Los Angeles Thread #8: Strong and Prouty

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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'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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

awesome! i'm a fan.

With extreme tenderness - flexible - always guided by the words (get bent), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was just in sherman oaks the other night

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:43 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (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

checking this out on sunday night -- anyone else?

lunar madness (get bent), Monday, 5 November 2012 23:21 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

(definitely going to that BTW)

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

ooooooooooh

GAY HIPSTER BATMAN ON HIS WAY TO A CIRCUIT PARTY (donna rouge), Wednesday, 7 November 2012 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wish that and earthless were one event.

wk, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 05:18 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

thoroughly blue, no surprise:

lunar madness (get bent), Saturday, 10 November 2012 19:10 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

also: nbd, just enjoying the walnut & fig butter cookies i made.

fiscal cliff burton (get bent), Saturday, 17 November 2012 23:40 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

New thead, btw.

LA9

nickn, Friday, 7 December 2012 01:27 (2 years ago) Permalink


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