had a good hot weekend. it was hot. like hottern itd been all year.
slept over the covers with the windows open and the fan twirling and the cats purring and the moon looking down saying it dont look that hot from up heres
and the earth saying who the hell asked you anyways
friday ali said what are you up to tonight i said imma see a one woman show. she said no way. i said i know i never do that.
she said i wanna come. i said fine meet me at my place and we’ll take a lyft over there. she said not an uber?
i said, its good to keep the competition going.
the show was The Mermaid who learned how to Fly. kyla garcia. she was incredible. did like 20 different characters. two of them were in love with her. so basically she made out with herself twice.
once even as a lady.
it took me a little while to get into it because i dont go to plays. and it was hot. and you have to suspend your belief and just let go. but once you do, it gets fantastic.
so at first i didnt like her irish narrator fairy lady but as the play went on i kept hoping for her to come back, and when she did i was so happy. also of interest was the narrator was sorta falling apart physically as the play went on. bad back. it was funny. kyla was very surprising.
after that ali and i went to malo and ate tacos and drank margueritas. im not crazy about that place but its close and they had an outside so we cooled off.
saturday i ubered a little. hit my goal and then went to the academy to see Straight Outta Compton. it needs to be stated that since that record dropped back when i was in college, NWA and that record have been super important to me.
so to see it for free in the best theater in LA was incredible.
full house. and almost everyone stayed afterwards to hear Ice Cube, his son, the director, a producer, and the dudes who played Dr. Dre and Eazy talk about it.
ive never seen that many people stay.
or cheer so many times at the end.
i give the movie a B+ but i give ice cube an A+ for staying after the talk and taking pictures with everyone who asked. which were hundreds. he didnt care. he soaked it in.
and the movie won the weekend. making something like $60 million. smash hit of the summer. a movie about black gangsta rappers whose music is not played on the radio. and yet one of the rappers turns into a movie star another tuns into a billionaire and a third dies of AIDS. so freaky.
xbi texted me when i was still in the theatre. they wanted a favor i said no. they said order an uber and we can help you out.
i said i didnt need any help. i was happy. i was in great spirits and i wasnt gonna do squat on sunday. they said dont be a dope, order an uber.
and when i did a toyota avalon appeared with this great reggae singer as a driver
and two swedish girls in the back
and the whole trip i thought, theyre gonna kill me, arent they?
this is how it ends?
reggae in swedish probably means good bye i thought but no
id been to sweden and i knew that hej då meant good bye
or did it mean hello?
the girls were just laughing at me.
they kept calling me Chicago.
hey Chicago, why dont you change your clothes and meet us at the Chateau
i said how do you say nothing ever good happens to chicagoans
late at night at the chateau