saw portishead the other day.
i am still in love with this city.:) everyone is constantly complaining - just shut up already and count your fucking blessings.
they have NO idea how hard it is for non-american folk to come here. so fuck that, don't care if there are rats the size of cats or if this zipcode is a melting pot of consumerism.
i am fucking staying here. i do not want to go back. this is my new home. :)
so back to portishead. was pretty mellow and intense at the same time. they played an acoustic version of 'wandering star' and fully-charged version of, of course - the iconic glory box! *flashback levis commercial*
portishead. the 90's. grunge, triphop and dismal wear.
audiogalaxy. soulseek. we were peer to peering long before torrents became popular. thanks to my indiepop mentors.
i remember though, before becoming friends with them...being sick of the radio, and feeling frustrated that there wasn't anything else. i remember LA 105.9 - this radio station that played heavy metal, and NU 107.5. i would huddle with my co-guitar playing friends in high school looking at "song hits" and learning augmented chords in the hallway. with matching socks and long skirts.
cut to new york 2011.
now im trying to figure out where i am with my goals. in those 2 years, i've learned so
much that i would never have learned anywhere else - interactive technology, inflatable sculpture, processing, maxmsp...or seen bands i would only DREAM of seeing - sonic youth, spectrum, chapterhouse, spiritualized !!!!, the flaming lips, iggy pop, john zorn, cibo matto, clinic, the wake!!! godspeed you black emperor, explosions in the sky, the breeders...i also bumped into LOU REED at the Stone, (as in we had like a 3-second moment) and casually walked past Thurston Moore at ATP, saw Johanna Fateman of le tigre...
i am barely making savings, but the amount (in pesos) is never what i would've saved back home.
and now i live with 2 really cool artists who have same taste...and same sincere positive vibes. we have a garden!
oozing with happiness.
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