This song by Jonah Matranga (aka onelinedrawing) is a song that I first heard after watching it featured in a fantastic driving scene in the 2008 indie film Dakota Skye. It was also the first time I was introduced to any of Jonah’s music and like many other likewise people, I instantly became a fan of his work.
Though later on some of his other songs would become more favorited by me (check out his song N,C&A - it’s my jam!), Crush On Everyone is still wonderful. It brings back a lot of feelings from that time when I was replaying it a lot in my iPod. It was the summer of 2010 and would listen it while mowing over the love I had for someone during the time. It also brings back days of me starting out as a freelance editor and living in my first apartment and the days of taking walks in Mid-City and Koreatown. Those were fond times indeed.
Posted in Ear Power, Noise
Tagged alternative, blog, Blogging, Dakota Skye, indie music, indie rock, Jonah Matranga, journal, journaling, Koreatown, life, Los Angeles, Mid-City, music, onelinedrawing, randomness
With a pretty big impending move in my horizon, I’ve been spending a lot time thinking about all the things I like about Los Angeles and how I was fortunate enough to have been able to move out of my hometown two years ago and actually live in L.A., experiencing so much of the fun things that it has to offer. It is actually the complete opposite of what I’ve done ever since I had the experience to visit New York for the first time and instantly liked very much how many things were so different in ways I absolutely adored.
The picture is from when I returned to New York (one of the few decent ones that I took and WITHOUT me, circa 2009 in it) and when my fondness for it increased BIG TIME. I think my favorite thing it is just being surrounded by towering buildings, which is why I tried my darnest to live as close to Downtown Los Angeles as possible (Koreatown being a few minutes out of it isn’t bad at all) and why I usually hang out in downtown frequently.
Since I hadn’t been to N.Y. since 2009, I really hadn’t been thinking about it too much lately but this video I stumbled across on Vimeo lately brought me right back. The director pretty much shot a homage to the brilliant opening to last year’s Woody Allen movie Midnight in Paris, substituting Paris for New York. It’s not as good as the film one, but it is good and made me miss New York all over again.
While on the subject of talking about awesome cities other than Los Angeles, this is another video I fell in love with last summer. It’s a short love story/music video/tribute to Portland all in one. I have less to say about this video as I have yet to visit Portland (but a friend of mine raves about being better than L.A. as well) but I can do say I like this video better than the N.Y.C. one.
With that video in mind, I can imagine Portland being prettyyy awesome.
Posted in Blog-Blog, Traveling
Tagged alex gaudino, cities, city life, downtown, Downtown L.A., Downtown LA, Downtown Los Angeles, Downtown Portland, films, hometowns, K-town, kelly rowland, Koreatown, L.A., Los Angeles, Midnight in Paris, movies, music, music videos, New York, NYC, Paris, Portland, Si Tu Vois Ma Mère, Sidney Bechet, Travel, Traveling, travels, videos, vimeo, what a feeling, Woody Allen
Yet another bicycle post. Last night I FINALLY bitch-slapped life in the face and attended my first Critical Mass 400+ person bike ride. It’s like life was just doing everything to stop me from ever attending. From destroying my bike and breaking my arm last February to making me work on every scheduled CM date since I healed, it seemed Critical Mass would be something I would always be putting off to another month. And this week, the week it seemed that I would finally able to attend, I got bloody sick with the monster allergy attack from hell (maybe karma payback for taking more than my fair share of free pizza at Tuesday’s Pizza & Post?). Luckily I was 93% better by Friday night and it at long last it was ON.
The epic ride began in the heart of Koreatown, into downtown, past Little Tokyo and into East L.A., over one of the bridges above the L.A. river, back to downtown and Koreatown, then all the way to Hollywood & Highland and finishing up at Sunset and Western. WE TOOK OVER STREETS. What a terrific way lead into the final weekend of October and I really hope I can do this again (meaning next month).
Besides that, it was a great October. Lots of editing work coming my way and I am going to be apart of some productions coming up next month that I am VERY excited to be working on. Though I’m not much of a drinker, early in the month, I actually got to drink some special Oktoberfest beers which was great since I’ve always wanted to celebrate it in some form.
And the best thing that was better than everything in my life this month was totally seeing The Drums. KICK ASS SHOW and one of my favorites of the year (and rivaling last October’s Matt & Kim epicness).
So now Halloween is coming (with a Captain Ahab show) and I really hope I see someone dressed as Zombie Steve Jobs.
Once that is done and finished, the death of 2011 begins with November kicking off. Things happening: The Monolators & Shonen Knife performing on the 1st and then my birthday looms. All I want this year is the Harry Potter film set and the bear backpack from Yosemite this year (can be ordered online!).
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged bicycles, captain ahab, critical mass, cycling, Halloween, Koreatown, Los Angeles, matt & kim, October 17, Oktoberfest, pizza & post, Shonen Knife, Steve Jobs, the drums, The Monolators