Soul Coughing's Screenwriter's Blues is my favorite LA song.
I first heard it listening to The Chris Morris radio show. He played the song during the infamous dead Johnny Walker piece where Chris's assistant pretended to find the esteemed English DJ dead at the console. They then called a taxidermist to ask how much it costs to stuff a famous dead DJ.
As usual, I digress.
Best lyric from Screenwriter's Blues?
It is 5 am and the sun has charred the other side of the world
and come back to us
and painted the smoke over our heads an imperial violet
Considering the current wildfires this seems quite poignant.
I was also awake at 5am. Which sucks.
Music and lyrics by Mike Doughty and Soul Coughing