Tuesday, February 10, 2004

You should have been there

I saw the Rodney Bingenheimer documentary titled The Mayor of Sunset Strip last night and I think I’m still depressed from it. If you don’t know who Rodney is, shame on you. He’s basically a music fan. No wait, he’s THE music fan. And his fandom has lead to a non-defunct hit club called English Disco and a regular DJ spot on KROQ which launched the careers of X, David Bowie, The Ramones, and countless others. But he’s just this sweet little guy that celebrities have taken under their wing over the years. He has built himself a little family with rockstars giving him the love he never had from his own parents, which constitutes the depressing part of the movie. For anyone who ever dreamed of moving to LA and making it in the rock scene, this is a must see. It will be released on DVD in March. Netflix it. Until then, tune into his show on KROQ 106.7 from Midnight to 3am on Sundays.