Friday, February 26, 2010

Urban Seasons

Ballpark lights on later and later lately. Finally showing signs of life.

Guess it is that time of year again. I love seeing the different seasons of a city.

Redman "Urban Legends"
Wu Tang vs. The Beatles "We Back in the Game"

Monday, February 22, 2010


A river or a parkway. Peace vs congestion. Choose wisely.

The Antlers "Two"
St. Germain "Street Scene"

Friday, February 19, 2010


As told by a Bernice Place resident.

A dark Honda Civic '93-'94 coupe raced a Ford Mustang a couple weeks ago at Ave 38 and Griffin Avenue on a rainy downpour night. The Mustang and the Honda were neck and neck speeding when the Honda accelerated, pulled in front of the Mustang, and immediately braked.

The Mustang swerved, lost control and struck two parked cars, a light pole, the concrete wall, the iron fence, and killed the driver. The Honda driver kept on going.

19 year old kid killed a 19 year old girl. Over what? Sad.

The Replacements "Careless"
Iggy And The Stooges "Death Trip"

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This River

Came across this gathering the other night. Packed to the gills and spilling out onto Fig and Ave 59. A girl yelled out "Welcome, you finally came to my part of town!" as her friends crossed the street. Exactly.

Good to see art continuing to prosper around here. Called simply This.

And better yet, what a beautiful warm night to go home along the river and up a hill.

Yellowman & Fathead "Give Jah Thanks"
Johnny Cash "We'll Meet Again"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

All Knowing Hog

About a week ago ol' Phil saw his shadow. Guess he was right. This storm was stronger than that overhyped early one.

It was so amazing to see vibrant white snow down low on the mountains.

Grateful Dead "Cold Rain and Snow"
DJ Shadow "Building Steam With a Grain Oo Salt"

Friday, February 05, 2010


An old hollowed out skeleton of an arcade game. Up on the top of Montecito Drive.

Wonder if it was Frogger or Defender or ? Wonder what happened to the insides?

Almost took it home with me and, I don't know, planted plants in it or something.

Harlem Shakes "Strictly Game"
The Cover Girls "Inside Outside"