Once When I Was a bartender in Florida, I worked at at a rock club and there were concerts every week. If you grew up in South Florida you were stoked for just about any show because being at the tip of a state at the end of the country did not make a major tour hot spot. One time, Blondie came through. Of course, I was super excited, not just because Debbie Harry is a female icon but because Autoamerican was one of the first records I became obsessed with as a child. I’m talking 4 or 5, because we still lived in California. So rather than associating Blondie with the new wave New York scene that it came out of, I think of my childhood on Venice Beach, singing Rapture and The Tide is High. I think that is why I really love this image. They are clearly in California and look as if they were just woken up for an impromptu photo-shoot. And correct me if I am wrong, but I think Debbie is wearing those Barbie shoes we used to play dress up in.
Image from bohemea.
Another weird random thing I snapped when I was on a shoot at a recycling plant years ago. Who gets rid of Thriller? I remember the day I went and bought this record, I also purchased Def Leppard Pyromania and Rick Springfield Jessie Girl. Well rounded! Yeah, so, I was really into General Hospital at age 10.