this blog is pretty much the saga of how i go to travelling man and use it as a pick me up. an upper. its scary how much my mood improves when i step into that place. todays overhearings involved communism and how the comic book guy went to starbucks and someone called him a capitalist. and then he was all: imagine a communist coffee shop, it'd be crap. you'd get water and one coffee bean (general laughter) ...and then they moved onto sentence construction and how 'down with capitalism' as opposed to 'im down with capitalism' is a huge change in meaning #profound. too many new comics i wanted this week, got: daytripper #1, uncanny x men #33 (written by matt fraction) and the guild #1. also an issue of fetishman for my cousin.
daytripper is seriously the best comic i have ever read.
followed that up with coffee and 'kick-ass' (the movie) avec le mater. i dug it. she didnt so much. my heart was beating hard for most of the movie. the trailer doesnt do it justice. it makes me start planning this years halloween costume already (yes i know october is far far away) ..so far my options are: hit girl or the other mother.
also i admire the way aaron johnson says the words 'i'm KICK-ass'
also soundtrack - so good. it's like bad reputation was made for this movie.
ps. weird but cool thing. i was watching the scott pilgrim trailer in the morn. and they were youtubing it at travelling man. coincidence!
alex james - then and now, they totally all look like their julian opie selves
watched 'no distance left to run' on iplayer. a blur documentary. it's the realest thing iv watched in a while. its a very pretty documentary that feels like what id remember of my life now...if i had a good memory. theres one clip somewhere in the middle of them backstage after a gig...and its so ...you can see how close they are. its obvious. and then to think that that just went away until this reunion is scary. how that can happen to people. not went away. you still feel the same way about someone. you just dont see them all the time. and thats a lot to miss out on... it was quite a sentimental documentary really. or i just got really sentimental over it :)
this is when this girl said "we're not laughing at you, we're laughing with you"
he's not laughing.
my dad used to talk about how you know some people for a while and some people for another length of time..and thats just how it is with friends (you take it as it is, when you have it), and i always thought it was funny that he was the one saying that - being the person i knew with the most friends..
i seem to be haunting travelling man everytime im in leeds now. love the atmosphere. then jumped over to juice junction and had a hot juice (apple+lime+ginger) most perfect for the weather. started off not too cold. then got rainy. and cold. anyhoo thats where the funniest conversation ever was overheard by me. also sort of philosophical.
irish man: there arent any posh irish people. are there posh english people?
boi behind the counter: yeah...
IM: how do you know? have you seen them? are you posh?
BBTC: working class mate.
IM: everyone's someone's working class. the queen's the only real posh one. (ramble ramble) she's got corgis. (ramble) irish corgis are different...
i lost track..or it dissolved into gibberish. there was something about corgis i didnt quite get.
this is the story of saturday. got to leeds, picked up our tickets for 'the history boys' then th'mater went to pick up her phone from carphone warehouse while i went to travelling man in search of the new green hornet written by kevin smith. it stupidly (or very awesomely) has multiple variant covers. while i was deciding which to get... the fire alarm went off :D all the shops on the road have connected alarms or something..so it was a bunch of people outside the shop.. looking horrified at the thought of not being able to go back in... we got back in like 3 mins later and one lady was all-omg that felt like quarter of an hour at least. like the sheer relief at getting back in (into heaven :D) was just kickass. this is the cover i chose. and i also one buffy season 8. totally reading it out of order, which sucks. but the (twilight) reveal was awesome! so glad i didnt get spoilered about it.
ps. comic book man asked if i wanted sleeves for them :) and usually i only get sleeves on the back issues. never thought of asking for sleeves. so i was super over the moon about it. new comics all covered in new plastic sleeves :) shiny.
so yeah the play (hee its weird that im so much more gleed to rem the comic book store fire alarm incident!) ...iv probably seen the movie way too many times. it was a bit of a problem. cant help but compare. but the play was structured quite differently. inner monologues/asides...couple of flash forwards. lockwood doesnt die or become a soldier. the set was cool. the stage spun during classroom scenes :) the desks and things were in this circle and that would spin. the upright piano stayed outside the circle in its corner.. i was really impressed when th'boy playing posner effortlessly jumped onto it and sat on top. upright piano's are tall. high off the ground. i can barely jump onto a kitchen counter. and he wasnt that tall either.
if twas me directing. one complaint: the actors were styled to look exactly like the original cast (except daikin/scripps) ..like irwin had light hair combed the same way and all. i know he has to have glasses for the script "Taking off my glasses is the last thing i do." the same hair? not required. overall it was good tho.
here i am doing my usual thing, reading overthought articles on overthinkingit while listening to a playlist composed of nick cave, my chemical romance and other miscellany. ok the my chemical romance is not usual. but it matches with what im reading.
now that iv set the scene...
went to the lib yesterday and found the 3 remaining books in the tillerman series (book4-the runner, book6-sons from afar, book7-seventeen against the dealer) that i hadnt read! got super gleed. read 2 yesterday and the final one today. that's 7 books about essentially the same people. separately and together. who each person is and hence how they relate to each other. its about watching and knowing how someones going to react and being the you that you are around them. because thats what family is about. knowing what to say, to who, and how to say it. how to give a gift so they'll accept.
thats what's wrong with chat/phone/skype conversations. you miss all the cues. the expression that tells you that theyre joking or saracastic, or sorry about what they just said and wish they could un-say it, in a bad mood blahblah. i guess skypes not that bad. you still get to hear tones. but not being there in person to deal with the tone is not fun.
not saying i dont like chatting. sometimes its about all i can stand when im feeling antisocial. but without proper smileys and things its easy to misread things. and you could never realise it. just saying.