2014-07-20 - 8:27 a.m.
Well, I didn't go to the book club. I realized at the last minute that I didn't have the patience for the book in question, which was a completely bogus Gary Zukav thing. And there's no use going to just throw water on what's somebody else's religion.
But I'm just in no mood. Authentic power is what everyone respects or fears or at acknowledges as power. That's why the president of the United States, with nuclear bombs and armies on call, is widely regarded as powerful -- and middle-aged ladies in a book club are not. You don't get to change the rules of the game to suit yourself just because you're losing. That's just lying to yourself, isn't it? Zukav's "authentic power" is the booby prize.
Hola Extender is on the rag so I have switched to Zenmate for now. I listened to the troubled musician's radio interview yesterday to hear him try out his new song. Evidently there will be a third solo album soon.
Amazing how productive this boy is for somebody who spent a significant chunk of his twenties hiding in a basement. The record company guy must be a real angel because it's at least the second interview where I heard our hero talk about all the time this man spent essentially begging him to please get back into music.
He even headlined a show last night, an amazing achievement for someone who once couldn't leave the house alone. Although I see from this morning's photos that he's still wearing the same shit jeans! Oh well, can't have everything.
Too bad there was nobody like that for Jeff Mangum or, if there was, they didn't seem to have much influence. At least Mangum has finally emerged from hiding, but it look over a dozen years, and he's still touring on the two albums from the 90s. It may not be realistic to expect more from him...I guess he's learned to hide behind all that facial hair on stage but there's no hiding behind your hair on an album.
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