Malibu is a beach city in western Los Angeles County, situated about 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles. It is known for its Mediterranean climate and its 21-mile strip of the Malibu coast, incorporated in 1991 into the City of Malibu; the area is known for being the home of Hollywood movie stars, people in the entertainment industry, other affluent residents. Most Malibu residents live within a few hundred yards of Pacific Coast Highway, which traverses the city, with some residents living up to a mile away from the beach up narrow canyons; as of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,645. Nicknamed "the'Bu" by surfers and locals, beaches along the Malibu coast include Surfrider Beach, Zuma Beach, Malibu Beach, Topanga Beach, Point Dume Beach, County Line, Dan Blocker Beach. State parks and beaches on the Malibu coast include Malibu Creek State Park, Leo Carrillo State Beach and Park, Point Mugu State Park, Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach, with individual beaches: El Pescador, La Piedra and El Matador.
The many parks within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area lie along the ridges above the city along with local parks that include Malibu Bluffs Park, Trancas Canyon Park, Las Flores Creek Park, Legacy Park. Signs around the city proclaim "21 miles of scenic beauty", referring to the incorporated city limits; the city updated the signs in 2017 from the historical 27-mile length of the Malibu coast spanning from Tuna Canyon on the southeast to Point Mugu in Ventura County on the northwest. For many residents of the unincorporated canyon areas, Malibu has the closest commercial centers and they are included in the Malibu ZIP Codes; the city is bounded by Topanga on the east, the Santa Monica Mountains to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, Solromar in Ventura County to the west. Malibu is named for the Ventureño Chumash settlement of Humaliwo, which translates to “The Surf Sounds Loudly.” This pre-colonial village is now part of the State Park. Malibu was settled by the Chumash, Native Americans whose territory extended loosely from the San Joaquin Valley to San Luis Obispo to Malibu, as well as several islands off the southern coast of California.
They named it "Humaliwo" or "the surf sounds loudly". The city's name derives from this; the village of Humaliwo was located next to Malibu Lagoon and was an important regional center in prehistoric times. The village, identified as CA-LAN-264, was occupied from 2,500 BCE, it was the second-largest Chumash coastal settlement by the Santa Monica Mountains, with just Muwu being more populated. A total of 118 individuals were baptized in Humaliwo. Humaliwo was considered an important political center, but there were additional minor settlements in today’s Malibu. One village, known as Ta’lopop, was located few miles up Malibu Canyon from Malibu Lagoon. Research have shown that Humaliwo had ties to other villages in pre-colonial times, including Hipuk and Huwam. Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo is believed to have moored at Malibu Lagoon, at the mouth of Malibu Creek, to obtain fresh water in 1542; the Spanish presence returned with the California mission system, the area was part of Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit—a 13,000-acre land grant—in 1802.
That ranch passed intact to Frederick Hastings Rindge in 1891. He and his widow, May K. Rindge, guarded their privacy zealously by hiring guards to evict all trespassers and fighting a lengthy court battle to prevent the building of a Southern Pacific railroad line through the ranch. Interstate Commerce Commission regulations would not support a railroad condemning property in order to build tracks that paralleled an existing line, so Frederick H. Rindge decided to build his own railroad through his property first, he died, May K. Rindge followed through with the plans, building the Hueneme and Port Los Angeles Railway; the line started at Carbon Canyon, just inside the ranch's property eastern boundary, ran 15 miles westward, past Pt. Dume. Few roads entered the area before 1929, when the state won another court case and built what is now known as the Pacific Coast Highway. By May Rindge was forced to subdivide her property and begin selling and leasing lots; the Rindge house, known as the Adamson House, is now part of Malibu Creek State Park and is situated between Malibu Lagoon State Beach and Surfrider Beach, beside the Malibu Pier, used to provide transportation to/from the ranch, including construction materials for the Rindge railroad, to tie up the family's yacht.
