July 18th, 2002

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Attacking Iraq

Will not:

- make you safer
- stabilize the Middle East
- keep the price of oil down
- help the Iraqi people

It will:

- raise Bush's poll numbers
- enrich arms manufacturers
- increase the national debt
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one of the guys i've been doing occasional work for called me this AM to ask if i could work tomorrow. he then proceeded to tell me the dream he had about me this morning. in it i was on a speaking tour in support of farbelism and i had a bunch of those long skinny balloons which i was twisting into strings of farbels. what a great idea! i have to work that into my next show somehow...maybe a mobile of twisted balloons?
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i may have posted regarding this before, but i am listening to the cd and i can't help remembering that, just under two years ago as my truck was rolling over and over at 65 MPH, this song was playing:

Travis
The Man Who (1999)
Turn

i want to see what people saw
i want to feel like i felt before
i want to see the kingdom come
i want to feel forever young
i want to sing
to sing my song
i want to live in a world where i belong
i want to live
i will survive
and i believe that it won't be very long
if we turn turn turn turn turn
then we might learn
so where's the stars
up in the sky
and what's the moon
a big balloon
we'll never know unless we grow
there's so much world outside the door
i want to sing
to sing my song
i want to live in a world where i'll be strong
i want to live
i will survive
and i believe that it won't be very long
if we turn turn turn turn turn
and if we turn turn turn turn
then we might learn
turn turn turn turn
turn turn turn
and if we turn turn turn turn
then we might learn
learn to turn

then, after i had crawled relatively unhurt from the wreckage and discovered my puppy dying on the asphalt, i realized the stereo was still playing. it had moved on to this one:

Travis
The Man Who (1999)
Why Does It Always Rain On Me

i can't sleep tonight
everybody saying everything's alright
still i can't close my eyes
i'm seeing a tunnel at the end of all these lights
sunny days
where have you gone
i get the strangest feeling you belong
why does it always rain on me
is it because i lied when i was seventeen
why does it always rain on me
even when the sun is shining
i can't avoid the lightning
i can't stand myself
i'm being held up by invisible men
still life on a shelf when
i got my mind on something else
sunny days
where have you gone
i get the strangest feeling you belong
why does it always rain on me
is it because i lied when i was seventeen
why does it always rain on me
even when the sun is shining
i can't avoid the lightning
oh where did the blue skies go
and why is it raining so
it's so cold
i can't sleep tonight
everybody saying everything's alright
still i can't close my eyes
i'm seeing a tunnel at the end of all these lights
sunny days
where have you gone
i get the strangest feeling you belong
why does it always rain on me
is it because i lied when i was seventeen
why does it always rain on me
even when the sun is shining
i can't avoid the lightning
oh where did the blue skies go
and why is it raining so
it's so cold
why does it always rain on me
why does it always rain

when i showed pictures of the accident to the pakistani family who ran the circle k by my house, the man said "welcome to your new life". he couldn't have been more right. the next day i was offered the job that brought me back to tucson and helped me set myself up to paint for a living. i also began a path of introspection and re-evaluation that is slowly purging me of the materialistic notions which were keeping me from real happiness.

Travis
The Man Who (1999)
Slide Show

today is the day
for dancing and for singing
the birds in the tree and all
the bells are ringing
the sun in the sky
is bright as bright as second light
is bright oh god i hope i'm alright
cause i'm gonna cry
hold on hold on
slow down slow down
you're out of touch
out of touch
cause there is no design for life
there's no devils haircut in my mind
there is not a wonderwall
to climb or step around
but there is a slideshow and it's so slow
flashing through my mind
today was the day
but only for the first time
hold on hold on
slow down slow down
you're out of touch
out of touch
cause there is no design for life
there's no devils haircut in your mind
there is not a wonderwall
to climb or step around
but there is a slideshow and it's so slow
flashing through my mind
today was the day
but only for the first time
i hope it's not the last time

what a great album.
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