All in all I liked L.A., I hated its public transportation system and general city planning is shit, but all in all it was an interesting town. Just like any other place I have ever lived, from New York, to St. Louis, to here in S.F.; it starts off so shiny and new and full of amazing wonder, then slowly fades to fact of life day to day monotony. Although I don’t think I could ever live there or ever get used to seeing people I had previously only seen on television or my computer screen up close and in person. I also don’t think I could live there without seriously learning Spanish and possibly Korean. The weather (much like the traffic) is everything you have ever heard. Two months and it didn’t rain once, the sun shown ever day down on beautiful palm trees and unbelievable attractive women in skimpy clothes. There were defiantly moments that felt like a David Lee Roth cover of a Beach Boys song! The sheer expansiveness of the city was daunting at times. It felt like L.A. was just a blanket name they gave to five cities which met at the center. Continue reading Fast times in L.A.
There were soon a couple of dozen of us gathered for the pilgrimage, many of them came equipped with fancy lawn chairs and coolers; seasoned vets at the waiting game. While I was no noob, my way was more rugged. It was quickly apparent I was to be the lone wolf. God I wish I had a camera, my kingdom for a picture of this! One by one they came, carrying folding chairs festooned in ornate colors, but I the lone wolf sat ahead of most. Only the nine whom I had already befriended stood before me and destiny. I was in! Continue reading The Holiest of Holy Part 1
I’ve walked quite a bit, down Sunset, Hollywood, Wilshire. I’ve walked through Chinatown, Japan-town, and Toy Town! I’ve seen the Tar Pits from that one episode of Futurama, but I didn’t find Pauly Shores head. I walked around the LAMCA but unfortunately didn’t have enough money to go in an see the Tim Burton exhibit. Hopefully I will before I leave! I’ve ventured out to Echo Park and looked at some ducks and swans, and a ton of trash on the ground. Found an enclave of hipsters, and some beautiful graffiti. And yesterday I saw a very old Peter Murphy play with his man boobs for free a in-store performance at the L.A. Amoeba which is actually bigger than the one in the Haight. Continue reading The Saga Continues….
Sunday morning I started my journey right near the big Scientology church. I stood out in front for a minute hoping to see Tom Cruise or Samuel L. Jackson. I have yet to see any big name celebrities, but that’s okay I’m sure I’d want o punch half of them if I did. I have also not seen any porn stars, but that’s probably for the best as well seeing as how I’d probably rape them. After trekking the length of Sunset I walked back up Hollywood Blvd. tracing the names on the Stars until they became irrelevant, then wandered down into Thai town until I stumbled upon Jumbo’s Clown Room. Continue reading “Caine off Kung Fu” World Tour Diary pt. 3-7
Day two was really just day one, since I didn’t arrive in The City of Angels until 8:30 the night before. The bus ride wasn’t so much as grueling as it was excruciatingly boring and uneventful. There was some pretty scenery I drank a pint of Ancient Age, and chatted with my neighbor. I spent most of the ride fretting over slowly dying phone and laptop which eventually crapped out and left me without music for the last hour of the trip. As I rode (mostly in silence, I went over in my mind the countless scenarios of how this gamble could go wrong. Continue reading “Caine off Kung-Fu” adventure blog; Day 2
One of my old home-boys from ATL came into town this weekend, and it was a blessing. Before he showed up Thursday I hadn’t left the house in five days. I am becoming so walled off in my shitty apartment that I have long since forgotten how to act around real people. Despite my utter and complete lack of funds we managed to get thoroughly fucked up on cheap beer and some pot brownies my only California homie had given me. We had a little herb too so we made due. The first night we crushed a case of Miller High Life and caught up on each others lives. I didn’t have much to say other than I write a crap ton of blogs and spend all my time online. The next night we went out early i the day and I showed him all of the beautiful young girls down in Berkley, Continue reading Ever since Billie Joe Armstrong clutched that monkey…
I’m trying to keep my head above water. I’m telling myself over and over that nothing in life that is worth having is ever easy (although considering the last thing I fought for walked out on me) it is becoming increasingly hard to maintain that view. The problem is I have lost my confidence. I feel ashamed of myself and my current state in this world. I am depressed and I know that I won’t get out of this until I buck up. I don’t know what to do though. I’m trying to go to school but that’s turning out to be far more difficult than I anticipated and it’s getting discouraging. I try to give myself pep talks before I head out to another interview. I can’t, I don’t feel confident. Continue reading Brothers Gonna Work It Out!