reblogged via toddmartens:
Sorry friends in Opinion, but I’m on Team Zooey on this one.
And it reminded me I have to replace the broken YouTube links on this: She & Him’s M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel pick their musical love letters to California
(P.S. Todd Martens covers music for The Times. Give him a follow.)
I LOVE DOWNTOWN LA and I relish any opportunity to spend time there. I have pride in my city, that’s the reason why I thought it was kind of funnythat they didn’t clean up the immediate surroundings before the Royals came through. In the end, of course, it didn’t actually matter since those two crazy kids were flown in by helicopter anyway. Silly me. Regardless, I don’t even think I need to defend my love of Los Angeles. I am a native Angelino, and had you done any research at all, you would have found that I have been quoted in the press on numerous occasions talking about how much I love Downtown.
And another for those who don’t want to read the letter (READ IT)
It’s hard for me to comprehend why you launched such a vile and toxic blow in my direction over a sentence fragment that you did not even hear for yourself. I do hope that in the future when writing about something, especially a human being, you will consider both the facts and context before publishing your opinion.