Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Rock And Roll Attic
In one of my earliest blogposts I declared that Rock Is Dead. Nothing in the past few years has made me think the corpse has gotten any warmer, but I still like to pay my respects. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is a beautiful shiny white mausoleum to the art form that I have been to a couple of times.
Since not everybody makes a pilgrimage to Lake Erie to pay homage, they have opened the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Annex in Manhattan. The day after Christmas my family took a trip on the Megabus for the express purpose of seeing what the Annex had to offer. Here is a comparison of the two locations.
While eating at Goodburger, a transplanted Ohioan saw my souvenir bag and asked me if the Annex was worth the time and money. I had to reluctantly give it a thumbs down, especially if you have been to the main museum. Even in New York, the Times Square Hard Rock Café probably gives The Annex a run for its money in number of display items (although The Annex has an edge in historical significance) and the Hard Rock serves a really good pulled pork sandwich.