??!! John Watch
posted by September 26 at 9:30 AMon
I woke to “Panic” by the Smiths (“hang the DJ, hang the DJ”). Then:
*”The Biggest Lie” by Elliott Smith (a suicide!).
*”Dear Prudence” by the Beatles (which Lennon wrote for Mia Farrow’s sister, worried that she was depressed since she wouldn’t come out of her room while they all stayed with the Maharishi).
*”Sleeping In” by the Postal Service (about escaping the inherent horribleness of the world and its inhabitants).
He’s on to the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and James Brown now, which is a good sign.
But he did say he’s been having trouble sleeping—he wakes at 2 or 3 in the morning and stays awake. It’s a little late for jet lag, John. Have you got an internal alarm clock etched in iron?
Or is it your subconscious sending out a cry for help?
“I need a vacation something fierce? [Long, loud sigh.]”
Should we be Live-Slogging this shit?