Monday, April 30, 2007

Just add water and stir


Well, I've managed to get a good floor seating to the Moz concert despite the fact that I missed out on the pre-sales. I don't really feel that "Ringleader" is all that great but I'll go just to hear some of the old classics and Smiths stuff done live. It's was a great feeling the last time I saw him when he belted out those tunes. First time I went to see Moz was during his Kill Uncle tour in the early 90s. It wasn't until 97 that I saw him again. Moz somehow knew about me moving to New York and decided to do a Central Park summer concert for me during the Maladjusted tour. I saw him once more after that when he had nothing new going on but packed up the venue nonetheless and I think it was one of the best shows that I've been to. It was at the Roseland Ballroom so the place was small.


So we've discovered a new planet and this one is different than all the other 200 hundred or so planets we've been finding. I say "we" as if I had something to do with it when in fact I mean "we" as in the collective human species. It's a rocky planet orbiting a star in its habitable zone. It has an atmosphere which could mean that there might be water and where there's water, there's some kind of life. I think this is a great find and we need to find more of these planets. Because pretty soon, we're going to have to move and find another place to live.


Sometimes I just want to say to people: "You know, I didn't just come into being when you first met me. I've existed before. I've had eyes, ears and all other senses just as you in my younger years and I know what I see and hear.

But there's really nothing you can do about what people think about you. It sucks that they start painting this picture of you and when there's a real live contradiction, they start to rebel against what they have painted. They get angry because it wasn't what they thought about you, so you're at false or something.

One person once told me: "I can't see you ever being angry at anyone." He said this as if it was some sort of novelty. I mean what kind of a thing is that to say to someone? That they are incapable of displaying one of the most common of emotions.

Light Bulbs

I have to change my lights again in the living room. It's really starting to piss me off.


Just finished reading this amazing book. Did you know there's a movie? I need to get it. Why don't you read it, if you haven't done so? You don't have to buy it, you can download for free and and print it out (60 pages) here!

Immortal Beloved

Just saw this movie yesterday. A friend lent me the DVD. It's an amazing film about the life of Beethoven. By the way, Alan Wilder does a wonderful Moonlight Sonata on the b-side of "Little 15" I've always loved that piece and is one of the most loved of Beethoven compositions.

To those guys

Thank you for smiling today!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Contact Intro

One of my favorite scenes from the movie Contact, besides the part where Ellie is in the machine is the intro. The zooming out from earth, the planets and galaxies.

"They're alive"

Monday, April 16, 2007

Monday's Paperbacks

No shortage of what I want to read as I'm finding it in great number of volumes these days. Those authors of long ago whom I feel are much deserved reading than today's trendy 20 something writing about what? Today's insanities and the people I won't relate to. They're not so brilliant, I feel.

Today's finding are more of Hesse and one of Goethe. Both of whom I should have read a long time ago but I find that it's more fitting to read about the stories they write today. I don't think it would have fit in well at the time of my 20s. I was more contempt mostly with the supermarket novels of Anne Rice during those old times. Well, I'll still read Rice. So sue me.

The books are in old paperbacks rather than the over sized ones where you have to shell out more money for. I remember the days before the over sized paperbacks. Though most science fiction paperbacks are still mostly produced in the smaller sizes, it's hard to find the smaller ones in the fiction category. So for the price of one over sized paperback, I was able to buy two of the smaller ones.

Reading commences tonight at around midnight.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

R.I.P. Kurt A.K.A. Kilgore Trout

Though I have not the complete library of books written by Mr. Vonnegut (19), I have enjoyed all those that I have read so far. My first book being Breakfast of Champions followed by a number of others. The last book I had enjoyed reading was Galapagos and have been looking forward for more readings from this fine author. He died yesterday of head injuries in which was the result of a fall he took at his home. He was 84. R.I.P.

Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’ ” - God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.

When the last living thing
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say,
in a voice floating up
from the floor
of the Grand Canyon,
“It is done.”
People did not like it here.
- Requiem (closing lines)

Friday, April 06, 2007

Blessed are the cheesemakers.

What really went on during Jesus' Sermon On The Mount.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

So sleep and dream of love...because it's the closest you will get to love

It's been one of those weeks. So this is what I'm listening to now. I figured a Moz/Smiths playlist was appropriate. Let the music speak for itself.