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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Paulette Did a few things today


in a change of pace, paulette did a few things today.  The day started out slowly when she woke up at about 8 a.m. and the sun was shining, and it was a lovely day in Oakland, CA.  She checked her e-mails and then called her cousin and talked to him about writing a story for a musical.  Sources close to the subject say they spoke for over 45 minutes via skype. 

After that, she called her friend and they talked about her documentary film and how she needed to get feedback on it soon because the production deadline was approaching.  “I actually felt like there was something important I needed to do.” said paulette.

Paulette then meditated for a long time, about an hour and a half, focusing on her breath as it went in and out of her nose.  “It keeps going in and out of my nose,” she commented publicly.

then she walked around the block to make sure it was still there and to stretch her legs.  “When I went outside to stretch my legs, my block was still there.  It looked almost the same as it did yesterday.”

then she watched a film and wrote comments on it, listened to Andras Schiff play bach and schubert, walked to get a burrito, talked to a friend in person, sans phone, about playing music, and walked to the grocery store where she bought $10.97 worth of groceries.

After getting home from the grocery store, she had to write about her exciting day because it was so exciting.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Latest Generation Couldn’t Care Less About Internet


A poll by the Oakland California group, Polls Are Us, shows that the latest generation of human beings, known as Generation Yay, couldn’t really care less about the internet because they are in love with all things natural and outdoorsy.

And so I did my own informal interview with some members of Generation Yay, and they ran thusly:

P:  How do you feel about the internet?

Gen Yayer 1:  Me?, I couldn’t care less about the internet.  It’s stupid and I hate it.  I’d rather be outside breathing fresh air and watching butterflies fly by the neighbors’ cat.

P:  And you?

Gen Yayer 2:  It just seems like such a waste of time, sitting in a chair looking at a bunch of lights as though they really meant something.


Saturday, June 02, 2012

My Night at the Temescal Art Hop

Dear Reader,

Last night in Oakland, i went to the Temescal Art Hop in the Temescal neighborhood, and i had fun, it was fun.  I played guitar and sang in the U & I liquor store, and it was strange and interesting, and i say this because i think it was strange and a little interesting.  my energy level was a little low, and i was kind of dreading doing it, but i kind of got warmed up after about half an hour of playing the same song over and over, the liquor store song, and i would just keep singing and singing it, and different people would come into the store.  There i was, in the window, in the wine aisle, right next to the ATM, and that was me singing the liquor store song over and over, and i sang a couple of other songs, but i feel like my intensity level was kind of lacking because i haven't really been performing lately.  i was able to let go after half an hour, and some people smiled, and the shop owner DJ was about the nicest guy, and i would happily go back and sing more for him if he felt like it was something that was beneficial for him and his store.

And then, around 7:30, i played the "jazz organ" sound on my yamaha keyboard with it's jazz rhythm drum machine, and i kept playing the changes to desafinado over and over, occasionally improvising in a way that was completely irrelevant to the desafinado changes.

And Cousin John painted 50 portraits from 6 p.m. to about 11:45 p.m. and there were a lot of people coming in and out, and he was tired afterwards, and it was kind of like a scene, meaning, it felt like maybe it was becoming a little stylish and less of a homey neighborhood happening.  But it was exciting to see so many people and i was glad to see people dishing out $10.00 for each 5 minute portrait which in my estimation is a severe bargain.

And then, we went and got pizza, and then I went home and slept and it was comfortable and relaxing.