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L.A.! [Mar. 8th, 2010|06:18 pm]
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[punkheid]
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This is a bit last-minute, but I'll give it a go anyway! I'm going on a whirlwind tour of Los Angeles tomorrow, and I have only a few things that I definitely plan to see, otherwise, I just want to experience the L.A. of Dangerous Angels, if I can :) We plan to wander around generally, but as, alas, I don't have my books with me for reference, I'm not sure where to start. Do any of you have any recommendations of specific places we should go?

Any recs would be greatly appreciated!
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[User Picture]From: sugar_shotgun
2010-03-09 03:45 am (UTC)
Hey, I'm not from L.A. but I was there around Christmas. I went to Sunset Blvd, my sister and I just walked as far as we could. We visited Book Soup where I bought myself a signed copy of The Hanged Man. It was definitely a highlight!
Have a great time!
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[User Picture]From: sugar_shotgun
2010-03-09 03:48 am (UTC)
Oh! And Amoeba Records 6400 Sunset Blvd. Definitely worth the trip even if you don't collect records. It was awesome. :)
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[User Picture]From: punkheid
2013-06-21 12:23 pm (UTC)
Hey, I know this is years later, but I just wanted to say thanks for you comment! XD I followed your advice, and had an amazing time :)
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[User Picture]From: woolenmittens
2010-03-09 04:33 am (UTC)
When I was there a few years ago we went to the Oki Dog. It's in her Weetzie Bat books. If you're going to be around Hollywood, it's worth stopping by unless you're vegetarian. An oki dog consists of basically two hot dogs sandwiching corned beef, covered in chili (I think?) and wrapped in a burrito.
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[User Picture]From: punkheid
2013-06-21 12:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, I know this is years after you commented, but I just wanted to say thanks! I am a vegetarian, so steered clear, but apparently they now do a vegetarian burrito :o
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[User Picture]From: sophie_ann
2010-03-09 05:01 pm (UTC)
i haven't been to all these places myself, but here is a photo guide of all the places mentioned in the dangerous angels books: http://www.languageisavirus.com/slinkster/modules/myalbum/viewcat.php?num=10&cid=24

enjoy your trip!
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[User Picture]From: punkheid
2013-06-21 12:37 pm (UTC)
Hey! I know it's been years since you left this comment, but I just wanted to say thanks! :)
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From: bqueenbandit
2010-03-09 05:27 pm (UTC)
If you're in the Hollywood area, then Grauman's Chinese Theatre is pretty easy to find. I remember in the intro that Weetzie also mentioned the Farmer's Market?? The big deal Farmer's Market requires a drive, but if you go the opposite direction from Grauman's on Hollywood Blvd, you'll be close to the "mini" Farmer's Market, which still takes up three blocks and is pretty awesome. Food booths full of samosas and tamales with music and flowers. Also lots of neat vintage and costume shops in the area.

If you don't mind taking the bus and will be there on Friday, then go see Jon Brion at the Largo. It's not mentioned in the books, but it's a very Weetzie-esque experience. Trust me.

http://www.largo-la.com/largohome.html

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[User Picture]From: punkheid
2013-06-21 12:38 pm (UTC)
Hey, I know it's been years since you left your comment, but I just wanted to quickly say thanks! Your advice helped me to have a great time :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-05-20 11:50 pm (UTC)

open letter to francesca

Dear, Ms. block
in 1999 I read "dangerous angels" and i loved your writing ever since , then i was finally able to read "necklace of kisses" and my heart
reached out for you because i knew that 9-11-2001 hurt a lot.
I just bought "How to (un)cadge a girl"and your poems while beautiful are very dark and the use of cancer in your work saddens me, so i knew what i have to do,
you and i can do it together, please do this with francesca, "i forgive those who who attack us in 9-11-01 and i ask for healing of everything and everyone who suffered in 9-11"
thank you ms. block i believe this will help us both live again
Trevor at ginger_fan@yahoo.com
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