Saturday, August 29, 2009


Deep in Deb's Park you'll find the true way to use a trailer. Out amongst the shady trees is a wooden platform about 10 feet below two rows of seats nicely carved out of the slope. Yes, there is some bench seating but that will cost you more.

How great would it be to see a band play there one afternoon?! Just don't bring the big stand up bass.

Pink Floyd "Outside The Wall"
Geto Boys "My Mind is Playin' Tricks On Me"

Friday, August 28, 2009


Trash trailer, March 2008

Trash trailer, August 2009

Went over the hill through Debs the other day and scooted up the circle. I couldn't believe it was still there! That dirty rusty trailer for all to see. But at least now it has plumbing.

Johnny Cash "Rusty Cage"
The Replacements "Anywhere's Better Than Here"

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

La Fortuna

The always graffed up La Fortuna Market on Griffin undergoing a facelift the other day. From the flaky pink paint to a nice cream color. Keep the barred windows yellow please.

Perfectly named market because they'll need good luck in not getting the nice new paint to stay that way. Taggers see no colors.

Big Youth "Screaming Target"
Beastie Boys "Drinking Wine"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Brand Name

The main street tagged up cornerblock has a new occupant. After a month of seeing nothing but the blue shower curtain like drapes, the doors finally opened.

Anessa moved in and opened a name brand cloths store. If the E doesn't fit, it just doesn't fit. But I applaud them for their handpainted colorful sign!

Love this corner. Constantly tagged up. Roaming gimmie money lady. Kids having a blast. Martinez tacos during Dodger games. I still hope for a little cafe in that spot someday.

But wish Anessa success. Cheap rent and Montecito Heights dreams!

Prince Buster "Dark Street"
Wu-Tang Clan "My Corner"

Monday, August 17, 2009


Rad egret seen in our hills the other day. Up in Debs Park. The super white color of the bird perfectly contrast the brown dirt and bushes of the summer. Lovely.

Photos sent in by a neighborhood local. Thanks!

Levon Helm "White Dove"
The Faces "Flying"

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Parked Bench

You drive your car down the grassy hill one too many times and you are bound to breakdown. Who cares. Just leave it there and it turns into a comfortable covered park bench. Seats six snug. Shit, maybe even the stereo would still work.

Mazzy Star "Under My Car"
Sonic Youth "Female Mechanic Now On Duty"

Friday, August 07, 2009

This Century

Another couple of views from just the other day and one from May of that great mid century.

Love that house sitting on top of the hill. Overlooking the huge skyscrapers, the cramped city, and the congrested freeways. All alone and majestic. Quiet and peaceful.

For the southside view, check

The Stooges "Fun House"
Talking Heads "City of Dreams"

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Reeds II

High noon and a dusky sunset.
Montecito Heights, CA.

Yonder Mountain String Band "Sunday Afternoon"
The Allman Brothers "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed"