Im leaving nantes now, for the last time. Its actually leaving me a little more than melancholy. Im going to deeply miss the wonderful people ive met here, my group of international friends. Im already planning on a trip to algeria and to quebec in the nearish future, to be a tourist and more importantly see friends. I miss morocco, i miss stockholm, and i will miss Nantes, profoundly. Whats worse is that its all transient, even i were to come back next year, all the people im close to will have already left.
For the weekend, taking the night train to stockholm monday night, Copenhagen is a beautiful city, but its raining and the weather is shit. It feels like February in seattle, for fuck sake. Im kinda peeved, but what can you do, and i suppose this way its more "reality" travel , since i figure the weather is frequently like this, no? Anyway, it is beautiful, but personally, i much prefer warm climes.
na - cho -qatsi (from the Hopi language), n. 1. Nacho life. 2. Life eating nachos. 3. Life eating crispy tortilla chips smothered in cheese. 4. A way of life that celebrates the consumption of nachos
Anyway, i just figured i should post this awesomeness.
Also, the official trailer for the violent videogame Grand Theft Auto 4 uses music, cut and mixed, from koyaanisquatsi with similar styled NY computer graphics. I doubt Philip would be pleased by that one, however.
So since there are no pianos in france ive been releasing all my anxiety by drumming on things. various things, water bottles, tables, chairs kitchen utensils, it bothers some friends and it... well, no, i think it just bothers them. Anyway, when i was in maroc i had the opportunity to buy a lovely handmade drum for a little less than 20 dollars. I figured for an authentic, nice drum i cant get a better price elsewhere and i just when ahead and bought it.
anyway, for archival purposes im posting this humble(really humble) little recording of my near incompetence playing a drum. Hell, i dont even know what proper drum playing sounds like or what the is name for mine in particular. Vive l'ignorance!. Maybe i'll figure these things out someday.