I was in LA last weekend visiting my friend Leon and got to take in some really good music including Jon Brion at the new Largo. The hightlight of the weekend was the Rock Paper Scissors show at the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Among the participants were Mike Watt, Lee Renaldo (and Sonic Youth), Gibby Haynes, Ron English and Raymond Pettibon. I also meet Craig Stecyk of dogtown and the zboys fame and got to talk trash about the canon 5DII – ha!
..Had just seen the film Beautiful Losers with numerous references to Pettibon, who is an art icon to me, and it made sense that our society now has to make way for the next generation in institutions like art and music.
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