I only wanted 2 be some kind of friend
a little light on the music this week. been busy hunting bands & trying to convince them I'm not mentally ill but a genuine BYP emissary. harder than you'd think!
1. went to the brooklyn botanic gardens last weekend rather late in the day, since the monkey & I are often tardy & discovered that besides being beautiful, serene, verdant, etc..., the place is crawling with BUNNIES! that's right, fluffy & hoppity, little white tails & all. j suggested that perhaps they brought a few in for ambience & things just got out of control, as they are wont to do with rabbits.
the baby ones are maaad slow, so if you're looking to nab one, head on out to the greens.
2. finished haruki murakami's*
you should read it. the one on one interviews with the various survivors reveal a great deal about japanese society as a whole. that reminds me...there's a movie called eureka by filmmaker shinji aoyama that was inspired by that event. the film itself deals with the aftermath of a random, traumatic incident (in this case, a bus hijacking) on the survivors. I've been trying to find this film forever. if anyone owns a bootleg...let me know!
3. I wrote this thing up about prince rogers nelson last week when blogger was malfunctioning & lost it all. this is the short version: june 7 was the man's birthday. & while this lilliputian dynamo did not celebrate it, don't mean you can't (albeit, belatedly)
purple rain (live)
while my guitar gently weeps (yes, that is tom petty & jeff lynne. in a true "wait for it, wait for it" moment, prince, resplendent in red fedora & matching shirt, comes in at the end & RIPS it up on the final solo)
what can I say? I heart prince.
* I've been on a murakami kick ever since j made me read
other prince songs to seek: delirious, computer blue, take me with u, the cross, sign 'o' the times, starfish & coffee, sometimes it snows in april, alphabet st, when u were mine, if I was your girlfriend, when doves cry, I could never take the place of your man, soft & wet, gett off, hot thing