Here's something that seems intriguing. Gene Sculatti author of Catalog of Cool, and Kim Cooper who wrote the 33 1/2 book on Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane over the Sea have started a somewhat obscure tour of Los Angeles music landmarks. The idea behind the tour being to bring along special guests and impart unique knowledge about places that you likely pass by everyday.
On Saturday, June 28 the guest will be Ruthann Friedman. She will likely be best remembered for writing the Association's 1967 hit single "Windy," but my interest in hearing her speak would lie mostly in the fact that she's said to have stories about the Byrds!
The tour departs at 11:30AM from Amoeba Music in Hollywood. It's three hours long, and includes snacks and a gift bag filled with treats from Amoeba. The trip will culminate in a live performance from Friedman upon it's return to the record store. More information about the tour can be found here. More information about how to order tickets can be found here. Apparently if you use the super secret words "Amoeba sent me," you will recieve a fifteen percent discount...
Or you could send an email to email@example.com with the words "bus tour" in the subject line to win a single admission. The first person to email, will recieve the spot. Best of luck!