Monday, October 30, 2006

The sun may rise in the east but it settles in a final location.

Ahh, what a day. For the first time in recent memory I had nothing to do today aside from fly to LA. No work that really needed to be done. And it was a beautiful day for flying, cloudless almost the entire way out except for a brief patch over the Rockies, sadly.

Beautiful views of the plains while listening to The Doors:

Stellar desert colors, while listening to Zero 7:

And some crazy alluvial plains where you could almost see the mountains washing away while listening to Grandaddy:

We got in to LA and picked up our car and after we chucked our bags in the hotel, Justin and I hit the Pacific Coast Highway and headed up through Santa Monica and up to Malibu. We were literally howling as we came off I-10 and alongside the beach as the sun was shining off the water. It's been almost five years since I've seen the Pacific and even that was a cold rainy day in San Francisco.

So we hit the beach in Malibu:

And watched a little surfing:

And thought about having a drink with Mel at Moonshadows:

But we didn't. So we drove up Sunset and into Hollywood and the Sunset Strip and then a ate dinner on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Not a bad day.

And I decided on the flight in that I'm going to create a scene for a movie, a show, a spot or something that involves a plane coming into sunny LA tracked to "We are the Sleepyheads" by Belle and Sebastian. Dig it. You know it would rock.


Tomorrow we begin.


Blogger k said...

Ahh I love the music references with the photos.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

I don't leave home without the ipod. I play it from takeoff to touchdown and see where it takes me. I don't buy all that "turn off all electronics" stuff. When a song clicks with what's happening is transcendental. It happens all the time in NYC. Right?

10:41 PM  

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