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La Vida Livingston
You know you can come down Laurel Canyon, and you can turn left or you can turn right. I always tended to turn left. The Dime over on Fairfax is about as far west as I like to get.... There's something about L.A. and Southern California in general that's in the mining tradition. I think a lot of the (film-industry stuff) is an outgrowth of the Gold Rush mentality. People come out here for the opportunity, but a lot of times they lack community. None of those miners actually got along with each other; they were all digging for the same shit. I don't feel that as much over on the east side...