chicken

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp I am in Tucson for 9TH wedding anniversary that weekend

also half the people you list don't even post on this thread! am I missing something

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp I am in Tucson for 9TH wedding anniversary that weekend

happy anniversary!

choom gangnam style (get bent), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

So I was in Taix the other day and the music was actually sort of interesting, improv stuff. Was that a one-off or have all the shitty bar bands stopped?

xp thanks! =)

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've only been to taix once and it was for a private party. the music was canned and unmemorable.

choom gangnam style (get bent), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

How dare you have a special event weekend for yourself selfishly, admrl. And congratulations. :-)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Maybe me! Not that that's any sort of incentive, but if FYFest doesn't happen, I'll be there.

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also most of us are record nerds too so it's ok to ask - have any of you been to Mount Analog on Figueroa yet? I bet Donna has been...

Anyway I held off on going because I can't really afford records right now but I went for an impromptu Calvin Johnson in-store and I was really quite impressed. Definitely the most interesting, clued-up and lovingly curated of all the new vinyl-centric stores that are opening up. Check it out, I'm not on commission, I swear!

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

tam o shanter sandwiches are A+

buzza, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have not been to mount analog. trying not to spend money on records right now. will investigate once the wallet's a little more full!

choom gangnam style (get bent), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Karaoke sounds fun, but I won't be there till the 5th. I read that you are supposed to eat a special cc browns hot fudge sundae from tam o-shanters.

I think vik took me to the prince--I loved it. I like the looks of Los altos! There is a cute ex-Gloria Swanson property being advertised on Craigslist right now

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/apa/3214024841.html

Los Angeles just seems so impossibly romantic to me.

Virginia Plain, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I got - True Story Of Abner Jay-Abner Jay, Pure Phase-Spiritualized (!), KA-Excepter new and Get Yer Ya Yas Out -Stones, Jammin With Edward, Almost Blue-Elvis Costello, Flat Earth - Thomas Dolby used. The used ones were all $2-4 and in great condition. It was great. They also had that Michael Chapman thing on Light In The Attic which I walked around with sweaty-palmed for about 20 mins until I talked myself into putting it down. It probably still has my sweat on it, but it was shrinkwrapped.

Oh and Calvin was like 2 hours late so I didn't hang around and went to see Killer Joe instead, which was good.

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I took a couple of out of town ilxors to the prince
They dug it

buzza, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I found a ping pong place a street away from me filled with incred and savage old korean ladies that I'm p sure I'm gonna join

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

they have "tusk" at max.

choom gangnam style (get bent), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I personally think he might set it in the contemporary LA art world, but that's only because there are some genuine folks who exist in that world I would happily see murdered. =D

do tell!

i have peeked outside of mount analog but not actually been in. i have been to la cuevita a coupla times in the past few weeks though.

highland park seems rad, i would consider living off the gold line there

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 06:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

last time i was at max i did "self control" and "it's all coming back to me now"

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 06:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

that gloria swanson property is super-close to my place!

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 06:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

last time i was at max i did "self control" and "it's all coming back to me now"

i have a whole list of things i wanna do. "baker street," "into the night," "wuthering heights," "born to die," tatu's "not gonna get us," scritti's "perfect way."

pastoral mellotron soaked epic gnome and wizard shit (get bent), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 06:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

My sis is likely moving to l.a. to take a job working downtown. She is considering living (for ease of commute) in silver lake, Los Feliz, or downtown. Any suggestions for her? Part of her wants to live in a little house in silver lake, but another part of her wants to live in a loft downtown (so she can be close to work).

This really depends on where she falls along the hipster - bourgie spectrum. It sounds like she has the means to pick and choose from any of the better options. Here are my suggestions:

- Silverlake - this area is best for bourgie hipsters. Lots of bars, some good restaurants. Very pleasant
- Fairfax - best for young people in the industry or those with less concern about being a hipster (consciously or not). Lots of amazing restaurants
- Echo Park - close to Silverlake but cheaper and still with a slight edge
- Los Feliz - close to Silverlake but mellower and somewhat more upscale.
- Atwater, Mt Washington, Highland Park, Pasadena - These are mostly for married couples and families - lower middle class to upper middle class to straight up rich in certain parts.
- Downtown - is still a weird place. There are things to do, but it still doesn't seem like a neighborhood - just kind of random people. Some nice places, but noisy during the week and desolate on the weekends. I used to live there and enjoyed it but found it isolating (sometimes a good thing, sometimes not).
- Santa Monica, Venice - if you're into the beach.
- Beverly Hills, West Hollywood - these places are expensive but can be fun if you're not hipster at all.
- Culver City - is incredibly central, but is mainly for families.
- there's a whole medium density west side desert which has lots of apartments which is fine if you have a nice apartment, but is never really here nor there.

