Drama, drama, drama: there is never a shortage of it! The city started the year with a bum foot and couldn’t get its proper stride because of it. This meant some community-on-community hate and lots of division between the old, the new, the confused, the over intelligent, and everyone in the gaps. We have forgotten most of the dramas of this year but these few stuck out to us like square tumors. Glad most of them have subsided!
We have to hand it to Los Angeles for really becoming quite a little retail hub this year. Perhaps we are growing more aware of what is going on or maybe there simply is more going on but we feel like the city in this discipline–and in other disciplines like food–has finally gotten to a respectable level. Great! LA Fashion Week may still be a bit wonky but, all in all, LA did a good job this year.
On the twentieth day of Holiday, my LA friend gave to me: American Apparel’s Dog 3-Pack.
What did you want from music this year? Did you want electronic saviors? New classicists? Modern rock ingenues on the brink of super stardom? Covers of obscure classics songs by your favorite artists? In Los Angeles, we had all of that and more this year. Take a peek at our favorite music made by locals this year. (And please note that this was a very hard list to make because every music item we shared on LAIY this year was absolutely stellar: these efforts are truly the best of the best which may explain why some may have been shared quite frequently.)
We have so much to be thankful for in relationship to Los Angeles food. Some things were a bit sad this year as many places closed and some places fell short of being as stellar as they can be. Let’s take a look at what we’re bummed about from this year–and what we cannot wait for in 2013!