« March 2008 | Main | May 2008 »

April 2008 Archives

April 27, 2008

Santa Monica House Names: The GeNorge

What's a Genorge? Oh, about two or three pounds. No, wait, that's a HenWay. Genorge might translate to "The Norwegian". A little difficult to decipher Norske website's words. Still, it's a cool architectural element on an apartment building in Santa Monica that has always intrigued me.

The GeNorge

Santa Monica House Names: Viva La Cuba!

I didn't realize that there was a theme shaping up as I take in Santa Monica's house names. These three all have a Cuban theme.

The first is simply exclaiming "Fidel". Really pretty look of bold revolutionary communist red with a nice little star.


Next, we have a mention of Cuba's capital, Havana. However on this house, they don't stop there. No, this is Alta, or UPPER Havana (Habana). These people are obviously of superior breeding, not interacting with the riff-raff of Baja Habana. Good for you, and welcome to Santa Monica!

Alta Habana

And finally, inspired by Fidel, we have the iconic mug of Che Guevara atop the words "Sierra Maestra". This translates literally to "Mountain Master". Not sure what the context is behind the artwork here, but there it is.

Che Guevara is Sierra Maestra

Santa Monica House Names: Percieved Added Class

I'm guessing that the use of angular script as a title to a building began as a fashionable thing in Beverly Hills, at least locally. Here's an image of what I presume is the inspiration behind what follows: The Beverly Hills Hotel.

"Riviera" says Rich, but the stars say Space-age!


Mmmm... Cheese cans.

Chez Cannes

The Do-It-Yourself Harmonica Microphone

Greg's a good friend with whom I share a long personal history. He comes from a very musical family, the Khachaturyans. His great grand uncle (or something like that) was the Armenian composure who wrote the Sabre Dance. Greg's dad is an expert Jazz pianist and his mom has a natural talent for dance. Now that Greg has come of age, he has discovered within himself a blues harp player.

OMG, he's incredible! More on that in the YouTube video. First, it's time to document our afternoon together building the coveted iMic!

As a warm-up to the day's festivities, Greg gives me The Finger. No, not THAT finger, but still a finger.

Greg giving me the finger

Continue reading "The Do-It-Yourself Harmonica Microphone" »

About April 2008

This page contains all entries posted to Beyond Beyond Well Being in April 2008. They are listed from oldest to newest.

March 2008 is the previous archive.

May 2008 is the next archive.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.