I'd say that the commute to downtown in a car is pretty easy from any of these places. except for the far west side and Santa Monica/Venice.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 07:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

his agent wants him to come to Los Angeles and research a potential crime book set here. What milieu could he possibly consider that has not been covered by the generations of hallowed crime writers who have already produced pages of genre fiction re: the seedy underbelly of our city?

should do palms or any of those weird non-descript west la places
Nothing like an anonymous transient feeling to get you in the mood to kill

buzza, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 07:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Spencer, you'll have to tell me what the good restaurants in Silver Lake are. I kind of like Cliff's Edge for brunch but other than that it seems like kind of a culinary wasteland.

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

should do palms or any of those weird non-descript west la places
Nothing like an anonymous transient feeling to get you in the mood to kill

Or maybe Stanton, if you want the OC equivalent.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost:

My tastes are perhaps not as refined as yours, and some of these may be Echo Park, but I've had good meals at:
Cafe Stella, Speranza, Alegria, Local, Aroma, Barbrix, Pho Cafe, Forage, Dusty's, Elf, Mohawk Bend. None of these are on the level of Mozza or whatever, but they're all alright.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

i will second forage. i've only been to cafe stella for drinks

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha I'm honestly not that refined

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Have any of you eaten at Don Tana's? It seems to come up a lot.

Virginia Plain, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Adam, I think we're in a similar neck of the woods now?

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dan Tana's has been around forever (like 50 years) and is a small, classic Italian restaurant in West Hollywood.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp we are? You keep moving and doing things!

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, I have to admit to not having tried most of the restaurants you mentioned, so now they are on my list

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm up Ave 64 a bit. We should have beers at the York!

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would love that, it's been too long!

Emailing you...

Aceveda (admrl), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Food at Dan tanas not so great but I like to hang at the tiny bar, weird scene sometimes

buzza, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Los Angeles just seems so impossibly romantic to me.

yes!!! the reality of LA was so different to my imagining of it. i've never spent more than a couple days at a time in the city, mostly eaten up by visiting friends/specific events, would love to have a week of just exploring. a friend of mine is in the running for an arts grant, and if she wins it i'll be spending a week in LA some time after the new year, helping her sew up a bunch of books and hopefully doing some actual exploring.

virginia plains, you might enjoy a.m. homes's book "los angeles: people, places and the castle on the hill".

just1n3, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ thank you -- I haven't heard of this book ... Will investigate.

Would any ilxors like to do some sort of food (or drink) fap with me and convince my sister why l.a. Is a good place to live? Will be in town sept 5-9.

Virginia Plain, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

ms. plain, i would be very interested in fapping, esp. if it's in the downtown/hollywood/silver lake area. vik said he would try to put something together.

reminder to the rest o' ye: karaoke this sunday!

pastoral mellotron soaked epic gnome and wizard shit (get bent), Friday, 31 August 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mount Analog in Highland Park is awesome, it's not some pitchfork-heavy Origami shit. you can tell the people who run it read boomkat's newsletters religiously. and the prices are just a bit lower than amoeba's i think. also probs of interest to some of you:

Mount Analog presents a night called NUIT NOIRE

Saturday September 29 in Los Angeles.

10pm

Andy Stott (Modern Love, UK)
Demdike Stare (Modern Love, UK)
Kangding Ray (Raster-Noton, Berlin)
Silent Servant (Downwards, Sandwell District, LA)
Vatican Shadow (Blackest Ever Black, Type, LA)
DJ sets by Nightchilde.

All artists appearing live on state of the art sound equipment.
Visuals provided by B-Music/Finders Keepers Records and Tom Fitzgerald.

omar little, Friday, 31 August 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

*finds this of interest*

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Friday, 31 August 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'll b there

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 31 August 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

so hey did anyone else get caught in the crazy downpour/thunderstorm in pasadena yesterday?

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Friday, 31 August 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

ticket prices for that event are a little steep. i clicked "maybe" on the fb event page.

i heard it rained/thundered in studio city yesterday but i didn't notice anything.

pastoral mellotron soaked epic gnome and wizard shit (get bent), Friday, 31 August 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

so hey did anyone else get caught in the crazy downpour/thunderstorm in pasadena yesterday?

