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llano del rio

from frank black posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Llano Del Rio was a socialist commune started around 1914 by John Harriman, a socialist politician who ran twice for mayor of Los Angeles and who Frank Black also mentions in his song Olé Mulholland.

There were over 1000 members in the colony at its peak before it disbanded in 1918.

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fort apache studios

from the pixies posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Original warehouse location of Fort Apache Studios where the Pixies demo that became known as The Purple Tape was recorded in 1987.

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napoleone pizza house

from tom waits posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Tom Waits worked the graveyard shift here in the mid-sixties when he was fourteen. In the song "The Ghosts of Saturday Night (After Hours at Napoleone's Pizza House)" he sings "And the early dawn cracks out a carpet of diamond across a cash crop car lot filled with twilight Coupe Devilles," a reference to the Mile of Cars, the historic stretch of National City Boulevard currently home to twenty-one car franchises.

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linden boulevard

from a tribe called quest posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

"Back in the days on the boulevard of Linden..."

Both Phife and Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest grew up in St. Albans, Queens, New York near Linden Boulevard. Here they are performing on the rooftop of Nu-Clear Drive-In Cleaners in their video for Check the Rhime.

The Low End Theory is one of the top ten hip-hop albums of all time according to me and I'm a hip-hop scholar.

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doomtree house

from doomtree posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Here are some things that may or may not be true about the doomtree house:

1. The entire crew (all nine of them or however many there are) lived in the house together at some point.
2. They met Dessa because she lived next door.
3. They met Dessa because she lived two doors down.
4. The house itself was called doomtree on account of all the dead pigeons that for some reason (faulty gutters or murdering trees) would show up on the property in alarming numbers.
5. The crew named themselves after the house.

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