Weekly Links: March 16 – March 22

22 March 2014 at 7:05 pm

White+ at Los Globos last week:

  • A 26-Story History of San Francisco: a psychosocial history of the former Pacific Bell building at 140 New Montgomery in San Francisco
  • A short history of the Public Storage building on Beverly & Virgil. I’ve been mildly obsessed with this building on the Silver Lake/Hollywood border for a long time. Never suspected that it was designed out here, it always felt as if it was a east coast-styled building transplanted over here
  • A New York Times profile of surrealist Alejandro Jodorowsky.
  • Nick McCabe talks about his favorite albums.
  • 360 degree view of the Milky Way as seen via the Spitzer Space Telescope.
  • The Next America – The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. Everyone who makes a living from futurism needs to get hip to what the demographic landscape is going to look like.

I recently became friends with a peregrine falcon

20 March 2014 at 11:35 pm

I just started working inside one of the tall office buildings on Wilshire Blvd and soon learned that one of the building’s peregrine falcons likes to hang out on the ledge outside the server room.

Peregrine Falcon on the ledge

Supposedly there’s a pair of them living on the building but I’ve only seen the one.

Peregrine Falcon on the ledge

I don’t know if it’s a male or female, but she/he does come by right at roughly the same time in the late afternoon.

Peregrine Falcon on the ledge

Tempted to call the falcon “Squeaky”

One legitimate falcon sound and then outta here.

The Quartz City Advisory System is always on “Guarded…”

12 February 2014 at 11:33 pm

…because without eternal vigilance it can happen here.


Make your own!

Separated At Birth, Part XXII

30 January 2014 at 11:54 pm

Grading, Lakewood, California, 1950 (as seen at The Landscapes Of Suburbia Are The Real Science-Fiction)

Grading lakewood

the surface of Europa.

Europa surface

Episode #007 – 2013

15 January 2014 at 3:12 am


Quartz City Podcast – Episode #007 – 2013

Twenty-five albums I liked from 2013. No ranking other than I just liked them a lot.

Anna Calvi – “Suddenly” – website
The Knife – “Wrap Your Arms Around Me” – website
The KVB – “I Only See The Lights” – bandcamp
No Joy – “Prodigy” – website
La Luz – “Sure As Spring” – facebook
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – “The In-Between” – bandcamp
The Stargazer Lilies – “Undone” – website
Bardo Pond – “Kali Yuga Blues” – website
My Bloody Valentine – “Only Tomorrow” – website
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Subway” – website
Barn Owl – “Against The Night” – website
Maps and Diagrams – “Tafelstern” – website
Noveller – “Gathering The Elements” – website
Secret Pyramid – “Quiet Sky” – blogspot
Boards Of Canada – “New Seeds” – website
Speck Mountain – “Badwater” – website
Beaches – “Send Them Away” – facebook
Throwing Muses – “Sunray Venus” – website
Bosnian Rainbows – “Red” – bandcamp
Medicine – “Butterfly’s Out Tonight” – facebook
Matthew J Tow – “When I Get To Sydney” – website
Sam Phillips – “Speaking Of Pictures” – website
The Limiñanas – “My Black Sabbath” – bandcamp
Marisa Anderson – “Furnace Creek” – bandcamp
KT Tunstall – “No Better Shoulder” – website

Also available on iTunes and via regular RSS.


Gotham in November

27 November 2013 at 3:27 am

Some pictures from the trip out this month.

Temple of Sound

Mars Bar 4ever

All electric dune buggy/sandrail

Gotham sundown


Gotham sundown

There it was. We took it.

27 November 2013 at 3:24 am

There it was. We took it.

The Cascades of the Los Angeles Aqueduct.

I kept these textbooks from high school

29 October 2013 at 12:08 am

I kept these textbooks from high school

What the world looks to me at the moment

22 October 2013 at 4:41 am

Haven’t posted a desktop picture in awhile…

Laptop desktop 2013-10-22

Separated At Birth, Part XXI

31 July 2013 at 4:31 am

The cover of the new Mazzy Star album

Mazzy seasons

Our pumpkin from Halloween 2011.

Ckb pumpkin2011