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Saturday, July 08, 2006

The Second Cool Thing about Los Angeles

Last week we saw the Shins (aka: The Band Without A Bad Song) and Belle and Sebastian with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. I promise not to rant and rave about the show itself, whichsoawesomeohmygoodnessthebesti'veever seenandtotallyamazingblahablah, but rather the bowl itself. I think there are a lot of classical concerts held here as well as other contemporary shows and concerts. The premis that everyone seems to be in tune with is that you bring a picnic basket filled with food and wine and have a picnic before and while the show is on.

I almost ate a whole thing of black licorice.

About half the seats are normal but quite spacious, the other half actually looked like they had little tables in front of them. The acoustics: spot on. The crowd:
subdued yet responsive, realizing the've been handed something precious and rarely given by anyone in our society, trust from the establishment to consume alcohol brought from home in a civilized and reponsible manner. The whole evening was truly beautiful.

Dayna managed the two best quips of the night:
a)
"What is this, Springs?" when the camera did a closeup of the guitar during a solo. (That's a Winnipeg one.)
b) "You would have to." under her breath when the annoying lady behind us informed her friend she would pay $5000 to sleep with the lead singer of the band.


And I think you all know by now what the first cool thing about LA is: It is, of course, the fact that it wouldn't take me long to get a hold of
a really really big hat. Let me know.

16 Comments:

  • $5000 to sleep with the lead singer of which band? Curious.

    By Anonymous chris, at July 09, 2006  

  • Bell and Sebastian. So it's understandable.

    By Blogger Gareth, at July 09, 2006  

  • It's the accent.

    By Anonymous chris, at July 09, 2006  

  • indeed.

    By Anonymous clitke, at July 10, 2006  

  • 3rd cool thing: lots of free concerts, just show up, sometimes have to pay for parking. http://www.freeinla.blogspot.com/

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 13, 2006  

  • Okay, anyone who listened to last week's CBC3 podcast will have heard this guy already, but if you haven't, check out some of the tracks on this site. It will make you want to make love to everything.
    http://www.newmusiccanada.com/genres/artist.cfm?band_id=13705

    By Blogger Steve & Gillian, at July 14, 2006  

  • And might i reccommend "Making Love to the Vancouver Canucks".

    By Blogger Steve & Gillian, at July 14, 2006  

  • So that's the first cool thing about Canada? You'd pay $5,000 to hump a hockey player?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 19, 2006  

  • good one.

    By Anonymous chris, at July 20, 2006  

  • Wow, you sure got some guts taking shots at Canada while hiding your identity, anonymous. You must be Canadian!

    By Blogger Steve & Gillian, at July 20, 2006  

  • My dad's Canadian!

    By Anonymous Steve Nash, at July 25, 2006  

  • PS: I've been in Manitoba for the last 2 weeks and return to Van Nuys on Monday. I heard there's been a heat wave in LA. We can't wait.

    PPS: Play golf in Souris.

    By Blogger Gareth, at July 26, 2006  

  • Is it much different than the heat wave in Winnipeg. It's frickin' 38 right now (with the humidex).

    By Anonymous chris, at July 27, 2006  

  • After a month of no "we's in california" stimulation it's time to move on permanently. As you say in the north, "au revoir!"

    By Anonymous chancesare, at August 10, 2006  

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