Los Angeles Thread #11: Let's Save Vincente Minnelli's House

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happy new year! good shows coming up: nels cline, holly herndon, pharmakon. what else?

Bill Nighy the Science Gighy (get bent), Friday, 2 January 2015 07:50 (five years ago) link

four weeks pass...

i saw! well done.

record parlour in hollywood is doing another dollar-vinyl blowout this weekend. i picked up a nice stack from there during their last big sale.


no fucks given or implied (get bent), Saturday, 31 January 2015 19:47 (five years ago) link

i'm glad a new record store still places value on good older vinyl and isn't just a wall of bins of $30 animal collective reissues or whatever.

no fucks given or implied (get bent), Saturday, 31 January 2015 19:50 (five years ago) link

i am also going to six organs of admittance on the 27th, the pop group on march 10th, and faith no more in april. anyone going to that sparks valentine's day show? or babes in toyland at the roxy? (i see that babes are also doing a set at pappy & harriet's; there are still tix for that and they're only $20, if anyone wants to offer up their car for a road trip.)

no fucks given or implied (get bent), Sunday, 8 February 2015 23:10 (five years ago) link

Would normally be at Sparks but I'm up in the Bay Area next weekend. And will have to mix Six Organs, sadly! Timing, it happens.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 8 February 2015 23:38 (five years ago) link

My sis and I will be at the Sparks V-day show.

Virginia Plain, Monday, 9 February 2015 02:51 (five years ago) link

Will definitely be at The Pop Group show on March 10th and at The Church at the El Rey on Feb 27th.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 10 February 2015 04:19 (five years ago) link

Is it possible to drive mulholland drive to Malibu? Last time she tried my sis says she ended up on a dirt road. What do we do at that point?

Virginia Plain, Friday, 20 February 2015 20:34 (five years ago) link

There's a section that's unpaved between the 405 and Topanga Canyon. Go to Topanga and catch Mulholland west from there.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 21 February 2015 04:39 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

WTF? The Tiki-Ti is closed indefinitely...

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 7 May 2015 00:53 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Oh dear. Not much going on in this thread, is there?

pophatte (admrl), Thursday, 11 June 2015 20:16 (five years ago) link

I just noticed there was a new thread. I linked this one in the #10 thread.

nickn, Friday, 12 June 2015 07:50 (five years ago) link

haha sorry, i got self-conscious about posting stuff that no one responded to and then the thread died.

music begins where words leave off (get bent), Saturday, 13 June 2015 08:18 (five years ago) link

^^^ story of my life.

nickn, Saturday, 13 June 2015 21:59 (five years ago) link

we're all still hung over from the pizza party

Cunga, Saturday, 13 June 2015 22:54 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Brush fire in the Cajon Pass (with pics).


nickn, Saturday, 18 July 2015 00:28 (five years ago) link

Have a feeling the burning carrier of SUVs is going to be the symbolic takeaway


Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 18 July 2015 00:46 (five years ago) link

hey so how does one find an apartment (/room) in this city

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:47 (five years ago) link

Craigslist is probably the most common way. Westside Rentals is an agency you pay that is widespread, but I've heard mixed reports about them.

nickn, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 03:50 (five years ago) link

yeah, definitely craiglist.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 22 July 2015 04:37 (five years ago) link

Another way is to go to the neighborhood in which you want to live and walk around, looking for "For Rent" signs. I've had luck with this approach more than once.

Hydroelectric New Deal Demiurge (B.L.A.M.), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 07:02 (five years ago) link

hey thanks folks! i'm craigslisting, i was just checking in case there was some slightly tidier route i hadn't noticed (apparently the closed facebook group los angeles apartments is pretty okay).

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:53 (five years ago) link

Someone in the IE couldn't have afforded that many guns.

nickn, Friday, 24 July 2015 01:22 (five years ago) link

Just saw this posted. a 2-day free music fest at the Hammer. Artist list at the link below.

