Monday, September 27, 2010



113.6 Degrees at Heritage Square.

Even the trees above are starting to dry up and die.

The Upsetters "Heat Proof"
Burning Spear "Dry and Heavy"

Friday, September 24, 2010

Rock On

Wandered up a random hill the other day and found a little dirt trail. At the midway point, I came to a nice little outdoor living room.

I sat in the rocker for an hour or so. Enjoyed the sunny million dollar views for free, picked up some trash, and continued on.

As I've always said, no better place around than these hills.

Lee Scratch Perry "One Drop Rockers"
The Kingstonians "Nice Nice"

Monday, September 20, 2010


Spectacular images captured by Martha Benedict, a local on the hill, of the first solar panel going up.

Those panels are huge! Great shade on a hot sunny day.

Think there are two up by now. Mixed emotions. We'll see what happens.

Duane Eddy "First Love, First Tears"
Grand Funk Railroad "Gimmie Shelter"

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Found at a La Canada estate sale. Old school front striking style.

Anyone ever heard of Francisco's? Was it good?

Mos Dub "History Town"
Big Boi "Hood Figga"

Thursday, September 09, 2010




Yeah! The great Rodriguez market has repainted their mural again. So cool to see a bunch of kids the other day putting the finishing touches on the mural. Finishing up the Eagle.

Leave it the hell alone this time taggers. Millions of concrete to tag, go somewhere else. If for no one else, do it for these kids who put in their final days of summer to make their neighborhood look nice again.

NOFX "Leave It Alone"
Iggy Pop "New Values"

Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Montecito Heights raised bed style. Nature's way.

Looks like she's growing some "coyote melons".

And looks like an ol' Datsun pickup?

Biggie and 2Pac "Madison Square Garden Freestyle"
Redman "Pick It Up"