I had purchased a ticket to see a show at The Roxy on December 29th, 2012 that was titled “Bizarre Ride Live” at the suggestion of a friend. He told me that it was a performance of The Pharcyde’s “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde” by two of the original members (Phatlip and Slim Kid 3) and others.
Earlier in the day, on a whim, I decided to check out a record shop that I hadn’t been too before in West Los Angeles called Touch Vinyl. As I was flipping through the racks, I stumbled across a limited edition, colored vinyl set of the album that I had intended to see performed live later in the evening.
It seemed that fate was calling, so without hesitating, I decided to purchase the LPs.
Feeling that fate was on my side, I decided to bring the new purchase with me to the show. As chance would have it, I happened to have a silver permanent marker in my bag.
The show was great, and I was able to relive some of my youth. The album had come out while I was in high school and, at the time, I could recite almost every lyric from the album. I still think that the sequencing of tracks 7-13 is near perfection. To this day, I can listen through that section of the album without having to skip anything.
The show had ended and I while I was talking to Mellow Man Ace (who performed with his son Cazal Organism as The ZZYZZX earlier in the evening), I saw both Slim Kid 3 and Fat Lip step out. I was able to cajole them for their autographs, and there you have it. Some music treasure.
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