In 1926, in an effort to avoid selling land to stave off insolvency, May K. Rindge created a small ceramic tile factory. At its height, Malibu Potteries employed over 100 workers, produced decorative tiles which furnish many Los Angeles-area public buildings and Beverly Hills residences; the factory, located one-half mile east of the pier, was ravaged by a fire in 1931. Although the factory reopened in 1932, it could not recover from the effects of the Great Depression and a steep downturn in Southern California construction projects. A distinct hybrid of Moorish and Arts and crafts designs, Malibu tile is considered collectible. Fine examples of the tiles may be seen at the Adamson House and Serra Retreat, a fifty-room mansion, started in the 1920s as the main Rindge home on a hill overlooking the lagoon; the unfinished building was sold to the Franciscan Order in 1942 and is
Pezcore is the debut full-length album released by the American ska punk band Less Than Jake. It was released on Dill Records in 1995 on CD and cassette; the album reissued on Asian Man in 1996 on CD only, but was missing two tracks found on the Dill version. In 2002, Less Than Jake released a tenth anniversary version of Pezcore to celebrate the band's 10 years of existence. Issued on Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello's Fueled by Ramen label, the 2002 re-release was noteworthy in that the songs were remixed and remastered from the original recording sessions; the band announced on January 5, 2008 that another reissue of Pezcore would be released on the band's label, Sleep It Off Records. The record was re-released on March 18, 2008 accompanied with a live DVD. "Liquor Store" - 2:44 "My Very Own Flag" - 2:47 "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts" - 2:55 "Big" - 3:04 "Shotgun" - 2:56 "Black Coffee" - 2:24 "Throw the Brick" - 2:10 "Growing Up on a Couch" - 2:30 "Blindsided" - 2:50 "Downbeat" - 2:10 "Jen Doesn't Like Me Anymore" - 2:55 "Out of the Crowd" - 2:31 "Robo" - 1:33 "Where in the Hell is Mike Sinkovich?"
- 2:13 "Process" - 2:39 "3 Quarts Drunk" - 2:05 "Boomtown" - 2:45 "Short on Ideas" - 1:47 "One Last Cigarette" - 4:38 One Last Cigarette ends at 2:28. An untitled hidden track begins at 3:46. "Jeffersons" "Laverne & Shirley" "Soundcheck" "Time and a Half on 2nd Ave and 6th Street" "Liquor Store" - 2:44 "My Very Own Flag" - 2:47 "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts" - 2:55 "Big" - 3:04 "Shotgun" - 2:56 "Black Coffee" - 2:24 "Throw the Brick" - 2:10 "Growing Up on a Couch" - 2:30 "Blindsided" - 2:50 "Downbeat" - 2:10 "Jen Doesn't Like Me Anymore" - 2:55 "Out of the Crowd" - 2:31 "Robo" - 1:33 "Where in the Hell is Mike Sinkovich?" - 2:13 "Process" - 2:39 "Three Quarts Drunk" - 2:05 "Boomtown" - 2:34 "Short on Ideas/One Last Cigarette" - 4:17 "Liquor Store" appeared on Better Class Of Losers CS as well as Songs About Drinking The story behind "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts": "Ha. Well, he's a friend of mine. He's an architect student at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, where we're from.
And we played this show in town, it was a battle of the bands and we won, we got to play at the great opening of this record store, this guy wrote in his work office at the Architect School, "Less Than Jake are sellouts". And as for the name Johnny Quest, his moniker, his nickname, he never heard us before or anything, he just wrote it just because. So we just shrugged our shoulders and decided to write a silly song about it." -Chris "Big" appeared on Better Class Of Losers CS and Making Fun of Things You Don't Understand 10" "Shotgun" appeared on Better Class Of Losers CS and Making Fun Of Things You Don't Understand 10" "Black Coffee" appeared on Unglued 7". It was one of the original Less Than Jake demos. "Throw The Brick" was written in the studio while recording Pezcore "Growing up on a Couch" has been known as "Smoking Pot on a Couch", surfacing from a bootleg recording of a 1998 show in Atlanta, GA, when Chris introduced the song as the incorrect name "Downbeat" appeared on Making Fun Of Things You Don't Understand 10" "Jen Doesn't Like Me Anymore" appeared on Six Pack To Go Comp CD.
The story behind Jen. Her wacky attributes: a father who had a photo album of pictures of people in the bathroom,her having sex with her cousin, eating all my Ramen and Kool-Aid. " -Vinnie "Where the Hell is Mike Sinkovich?" Appeared on Pez Kings 7" (rerecorded. The story behind Mike Sinkovich: "Well, I'm 16 years old on a rooftop overlooking Jersey city. My friend Mike says things aren't going well with his life and our conversation lasts 5-6 hours; the next day he runs away from home to NYC never to be heard from again" - Vinnie "Process" appeared on Six Pack To Go Comp CD. It was one of the original Less Than Jake demos; the "Liquor Store" where the band used to get "Three Quarts Drunk" is portrayed in the "Gainesville Rock City" music video. Intro to "Boomtown" removed on the 2002 rereleaseQuotes: http://www.waste.org/~ltj/FAQ.html Pezcore at YouTube
Losing Streak is the second studio album by ska punk band Less Than Jake, released on November 12, 1996 on Capitol Records. The album was recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami and Mirror Image Studios in Gainesville, both with producer Michael Rosen. Drums and bass were recorded at the former; the album includes re-recordings of "Jen Doesn't Like Me Anymore" and "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts", both of which appeared on Pezcore. Losing Streak was re-released with Hello Rockview as a double album in 2000; the album reached #18 on the Top Heatseekers chart. The album's first track, "Automatic" was featured in a music video on MTV alternative music showcase 120 Minutes and Dr. 90210. The video consisted of fan video footage from shows in Gainesville and Chicago. A controversial video was made for "Dopeman". MTV has refused to air the video due to drug references. Band supporters maintain that the song has fewer references to drugs than many videos played on MTV and is commenting on the negative aspects of a "Dopeman" lifestyle.
