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The two main activities in my life: Helping the hungry in the late hours of the night and helping guitar players sound better one amp at a time.

I always try to remember that in order to do good one has to take action and actually do something.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I have watched the city and Southern California change for well over half a century.

I can be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/mylesr or on twitter at www.twitter.com/myles111us

As of late 2019 the music related links and prints noted on this page which had their links to by GAB (Guitar Amplifier Blueprinting) website are no longer accessible. I grew weary of updating my GAB website and let it go away. You can contact me on Facebook. Saunders Stewart Models continues full operation but we are not accepting new clients without a referral.

Los Angeles Architectural History

Los Angeles Architectural History
1935 Art Deco at some of its finest: No. 168 - Griffith Observatory- (click on the photo for information)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sometimes we just need a break

For the last few weeks I have been spending a lot of time downtown on skid row in Los Angeles.  I generally spend two shifts downtown so to speak; an afternoon and very late evening shift.  In the evenings I pass out snacks such as protein bars, raisins, bananas and other healthy items to the folks who do not make it into the missions and shelters ... the folks that spend the evening on the street.

Today I thought I would take a break as I had not really taken a break for a few weeks.  The folks I work with are all at NAMM, a music trade show in Anaheim that happens once per year.  I am probably going to pass on attending this years show.  I find the show much the same year after year and my friends who are there are people I generally see or speak to outside of the event.  There are folks that travel from far away and spend a lot of money to exhibit at the show.  It is not fair to sit and chat with them when they are trying to generate business in this economy.

So, with the thought of my break today in mind I am going to post a few photos I have taken in the past of some sporting clays events.  This is a sport in which I participate and enjoy very much.  Sporting clays is something like skeet or trap shooting but it is considered more difficult and challenging by most.  The place I typically shoot is http://www.moorenmoore.com/ and there are more photos and some videos as well as video links at http://www.guitaramplifierblueprinting.com/moorenmoore.html  on my GAB website.  There is also a bit of explanation on the differences between the basic forms of shotgun sports.











Above: Chad Weaver (Brad Paisley) learning sporting clay shooting one day when we were on a break from a TV show taping.


Above: Carmello at Moore N Moore who keeps everything running properly.


Above: Mike Zozaya with a great shirt which fits the basic nature of this blog: Los Angeles.