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The good times keep rolling. Mother’s Day with my son and later with Mogwai was most enjoyable. Now I’m looking ahead to June and the month long celebration of my birth. The day itself I will be at the Shellac show at the Varsity Theater. But the next day will find me flying out to L.A. - for the first time in over a decade - to hang out with old friends all weekend long. This will be just the thing.

Now for a random roundup of five good things:

Won’t have much time when I’m in L.A. but my To Do list contains the usual suspects. Amoeba Records, Giant Robot, some vegan-friendly joints, but I’m open to any suggestions. Any raves/faves?



  1. e. wrote:

    WHOA. That Flickr stream is crazy! Clever titles, too. ;)

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 1:03 pm | Permalink
  2. Kevin wrote:

    What area of LA are you going to be staying?

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 4:19 pm | Permalink
  3. Sharyn wrote:

    Good question! My friend is house-sitting for someone, and I’ll be staying with her.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 6:58 pm | Permalink
  4. Kevin wrote:

    Well, personally, my absolute favorite is Follow Your Heart, but it’s kind of far out. Post once you know and I can offer some other suggestions.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 8:23 pm | Permalink
  5. Beks wrote:

    You’ll be staying in the lush gardens of the “Azure Coast” otherwise known as Highland Park, in east L.A., at the foot of Mount Washington - smack betwixt Pasadena and downtown. Just for reference.

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 10:52 pm | Permalink
  6. Leigha wrote:

    1) You need to go listen to Jon Brion do his set on Friday night at The Largo (on Fairfax) - he’s well known for having surprise guests like Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann, E from the Eels, and others pop in at random to play with him.

    2) The food, and especially the desserts, at The Alcove Cafe is to die for (although not sure how vegan friendly they are). While you’re there, you’re certain to notice the wall that was the album cover for Elliot Smith’s “Figure 8″ - it’s just a couple of blocks away.

    3) I’ve enjoyed The Cat & The Fiddle - but that was years ago and I have no idea what the scene is like these days.

    4) A walk underneath the Santa Monica Pier is always good people watching.

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7:33 am | Permalink
  7. ja wrote:

    ah, can’t wait for shellac. are you a bear claw fan? should be an awesome lineup.

    Friday, May 15, 2009 at 9:39 am | Permalink
  8. Kevin wrote:

    Ahhh, Mount Washington, that’s my neck of the woods. I’m just across the way in Lincoln Heights. If you’re here on a Sunday, Flore Cafe in Silverlake has an amazing all you can eat vegan brunch for $10 from 10-3. There’s also everybody’s favorite restaurant “Pure Luck” (though from time to time it can be inconsistent, but it’s cheap, what can you expect). Imagine a little bit nicer Hard Times, but w/more bike nerds, all vegan, and beer on tap. Plus across the way is Scoops who always have 4 flavors of vegan homemade ice cream. Scoops is an LA vegan staple. There’s a ton of other vegan restaurants in the Silverlake area on Sunset not far from where you will be. An amazing vegan raw place called Cru. There’s also a vegan Japanese place in Little Tokyo which is close by, but frankly, I’ve never had anything good there. And it’s expensive. Other people rave about it, I personally would never go back. And more vegan thai restaurants than you can shake a stick at.

    Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 7:12 am | Permalink
  9. Sharyn wrote:

    Thanks Kevin! That all sounds fantastic.

    JA, love Shellac but haven’t given Bear Claw a listen to yet. Will have to do so soon.

    Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

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