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Getting Canonized

They're six of Echo Park's top bands, and they pull an album's worth of music together every month around a theme.  This month, they took the theme of LA streets, LA places, LA intersections--and invited me to provide short story narratives introducing each song.  Which I did.  The project is called The Western Canon and you can listen to the whole work here.

The songs hit the South Bay, Hancock Park, Echo Park, K-town, freeways, and the illustrious intersection of Santa Monica & Western.  I met most of the artists while recording my own parts and was awestruck by the talent involved, which includes Les Blanks, Jordan Benik and  Sweaters, Rachel Fannan (with Michael Harris), Johnny O’Donnell and Sacramento, Dante Vs. Zombies, and Gabriel Hart and the Fourth Wall.

Fair warning: the tunes are extremely habit forming and you might need them on a cd for your car. If you'd like a cd, email me; I'll get you one.  A lot of stuff happens in this pueblo; nothing documents time and place like superior music; it's nice to be able to fall in love with LA all over again.