The Lovebirds Of Griffith Park


This happy Angeleno calls himself Karaoke Pete. According to his multitude of placards, he shuttles this menagerie of caged birds to Griffith Park for fun and fresh air. I tried to say hello, but he just sort of smiled and cooed. The temporary folks art installation boasts handmade signs like “Happy, Healthy and Helpful,” “No Donation Just Wanna Have Fun” and my favorite, a tiny “9 L.A. 5” made from the Lexus logo! I haven’t seen a ride this colorful since the Dennis Woodruff days. Mr. Pete spoke to his caged friends for a bit, then pulled one out and gave it a kiss. The Mystery Year blog says that in addition to all the birds he keeps a karaoke machine in that trunk. Next time I’m in the park, I’ll tune up my voice and ask to join in.