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Jay Babcock Loves Some Things About LA

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Reviews of Jay Babcock's review of Los Angeles didn't go so well in the comments section yesterday. Babcock, the man behind Arthur Magazine, left Los Angeles for Brooklyn earlier this month. Soundboard on LA Times caught up with him and quizzed him about his move and Babcock went off on Los Angeles.

Today, Babcock explains his side of the story on the blog at Arthur Magazine's website: "I recently talked to an LATimes dude about leaving L.A. for Brooklyn. I brought up that there were a lot of great folks in L.A. who I tip my hat to — the people who are doing great things for each other and for the city in the midst of a devolving economic/cultural/ecological/spiritual landscape — but he left it out of the story and chopped up the other stuff so I sound like even more of a bitter [edit] than usual. Ah well. To try and set the record straight — or straighter — lemme just say I’m really gonna miss a lot that’s going on in L.A."

After the jump, some of what he'll miss:

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The 2 Freeway
LA Conservancy
Bike Oven/Bicycle Kitchen
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L.A. Free Clinic
McCabe's Guitar Shop
Self-Help Graphics
Elf Cafe
Tommmy's
Friends of the LA River
L.A. Record
South LA Farmers
Spaceland Productions
Silverlake Music Conservancy
CalArts/REDCAT/UCLA Live
Griffith Park, especially Amir's Garden
and a whole lot more listed on his post...