Archive for the los angeles Category

Yes, LA

Posted in 2010, lists, los angeles, WEST COAST on August 17, 2010 by John

Come visit some time…

GQ – 10 Reasons Why L.A. Is the Coolest City on the Planet

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Pepper

Posted in 2010, A Put It Up Summer, california, death, drunk post, los angeles, music, the past, videos on June 8, 2010 by Thomas

This song echoed in the school buses of my childhood before we were driving around in our parents cars.

This video reflected on the wood walls of unattended houses under large dark trees.

I remember glaring football stadium lights as we pull onto a road that doesn’t know whether it’s in the country or the city. The smell of dirt, turf and sweat. Boys jeering and trying to one-up each other with the next most depraved band. Tool. Crystals in windows, toys from Elementary school stuffed away in the closet.

Some things to note about this nostalgic curiosity: The lead singer is Mr. Peppermint’s son. Mr. Peppermint was a local PBS favorite a la Mister Rogers (of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood). There is another revealing video of Gibby Haynes that Mr. Greg Fronczak urgently shared with me while abiding at the Lemon Flats.

I realized this song has been floating around in my head lately while I entered into a hypnogogic state on my couch. There was a westward breeze blowing through large tree outside the open bay window.

On another note, the following song has also recently entered into my swampy clustered mind:

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – In The Country

Putting Up vs Putting On

Posted in High Fashion, los angeles on April 20, 2010 by John

Put This On is a website I’ve been enjoying for a few months now. Jessie & Adam are finally restarting season one of the web show “Put This On“.

Episode two is about shoes. Much like the blog, it’s fun, informative and deepens your knowledge and respect for the craft.

Let the Sun Go Down On You

Posted in 2009, A Put It Up Summer, death, los angeles, mixtape on August 17, 2009 by Thomas

let the sun go down on youJust as the title insinuates the obvious sexual overtones, so do the titles of the songs elicit a high level of disparity. This is a “sad” mix of songs that are best received when the sun is setting and you’re thinking about beautiful things, lazy things; but likewise, thinking about endings, death, night, fucking, shit, piss. Some songs were inspired by listening to them with dear friends while nearing the twilight hour, some were inspired by periods of extreme and uncontrollable anxiety. Yes, there are some cool foot-tapping sing-along numbers to keep things from stream-lining …

Enjoy!

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HAND SOWN FILMS

Posted in 2009, America, art, beer, california, celebrities, children, commercials, film, flowers, Hand Sown Films, los angeles, occult, the future, videos on June 4, 2009 by Thomas

HSF

For those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to be in the Southern California area this past Spring, here is a chance to take a peek at the latest masterpiece from one of the fastest growing voices in film. Emett Casey’s Peter & the Mischievous Hanky blew audiences away during it’s premiere screening at the Marion Knott Studios so much that it was cordially asked to re-screen the very next month!

Take a gander for yourself – and if that doesn’t satisfy your gutteral and filmic urges then feel free to explore our newly expanded website. Stay tuned for more info on a very special screening of Alicia Peterson’s much delayed but all-the-more anticipated Golden Afternoons!

What theater should I expect to see this melodramatic spectacle, you ask? Oh no, put on your boots and pack up your picnic supplies because we’re heading out to the beautiful Tujunga Canyon. Come for the micr0-commercial & home brewed beer in a hand-built kegerator by Mr. Clark Baker and stay for the amazing spectacle of New American Cinema.

Prayer of the Rollerboys

Posted in art, celebrities, children, cigarettes, classics, criminals, film, los angeles, rollerblading on April 27, 2009 by Shiv

Better Say Your Prayers, Boy….They’re Coming.

I watched this movie last week. It’s damn damn damn good. Prayer of the Rollerboys stars Corey Haim as the virtuous rollerblading pizza-delivery-guy Griffin who’s just trying to keep his little brother from harm’s way…that is to say, away from their old neighbor Gary Lee, the leader of the fascist Rollerboys (that is: the rollerblading, drug dealing, white supremacist gang that has virtually taken control of post-apocalyptic LA). This movie rules. Here’s a clip.

More Lynch via the tweeter

Posted in film, hearkening back, los angeles, peace, tubes with tags , on March 5, 2009 by kevin

Makes me remember a little talk about meditation. Think happy thoughts!