Archive for May 2011
I loved Dinner House M, M Bar, or whatever you called it. I’m sad to hear they are closing their doors. To all the great memories! Here is the photo and article:
Flickr photo via mikeywally
A long-time Echo Park/Historic Filipino Town establishment has just recently announced it will be closing it’s doors in June after 24 years of service to our neighborhood. If you’re a late-night kind of person, you’d be here (and I mean LATE) amongst a mixed crowd of hipsters and long-time neighbors for jazz and well-known DJs. Know the bartender and you might be able to stay after they “turn off the lights.”
Founded in April of 1987 by jazz singer Miki Saito and her sister Maya, it’s not necessarily an attractive frontage (shady renters peering at you through curtains of the Knights Inn, and some unwelcoming patio furniture probably as old as the establishment out front), but inside is some surprisingly attractive 80′s decor you’ll enjoy as you sip an $8 cocktail from a plastic cup. It’s those little details you’ll probably miss a little, so make sure to get in some good times before the doors close.
Closing party is on June 8, check out the Dinner House M website for more details.
I grew up in a rural area. Thanks mostly to the Internet I found music that I would have had to live in the city to hear. When Typical Cats released their self titled album I was 16. That was a decade ago. I was living at my parents house in Michigan. I got my drivers license in 2001! I don’t have one anymore, but whatever. It was a pleasure to finally see them live.
Mestizo came on stage to help perform Typical Cat’s “The Manhattan Project.”
As always, click the photos for more photos. And please, help me with some of the MC’s and DJ’s names that I could not figure out.
When I first read that the rapture was beginning 21 May 2011 I was pissed off. I was mad because I knew that families were being torn apart, innocent children were being lied to and scared, and resources (money and brain power) was being wasted when it could be used to, oh let’s say, reduce hunger or poverty. Many groups before them had predicted end times and they’ve all been wrong.
Embrace the life you have. Don’t answer questions you can’t. Live your life like a human. Know one has to tell you not to kill other people, you just know that, just like you know the answer to lots of other ethical/moral questions.
So what did I do on the rapture? I went to Betalevel for karaoke. To meet new humans (participate in civil society) and feel good.
I write paragraphs and paragraphs about photography and I almost always never post them on my website. It’s not as much letting my photos speak for themselves, though I believe in that, as it is being scared of my writing. So instead of me thinking I know what people want to know about I thought I would implore my readers to ask me a question. I don’t care what it’s about. Leave it in the comments or email me or vlog me or tweet or whatever.
The Do-Over was rad. It’s always rad.
DJ Ayres set made me crap my pants. He played half dancehall 7″ vinyl (including some El General, which, if you know me, makes me crazy) and half bass driven dutch house raver scum on 7″ Serato (never knew 7″ Serato existed). I loved it.
I ate a burger for breakfast and lunch upstairs, it was amazing.
DJ Neil Armstrong was also amazing. I left when DJ Higher started.
The Do-Over at El Cid | 4212 Sunset Blvd. 90029
Hosted by Chris Haycock, Jamie Strong and Aloe Blacc
As always, click the photos for more photos.
I love trains. Way more than buses. Access to LA Metro train lines is one of the reasons I live downtown. Even when I’m bikeless, like right now, I can still get to lots of places. The last time I took the train I was going to the Flying Pigeon bike shop in Highland Park. I had my camera on me and I took a couple snaps.
Click the photos for more photos. Enjoy!
A photo story I submitted to the Music Center’s 24/1 program was selected for public sharing on May 20 and 21 at the Music Center Plaza. Here are a few of the street photos I submitted (and a link to the set):
If you feel so inclined, you can also vote for my photos to win a Vector camera bag, $300 gift card from Samy’s Camera, and a shared feature in Brand X.
To vote for me text 2410078 to 22333. Every phone number can vote 10 times.
Voting closes 21 May 9:30pm.