The term “Silver Lake Daddy” once referred primarily to an older, leather-clad gay guy who cruised the bars on Rowena. Today, a Silver Lake Daddy is more likely to be a 30-something professional pushing a baby stroller around the walking path of the Silver Lake reservoirs. It’s a place where the new urban dads struggles to remain hip while exchanging tips with other fledgling fathers over strollers, babysitters and the merits of Ivanhoe Elementary. This new Silver Lake daddy scene is spoofed in “At The Reservoir,” a video created by comedy writers Sam Riegel and Rob Blatt, who appears in the opening scene holding his 5-1/2 month-old son, Samson (Riegel, who is not a dad, is on the right). The two men live in Silver Lake and are reservoir path regulars.
“Every word of the song is based on time spent at the Silver Lake Reservoir,” said the writing duo in an email. “We’re both frequent visitors to the “rez” and Rob has has met many dads the same way he does in the beginning of the video… well, without the singing part. It’s a great place to hang out and chat with fellow hipster parents. But seriously, what is up with that ugly prison fence?”
Rob and Samson walk the loop four times a week. “If you see him and his signature Bob Revolution pushing along, go ahead and say hi!”