Getting There

In travelling on January 17, 2010 at 1:28 am

Flying to Japan and the planes hot like a motherfucker, think I’ve slept for two maybe three hours, though I may have napped and not known it, just that snap of the neck as you groggily look up and wonder how much of the film you missed.
So far I’ve watched Funny People, (alright but Adam Sandler got thick in a hurry, middle aged spread and all that, and Seth Rogan got thin, Hollywood spreads it’s tenacious weight claws again)
But i’m writing this to talk about 500 days of summer, great really smart romantic comedy, interesting boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy realises there is never just THE ONE, but many potential ones, it just depends on where you are and where they are story.
Everyone wants to love and in turn be loved and though we may deny it, and our parents may fuck up how we respond to people that never goes away and 500 days of summer encapsulates that feeling.
Slightly prescient that I’m listening to Sharon jones and the dap kings – all over again. The chorus goes “I feel like I’m falling in love all over again”. Much better than the Kate Nash drivel which spills out of 500 days of summer, this error in musical judgement is offset by some other rock tracks, the names of which escape me, or which I never jailed in the first place.
The smiths and the beatles and belle and sebastien play a large musical role in the film and whilst watching was trying to think of the black musical equivalent, and on another note, why hasn’t anyone done a biopic of Betty Davis, inspiration for Bitches Brew, probably the reason Miles went electric, supposedly had an affair with Jimi Hendrix, her fourth and best album unreleased for thirty odd years, former model and muse and she wrote and sang anti love song, a song for the motherfucking win….
Gonna dive into the September issue, remember joe slain giving Anna Wintour the big thumbs up on the book of face and I’ve still got four and a half hours to burn, maybe more before we touchdown (that reminds me I’m missing the playoff’s – NFL – for the first time in a long time) in Tokyo.
I’m still debating how open to make this blog, connection, window on my travelling world, you never know who might be reading.

  1. This blog is useless without pictures… Good to hear you made it out safe and sound, dude… Keep the updates comin’, missin’ you already…

  2. Just downloaded Betty Davis “anti-love song”. Never had the pleasure. Now I’m nodding my head on a Sunday morning- its all good.
    I’ve always wondered why they have never made a biopic of DJ KOOL HERC, but I guess he’s no Johnny Cash- great story though and the birth of a culture. Anyway, glad you are safe and sound on the other side of the globe and I’m glad that this blog makes it feel like you are right next door.
    Look forward to more entries from your adventures and hopefully some new paragraphs from your novel.
    Take care Greeny!

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