A Great Evening At The Streetsblog Fundraiser

It was a perfect, warm Friday spring evening at last night’s Streetsblog Los Angeles fundraiser at Eco-Village near Koreatown. I was in the company of many familiar faces in the bicycling/transit/sustainability community and even put faces to familiar names I’ve encountered in the online world.

Last weekend’s CicLAvia was the big talk of the […]

Show Some Support for Streetsblog Tonight!

I honestly have no idea who actually reads this blog regularly – the only time people read it is when I post links to it from my Twitter and Facebook sites – and I generally assume this blog is an unknown entity when it comes to blasting news and announcements, but I’ll say it […]

A Brush With History

I’d have to say that my musical exploits has lead me to interesting places. Playing music and singing at funerals might be depressing or morbid to some but they can be inspiring events, especially when you get to know about the deceased’s impact on not only their family and friends, but the world. And […]

Filming ‘Time’

On the set of a James Blunt music video in Downtown L.A.

Walking in Downtown L.A. on Super Bowl Sunday was somewhat appropo this week, after the announcement of the Farmers Field NFL football stadium proposal made headlines this week. But I was here to go to an informal Super Bowl party thrown […]

All Wet In The Lotus Fest

My band, Elson and the Soul Barkada, played today at the Lotus Festival in Echo Park for the sixth consecutive time. Being that there was no Lotus Festival last year, it was nice to expect the same festival atmosphere for the past thirty-something years. What wasn’t expected was rain, which fell lightly in the […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 3

No Facebook For A Week: Day 3: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 2 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 4 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 1 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 0

Beginning to feel more of the effects of social isolation…Went out today for my chiropractor visit in Atwater Village, […]

Look Ma, I’m On TV!

I was on television today, doing a performance and interview with members of my band, The Soul Barkada. Read all about it in my music blog!

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Ain't No Party Like A Karen Bass Party!

U.S. Congress Candidate Karen Bass speaks at her Victory Party in Mid-Wilshire.

My band, Elson and the Soul Barkada, was hired to play at the election night party of California Assembly Speaker Emeritus and U.S. Congress Candidate Karen Bass on Tuesday night at the UTLA headquarters in Mid-Wilshire. We not only wowed the […]

Say You Want A Revo-lution - Hangin' Out at Revo Cafe in Atwater Village

Growing up in Los Angeles, as a teen, there was a dearth of places to go hang out in. My only choice back in the day was the Glendale Galleria. Today, there’s all sorts of places withing walking, biking and subway distance. It’s always interesting to see how the urban landscape has progressed over […]

Sing, Work, Sing

This morning at church we wrapped up the Christmas season by observing the feast of the Epiphany, where I got to sing my arrangement of “The First Noel” with the choir at St. Agatha’s. That despite my coughing and sinus issues I’d been wrestling with for much of the past week, although more annoying […]