At home, by Ben Adair

At home, by Ben Adair

“My first apartment was this little one-bedroom coach house off Griffith Park Blvd. It was a beautiful apartment with wood floors and matchy match tile in the kitchen and bathroom. I remember laughing when the landlady, one of those Encino 70-year-olds with chunky gold jewelry, see-through shirts and extremely pert double-Ds, raised the rent to 600 a month. We were the first artists priced out of Silverlake, we said, as we packed up and moved to Echo Park.”

This episode of First Time Last Time is a little different than previous ones. It comes out my residency at Tandem — the Tim and Neda Disney Experimental Media Artist Residency. It’s one of nine audio works that together all make a piece called “At Home.”

If you want to hear more of the pieces, I’m going to be posting them to the First Time Last Time website and Facebook page. Link to both of those at

Many special thanks on this episode: Tim and Neda Disney, John Adair, Shoshanna Scholar, Sarah Mesle, Abigail Scholar, Neda Casey, Kathleen Fox, Brandon Harvey, Eve Brenner, Walt Senterfitt, Ruth Sandoval and everyone who came into Tandem during my residency to record stories.

More info about the Tandem Residency is at

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