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The two main activities in my life: Helping the hungry in the late hours of the night and helping guitar players sound better one amp at a time.

I always try to remember that in order to do good one has to take action and actually do something.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I have watched the city and Southern California change for well over half a century.

I can be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/mylesr or on twitter at www.twitter.com/myles111us or on my own Guitar Amplifier Blueprinting website at www.mylesrose.com

Los Angeles Architectural History

Los Angeles Architectural History
1935 Art Deco at some of its finest: No. 168 - Griffith Observatory- (click on the photo for information)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Aspen Pittman / Groove Tubes - The Legacy Continues

How many times has somebody said to you, "just let it go?"  How many times have you heard the saying that goes something like, evil can only succeed when good men do nothing?

I don't hold onto things. It is more that I take action when I am reminded of certain things which brought to my attention.  Sometimes past subjects are brought back to my attention.

I find it impossible to turn away from certain parts of what I see in my own life.  The homeless.  People taking advantage of others.  Bullies.  Hurt animals in the street.  People who cheat hard working musicians out of their money.  People taking the credit for the work of others.  I am sure you get the picture.

A great amp tech and guitar player is in this shot.  He was one of many folks taken advantage of by the man in the self portrait above who is Aspen Pittman.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 at Union Rescue Mission

The photos in this album were taken on November 19, 2011 at Union Rescue Mission in Downtown Los Angeles. This was the 120th Thanksgiving event by Union Rescue Mission.

Hundreds of volunteers served in excess of 3,000 meals.  It took a lot of help to feed thousands on this special day.  Many of my friends helped directly and I mentioned all of you that I knew about on my blog post which has been active since 2010 at http://la-economy.blogspot.com/2010/11/help-me-provide-thanksgiving-meals-at.htmlOnce again, thank you all very much.

The even was more than just a great meal. There were hot showers, free hygiene supplies, fresh socks, live entertainment and more.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A few hours at 65 Amps

These photos are the raw files.  No cropping, enhancing, editing etc.  Typically I at least tend to look over the shots and perhaps crop a bit or color correct.  Not so this time as I used a small camera rather than my cellphone camera.

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