Sunday, November 30, 2008

the column.


Worst November Ever: RIP Studs Terkel, John Leonard, MC Breed & Jax of Binkis Recs. And RIP Le Chateau Noir aka Blak Casl. And w/ respect to this year's election, might as well say RIP United States of America...

12 months of sobriety on the monday after thanksgiving, which last year was on the 26th but this year is on the first of December. it's kind of confusing. so i'm logging it as the 26th but celebrating it on the first. (i may go to an AA meeting on the first. i've pretty much did 12 months of sobriety w/o going to one single AA meeting.) gonna try 13 months and then a full year, which shouldn't be that hard. at all. also gonna try & do like 3000 incline stomanch crunches this month. so yeah, like one hundred stomach crunches a day. and then, come January 2nd 2009, well, who knows, i have no idea...

yesterday i went to Le Chateau Noir to pick up some things. it felt weird being there basically on the same day (saturday after thanksgiving) that i "played" my first and only show, drank my last swallow of cheap american beer and smoked my last toke of grass. that nite was also the first time i met kristin calverse. anyway. enough of the nostalgia. i don't think i can sufficiently chronicle all of the awesome wonderful times i've had there. good vibrations. things fall apart. shit happens. it just sucks to watch everything that gave some sort of spark or meaning to yr. life continue to fade away. anyway. i got a boxxx of church tapes ripe for recycling, a stack of "Harpers" back issues, a drum machine that actually works, a boxxx fan that is more or less brand new, an american flag, some RCA cables...some other discarded detritus know one else wanted, or desired to bring home. so yeah...

depression equals consumption when the economy tanks: people buy more, people eat more, people do more drugz; apparently a Wal-Mart employee got trampled & two dudes shot each other @ Toy 'R' Us on Black Friday. so sad. i cannot say i am not guilty of this becuz i know in the last month or so i bought like a few pedals on Ebay and a few dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts. A Sirkut White Noise Generator should be on its way also, sometime soon. I also got an orange XL Magik Markerz, which was a circumspect purchase to begin w/ considering I neither own any of their releases nor consider myself a Magik Markerz fan. Think I just bought offa GP. Tevs. Its screenprinted...

(Zaimph has a website.)

Hmmm. Anyway. So will there be any light at the end of the tunnel? I don't know. This winter has barely begun. I still dream. I still remain optimistic personally. But broadly speaking, things do not look good. Very Dark and Very Bleak.

3 comments:

Jesi Langdale said...

i havent finished teh story yet! i said there would be more! haha

hanson ono. said...
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hanson ono. said...

oh wow there's MORE. i hope its vertiginously Lynchian & as warmly surreal as only Los Angeles, California, can mostimes be. or is. or was. or something. i suppose...