Sunday, February 10

Gramorous... Frosse, Frosse

So... LOST, huh? I know right. I mean what the eff? Everybody who watches the show knows that no questions are going to be answered. But what if it is the one time that you don't watch when they finally decide to spill the beans on everything. Let's face it. You. Can't. Risk it. You can't. It's as simple as that. But if you look at the bright side, there are so many NEW things that you don't understand that all the OLD things that you didn't understand don't seem as important anymore. And is it just me, or does it seem like the production values are getting cheesier as the shows keeps going? I don't want to give anything away, but they don't even seem to add camera shake like they mean it anymore. I need to feel like they want me to want them, and I'm just not feeling it.

Friday night Chris and I high tailed it to Austin to catch an Over the Rhine concert at the Cactus Cafe on the University of Texas campus. If you don't know of it, here is a list of some people who have played there that are of minor significance: Townes van Zandt, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Bill Monroe, Guy Clark, Patty Griffin, Lyle Lovett, and Alison Krauss. On the drive down we listened to songs about trains as we watched several million tons of them go by. We got to see some old friends, Nate and Katie, who are sealing the deal April 4th of this year. The show was incredible. We got there a teeny bit'o late. So we found pretty much the last seats in the house. It is already an intimate venue, and we ended up off to the side, but on the second row. So we were plenty close and to top it off we were right next to where the tour manager had everything set up. It was a lot of fun, even despite the locals.

You might not know this but people in Austin are freaking weird. And they aren't nice weird, oh no, they are exclusive weird. They can smell an outsider from your not trendy enough clothes or your too trendy clothes or your clothes that are exactly the right amount of trendy but you can't pull them off and they will make you wish you hadn't set foot in their beautiful oasis of unspoken rules and insider knowledge. I would love to live in Austin if it weren't for the people who live there. (No offense to anyone reading this who is from or currently resides in the city of Austin. I'm sure you are the exception to the rule, yada yada yada, you know it's true and you like it!) I might live there anyway and try to become one of them. Study their ways. Eat where they eat, shop where they shop, find out where the secret parking lot where all the locals park is...

I just spent several hours in the pitch black of the color darkroom trying not to get groped or fall on any sharp objects, and all of my energy and creativity has left me to go drink at the bar where all intangible concepts go when they've had a long day. Now I'm just talking pure nonsense, and that is a sure sign to call it a night.

5 comments:

Elaine said...

"trying not to get groped"? I don't think that's a story you've ever told me...

I deal with austin people by acting like I think I have more myspace friends than they do and I smoke with Ghostland Observatory. Nobody believes it, but at least we exchange supercilious stares.

jenn said...

austin people are indeed weird. And Lost, I know! It's getting more intense and more strange by the episode!! But, like you, I have remained hooked. Hey- you still planning on coming my way in the near future?

the photoSmith said...

Wow, you're almost on a roll here with two post kinda close together. Agreed with the Lost comment, you just can't risk it. Lost's new tag line should be "You've got questions, we've got more..." When we get in the new house you'll need to come visit!!

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with Lost. I hate it. I still have it on but refuse to give it undivided attention. I mean, who do they think they are, Friday Night Lights?

At this point I, I think they "jumped the shark" this week and just got retarded. I no longer have questions and believe the show to be painfully obvious.

As for Austin...not offended by your opinion of people. Highly offended you couldn't at least text me and let me know you were in town.

Anonymous said...

that last one was from michael dennis :)