I caught it right at the 710/60 intersection. Very weird!

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 31 August 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was at huntington gardens while it happened. it was awesome

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Friday, 31 August 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jbr, great! I see I might get my own taste of maxaroke:)

What's the weather like out there, ie what sort of clothes should I bring? According to the people magazine style issue, Nicole richie exudes l.a. Style with cut off jean shorts over black tights and high heeled ankle boots and some sort of strange skull or ski cap.

Virginia Plain, Sunday, 2 September 2012 12:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's still hot but not sweltering -- just dress for summer but bring a cardigan or something for the evenings if you get cold easily.

the only l.a. style you need:

pastoral mellotron soaked epic gnome and wizard shit (get bent), Sunday, 2 September 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

So Vic and donna rouge are delivering a great rendition of "Are You That Somebody" right about now.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 2 September 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

fun fact: max karaoke downtown has '21st century schizoid man' and its guitar solo is literally ENDLESS

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Monday, 3 September 2012 02:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sad to hear I missed thunderstorm although being here in the Southwest reminds me that I actually find LA impossibly stressful at times. I mean it is is some ways less intense than other cities but at least those places are set up so that you can actually get shit DONE. In LA, I'm lucky if I can even get two things of substance achieved even at full tilt.

Aceveda (admrl), Monday, 3 September 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

In a single day, that is.

This may be very specific to me, though.

Aceveda (admrl), Monday, 3 September 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chill out, dude.

Spencer Chow, Monday, 3 September 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Exactly!!!

Aceveda (admrl), Monday, 3 September 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hard to take over the world when u stuck in traffic.

Aceveda (admrl), Monday, 3 September 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I use my traffic jam time to plot my world takeover.

Cunga, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 03:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had a great time yesterday! glad the planets were able to align so a group of people in greater los angeles could actually get together.

arvo peart (get bent), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

amen! it was super-fun

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 04:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hi everyone! What's a good place for breakfast/lunch in silver lake/Los Feliz?

Yesterday we went to little Tokyo for the first time and had dinner at sushi gen and then went to the Last Bookstore, where we stumbled upon a hushed William Gibson q&a.

Vik's planning some hijinks for tonight--if anyone wants in, get in touch.

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 6 September 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cliff's Edge, Edendale Grill, Fred 62 (I guess), that place on Hillhurst (?) with the courtyard/patio al fresco seating whose name I can never remember?

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Thursday, 6 September 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

red lion?

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Thursday, 6 September 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Local, Dusty's

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 6 September 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

home

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 6 September 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

adam, are you thinking of alcove?

arvo peart (get bent), Thursday, 6 September 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Probably! If it sounds like what I;m describing.

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Thursday, 6 September 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lonely Planet recommends Alcove...

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 6 September 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

good food, good people-watching.

arvo peart (get bent), Thursday, 6 September 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

but the best breakfast in that area is square one, a tiny but amazing restaurant in the shadow of the big blue scientology center.

http://www.squareonedining.com/

arvo peart (get bent), Thursday, 6 September 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, square one is real good, tho if you're going on a weekend, be prepared for a wait

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Thursday, 6 September 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

little dom's has a good brunch and reasonable prices. i'm not down w/the alcove as much because i think the food could be better and the coffee is some of the worst i've ever had in terms of taste and scalding heat but ymmv. it's a nice space. i prefer it at night when i can get a cocktail at big bar. i don't like home! i don't know why. like the alcove, it's a nice space. i've heard ok things about brunch at desert rose, y/n?

i do like the kitchen @ fountain and sunset. you know what's good albeit in echo park is 'the park'. dusty's is really good. local is as well, plus vv friendly service. some people like the mustard seed cafe, some do not, i'm in-between leaning towards the former.

omar little, Thursday, 6 September 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

square one is good but i think since the original owner sold it it's gone downhill a tad. however the OG owner is now co-running things at the revamped and improved tom bergin's.

omar little, Thursday, 6 September 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know it's a bit of a hike from los feliz but there are good brunches in highland park. the york has a good brunch for when you don't want to wait in line at auntie em's! no one really goes there for brunch, i've never had to wait at all.

omar little, Thursday, 6 September 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

home's aight. nothing to write home about.

