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Top Five Songs About How Los Angeles Kicks the Ass of People Who Move There

Gladys Knight & the Pips, “Midnight Train to Georgia” Albert Hammond, “It Never Rains in Southern California” Bob Seger, “Hollywood Nights” Guns N’ Roses, “Welcome to the Jungle” Dionne Warwick, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” By my count, that’s two songs where the singer got chewed up by L.A., one where it […]

posted 16 September 2021 in Tasty Bits. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Ceci n’est pas une pipe

Photographed in September in Runyon Canyon.

posted 10 October 2014 in Photos. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Many Birds

posted 27 September 2013 in Photos. 1 comment

Friday Foto: Bird on a Wire

posted 23 August 2013 in Photos. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Palm Tree

Greetings from sunny California.

posted 26 April 2013 in Photos. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Hamlet Star

My apologies for the grain: this was taken from my car and then cropped down, but I thought the license plate was remarkable. In case it’s not clear, that’s a BMW featuring the vanity license plate HAMLET, with the A replaced by a star symbol. For me, that sums up a lot of life in […]

posted 21 September 2012 in Photos. no comments yet

Friday Foto: L.A. River

Photographed this morning on the bike path next to the L.A. River. The river, for once, was not totally dry. But it’s still goofy to have a bike path between a concrete channel and a major freeway–it feels like a parody of the great outdoors.

posted 30 December 2011 in Photos. no comments yet

“New York, Springfield, and if we have time, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles.”

I love having mysteries in my daily life, but I’m even happier when they get explained. Exit Through the Gift Shop provided me with a narrative for a lot of the mysterious street art and billboards I had been seeing during my first couple of years living in Los Angeles (although I’m still not certain […]

posted 16 August 2011 in Links. 1 comment

Friday Foto: Dodger Stadium

Taken on the field yesterday, about 25 minutes before the Dodgers started playing the Mets.

posted 8 July 2011 in Photos. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Papillon

Two and a half years after my last butterfly photo, it seems like time for another one. This one was taken in March, in Runyon Canyon.

posted 27 May 2011 in Photos. no comments yet