Sunday, October 09, 2005

Go Downtown - OBD Art Walk #1

Any fool who says Los Angeles has no art or culture is probably sitting in New York working on his/her third cancer stick in a deep smoke filled dive.

There is no lack. I have discovered there may be too much stuff going on, more than the average person without a car can handle on a weekend. Man, my dogs (feet) are barking.

The premise of the Old Bank District Art Walk is to get folks to take a new look at Downtown Los Angeles, to discover the hidden gems that this city has to offer and maybe even sell a loft or two.

I've got a better reason. One of them is the people. I walked into Ryan's loft and it was filled with people, music and a dual projection on the wall of a man dancing in the street. Ryan has books, actual LP's and not bad guacamole. As I remember, he is an editor (film/video) and he really likes where he lives. Ryan likes the sense of community that he finds in the area.

Seems like a nice guy. He appears at the end of the video. Not only is he a nice guy but he had a DJ that uses albums, real vinyl. God bless her. And somehow she had a pink album and pink nail polish.

Too cool.

This is the link to the 160x120 Dial-up friendly QuickTime version.


  1. Wow, just came across your site!
    Looks great! Looking forward to more videos. Looks like you guys had a fun time.

  2. Yeah. People in New York don't really get the West Coast. I'd like to go back to LA. Haven't been out there in a long, long time.