Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Winter Sunsets II

Come back Winter. Shimmering Stars "Sun's Going Down" Phoenix "Love Like A Sunset Part II"

Friday, March 15, 2013

Winter Sunsets

Miss these Winter sunsets. Poolside "California Sunset" Phoenix "Love Like A Sunset Part I"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Same Same

Oh look, a Grand Opening sign.
Looks like the same store to me.
Only with a lit-up auto insurance sign at night.

Grand Palace "Party's On"
Alabama Shakes "I Ain't the Same"

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Love the clear Winter days.
You can see forever from the hills!

Mike Watt "Drove Up From Pedro
Natalie Merchant "Birds and Ships"

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Val's Day

Love is in the air.

Atmosphere "Heart"
Pink Floyd "The Great Gig in the Sky"

Sunday, February 03, 2013


Hidden House. Hidden Shack.

Led Zeppelin "Houses of the Holy"
Pearl Jam "In Hiding"

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Caution Steps

Be careful and aware around the Monty/Griffin/Homer/Mosher connecting stairs.

A local was almost robbed by two kids.

Lucky they didn't have a weapon....yet.

The Clash "Robber Dub"
The Five Stairsteps "We Must Be In Love"

Friday, January 25, 2013

Fall III

Fall perfection.

Shai "If I Ever Fall in Love"
Rolling Stones "From My Cloud"

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fall II

Fall colors.

Cloud Nothings "Stay Useless"
Patsy Cline "I Fall to Pieces"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Fall. I miss your brown and tan colors.

Chaka Khan "Clouds"
Justin Bieber "Fall"

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Don't fuck with it. Muddy Waters "40 Days and 40 Nights" Gary Clark Jr. "Next Door Neighbor Blues"

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Brand new

Nice new coat of paint. The past is now gone. Don't go to jail. The Seeds "No Escape" Action Bronson "White Silk"

Monday, January 14, 2013


There are a couple hidden Arroyo Seco houses.
Some are almost glamping they are so nice.
Hope they all pull thru this very cold spell.

Pretty Lights "Cold Feeling"
Gary Clark Jr. "Please Come Home"

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Resident Highland Parker.
Creative beautiful artist.
Lost his long fight to cancer the other day.
Seen him a couple times at THIS on Figueroa.
RIP Justin Van Hoy and condolences to his wife.

Death of an Artist "Dreamer"
Pretty Lights "Try to Remember"

Friday, November 02, 2012


For now.


Green Day "Coming Clean"
Burning Spear "Walla Walla"

Wednesday, October 31, 2012



Best costume for Halloween goes to Debs Park.

Minutemen "Colors"
Burning Hearts "I Lost My Colour Vision"

Monday, October 29, 2012


And release.

Showbiz & A.G. "To Each His Own'
New Lost City Ramblers "The Old Fish Song"

Friday, September 21, 2012

Rusted Old Tales

Continuing with the sent in from a neighbor theme...

Rusty old car in the hills. How long has it been there. What stories could it tell? Boozoo Bajou "The T Linkwood Family "Miles Away"

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


A neighbor pointed this out the other day. A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy commercial filmed up at our beloved Montecito Heights lake.

The video has been removed for the usual "copyright infringements" but you might be able to catch it on other outlets. Here is where it was on youtube:

Maybe it's for the better, so we don't have an influx of people invading our little hideaway spots.

L'Orange "The Audition"
The Cramps "I Was A Teenage Werewolf"

Monday, September 10, 2012

Saddle Up

Best saloon in town.

Painted skies. Open land.

Order a beer, get a free whiskey.

Jim Croche "Salon and Saloon"
George Thorogood "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"

Friday, September 07, 2012




You might have seen this horse riding in the hills?

The Rolling Stones "Wild Horses"
Sonic Youth "Dude Ranch Nurse"

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cheech & Ave 38


Never knew they filmed some of Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke in our little hood.

Check it when Tom Skerritt comes around the corner with Cheech.

And look at the Radio Tower! No trees and not many bushes back then.

Same Heritage Square house though and still a red pickup parked there.

