Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Anarchy Tour Diary #8: Out of the FatBeats and into the fire

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 2:20 PM

The continued exploits of Anarchy Tour-ists James Christos, PL and Rockwell ...

PL: Well... First off, let me say "rest in peace" to Michael Jackson. His passing marks the end of an era. I don't believe that I'll see an entertainer/performer with as much to offer the world in my lifetime. I'm not saying this because he passed. If you know me, you know I loves me some MJ music and shows! I only regret not giving him his roses while he was still here. So, to Prince I say, "You the man! Your music is! Thank you!"
click to enlarge PL (left) and Rockwell mug on Melrose outside of FatBeats
  • PL (left) and Rockwell mug on Melrose outside of FatBeats

EVERYTHING pretty much shut down, when MJ passed, so it was not going to be possible for us to get a show in L.A. for a couple of days -- a couple of days that we couldn't afford to wait or feel like we were wasting ... So we made new plans to head to Phoenix a little early.

Before leaving we stopped by Venice Beach, to fill out our paperwork to become official Venice Street Performers. WORD! While there, we had to "bathe in the waters of Lake Minnetonka!" (Get your movie quotes up.)

click to enlarge PL before the healing waters of the Pacific
  • PL before the healing waters of the Pacific

After that, we headed to Melrose, where we met Johnny at the "World Famous" FatBeats Records & Tapes. The mood was somber here also. Check out the video of the Rockwell interviewing Johnny [after the jump]. Once our L.A. promotional whirlwind was finished, we hit the highway. More like the highway hit us... Classic L.A. 3 o'clock Friday rush-hour. NICE!

About 7 hours later (1 1/2 in traffic; 5 1/2 highway), we touched down in Phoenix. Our contact here, Novelty (Phoenix emcee/promoter by way of Detroit) informed us of a show going on at Hidden House. Had we gotten in a little earlier, we could've performed. Oh well. Them's the breaks. Speaking of breaks, there's a couple days of "downtime" until the next show, so it'll be interesting to see how we handle that. Personally, I'm gonna go loony. I dont' function well without "The Schedule."

I'll try to avoid becoming Arizona's Most Wanted... I can only try.

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