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PARKING PARTNERS

Kimya Dawson

    Torrey Pines began as a song, penned by the band Your Heart Breaks and Kimya Dawson in 2007. It artfully describes Clyde Petersen’s own childhood, commemorating a life changing road trip and queer self-discovery, but the story began to outgrow the song and eventually blossomed into the quirky, punk, queer film sharing the same name. Yet the title track remains a quintessential component to the Torrey Pines multimedia experience, creating a symbiotic relationship…

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  It’s an animated film. It’s a live pop-rock band. It’s a queer, coming-of-age road trip like none other. It’s Torrey Pines. When audiences visit Torrey Pines at the Emerson Paramount Center in February, they’ll experience the entire soundtrack and sound effects created live by a three piece band and a talented foley artist, but the history of this show starts over a decade ago, when creator Clyde Petersen wrote an autobiographical piece of music about his…

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  Just South of Del Mar is Torrey Pines beach and state park, home to the Torrey Pine, a rare and beautiful tree that only grows on these sandy bluffs above the Pacific Ocean. The train tracks run parallel to the Pacific on nearby cliffs. As a child, I lived several blocks from Torrey Pines and often spent time there boogie boarding, throwing rocks at train cars and counting pelicans. Torrey Pines is a film…

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