Friday, May 22, 2015
Sharing a new video from youtube of One of the best new school freestylers who mixes old school and new school with his own new inventive tricks. wow. Kilian Martin directed by Brett Novak, be sure to check all the other videos by these two on YouTube.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Three decades ago, the album Psycho Candy was released with a breath of fresh feedback. It was white noise meets Beach Boys a debut album from Scottish brothers Jim and William Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain. And 30 years later they are on a 30th Anniversary tour of the Psycho candy album and playing the full album in its entirety for the first time ever. I went to the San Francisco show at the Warfield Theatre which was the only California show on the tour. Here are some of my videos and photos from the May 16th sold out show.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
In the 1930s Nazi sympathizers built a refuge in the Pacific Palisades. Herr Schmidt, Winona and Norman Stephens, and their followers occupied a self-contained stronghold in what is now Rustic Canyon between Sullivan Ridge and Will Rodgers State Park. Murphy Ranch was designed to serve as a hold out for fans of the Third Reich waiting for America to fall to the Nazis. Instead, the ranch was raided by U.S. authorities and closed in 1941. The abandoned buildings were transformed into an artists’ colony in the 60s and 70s, but were abandoned after the Mandeville Canyon Fire in 1978. Today the grounds of Murphy Ranch are uninhabited, dilapidated, covered in graffiti, and open to hikers. While much of the history is lost, several structures remain, along with long cement staircases that still link Murphy Ranch to Sullivan Ridge Fire Road, providing a 3.85-mile hike with 325 feet of elevation gain.
In 1929, a sizeable section of land in the southern tip of San Pedro began to unexplainably slip into the sea. The 600 block of Paseo Del Mar began moving seaward in 1929 and continued to slip until the mid 1930s. Movement was measured as high as 11 inches a day. Due to quick action, all but two of the houses on the seaward side of the street were moved before toppling into the sea. The eastern section of Point Fermin Park was lost and the entire area is very unstable, yet not moving at the present time. Geologists have termed this phenomenon as a "slump" and this area has been featured in many geological studies and books.