For years and years, we've made it a practice to defend Los Angeleans, to counter the cliché of them being a vast army of space cadets and complete boobs. We're like, "Hey Bret Easton Ellis was born in LA, and he's written books. With words in them! He's gotta be smart." So it's disheartening, at least as people who write words about music and love LA, when one of these dear Lost Angels, a confessed lover of dance music and Tiga, does not know who "the guy before Tiga" at the most recent stop on Bacardi B-LIVE 2009 was. JAMES MURPHY, DUDE. THE GUY BEFORE TIGA WAS JAMES MURPHY. (sigh) Anyway, he seems like a nice kid, regardless, so we'll let it slide this time and just remind everyone stay tuned for more episodes from future dates along the way including interviews, live performances and who knows what else only on FADER TV.