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Thursday, 6 September 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait that was so not intentional

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Thursday, 6 September 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

yah home is w/e

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 6 September 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

idk generally for like breakfast or lunch or w/e I pick something up from gigi's

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 6 September 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

cha cha cha is very good for brunch, @ melrose and virgil. not to be confused with cha cha lounge.

omar little, Thursday, 6 September 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Forgot to mention earlier that Sunday ruled. Hope this weekend's get-togethers are as fun!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

We like sitting outside at Alcove. After silver lake/Los Feliz/wherever we are shopping, we're going to echo park. Is the lake under construction or something? What should we do there?

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

the lake is under construction, yeah. you can go to elysian park maybe?

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.echoparklake.org/english/index.htm

Lake has been closed for over a year, it's toxic and highly dangerous.

Echo Park you can go record shopping at Origami or you can go to the vegan ice cream place or you can browse Stories and sit out back w/ a beverage and you can get a taco. You could go to Downbeat Cafe or Mohawk Bend. And you can look at the clothes in Luxe De Ville on Sunset. They sell pants that say "PANTS" on them, among other things.

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

have a sazerac at taix!

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Echo Park Film Center store is open today, You could go in and say hi, tell them I sent you.

You could look at analog stereo equipment at Rewind if you're so inclined. <3 that place.

You could go for happy hour at Taix.

xp!

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, re: ned's post, i'm having early birthday drinks at footsie's on saturday, if any LAXors (or out-of-town visitors) wanna swing by!

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Echo Park is also a great neighborhood to walk around and stare at cute houses, like up above Alvarado or along Echo Park Ave itself. You could walk along there, stop for a beverage at Chango and keep walking waaaaaayyyy down the Ave and look at all the nice houses.

and you should definitely walk up to Angelino Heights and look at the Victorians! Almost forgot

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp

how early? I might join for a bit. Been a rough week...

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

9ish ("early" is the modifier for "birthday" in that sentence, my actual birthday is on tuesday)

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok. I reached out to you via a social network

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Thursday, 6 September 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's usually some fun stuff going on at Machine Project on Alvarado: http://machineproject.com

Secretly good breakfast place, the cafe at the LA Police Academy next to Dodger Stadium: http://www.lapraac.com/cafe.php

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 6 September 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for reminding me about taix--I had been interested in checking that place out. We has prosecco.

Donna r,, my sis and i would love to stop by your bday drinks...seems like its kind of near where we were today?

So sad about the lake...

My sister wants to know, is this a usual temp for this time of year? It's kind of hot.

Virginia Plain, Friday, 7 September 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is usual, can be hotter too. Stays like this as late as early November sometimes.

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Friday, 7 September 2012 01:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah it's pretty much on the other side of the park from taix. and right off the gold line!

here's hoping i get over whatever weird sickness i woke up with today, tho...

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Friday, 7 September 2012 01:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

i will be in echo park tonight, for a show! maybe i will grab a slice at two boots.

arvo peart (get bent), Friday, 7 September 2012 02:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Vik took me on a magical downtown adventure that involved watching the sunset and cocktails from the roof at Perch, the other French dip sandwiches at Cole's, more cocktails at Varnish, an impromptu photo session at the Crocker Club, and finished off with Maxaroke, where he and my sister were a bit too liberal with the delete button during certain of my song picks.

Today is Silver Lake: what's good to do?

Virginia Plain, Friday, 7 September 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

coffee at intelligentsia, gelato at pazzo across the street.

arvo peart (get bent), Friday, 7 September 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just added another show to my tres-busy september schedule -- six organs of admittance on friday the 21st, at the echo.

arvo peart (get bent), Friday, 7 September 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who else is going to see Faust at Redcat in Oct?

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 7 September 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost -- really would like to get to that show but probably out of luck...

Ned Raggett, Friday, 7 September 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope to be there

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Friday, 7 September 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lunching at forage...i think I prefer the vibe in Los Feliz...

Virginia Plain, Friday, 7 September 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

what's good at comme ca besides the burger? i have a reservation coming up. the moules frites are my french bistro go-to, but there's a bouillabaisse on the menu too!

arvo peart (get bent), Saturday, 8 September 2012 00:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

We liked it better over by the reservoir--where we were initially was impossible to park and filled with weirdos. Today brunch in Hancock park (home of sis's prospective new boss.)

Virginia Plain, Saturday, 8 September 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Drinking margaritas at el coyote...gonna head out to Pasadena...and then come to the thing tonite...

Virginia Plain, Sunday, 9 September 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

had a swell party with donna rouge and virginia plain and her sis in cypress park.

lord sitar and peter gunz (get bent), Sunday, 9 September 2012 06:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Such a cool bar! Thanks for inviting me, Donna rouge and happy early bday! Those peanut butter cupcakes were delish. Great to see you again, get bent. Im going to try to connect you and my sis on fb so that she can benefit from your SoCal expertise. Just enough time for breakfast at grand central market before heading back east.

