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April 30, 2008

California

My most recent traffic stats - I had been ignoring them for a year or so - indicate the Flea receives twenty times more traffic from the United States than it does from Canada, the UK and Australia combined. So, thanks to my American cousins.

On a related note: It is time for me to move to Los Angeles. Suggestions, guidance and advice would be most welcome. I do not have a green card so am after teaching, research, communications, writing or administrative work in a position which would allow me to apply for the appropriate visa. Or better yet, anything in sound design... The notion is to make a living while placing myself closer to the film industry; I have soundtrack music to sell.

Also, I have decided life should include palm trees.

Related: Theresa Duncan.

If you were to make a perfume that embodied the essence of Los Angeles, what would it smell like?

My cologne is called Santa Ana after the powerful winds that bring desert heat and faraway smell into the city.

It smells like: Celluloid and sand, coyote fur and car exhaust, contrail cloud and chlorine, bitter orange and stage blood and one bushel of ghostly, shivery night-blooming jasmine flowers like blown kisses from the phantoms of the ten thousand screen beauties who still haunt our hills every full moon because they think it's a stage light.

Also, BLDGBLOG.

L.A. is the apocalypse: it's you and a bunch of parking lots. No one's going to save you; no one's looking out for you. It's the only city I know where that's the explicit premise of living there – that's the deal you make when you move to L.A.
The city, ironically, is emotionally authentic.
It says: no one loves you; you're the least important person in the room; get over it.
What matters is what you do there.

And, of course.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 30, 2008 05:53 PM

Comments

Cool! I'm slated to move there next spring.

Here is a pretty useful site for immigration: www.grasmick.com

Posted by: Darcey Jerrom [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 30, 2008 06:45 PM

"I had been ignoring them for a year or so"

You expect us to believe that, sir?

Posted by: Solomon [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 30, 2008 06:54 PM

Ha! But it is true. I have not looked at my Awstats in ages. On a day to day basis I am following my Google AdSense revenue. If that breaks down by country I am missing something... and I remain to be convinced by Google Analytics.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 30, 2008 07:06 PM

Ahh, well. You said "traffic stats," and I know better.

Admit it, Pisces.

Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 30, 2008 09:20 PM

Don't make me say "harumph" again.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 30, 2008 09:31 PM