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The Happy/Sad Foot of Sunset Blvd

Happy/Sad Foot of Sunset Blvd
* Sunset Blvd. * Los Angeles, California *

There’s a whirling sign of a foot on crutches that locals claim has supernatural and mythical properties: The moment you glance at it … if it is a Happy Foot, good luck will come your way. If it is Unhappy, Bad luck comes your way. According to locals (& now Boingboing.net) this rotating sign that is the advertising sign for a Foot clinic will prophesize your luck. The sign rotates slowly. The urban myth has become so popular with locals and tourists, that it has been already immortalized in the book “You Don’t Love Me Yet” published in 2008 by Jonathan Lethem. He writes “Lucinda’s view took in a three quarter’s slice of the sign as it turned in its vigil over Sunset Boulevard: happy foot and sad foot suspended in dialog forever. The two images presented not so much a one-or-the-other choice as an eternal marriage of opposites, the emblem of some ancient foot-based philosophical system. This was Lucinda’s oracle: once glance to pick out the sad or happy foot, and a coin was flipped, to legislate any decision she’d delegated to the foot god.”

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Malediction Society, Hollywood, California

  Malediction Society Sundays * http://www.myspace.com/maledictionsociety or maledictionsociety.com * The Monte Cristo – 3100 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Malediction


Another great night at the Monte Cristo by djs Xian and Amanda Jones. Tonight’s party as well as the first sunday of each month is astrologically themed balls and this particular night for the sign of Cancer. Xian spinning what she knows best … Neoclassical Darkwave, Industrial, EBM, Synthpop, Steampunk, Neovictorian. Plus the night is enamoured with the infamous absinthe bar. Tarot readers and photographers. It’s been a while since I’ve been back to Los Angeles, but by and far, one of my favorite LA club nights next to Ruin. Thanks Xian and Amanda! fabulous night … a night to die for. Rating 5 stars out of 5.


Malediction dancefloor


Malediction Bar
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Necromance, Melrose Ave, Hollywood, California



Necromance * www.necromance.com * Now two locations – one Human Osteology items at 7208 Melrose Ave. * Los Angeles, CA * 90046 * Botany and Natural at 7220 Melrose Ave. * Los Angeles, CA * 90046 * 323-931-2997

One of my all-time favorite stores, located in the heart of the Melrose Ave alternative shopping district, lies now two storefronts of curiousities from natural art, bones, and corpses to human. For Osteology, Faunal, Floral collections, bone hunters, medical instruments and operandi and home decor, this store covers every need. Entomology, jewelry, cards, books, and unique furniture. I try to peruse the collections every year if I can as new finds come and go all the time. Rating 5 stars out of 5.



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Shrine, on Melrose, Hollywood, California

Shrine Los Angeles * http://www.shrinestore.com/ * 7305 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, California 90046 * 323-655-1485 *
Another favorite hotspot of mine on Melrose, is the famous Shrine clothing outlet in its home city where one can get some of the hottest dark designer fashions in America. Inspired from the dark dive bars, seedy joints, and dark underground night clubs of Los Angeles and Hollywood, come fabulous fashions to fulfill your macabre obsessions. Rating 5 stars out of 5.

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Perversion, Hollywood, California


Perversion

Perversion Hollywood
Boardners * 1652 Cherokee Ave, Hollywood, California * Thursdays * 2 Dance areas * Industrial, Goth, Alternative, and Bondage * 18+ * Full Bar * 10-2

It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Perversion. They are now at a much better location – Boardners, the home to the infamous Bar Sinister and the new location suits Perversion so much better than many of the previous locations I attended. Packed wall to wall with Goths and those dressed in black, it was a madhouse meat market of the gothic array. The Bondage show is back if full spectrum with Sal from the Dungeon at Blue, an Absenthe lounge upstairs, live performances, sexy doms, and incredible dance music downstairs with Bractune and Amanda spinning the main room with industrial techno, dark tekno, and noise. Bruce spins out on the patio a nonconformist mix of Goth, Dark Wave, Alternative, and Indie. The downset to the night is how crowded it often is, at least the evening of 7/3/08 where it was packed and space was difficult to find or obtain on the dance floor to get your frustrations out. The bars as well were packed, and drinks often hard to obtain. Other than the sardine-like environment (and its a humongous club space – just hundreds of patrons) it’s an excellent place to hang on a thursday night in Hollywood. Rating: 4 stars out of 5.


Perversion

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