Los Angeles Thread #8: Strong and Prouty

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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


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