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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)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yesterday on the street the envelope of life was a bit wider than usual

Last night was a bit more intense than usual.  Perhaps it was the President's address on television, perhaps it was a hard week on Wall Street (not to be confused with the Los Angeles Wall Street where the most active police station in the city is located) or perhaps it was just a mix of many things.  Bottom line, it was a bit more interesting than typical which is saying quite a bit.

As I start this blog entry for today I see the market is down 149 points.   I did not take time to try to figure the reason as I have things scheduled today that I can do something about rather than put time toward something I can do nothing about.

Before I headed downtown last night I watched the State of the Union address by our President.  It was interesting but while I was watching I had my PC on and the debates on facebook on some of the pages of my friends was them most interesting aspect.  Perhaps the speech had something to do with the market being down this morning?  Then again, it has been down very sharply this month.

I am posting some links to audio files from the last few days.  Sort of a "person in the street" take on things.  One of them has very rough audio quality as there was a lot of background noise as the two of us walked together.  The  fellow had just been released from prison.  Another of the audio clips is two clips of a series from a girl that had been released from jail hours before the audio clip was recorded.  The last audio clip was done on the Metro Red Line last night as two homeless people were trying to raise a few dollars to pay for a place to stay for the night.  Music is somwhat against the posted rules on subway trains but these folks were well received and were able to raise a few bucks.


I also want to post a video here done by a friend of mine Brad Kauffman.  Brad has his own blog at http://www.bradkauffman.com but I do not know if this latest video of his is on his own blog page yet.  Brad posted this and made a comment on facebook about "world class education" that was mentioned in the State of the Union Address last night.  Great work Brad!

Los Angeles is a city of extreme contrast.  I have made that comment many times before.  In keeping with the theme of that comment I am going to post a few photos from last night.   One can stand in a given location downtown and by facing one direction or another see either extreme wealth or extreme poverity.








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