Thursday, November 16, 2006

Hello darkness, my old friend

Perhaps the funniest 3 minutes and 49 seconds ever recorded on film:

I spent the entire day walking up and down the beach, from Venice up through Santa Monica to Pacific Palisades, then alllll the way back to Venice.

I body surfed.

Saw four dolphins.

Saw a dude lifting weights in Venice while wearing a Speedo. Nice. Classy.

I am sitting here with Twink.

The Dude himself.

See you round.

Made up my mind
Gonna make a new start
Goin' to California with an achin'
In my heart

So here I am in Cal-i-forn-eye-ay.

Chillin' with my sister.

Gettin' my proper swerve on.

The beach is right down the street.

Well she was an american girl

Raised on promises

She couldnt help thinkin that there

Was a little more to life

Somewhere else

After all it was a great big world

With lots of places to run to

Yeah, and if she had to die

Back, by popular demand.)

Tryin she had one little promise

She was gonna keep

Oh yeah, all right

Take it easy baby

Make it last all night

She was an american girl

It was kind of cold that night

She stood alone on her balcony

(Jesus, I love Pearl Jam. If you haven't seen them live, you should. I took this^^ video June 30th at Summerfest, in Milwaukee. They played with Tom Petty, and it was good.)

She heard the cars roll by

Out on 441

Like waves crashin over the beach

And for one desperate moment there

He crept back in her memory

God it's so painful

Something that's so close

And still so far out of reach

Oh yeah, all right

Take it easy baby

Make it last all night

She was an american girl

I haven't been to L.A. in quite some time.

It feels good to be back.

What, with the palm trees and whatnot.

Everybody loves palm trees.

And beaches.

Who doesn't like palm trees and beaches?

Nobody, that's who.


Palm trees + beaches = Corona Coomercial/the guitar line to LA Woman x (Lost My Wallet in El Segundo - Free Fallin Out Into Nothing + Fish Tacos/Carne Asada)² = We can live beside the ocean + Leave the fire behind + Swim out past the breakers +
Watch the world die

^^Los Angeles, in a nutshell.

And I leave you with a recording of The Mitten, The Early Years:

I hope you have a pleasant Thursday.