ALL THE INSTRUMENTS AGREE: an exhibition or a concert is a two-day program of back-to-back live performances by over 25 local, national, and international sound artists, music collectives, art bands, and visual artists whose practices extend into the production of sound. Conceived as an exhibition in the form of a concert, the continuous program of performances will alternate between two outdoor stages in the Hammer courtyard from noon to 10 p.m. each day.


nickn, Friday, 24 July 2015 07:12 (five years ago) link

^^^ Sept 26 and 27

nickn, Friday, 24 July 2015 07:14 (five years ago) link

DJ'ing at Blipsy Barcars in Koreatown tonight - starting at 10pm!

I can guarantee that $5 in quarters, cheap drinks, and a strangely bizarre jukebox is a far better return-on-investment than six months of therapy!
369 N Western Ave, Los Angeles CA 90004

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 26 July 2015 01:40 (five years ago) link

hammer event looks dope but what a weird line to pull out of context for the title

resulting post (rogermexico.), Sunday, 26 July 2015 02:50 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

I drive through these neighborhoods every day and loathe everyone who lives there.. mostly because of jealousy..

in reality the only victims are other rich entitled fucks?

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 23:35 (four years ago) link

don't hate me, man (though not technically in a bh zip code)

i don't like these people either. i've seen race cars almost kill people, go on incoming traffic lanes, been cut off by them a handful of times, seen a totalled lamborghini on a light post, and hear their engines revving up a lot, and this is all in the course of 8 months

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 23:40 (four years ago) link

when I was in the airport in a mexico at some terrible bubba gump a kid working there asked me since I live in LA, do I see lamborghini's every day.. unfortunately the answer is basically yes.

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 16 September 2015 00:01 (four years ago) link


funny thing is these cars are usually driving on streets with a lot of traffic so they never go more than 35 miles per hour, yet you hear this huge engine sound

F♯ A♯ (∞), Wednesday, 16 September 2015 00:05 (four years ago) link

i may rob some banks so i can go to Mets-Dodgers playoff games

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 September 2015 03:28 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

so what's going on halloween night, la?

F♯ A♯ (∞), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 19:18 (four years ago) link

My gf is DJ'ing at Blipsy on Halloween

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 9 October 2015 19:02 (four years ago) link

Looking to move by the end of the year and I just revised my "things to look out for in a new neighborhood" to read:

- Local flooding
- Can record drums in it.
- Violent crime statistics
- Mudslides
- Close to metro train line station
- Sharks
- Nearby (not close) In-N-Out burger

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 01:17 (four years ago) link

need to add: poisonous sea snakes

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:36 (four years ago) link

how many of those are positives?

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:41 (four years ago) link

elvis, e.g., el segundo, hermosa beach, manhattan beach, redondo beach, and long beach. culver city seems a bit of a ways?

are you willing to wait til the "early 2016" opening of the santa monica station?

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:52 (four years ago) link

I'm actually looking at places along the new segment of the Gold Line.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 21:04 (four years ago) link

nice. i'm eyeing the (south) pasadena area myself.

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 21:29 (four years ago) link

I work a couple days a week in S. Pasadena and commute in via Metrolink/Gold Line. I'd absolutely move there if my income could support it.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 21 October 2015 04:36 (four years ago) link

Try El Sereno or Hermon, now that Highland Park proper is also getting pricey.

nickn, Wednesday, 21 October 2015 07:33 (four years ago) link

I've seen a couple of new stainless steel garage door things in El Sereno. Word is out.

Forces out of my control intervened - looks like I'm bunkering through El Nino here in the OC.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 22 October 2015 11:14 (four years ago) link

In the city of South Pasadena itself, add $100K-200K to the price of any house due to the school district.

