This Oughta Be Interesting

In reciprocation to my biking/blogging pals Eric Richardson and Dave Bullock for their noble participation in the L.A. Treasure Hunt April 2, when they asked if I could help out with today’s Downtown Art Ride I opted to shoot them a yes first and then ask questions later.

The one thing I have going for me is a passing familiarity with the downtown area. The marks against me are more: I have no knowledge of the civic center’s art scene; have never been to any of the 19 galleries on the ride’s route; and don’t do well pretending to know things that I don’t know anything about — especially art and artists.

Dave’s told me that’s no sweat. I don’t need to know diddly about the places or people. Essentially I’ve just gotta get people from the start to the finish and do my best along the way to limit the amount of time spent at each gallery to 10 minutes or so. Wish me luck with that.

The other wrinkle is that I gotta be back home to get cleaned up and out to Granada Hills High School for my daughter who’s singing in a talent show at 7 p.m.

Off I go!

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."