You set yourself up with some new clothes… I wore a shirt from my spring collection yesterday. I was brimming with pride and was ready to ring in a new era of self-confidence. The first thing out of my boss‘s mouth was “What’s up, Charlie Brown?” “Damn,” I said to myself! Maybe it was a fluke; maybe he’s the only one that will pick up on it. My other boss, Justin, came through the door, without talking to Eric, and said the same thing! I knew I was in for it. The same thing happened with my friends, Jay and Walter. “How’s Lucy?” and “Where’s Snoopy?” are just some of the comments I heard throughout the day. The nice people that didn’t want to say anything just looked and smiled. I would say, “Charlie Brown, right?” And they would just laugh. At the very least, 10 people had some comment. Well, maybe Bob 2000 would put that shirt away, but Bob 2001 will continue to wear it with pride! The shirt is orange, not yellow! I like it.
I bought this CD by The Clash called Sandinista!. A friend recommended it. Well, I didn’t like it. Goumas! So, I traded it in last night and was going to buy something safe. Like a Springsteen or a Motley Crue, then I said, why be safe? Why not support some of the new kids coming up? Well, I’ve reached the point where I don’t know what’s new/good anymore. I had to ask the guy at the counter if this was any good. I felt like an old woman. Anyway, I bought two CDs that, granted I’ve only listened to once, have great potential. The first is by, Pete Yorn and the second is by, B.R.M.C. That stands for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The later I bought because I have motorcycles on the brain this week. And I think BRMC is the name of Marlon Brando‘s gang inThe Wild One. I’m going to listen to them today. I haven’t bought a CD in a while because of Napster and I had a big DVD obsession. Speaking of Napster, a lot of you have been asking on my message board, what do I think of the Napster controversy and do I condone receiving music without paying royalties? I can answer both queries by saying this: Where do I sign up? Free music? I’m so there. Having said that, once the initial thrill passed, it became a pain. You get a song that Joe six-pack put up, skips and all. People lied about their connection speeds. It shouldn’t take 37 hours to download Crazy Train! Just be honest, I don’t care if you have a 28.8 modem. Hey, that may work for my stand-up act! I also hate it when a song gets cut off too early. You can tell a good song from a bad song just by listening to the ending. Is it good enough to fade out? The fade out is the pinnacle of song endings. It means that the hook is so sweet; there’s no way to possibly build on it, so let it fade. Now that I think about it, the explosion is also a good way to end a song. If I had a CD out, every song would start and end with an explosion. A guy in the Hello Deli said that it snowed this morning. In the words of Prince, “Sometimes it snows in April.”
I have a theory that my web designer, Walter, doesn’t read my Diary. So, this is a just a test; Walter is a jerk. Will he or won’t he see that? Only time will tell. (Yeah, I read your diary. Great story about the shirt. Give my best to Pigpen! -Walter) That’s it for today. I’m wearing a new, plain yellow shirt today. I couldn’t possibly be teased for that, right? Be real, CFL and SFX: explosion!