Everything is going pretty well and I don’t foresee it slowing down, unless I run out of money. Anyway, I’d like to write about what I’m up to and some of my thoughts on the world.
I’ve been talking to lots of musicians on Craigslist. Most are around my age, but a couple are like 40. I'd like to meet all of them. I know it may be a tad risky, but I’m just a trusting person and I’d love to meet/befriend musicians and have people to jam with. I went to two practices with this teenage band from Paterson. It was a cool experience. The guitarist has recording/editing on his computer, so I got to hear myself on there as well as on the microphone. I sound really good! But I also learned that I’m not great at keeping track of when to come in, nor picking up complex melodies someone tries to teach me. I have no experience though, so I’m sure I’ll improve.
Also, last night I had an adventure with a friend I hadn’t seen in a year (maybe two). She asked me to visit at her sister’s house. Let me tell you, that was a RIDE. It’s in the middle of nowhere. It was okay. They had a roommate and guests, but I didn’t mind. We watched documentaries/movies, talked only a little bit, then went to the A&P for snacks. I bought a lot! I even ate a tofu scramble pocket. The evening put me in a great mood though.
Anyway, I wanted to talk about the state of the world. There is so much that bugs me. I hate all the apathy and selfishness—that is to say I want to see more people thinking creatively about issues and doing something beyond themselves, their family and community.
Mainly I want to see equality. I don’t want to have to worry about rich and poor. I want everyone equal, just doing what they love (which dare I say isn’t manipulating money), secure in their survival and living with minimal luxury. Bah. How to get around all our busy-ness, materialism, waste…
I gotta go to bed. Waking up in 6 hours…