Virginia Plain, Sunday, 9 September 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks for coming out guys!! i had a fabulous time

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Sunday, 9 September 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ those dudes in today's car chase

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 12 September 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is hot

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Wednesday, 12 September 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

seriously though

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Friday, 14 September 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

96 degrees in the 90027 which feels low tbqf

omar little, Friday, 14 September 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait, i was wrong. 103??

omar little, Friday, 14 September 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

99 in the 90012!

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Friday, 14 September 2012 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's 106 in the valley

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Friday, 14 September 2012 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

but autumn starts next week so i gotta bust out the comforter

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Friday, 14 September 2012 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

99F on my thermometer.

Autumn is the hottest time of year!

Spencer Chow, Friday, 14 September 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

We broke down and got a window air conditioning unit. I yank it out and put it in the office on the days I work from home. It is great but pees everywhere. Air conditioning is so great, though. My regular place of work is not air conditioned =(

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Friday, 14 September 2012 21:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

At least it always seems that way. Maybe because the expectation is that it should be getting cooler.

Spencer Chow, Friday, 14 September 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, I distinctly remember it being in the mid-high 80s last November and how that blew my mind.

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Friday, 14 September 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

we have one of those units you see in offices all over downtown, a unit on wheels with a big tube running to the window. it works well for one room! it's not totally miserable in our house.

omar little, Friday, 14 September 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's times like that when I stop gloating to ppl back home about the weather. I would give anything to spend (just) a couple of minutes in a freezing London rain shower right now.

/\ /\ Delete post (admrl), Friday, 14 September 2012 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah this is just a crappy month for heat. And I have go out in it and water the garden or else.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 14 September 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

people are just miserable this week. i'm hearing lots of cursing.

lord sitar and peter gunz (get bent), Friday, 14 September 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

any psychic ills fans on this thread? they're playing at the echo december 21.

lord sitar and peter gunz (get bent), Friday, 14 September 2012 22:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey guys, big fire burning in the sepulveda pass! or maybe more than one? getty center evacuated.

omar little, Friday, 14 September 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's another fire at mulholland/coldwater.

lord sitar and peter gunz (get bent), Friday, 14 September 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

and another one in encino

omar little, Friday, 14 September 2012 23:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

fires in hollywood hills too. thai town smells like smoke right now

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Saturday, 15 September 2012 02:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

...or it's just my apt building, n/m

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Saturday, 15 September 2012 02:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

dance/music performance at the van nuys flyaway this saturday and sunday. they're turning the terminal into a harp, with 100-foot strings.

http://www.dailynews.com/arts/ci_21575325/van-nuys-flyaway-will-host-dance-music-performance

sriracha bishop (get bent), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's cool, I like hanging out in aeroports.


lol

Heyy M. United This Is Your Last 48 Hours 3-0 3-0 3-0 (admrl), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a bus terminal. the flyaway is the express bus that goes to LAX.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah, I know the Flyaway!

How about this though - Akio Suzuki, Gozo Yoshimasu and Otomo Yoshihide at CalArts tonight for FREE
http://calarts.edu/wild-beast

Heyy M. United This Is Your Last 48 Hours 3-0 3-0 3-0 (admrl), Thursday, 20 September 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you could bring calarts to me (just uproot the whole city of santa clarita), i'd be all for it. not feeling so great and need to save my energy for the weekend.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Thursday, 20 September 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

yet another intriguing show at the echo: lydia lunch with algis kizys, bob bert, and weasel walter:

http://www.theecho.com/event/166877?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=15813

sriracha bishop (get bent), Thursday, 20 September 2012 23:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha, just got the email for that show too. Probably going to go...

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 21 September 2012 00:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

like i said on twitter, it starts at 6:30 so us olds can get out of there and take our metamucil.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Friday, 21 September 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

that free faust show at calarts sounds so horrible

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 21 September 2012 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

it sounds like that band from the last season of lost

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 21 September 2012 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

a MIXTURE of ROCK and CLASSICAL

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 21 September 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

apparently they're doing an orchestral SunnO))) cover.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Friday, 21 September 2012 00:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

I got laid off this week, gonna have time to go to everything now. 1 hour after getting the can I was watching The Master in the Arclight Dome with a palmful of Milk Duds.

