Taking a walk in my Marina del Rey neighborhood today, I ended up behind this orange-and-plaid-clad bloke with orange hair and multiple earrings. He had just gotten off the bus with a few small bags of groceries. I’ve seen him and his groceries here on the street before. Although the beefier presence is deceptive, my grocery-toting neighbor is John Lydon, a/k/a Johnny Rotten, frontman for The Sex Pistols and the former Public Image Ltd.
Normally, I would never post about a “c-word” sighting. What makes this newsworthy, however, is the incongruence of having Johnny Rotten, who made his name, his reputation, and his career on being angry and edgy more than on his musical talent or anything else, living in a place that is known for being laid-back and anything but angry and edgy.
The next time I run into John/Johnny, I will try to say hello, and ask him for an impromptu mini-interview. I want to know whether he is now living an idyllic, anger-managed life by the sea. Hopefully, he won’t lose his temper.