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CITY OF ANGELS…

November 18th, 2009 | Category: Day in the Life

10 great days in LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA…

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Day 1. LINDA VISTA, K TOWN.

Home sweet home for the week. Shout out to my hommie Izzy for hosting me in her humble sunny and cozy oasis;) Waking up at sunrise never felt so gooooooood….

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Izzy Izmz. A sweet soul! I feel like we really bonded on this trip. Everyday was a chance to understand life just a little better. Great therapy when you got hommies who listen to life’s up and downs, and help put things in perspective. Our daily lesson; to let things go. Don’t let anything or anyone hold you down. Everyday is a new day to just get better at it. Worry not my sweet. Your specialfresh chika steez are about to take hold of that next chapter, ROCK IT OUT!!!

DAY 2: METRO MISSIONZ

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Photo by ┬ęJay Dism
On my own, while is Izzy is off to get her cheddar. Did I mention how much I love my I-Phone? Yeo! I never got lost. As long as I knew where the nearest art supply store, Home Depot, metro and bus were I was straight. Blocks were long though…LA is long + where was everyone? All in theis cars. Sense of community? None. All in all the reality of seeing my south american people hustling for work put things in perspective. Where there’s a will there’s┬á a way…

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I got around! True NYC trooper style…

DAY 3: MALIBU / CARILLO BEACH

Stacked up on rice ball chips, peligrino’s, and a few other things to find the peace in the waves as they crashed in on the shore. It was a cloudy day, but surfer dude watching was fun. Climbing the top of the rock too. I love getting the right shot! Nature is beautiful…
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Carillo Beach

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Where’s the LA sunshine today?

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It is when you let go of the grip that the organic grooves begin to flow…

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I need the shot!

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ahhhhh yes….never know what’s on the other side until you explore…
Malibu Road

Back on Malibu…27 miles of scenic beauty…

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stopped to see the sun finally peek out!
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Dope cribs by the beach by rich ass people LOL!

DAY 4: INSTALLATION DAY -1

smooth as pie. Knocked it out in 4 hours!

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Happy Izzy came through to help me;)

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I can’t wait to do my solo in NYC…

DAY 5: LETTING GO…

Needed to get one more piece done. Found the right piece of cardboard and zoned out. Unfortunately after I did it I felt really sick. I think I let go off a bunch of energy I internalized that week. Did nothing else but sleep the rest of the day.

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DAY 6: DETAILS, DETAILS…

A day before show, I made some last minute missions to get supplies. I can’t believe I never found a Kinkos! and all public libraries suck to get shit printed. It’s official libraries need to step their game up and get with modern times.┬á Once the last piece was installed, and gallery was set for opening I was off for some yummy noodles!

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YUM! One of my my favorite Vietnamese vegetarian tofu noodle dishes in Silverlake.

DAY 7: BRAVE SOULS ILLUMINATE – OPENING

I gave this post it’s own spot on my blog. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT here’s the link to all the photos from opening: >>> LINK

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DAY 8: VENICE BEACH…

Now that 1/2 of my Younity ladies were in town we went to kick-it at Venice Beach.

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it reminds me of Coney Island! sketchy…

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The view at the “NEW” skate park was beautiful. Wish we had something like this in NY ( Photo by PlanetC1 – flickr )

Venice Beach sunset

Def the place to be if your a skater…

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Love sunsets! especially when they turn all golden fire orange, red, pink…SOoooo DOPE!

DOWNTOWN ARTWALK…

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Made it back just in time for Downtown Artwalk…whew!

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TOP OF THE DOME exhibit at CREWEST Gallery was pretty fresh…

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Dia de los Muertos type of inspirations…Plenty more pics here

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The LA Downtown Artwalk rounds were aight, it just ain’t NY what can I say…

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Happy my peeps are here tho! Manone, AM Pen, Ron J, Toofly, and Shana…

DAY 9: HOLLYWOOD…

Hollywood Blvd

Hollywood blvd…

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Destination Friday: HOLLYWOOD SIGN! on to our tourist strollz…

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Sneaked in through somebody’s property to get a better view. F* that tourist route LOL…Izzy was determined!

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We made it!

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I thought I can go up and touch one of the letters or something but this was pretty DOPE:) I’m a geek…

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WHAT GOES UP. MUST COME DOWN. OMG!!! funniest moment EVER. You had to be there. This one is for the kids one day LOL! Shana you will have me laughing about this day for many years to come hhahha!

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A little wine to unwind up on the rooftop before we head back downtown…

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The 101 things I can do with a space up high like this…DOPE!

HOOD BAZAR…

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HOOD BAZAR.
Solo exhibit by UPENDO. ( More Photos of event by MEL COLE D of┬á VILLAGE SLUM ┬ę 2009 )

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Boyz will be boyz! Manone, Pen, RonJ…

WONDER-FULL…

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We were soooooooo HAPPY to find out Bobbito and DJ Spinna were in town!!!

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OUR NYC DJ’s saved the night!!! + PHIL who had our back on the $20 beans thank you!!! Can’t believe ATM fees were $5 to get cash out hell no! Everyone else can stuff it…

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Shit closes early in LA so for it to go to 4am was a TREAT!

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I needed this sooooo bad! Glad we fund where the living are. Shout out to LADON. It was great to running into you gurl!!!

DAY 10. JUXTAPOZ 15th Anniversary

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ARTWORK Photos here

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La ultima noche. Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary event. Low riders, the fight, bright lights, artwork, and the LA who’s who…

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This space was AMAZING!!! More pics at JAYBUENO.COM

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I was digg’n these…

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The Mac. I’m a fan…

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Thanks LA for helping me RELAX! It’s a tough thing to do when your from NY, the city of hustle and grind. As much as it was nice to chilllllllllllax, 10 days was enough for this true school trooper! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY to be back home! Till next time…

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