Category Archives: Driving

Life Legacies And The Luck Of Green Lights

When I look back on this blog, I smile at the young 34-year-old me that moved to LA. I was full of it, and completely sure that I was going to conquer the world of screenwriting. I was going to … Continue reading

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Kids vs Parking Officers

Kids today are a train smash. Indulged by doting parents and told they are little gods, I look at the army of the entitled that are filling the ranks of children, tweens and teens and I wonder what the future … Continue reading

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Public Transport Greatest Hits

You all know that LA is a car city. If you don’t have one, you’re pretty much screwed. Or, you’re on the buses. Paul and I live near the intersection that just about every bus in town goes by. Being … Continue reading

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If You Have A Car In LA, You’re An Installation Artist

It’s a cliche but it’s true, you live in your car in LA. Everything in La-la is worked out based on how much time you have to spend behind the wheel in order to achieve it. Catching a movie at … Continue reading

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Drivin’ Through The ‘Hood For Louisiana Fried Chicken

I have been wanting to go to south LA ever since I got here. Before that even. Back when I was in college and I was listening to Snoop Dogg and NWA. I wanted to see what it was like … Continue reading

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Fixie Death Race – The Reality Show

Like a plague, they have spread across the planet. In all their neon, gaudy glory. You’ve seen them in your cities, taking up the roads, hogging the pavements and raping the eyes of all around. Yes, I’m talking about those … Continue reading

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Taxi! Taxi! Tourettes!

LA starves you of the taxi experience that most people around the world take for granted. Leave the club rat-arsed at 4am, stand in the gutter and flap your wrist and the next thing, a lovely sober person who has … Continue reading

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