In addition claims have been made that the band Sugar Ray copied the video's concept in one of their own music videos. Losing Streak features a hidden track accessible only by rewinding the CD about a minute and forty one seconds before the beginning of track 1; the track features banter spoken by former band mascot "Howie J. Reynolds", an elderly Gainesville local, similar in concept to Sublime's recorded rantings of a mentally ill man on Robbin' the Hood; this leads into track 1, which begins with him stating, "This is the old dude, Howard J. Reynolds, you're listening to'Less Than Jake'". Not all CDs have this hidden track. "Automatic" – 2:06 "Happyman" – 1:59 "9th at Pine" – 1:56 "Sugar in Your Gas Tank" – 2:06 "Shindo" – 2:17 "107" – 1:59 "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts" – 2:49 "Krazy Glue" – 1:58 "Never Going Back to New Jersey" – 3:18 "How's My Driving, Doug Hastings?" – 1:24 "Just Like Frank" – 1:50 "Ask the Magic 8 Ball" – 2:15 "Dopeman" – 2:06 "Jen Doesn't Like Me Anymore" – 2:50 "Rock-n-Roll Pizzeria" – 2:00 "Lockdown" – 2:33 Chris Demakes - guitar, vocals Roger Manganelli - bass, vocals Vinnie Fiorello - drums, lyrics Buddy Schaub - trombone Jessica Mills - alto saxophone Derron Nuhfer - baritone saxophone Losing Streak at YouTube
B Is for B-sides (Remixed)
B Is for B-sides is a promotional album by the ska punk band Less Than Jake. It was first handed out during the Fueled by Ramen/Drive-Thru tour, which featured bands from both labels, in 2005; the album itself contains remixes of ten songs found on the Less Than Jake b-sides album, B Is for B-sides, released in the summer of 2004. The album was a limited to 2000 copies release available off the Fueled by Ramen website, A limited run of 450 copies was released on 10" Vinyl. With the release of In With the Out Crowd it was released as a supplemental CD in the deluxe box edition
Hello Rockview is the third studio album by ska punk band Less Than Jake, released on October 6, 1998. Produced by Howard Benson, it is the band's second and final album on Capitol Records, recorded at Mirror Image Studios in Gainesville, Florida; the album is the first to feature trombonist Pete Anna. The album is dedicated in memory of Niki Wood; the album yielded two singles, "History of a Boring Town" and "All My Best Friends Are Metalheads", with "History of a Boring Town" reaching #39 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks Chart. The lyrics of Hello Rockview follow four years of drummer and lyricist Vinnie Fiorello's life when arranged in a non-studio order and is named after one of Vinnie's oldest friends, imprisoned at Rockview State Correctional Institution; the CD booklet had the unorthodox format of a comic book. It was illustrated by Steve Vance, who would illustrate the song artwork for "The Ghosts of Me and You" on Anthem. Stylistically, it is similar to Dick Tracy; each page is a separate song, with all dialog and captions being the lyrics to each song.
The lyrics themselves all appear in proper order, but the order of the individual songs is different from that of the track list. NME listed the album as one of "20 Pop Punk Albums Which Will Make You Nostalgic", saying that it is "A soundtrack to shoving your friends, listening to'All My Best Friends Are Metalheads' and wondering how you liked pop punk which didn't have a trombone." "Last One Out of Liberty City" – 2:01 "Help Save the Youth of America from Exploding" – 2:53 "All My Best Friends Are Metalheads" – 3:31 "Five State Drive" – 2:48 "Nervous in the Alley" – 2:54 "Motto" – 3:14 "History of a Boring Town" – 3:22 "Great American Sharpshooter" – 1:28 "Danny Says" – 2:51 "Big Crash" – 2:43 "Theme Song for H Street" – 2:43 "Richard Allen George... No, It's Just Cheez" – 1:46 "Scott Farcas Takes It on the Chin" – 2:34 "Al's War" – 3:04 Less Than JakeChris Demakes - guitar, vocals Roger Manganelli - bass, vocals Vinnie Fiorello - drums, lyrics Buddy Schaub - trombone Pete Anna - trombone Derron Nuhfer - saxophoneAdditional musiciansHoward Benson - additional keyboardsProductionHoward Benson - producer, editing Less Than Jake - producer Steve Kravac - engineer Ronny Cates - assistant engineer Chris Lord-Alge - mixing Mike - assistant mixing engineer Terry - assistant mixing engineer Bob Ludwig - mastering Danny O'Bryan - production coordination Steve Vance - illustration and design Less Than Jake - art direction
New Orleans is a consolidated city-parish located along the Mississippi River in the southeastern region of the U. S. state of Louisiana. With an estimated population of 393,292 in 2017, it is the most populous city in Louisiana. A major port, New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States. New Orleans is world-renowned for its distinct music, Creole cuisine, unique dialect, its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras; the historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, known for its French and Spanish Creole architecture and vibrant nightlife along Bourbon Street. The city has been described as the "most unique" in the United States, owing in large part to its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. Founded in 1718 by French colonists, New Orleans was once the territorial capital of French Louisiana before being traded to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. New Orleans in 1840 was the third-most populous city in the United States, it was the largest city in the American South from the Antebellum era until after World War II.
