In the digital age, where everything (or almost) can be easily found, there is still a good portion of individuals deeply connected to the media. The first thing that could come to mind is the ebook. Even today, I wonder, how it could be possible that many people prefer an eReader to a good book. Not to mention, then, some newspapers. I love the smell of newspapers. Open the newspaper. Feel the card in your hands.
I especially love getting my hands on a vinyl.
Already from the cover.
Pass the wonderful 30 × 30 covers in your hands. Put a nice record in the plate. Background noise. Listening to a live album on vinyl is something unparalleled, like a ride in the largest, stocked, varied store in the world.
When, for the first time, I set foot toAmoeba Hollywood, I felt that strange feeling that, probably, only as a child I had tried. Probably the same feeling experienced by the children who set foot in the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory.
"Shit. Then Heaven exists "were the words of Marco, always been my faithful traveling companion. And I could not blame him
Amoeba Hollywood is one of those places worth spending a whole day on. Not just from those who, like myself, were lovers of vinyl, rock and music in general.
Amoeba is a place to get lost in the endless row of shelves. Here, under one roof, you will find the most amazing, wide and varied collection of music and films on the planet. At least I think so.
Millions of CDs, DVDs and vinyls crammed. Even if you did not intend to buy, at the end of the visit you will leave the Amoeba Hollywood full of objects. Seeing is believing.
Visiting the Amoeba Hollywood is like going to a museum. You will find thousands of people, passionate or just curious. The staff, particularly expert, can give you all the information you want. Thanks to the rich collection of used items, you can find, perhaps, your desired CD or vinyl. Naturally, the collection changes in a very short time. You will also have to be lucky to find what you are looking for!
L'Amoeba Hollywood is also the ideal place to meet people and, above all, to get in touch with independent artists or internationally renowned artists. Not infrequently, in fact, you can watch live performances by great artists. Here, Elvis Costello, Black Flag, Los Lobos, Blackalicious, Jurassic 5, The Roots, Terence Blanchard, John Cale, PJ Harvey, Nancy Sinatra, The Melvins, Blind Boys of Alabama, Paul Westerberg, Lucinda Williams, Pat Benatar, Poncho Sanchez, Ben Harper, Belle & Sebastian, The Rapture, Queens of the Stone Age, Supergrass, The Raconteurs.
The extraordinary performances were then recorded on disk. Through this link, the official website with all the news from the Amoeba world.
The Amoeba Hollywood was inaugurated in November of 2001, after San Francisco (1997) and the first Amoeba Berkeley, in 1990.
Amoeba Hollywood is open every day, with the following times:
from Monday to Saturday, from 10: 30 to 23: 00. Sunday, from 11: 00 to 22: 00
Amoeba - Trade Counter Hours, is open from Monday to Saturday from 10: 30 to 21: 00. Sunday, from 11: 00 to 20: 00.
HOW TO GET
The store is located at 6400 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, CA 90028. It can be easily reached by car or public transport.
By metro, you have to take the Red Line 802, and get off at the stop Hollywood / Vine. You arrive in less than 10 minutes on foot.
The 2 / 302 bus, however, stops right in front of the store. We go down to the stop Sunset / Ivar.
Those arriving by car, can park for free, in the two large areas on Cahuenga St. Ad Ivar, however, just near the store, there is a small parking lot: very unlikely to find a free place in the latter. Please note that for those who use the free parking, the car will have to stop for only two hours. It is therefore advisable to use the large car park complex Arclight Cinemas, not far from here.