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  1. Thursday, February 14, 2013

    i once had a girlfriend break up with me because we lived too far away 

    awesome welcome mat

    but it was even more pathetic than you think

    she lived on one side of hollywood and i live on the other.

    she would get super frustrated by how long it would take to get to my house

    so when this couple (where the lady lives in Santa Monica, and the dude lives in Silver Lake)

    say they only see each other on the weekends…

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  2. Tuesday, August 23, 2011
  3. Sunday, August 7, 2011

    to celebrate elliott smith’s birthday 

    near los feliz

    some nice people painted over all the graffiti that had overrun the tribute to the local singer who killed himself eight years ago

    celebrate his birthday

    fans have already begun scrawling sweet little notes to the musician who poetically stabbed himself in the heart twice with no hesitation wounds

    someone even put a votive underneath the new stencil of mr smith who would have been 42 years old yesterday.

    although this wall is in silver lake, the location used for the cover of his record Figure 8,

    smith died several miles east in neighboring echo park.

    some think his girlfriend was involved.

  4. Sunday, March 20, 2011
     

    running in the rain 

    this was the scene this morning on sunset blvd a few miles from my house as i snoozed away listening to the delightful raindrops plopping outside

    the la marathon had some of its fastest times thanks to the mild temps and rainy conditions

    runners told the tv reporters that they were only cold when they stood still to talk, ahem.

    the male winner got $125k and a honda
    the female winner got $25k and a honda

    both were from africa and their english was as good as the weather.

    im still reading xTx’s book, so shhhh. its engrossing, sexy, and way more intense than i was prepared for.

    video: the eastsider la

     
  5. Tuesday, November 9, 2010

    R.I.P. Spaceland 

    One of LA’s premiere places to experience live music, especially up n coming new alternative bands, is changing its name and moving away.

    Spaceland, the Silver Lake mainstay that helped launched the likes of Beck, Silversun Pickups, Arcade Fire, Eliot Smith, and Tsar, is ending its longrunning partnership with the owner of the former strip club, changing its name and moving – possibly to Downtown LA.

    “It just reached a point where it was time for us to move on,” Promoter Mitchell Frank said in a written statement. “We’ve had some incredible musical moments here; people met, fell in love, started life-long friendships, but it’s just time for a change.”

    The nondescript club on Silver Lake Blvd. was so cool and cozy and perfect that big named groups would often play there for special events. Bands like Weezer and The Foo Fighters had the hipsters lined up around to jam into the 250 capacity club.

    But the best shows were seeing a band new band hit the stage and break through to the next level, and often Spaceland was the stage where the magic would happen.

    The new club will play electronica.

    I weep for those who never had the chance to see Spaceland the way I did. But maybe they will be better off for it will be damn near impossible to replicate that very special LA landmark.