The city's location and flat elevation have made it vulnerable to flooding. State and federal authorities have installed a complex system of levees and drainage pumps in an effort to protect the city. New Orleans was affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which resulted in flooding more than 80% of the city, thousands of deaths, so much displacement because of damaged communities and lost housing as to cause a population decline of over 50%. Since Katrina, major redevelopment efforts have led to a rebound in the city's population. Concerns about gentrification, new residents buying property in closely knit communities, displacement of longtime residents have been expressed; the city and Orleans Parish are coterminous. As of 2017, Orleans Parish is the third most-populous parish in Louisiana, behind East Baton Rouge Parish and neighboring Jefferson Parish; the city and parish are bounded by St. Tammany Parish and Lake Pontchartrain to the north, St. Bernard Parish and Lake Borgne to the east, Plaquemines Parish to the south, Jefferson Parish to the south and west.
The city anchors the larger New Orleans metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 1,275,762 in 2017. It is the most populous metropolitan area in Louisiana and the 46th-most populated MSA in the United States; the city is named after the Duke of Orleans, who reigned as Regent for Louis XV from 1715 to 1723. It has many illustrative nicknames: Crescent City alludes to the course of the Lower Mississippi River around and through the city; the Big Easy was a reference by musicians in the early 20th century to the relative ease of finding work there. It may have originated in the Prohibition era, when the city was considered one big speakeasy due to the government's inability to control alcohol sales, in open violation of the 18th Amendment; the City that Care Forgot has been used since at least 1938, refers to the outwardly easy-going, carefree nature of the residents. La Nouvelle-Orléans was founded in the Spring of 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha.
It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of the Kingdom of France at the time. His title came from the French city of Orléans; the French colony was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris, following France's defeat by Great Britain in the Seven Years' War. During the American Revolutionary War, New Orleans was an important port for smuggling aid to the rebels, transporting military equipment and supplies up the Mississippi River. Beginning in the 1760s, Filipinos began to settle around New Orleans. Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez launched a southern campaign against the British from the city in 1779. Nueva Orleans remained under Spanish control until 1803, when it reverted to French rule. Nearly all of the surviving 18th-century architecture of the Vieux Carré dates from the Spanish period, notably excepting the Old Ursuline Convent. Napoleon sold Louisiana to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Thereafter, the city grew with influxes of Americans, French and Africans.
Immigrants were Irish, Germans and Italians. Major commodity crops of sugar and cotton were cultivated with slave labor on nearby large plantations. Thousands of refugees from the 1804 Haitian Revolution, both whites and free people of color, arrived in New Orleans. While Governor Claiborne and other officials wanted to keep out additional free black people, the French Creoles wanted to increase the French-speaking population; as more refugees were allowed into the Territory of Orleans, Haitian émigrés who had first gone to Cuba arrived. Many of the white Francophones had been deported by officials in Cuba in retaliation for Bonapartist schemes. Nearly 90 percent of these immigrants settled in New Orleans; the 1809 migration brought 2,731 whites, 3,102 free people of color, 3,226 slaves of African descent, doubling the city's population. The city became a greater proportion than Charleston, South Carolina's 53 percent. During the final campaign of the War of 1812, the British sent a force of 11,000 in a
Goodbye Blue & White
Goodbye Blue & White is a rarities album by Less Than Jake. It contains a number of songs from throughout their career, ranging from unreleased material, rarities to covers sourced from their numerous 7" releases; the album was released on Gainesville's No Idea later re-released by Fueled by Ramen - a label owned by Vinnie Fiorello, the band's drummer - with slight differences in track list and order. The album's name is a tribute to the first van that Less Than Jake used for tours. "The Blue & White" survived through most of the band's early years before breaking down on the way to a Pez convention. The band dedicated this hard-to-find album to it. Album art shows pictures of the band in the van through LTJ's early years; the track listing includes several covers, including two Slayer covers. This album was re-released on March 18, 2008 with a bonus DVD featuring live performances from 1994 to 2007. 12" Vinyl Track Listing Goodbye Blue & White at YouTube