Perhaps it had something to do with sleeping in my clothes and then wearing them out again that made things start off on a sunday sad note.... I'm not quite certain
The entire day carried a note of nostalgic sorrow. Even though I'm old enough to be over crushes I can't help staring at Mr Dicaprio in films, especially Romeo and Juliet. This marked his all time prime if you ask me. He is wearing open hawaiian tops and mesh metal bell sleeved tops through the most the film and a sardonic smile that suggests he has been some places. Hey I've admired him since his Growing Pains days. The kid is a good actor plain and simple. When he freaks out in This Boys Life on Deniro, kills the cricket in Gilbert Grape--etc... This movie captures that dreamy feeling of love when you're convinced no one else understands it- willing to fight for it-defend it and rightfully die for it. I watched this today and still hoped somehow it would end differently, like Shakespeare could be altered this once.
The entire day seemed to be long and slow.
I wasn't sure where the day would take me-
I just wanted to be where these characters were, on a beach with carnival rides lit up by psychedelic firecrackers and making out. But something about the sadness of the story tainted my Sunday
Later I decided to go to the Wiltern where David was working -- I felt like a heavy haze had been lifted.
The band Belle and Sebastian are a sweet band of 7- that embody all good things about music. They are part pop 60's band- Don Mclean "American Pie" 80's Devo dance movements- and cinematic symphony. Even if you didn't own any of their albums-you would love the sound and energy...
Did I mention all the reasons they are to be fancied?
1. They are predominantly Scottish- English. Like my mother and her family from Glasgow
2. Have great seizure spaz dance moves on stage
3. According to Cynthia it's a good sign if there are more than two people in the audience you
would be willing to sleep with
(or two people in the band good enough to sleep with)
4. They love a good Wallmart adventure
5. They are good to the merch guy
6. Huge musical variety Xtravaganza on stage-
That last one especially good- ie...We saw numerous "indie" couples arm and arm during most of their songs sharing special moments. The closeness made me sort of sad- I kept envisioning how this music would be the perfect soundtrack to a new love embarking on a roadtrip or the backdrop for a dreamy daydream. Imagining this music as songs that will later force you into desperation and sorrow when the love dissolves. I'm not saying love is not permanent-just that sometimes the film starring you- has this type of music that breaks your heart anyways.
But the Wiltern is beyond amazing -gilded walls and starry painted art deco ceilings-
The place where the walls are practically whispering
Check out the young fans as they gather up the bands set list from the stage...they are ecstatic and jealous of the one friend who snagged it first.
Afterwards we wandered down to the basement where we saw some friends-and ate fruit and drank beer
I ran into old friends Nelly and Christopher who tried to teach me how to take a "great" picture. I have not included the one we took together because I still was unable to master this method. Christopher (who dates the male model equivalent of a Kate Moss-) told me he takes Mick JAggers advice "Never look directly into the camera unless someone is paying you" Genius huh?
Anyway the best comment of the evening was Nelly telling me that she thinks I never age. She said "I've known this girl for like 8 years and she always looks the same age-she is like the Dorian Gray of Echo Park...let's hope she's not referring to me somehow selling my soul to stay youthful. I swear it's all that water I drink.
Nelly and Christopher pretending to be a couple
I like to call this one "DAVIDs on ghostfire" or check out davids soul (which he has sold to the devil). P.S. that couple in the background was grinding against the bar in a humping sexual manner throughout most of the happy pop set.
For the record- this band is beyond amazing- definitely dynamic and perfect for the watusi.
I was mezmerized by the dance moves.....David is lucky to be on tour with them.
Ok David- you're right They ARE Lucky to be on tour with YOU. Miss you already...have fun in S.F.
Wow I almost forgot about this keeper. Kid Rock in the house. This one is my favorite. I like to call it little face with big finger and hat.