Thursday, June 26, 2008
Strange idol happenings...So yesterday, I was at Borders bookstore, where I spied a new Billy Idol Release: The Very Best of Billy Idol - Idolize Yourself. This sparked a bit of nostalgia for me, since I art directed the last Greatest Hits album which was designed by Rob Fisher, who is best known for his Nirvana: Nevermind album art that sold bazillions. Anyway, I stopped and took a minute to admire the new packaging created by famouso artiste, Shepard Fairey.
Fast Forward to this morning.
I had a doctor appt. and as I was waiting for my appointment, scanned an old issue of MOJO magazine, that covered late 70s Punk, and early 80s New Wave, which included...Billy Idol of course along with Generation X. I looked at photos of the young Idol as he looked during the Gen X days.
After the appt., I had to quickly rush to catch a plane to SF. Low and behold in the airplane lobby is none other than... who else? BILLY IDOL himself. Our flight had been delayed - I guess Mr. Idol was on his way to give a concert tonight at the Fillmore. WEIRD.