Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Yesterday I watched an amazing documentary.... twice. I called it research. I mentioned in my last post I'm doing a project on art in L.A. Well, I really want to focus my research on how the place makes the artist. L.A. is such a magical place, I would imagine it would be hard to live there and not be influenced by your surroundings. My friend Claudia recommended I watch this documentary called Mayor of the Sunset Strip. It's about this guy named Rodney Bingenheimer who started out practically homeless and turned into this huge presence who made so many music careers. Many people call him the Andy Warhol of the west coast. He really was a lot like Andy but I think he wasn't as much of an opportunist... and much much easier to like. He's a really lovable person who can break your heart in seconds. This movie has a great collection of musicians featured in it. Rodney is credited as helping start so many careers including David Bowie's. He's this magical creature, I dare you not to love him. Check out the movie and let me know what you think.

2 comments:

a. said...

I lived in L.A. for a year and it really is a unique and interesting place. So many amazing, sad, beautiful things all within miles of each other. You should go in person and if you do I will tell you where to go... or take you around!

KLo said...

I am always so amazed at what people are able to accomplish :)