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 22 October 2015 18:48 (four years ago) link

should have said "value" as opposed to "price"

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 22 October 2015 18:49 (four years ago) link

It looks like you play on/with large versions of the food you like, then you get to eat that food.

nickn, Tuesday, 30 October 2018 02:10 (one year ago) link

Turns out the Beverly Hills walkout and legal fees to sue metro and the county were funded with revenue from a bond measure that should have paid to renovate the schools to make them healthier and safer places for the kids


𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 30 October 2018 02:42 (one year ago) link

does make you pause and consider the social and ecological benefits of eating the rich.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 31 October 2018 01:12 (one year ago) link

how's everybody doing?

The Santa Ana winds are expected to pick up today, which means Southen California could see fire tornadoes. https://t.co/fFKP5mAoYd

— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 11, 2018


𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 11 November 2018 17:11 (one year ago) link

Yeah not doing so great but it’s because the smoke just moved down plus the santa anas

Should be back to normal in a few days

Not as bad as the fires and smoke from the Vancouver/BC fires in canada a couple months ago though

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 11 November 2018 18:23 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

everyone ready for the probable LAUSD teachers' strike? if it happens, it'll be Thursday.

omar little, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 17:55 (one year ago) link

stoked for the madness.

the NYT actually had a pretty solid summary of the situation afaict yesterday


𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 18:27 (one year ago) link

our kid's teacher told me her daughter's class at the nearby high school has 46 students and not enough seats, so they count on students being absent to make sure no one's sitting on the floor. when we toured our school and went into the fifth grade class it was pretty nuts: 36 kids in a classroom the same size as the kindergarten classroom (which had 24 students.)

omar little, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 18:33 (one year ago) link

can you name the schools?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 19:17 (one year ago) link

not on here i don't know what insane lurkers are reading this, but we're east of Hollywood.

omar little, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 19:25 (one year ago) link


𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 19:27 (one year ago) link


deep dive into the insane subway/bevery hills HS story

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 9 January 2019 21:19 (one year ago) link

SCOOP: Lets break some Saturday night news. The FBI is investigating Los Angeles Councilman Jose Huizar and his family for bribery and money laundering. cc: @mattdpearce @AlpertReyes @joelrubin @ReporterCraig pic.twitter.com/Q7TE2Ddx1t

— Seamus Hughes (@SeamusHughes) January 13, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 13 January 2019 03:43 (one year ago) link

At least 1/7th of the city council of the second most populous city in America is probably not corrupt.

— Seamus Hughes (@SeamusHughes) January 13, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Sunday, 13 January 2019 03:44 (one year ago) link


𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 18 January 2019 16:49 (one year ago) link

Abs. love (/not love) when newcomers to perennially drought stricken towns get up in arms at a little rain.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 21 January 2019 09:58 (one year ago) link

let's do this

So excited to hear Eric Garcetti is announcing his support for LA congestion pricing today at 5pm https://t.co/EpmNeYBO1p

— Alissa Walker (@awalkerinLA) January 29, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 22:25 (one year ago) link

that was apparently a joke from a transit reporter btw, but the guy in charge of the metro really is trying to make it happen

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 22:56 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

"Amazing Black and White Photos Capture SoCal's Skate, Beach and Punk Scenes From Between the Late 1960s and Early 1980s"


nickn, Friday, 22 February 2019 18:25 (one year ago) link

...taken by Spot (SST house engineer)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:47 (one year ago) link

those are great.

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 22 February 2019 19:50 (one year ago) link

Very cool

calstars, Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:56 (one year ago) link

who voted?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 02:31 (one year ago) link

This guy

omar little, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 02:52 (one year ago) link

Also was just at Santa Anita for some races last weekend and that day two horses had to be put down due to injuries, and today another, which makes 21 in ten weeks. Wtf is going on out there?

omar little, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 02:56 (one year ago) link

regular horse racing activity iirc

steven, soda jerk (sic), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 07:44 (one year ago) link

Why do they put down the horse if it’s only a broken leg?

calstars, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 22:00 (one year ago) link

Hard to let heal for a horse, I would imagine ("stay off it for a few weeks..."), also, of course, the horse will never be a contender again, so of no use to the owner.

nickn, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 22:40 (one year ago) link

apparently you can't stop them standing up?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 23:26 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

I'm DJ'ing this Saturday in Koreatown


Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 21 March 2019 06:42 (one year ago) link

never mind the above - postponed for two weeks

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 24 March 2019 02:23 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

me irl

Before reading LA history: this is a nice picnic. Man, the weather is great.

