I’ve been sick since Monday; hence no new posts since then. Cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, the works. Saw a Doctor today, his diagnosis? The Allegra I was using to get better might have made me worse. It’s probably viral, not bacterial. I should just take some tea (he asked if I could handle tea, hell yes I can handle tea!) and some plain old Mucinex. He suggested gargling salt water, but I might skip that step. I’ve always hated gargling salt water, most likely because I’ve never gotten the hang of gargling, period – so gargling salt water turns into almost swallowing and coughing up salt water. I’ll gargle hot water though, I can give my Doctor that much.
Seeing Anamanaguchi today. Well, if I meet the Webster Hall dress code that is. Since I bought the tickets I’ve been worried sick about meeting the dress code. I suppose I’m seeing a band that calls for a gnarly, nasty hipster dress code in a white button-down shirt and black dress pants. This will be my third Anamanaguchi show, after seeing them first at The Silent Barn back when it was in Queens, and seeing them at the Blip Festival back at the Eyebeam in Chelsea. This time they’ll be accompanied with the awesome light show stuff that their Kickstarter enabled them to afford, and as a backer of the Kickstarter this’ll probably be the best reward I’ll ever get from the site.
I honestly don’t know what day it is anymore. I’ve got so little time until I go back to Pittsburgh. I’m running out of time to find somebody to see Anamanaguchi with me this Friday. I’m leaving the 22nd and moving in one the 23rd. My battery is at 42%. I spent today catching up on my Showtime shows, after spending yesterday consumed with Breaking Bad. I’m trying pack my possessions early so that move-in-day isn’t so chaotic. It’s hard to pack your possessions early because putting something away now means not using it or seeing it for x amount of days. Is this as organized as this box could be? Could I fit more into this box? This box is freaking heavy.
No joke though, one box is like 90% books and shouldn’t be carried by a single person.
I either need more time or less time, but I hate this in between phase. There’s not enough time to do everything I wanted this summer, there’s too much time to just pack up and leave just yet. What’s left is this weird feeling that I don’t like. Trying to squeeze the most out of everything; making every day perfect – it just makes every day worse. It’s like squeezing the last drops out of a lemon I’d rather just toss.
Other than that, times are okay. These last days aren’t so bad in reality, just very tiring on the mind. My battery is at 37%.
I’m playing guitar again after a painfully long hiatus. My fingers sting from building callus again, and I’m rediscovering my ability to play by ear. Today I improvised along with Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” on my Epiphone Firebird and I was about the happiest I’ve been in recent memory. Since the last time I played guitar I’ve gotten into LCD Soundsystem, so I figure I’ll learn how to play a number of their songs. Also, I have to shine some of the old songs I used to know how to play, like Anamanaguchi’s “Mermaid.” It’s been too long, guitars, and I’m glad you’re back.
In other musical news: Goodness, I’ve never really ever mentioned GlitchFox here before have I? Well hey, I make electronic music under the name GlitchFox and two songs I’ve been sitting on for months are probably close to being ready for public release and whatnot. If you feel like checking out my music, see http://glitchfox.bandcamp.com/ for my newer stuff and https://soundcloud.com/glitchfox for my beginnings.