The moods and music of Montecito Heights

Courtesy Above The City

The posts from the Above the City blog capture the grand vistas and quirky scenes to be found across the grassy hills and crowded flats of Montecito Heights.  But the blogger behind Above the City also offers up a musical accompaniment to the images, usually two songs  selected from a wide variety of music.  For example, the photo shown above of the lake at the top of Debs Park is paired with  Action Bronson’s “Not Enough Words” and  “Sweet & Lovely” performed by the Thelonious Monk Quartet with John  Coltrane.  A photo of  three cats dozing atop a trash bin is matched with The Cramps “Garbage Man” and Ry Cooder “Three Cool Cats.”

How are the sights and songs matched up?   The Above the City blogger provided a few details about the pairing of photos and music:

Just love all kinds of music and try to find some songs that fit the mood of my post. Sometimes it is more the about the song title than the actual song. Don’t really remember why I started doing it but just always have added two songs to each post. It sometimes maybe tells the story of my little pictures more than my dumb words can ever do.


  1. We in Montecito Heights love Above the City and we respect the privacy of its creator.

  2. The hike to the lake is great. What a great way to spend a sunday morning. So many spots like this one are unknown from most of LA residents.

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