Monthly Archives: February 2013
I’ve seen Soundgarden twice –both from the same perspective.
The first time was at the Forum – wayyyyy up high at the top. The cool thing about the Forum is that even though you feel like you’re gonna hit your head on the ceiling,– you’re still oddly close to the stage. You have a way better view than you would at someplace like the Hollywood Bowl or the late Universal Amphitheater. Of course, the sound is amazing!
My GF was at the same concert so Dr. Malibu and I went over to her side of the venue to say hello. There was some guy sitting in front of her who clearly had had a few cocktails. Or something. Every few minutes he would bellow “FUCK YEAH CHRIS!” in the way only a crazy person off their meds could! It was so funny we started joining in. Every time one of us screamed “FUCK YEAH CHRIS!” he screamed “FUCK YEAH CHRIS!”. This amused us for months afterwards.
Dr. Malibu and I went to Soundgarden again last night. It was total deja vu at the Wiltern Theater. Again we had the birds eye view – we were super close to the ceiling with its amazing art deco design that adorns it and the theater walls. The sound was great and we had a great view of the stage.
One thing we couldn’t help but notice – the audience was old. When did old people start going to concerts? Were these really the people I used to go to clubs with? The band started and everyone stood up with excitement and started dancing… which lasted one song. Then everybody sat down. It was clearly past bed time on a school night. Then, typical of old people, everyone got up to pee. It seemed like every five minutes we were letting people by. The concert just started people! You couldn’t go before it started?
The girl next to me was doing a weird dance with her arms. It looked like she was trying to land a plane – guiding it to her seat and then back to the stage. At some point it was clear that she too, had had a few cocktails, and the pilot left to use the ladies. We noticed when she came back, she stood for some time, trying to remember where she was supposed to be. Dr. Malibu suggested that if she didn’t leave, she wouldn’t have trouble finding her seat. “I haven’t had that much to drink” she responded “I have to drive”, holding up two hands as if gripping a steering wheel. Back in her captains chair, she resumed the navigation dance and screamed “I LOVE YOU CHRIS!” Dr. Malibu and I immediately looked at each other and yelled “FUCK YEAH CHRIS!”
Awesome – now we have dance moves to go along with our favorite cheer!
LOOK at what’s coming up in Lake Balboa Bungalow yard!
I’ve been waiting and waiting to see what these where going to be. I asked the gardener that tended my house before I bought it. He told me they were daffodils and I don’t know why, but I didn’t believe him. I knew they were going to be tiny but I didn’t know there was a variety of daffodils this small!
Look what else is blooming! The Asian Magnolia! Asian Magnolias are one of my favorite trees and I was thrilled to find it hiding in the corner of my yard.
It was almost hidden by that ugly tree I wanted to take down.
It took another weekend of Thing 1 avoiding the dreaded raking of leaves that led to its demise. He would rather cut down a tree than rake. The bullseye tree was pretty big. Thing 1 cut off two large branches and I told him to stop there so we could fit it all in the green bin that recycles lawn material. Two rounds of garbage pick up came before it was all gone.
The rest of the limbs and trunk remained a problem as they leaned slightly over the garage. How do I get this tree to come down without damaging the roof?
Get on the roof and cut them down?
Get on a ladder and saw them down? Perhaps.
Thing 1 axed the trunk about three quarters through then we used a saw to cut the remaining connection. The tree held firm. The weight of the upper branches preventing it from falling. I got up on the roof and trimmed away smaller branches so I could safely access the trunk of the tree. I carefully shoved the upper trunk away from the garage and down it fell.
You can see the video here. Well kind of.