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Thinking of moving to LA Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 3 weeks ago
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Yes, how are things going in LA?
Old 3 weeks ago
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No, I'm hitting the road this coming Sunday.

Finishing packing everything up this week.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Also, I'm driving 2000 miles, it might take a few days.
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I'm done the cross country thing a few times. Can be quite scenic depending on the route. Take some time and enjoy the ride.
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I'm done the cross country thing a few times. Can be quite scenic depending on the route. Take some time and enjoy the ride.
For sure. I40 is a lot more fun than I20/I10 (there's a whole lot of nothing between Dallas and El Paso which is almost 700 miles). Haven't done I70 yet.

Welcome to LA
Old 1 week ago
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I had an unbelievable truck drive that included torrential rain all through Iowa and halfway through Nebraska. Stayed in San Diego a few days and saw my dad, and made it to LA today, at the peak of the heat. In fact today I smelt something burning and then the music stopped. My power amp in the trunk is cooked!

Driving in silence.

But here I am, living in LA, it's official.
Old 1 week ago
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But here I am, living in LA, it's official.
Congrats! It took 5 1/2 years but you got there.
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I had an unbelievable truck drive that included torrential rain all through Iowa and halfway through Nebraska. Stayed in San Diego a few days and saw my dad, and made it to LA today, at the peak of the heat. In fact today I smelt something burning and then the music stopped. My power amp in the trunk is cooked!

Driving in silence.

But here I am, living in LA, it's official.
Enjoy the fun and the sun!
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I had an unbelievable truck drive that included torrential rain all through Iowa and halfway through Nebraska. Stayed in San Diego a few days and saw my dad, and made it to LA today, at the peak of the heat. In fact today I smelt something burning and then the music stopped. My power amp in the trunk is cooked!

Driving in silence.

But here I am, living in LA, it's official.
lol welcome!
I thought maybe you were going to say east LA, because our hillside was on fire last night! Yikes!
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and made it to LA today, at the peak of the heat. In fact today I smelt something burning and then the music stopped. My power amp in the trunk is cooked!

Driving in silence.

But here I am, living in LA, it's official.
Yeah you couldn't have landed on a worse day to drive in. Welcome though!
Old 1 week ago
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Yeah you couldn't have landed on a worse day to drive in.
What -- no worse day? There's no brushfires (yet). No earthquakes (we're overdue). No presidential motorcades from LAX to the Tonight Show or CBS (since 2016).

One thing, though: when it's been this hot and dry for a while, and then it rains (might not be before Halloween), the streets get really slick. You'll see car tires trailing what looks like soapsuds. Really, really dangerous. So be careful.

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Old 1 week ago
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What -- no worse day? There's no brushfires (yet). No earthquakes (we're overdue). No presidential motorcades from LAX to the Tonight Show or CBS (since 2016).

One thing, though: when it's been this hot and dry for a while, and then it rains (might not be before Halloween), the streets get really slick. You'll see car tires trailing what looks like soapsuds. Really. really dangerous. So be careful.
True. 115 degrees but at least the streets weren't on fire or the ground swallowing things up Ahhh california paradise.

True about the rain. East coasters make fun of west coasters reacting when it rains but its an entirely different thing when roads collect 10 months of oil drippings from (millions upon millions upon millions of) cars before getting wet down into a massive oil slick.

Earlier this year the east coast was getting buried by a blizzard but LA freaking out about the rain was the Twitter trending topic haha.
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lol welcome!
I thought maybe you were going to say east LA, because our hillside was on fire last night! Yikes!
Jesus, 7/4 was out of control...never experienced anything like it. A good 4 hours straight of non stop fireworks (non stop literally), looking from my vantage point on a hill in Silverlake over looking the lake, at least as far as I could tell, most of it coming from the east-side, coming from beyond the Echo Park hill.

Yesterday was like being in an oven the whole day and night, compounded by friggin' rolling blackouts, and then a full on outage after midnight till this morning. Not fun...

...still getting settled in - hey man, haven't forgot about our beer date.
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Jesus, 7/4 was out of control...never experienced anything like it. A good 4 hours straight of non stop fireworks (non stop literally)...
A positive economic indicator, actually. Real fireworks ain't cheap.

