One of my closest friends is also one of my favorite producers. His name is Nick Launay and his site is...
Some of the best guitars I have ever recorded have been built by Baratto Guitars. Matty Baratto is easily the best custom luthier in the business.
If you love discovering new and not so new bands you might want to check out this pod cast:
There are some great recording studios in Los Angeles. One of the ones I like to work at is Seedy Underbelly.
Drop in the Bucket is a Los Angeles based charity that provides water wells and sanitation to large rural schools in sub-Saharan Africa. For more information check out:
How about some cool bands you should know?