"Perhaps some of us have to go through dark and devious ways before we can find the river of peace or the highroad to the soul’s destination." Joseph Campbell
(at Mount Washington Self Realization Center Gardens)
One of the greatest documents of a fascinating time in the history of American music and culture has got to be Alice Bag’s online archives of interviews with women in L.A. punk. Covering roughly a five year period from 1975 - 1980, these interviews are a testament to a fleeting moment when race, gender, class, color and pretty much every other bullshit distinction was blown aside in the name of total creative freedom and the pursuit of fun.
"You have said that you create experiences rather than simply build hotels. What do you believe composes a great experience?"
"Truth. Honesty. Being faithful to your roots, surroundings, soul." - Carlos Couturier, Grupo Habita.
Katrin, by the bewilderingly talented photographer Katharina Jung.
Pretty Vacant Properties, Joshua Tree CA
This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.