So after a day chilling by the pool listening to some classic 70's tunes drinking cheap American beers I decided to hit Venice beach with Becky and Jack.
They're two Brits on their way home from travelling the globe. Very cool guys.
Also enter "Doug".... A country American from New Orleans (another singer song writer) hoping to make it big in L.A.
"In two months time I'm going to be the biggest guitar player this world has ever seen" and "I won't have to worry about money anymore" were two of my favourites. (There's not a lot he hasn't done, he's been in two wars, a boxer, a dirt bike rider and now the best guitar player in the world)
Well good luck to him. I hope he makes it but for now he's become EFFing annoying!!
A day at Venice beach was everything I imagined it to be. Guys pumping iron, dwarfs on steroids, skateboarders doing 180's, tattoo artists selling some exceptional artwork and the smell of maruiarna giving me a free high.
The weather wasn't too great not that that bothered the hundreds of surfers hoping to get a ride in.
Back at the motel..
Lastnight a band called "Groux" rocked up. Jessi, Billy (brother and sister) and Sam (their manager). Such nice people.
They're from Virginia and are touring the states in their van full of gear. (Some of their gear includes a drum set, violin, speakers, smoke machine, ukulele, guitars and also fire breathing equipment!!)
Check them out they will be going a very long way.
Exceptionally talented would be a total understatement. Jessi sang us a track on her ukulele and I got totally lost in her talent and beauty.
I recorded a couple of her tracks she sang and she gave me a CD that will be on my iPod for Fiji.
America has been incredible. I think I've settled into living out of a backpack, the long drives, flights and train rides, but the only thing I'm finding hard is having to say goodbye to so many great friends I've met :,(
Time to head to LAX for my flight to Fiji