Staying in Venice Beach seems very trendy, it’s very much similar to Camden of London of which I know. First night here we went to get some food and I had a pretty average burger, but boy people are smoking a lot of weed here.
A few days later we went down to Washington Bvld to find a dive bar called Hinano Cafe we were told about where Jim Morrison of The Doors use to hangout. He apparently scratched his name into the bar, but that has now been taken out and moved to a museum.
Surf boards on the ceiling saw dust of the floor to soak up the beer and pool tables.
We played pool there I don’t know if they are the same tables from Morrison’s days.
I was just browsing BBC News and saw that Keith Flint of the Prodigy sadly took his life.
The music by the Prodigy certainly had an impact in the 90s and my favourite album has to be Jilted Generation. I would often listen to the music late at night while playing certain games on my PC! One particular movie called Hackers pretty much used that album as its sound track for nearly the whole film. Even know it’s kind of a cheesy film to watch, I loved it!
I pretty much associated Prodigy’s music with the rise of computing, gaming, internet culture. There was a feeling of being angry at the world for leaving a generation behind to which many might of bonded together.
Well, where ever you are now Flinty, I hope you have some peace.
I was very sad to hear George Michael had died.
Years ago in the early 80s I came home via Southgate tube station and the saxophone echos through the tunnels. The song being played was Careless Whisper and it captured my heart. I loved George Michaels music from that moment. I always wondered if that was him playing or not, in my heart know I felt he was in the station saying something to me.
I listen to his music and it sounds like he was in some pain over a girl. But years later after finding out he was gay I listened to the music again in a different light. Was he saying something else? Did I miss something in the meaning?
Now I hear he has died and it hit me, brought a few tears to my eyes. I will have to listen to his music again and wonder at how such a talented artist can leave us too early.
R.I.P Prince, a true legend and a pioneer in the world of music.
I grew up listening to many of his great songs, to me he made so much great music and in a way helped shaped the person I am today.
There is one movie that Prince helped make iconic and that has to be Tim Burton’s Batman, I feel the need to watch this especially for one scene where the Joker throws money everywhere listening to one of his tracks. This is a great film, part of the new urban noir to which Prince help shaped the culture period of the 90s.
So this weekend I am going to find something purple to wear, everyone should wear something purple in tribute.
May his memory and music live on in all of us.
BBC news is reporting that Taylor Swift is getting sued over her song Shake it Off which Jesse Bateman aka Jesse Graham wrote similar lyrics in 2013.
O wait, what about Astralian electronic band Tonight Only who also have a similar lyrics in a song posted to YouTube in 2012?
There is a young married couple above me and at times they play really loud music. I’ve gone round the side, rung the bell and got no reply. I know they are up there, I just get ignored. How on earth can these people have such loud music. Drives me nuts at times and it feels like I can’t do anything about it. How can you relax with 20 decibels bouncing down onto you?