After: holy shit this park is racist

— Frank Shyong 熊紹岡 (@frankshyong) September 26, 2019

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 26 September 2019 20:29 (ten months ago) link

haha no shit

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 26 September 2019 20:37 (ten months ago) link


(moving to eagle rock)

also: it's cold!!!

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 30 September 2019 18:57 (ten months ago) link

I wonder how this will affect Vidéothèque in south Pas.

nickn, Monday, 30 September 2019 19:30 (ten months ago) link

super pumped about seeing Bauhaus in a couple months. surprised they're not doing more than just three shows in LA but I'll take it.

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Monday, 30 September 2019 22:54 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

I stand by this tweet. We just got word the #GettyFire in LA was caused by a downed tree branch falling on a power line. The grid ought to be a thing of the past, it needs to be decentralized. https://t.co/6m9NLnZdeX

— Joshua Frank (@joshua__frank) October 29, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 12:02 (nine months ago) link

Marciano Art Foundation announces it won’t reopen in wake of layoffs following union drive.

Kept meaning to go there but never did.


nickn, Thursday, 7 November 2019 01:28 (nine months ago) link

four months pass...

If you need fresh produce and don't want to deal with the supermarkets and/or a multi-day wait from Instacart, etc., check around and see if your local farmer's market is operating. The Pasadena market (in the parking lot of Pasadena HS) was running full-bore this morning - everyone was stocked up.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 21 March 2020 23:55 (four months ago) link

I found toilet paper and eggs at the Colorado Blvd 99 Cent store today.

nickn, Sunday, 22 March 2020 03:44 (four months ago) link

la$$en$ in echo park on wednesday had *lots* of produce, and a fair amount of eggs (tho no TP and canned goods were mostly picked over)

donna rouge, Sunday, 22 March 2020 23:53 (four months ago) link

ralph's at hollywood/western today delivered me all the kosher for passover matzo i needed, in case anyone else is looking for that sort of thing.

fact checking cuz, Monday, 23 March 2020 06:01 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

As noted in the California thread.


nickn, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 20:38 (one month ago) link

The SGV was a constant Battle Of Verdun from sundown to 2am or so... I've lived in SoCal all my life and this was the most full-on 4th that I can remember. Genuinely taken aback at just how much ordinance is stashed in the average LA suburb. 1 ton in just one Irwindale house. https://abc7.com/socal-police-cracking-down-on-illegal-fireworks-as-demand-skyrockets/6256295/

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 5 July 2020 11:25 (one month ago) link

Good aerial video of fireworks in LA.

Sky5 got a look at fireworks lighting up the skies for Fourth of July pic.twitter.com/nkFNUh4N8O

— KTLA (@KTLA) July 5, 2020

Apparently today the air quality is very unhealthy.

bryan, Sunday, 5 July 2020 18:49 (one month ago) link

Sorry for posting the video. New at this.

bryan, Sunday, 5 July 2020 18:50 (one month ago) link

That video is bonkers. I can't even imagine what it would be like to be down there.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 5 July 2020 20:12 (one month ago) link

Even more bonkers is this one: 53 minutes - covers most of LA


Elvis Telecom, Monday, 6 July 2020 05:11 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

The state of the Union Station upgrade. City keeps cars prioritized (shocker).


nickn, Friday, 14 August 2020 18:45 (yesterday) link

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