Wednesday, July 3
monday i woke up with a chorus, melody and lyric, fully formed in my head. "i'm always running down tracy street" was the first line. don't know what it's about. the hook is kind of nice, sort of XTC-ish. my current predilection seems to be for sugar-pop. like this tune in G that's trying to be a cross between Hefner's "I Took Her Love for Granted" and Jason Falkner's "My Lucky Day." i was in a songwriting mood for two days, picked up a guitar and taught myself to play "Andy Warhol" and "Radical Honesty pt. II."
then there was that episode of sushi. with barb, ben, autumn. outside the window, a man took his shirt off and used it to wipe down his girlfriend's legs. tempura ginger ice cream.
it's, like, a heat wave. hot hot and sticky. prompting lots of summer music. early Morcheeba and the Fairways, and Blackalicious. now I'm digging a record by Maldita Vecindad y los Hijos del Quinto Patio. mmm.
Yesterday (Tuesday), Dan said in the morning let's get work done today (specifically) and let's eat lunch at a reasonable time. well, we had lunch at about 3, and dinner at about 11. we spent a lot of time screwing around with my computer in the morning, and later trying to outfit it with a program called SpectraFoo to stand in the place of the old clunky wave generator and oscilloscope intended to check out each channel on the Neve. but to no avail. We brought some speakers up and cranked Gaucho and Paradise and Lunch ("clean" albums) through the board and had some fun with the EQs.
two DVDs to mention: Monster's Ball (last night) and Wet Hot American Summer (monday.) tonight threatens to be Mulholland Drive, round two. Summer was cute and enjoyable (garafolo and hyde pierce make use of their talents, without straining.) I think the great divide between dumb comedy and serious film has become more and more evident for me, to the point where I think of them in totally different ways. I don't think it was always like that.
Monster's Ball is fabulous. Top-notch camera work, and of course acting. Probably some of the more difficult acting challenges I've seen in a while, particularly with Billy Bob's character. I'm not sure I'm completely convinced with his transformation, but it's enough to make the film work. Definitely see it if you haven't. Would have been nice to see more of Mos Def though. or Puffy. not to spoil things, but how about that happy ending?
set the table those three extra places
one for me
one for your doubts
one for god