Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sometimes I wonder what will come out of me if I become a lot more outgoing. Case in point - my encounter with a very pregnant and tired looking Laura Veirs after I saw her at World Cafe Live in 2010. I told her it wasn't very "rock star-ish" (ha!) to start off a set with "Carol Kaye", a kind of corny but still really catchy and charming ode to the prolific session bassist of the same name ("Good Vibrations", "Homeward Bound", etc.). I tried to save face by saying I was glad she played "To The Country" since it was my favorite, but the damage was done. ;)

Nevertheless, the ghosts must have came to her in a dream and said, "Please Nick Karn" since the tribute song to Alice Coltrane on her next album, "That Alice", totally rocked out and actually *would* be a very ideal set opener. Also collaborating with Neko Case, who I love as a secondary vocalist in the New Pornographers, in the Case / Lang / Veirs supergroup after that I'd like to think was another "please Nick" move.

Friday, November 18, 2016

One of the most hilariously pointless albums ever released has to be that fake live album by 13th Floor Elevators. Hey, let's overdub crowd noise over studio outtakes! If they had to go the fake live album route, they should have instead had the crowd chant "You suck!" and throw bottles at Tommy Hall for trying to ruin every song with his silly electric jug that sounds like a gerbil. 
I should make it a point to play a show at Century Bar sometime and also get better at conquering the arcade bowling machine there.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

My therapist totally read my blog and helped to inflate my ego yesterday by calling me a really articulate, humorous and self aware writer, saying that this side of me is totally there and should come out more in person. I guess I really needed that validation since not enough attention tends to make me go a complete 180 the other way where I worry about annoying people too much and wondering whether those who do compliment me are just being polite. Maybe I just need to more frequently hang around all or nothing people like me who get REALLY intense about anything they're interested in, just so I don't feel as much like having that Asperger's style personality trait is going to waste inside me. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Oh, and here I was thinking I didn't need many more therapy sessions. I might be wrong here. After tonight with all the fear, sadness and anger on my Facebook news feed, I'm feeling super high anxiety about talking to anyone. I tried to sleep through this election coverage actually not too fearful of the worst. What is wrong with people outside my social circle??? Maybe it's partly because Facebook didn't exist in 2001 and I didn't have so many connections back then, but I'm feeling much worse now than when 9/11 happened. It's probably fueled a lot by the reactions of most people, especially women. I just don't deal well with people who are highly distressed.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Why isn't the ability to group bands/artists, TV shows, movies, books, etc. into "favorite" categories and tiers or whatever a thing yet on Facebook? I'd totally pay for that. Get on it, Zuckerberg.