Friday, April 14, 2006

i like the way you do business jackie

i have finally lived a little in the last few weeks, perhaps at the most inopportune of times.

yesterday was the resit of my stupid exams, an exercise in masochism which i am convinced will need to be repeated in a few months time but hey i'm getting used to the idea that i am fundamentally stupid.

anyway much more interesting was firstly turning 27 which was not depressing at all and also my continuing canadian outreach project.

as you may have seen in a previous posting, Roger Dean Young and the Tin Cup finished their UK tour last week and i had the pleasure of three of the lads hanging out and stinking out my flat for a little while.

i met most of the guys through other Vancouverians (Vancouverites, Vancouverers?) over the past few years and have always been struck by how down to earth and well... nice they were. i guess i've spent so much time interacting with wankers that you forget that there are actually "good people" in the world. and they're in the music industry which in my experience in hobnobbing with C-list bands and sometime music journos is a vacuous self-absorbed scene indeed.

i also realised that there are so many talented people in the world that it's quite sobering when compared to your own pathetic achievements. i did find myself tinged with feelings of jealousy at one moment at the last gig. but perhaps it was the staropramen.

it's been a bit of a comedown to see the guys leave. it's difficult when you don't see people that often and your only contact is email. still i shall try to not get too depressed about that. after all that's what postgrad exams are for.

so a year older and a year stupider. i shall now enjoy the holiday weekend (not working) and hell maybe i'll dust down my guitar too.

happy easter

PS. roger was quite troubled by the ALF dream. unfortunately he didn't have any deep meaningful thoughts on the underlying symbology much like everyone else. i'm still waiting.

PPS. i would also like to announce the maiden voyage of my second blog: The Chelsea Rebel. no medicine and a slightly different background to MOADD. please also note the radically different layout.

[i am listening to the Foo Fighters]

1 comment:

Kate said...

Happy belated Birthday! Mine's coming up in a couple of weeks and I'm definitely NOT taking it with the grain of salt with which you seem to have taken yours.

Doesn't it suck when you think you've found a talent and then someone else comes along that's so much better? That's why I quit piano after 13 years and singing after nearly as many.

And I think it's Vancouverites. But don't take my word for that. I'm from Edmonton, not Vancouver.

And now I'm off to check out the new blog.