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trench town culture yard

from bob marley posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

I remember when we used to sit
In the government yard in Trenchtown

No Woman No Cry, Bob Marley & the Wailers

Bob Marley moved to the government-owned Trench Town housing projects in the late 1950s and lived there through his teenage years.

Officially, a man named Vincent Ford, who ran a soup kitchen in Trench Town, wrote No Woman No Cry along with several other Bob Marley songs during this time. It is widely assumed though that Bob Marley did in fact write these songs but listed Ford as the songwriter in order to avoid a contract with Cayman Music and also so that the ongoing royalty checks could support Ford's soup kitchen.

Today Trench Town hosts a museum dedicated to those musicians and notable figures (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, etc.) who once lived in the neighborhood known as the Hollywood of Jamaica.

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laurel canyon store

from father john misty posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

We met in a parking lot
I was buying coffee and cigarettes

– I Went to the Store One Day

Josh Tillman aka Father John Misty met his future wife Emma here at the Laurel Canyon Country Store shortly after he quit the Fleet Foxes and moved to Los Angeles. The store has a rich history as a gathering spot for those in the L.A. music scene, most notably Jim Morrison and other musicians in the 1960s.

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museo subacuático de arte

from dessa posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

Dessa, 1/7th of the Minneapolis hip hop collective Doomtree, filmed her video for "Sound the Bells," off her solo album Parts of Speech, underwater off the coast of Isla Mujeres. This "Island of Women" is located across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun.

Watch the video for "Sound the Bells"

The permanent, life-sized sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor are designed to promote coral life. You can read more about the underwater art museum here.

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lido hotel

from the eagles posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

The lobby of the Lido Hotel was the stand-in for the interior of The Eagles' fictional hotel in the Hotel California album's inside cover. According to a persistent myth, Anton LaVey is keeping watch over the gathering from the upstairs window... if you squint you might be able to make him out.

The building, which dates back to the 1920s, has been renovated and converted to apartments. The hotel in the photo on the album cover is the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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the beverly hills hotel

from the eagles posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat

I won't attempt to unpack the meaning of The Eagles' Hotel California, but I will point out that the hotel on the album cover is the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunset Boulevard.

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