Sunday, November 26, 2006

Venice Beach. . . a real freak fest. . .

I don't know what to say about this guy. He's famous. . . probably the most famous street performer to ever work Venice Beach. I remember him from 20 years ago. . . and he's still here. . . amazing. He cruises up and down the strip playing his fender strat-o-caster. Whatever. . . I think he's cool. Venice is a totally laid back pitch. I'm really digg'en the scene. One dollar at a time I'll get my rent paid AND make the world a better place. It's the least I can do.

Here's a kid who when I started my cups and ball routine, said, "I can do that trick". I let him and he did a great job. He did the Vernon routine right out of the book. Really quite amazing when I later thought about it, I tipped him a few bucks. It takes a lot of guts to perform under pressure on the spot.

The sun set ant the end of the day. I feel so lucky to be able to appreciate such simple beauty day after day. I put my shit in the car, lit a cigar and walked out to the waves to feel them crash at my feet. So this is winter in LA. . . I'll take it. After Venice and sundown I drove a short distance and worked Santa Monica for another couple of hours.


m.a. said...

check you email at industrial strength, sent you several leads and reached out on your behalf...let me know

David Rudd said...

Hey Tom,

David Rudd here. What is the best email address to PM you? We need to talk :)