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Appearing in Highland Park on Tuesday: Two Grammy nominees and...maybe even Jesus. Do I have your attention? I like live music and I don't go out and hear enough of it. This is the first in what could be a semi-irregular series of music events I'll be posting. I know money can be tight for some - and people are cheap -- so most of these will be FREE. What kind of music? Stuff I think I might like. So let's go to the Highland Park's HiHat Club, let's hang out, and check out these 3 bands: LlittleDNGR: ("little danger" - I guess that's how u say it) is pop influenced, electro-blues -- call it cinema grunge-pop. Equal parts brooding and epic, this musical love-affair lives in a world of cinematic soundscapes, anthemic choruses, big riffs and electro-beats. LittleDNGR are GRAMMY & OSCAR nominated songwriters, Joshua Bartholomew & Lisa Harriton; they've written tons of stuff but are most famous for writing "Everything Is Awesome" from The LEGO Movie. But these aren't LEGO songs: https://www.facebook.com/pg/littleDNGR/videos/ (ok, I could only find short song clips) FINAL CHILD: Tom Payne, the actor who played "JESUS" in Walking Dead back when I used to watch it, is engaged to Final Child's singer and actually contributes vocals to one of their songs so -- who knows -- maybe he'll show up to do his part live. https://youtu.be/k9yfK61PxhA TORII WOLF: Think Bjork meets hip hop meets ? https://youtu.be/OZblXekRxHc TICKETS: Tickets are free. I don't think it's necessary, but if you want to be safe go ahead a register for the FREE tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/littledngr-residency-night-3-tickets-54778376599 HOW TO MEET INFO: Coming soon. And i know it's a weeknight so don't worry - you don't have to stay the whole night. Leave when you want. SET TIMES: I'll find out. PARKING: There is ample street parking in the area and most restrictions end at 8pm if not earlier. There are two adjacent parking lots that are free after 9PM but close at 12AM, please read all posted signage,
***Please try to be early if possible, we do depart 7:15 sharp*** Hike is geared for people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and early 50s, but is open to all ages. Meet at 7 PM, but leave at 7:15 PM. Meet in front right (by street) of the ranger station (the one in the picture). Parking is in the free parking lot. We'll go on a 4-6 miles RT 800 feet elevation gain hike. Hike will be approx 2-2 1/2 hours. Bring water, sweater since we'll be hiking in the dark, shoes with good traction. Bring water, sweater and sneakers with good traction! Using red, green and blue lights flashlights are preferred. White flash lights can be used if keep it away from other hikers eyes. Ranger Station is across the street from the merry-go-round. There's a stop sign where the Ranger Station is. The Mapquest, Google, Apple Maps directions may take you too far. Use this map to find the Ranger Station (http://files.meetup.com/1205964/RangerStationMeetingSpot2.jpg). If you leave early, please tell one of the organizers so we know that you are safe. These Friday night hikes are now open to non-singles (married people, couples or people in relationships). You can bring your non-singles friends who just want to get exercise. Dogs are ok to come. Owners must be on a leash. Jk. Lol. I meant the other way around. 😄 Rain cancels hike--including light rain. If for some reason you get separated from us, Ranger Station Tele. # Phone: (323)[masked]. Map of Griffith Park: http://angeles.sierraclub.org/griffith/griffith_park_map.html Hike isn't recommended for beginners or people out of shape. This is a moderate hike. We may be hiking to the same place this cool video was filmed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTMrlHHVx8A
We'll walk under 5 miles RT to check out the Oscars--the day before. NOTE: the pictures are from last year. This is the best kept secret in los angeles. We'll also check out the many things to see on Hollywood Blvd. Rain wont cancel this walk. If it rains too much, we can take subway there. If lightly rain, we will walk there. http://oscar.go.com/ If you don't want to walk back, you can take the Metro back(subway). Bring quarters if you decide to take the metro back. Afterwards, participants can meet at Starbucks coffee shop across the street from meeting location. There also is a jersey mikes and Robek's there people can meet afterwards. Last year, people went to one of the many bars on hollywod blvd afterwards.
It’s creepy and it’s spooky, but interesting and pretty. Imagine yourself in 1969 going horse back riding at Spahn ranch (once a movie ranch turned into a horse ranch). You arrive, and you don’t see the owner, or usual ranch hands, anywhere. Instead you are greeted with the notorious Charles Manson. He saddles you up and off you go through the hills, and the trails, and Charles’ hippie commune. That’s my true story and I’ll tell you more on the hike. Meet me at the south side (not the north side) of Rocky Peak road at 9:45. We will start promptly at 10:00. We’ll walk a short distance down the Santa Susana Pass Road then veer onto the trail that will lead us to Spahn Ranch. From above the ranch we will have nice views of the San Fernando Valley. We will then visit the Charles Manson family cave located in a creek bed (hopefully dry) near the pass road, not far from Spahn Ranch. This is a great place to stop for snacks and rest before heading back to Rocky Peak Road. Although I know the trails, I’m considering this an exploratory hike in case I take a wrong turn in which we will have to turn back. But no fear, we won’t get lost. I will provide more details about the trail closer to the date, so check back here. NOTE: Periodically check the meetup for any updates. If you RSVP, and change your mind, please remove yourself from the list. DETAILS: Distance: About 3 miles Elevation Gain: about 700' Difficulty: Fit beginner/intermediate Dogs: On a leash Restrooms: None Water Fountain: None Parking: Free Trail: Single track Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall, poison oak WHAT TO BRING: 2 liters of water snacks Good hiking/walking shoes Sunscreen Hat Dress according to the weather DIRECTIONS Directions: From the 118, take the Rocky Peak Road exit between Simi and Chatsworth. Park on either end of the very short Rocky Peak Road, but watch out you don't violate the prohibited spots (they are marked) and make sure you go to the SOUTH side of Rocky Peak Road to meet up with us. We will NOT be at the Rocky Peak trailhead. DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY: You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any event, you are releasing the organizers of OSS from all liability in case of possible injuries. The organizers of OSS are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience. This applies to any guests you may invite.