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Sunday, October 02, 2005


My trip to the beach was cut short. It was beautiful, but it was simply too windy and cold. Even the surfers were giving up --- tried to get a nice shot of them exiting the water, but didn't come out. So, you can see them walking away in the distance toward Cliff House. All sorts of rocks were washing up with the waves. I found a HUGE sand dollar --- perfect. I will have to take a picture of it sometime. Anyway, I was there just long enough to get sand all over me. Took the train back and noticed that this not-so-attractive-goth-looking-sort-of-fellow was getting a great deal of attention. I removed my iPod and saw that these alternative looking college types were getting his autograph. I asked one of them who the guy was --- former lead singer of The Jesus Mary Chain. I sort of remember that band. Anyway, he had been to the Castro Street Fair as he was wearing this year's little sticker.

Today's iPod Shuffle:
1. "Dad, I'm In Jail" by Was (Was Not)
2. "After Dark" by Le Tigre
3. "All We Have" by Brazilian Girls
4. "Hey Mama" by Kayne West
5. "Alone in Kyoto" by Air

...yeah, I see no connection to these songs, but felt the need to list them.

Came home. Sat in the back yard and wrote a few letters/cards. Turns out one of our dear family friends lost abosolutely everything with Katrina. So, I was trying to write something to let them know I was thinking of them. Then Alan and I took a nice walk to Daly City for a light dinner and ended up seeing that Tim Burton animated movie, THE CORPSE BRIDE. It was OK. Sikp it, tho and see MIRRORMASK.

San Francisco is infamous for a being a "hot bed" of political unrest and non-conformity --- which I do love. However, as I sat facing this promotion of a New Orleans fundraiser I felt sad. I don't think these feeling of anger are just representative of The Bay Area. I think more and more of us are becoming angry over the state of our country and the people who seem to be running it into the ground. The comments written on this ad were obviously written by more than a few people and my camera could not capture all of the comments. However, whether you agree with what is written or not --- how long before we all just get too fed up. How long before we finally just kick this Son-of-a-Bush out and take back the country and put the focus on gaining equality for all of us. And finding cures and resolutions for problems that are killing us here at home. How can one organize another's house when your own is in a state of chaos?!?!?

Seems like a lot of us are mad as hell. How much longer are we going to take it?

...a closer look at the "fine print"


Blogger snarl71 said...

I stumbled upon my old video tapes of Electric City/Cheap TV this weekend and REALLY got homesick from San Francisco. This is becoming more frequent. Stop it, Matt!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Jon said...

My favorite band! It was either Jim or William Reid, probably Jim. I love them, but doubt I would ask for an autograph. I'm jaded and have no heros, lol

7:21 PM  
Blogger joe said...

omg, the jesus and mary chain! i thought they were great! :) but I wouldn't get his autograph. and yeah, corpse bride was ok. rentable on a rainy day.

9:34 PM  
Blogger matty said...

Karl -- Rice Patty said to tell you "Hiiiii"

Jon -- I know I loved one of their CD's -- it was Karl's and I can't rember the name of it. sorry. I would have gotten his autograph for you had I know!

Joe -- Yeah, MIRRORMASK is ever so much better than CORPSE BRIDE. I did enjoy hearing Patsy's voice, tho!

8:50 PM  

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