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Friday Foto: La Cabra

Spotted recently on a lamppost in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles: I don’t think it’s a prank, but it’s hard to be certain.

posted 11 June 2010 in Photos. 1 comment

Friday Foto: JPL Fire Truck

Taken last month at the annual open house at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Padadena: a closeup on a campus fire truck. (The name for this file on my computer, by the way, is jpl.jpg.)

posted 4 June 2010 in Photos. no comments yet

R.I.P. Dennis Hopper, 1936-2010

I was lucky enough to talk with Dennis Hopper once. I was writing a short piece for the short-lived Rolling Stone “Cool Issue” about his book of photographs, 1712 North Crescent Heights. (Now out of print, the book is available on Amazon for prices starting at $580. Damn, maybe I should sell my copy.) We […]

posted 1 June 2010 in Articles. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Boys Keep Swinging

Spotted while walking to dinner last night. I suppose that a swing is basically just a bench with some rigging, but that case is rarely made so starkly.

posted 7 May 2010 in Photos. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Dots

Spotted while walking around L.A.

posted 30 April 2010 in Photos. 2 comments

Friday Foto: Merry Christmas

My best wishes to you for a joyful 2010. I’m going to take a short break for the holidays; posting will resume in the new year.

posted 25 December 2009 in Photos. no comments yet

Better Living Through Chemistry

Byline alert: I have a short article in the new Rolling Stone on My Chemical Romance making their new album. They’re in the mixing-and-polishing stage now: I watched lead singer Gerard Way do some heavy-duty multi-tracking to sweeten the song “Trans Am” with backing vocals that he described as “1.2 seconds of Queen.” Once again, […]

posted 16 November 2009 in Articles. no comments yet

Friday Foto: V

Taken below a large billboard on Highland Avenue in Los Angeles.

posted 6 November 2009 in Photos. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Day of the Dead

Taken last Saturday at the Day of the Dead festival in the Hollywood Forever cemetery. This is an altar to dead musicians: skeletal faces have been painted over the ones who are no longer with us.

posted 30 October 2009 in Photos. no comments yet

Friday Foto: Ducks on the Sidewalk

Taken two weeks ago, around the corner from my house, a short waddle from the puddle in the street where they had set up temporary residency.

posted 26 June 2009 in Photos. no comments yet