I wonder if this is a tribute, or whether there’s an actual Elliott Smith going around the burbs?? And if they’re a youngun, did Mr & Mrs Smith name them Elliott as a tribute?? #fromwhereistand
This is basically early 90s r n b style in one place… fresh!
Christopher Williams - Every Little Thing U Do (by ChrisWilliamsVEVO)
They’re closing down the Century Dome Theaters in San Jose, California today. I grew up going to these theaters.
These places were the best places to watch a movie. I used to love going there; I camped out before movies there; I kissed high school girlfriends there; I hung out in the parking lots there.
I have a lot of formative memories from 1994 through to 2004 at those theaters, those big giant domes. There are some great pictures here from the theater’s heyday. Look at the one that shows the theaters playin’ Clockwork Orange with The Godfather and The French Connection. Can you imagine spending a San Jose day there watching all those great movies in those great theaters?
They’re closing down the theaters so they can raze the buildings, which have been there since 1964, so that they can turn the land into a mall. The thing is, the movie theaters currently occupy a space between two malls: Valley Fair Mall (where I used to work as a teenager at Christmas), and Santana Row, a more upscale mall.
Basically, they are demolishing Californian history to build another mall. This means that there will be three malls right next to eachother. Just more places to stick stores. No culture.
I often worry about how someone, somewhere thinks that having three malls side by side is a good idea. I worry about money’s influence. This is indicative, on a personal level for me, of everything wrong with the culture currently ruining Silicon Valley.