1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die…Or Not: 1975 – 1976

Comparatively speaking, 1975-76 is a dead zone for Albums You Must Hear Before You Die; in fact, there are almost as many Suggested Alternatives as legitimate selections. Overall, ’75 has more good stuff happening than ’76 – not by a wide margin – but it’s a shady part of town, and we’re going to roll through most of the stop signs in the neighborhood. Grandpa … Continue reading 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die…Or Not: 1975 – 1976

BSM Joints: Frank ‘n Hank – Low Budget Libations in Koreatown

As it were, I found myself with a night to kill in Los Angeles. A Google search for “dive bars in L.A.” turned up Frank ‘n Hank, a throwback, low-brow watering hole purportedly frequented by Charles Bukowski when the joint was run by its original owners: Frank the father, and Hank the son. And Koreatown wasn’t Koreatown – we’re talking 1960s and 70s – it … Continue reading BSM Joints: Frank ‘n Hank – Low Budget Libations in Koreatown