Sunday, August 28, 2005

Sunset Junction Music Festival

I read somewhere that if you stay in one place long enough that everybody you've ever known will eventually pass by. Shit this sounds like a Doogie Hauser post. I'll start again.

Went to an outdoor concert event at Sunset Junction down in Silverlake. My feet are still a bit blistered from all the walking from yesterday's Disneyland excursion. After enduring the screeching desperate and fagtastic plea for fame that was some lez-band called Gravy Train, my feet were ready to run me home and rest. Judging from the lack of applause from the crowd, I wasn't alone in my rampant disinterest in this band's "music."

I really don't mind flamboyant people or drunk people, needy people, or people who enjoy hearing themselves talk. However when all of these qualities are combined into one loud and intensely needy person with a microphone it does become a bit irritating.

They (the band members) were literally begging to have some mildly famous person get up on stage with them. "Is Flea here? I saw Flea from the Chili Peppers before, is he still here?"

Hmmm... Probably the shrill sound of your loud humorless chatter drove him away. The sad attempt to whip the crowd up into a frenzy by yelling at them to "Get drunk and dance now!" failed and Flea probably fled the scene.

I did happen to run into a few old friends at this big outdoor music event. I tried to muster up some enthusiasm, but today I just couldn't do it with any conviction. This is solely a reflection on me and my mood, not on the old friends that spotted me and thoughtfully stopped to chat and catch up.

I don't have anything else that I care to share today. I'm in that blogging phase where you feel that everything you write is self-indulgent, narcissistic blabber. It happens about about once a month or so and sometimes it's possible to write through it. I hope to have some better stuff to post that infotains about my trip to the happiest place on earth. This crap post is done.


MelbourneGirl said...

did jelly turn up? what happened? i just left a comment down below about her possible abduction

which is stupid and irrelevant if she was, in fact, NOT abducted

Jellyfish said...

What do you reckon, MG?

*wipes sleep from eyes*
*agrees music festival was dodgy*
*polishes Disneyland merchandise*

kranki said...

MG: I was contacted by HAMAM representatives and they offered proof that they had taken Jelly captive and that she was still alive and unharmed. We are in the midst of rather tense negotiations to have her released. Hopefully sooner, rather than later.

MelbourneGirl said...

glad you're ok jelly. those turkish baths can be a bit of a worry. but you get very clean.

BEVIS said...

I think I preferred the Doogie Howser post you started out with ...

Carson said...

Wait, wait wait--

You played Alex Kidd in Miracle World like a professional preteen, ate a sausage the size of a lower-back-problem-pillow, and drank some of the TEPIDEST Gatorade this side of the Adriatic, and all you can do is bitch about a band?

Jeezis, Kranki, open your eyes! You're on the recieving end of a hot carl of unbridled beauty and you don't even know it!

kranki said...

"...receiving end of a hot Carl of unbridled beauty..."

Thank you for helping me to see the ass as half-full.

Sherriff said...

I really don't mind flamboyant people or drunk people, needy people, or people who enjoy hearing themselves talk.


That's a relief...I thought our never consumated friendship was in trouble before it had even begun.