i think i wanna go on the S.S. Coachella

SS Coachella

Do i like the bands?

Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, James Murphy (DJ Set), Sleigh Bells, Simian Mobile Disco, Z-Trip, !!!, Warpaint, DJ Harvey, El-P, Killer Mike, Black Lips, The Gaslamp Killer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Jason Bentley. The Rapture (DJ Set). Father John Misty, Tokimonsta, Alf Alpha

Meh.

Do I think the worst part about Coachella is where and how much it will cost to lay one’s head at night?

Yes.

Do I think the second worst part about Coachella is where does one nap comfortably and safely?

Yes.

So since the biggest pre-stress about Coachella for me has to do with sleeping,

it’s nice i wouldnt have to worry about that.

ss coachella

so what are the plusses to this concert on the sea?

free room service for some reason

Girl Talk

the pool could be either amazing or disgusting

the price:

prob $1,666 when all is said and done

for four days.

good thing i just have that sorta money laying around

you see two things in Pasadena

raymond ave pasadena float

1. super dooper really sweet people with seemingly nothing to do
2. Rose Bowl floats driving down the road

you forget that those floats arent made overnight.

you just think that Santa Claus comes and goes, a few nice moms volunteer somewhere

and poof out comes all these kickass totally complicated floats that look perfect on tv.

but no, people work on these puppies all year long

and they have to move them across town.

the cops dont care.

they just stop traffic and say take it easy theres float xing going on here.

and people say oh yeah look at that, a float.

thats what i said this morning. for like 10 minutes as i was able to be late for work.

got stuck behind a float, boss, i said

which is something you dont get to say very often, so i was happy.

almost every day i give thanks for living in california

it’s hard to believe i moved here 74 years ago

when a pod from my home planet ejected me to this strange and beautiful land.

for a while it was hard to say “yep im a Californian”

and i still dont really look at myself like that

maybe because i feel so lucky, and unworthy.

yes the weather is ridiculously perfect. ive lived in this hollywood cabana for over 10 years

ive never used my wall heater, and never had any need for air conditioner.

yes the people are pretty to look at. and some are even fun to dance with.

the entertainment is so good we dont even need a football team.

but the thing i like most about cali is probably the food.

carne asada, pollo, and al pastor top the list.

of course i miss my home land. and its terrific to go there and relive the past and soak in its beauty.

but theres something about your own bed, no matter how perfect the mattress is at the hard rock.

theres something about knowing every short cut around any traffic jam.

theres something about knowing what went down at that corner and what used to be in the abandoned lot.

and theres something totally awesome about driving down a block and saying

oh yeah i remember that party at that apartment where i met that person and oh yeah i remember.

but whats best is knowing about all the new stories yet to write.

to me, california is about the future.

and thats what i like the most.