Heyy M. United This Is Your Last 48 Hours 3-0 3-0 3-0 (admrl), Friday, 21 September 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

get on that unemployment

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 21 September 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah for sure

Heyy M. United This Is Your Last 48 Hours 3-0 3-0 3-0 (admrl), Friday, 21 September 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Okay space shuttle geeks are you here...

Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 September 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

not sure i have a good vantage point, but following along on twitter.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Friday, 21 September 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just hit the Santa Monica pier!

Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 September 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not directly of course.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 September 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Apparently four minutes out from Disneyland. Crossing my fingers I can see something from UCI here...

Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 September 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

saw it!

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Friday, 21 September 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

in studio city, about 8-10 minutes ago

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Friday, 21 September 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pasadena has contact!

nickn, Friday, 21 September 2012 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh damn that was great.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 September 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just missed it :/

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Friday, 21 September 2012 19:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

saw it flying over universal!

sriracha bishop (get bent), Friday, 21 September 2012 19:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

thrice over los feliz

omar little, Friday, 21 September 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

it was waiting for the line at ricky's to thin out a little #LAhumor

TOP FEMALE LAWYER & CARTOONIST FOR 2011: (donna rouge), Friday, 21 September 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha, nice touch with Nichelle Nichols starting the ceremony.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 September 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw it overhead as it made the JPL/Pasadena loop.

Lots of people saying the flyover was one of the most spectacular things they've seen. WTF folks, where were you when the space program was actually running!

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 22 September 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

CARMAGEDDON HAS BEGUN (zzzzz)

sriracha bishop (get bent), Saturday, 29 September 2012 02:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I SHALL...avoid the freeways I avoid anyway never mind

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 29 September 2012 02:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

The two photos showing Ned's disposition before and during Carmageddon are the exact same.

Cunga, Saturday, 29 September 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

"There's a sparkle in his right eye in the second one. He may indeed be gloating but it's hard to tell with this resolution."

Cunga, Saturday, 29 September 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is happening this weekend, including "Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500"

Filter mag's Culture Collide Block Party

nickn, Tuesday, 2 October 2012 07:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wareham performing Galaxie songs, and Marit Larsen later? Hmm

Cunga, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 01:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mecca Normal at Human Resources in Chinatown on October 13: http://humanresourcesla.com/news/2012/10/4/saturday-october-13th-mecca-normal-reads-and-performs-wemily.html

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 4 October 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

heh, i won ariel pink tickets from amoeba for tomorrow night at the fonda. anyone going?

sriracha bishop (get bent), Thursday, 4 October 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

wish I filled gas before today

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 4 October 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yah, I'm going out to Joshua Tree this weekend and stupidly forgot to tank up.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 5 October 2012 01:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait is LA out of gas now or something, what's up

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Friday, 5 October 2012 02:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeesh

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Friday, 5 October 2012 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

hi l.a. folks, can i bother you for a couple recs for my v. quick trip to your city comprising tomorrow and saturday?

interested in excellent mexican places, and any places that are fun and low-key for wine or cocktails. staying in studio city. also any interesting events or things happening during daytime. thanking u!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

the best mexican in studio city is loteria. for cocktails you might wanna check out bow and truss in north hollywood -- they're a spanish restaurant with an interesting beverage program.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had a couple of nice cocktails at this good asian fusion spot called (lol) take a bao, on ventura blvd. great draft beers too. not too pricey iirc. haven't been but i've heard good to great things about black market liquor bar, also on ventura blvd. both are just east of laurel canyon.

mexican: there's a location of loteria grill in studio city. very good. i haven't been in ten years but i thought mexicali was ok. for old school, check out casa vega in sherman oaks. been there since the '50s, good times can be had there (if not "great" food.)

omar little, Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

get bent otm re: bow and truss too!

omar little, Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

bow and truss must've opened recently (e.g. after i left noho), huh?

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

cad will you have a car? or be near metro/bus?

