Wasted & Crazy
Just wanted to check in before stepping out. Entertainment Tonight is on here in the office. The lead stories are “Michael Jackson: Crazy” and “Whitney Houston: Wasted.” So maybe success isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. (I kid, of course.)
Been thinking a lot about growing up, growing older, letting go of the rocknroll fantasy, and other childhood delusions. Wrote a song yesterday morning called,”The Albatross,” about the things, the burdens we carry with us (“The weight of always looking back”). And am anxious to get home to explore a title idea suggested by my pen pal Lisa in Chapel Hill, “Intent On St. Paul.” It’s the title of a book she’s working on.
Don’t know exactly what I’m going to do with all the new songs: “California,” “Hollywood Arms,” “The Matador,” “Stay,” “I’ll Be Waiting,” etc., etc. I expect, at the minimum to demo them in early 2003. I’m thinking way less rock than “Crash Site.” More along the lines of the acoustic guitar/cello/drum trio. We’ll see.
So… “a long December, and there’s reason to believe, maybe this year will be better than the last.”