with world famous record producer Taavi Mote.
even though it was just a night out to leave business behind for a few hours
i brought two cassettes in hopes he would love them: The Wonderfuls and The Sean White Band
but the only tape deck Taavi had in his little alfa romero was a DAT player.
so we watched the game, talked about girls, ate hotdogs and seriously left the
real world behind.
because those were the days before cell phones, no one knew that not far away LA was beginning to burn
and the PA announcer at Dodger Stadium seemed perfectly content not telling us
it was only as i was driving back home to Santa Barbara did i remember the verdict was
going to be announced early in the day
and about 15 minutes south of Isla Vista i turned on a news station and heard what i had missed
so the biggest memory i have of the rodney king rioting
was one of the most tranquil trips to a ball game ive ever had.