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

bow & truss is pretty recent, yeah. past year or so.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

bow and truss has the chillest patio in town imo. i ended up there after a short stop at that pool hall/beer bar a couple doors down (the brickyard, i think? sucks.)

omar little, Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you're in studio city, find a good sushi spot. some of the best sushi in town can be found around there.

omar little, Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

for sushi, i like katsu-ya (the original location on ventura), kiwami, and ahi (a little further down towards coldwater canyon).

sriracha bishop (get bent), Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

check out ramen jinya also.

omar little, Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow b&t looks real nice, def gonna have to go there sometime

seconding katsu-ya

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

b&t fap?

sriracha bishop (get bent), Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow thanks you guys.

i am renting a car but with barely 2 days i don't want to go nuts driving around.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

(basically it was super cheap to rent one with my lol corporate discount and it meant i didn't have to inconvenience friends who would otherwise pick me up)

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

happy to help. i've lived in studio city and north hollywood for the past 3-ish years.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

fried smelt @ B&T was the one thing to avoid, or at least it was the time i went.

omar little, Thursday, 11 October 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a coupla tiki places in noho too if yr so inclined, prolly not that low-key on weekends tho

anyone been to the supposedly haunted bar in sherman oaks?

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Friday, 12 October 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

which haunted bar? don't think so. most of my bar-hopping has been over the hill.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Friday, 12 October 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thirding Katsu-ya. Also check out Coley's Jamaican on Magnolia - http://www.coleyscuisine.com

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 12 October 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

on that front, i've heard great things about sattdown.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Friday, 12 October 2012 00:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

sattdown is yum

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Friday, 12 October 2012 00:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

re: that bar - the chimneysweep lounge on woodman

The Chimneysweep in Sherman Oaks, which was opened in 1960, isn't themed, but like the Firefox, it has gold-veined mirrors and lots of wood paneling. It also has ghosts, says bartender Millie Bunch, who has been serving up sweetness and double whiskeys to an adoring crowd for 20 years.

"They sit in the corner," Bunch told the Enabler over an amply poured glass of Glenlivet. "They have uniforms on. I don't know what war they were in, but they want to be here."

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Friday, 12 October 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

so thanks again everyone, katsu-ya totally ruled.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 13 October 2012 04:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

great! hope the wait wasn't too long.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Saturday, 13 October 2012 05:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah they said at least 40 mins but it was more like 25.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 14 October 2012 01:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'll have some time to kill tomorrow by the americana/glendale galleria. what's a good place for a cheap lunch or coffee? (i know about the in-n-out.)

sriracha bishop (get bent), Sunday, 14 October 2012 01:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'll have some time to kill tomorrow by the americana/glendale galleria. what's a good place for a cheap lunch or coffee? (i know about the in-n-out.)

Best coffee in Glendale is at the newly opened C+ (and it's 24hours too!): http://www.yelp.com/biz/c-plus-glendale

Max's Filipino is terrific: http://www.maxschicken.com

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 15 October 2012 00:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

i ended up grabbing a pretty decent and surprisingly inexpensive caprese panini at deluca's in the americana. there's a korean snack bar there too; maybe i'll try it out next time.

sriracha bishop (get bent), Monday, 15 October 2012 00:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a korean snack bar there too;

Ahn-Joo. It's good, but they charge about a buck or two more than you feel like they should be charging. Price of convenience.

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 15 October 2012 02:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy crap, LA people – Enslaved, Earthless, Astra, Scott Kelly, AND White Hills November 10 at the Roxy for FREE. Viking metal, two different styles of epic psych rock, epic space prog, and a dude from Neurosis doing solo acoustic stuff. Going to be an AMAZING show. http://www.scionav.com/event/463/Enslaved,-White-Hills,-Scott-Kelly,-Earthless,-Astra# …

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 17 October 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

From Mount Analog's (Highland Park) mailing list:

Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby in-store!!!

This Sunday October 21 from 4-6pm come to Mount Analog for a free Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby in-store performance! Free drinks, fun, and a DJ set by Jimi Hey. YES!

nickn, Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

For those of us scared away by psych metal...

nickn, Thursday, 18 October 2012 08:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's not psych metal! It's psych rock! Heavy psych, but the only remotely scary band on that lineup is Enslaved, and they are pretty proggy.

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stoners. Or something.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

The site listed them all as metal! Not really scared, just probably not my thing.

nickn, Friday, 19 October 2012 02:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Huh. So it does. If you can't trust a music website run by a car company, what can you trust?

Hamster of Legend (J3ff T.), Friday, 19 October 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know, right?!!!

nickn, Friday, 19 October 2012 02:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

we're going to the faust thing at calarts after all -- i will keep an open mind about the calarts orchestra playing sunnO))), even though it's pretty lol.

With extreme tenderness - flexible - always guided by the words (get bent), Friday, 19 October 2012 04:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

the big gay ice cream truck is doing a pop-up in l.a. this week. it's outside the sherman oaks guitar center tonight, with kogi.

