6-19-09 Another road trip…
Seems like I’ve been driving to
When there’s roadwork on Hwy. 15, it’s slow going. I’m on my way there later today, so let’s hope for clear roads. It’s summer – certainly no ice on the (dry) roads.
I have many memories of music on this particular road trip. We used to play “Riders On The Storm” by The Doors, and imagine Jim Morrison hitch-hiking. We also knew that French pop singer Michel Polnareff fooled around out in the desert (near Zzyzx), so we got off there once and had a look around – and didn’t see anything.
The first time I drove to
For most of the 80’s, we used to drive to Vegas listening to the imaginary soundtracks of the Vegas dream – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. et al. In
I remember when the Paris Hotel opened, it was rumored that they were going to have mainstream French acts come and play – Alain Bashung, Liane Foly etc. But I don’t know if that ever happened. I do enjoy ‘hanging out’ in there (no, we don’t gamble at all, usually).
I once had my birthday at the Hard Rock Hotel, in the steakhouse there, “AJ’s” – I think the Foo Fighters were playing next door – it was louder than heck in the restaurant! “Rock Band Loud”, if you know what I mean.
And the record stores in Las Vegas are long and storied – J-Mar’s, Tower, Big B’s, Benway Bop, about 12 Record City locations, even a Record Surplus once upon a time! “The Underground” on Twain! Yeah! Old school