Monday, September 30, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Decided to continue reading the Salinger book only to be shocked by a certain fact so much so that i had to take a 2-3 day break just to process the info. omg for real. I'm no spoiler alerter but Hint: It concerns Salinger's first wife. I replayed the section a few times to make sure i wasnt misunderstanding, which, u know, happens, but R confirmed what i thought was true.
Anyway, still no tour or shows or anything...2busy wondering am i the only one who hasnt heard this?
(With love and squalor to VB for the linkydink.)
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Listening to the Salinger audiobook but not sure if ima be able to finish it. The detailed war scenes and death camp descriptions are, as Kato Kaelin would say "sick-making." I imagine that the authors' reasoning for including so much of this war info is to give readers insight into JD's wounded psyche but it's getting harder and harder to keep listening.
I had the biggest crush on Salinger for years and i memorized entire pages of Catcher. Some of my favorite bits were the ones about Sally Hayes.
Do u remember when he hooked up with Elaine Joyce? That was a crazy moment in pop culture.
So i figured what i'd do is, maybe take a break and go back to it later or not listen to such big chunks in one gulp. It does seem disrespectful and weak to not continue. Plus there's all kinds of previously unpublished material.
Listening yesterday i learned that a good friend of R's father served in the same unit as Salinger in the 2nd world war. I recognized his name and recalled that i sat next to him at our wedding party. Wow. I had been sitting next to someone who had shared a muddy, miserable, frozen foxhole with J.D. Salinger.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Heard a fascinating lecture by Ray Kurzweil last night. I think my IQ bumped up just by being in the same room as the other audience members. Gosh everyone looked so smart. Architect types, hacker/programmer types, designer types, artist types, stoners in sandals, all ages. It was a pretty cool SF scene. But the good times were not to continue.
Came home and watched The Bling Ring and felt those extra IQ points I'd gained at the Kurzweil lecture slipping away one by one. Not recommended. Or watch with the sound off, like a magazine with self-turning pages.
Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy polishing the silver.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Does anyone but me sort of miss Tone Loc? His rhymes r pretty sticky, they r still living in my head. I recited one the other day and it really cracked up my room-mate.
Put in on wax
Ship it to the store
If and when they run out then u order some more.
Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy being wanted4 a crime i did not commit.
Monday, September 09, 2013
This post's title sounds like a punchline. And speaking of punchlines, i had intended to share a joke with u but when i tried to type it up just now, i couldnt get it to sound right. So here's your punchline: "Hi, I'm Tonto Goldstein."
With I-tal i can fight all: dinner of brown rice/brussel sprouts/salmon/salad/watermelon/green grapes/pear juice.
And speaking of brussels, the other day in the car we r driving along and R pops up with the question "How many minutes was it in Brussels?"
Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy with Bible studies.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
At a terrific party in Berkeley yesterday one of the guests mentioned that someone told her that Vincent Gallo was an a**hole. Marc Weinstein, also a guest at the party, defended him, saying that Vincent was a real sweetheart and passed around his phone with this picture of him with Vincent.
Marc is kind of Zelig-like because he knows so many people, also because he travels alot so he's always running into somebody he knows who is also traveling. Once, while onstage at the Splash Club in London, i looked out into the crowd and Marc was standing there with his lovely wife Valenta. It was a great surprise.
Jason Pierce was also in the audience that night. I was kind of nervous about that but it all went well, so well actually that after the show Jason asked if i would like to do some shows with his band which turned out in a typical and funny Jason way when later on during that same tour i saw flyers with ACC listed as support for some upcoming Spiritualized shows. I guess he made the flyers b4 speaking to me. Ya gotta love the Spaceman, right? Hey look, somebody else loves him too.
Another thing that happened at the party: I heard someone say to his girlfriend "Remember that song i played for you 'I Cried When John Cassavetes Died'?", then pointed at me. The girlfriend looked at me with a big big smile.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Turning the lights on at about 7:30-ish these days. May i repeat myself and say again that i'd b happy living in non-stop daylight. With amusement i think of Paul D on these super-bright days, and how the Cali sunlight interferred with his picture-taking when he visited here.
Had a great yesterday adding beautiful gtr parts to 2 songs on ACC's Tom Petty project, courtesy of Bruce 'The Bruiser' Anderson. And speaking of yesterday, did u know that the Aborigini language has no words for 'yesterday' or 'tomorrow'? Learn more about fascinating Australia here.
Still no tour or shows or anything...2busy watching Wilfred.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Had a dream last night that I was with Lou Reed, celebrating his birthday. When i handed him his present he said "Ah, and i have something for you."
But b4 giving me the present, he was telling me about it, something about "the 3 M's...Monk, Material, and..." Sadly, i couldnt quite catch what the 3rd M was.
I kissed his face, and my birthday wish for him was that he'd have a good year doin' the things he wants to, and he said "Oh there's no problem there. I never get bored and there's no shortage of projects." Then ACC woke up.