is it wrong to want to go back

isla vista

when i was younger i always wanted to go backwards.

when i got to cali all i wanted was to go forwards.

i see people stay in the same place and do pretty much the same thing and it makes me curious which is the best way.

last night i had some people over at my place. it was weird saying that ive been there for 13 years.

it’s nice to have cheap rent, but if i had a 30 year mortgage id be more than a 1/3 through it by now.

but thats crazy because 13 years ago they shouldnta even rented me an apartment i was so broke and worthless.

regardless i want to go back to isla vista. not because it needs me, it’ll be fine, but because it’s the prettiest

and wildest, and most magical spot ive ever lived in.

the dora the explorer in me says, hey lets find somewhere even better.

we have half of our lives left to find more. lets find more and better and tastier.

but isn’t that being gluttoney? ive found the spot. why more?

but then the lewis and clark in me says, when columbus landed on plymouth rock

that was fine. and when we kept going west, that was even better.

but imagine if we stopped at kentucky.

and the mark twain in me says, never stop at kentucky.

do we appreciate madonna, of course

madonnais it nice that she got naked and semi-naked for a recent Interview magazine spread


should everyone get lingerie and pose in motels with forgiving lighting? probably.

but heres the thing about madonna: she is incapable of shocking us any longer, but that doesnt mean it’s over for her.

however, this ultra strong image is played out. we expect it from her. and i dont wanna say it’s boring but it’s, well, it’s boring.

how about show us some vulnerability. you can be strong and confident and the boss and still be fragile.

if i was the photographer id say madonna, lets try to work on a scene where you play the role of the near-virgin

i know it’s a stretch, but heres something you havent done in forever. lets try to take pictures that would fit into that Springsteen song he wrote for the Pointer Sisters.

you know the one

I’m driving in my car
I turn on the radio
I’m pulling you close
You just say no
You say you don’t like it
But girl I know you’re a liar
‘Cause when we kiss


because sadly this bored dominatrix who has run out of men to overpower no longer has any edge

how many times are you gonna sing the same song?

Interview is andy warhol’s magazine

would we have loved him if all he painted was soup cans his whole life.

madonna in disney princess costumes

madonna in petticoats

madonna in pretty things.

that would be photos that would go viral.

but this is just one more session that people are going to forget. sadly.