My friends, I’m so high right now.

No, not the physical high of a great workout, or the spiritual high of love, but the artistic high of seeing and hearing so many of the things I loved and am inspired by in one place.

If you come here at all, you know my music geekdown runs a close second to film.  And right now, especially, the Grammy Museum in L.A. Live is on one.  The top floor is the warmup; you get the history of the award itself, American music and songwriting through the years, you can explore whatever genre of music you’re attracted to.

You go down a floor and you see a space dedicated to new Hall of Famers Public Enemy.  They got some of Chuck’s handwritten lyrics, one of Flav’s oversized clocks, an S1W uniform.  Hells yes!  And then you turn around…

And see a collection of Michael Jackson jackets from his solo career.  You got the sequined joint he wore when they opened the Victory tour in Kansas City, you got the autographed letterman’s jacket he was sporting at the beginning of Thriller.  OK I was really good now.  BUT IT AIN’T OVER YET SON!

The main exhibit right now is Ringo: Peace and Love, focused on the least celebrated Beatle.  But I tell you what, they put their foot into that exhibit.  The drum kit he used for ‘Let It Be’ and ‘Abbey Road’, the red jacket he wore for the rooftop concert.  Oh and did I mention you can get some interactive drum lessons from Ringo?  No?  Well did I mention you can step into the Yellow Submarine recording booth and sing the song (and hear yourself on playback)?  For any pop culture/music geek, it’s well worth the price of…

FREE!  Thanks to the City of Los Angeles, you have one more Wednesday to go down after 5 and enjoy the Grammy Museum on the house.  A must visit if you haven’t been in awhile (or ever).

Peace and Love.