Tuesday, October 02, 2007

More Santa Monica At Dawn

I was here for less than 24 hours and spent most of my time running up and down the bike path; 13 miles in all. You see so much more of a place while running or biking. These were taken during this morning's run. I'm at LAX waiting for a plane to San Francisco. No rest for the wicked.


Balderman said...

Question: Will Spazz and the Patriot be teaming up in SF for a joint blogging session?

erin said...

Beautiful pics, Mark. Quite a few interesting contrasts in this scene...

Anonymous said...

I missed the patriot this time balderman, however I keep a pot of coffee heated for his eventual return.

martin said...

where was my phone call?

Mark said...

To my California friends:
Please understand that my forays into your state are brief-sometimes for less that 24 hours-which does not allow a great deal of time for hob-nobbing and such. Martin, I was in Santa Monica for 12 hours. Spazz, I didn't get out of Court until after 8 and had a 7am flight. I'm working on the accessability thing. For example, I will be in Berkeley next week for 1 day. Perhaps we can arrange something?

Anonymous said...

Hello Patriot,
Depending on the Day of the week, we could have lunch at the Gratitude Cafe. If lunch isn't good, we can meet for coffee. just let me know your day and general location. If you're going to be at the courthouse there is a coffee shop 2 block away...

Toe_Jam said...

Hey, I forgot to mention on the phone that today is the 18th anniversary of The Big One!

Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, VA

Set 1:
Feel Like A Stranger
Built To Last
Little Red Rooster
Ramble On Rose
We Can Run
Stuck Inside Of Mobile
Row Jimmy
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
Playin' In The Band
Uncle John's Band
Playin' Reprise
Dark Star
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hey Jude Reprise
Throwin' Stones
Good Lovin'

Attics Of My Life

Mark said...

I have listened to the tape of this show off and on over the last (Jesus freaking Christ) 18 years and time has not been kind to the music. Although I have it on my ipod and hit the highlights from time to time. Nevertheless, I was at the show, my brain stewing in a chemical cocktailwich would have killed an ordinary mortal, and it made the boys sound like they were playing the music of angels.I was also on the floor in roughly the 10th row although there were no seats, just a mass of writhing humanity. Despite the tape, despite the mid level playing, it was still the best Dead show I ever saw. When that Dark Star started I thought my brain was going to explode. When they played Attic's for the encore, it did.