Monday, January 01, 2007

Brief Encounters with the Twilight Zone

New Years Eve was a lot of fun. Got to see Harvey Danger bring the rock (AKA one of my favorite Seattle bands) and as an added bonus Jon went up and played the 2nd half of Abbey Road with HD and the Awesome guys.

It was perfection.

There were a couple of blog-worthy moments in the “What were you thinking” department last eve:

There was one drunk and very strange foreign man that propositioned me to have sex with him for money. He was pretty determined to get my attention as well. At first I laughed at him and asked him if he was trying to be funny, but after he followed me around the room for a few minutes and kept pestering me I finally pointed him out to security.

A few moments after security made foreign fah-reak-o leave me alone another guy comes up to me and asks, “Is your online name Leather Pants?”
“Um, What?”
“Is your online name Leather Pants?”
“No. Sorry dude. I’m not Leather Pants, in fact I don’t believe I’ve ever owned leather pants.” (har har)
”Are you sure it isn’t you? Where are you from?”
Listen, I’m sure I am not this person you think I am.”
"She is an online dominatrix from Colorado. Where are you from? Are you from Colorado?” He demands
OK, so he was being polite but I could tell by his tone he had convinced himself that I was this person and I was just playing coy. So I just politely yet firmly set him straight and walked off. He didn’t talk to me again for the rest of the night but he did hover in the background and kept looking at me suspiciously.

So not only did I look like a hooker, but I also looked like a Dominatrix. And here I was going for Old Hollywood, not Hollywood Blvd. Ah, such is life in the city.
I’m a freak magnet. I wonder if there is a support group?


After the show, I got home, uploaded my photos from the night and watched the Twilight Zone marathon. I stayed up until around 7AM and decided I need to try and get a little rest.

Every time I tried to lay down I could not find sleep. My mind was racing with thoughts of what I want out of this New Year. I kept going over and over all of the possibilities. I was planning and plotting and so on.
I understand that it is just a calendar changing, but since it is a milestone that is celebrated worldwide, as cliché as it sounds, I think it is the perfect time to ponder your life and make a game plan.

I finally got up, took a long shower and turned The Twilight Zone back on for a while. Eventually I caught a 3 hour cat nap and went to brunch with the family after the kid rolled out of bed.

After we returned from food I retreated to my room to spend some time working on a song I had planned to record today. Sadly, because I was sick all last week, my lungs are not too strong today. I kept coughing about midway through the songs. I ended up putting off recording this afternoon.

Bummer.

Instead I stayed in my bed all day with my guitar lying next to me while watching old Twilight Zone episodes and old black and white movies.

I watched one of my all time favorite movies; Brief Encounter. When it ended I immediately watched it again with the commentary on.
When the commentary was over I stared at the ceiling and contemplated the universe, my life, and every decision, missed opportunity and pretty much everything I’ve ever done since childhood.
There is a reason I try to only watch that movie once a year.

happy new year Y’all

The warmth of your love
is like the warmth of the sun
and this will be our year
took a long time to come

don't let go of my hand
now darkness has gone
and this will be our year
took a long time to come

and I won't forget
the way you held me up when I was down
and I won't forget the way you said,
"Darling I love you"
You gave me faith to go on

Now we're there and we've only just begun
This will be our year
took a long time to come

The warmth of your smile
smile for me, little one
and this will be our year
took a long time to come

You don't have to worry
all your worried days are gone
this will be our year
took a long time to come

and I won't forget
the way you held me up when I was down
and I won't forget the way you said,
"Darling I love you"
You gave me faith to go on

Now we're there and we've only just begun
and this will be our year
took a long time to come

Yeah we only just begun
yeah this will be our year
took a long time to come

-The Zombies

2 comments:

drake leLane said...

Hey Leather Pants... Happy New Year!

;)

MJAPA said...

Heehee... yes by sharing this story I may have inadvertently given myself a new nickname.

 

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