With extreme tenderness - flexible - always guided by the words (get bent), Tuesday, 23 October 2012 23:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

On related ice cream truck news, I heard Koolhaus is opening a bricks and mortar store in Pasadena.

nickn, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

awesome! i'm a fan.

With extreme tenderness - flexible - always guided by the words (get bent), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

i was just in sherman oaks the other night

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Arrr... Prince is playing secret club shows this week and I found out about it too late.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 26 October 2012 01:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

found this album today at mount analog:

With extreme tenderness - flexible - always guided by the words (get bent), Sunday, 28 October 2012 01:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

yet another intriguing show at the echo: lydia lunch with algis kizys, bob bert, and weasel walter:

http://www.theecho.com/event/166877?utm_source=MEL&utm_medium=15813

checking this out on sunday night -- anyone else?

lunar madness (get bent), Monday, 5 November 2012 23:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

Seeing the LL/Retrovirus show for free at downtown art walk this Thursday instead: https://www.facebook.com/events/302882416485346/permalink/302882423152012/

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 6 November 2012 17:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

I went to the coolhaus store in culver city the other night.. hit the spot after dinner at sushi karen.

johnathan lee riche$ (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 18:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

From: http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2012-11-10/trip-light-fantastic-tribute-robert-abel-associates

"Trip the Light Fantastic: A Tribute to Robert Abel & Associates"
November 10, 2012 - 7:30 pm
Billy Wilder Theater, UCLA

Producer-director Robert Abel may not be a household name but his production company, Robert Abel & Associates (RA&A), helped to define the look of an era and to change the future of moving-imagemaking forever. A UCLA alumnus who started out working for computer graphics pioneer, John Whitney, Abel pioneered the application of CGI in commercials, broadcast television and film. In 1971, he co-founded RA&A with Con Pederson (Co-Visual Effects Supervisor, 2001: A Space Odyssey) and assembled a team of artists who combined an intuitive understanding of technology, from the optical to the digital, with an innovative—some might say hallucinogenic—sense of style. RA&A’s fusion of art and technology earned it 33 Clio Awards for its iconic work, including spots for 7UP, Levi Strauss, TRW, Benson & Hedges and the Canned Food Information Council. RA&A’s motion graphics for network television transformed the entire look of the medium. In the late 1970s, the company expanded into music videos and movies, contributing ground-breaking effects and animation work on Star Trek – The Motion Picture (1979), Tron (1982) and the video for The Jacksons' “Can You Feel It” (1980). The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Visual Effects Society are pleased to celebrate RA&A’s work and legacy with an evening of clips and conversation with some of the company’s key artists and producers."

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 00:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

(definitely going to that BTW)

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 00:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

ooooooooooh

GAY HIPSTER BATMAN ON HIS WAY TO A CIRCUIT PARTY (donna rouge), Wednesday, 7 November 2012 00:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

I wish that and earthless were one event.

wk, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 05:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Find out how your precinct voted:

http://graphics.latimes.com/how-la-voted-2012/#9/34.1285/-118.6111

nickn, Saturday, 10 November 2012 17:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

thoroughly blue, no surprise:

lunar madness (get bent), Saturday, 10 November 2012 19:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

hi guys, i have a conference in beautiful long beach convention center in january. having seen pretty much all it has to offer in 2008, is there anywhere i can stay that (1) isn't the convention center/queen mary bit of long beach (2) i can reach the convention center from in ~30m on public transport.

caek, Monday, 12 November 2012 17:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

hello, rainy angelenos. how are you staying dry today?

a. and i tried to go hiking in fryman canyon, but the light drizzle turned into a downpour.

fiscal cliff burton (get bent), Saturday, 17 November 2012 22:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

also: nbd, just enjoying the walnut & fig butter cookies i made.

fiscal cliff burton (get bent), Saturday, 17 November 2012 23:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Whoops, didn't say anything to caek there a few days ago! Let's see, location based on your description -- well my neck of the woods is sadly out, otherwise I'd happily host. Can ask a friend of mine from Pedro for suggestions -- anyone else?

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 17 November 2012 23:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

you're reminding me that I keep wanting to go hiking on that trail but never do.

Cunga, Sunday, 18 November 2012 06:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

two orders of business:

one, i have a couple of shows coming up with my choral group, both free:

second, i'm doing a birthday drinks thing on december 1st at cole's (and the varnish, the speakeasy in back) around 8pm. you're all invited. 118 e. 6th st, downtown l.a.

les rallizes miserables (get bent), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

New thead, btw.

LA9

nickn, Friday, 7 December 2012 01:27 (1 year ago) Permalink


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