Tuesday, March 27, 2007


A few years back a pop-culture philosopher I'm quite fond of wrote that he's fond of writing at night, just before falling asleep. His reason for this was that, in those fleeting moments before you lapse out of consciousness - you understand.

You understand everything.

And I don't mean stupid shit like the fact that there's just too much Justin Timberlake out there (except for on SNL), or that you don't want to believe the new Maroon 5 is the new Maroon 5 - because you only expected that level of crap from fucking Fall Out Boy, or that The Shins really aren't all bad, it's just that Zach Braff ruined them for everyone. By the way, Scrubs sucks.

I mean big stuff. You understand the big stuff before you fall asleep. And by the morning you don't understand any of it anymore, because it's all different now. That's the point. Life's transitions are what make it interesting enough to keep bothering with. Right?

So tonight, I figured I'd give it a try. I'm cheating a bit, because after this is written I'm off to late night Discovery HD Theatre (in the hopes of more Planet Earth reruns). And then late late night Science Channel. And then probably some guitar before forcing myself to bed. Does it still count?

One more thing. I've started re-reading the aforementioned writer's low-culture manifesto, and just got past the part where he talks about how Coldplay is the shittiest band in the history of shitty bands, and I thought I'd throw it out there that he's totally fucking right. I liked them better when they were called U2. And if you disagree with that, go buy a copy of Wincing the Night Away and pretend like you have some fucking clue about why that's a decent record.

PS- Look Jenny, all text...


JennyK said...

I was reading this post, and smiling to myself at how Ed and brilliant it was and I got to the end ... and it was a virtual high-five.

I recently started taking advantage of Blogger's embedded photo option. Begrudgingly. I figured it saved people from having to click on links that would take them away from the text.

I'm glad you had a good time in Hawaii. I think I'm going to take your advice and head to the sandy shores of the islands at some point this summer. I need a vacation.

And, mortzar gancheloo when you were in LAX!

JennyK said...

But seriously, though, I think we're living parallel lives ... I can't get over how I was just thinking your first two grafs about Justin and Maroon, and even about Coldplay.

I did send you my "Why Maroon 5 is derivative" manifesto right? I mean, I love them ... but I love them because their album is Janis Joplin, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Phil Collins, Smokey Robison, Stevie Wonder, etc. all rolled into one.

And with that comment, I force myself to bed.