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Adventures on a Thursday

  • 16th Jan, 2006 at 11:10 PM

I have had two cups of strong Santropol coffee that wlach graciously left behind. Caffeine still doesn't do much for me, but it seems that my tolerance is easing off a bit. I no longer feel like I'm going to pass out.

I'm battling off a cold now and all I want to eat is chicken noodle soup. But I have no chickens in the house, which makes that very unlikely. Instead, I'm going to make some more udon noodles and see whether that works.

While I wait, I want to tell you about my Thursday. But not how I normally tell you about these things; I'm tired of that. Also, I'm feverish.


大阪


Tea set
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

Going to Cinema du Parc.. What should I see? How about The Red Shoes? It's the last showing.

Hurry, hurry, hurry. I'm late. Shit! Left my wallet at the office. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Got the wallet, but now it's far too late. And too early. How about dinner? I remembered Osaka: it's near the office.

I had some udon. It was chewy. Fresh.

It used to be authentic, but now it's changed hands. Now they serve boring things.

But it is good for Jeff.

We should go.

Food court

I was sitting at a table, because I was early. Read the free papers. Looked at the time. Checked for people. kyotto's there! She had been waiting. But with a book. We chatted until cpirate showed up. Then we went in.

Cannes Lions 2005 was boring. A couple laughs, a single tear. Uncompelling. Even worse, they didn't run any ads before the main feature.

Peter went back to work. Christine and I waited for the 80. I got off at St-Joseph. I had a show to go to. Late again. But it's La Sala Rossa. They're always late.

Scenesters


Matias Trio + 1
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

The opening band came out in pyjamas. One of them had pyjamas that are just like mine. They sang and strummed.

They were talked over. How rude.

The lead singer has just started dating the girl. You could tell because she looked at him constantly.

Especially when he sang about love.

Nobody was really listening. He dejectedly drank her beer. She dejectedly played the accordian. They closed their set without saying their names. I had to ask.

They cleared off the stage quietly.


David Macleod and Warren Spicer
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

Timber got up next. I try to see them often. Because they are amazing. But don't trust me.

Also because Katie Moore sings with them. Her secret weapon is Jolene. It will win your heart.

As she was getting on the stage, she recognised me in the crowd.

So did Rebecca. I bought a fridge magnet from her. It was the last one.

This audience had some other fans. Someone requested Showtune.

They didn't play it. But it would have been fun to sing along.


Hand
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

Akron/Family is messed up. But good.

I had to put in earplugs to listen to them. Except I had to take them out. I need better ones, I think.

They sang hippie songs, which exploded into noise. Sometimes there was poetry. They urged the crowd to dance. They compelled us to do the Wave.

Then they jumped into the crowd. They led a meditation. This scared the punks away.

Then they rocked out. This scared the hippies away.

I bought a CD.

Soup and noodles

Dinner's ready.

Sorry about the excessive whitespace. And sentence fragments.


Comments

( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
vierge_en_trop
17th Jan, 2006 04:47 (UTC)
Joe and I saw the Advertising Festival last Sunday. It's the worst one I've seen in three years.
I didn't want to tell you that beforehand and spoil it for you though.
sfllaw
17th Jan, 2006 05:31 (UTC)
Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more, if I had expected less.

Thanks for the consideration!
cpirate
18th Jan, 2006 01:00 (UTC)
My big beef was the sound. I'd seen several of the ads beforehand on my computer. I have a terrible sound setup, and yet they still sounded way better than they did in the theater.

I'm not even normally someone who cares about the sound at all, unless I'm whining that it was too loud, so this was pretty exceptionally bad.
grimmwire
17th Jan, 2006 05:24 (UTC)
The opening band came out in pyjamas.

Hah! My band in high school, the Dormant Checker Effect, played in pyjamas in 1984. So there.

And sentence fragments.

"A sentence fragment. Another. Good device."
sfllaw
17th Jan, 2006 05:30 (UTC)
"Sorry."
grimmwire
17th Jan, 2006 05:28 (UTC)
Oddly, according to your photo, David Macleod and Warren Spicer bear a remarkable resemblance to your tea set. (Until I click on the photo and go to Flickr, where the correct photo is displayed.)
sfllaw
17th Jan, 2006 05:29 (UTC)
Whoops!
aeon_of_maat
17th Jan, 2006 05:55 (UTC)
akron/family rock. they stayed at my house after the show and I got to talk with miles about prostrations/guru yoga.
they'll be back in march, I think.
sfllaw
17th Jan, 2006 06:09 (UTC)
That's totally cool!

Do you know them in person? If so, do you think they'd enjoy being invited over for dinner?
aeon_of_maat
17th Jan, 2006 06:51 (UTC)
I just kind of met them, and don't think they'd mind the invite, but who knows if they'll take it up.
They seem to be pretty interesting people all around, though. you never can be too sure with celebrities, though.
sfllaw
17th Jan, 2006 14:25 (UTC)
I suppose it can't hurt to try. I'll send them an e-mail at the end of February.
pphaneuf
17th Jan, 2006 06:06 (UTC)
Those earplugs are $12? If you order some, could you get an extra pair for me? Thanks!
sfllaw
17th Jan, 2006 06:10 (UTC)
Sure.
denkizero
17th Jan, 2006 06:27 (UTC)
I love your posts.

"Then they rocked out. This scared the hippies away.

I bought a CD."


I nearly squirted lemonade through my nose. That would have been painful!
sfllaw
17th Jan, 2006 14:26 (UTC)
Thank you!

But please don't choke on my words.
wlach
17th Jan, 2006 07:20 (UTC)
Heh, I didn't mean to leave all the coffee at your place, only half of it. At least I remembered my glasses. In any case, I bought enough coffee to last me a month on Sunday, so it's yours now. Drink early, drink often: the optimal freshness of coffee is shortlived.

By the way, I like the sentence fragments and whitespace. It suits this medium well.

sfllaw
17th Jan, 2006 14:29 (UTC)
The curt phrases and the sparse details are pretty impressionistic, aren't they?

But I guess it reflects the vague intimacy that posesses LiveJournal.
love2heart
18th Jan, 2006 09:04 (UTC)
i love this post.
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