music: jon brion
i don't mean to get all randy newman on you but I LOVE L.A.!! It was such a beautiful day today. I picked up my friend mark and we had lunch at swingers (gotta love a jukebox that plays devo). drove down melrose and saw BUZZ from the Melvins looking in a shop window. the hair, oh the hair! ha ha. or it was my friend KirK, they both have the same crazy hair. then we walked around downtown and ended up at the standard hotel. OMG! this place is amazing, i mean the roof is totally cool. this was my first time up there and it's like a different world. cool furniture, these waterbed things that you can sit and talk on, a pool, a bar and a few areas to eat at with heat lamps even. You have to go check it out, I think It's off of 3rd, around the corner from the library.
we walked over to MOCA (museum of contempory arts) then i went to the elliott smith memorial by myself. lit a candle for Rowan, (new friendster friend from england) with his message on it and took some photos for him. as i got there I sat in my car fumbling for a sharpie and i got all shakey. as i walked up and started to read all the beautiful things that people have written on the wall and letters and photos on the ground i started to cry. it's just really overwhelming to see.