a blog about music, art, and fast times in LA from a midwestern new yorican.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Settling into Silverlake

My world has been quite disheveled over the past month. Kelly and I searched high and low for the right apartment for us to move into (what would be my 6th apt in 5 1/2 years of living in LA). Behold, we found the joint!

It's nestled right between El Cid and the junction. Been wanting to live in Silverlake since I first moved out here, and I've finally made it happen. We threw a little housewarming party the other night, and it feels great to have had our good friends come over and get the place started right. Good peeps turned out, I made two spontaneous trips to Garage Pizza, and forced everyone to hush up and watch the opening scene to Full Metal Jacket.

As promised, the day we release the details of Casxio's debut album is nigh. Now that I'm all settled into the new joint, I'm primarily focused on getting together a campaign that will help spread the Truth like heat lightening.

For now, in honor of my new digs, I'm posting some of my favorite local acts.

!SOUL! My absolute favorite latest discovery. !SOUL!

!DANCE! A fearless band leader w/ chops that intimidate and inspire. !DANCE!

!POP! Never disappoint when you wanna let loose and dance. !POP!

Vanaprasta - G - by ease22
!ROCK and ROLL! Brothers from a few other mothers. !ROCK and ROLL!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Summers of Yore

Summer makes me want to wake up and go for a run. In 5 years of living in LA I've rented 5 different apartments. I've gotten myself accustom to many different running paths: along Venice beach, the streets of Koreatown, Sawtelle to Stoner Park, North Holllywood Park, and now, my favorite, Runyon Canyon. Having a good beat is crucial to feel good while pounding your feet on the ground. As I start up my running craze again I always go back to some old playlists I made in the past. The playlist I made below I imagine was put together probably in the summer of 2006. It's good for a nice, easy 25 minute run.

Trick & the Heartstrings - Nobody but a Loser
Trick & the Heartstrings disbanded sometime ago. One of my favorite bands to see of all time back in the good ole NYC days. Alex Gedeon has since moved back to LA and has started a new group under the name Yellow Alex. Be sure to check them out.

James Brown - I'll Go Crazy
This man will always make you want to move.

The Strokes - Ize of the World
Eff the side projects. Get back to being the Strokes.

Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
Just one of the many great songs inspired by heroine...

Fischerspooner - Just Let Go
House of Blues Anaheim June 9th. Get ur dnce on