Eastside Name Controversy Ends

Beware of false Eastsides. As the pretenders to the Eastside name and identity fade into the West…A new question arises for those who may give a shit,..what to call the neighborhoods of East Hollywood, Los Felix, Silver Lake and Echo Park now? As a recent article in la.curbed suggests,..If the already existing names are not trendy enough for you,..add your name suggestions and try to start your own buzz.

Here is my new name suggestion,……the following song says it all and it’s a catchy tune with just a hint of irony. 🙂

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Al Guerrero, Artist/Humorist. Los Angeles, CA. Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles from the age of two, Al Guerrero grew up just steps from the famous Chicano strip, Whittier Boulevard. His youth experiences include witnessing and participating in the 1970 Chicano Power demonstrations, cruising cars on Whittier Boulevard, and graduating from Garfield High School. After dropping out of UCLA (with honors), he drew upon his lifelong passion for art and cartooning and pursued a career in graphic arts. During this period, he traveled overseas and found artistic inspiration from the masterworks he discovered within the European Art Museums. His career blossomed when he was eventually hired by the Walt Disney Company in 1995, where he worked as a creative artist for a number of years. Although the artistic work was rewarding, he eventually grew weary & disillusioned with the bureaucracy of the entertainment business, and left to work briefly in the educational field. His credits include producing a feature film with actor, Conrad Brooks of Ed Wood fame, founding and performing with the Punk Rock group “The Psychocats” at numerous L.A. & Hollywood venues during the 1990’s, and in 1999 he founded and created a hell-bent puppet cabaret show aptly named: “The Puppets from Hell”. As a long time active member of the Los Angeles Cacophony Society, Al “Quaeda”, as he was known, was involved in countless Cacophony Society pranks and events throughout the city. He also produced the “Incredibly Strange Cinema” cult film series as well as themed events such as the now infamous “Pornothon Movie Nights” and the satirical “Mexican Night: Noche De Tequila & Putas” shows at local nightclub venues. Throughout his art career, he has exhibited his canvas paintings at various local galleries, and has also written & illustrated numerous comic strips and Graphic Novel stories. Today, he lives in Silver Lake, California and works as a freelance artist and writer with numerous multi-media projects under his belt and in the works. His personal hobbies include collecting vintage toys and comic books, cinema history and Los Angeles City history. Contact: alguerrero@earthlink.net Al Guerrero P.O. Box 29697 Los Angeles, CA 90029-0697 www.alguerrero.com Myspace.com/thepuppetsfromhell

17 thoughts on “Eastside Name Controversy Ends

  1. Well Al, I went to their site and suggested either “Hipster Heights” or “Hipster Heaven.” All kidding aside, I think they should just keep the names they already have.

  2. Okay folks one more comment from me today: Al, I dig the heads you superimposed! That hipster looks straight out of a 70’s yearbook and is that Uncle Miltie looking on?

  3. Woohoo! Otra victoria pa’ nosotros! I actually have to congratulate la.curbed for having the balls to change their mind. Maybe it’s just cuz they’re annoyed by our army of naysayers but whatever it was, I’m glad they’ve come around. A taco to the staff!

  4. Con este modo mi levanta codo!

    Would it be to late for the humble, understated, don quixote to suggest a proper title for those confused inhabitants of the area in question?

    My donation to their quest for identity would of course be “ES Toontown”, c/s rifa alabrava!.
    And nobody try to scam this from me! I got it copyrighted twice.

  5. Standing witness to the surrender are . left to right…. Manuel from EL TEPEYAC, one of Emiliano Zapata’s lieutenants, and El Chavo del 8.

  6. LOL! Desmadre you are UNICO! I liked Browne’s suggestion that they could use “South Central”, because its up for grabs.

  7. This discussion is a lame. Silverlake is silverlake, echo park is echo park, the same for Atwater and Los Feliz, people who lived in these areas always made a distinction I live in Los feliz not attwater or I live in silverlake not echo park, and now for whatever reson they want to change in, HA tough shit! The NE side is the north eastside of the river the eastside is east of the river and east la is east la (county). People need to stop trying to be something they’re not leave the names along and be proud of where you live.

  8. The only area over there that gets a special designation is elisian valley because we all know it’s frogtown.

  9. When I said this Discussion is lame I was refering to the one on curbed la.

  10. Al’s trying to get all those old cha-chas dancing with his choice of song!
    I love the graphic, that hipster actually looks like someone I know.
    My uncle who is born and raised in Echo Park/Silver Lake border area calls that part of town “Metro.” I’ve been using it too cause it’s fun to say.

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