Category Archives: Photo Essays

watt’s picture of the week – friday, december 2, 2016

you think this pelican in my pedro town this morning was telling me “you mean, let me understand this … cuz I … maybe it’s me, maybe I’m a little fucked up maybe. I’m funny how, I mean funny, like … Continue reading

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Wrangling Balloons in the Hollywood Christmas Parade

Filled with celebrities, balloons, and dozens of marching bands, the Hollywood Christmas Parade is one of the biggest Christmas parades in America. 2016 marked the 85th observation of this Southern California holiday tradition.

The Hollywood Hotel is among the many groups that partner with the parade to wrangle the balloons as the parade proceeds through the streets of Hollywood. This year, they extended a special offer to their guests to join the parade team as a balloon wrangler.

I was invited to join the Hollywood Hotel balloon team to get a behind the scenes look at the parade. Here’s a recollection of that experience! Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – thursday, november 24, 2016

you think this gull by the pilot station here in my pedro town earlier today was saying “happy tday” special just for you? believe it – just look at those feathers! photo by mike watt – – – – – … Continue reading

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The 2016 Occasional Doo Dah Parade: What Did That Look Like?!

Over the last few years the Occasional Doo Dah Parade has migrated from winterish, to springish and has currently settled in the fall. Doo Dah is always the carnival of the absurd where anything that can be imagined can manifest … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – friday, november 18, 2016

just back from the “canto secondo tour 2016” in europe w/my fratelli in il sogno del marinaio (you can read the tour diary here), I discovered the pickup ring on my 1965 gibson eb-0 (I call it “the dan bass” … Continue reading

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AFI Film Festival Premiere of “Rules Don’t Apply” Produced by Warren Beatty

Last night the AFI Festival presented a wonderful film called “Rules Dont Apply,” produced and directed by Warren Beatty. The story takes place in Hollywood in 1958. It’s apparently a true story about Howard Hughes–his life, and his unscrupulous ways of collecting beautiful young want-to-be girls. … Continue reading

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Random LA: WeHo Flies Flags at Half-Mast

Flying the flag at half-mast is perfectly normal for today’s national holiday of Veteran’s Day. But this picture was taken Wednesday morning.

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The 33rd Annual Breeders Cup World Championship 2016 at Santa Anita Park

Last Saturday, 72,811 horse racing enthusiasts crowded the racetrack at Santa Anita Park for the Breeder’s Cup Classic. It was an extremely hot day, but the weather did not stop the crowds from filling up Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, which is surrounded … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Self Help Graphics & Art’s 43rd Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration

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Photo Essay: The Haunted Hayride

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