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Old 06-05-2010, 07:58 PM
 
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Feeling 'gansta' at the moment, whatever you young kids call it nowadays. Lol


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Old 06-05-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Pico and Sepulveda, by Felix Figueroa and his orchestra

(the video is stupid, so just listen to the music)


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Nice pull Fontucky. That is a new one to me!
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:53 PM
 
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Debby Boone's 1978 song "California"
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:08 AM
 
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California Sun - The Ramones
Los Angeles is Burning - Bad Religion

Some good ones so far in this thread.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Along with this Crow song, the song by the Mamas and Papas reminds me of LA and in some ways other parts of So. California. Next to any song by Staci Lattisaw, I find these two songs to be the most depressing in history. They remind me of a certain pathetic nature of the human condition as it exists in a segment of LA and So. CA. Directionless, mindless, emptiness, frivolity galore. Pathetic, plastic, superficial, simple-minded people lacking any substance or character. Living meaningless lives as complete drips.


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Old 06-07-2010, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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I often here this song when at Disneyland/California adventure:


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Old 06-07-2010, 12:26 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Nice pull Fontucky. That is a new one to me!
Here are the lyrics in case you didn't catch the classic street names in that crappy recording. Lord knows I have them memorized after all these years. The song was recorded in 1947 by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra, but they used the cover name Felix Figueroa and His Orchestra, for whatever reason. Maybe because it complemented the Latin beat of the song while naming another famous L.A. street.


Doheny,
Cahuenga,
La Brea...
...Tar Pits.

La Jolla,
Sequoia,
La Brea...
...Tar Pits.

You can keep Alvarado,
Santa Monica,
even Beverly Drive.

Vine may be fine,
but for mine
I want to
feel
a-
live
and settle down in my
La Brea...
...Tar Pits.

Where nobody's dreams
come
true...
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:44 AM
 
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Shawn Mullins - Lullaby

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Hole - Malibu & Celebrity Skin

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Old 06-07-2010, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Rather fitting that a British group would do a song about Santa Monica back in the '70s...


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And, on a totally different note, the de facto poet laureate of Los Angeles, although he lives in NorCal now....


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Old 06-07-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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YouTube - The Doors - LA Woman
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