Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Los Angeles Education




"It was the week after I tore up the linoleum."

Friday, July 25, 2014

Black Light Posters




None of the posters in the above collection were among those I stared at in the 1970s.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


A small room inside a bay window. A single bed, a table and chair, and a sink. I could manage something larger, with more conveniences, but I could never match the view.

Last night's dream was hard and black, but it softened. The hardness gave way to froth; the blackness, purple.

At froth's edge -- lavender. Beyond that, what I took to be light.

Or was it white?

Now I remember where I was.

I was in a friend's basement. I was fourteen-years-old and we were listening to this under a black light, which in fact shines purple.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Spanish Banks




The guy at the 1:10 mark.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra



Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra was a Spanish "explorer" with the distinction of having two last names, or two proper names united by a conjunction. I am not sure if La Bodega, which has a ground floor and an upstairs dining space, is named after him or what bodega translates to in English, and that is cellar.