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Make The Blues Clubs Rounds In Long Beach (Virtually) On NYE

Spend your NYE in Long Beach making the rounds of all the blues clubs, hearing all the hot local bands and with no need for Uber/Lyft or a limo as the Long Beach Blues Society presents a lockdown streamed concert … Continue reading

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Mellotron Mondays: Space Out With David Bowie

First released in 1979, “Space Oddity” was David Bowie’s first number 1 hit in the UK and the United States, and became one of the emblematic songs of his career. The main character, Major Tom, was revisited several times over … Continue reading

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Mellotron Mondays: Listen To Some Genesis And Contemplate The End Of Man’s Long Union With Earth

Hello and welcome to another edition of Mellotron Monday, where even when things appear kind of weird and desperate at the start of the week, you can always get your stresses stroked away by the dulcet sounds of the tape-based … Continue reading

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Watch Self Help Graphics’ Virtual Dia de los Muertos

Self Help Graphics pioneered Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Los Angeles, and has always been the most community-oriented. There are bigger and more elaborate celebrations, like Olvera Street and Hollywood Forever Cemetery, but to me, the artist-run Self Help has … Continue reading

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Two Hours of Vintage Halloween Cartoons Especially for You

If you can’t get enough of skeletons playing the drums on other skeletons’ bony butts and the awesome music of Cab Calloway, we have assembled a collection of vintage cartoons for you to enjoy. Two hours of animation including Betty … Continue reading

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Welcome To Mellotron Mondays! Groove With The Groundhogs

All hail the Mellotron, one of the funkiest, cleverest instruments ever designed. Of all the off-the-wall inventions successfully adapted into rock music, only the synthesizer surpasses it. The Mellotron is a primitive sampler based on tape loops, each one a … Continue reading

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The Rundown: This Week in Brief 08/07/2020

Who Was Steven Parent? On August 5, 2020, Scott Michaels, owner of Dearly Departed Tours and Hollywood film consultant, posted the story of Steven Parent, one of the lesser-known victims of the Manson Family. What was this 18-year old from … Continue reading

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OG Punk Musicians Record Anthem for Flattening the Curve

Musicians Frank Meyer and Bruce Duff, formerly of The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, have written and produced “Flatten the Curve” (or FTC, which sounds way more punk), about social distancing and staying safe at home. Released in May, the song was recorded … Continue reading

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If Mexicans Celebrated the 4th like Americans Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

This is still my favorite 4th of July video ever. Turnaround is fair play.

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The Quiet Car

L.A. is beautiful in the rain. Everything glistened as the train pulled up to the platform at Union Station – the cement, the metal rafters, the train itself, cleansed by the storm and ready to take me home to Ventura … Continue reading

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