I remember next to nothing about this particular day.
I must have awoken at Liana’s. I was thinking of walking to Veda Cafe, but I didn’t. I walked to Mississippi to get my bike. My sunglasses were in the office, and Matt wasn’t there to let me in.
I rode downtown, and passed Sarah Brewer. She did not indicate she knew we’d met, and I made no noises. I got new headphones downtown, but my iPod died the minute I started up “Crazy Feeling.” I don’t remember where I ate lunch.
I rode to Mississippi and hung out while also setting up the show. I remember sitting around with Silvio and Jonny and Sarah while Transformer played out. We all ended up singing along. Markus came and said he was a big fan of “Satellite Of Love.” Even Michael came along mouthing the words to something. Felt really like Home.
It was a free show with Paper/Upper/Cuts and Yeah Great Fine, with 1939 Ensemble in-between. I saw them in; it was all a little loose. I think Papi’s load-in was an hour earlier than I thought. Kevin told me to take an empty keg back to Amnesia. That was a nice walk. I ran into Richard Shirk on the way back. He said it makes sense that I’d move to New York, and characterized me as someone who “goes to New York, like, every six months.”
I settled with Papi then walked to Last Thursday on Alberta, with Sally Can’t Dance on en route. It was big and exhausting. I was people watching – some looked good and some didn’t. I came across a Toucan Sam & The Fruit Loops set, but didn’t stay long. One too many people there I didn’t care to see.
I said hi to Liana when I went to her house to retrieve my car. She wanted me to return to sleep on her couch. I drove to Mississippi and got the Christian Rock swag out of the closet in the downstairs bathroom. I’d finally gotten the labels to ship them. I drove them to FedEx on Broadway and got the receipts.
(not long after dropping them off, Kevin emailed me and the Christians saying he was pissed and that he had the boxes. I’m still unclear on what happened… ah well)
I didn’t return to Liana’s, I went and parked my car off I-5 and Skidmore, in a dead end where there happened to be nice garden behind some rose bushes. I set up my blanket behind a bush and settled in for a nice slumber.
I ended up remembering more than I thought.
–for Thursday July 28th, 2011