Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Abitrary Memories

13 Jun

It’s funny how certain songs can take you back to the most specific, yet completely meaningless, moments.  Dr. Alban’s “Sing Hallelujah” does just that.  Every single time I hear it, I’m transported back a bunch of years.  I was in LA  and sitting in red convertible Mustang rental car with the top down.  (I know…I know…)

We’re stopped at a red light on Wilshire.  I’m in the passenger seat and my crazy Orange Country/Filipino gay art director is driving and my Westchester/Connecticut straight preppy blond copywriter is crunched up in the back seat.  The song is BLASTING and the art director is singing along with it twice as loud.

The weather is perfect and I’m laughing and the copywriter is annoyed at both of us, but in a kind of loving way.  Or at least in a not completely hating us kind of way.  (We were out there for 4 months together, so he was used to this type of thing.)

All of a sudden, I saw a huge rat climb up a palm tree and screamed and the art director looked at me and just sang, “Sing it!”

Then the light turned green.

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Get Out!

5 Feb

God willing and weather permitting, I feel like I may finally get out of Los Angeles this evening.

And you know there is NO BETTER song for getting the hell out of LA than than this 1980 gem from X.  Don’t believe me?  Download here.

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Here’s to the Strippers and the Fans of the Clippers

30 Jan

I believe it’s physically impossible to drive around Los Angeles without singing “Here to the strippers and the fans of the Clippers, cause life ain’t easy for ya’ll.”

I blame slash credit my friend Nathan for this realization.

Sing with me; download Brother Reade’s “Life Ain’t Easy For Y’all” here.

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