Missy Elliot "Old School Joint"
Del the Funky Homosapien "Smoked Out Charlie"

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

der Kluge Hans

Lame lazy graffiti name.
Even the horse is hiding in embarrassment.

The Doors "Adolf Hitler"
Sage Francis "Embarrassed"

Monday, August 27, 2012



Slavic female god graffiti?

Beastie Boys "Kangaroo Rat"
Slavic Soul Party! "9 at the River"

Friday, August 10, 2012


Keep on keepin' our hills open!

Thao "Hills"
The Cure "Open"

Friday, August 03, 2012

Past Thrists V

Old pop top Budweiser.
Oh the stories it could tell.

NOFX "My Name is Bud"
Dilated Peoples "Weed vs. Beer"

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Past Thirsts IV

Now we're talking.
Old fattie Schlitz bottle.

Don Schlitz "Bad Decisions"
Chuck Berry "Beer Drinking Woman"

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Past Thirsts III

You like it.
It likes you.

Skillz "'07 Rap Up"
Burning Spear "Girls Like You"

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Past Thirsts II

Old school Royal Crown Half Quart.

Primus "Pork Soda"
The Killigans "Lessons from the Empty Glass"

Monday, July 30, 2012

Past Thirsts

First in a series of findings all in a cloudy day.
Deep in a deserted valley over on top of Mount Washington.
Left untouched for another fifty or so years.

The Notorious B.I.G. "Pepsi Freestyle"
Wanda Jackson "Sparkling Brown Eyes"

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Downed broken trees from that huge wind storm from the past winter.
Carved out into nice tree trunk adirondacks.
Have a sit and enjoy the lovely views.
Thanks heaps Debs Park Service (?).

Screaming Trees "Winter Song"
Howlin' Wolf "Sitting On Top Of The World"

Monday, July 23, 2012

Two Tree

Wait, where, what is the address of this house?
Oh never mind, found it.

Sex Pistols "Pretty Vacant"
Yellowman "Watch Your Words"

Friday, July 20, 2012


The aptly named Monitor showed up a couple weeks ago.
High up on a hill overlooking Los Angeles. She sees all.
Definitely the best moving house in all of the City.

Dr. Dre "The Watcher"
Grateful Dead "Stuck Inside of a Mobile"

Wednesday, July 04, 2012


Have a grand ol' 4th!

Manowar "Shell Shock"
Ozzy Osbourne "Fire in the Sky"

Friday, June 29, 2012

Red and White

Haven't been following the drama but hope they find a good use for the Lummis' historical landmark . It needs a nice new flower in her hair.

J.E. Mainer "Lost Indian"
Johnny Cash "Wildwood Flower"

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

NELA Hills

None better. Open land.
Look at all that non concrete up in the hills!

98 Mute "Open Your Eyes"
Grateful Dead "The Promised Land"

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Too much booze, high speeds and old roads don't mix.
Don't do it. (check out that rebar wall hanging there!)
Read he got out by himself at the bottom but died later.

EPMD "You Had Too Much To Drink"
Gil Scott-Heron "Racetrack in France"

Sunday, June 03, 2012


Business up front.
Party in the back.


Johnny Cash "One Wall"
The Replacements "Can't Hardly Wait"

Thursday, May 31, 2012

B Boxes

Watch out for that shady B crew out in the Montecito Hills.

Outkast "B.O.B."
A Tribe Called Quest "Crew"

Sunday, May 27, 2012

What's Worse

What's worse?
What's more ugly?
Teenage tagging?
Or City tagging?

Jay-Z "Poppin' Tags"
Split Lip Rayfield "River"

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happy Valley

Beautiful open hills.
Old school feel.
No need for names.
Fuck all the lames.

Stranger & Patsy "When I Call Your Name"
The Bailey Brothers and the Happy Valley Boys "Rattlesnake Daddy"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Show House

Soooooo glad they are fixing this old, old beauty up.
B&W pic from 1888(!!!).
Show house. Griffin Ave.
Amazing history around these parts.

Neon Trees "Show"
The Smiths "Back to the Old House"