Ask any calendar and it’ll tell you that summer is a wrap. But ask any SoCal weatherman, and you just might get a different story. Personally I think the seasons have shifted forward in general. Anybody else notice it doesn’t really get cold until AFTER the New Year? Well don’t try to hit the slopes before then, just sayin’. Regardless, I am lucky enough live the perpetual summer lifestyle here in Southern Cali, and am better for it. Past couple weeks have seen many great events, however my funds are limited. Here’s some snaps I took while trotting along through my choice events around the city. First, the Long Beach Funk Fest did not disappoint in the slightest. Well actually my date did, when I got stood up. But the funk don’t stop, and damn sure not for no bitch. George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic did the damn thing, just before Dam-Funk set the stage. Then a week later, I found my self at the Mayan for the Art Don’t Sleep event. Legends such as Pharcyde and Souls of Mischief performed, with backing from Adrian Younge and the Venice Beach Dawn. Of course accompanied by the greatest of LA selectors, and a star-studded supporting cast of Hip Hop greats. (Yes I missed LTJ to be at this night-AND it was worth it!).