popturf

music

hotel where kurt cobain overdosed in 94

from nirvana, kurt cobain, courtney love posted in music by stokazz

The Exelcior Hotel in Via Veneto is where Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love stayed in February 1994 a few days after Nirvana's gig in Palaghiaccio di Marino (22 of February 1994). Courtney Love found Kurt sensless (he was in a coma) in his hotel room after he had attempted suicide by taking Roipnol and Champaigne. He was taken to the Umberto I hospital first then to a private clinic. Two months later he would commit suicide in his house in Seattle.

view full location details...

rino gaetano car accident

from rino gaetano posted in music by stokazz

34 year old singer Rino Gaetano died in a car accident June 2nd 1981 in this spot. His car impacted with a truck coming the opposite direction.

view full location details...

the highway on the ok computer album cover

from radiohead posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

All credit to reddit for this where a sleuth worked out the location of the highway intersection on the cover of Radiohead's OK Computer using the expanded artwork from the 20th anniversary re-release, a forum for people really into highways and surprisingly not an obsessive amount of time. It's I-84 and I-91 in Hartford, CT if you want to have a visit.

view full location details...

dar al islam

from brother ali, tupac shakur posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

The video for Brother Ali’s 'Never Learn,' a single off his 2017 album All the Beauty in This Whole Life, is set at Dar al Islam, a Muslim retreat and resource center in New Mexico.

Watch Brother Ali hang out with a white horse in the video for 'Never Learn.'

Tupac's video for 'I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto,' released in 1997 as his first posthumous single, was also filmed at Dar al Islam (labeled in the video as located in Rukahs, New Mexico... Shakur spelled backward).

view full location details...

twin palms

from frank sinatra posted in music by pete_nice

Ol' Blue Eyes was definitely a trend-setter with this example of Desert Modernism: Twin Palms. Originally wanting a Georgian mansion in the desert, the architectural firm of E. Stewart Williams convinced Frank to go with something a bit more location appropriate. The result is a late 40's construction of low clean angles, wide windows, and desert views.

Twin Palms can be your vacation home for the low price of $2,600 a night. Martinis not included.

view full location details...