the window's down and the ice cream truck is singing it's psycho song. it says sixty seven degrees on the thermostat. it's really unbelievable as it's been the longest winter i can remember. the last one was ten years before. crossed the country listening to the rentals. it was the horrible blizzard of 96, a friend of mine had hung himself, what a blue time. looking down from my train window on the glassy appalachian creeks bordered with snow. i hear the rentals are coming back. i saw matt sharp do a solo show at the earl in atlanta (best fries in town.) i guess today is the opposite of ten years ago. i was still so in love with where i grew up, i was still in love with the romance of trains, of life in general. the twenties made me so rough around the edges. all this reality tv. it seems poetry fights an uphill battle these days.
so it's warm, warm enough to cross the bridge which i've done three times and plan to do every chance i get. it's really a great new way to see the city. i try to go when the sunset hits the skyscraper windows and everything's all easter colored and kinda golden. it'a little tense, my body's like, hey what the fuck are you doing, get in a cab and go home and play farcry all day. little muscles, long dormant, are waking up in the form of jabbing pains. i reminded of this comic i read in college where the roommate goes and works out and is so psyched about it and then the next day can't get out of bed moaning. and there are blisters that turn into thumbtacks with every step, but the great new thing about life, about every obstacle thrown at me, something inside me knows it's not a big deal. after tour it's really like nothing can stop me. not even blisters and cramps. cut to me playing farcry.
last night was the adult swim party, an upfront to be exact, where they try to get sell ad space for the new season. they showed previews of all the new fall shows. i don't really want to be a shill so i'll keep it brief (not quite) but there was a bunch of hilarious stuff, some of it with really great art. i've always been a fan a good looking cartoon. new stuff from all the homemovies people, two shows really, both look awesome. a really amazing looking show about the modern day south by the adult swim design team. the guy that makes all the dvd covers and ad art is taking a crack at a show, it looked like foster's on acid, or faulkner, everything was on fire and i think i saw a horse say merte. the biggest laugh came from a show called assy mcghee from the makers of perfect hair. they announced all the shows coming back. and then showed the open of the movie (the word now is fall, in theaters, not straight to dvd.) now was any of that shilling?
it was great to see old coworkers. i wish they had all been there. i really loved the williams street people. they were and are so great to me, and i never have any idea why. the bar was crazy annoying, ten lines, ten people deep, i ran outside and stuffed some sodas in my pockets. got to see brak and master shake or their voices more specifically. it was great to see andy, we talked about skywalker ranch, he got there just days before me. i pitched him my brak idea and he said he'd do it if i could get it approved, which might be the most unlikely thing in the world. His wife had cute little pregnant belly. i asked him if it was scientology and he said the baby was mine. Dana was working on a cartoon of his own that sounded like an epic battle between hitler and santa claus. Keith told me a horrible story of tim from tom goes to the mayor getting stabbed.
read about it here: http://timanderic.com/news/index.html
matt harrigan (perfect hair) had a meeting earlier that week with my pals john and curtis. it's a perfect match. their series of shorts is getting them all kinds of attention. (cowboyandjohn.com media section.) we just did a theme song for it playing on fuse. my only fear is that i won't get to enlist them to work on my show if they're making something of their own, at the same time, it would kick ass if they got on, because they are perfect for that audience. and they're actually smart and funny. things like this rarely work out and you try to not get excited about anything. but dreaming out of proportion is why we got into this business prolly. harrigan said they spoke highly of me, which is cool when you hear your friends like you. it's just always nice. i'm playing with them tonight. so that's gonna be fun. i think jackie and victor will be there and they always crack me up and they're so cool to me too. jackie asked me to be on radio show jack and jackie on 92.3 and victor (in this week's time out) asked me to a do a song with prince paul for a movie he's making, and dude was in end of days. that's schwarznegger. ucb 26th and 8th 11pm nyc. be there yo!
right before leaving i ran into mike lazzo, the head honcho of adult swim. he just asked me when i'd be back in the atl and when the music was gonna be done. when it was, rest assured he was gonna pimp it. that's such a huge deal. you want to bear hug people when they say stuff like that but the trick is to act like it's no biggie smalls, whereas in reality it'll prolly pay my rent for a while. It was great to see everybody, i really miss it down there. although now it's all changed, all the offices refurbished. life is making sure i never go home again no matter what.
i left the party with my grab bag, a brown polo shirt i'm wearing now, pink socks which i gave to john to give to his girlfriend and a dangerdoom cd. the bag i think i will use for bathroom stuff on tour.
so it's nice out. i'm gonna walk the bridge and go have dinner with my old boss and his family, i think i'm taking them to chat'nchew but i dunno cuz it's faux south. then i'll improvise, drink some soda, flirt with some girls, take the train home, get freaked out by shining, play farcry and then hit the sack. tomorrow night it's a punk show i've been looking forward to for a long time. it's the first time i'll get to see dirt bike adam's new band the impulse (myspace.com/theimpulsenyc) can't wait. that's at desmond's in nyc.
well that's enough for now. we've got new tour dates (i get the feeling people only check my journal and my myspace) on the mcchris.com homepage and more details to follow on the message board in the mc live section. a new store is opening and we need pics of you in our shirts there should be a thread about that popping up shortly as well. that's the four eleven. holler at a homeboy.