The musical legend born James Osterberg is Miami's most famous rock and roll resident. And though he guards where, exactly, it is that he resides, lately it seems it's been easier than ever to see him out on the town. And boy, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau should consider hiring Iggy Pop
as a spokesperson or something. On the occasion of his impending birthday, Pop recent gave an extensive interview to the London Times Online
, and certainly waxed ecstatic about the metro area's real estate. An excerpt:
[In] 1998 I f***ed off to the nearest luxurious suburb, which is Miami. I live in what would be called a villa were it in southern France. About an acre and spit of land with a rambling bungalow-style, Mediterranean-type house, walled and gated, some very nice Regency gates. I live with my wife, Nina, three dogs, four cats, five koi and four exotic birds. About 40 minutes south of Miami, a little less than a mile from the sea.
He also goes on to mention, of course, his separate "clubhouse," and reflect on his successes past and present. Check out the interview here
If you want to celebrate in Iggy style, you could either write around and self-mutilate shirtless, or enjoy a luxury car and designer duds, depending on which era you pick. Or you could head to Churchill's
, which hosts a tribute show with bands playing all Stooges and Iggy covers. The deliciously named DJ Skidmark spins between sets. Churchill's is at 5501 NE 2nd. Ave. Admission is always 18 and up. Call 305-757-1807 or visit churchillspub.com
for more information.