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#84 Sugartown: San Pedro, SugarBeets and Portuguese Fishermen

  BuyEl Camino Realat your local record shop. Click here for locations The SongSugartownis the 6th track on the Camper Van Beethoven albumEl Camino Real (2014). This album is part of a two album series on California. The first albumLa Costa Perdida(2013) focused on Northern Californiawhile El Camino Realfocuses on Southern California. In particular […]

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#83 Dockweiler Beach & Someday Our Love Will Sell Us Out-Surfing Under the Runway at LAX

Support your local indie record store. Buy new album local. Click here to find store. Flying out of LAX you almost always takeoff out over the Pacific Ocean. Even if you’re not going west. The aircraft climbs to a few thousand feet and then banks north east or south. I’ve often looked down […]

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#82 Camp Pendelton – Echos of New Roman Times.

Camp Pendelton- Camper Van Beethoven. Last year Camper Van Beethoven releasedLa Costa Perdida(loosely the lost coast) which is a set of songs about Northern California(seeNorthern California GirlsorCome Down the Coastas examples).This year Camper Van Beethoven releases the companion piece to this album ElCaminoReal.This time the album thematically focuses on Southern California and Baja California. WhereasLa […]

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#81 Classy Dames and Able Gents – Southern California’s Military-Academic-Industrial-Electronic-Espionage-Complex

The Oceanview Club on Kwajalein Atoll which will be the site of Camper Van Beethoven’s 2027 Reunion show.   In number #60 I’m So Glad She Ain’t Never Coming BackI posed a little riddle about where I found the titles for three unfinished demos I exhibited in the blog. These titles were “Infidel Sorcerers […]

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#80 It Was Like That When We Got Here & I Live In LA – Northeast Los Angeles Party at the End of the World.

These two tracks are from the new Camper Van Beethoven album El Camino Real. Release date June 3rd 2014. I was recently in Highland Park a neighborhood of what might be loosely referred to as Northeast Los Angeles. I was there to record an episode of Marc Maron’s immensely enjoyable podcast WTF. […]

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#79 The Ultimate Solution- The Polyglot Polyculture City-State that is Los Angeles

The Ultimate Solution- Camper Van Beethoven. The polyglot poly-cultural city statethat is Los Angeles. Last year Camper Van Beethoven releasedLa Costa Perdida(loosely the lost coast) which is a set of songs about Northern California(seeNorthern California GirlsorCome Down the Coastas examples).This year Camper Van Beethoven releases the companion piece to this album ElCaminoReal.This time the […]

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Trichordist

Hello everybody. I’m making some changes to the this blog. So for the time being I have unpublished all these posts. I’ll put them back on line as we go through them. thanks. You can also visit me at http://www.trichordist.com  Filed under: Uncategorized

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#78 No more bullshit. The top 10 lamest excuses for stealing artists music

I am on the fucking warpath this week. Lamest arguments in favor of illegal file sharing from the past week. I’m not making this shit up. These are real arguments people presented. And argued vehemently. 1. “Marijuana is illegal. File sharing is illegal. Therefore it’s okay.” Response try filesharing your pot dealer’s stash with 5,000 […]

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#77 Exile in Beach Flats–Lulu Land, Wasted and Surf City 1985

Ted Kaczynski’s Santa Cruz vacation shack. 04 Lulu Land In 1982 I lived in the tiniest house imaginable. It was at most 400 square feet yet it boasted a kitchen, bathroom, living room and two bedrooms. My bedroom was 6 x 10 feet. big enough for for a single mattress on a small platform. The […]

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#74 Hits are Black Swans-Take the Skinheads Bowling

TheBlack Swan TheoryorTheory of Black Swan Eventsis a metaphor that encapsulates the concept thatThe event is a surprise (to the observer) and has a major impact. After the fact, the event is rationalized by hindsight.- wikipedia. 12 Take The Skinheads Bowling (click to play) I’ve mentioned this before. Success in the music business is completely […]

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