Monday, July 16, 2007

Flat Tops

A great place to take a walk. View from Huntington Beach to Catalina to Pasadena. Seems like there are about 5 houses out on these little hills. Dirt roads leading to each one. California like it was back in the early days. Overlooking the hustle and bustle of daily downtown life. Get lost in your own backyard.

Ken Boothe "Old Fashion Way"
Cold War Kids "Pass the Hat"

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

This Land is Our Land

Not much has happened to this site since this picture was snapped 6+ months ago. Slow goings on. Different tractors and dirt pushers every week. It is a big steep piece of land. Hopefully they are getting a interesting architect to design a cool looking house. The hill doesn't need anymore ugly boring boxes. Do something that will stand out in 10 years. Please.

And with each piece of land that is churned up and being made into a houses, it is affecting the hills wonderful natural wildlife. The new houses down on Bernice, boxes of course, ruined a natural thoroughfare for coyotes. It used to be their regular path up the hill and now they are forced to move. The developers could have made their giant ugly site more local animal friendly but why would you do that when it is all about the dollar? The coyotes are being pushed out farther and farther and their open spaces are becoming smaller and smaller. I know change will always happen, especially in a big city, and we are super lucky to have as much space as we do, but it is still sad. I have only seen one coyote this year so far. Haven't heard their eerie cries as much either. Hope they learn to live and adapt around all of the new construction.

Bad Brains "Naughty Dreadlocks 'Pon the Mountaintop"
Don Coyote " Escuchen"

Monday, July 09, 2007


Fun swell the last week plus and warm beach weather for most of it. If you can take the morning gloom you would be rewarded with south lines, bikinied ladies and new street art. If you look closely enough to your surroundings, this dude is seen all over LA and goes by the name of Skullset.

Seen on a Malibu gas station that has been deserted. Huge skeleton heads and a cool statement.

Earlimart "Nevermind the Phones"
Culture "When Two Sevens Clash"