I’m supposed to be writing something poignant/funny/thought-provokin
This weekend, Eric and I are in NJ watching these two dogs that belong to our friends. They just moved into a beautiful English Tudor-style house out in Madison, NJ. Its nice to be back in the ‘burbs for a brief time. Sidewalks and driveways and neighbors. Sometimes I miss all those things. I really miss living back in Norfolk – the friends I made there are the ones I will have all my life…..but for now, its back to the grind (unfortunately, Eric Nies not included).
I’m reading a great book right now. “Milk It!” by Jim DeRogatis. It’s a collection of his writings as a critic on the music scene in the 90’s. He had the pleasure of interviewing Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Billy Corgan, Steve Albini, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic. I loved the 90’s. Smashing Pumpkins was my first concert and changed the way I listened to music forever. Kurt Cobain’s death was something that affected me and I still listen to the Foo Fighters. It’s especially interesting to read his interviews with Courtney Love, who I would describe as an extremely intelligent, loose cannon.
I want to live in Brooklyn. The difference between Jersey and NY is like night and day, of course. But I haven’t had the urge to move into the city until now. Brooklyn seems like the perfect combination of low-key fun and city lifestyle. Vintage/thrift stores and artsy salons. AND it would greatly reduce my one-hour commute to work.
So, really, that’s it for now.
Keep on keepin’ on,