Thursday, September 20, 2007


Now I love graff, good graff, as much as the next person but sometimes it just goes too far. For no reason other than to just deface property, spraypaint your name on a wall, hurting others, no thought and and no good comes from it. Pick another wall for your stupid shit.

Went through Silverlake the other day and noticed the Elliot Smith memorial wall was all blue. Not a huge fan of him but I can respect what his music did for many people. Thousands of people have signed this memorial wall for him and with 10 seconds of someone's paint, it has all been ruined. I see this kind of graff more and more around town and it is the lamest of the lame. Just huge unreadable letters covering entire walls. Do they use some paint gun? Throw the bucket of paint up against the wall? Some of these are covering 2 story walls along the 5 North coming into our little town! It takes no artistry. No thought.

Maybe they can save the Smith wall, very painstakingly, but I was more than a little bummed at seeing it. Hopefully the person was caught midway thru his "masterpiece".

Elliot Smith "Oh Well, Okay"
Bad Religion "We Are Only Going to Die (For Our Own Arrogance)"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Above the city, That's where all the white people move as they slowly try to take over the barrios in east L.A. Isn't yahoo a cowboy term?

Thursday, September 20, 2007  
Blogger Above the City said...

Yahoo is just a funny word.

Who said who is white? And who cares? Can't we all just live where we want to live and all live together.

Not in your world I guess.

Thursday, September 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't this be considered him signing his name to the mural? Yeah, it's horribly bad, but technically he did what as you say thousands did before.

Saturday, September 22, 2007  
Blogger Pj Perez said...

Hey, I was looking for contact info for this blog but found none. We'd like to run your pic of the defaced Smith mural in Racket magazine. Please hit me at pjperez AT and let me know if this is cool. Thanks for posting, great blog!

Monday, October 08, 2007  

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