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Old 07-13-2010, 01:09 PM
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Isn't this about CA (Beverly Hills/Bel Air probably)?

YouTube - Barbie Girl- Aqua (Music Video)

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Old 07-14-2010, 12:00 AM
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I pretty much like them all.

YouTube - Red hot chili peppers - Under the bridge Live acoustic
YouTube - Tom Petty - Free Fallin'
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:31 PM
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Article about Zappa and his 'L.A.' songs:

Frank Zappa: His music and self-image are soaked in the lore of Southern California - latimes.com
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:34 AM
Location: Phoenix
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There was this big 80's hit from Don Henley called Sunset Grill. As a teenager I remember listening to it softly on my ghettoblaster in bed. It had eerie but tranquil synthesizer sounds. I had no clue what this Sunset Grill was but it sure did sound like heaven to me.

As it turns out I wound up eating there during my last stay in Hollywood, it's a restaurant on Sunset Boulevard next to Guitar Center. Apparently they tore the old building down in the 90's and rebuilt it as what it is now. It used to look like this.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:09 AM
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Madonna - Hollywood [Official Video] - YouTube
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:17 PM
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Mac Lucci - Cali Life (Feat. Smokey Lane) - YouTube

Lil flip & Gudda - I love Cali.wmv - YouTube

G.Malone feat Foxx - Los Angeles - YouTube


Lil Rob - Summer nights - YouTube

Roscoe - summer time ( i luv cali) - YouTube
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:18 AM
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i'm surprised no one has mentioned warren zevon yet, as he was a los angeles native who composed several classic ballads about his hometown. a few of these songs were autobiographical in nature, such as desperados under the eaves:

I was sitting in the Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel
I was staring in my empty coffee cup
I was thinking that the gypsy wasn't lyin'
All the salty margaritas in Los Angeles
I'm gonna drink 'em up

And if California slides into the ocean
Like the mystics and statistics say it will
I predict this motel will be standing until I pay my bill

Warren Zevon - Desperados Under The Eaves - YouTube

zevon wrote this song in the early '70s based on his personal experiences (the song was eventually released on his self-titled breakthrough album in 1976). he and his wife were living at a flophouse called the hollywood hawaiian hotel and couldn't pay their rent, so they snuck out of the building through a back window in the middle of the night - hence the title of this song.

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Old 07-23-2012, 02:43 AM
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here are a few other warren zevon songs that dealt with his experiences in los angeles:

I hear Mariachi static on my radio
And the tubes they glow in the dark
And I'm there with her in Ensenada
And I'm here in Echo Park

Carmelita hold me tighter
I think I'm sinking down
And I'm all strung out on heroin
On the outskirts of town

Well, I pawned my Smith Corona
And I went to meet my man
He hangs out down on Alvarado Street
By the Pioneer chicken stand


Empty Hearted Town
Now the night is falling hard and fast
All dressed up for the masquerade
And the lights of the city stretch as far as the eye can see
Look what wonders man has made

I'm walking down the sidewalks of LA
Wishing I had a warmer jacket
And the leaves are falling down
I'm just another man
With an empty handed heart
In an empty hearted town

Warren Zevon: Empty Hearted Town - YouTube

Join Me in L.A.
Well, they say this place is evil
That ain't why I stay
'Cause I found something
That will never be nothing
And I found it in L.A.

It was midnight in Topanga
I heard the DJ say
There's a full moon rising
Join me in L.A.

Join Me In LA.wmv - YouTube
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:27 AM
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Ariel Pink - life in l.a.

Life in L.A.
Well, what can I say?
It's a treasure to find
So many ways to unwind

You could be so lonely
Life in L.A. is so lonely
Is so lonely that way

Life in L.A.
Come on out if you're gay
Make your babies and money

Move in together
Take out that loan
Honey, it's now or never

The weather is your boyfriend
On a Saturday
Stay in bed
[ Lyrics from: Ariel Pink - Life In L.A. Lyrics ]
You could be so lonely
Life in L.A. is so lonely
Is so lonely that way

My girl in my car
But we're not getting too far
Yes, I'm taking her home
Halfway to Fresno at dawn

Every peck on my cheek
When I look at her face
Every time we make plans
I think lever and bass

Life in L.A.
Like a day in my brain

And did you know
You could be so lonely?
Life in L.A. is so lonely
Is so lonely that way

Take me home

More lyrics: Ariel Pink Lyrics

Ariel Pink - Life in LA - YouTube
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:58 AM
Location: Not where I want to be.
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Originally Posted by apollyoncruiser View Post
Was listening to Don Henley yesterday. "Down At the Sunset Grill"
DON HENLEY "Sunset Grill" (live) - LiveVideo.com
Love this one!!!! Gives me chills all the time. Timeless voice and amazing song.
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