Saturday, August 09, 2008


February 4, 2008 - Starbucks, across Roosevelt Road from the Taida campus in Gongguan. Long exposure as the light was fading. So long ago. Back then I had already decided to move from Xindian City to Songshan District. I probably had decided at that point that I wasn't going to enroll for another semester of language classes, and would dedicate myself to self-study, which is what I was probably doing at Starbucks.

Back then, I could still drink coffee. Insomnia has killed my coffee drinking. Back then rehearsals had probably just started with the band. We didn't know half a year later we'd have a weekly gig at the bass player's new live bar/restaurant. Back then I had no idea I'd be working. I wonder what I'd do different back then if I knew where I'd be now. Not sleeping, that is. So much for the Zen adage: "When hungry, eat; when tired, sleep". But what if you have insomnia? Shut up, kid.

iTunes soundtrack:
1. Natsu no Utage (Chitose Hajime)
2. Untouchable Face (Ani DiFranco)
3. It Ain't Easy (David Bowie)
4. In Every Corner (Julie Plug)
5. On Mercury (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
6. Jhumra (Himalayan instrumental music)
7. Sweet Thing (live) (David Bowie)
8. (You Made Me) (The Thief of Your Heart) (Sinead O'Connor)
9. That's All (live) (Genesis)
10. Mexican Seafood (Nirvana)

4 comments:

joyce said...

ok, wait a minute...you stopped taking your language classes, got a JOB, and play in a BAND?! holy crap, when did all this happen?! i guess around february... are you playing drums again?

i wanna be in a band... *sigh*

keauxgeigh said...

yea, that's what happens when I stop shooting AND fall off the Internet for two months. I guess I should be shooting more of that. It's just a cover band, not very interesting, but it's good supplemental income. We do "Angel of Harlem" and "One".

joyce said...

i love cover bands!!!! i would totally love to be in a cover band. and angel of harlem is one of my fave U2 songs! :) well, at least you're getting paid!!

keauxgeigh said...

Hey, you live in a house. Is there no room for a drumset downstairs? Did I ask you if you saw the U2 3D movie? I saw it here, it was fantastic.