Your Sunday videos from Echo Park

This first Echo Park video to cure your Sunday blues (another week starts tomorrow… sigh) comes from Pamela Wilson of L.A. Unleashed on the LA Times website. A backyard hummingbird, which you’d normally see vigorously flying around, chilled out long enough for her to snap some video: “For more than 7 minutes, I videotaped the tiny creature, watching it bounce and sway, and I started to hear soul music in my head. After it finally flew away, with the footage in my computer, I added just the right Al Green song, ‘I Feel Good,’ and it’s just like he’s dancing to the music.”

Check out the final product below:

(h/t The Eastsider LA for the link!)

In things weird and strange, The Eastsider LA posted a short video taken by someone yesterday at Echo Park Lake who captured a few seconds of someone navigating the waters on not a boat, but an air mattress:

Good luck to that guy! He’s probably still trying to get back to shore.


Here’s the guy who did it: Marc Horowitz of The Advice of Strangers website. One of his website fans suggest he try boating on the lake on an air mattress. Here’s his video: