Thursday, April 30, 2009

Re-cap for Los Angeles

Coachella was fantastic! Tracy and I had a blast... I got see all the bands I was hoping to see, except for The Cure on Sunday evening, which I am still kind of upset about.... Somehow I managed to drink myself into a three-hour-long blackout after My Bloody Valentine. I did hear that The Cure put on a hell of a show, though... they played a half-hour past the Coachella-sound-curfew..... got fined a couple thousand dollars...

Before the sun had a chance to fry us alive, we packed up our camp around 7am.... Headed out to Malibu... frolicked in the ocean for awhile, managed to scrub ourselves clean from all the Coachella dust..... wasted the day enjoying ourselves.... it was lovely....

Hmmm.... What went on this week? Tuesday Tracy and I did a sleepy-fetish shoot all day... Wednesday I ran around Beverly Hills naked and also shot with Gregory Prescott (did you know that Beverly Hills has alley-ways just because they do not want to put their garbage in front of their houses? Great place to strip down for photos!), Thursday Tracy and I went to hang out with my good buddies Steve and Betsy all night. Friday Tracy found herself sick with food poisoning. (Never eat Tuna from a Subway Gas Station). Saturday was Tracy's birthday! She turned 27 - We took Sunday off to recuperate..... Monday I ran around Joshua Tree naked. Managed to nail myself with a pretty nasty all-around sunburn and a badly scraped knee.....

Tracy and I get back to her place tomorrow night. I have a few days in Tucson and then I get to fly back to Cleveland to see Patrick for awhile! I am thinking that it is about time to drive back home to Syracuse... Matthew's birthday is coming up soon - so yea, I sense a quick trip back to Upstate....

Photos: Hiking at Malibu, Monday morning after Coachella.


Dave said...

What is the old saying...."No rest for the wicked!" and since you are wicked hot , I guess that applies! Thanks for the update.

Your newest fan, Dave.

PD said...

You sure your not the Energizer Bunny? All in all, sounds like a good time. The pics from Malibu are nice. Running around Beverly Hills naked? Well, maybe that's another reason for the alleys. Come'on, I'll bet you there has to have been some movie star, or big shot that got locked out of the house at the wrong time. At least once. Hope the knee is healing up nicely. You and Tracy enjoy your break. Sounds like you earned it.

Alfred said...

Happy 2 year anniversary of our friendship. I can't believe you missed the Cure. Seen them 7 times and they ROCK!!!!!

vikingman said...

So glad for Your try...

this post remids me once again of Herman Hesse's
Some lovely soul has translated it roughly into english, found it for You all!!

Like ev'ry flower wilts, like youth is fading
and turns to age, so also one's achieving:
Each virtue and each wisdom needs parading
in one's own time, and must not last forever.
The heart must be, at each new call for leaving,
prepared to part and start without the tragic,
without the grief - with courage to endeavor
a novel bond, a disparate connection:
for each beginning bears a special magic
that nurtures living and bestows protection.

We'll walk from space to space in glad progression
and should not cling to one as homestead for us.
The cosmic spirit will not bind nor bore us;
it lifts and widens us in ev'ry session:
for hardly set in one of life's expanses
we make it home, and apathy commences.
But only he, who travels and takes chances,
can break the habits' paralyzing stances.

It even may be that the last of hours
will make us once again a youthful lover:
The call of life to us will never end...
Anon, my heart! Do part and do recover!

all the best to You,
from over the pond, where spring is entering with big steps,
last Friday shorts, barefoot and no T-shirt, lovely!!
1st of May,
same longitude as Alaska!
But we have a gulf-stream!!