This past weekend I went to Ocean Beach because it’s one of the best places to see the tidepools and it was predicted to be one of the lowest of the low tides for 2018. As usual, it was spectacular, and I wasn’t the only one there at dawn.
Ocean Beach is not known for its plethora of parking, so when it gets busy, parking can be several miles away. I was lucky in that I only had to park a few blocks from where I wanted to go.
As I was walking down the street looking for things to take pictures of, I came across “The Music House.” Looks like this:
I would tell you to click on the image for a bigger picture but that feature is not working on my posts for the past six months or so. Since I knew that when I was taking the picture, I zoomed in on some of the exterior wall decorations just for you, my wonderful readers:
Long-time readers might know of my fascination with everything Beatles, and those words are from The Beatles’ #1 hit, “All You Need Is Love.” So, of course, that just elevated my interest in the house.
A Google search on “music house ocean beach san diego” was of no help. Maybe I should have used initial caps…. However, since I had the address, I went to Google Maps where one can go to Street View and explore the neighborhood. Street View often also provides phone numbers, web site URL’s, and hours of operation if a location is a business.
This house is a business. Quite an interesting location in Ocean Beach for a business as it’s waaaaaaaaaaay off the beaten path.
The business is Liquid Blue. According to their web site, Liquid Blue is a party band based in San Diego. The band has performed sold-out shows in over 500 cities in more than 100 countries.
With numerous albums and even a single which made the Billboard Dance Top 10 and Hot 100 Singles Sales Charts (Earth Passport), Liquid Blue calls themselves the ultimate cover band, and specializes in private events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs, corporate galas, and fundrasiers.
Numerous awards include “America’s Best Dance Band” at the National Music Awards, “Best Cover Band” at the San Diego Music Awards, “Pop Album of the Year” at the Los Angeles Music Awards, and a Guinness World Record for “The World’s Most Traveled Band.”
Since I’m an editor at Wikipedia, I had to see if they had a Wikipedia page. They do! That’s where I found out that their “colorful center of operations” in Ocean Beach is known locally as “the hippie house.” The three core band members (Scott Stephens, Michael Vangerov, and Nikki Green) live and work at the house. Along with a musically themed mural on the surrounding fence/retaining wall, there is a California native “peace garden” and a peace pole. The house and studio is a San Diego County-certified “Green Business.”