Thursday, October 28, 2010

Listening Post

Back when I lived in Los Angeles during the mid-90s, my apartment was in the Hollywood Hills off Outpost Drive. This meant that during Hollywood Bowl season, I could sometimes drive up to Mulholland, park, and hike down the hill to the point where I'd be able to see the Hollywood Bowl and hear whatever band or artist happened to be playing there. There was always something kind of magical about the dry air, the electric L.A. night spread out in all directions, especially the traffic from the 101 below, and the music from the Bowl echoing off the canyon.

Suffice it to say, I'm really sorry I wasn't there for this particular show.

This could very well be my favorite Death Cab for Cutie song, the clips from every amateur fan video of it on YouTube edited together to create one really fantastic mega-bootleg. If this doesn't give you chills, we can't be friends.

Here's Transatlanticism, performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

(via Cesca)


Kevin Davis said...

Ha, I used to be super-close to there all the time, vine and lexington. tokyo, beauty bar? or were you a balla?

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Pasadena, and Dad somehow always managed to get a box for the Fourth. Thanks for the memories. I'll never forget seeing Monty Python live, and Dad being asked by John Cleese if he wanted a pelican.

Alex said...

Chills indeed.

Alanna said...

I miss the Bowl. Ex and I would head there as often as possible. And, of course, I would listen to Tom Likus recap the jazz events I could not make :P

becky said...

1. you've made me miss southern CA. so thanks.
2. i forgot how much i love this album.