I saw some things recently that made me think they were good fodder for some BRP discussion. I took pictures and have put my comments below them. As always, I have an opinion about each of them - hopefully, an entertaining comment - but you be the judge of that. Here we go:
I saw this in an antique shop in Denver. I’m not the biggest fan of hippies. Hey man, take a shower and you can come in the back door! I personally love the contemporary yuppie/hippie/environmentalist combo the best. Hahaha!!!
The Rolling Stone wine club! Can you believe it? I literally laughed out loud when I saw this advertisement. What do you say to your friends, want some Dead Head wine? I guess the true hippies living off the land decided to turn to grapes to sell yuppie juice to their friends on Wall Street. But they still have to come in the back door – no exceptions! – when they hold their wine tastings.
Dive Bar T-Shirts. Yeah, it’s a club that sends you t-shirts from bars that you have never visited. The angle is that you look cool by promoting a bar that you would probably be too scared to actually venture into in real life. I like low-brow places, but I generally don’t wear t-shirts with writing on them, and definitely wouldn’t join a club to send me t-shirts from bars that used to be called “dumps” and where women seldom ventured. I think that the people who believe that cargo shorts look good would be interested in getting these t-shirts.
Now, this is rock ‘n roll, old school style. I’m not pushing this store in Bryn Mawr – it’s interesting to poke around in, but they make knick-knacks from old rock records. Like what? Wall clocks, chip bowls, and the like. But you have to like a place named Gold Million Records that has a monster-ass gold convertible GM car sitting outside of it. Rockers have written tons of songs with the word “Cadillac” in it, but not many drive American cars anymore. Hmmmmm.
The French are cool in some ways. I love the name of this store, Troc n’ Roll. Sometimes, it’s the foreign guys that help to make U.S. popular culture go global. And there is a reason that it has gone global: it’s freaking great.
I just love these photos of Justin Hawkins of The Darkness at the TLA in Philly. Yes, he is playing the guitar while sitting on some dude’s shoulders who is walking around throughout the crowd. And in the middle one, yes, that is a young child whose father is trying to bolster his “father of the year” award chops. Justin is an amazing front man, highly entertaining, and The Darkness just rock out. This, ladies and gentlemen, is rock ‘n roll.
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.