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Old 08-10-2008, 10:48 PM
Location: Ojai
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I Love LA - Randy Newman

Pico And Sepulveda Felix Figueroa and His Orchestra

mod cut: lyrics removed

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Old 08-11-2008, 04:39 PM
Location: Desert Southwest
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YouTube - Wax - Southern California (A Film By Spike Jonze)

YouTube - Dead Kennedys - California Uber Alles (Single Version)
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:36 AM
Location: Oregon Coast
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After a few seconds of deep thought I've decide that California has more songs about it than just about anywhere.

Valley Girl by Frank Zappa along with his teenaged daughter Moon.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:25 AM
Location: Simi Valley
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California Man - by Cheap Trick

YouTube - Cheap Trick - California Man

For Crying Out Loud - by Meatloaf

YouTube - Meat Loaf - For Crying out Loud, with Lyrics
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:37 AM
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Can someone please settle a long time disagreement ? Was Hotel California about a fancy hotel in La Jolla? Or a hotel in Santa Monica. Thanks for helping me win a nice bottle of wine.
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:57 AM
Location: Simi Valley
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"Hotel California" wasn't written about a place. It was a commentary about materialism and excess, particularly in California.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:19 PM
Location: Ojai
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At one time Hotel California was rumored to be about Camarillo State Mental Hospital. I kinda like that one.
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:25 PM
Location: Simi Valley
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Originally Posted by Gidget View Post
At one time Hotel California was rumored to be about Camarillo State Mental Hospital. I kinda like that one.
Me, too. Far more interesting than materialism and excess, LOL!
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:53 PM
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On the night of the murders, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther and Glenn Frey of "The Eagles" all lived at 1020 Laguna in Echo Park.

Glenn Frey worked as an employee at the Troubadour night club.

Don Henley lived in the Hollywood Hills on the corner of Camrose and Tower, near the Hollywood Bowl in 1970.

Bernie Leadon was living in Topanga Canyon.

Henley and Frey became members of Linda Ronstadt's backup band before becoming the Eagles.

Don talks about the girls he met at the Whisky and the Troubadour, where the Manson girls hung out.

On the song "Take it Easy," they sing about having seven women on my mind.

Glenn also talks about playing acoustic guitar one afternoon in Laurel Canyon, and how he was trying to figure out a tuning that Joni Mitchell had shown me a couple of days earlier.

The Eagles admit that "Hotel California" is written about the darker side of LA back in the day. It makes references to 1969 and steely knife and stabbing.

Joni was connected to everyone and her song Hissing Summer Lawn is about Sharon Tate.

There is no real Hotel California. The hotel on the cover is the Beverly Hills Hotel which is located right next door to Hell, Bel Air, where the murders took place. The Hotel itself, in the song Hotel California is not a real hotel. The California, in Hotel California, is the street in San Francisco where the first Satanic church was built, (The Black House) and headed by Anton LaVey, author of the Satanic Bible.

The church in the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco. Susan Sexy Sadie Atkins was a topless dancer in the demonic plays that occurred there. Many major rock stars visited the church including Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page and members of the Eagles. Anton LaVey is pictured standing in the balcony on the inside of the Hotel California album cover.

Anton LaVey used the horned hand, the satanic salute, with his left hand on the back of the Satanic Bible. When Charlie sends out mail, he sometimes has a hand on the left side of his mail.

The Eagles home page also used the word "Pan" when describing some of their songs.

A close relation to voodoo is the cult of Pan.

There is also a hidden backwards message within the song Hotel California talking about Satan.

"Yeah Satan (gibb) organized his own religion."


The Eagles admit that "Witchy Woman" is about some of the wild girls they met back then, ie. Charlie's girls. Bugliosi claims Manson told the girls to leave a Witchy sign at Sharon's. "Life in the Fast Lane" is about a drug dealer which Manson and his girls were. Manson and the girls were drug dealers to the stars.

The Eagles tell the story about how the original lyrics on the song "Desperado" was originally written for a friend of his whose name was Leo. And so the song started out "Leo, my God, why don't you come to your senses.

They began writing Desperado in '68. It was released in 1973. Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered on the second night of the killing spree. Leno and Rosemary were rich and rumored to be dealing drugs. Rosemary amassed a fortune of over $2 million alone and she had moderate employment.

The Eagles are an LA based band and I believe The Eagles songs; "Take the Devil,"


"Life in the Fast Lane,"


"Last Resort"


"Victim of Love,"


"Wasted Time" are all written about the murders.


The Eagle's website also mentioned about hanging out with The Byrds back in the day. David Crosby was a major druggie who hung out with Neil Young and was managed by Terry Melcher. All of these people, in addition to John Phillips, Cass Elliot, Neil Young and Dennis Wilson, and more, hung out with Charles Manson. Manson was said to be the next Bob Dylan. Neil Young was one of Manson's biggest supporters. Young tried to get Manson a record deal on Reprise Records, (Owned by Frank Sintra) and Young gave Manson a motorcycle.

Sinatra was buddies with Elvis Presley and Elvis disliked Manson. Manson also slept with Amanda Lambert, Sintra's granddaughter. Sinatra was known as the Chairman of the Board. i.e., the Mob. There are photos of Frank with mob members.

Sinatra had a larger-than-life presence in the public eye, and as "The Chairman of the Board" and became an American icon, known for his brash, sometimes swaggering attitude, as embodied by his signature song "My Way."

My Way was recorded in 1969, right after the murders. The song was on Sinatra’s album called My Way, and the album also contains Frank’s cover version of The Beatles song Yesterday."

Elvis began performing the song in concert during the mid-1970s. Elvis' manger Tom Parker was a wanted killer in Europe and was allowed to stay in the USA. Parker was friends with President Johnson. Johnson enacted Operation Chaos in 1967, which targeted hippies and drug doers, i.e, Manson.


In order to put Operation Chaos in play, the gov needed someone in infiltrate the hippies. Manson was released from prison early and given a ticket to San Francisco, Hippy Haight. Who paid for Mason tickets, guitar, living expensive?

The government. Manson became the fall guy.

Manson was busted several times while out. He was in violation of his parole but never sent back to prison. The chances of the government allowing him too stay free are ZERO.

Listen to the whole Hotel California album again, start to finish. Every song ties together in one big story, finishing off with the Last Resort which gives you a clear summery of the whole album and idea. According to the source, The "Hotel California" is actually, L.A. itself. The song and album take you on a trip though the music industry in L.A. in the late sixties early seventies.

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Old 08-12-2008, 02:00 PM
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Very interesting info, thank you.
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