Historian: You've never been to Venice Beach?Me: (my life has been a hollow, empty shell.)
So we stopped. We walked on the beach. We absorbed some of the local culture. We bought two cds from guys on the strand.
Reggae guy: You will like it! I'm asking just $10, but whatever you can pay.Me: I love music! I am happy to pay for music, especially directly to the musician.Hiphop guy (with another cd): You will like it.Me: Um, we just bought a cd from that guy.Hiphop guy: I know that guy, his music is good. Reggae. Mine is very different. I speak five languages. I am from Senegal.Me: Senegal? Cool. (pays $10 to hiphop guy)Other musician guy: (brandishes cds)Me: (flees)
We listened to the cds while we drove up Topanga Canyon. And that was pretty awesome.
TAGS: long billed birds, street art, iconic, hollow shell, suckers for the music
This little getaway of yours has been great. I think we, the internet who cannot travel just now, will need more of these trips and reports from you.ReplyDelete
There is something very swell about a pelican soaring over the surf.
We enjoyed Venice too, for a limited time. One must flee, at some point. But it does feature some excellent people walking, as well as some really offensive t-shirts.ReplyDelete
I love your DIY spirit and would love, even more, to buy a cd from you. Yes, indeed. Would you make a cover album of Joni? Pretty please?ReplyDelete
And now I must return to normal life - but with the sound of surf in my ears. I love these postcard reports!ReplyDelete