"jackie, you're a gentleman and a scholar."

6:14 p.m. x 2004-01-02

so, friday...there went the school week!

'twas CLARE'S 15th BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!, AND my mother's older sister's son's second kid, his first daughter, was born today. hallie, supposedly. so HAPPY BIRTHDAY clare & hallie!

now, on the starker side, today manda and i were reflecting on how courtney love is now technically middle-aged, and she's (HOPEFULLY - come on, courtney!) still capable of kicking immesurable ass. and it's been ten years since "live through this", and kurt's death. one wonders what he could've done with ten years? he was miserable, true, and i respect his decision (i can say this, i suppose, because kurt was already quite dead by the time i began liking nirvana), but what if he'd managed a bit more time? wouldn't it be interesting to see what would surpass "heartshaped box" and "pennyroyal tea"? do you think nirvana could've done something of a "celebrity skin" (say what you will - i have a wealth of great feelings and memories interwoven with that album, and a lot of music from 1998 in general)? kurt was so good at pop melodies, i bet he could've written something to rival the feverish catchiness of "hey ya" (or could he, clare?!).

when you dig my grave
would you make it shallow
so that i can feel the rain

dave matthews, "gravedigger"

our beloved jack white was in "rolling stone" twice today - once in a little note at the beginning about a fan giving him a guitar, and his responce: "frank, when i was a little boy and i did something good, my dad would say 'jackie, you're a gentleman and a scholar'" (...why does that turn me on?). the other is another little note about him beating the spit out of another lad (mm, i know why that turns me on), and the damage is...hmm...graphic, if you will.

or perhaps he just looked like that? gaaah...

if anybody should ask i'm going to a seminar
pieces of the moon
sensitive heart, you're doomed from the start
(& etc)

anybody can be just like me, obviously.
not too many can be like you, fortunately.
KL 02-11