08 December 2011

The Representative from California Has the Floor

current state of mind: not dead

Don’t push me in too deep;
I’ve always been a fool who rushes in
I know you’ve got to take the pieces one by one
Before you’ve got everything
~ “Fast As I Can” by Great Big Sea

December 8 is the anniversary of the death of John Lennon. To commemorate the occasion, I listened to a cover of “Working Class Hero” performed by Green Day. I love Billie Joe Armstrong. In 1995, I watched the MTV production of Green Day Live in Chicago and couldn’t take my eyes off of him and his lemon yellow hair, which I almost copied before common sense kicked in. My mom watched the concert with me. Her only commentary was, “You don’t want to be in the front row. That singer spits a lot while he sings.”

In 2009, I fought to get to the front row of a Green Day show. If memory serves me right, Billie Joe did, indeed, spit on me while singing. It was amazing – though not as amazing as the Ranch Bowl show would have been in 1995, had I actually attended. Damn! I don’t think that regret will ever go away; though something that would help would be if someone could find me a pair of (ladies-size 7.5) Velcro-fastened bowling shoes that Ranch Bowl used to rent out. I loved those shoes!!!!

Do you ever want to just break into song? I do, on a daily basis. And lately I have been using “heytell”, a free and fun app, to express myself in song. I bought the voice changer add-on, so I can sing with a chipmunk or robot voice at the push of a virtual button. I think everyone should take advantage of the fun that is “heytell”. You can send me a message. I would love to hear it.

That is all.

PERSONAL NOTE: Did you finish editing those pics for me?

CONFIDENTIAL NOTE: I love my peacock necklace. It brings me great joy!

Eidetic Vision

Main Entry: ei·det·ic Pronunciation: I-'det-ik Function: adjective : marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images - an eidetic memory Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.