It's no secret San Diego has the best weather. Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans:

What else makes this city great?

Pall Jenkins

Musician,  Black Heart Procession,  http://
Live: Bay Park
Work: BHP's studio SDRL in Kearny Mesa
How Long: 35 years

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Chula Vista and went to Hilltop High. Growing up in Chula was a dream and a nightmare. I could write a book about it. It’s close to the border. Good tacos. Back when I was young, you might get stuck with a knife if you were walking alone in the wrong area. But it also has nice, safe areas; you just get to see it all. Tom Waits was from near Chula (he also went to Hilltop); same with Jim Morrison, Vinyl Communications and Bob Barley. Bob Barley was a pioneer in Chula and even ran for office. He would have punk shows in his backyard and ran a record label and store, but it had to close because this was long before punk was cool and manufactured in sweatshops for Hot Topic. Great old days! A cool thing about Chula Vista now is Dominik Cruz, who trains out there and holds the Bantamweight belt in the UFC.

Besides the weather, why do you continue to call San Diego home?

Let me start by saying that I walk around and all these happy people make me sick in their swimsuits and sunglasses. And I don’t have a very attractive body, so it just makes me feel worse. If I ever move, it’ll be to a place where people wear more clothes. 
But I have great friends here and I love to play music with them. The music scene has lots of talented people. I have the opportunity to tour, so I still get to enjoy other cities and countries. We have great food and nice places to enjoy the day. I go to shows at Casbah and Soda Bar, and when I was younger I used to go to the Ché Café. I sometimes go to Hamilton’sTower BarStarliteTurf ClubRivieraWhistle Stop and Livewire. But most of the places I go to drink now I will not tell you about because I want to be able to enjoy them!