WE WENT TO MOTHERFUCKING JAPAN AND IM MAKING A ZINE & THIS AINT NO MINDPLAY VOL.2, THIS SHITS GONNA GET FINISHED SOON, HA HA HA
anyways..... uhhhh it's been a hell of a season
MOONGLOW IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
AS AFOREMENTIONED, i am making a japan zine. i hope it will be enjoyable. i hope even more that i will fucking finish it soon. but, true to LIFE HAPPENING and B SIDES, there are always more photos and thoughts, etc. so some random ones are incorporated here. such as THIS, the first time i encountered one of the fabled alcohol vending machines as Robbie and i went on a morning stroll through our Sumida City neighborhood.....
CWISS PRE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY BACK AT IT YEUH BOI
WELL who woulda thought that this would be the last time id experience this for unknown quantities of time? PRE PANDEMIC, i believe this was DECEMBER on a very brief foray into FLORIDA flying solo on JETBLUE
THE MORGUE::::::::::: this room smelled horrific, and felt horrific for that matter. the final day in Tokyo was comprised of unrelenting all-consuming sickness. shits and sweat. not a good scene. but the night before was the the robot restaurant show, which was absolutely ludicrous in the best possible way, so there is that..... LOOK HOW FUKN SWEATY DAVID GRAYS HEAD IS GOTDAMN SON ARE U DYING MAYBE
this photo is from december 22, 2019 at 7:14AM after a very strange and unplanned all nighter..... good homies in town and an organic meeting with neighbors turned into eyes wide open as the morning fog rolled in heavy and caused a 70-some car pile up inland some ways..... AHHHHHHHHHH
SO IF UR FRIENDS JUMPED OFF A BRIDGE WOULD YOU JUMP TOO?????? ha ha haaaaaaaaa
CYCLOPS, THE PREQUEL
unplanned encounter w zombie street band in osaka on hunt for FOOD
BEDSIDE (but in biggies voice when he goes BED-STUY)
WE'LL TAKE THE BOX LUNCH, THANKS
IM TOO HUNGOVER TO FUNCTION; LET'S DO THIS
LOW LIGHTS NIGHT LIGHTS LIFE LINES ALL USED UP
laz ag nah :-)
VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION IS THRIVING IN THE PANDEMIC !!!!
PARADOX BITCH YOURE IN THE MATRIX NOW
BAD OMEN:::: at the very very start of this pandemic a pair of doves appeared on my balcony, nesting in my hanging plant. "Excellent!" I thought. something to look at as I work from home for the foreseeable months... a little live Planet Earth all my own, visible right outside my bedroom window from my desk. Serendipitous!
Until it became quickly apparent that the doves had abandoned the roost. Why? Who knows. My working hypothesis is far too much swinging in the wind to feel the stability necessary to raise children. You know, an unsound structure doesn't make a home.
I was bummed heavily, but thought nothing more of it. UNTIL! Weeks later I pulled my plant down off its hanging post for whatever and FOUND the below EGG. an abandoned egg. Far too late in the process to be saved... just an egg that a beautiful pair of doves laid outside my bedroom window and then abandoned for a cold sad lonely death. EXCELLENT OMEN FOR THE SEASON!
i read this book in a day, that's not a flex, it's short, but a testament to the story... it's subtly unnerving and simultaneously funny and pulled me in deep and threw my mind far out and away into an existential place, one of those ones where you can freely question 'what the fuck is this life' and 'why the fuck am i doing this' without a negative overtone....... WOULD SUGGEST
GOOD MORNING JAPAN ----- these images from a brief video trigger potent senses, mostly of the best kind of sensory overload and heightened detachment from reality..... technically day 3, day 2 as i counted them, and fully morning 1. MORNING WALK IN SUMIDA CITY! PRELIM STOP AT 711!!!!!!!!!!
WHOOPS - title track
"hey, how are you?"
thankfully somewhere along the way i started getting absurdly high again weeeeeee
EVERYTHING WILL BE JUST FINE
I AM SOCIALLY DISTANT BUT ONLY DUE TO THE PANDEMIC NO OTHER REASON SURELY
FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES
MIKE PENCE IS A STRONG MAN DO NOT DISRESPECT HIM
^^^^^^IT'S TOO LATE ITEM UNAVAILABLE
pandemic tales begin!!!!
CHUCK the king of this shit, RIP
KYOTO night number 2 kind of number 1 officially depending on how you count very good very good. point here is Rex's facial expression as he got sucked deep into conversation with our rapidly increasingly wasted Israeli aquantice as David Gray and I enjoyed the AMBIANCE and slid neatly into being semi-wasted. HAAAAAA bum luck Tex; ABSINTHE!
TOKYO BITCH i stayed in tokyooooooooo
lol zine eh
sometimes weird notions stick in your head for inexplicable reasons when you travel, and one of those is the sky in Hiroshima...... I'm sure it was no different than just about anywhere else I've been, but it felt high and clear and pure, and I felt good there on my few slight insignificant walks through that city......
BEACH IN JAPAN I GOT BEACHES EVERYWHERE
beach at home, beach is home.....
CAVE DWELL, PROFRESSIONAL EDITION, MEMBERS ONLY
NATURE we've still got nature we've always got nature don't forget it (until we fuck nature up too much and it destroys us but we're trying to be positive here)
I LUV A GOOD NIGHT OUT HA
but in actuality
that's one of the strange things about this pandemic..... the elimination of something as casual as going to a bar with friends, of a casual throwing of caution to the wind so to speak, or at least any notion of planning or serious intentionality... just frolicking in it for a night. That's gone. It's a cliche - YA DONT KNOW WHAT YA GOT TILL ITS GONE - but there's potent truth in it with this thing. Such simple little nothings that we take for granted all evaporated and gone all at once.
in a particularly strange turn of events, i befriended two wild fishermen just returned from the baltic sea, and one of them LOOSE HANDED NO BAG NOTHIN passed me a not insignifcant amount of mushrooms in the middle of the bar saying something along the lines of SHUT THE FUCK UP PUT THESE IN YOUR POCKETTTTTTTTT. naturally, i obeyed, and began to munch away..... anyways, some went in this tea at a latter date...
B SIDES & SIDE LIIIIIIVVEESSSSSSS
CARIB SHACK MOTHERFUCKER, this picture sucks, but gotdamn. FOOD IS A PLEASURE
RYE BREAD BITCH GET TO KNOW IT