And believe me when I say that's this is progress. When I first moved to LA, every 4th of July and New Years Eve there was full-auto live fire everywhere. My next door neighbor came out on New Year's Day to find a bullet hole in the roof of his Corolla. Next to that, fireworks are a breath of fresh air. Actually, in LA there's no such thing as a breath of fresh air, but you know what I mean.
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Jesus, 7/4 was out of control...never experienced anything like it. A good 4 hours straight of non stop fireworks (non stop literally), looking from my vantage point on a hill in Silverlake over looking the lake, at least as far as I could tell, most of it coming from the east-side, coming from beyond the Echo Park hill
Yeah its wild isn't it. It was at this intensity for at least 4 hours. That's a 10 mile spread right there, and it was this in every direction (this was before the three shows right near me started up). Sounded like a warzone:


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Old 1 week ago
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Yes, what a welcome!

The job search starts Monday.
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Well the cool is coming back.

Had to fork out some dough, but I put an even better amp in the car and the sound is rockin' better than ever!

Stereo didn't sound so good while only the subwoofer was going.

So far I love it here! Except for the lines at In-N-Out, they are packed night and day.
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I had an unbelievable truck drive that included torrential rain all through Iowa and halfway through Nebraska. Stayed in San Diego a few days and saw my dad, and made it to LA today, at the peak of the heat. In fact today I smelt something burning and then the music stopped. My power amp in the trunk is cooked!

Driving in silence.

But here I am, living in LA, it's official.
Congratulations! You made it. I lived in San Diego for 30 years.

Unfortunately no one can be told what California is. You have to see it for yourself.
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Jesus, 7/4 was out of control...never experienced anything like it. A good 4 hours straight of non stop fireworks (non stop literally), looking from my vantage point on a hill in Silverlake over looking the lake, at least as far as I could tell, most of it coming from the east-side, coming from beyond the Echo Park hill.

Yesterday was like being in an oven the whole day and night, compounded by friggin' rolling blackouts, and then a full on outage after midnight till this morning. Not fun...

...still getting settled in - hey man, haven't forgot about our beer date.
Hahaha hell yeah! There's the Beer Shop on Sunset... (I mean, there are a million beer places now, but that's the OG - original gentrifier)

Most of those fireworks were likely coming from my neighborhood... the struggle is real every year. We didn't get a hillside fire this year on the fourth, they waited two days to start one... slackers.
On the other hand I witnessed my first flash flood out in Joshua Tree over the weekend. Not sure I'd take those over fires to be honest.
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Jesus, 7/4 was out of control...never experienced anything like it. A good 4 hours straight of non stop fireworks (non stop literally), looking from my vantage point on a hill in Silverlake over looking the lake, at least as far as I could tell, most of it coming from the east-side, coming from beyond the Echo Park hill.

Yesterday was like being in an oven the whole day and night, compounded by friggin' rolling blackouts, and then a full on outage after midnight till this morning. Not fun...

...still getting settled in - hey man, haven't forgot about our beer date.
Echo Park on the 4th is like Full Metal Jacket or something.... lock the cats in the bathroom and smoke a doobie because you are in for a ride like it or not.
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I found a great apartment today, they're checking my credit now. And my bank account.

On South Detroit St, near 6th. (Wilshire and Le Brea).

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Just realized, about 2 blocks from Orchard Hardware. I've been there a few times.
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I think my daughter's going to be happy to have her own space back.
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So there you go, I told her to get the couch ready, daddy's coming.

And I wasn't kidding. Almost a week now and my back is killing me!
Old 6 days ago
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I found a great apartment today, they're checking my credit now. And my bank account.

On South Detroit St, near 6th. (Wilshire and Le Brea).

--

Just realized, about 2 blocks from Orchard Hardware. I've been there a few times.
I have had about three sets of friends who used to live within a block of there. Little Bar, I know it well!
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I have had about three sets of friends who used to live within a block of there. Little Bar, I know it well!
Seems like a good spot, my daughter was living close to there before last time I visited.

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