I can actually quantify it, if anyone is interested.
I'm singing this song.
and in this one I am doing the "I've never met someone so cool"s, the "La's" and the "I'm gonna take you in hand"
that should represent the full spectrum.
LOL (regarding the Abba)
That's a trip. We moved to Oxnard, but basically yes.
I don't know Sal's, but I was raised in Camarillo so I am not as familiar with Ventura staples as I should be, but my mother in law talks a lot about this great, really legit mexican food place that changed ownership and isn't as good anymore (allegedly) and for some reason the name Sal's is kind of ringing familiar in that context. I'm not sure though. I lived actually in Ventura for a couple of years, mostly right at about Seaward and Thompson, and we got pretty into this Sarafina's place in that last stretch of Seaward before the beach. I'm not sure how long it's been around though. That, and Corrale's for something more leading to the glorious stomach ache. Ventura's a great town. As much as we're still right by it, I miss being a Ventura native. Way better than Camarillo, I can say that.
Oh yeah. I know all about that Jack In The Box. I used to live on Arcade (the block that is the backside of that Jack In The Box) about a block towards the freeway from there. It's still there. I bet the spending the night in the bathroom story is an interesting one. To even it up. I fought with the teleprompter at the Golden China over the lyrics to It's Still Rock N Roll To Me (I also got into another fight with the teleprompter at a Camarillo bar over the lyrics to Darlin Nikki).
As for the venues, I don't know. The theater is ok and gets some decent stuff from time to time but is notorious for sounding like a friggin cave and it seems like the smaller places just don't seem as cool as they did a few years back. I miss the Livery a lot.
They've also done a lot to Main Street over the last few years. Mostly not corporatized, and a lot of the real staples like the Busy Bee, the Star Lounge, The Top Hat, all of those thrift stores and what have you have survived (Bonnies is totally gone), but it's still a bit too cleaned up for my tastes. A lot of cool bars, and some really cool restaraunts, and it doesn't totally lack tact (they did a really nice job), but it's just kind of weird.
HA. I can see how about a day in a box to soak in it's... well, lets call it like it is, grease may make the thing taste even better.
That is true, and it's probably just me being spoiled by my location and taking it for granted, but L.A. and Santa Barbara feel just barely too far to make going there not a big deal (probably also because you factor a couple beers into any sort of outing out there and those complications), but you're right. It does give us the opportunity to see a lot of good shows. I just wish the theater landed more bands I was interested in.
I do like Ojai. It's a town we really don't take enough advantage of. It's a really cool spot.
Answered By: Prof. Anger - 10/21/2009