Monday, February 22, 2010

Sixth Street! (We love it, we love it)

Sixth Street, San Pedro

I LOVE LA by Randy Newman

Hate New York City
It's cold and it's damp
And all the people dressed like monkeys
Let's leave Chicago to the Eskimos
That town's a little too rugged
For you and me, you bad girl

Rollin' down the Imperial Highway
With a big nasty redhead at my side
Santa Ana winds blowin' hot from the north
And we was born to ride

Roll down the window, put down the top
Crank up the Beach Boys, baby
Don't let the music stop
We're gonna ride it till we just can't ride it no more

From the South Bay to the Valley
From the West Side to the East Side
Everybody's very happy
'Cause the sun is shining all the time
Looks like another perfect day

Look at that mountain
Look at those trees
Look at that bum over there, man
He's down on his knees
Look at these women
There ain't nothin' like em nowhere

Century Boulevard (We love it)
Victory Boulevard (We love it)
Santa Monica Boulevard (We love it)
Sixth Street (We love it, we love it)

We love L.A.
I love L.A. (We love it)
I love L.A. (We love it)
I love L.A. (We love it)

San Pedro is a port neighborhood of the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. It was annexed in 1909 and is a major seaport of the area. The town has grown from being dominated by the fishing industry to become primarily a working class town within the City of Los Angeles. The name of the town is pronounced san PEE-dro by its residents, even its Hispanic residents, rather than by its Spanish pronunciation san PAY-dro. (more about PEEdro from wikipedia here)

Although San Pedro is part of Los Angeles, the Sixth Street of which Newman sings is a different street in downtown LA. Still, gotta love PEEdro, LA, and the song!


  1. Hey Lori Lynn. Sorry I haven't been keeping up with your post lately.
    I do LOVE LA! Especially in the early spring, and winter, and most of summer and fall. I like 6th street too. The old guys that sit across from the Williams book store like to chat with me. I haven't taken a photo of them though.
    But I sure did love visiting NYC. I'd love to live there for a few months. And in Maui for a few months, and in Northern Arizona... :)

  2. Isn't it neat how you can be 'part' of LA without being 'in' LA? I love your photos!


So nice to hear from you!

Warm regards,
Lori Lynn