Separated At Birth, Part XXIII

The photo of morning smog in China used in Slate’s “Whoopsie Daisy: New Data Shows China Underreported Yearly Carbon Emissions by Billion Tons

Chinasmog 2015

The cover of The Saints’ Prehistoric Sounds.

Saints prehistoricsounds

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The 21st Century, Week 822

It’s all fun and games until someone changes their band name to H. Merle Haggard…

Le Butcherettes at Amoeba Hollywood on 17 Sep 2015

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Supermoon Eclipse NYC

Mostly overcast, but caught a few good looks in between some clouds.

NYC Supermoon

NYC Supermoon

NYC Supermoon

On our way to the High Line we ran across a lone bagpiper on 14th St. Had a moment.

NYC Supermoon

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The 21st Century, Week 821

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The 21st Century, Week 820

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Laguna South Coast Cinema 1923-2015

The only movie theater in town closed for good on Sunday. The OC Register has the details but you can fill all that in with the usual reasons: business decline, digital projection conversion costs, demographic changes, gentrification, etc.

I’m not a big nostalgia person, but this hits hard. I’ve seen at least 100 movies there. No exaggeration. The math just works out that way when you’re a restless kid without transportation and are tall enough to avoid getting hassled for anything that wasn’t rated G. Our oddball next-door neighbor was the projectionist. Local speculation was that he was the way he was because of seeing the same movies over and over again.

Everything played there: Oscar nominees, foreign, indie, Cheech & Chong, animation festivals, Schick Sunn Classics, if a movie had some sort of distribution it inevitably played there. My dad and I saw Airplane! there on opening night and I’ve never since seen an audience lose their minds so complete like that.

The last showing was Guy Ritchie’s remake of The Man From UNCLE. It’s nice to see anything that’s on film and not digital.

Laguna South Coast Cinema

Laguna South Coast Cinema

Laguna South Coast Cinema

Laguna South Coast Cinema

Laguna South Coast Cinema

Cinema Treasures has the full history.

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Happy 100th birthday pop!

MSB & little CKB in Arizona

Happy 100th birthday wherever you are!

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Another Rugby font sighting

Chris Richardson finds another Rugby font instance. This one on a Stones 7″ from Italy.

Rolling Stones - Sad Day

Previous Rugby font sightings.

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March and April

The Brunswick Shrine

Just me, my posse, and MCA

Jupiter + 3 moons

The Church @ Bowery Ballroom

8th St. Station mosaic

2nd Av. building fire/collapse

Guy on the G train has a spine

Inspected

6th Avenue

Coyote on the wall

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Episode #011

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Quartz City Podcast Episode #011

  1. L7 – “Baggage” – http://l7theband.com [00:02]
  2. Hookworms – “Radio Tokyo” – http://parasiticnematode.blogspot.com [03:20]
  3. Robi – “Ou suis-je?” – http://robimusic.net [07:20]
  4. Anna Calvi – “Ghost Rider” – http://annacalvi.com [10:16]
  5. Chui Wan – “Berber” – https://www.facebook.com/chuiwanband [12:56]
  6. The Same Old Band – “Done Me Good” – https://exploringspasticinevitable.bandcamp.com [15:41]
  7. On The Wane – “Road And Snow” – https://www.facebook.com/weareonthewane [20:48]
  8. Blonde On Blonde – “Heart Without A Home” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blonde_on_Blonde_(band) [24:26]
  9. Hollow Ox – “2012” – https://hollowox.bandcamp.com [29:50]
  10. The Starlight Run – “Angels Are OK” – https://thestarlightrun.bandcamp.com [34:31]
  11. The Raveonettes – “The End” – http://www.theraveonettes.com [40:45]
  12. The Black Ryder – “Let Me Be Your Light” – http://www.theblackryder.com [44:04]
  13. The Church – “Miami” – http://thechurchband.net [50:05]

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