i was only scheduled for a late dinner and a few beers with some friends. we ended up in a random bar somewhere in hollywood called tiny’s, which is supposedly known for their hamburgers, which weren’t bad but i thought they were a tad pricey since i felt like we were in silver lake than it did hollywood.
so we were all walking back to the car along cahuenga when we pass this joint called hotel cafe, where there was some live music playing. it piqued my interest for a few moments, but held on all the way to the car and decided it was worth it to head back and check it out against a looming feeling that the tuesday night was ending.
and i was really glad i did. it was a trio on stage, fronted by a guy called chris stills. it felt like a spattering of jamie cullum and jeff buckley. amazing tone on the guy’s voice, and the songs were melodic yet tight and held really well together. everyone else took off but i stayed on, since i really don’t mind being alone, especially when it’s good music.
i live off these spur of the moment random discoveries. it’s one thing to know what you’re looking for, but it’s another when it’s totally unexpected.