Monday, November 14, 2005

Not That Way Anymore


Idol, originally uploaded by Theresa K.

If you're a die-hard Stiv Bators fan, you'll recognize the title of this post as a song title from his "Disconnected" album... and you're wondering why it is the title of a post accompanied by a photo of Billy Idol.

Oh, I just had Idol on the brain. And I'm living near the location where this photo was taken, and forgot to look to see if the $2 Haircuts sign was still there on Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. I noticed today that the cool record shop, Vinyl Fetish is no longer on Melrose, but is on Cahuenga Blvd., near where the Hollywood Farmer's Market is on Sundays.

Things change and move around...

Hollywood, music, the music biz and well, yes, life -- they've all changed a lot in the last 30 years. I'm happy to see some things that haven't - mostly that people I believed in still have their integrity intact. (You know who you are)

As I prepare for two more exhibits before 2005 draws to an end, I look for the odd shot I've yet to show. In looking at all the photos I took of Billy Idol, and all the photos I took of Gary Valentine's post-Blondie band, The Know, I saw how I accompanied these bands to the airport, not just to see them off, but to document their departure. You can't take photos in airports anymore. You can't go to the gate unless you're a ticketed passenger either. The world has changed...times have changed.

Everything has changed except for Billy Idol's haircut!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have any other "old Pics" of Brad Dunning? And, what can you tell me about his career now? (besides the fact that he is a High Profile Interior Designer") Did he leave the music industry completely?

Theresa K. said...

Talked w/ Brad once during this year... YES, I have photos of Brad.... maybe I will have time to print them and post them .... it'll be around Thanksgiving.

I'm glad you brought him up. I love Brad. what a great guy!