today was gino's birthday. we got faded once during the day and then split up and then met up again to repeat. dudes were just trippin in the city, those dudes were us. here are some clips. i would have more cool photos but this beard is starting to bug me, don't really like how it looks, but mustache maintenance is too hard. plus, those that understand, know i need some JFM.
also, don't forget that i am playing a RAD show on the 29th (RIGHT after i get back) ......
and then i will play in the TROIKA MUSIC FEST with Future Islands on november 6th.
okay, so we went to this bar that the homeys invited us to, we thought it was a "party" but it turned out to be just a lot of folks at a bar, though it did have that party vibe, but you had to pay for drinks. you will hear us trip as to whether or not we are in a gay bar, not for any reason other than the fact that there are tables full of girls with not one guy at them, and all the dudes are very "affectionate" to one another (perhaps because i think the local football/soccer team won that nite) .... like, no one here wears pants as tight as me and gino, but they will run around and play grab ass and kiss each other and pull their shirts up (please resist the urge to say "that sounds like you and jake and your friends!") and exhibit overall effeminate behavior .... we start getting paranoid and wonder if the girls that can't stop looking at us are thinking: "does the little white guy fuck the big black guy or is it the other way around?" (we are also trippin off these dudes cause there were all these "frat boys" near the previous spot acting like clowns ... dressed up in pseudo-costumes, playin LOTS of grab ass ... one dude had a BANNER of an underwear-modeling david beckham hanging around his neck ....) i am the only guy wearing a HAT in this whole fuckin place, but there are all types of guys with weird animal masks on the back of their heads .... so, ya know, guess i picked the wrong head gear.
as far as the ladies were concerned .... i have always known my "game" was my mouth (and what it says) and not my looks, so i am at a loss in these situations, unless they choose me ....
(okay, all the videos have failed to load, and i do not have the patience to go through that arduous process again. sorry fam, maybe i try again later.)
side note 1: the bathroom at this place is weird, locals (at home) know about the unisex bathroom at Speakeasy, but this is like .... you walk into this shady, tiled bathroom waiting area, and there are just dudes and chicks posted in there. and 2 little nasty bathroom stalls (here they actually have, like, a lil room to go in with a full door, but then you just walk out and make eye contact with a hot french lady, knowing you just dripped some piss on your jeans and its visible ...) i swear i heard this guy and a girl speculating on whether or not someone was taking a shit, reminded me of back home. tried to speak english to a pretty girl in the "lobby" until some dude said (what sounded to me like) some condescening english phrase and i bailed.
side note 2: i get pretty faded and lapse into my new habit of yelling out rude/random phrases at people because no one knows what i am saying (dangerous, i know) and there are these 2 girls right by us having a moment ... they kiss each other on the cheeks and then ... kinda stare at one another like they are wanting more. of course i am all "yeah ... come on ... kiss ... yeah, on the mouth ... yeah .. kiss" and then next thing i know, this beefy ambiguously-gay dude, lookin like B Montana plus about 50 pounds, rockin an aqua colored St. Tropez shirt (me and gino been callin this dude "Tropez" all nite as he runs about grabbin ass and kissin cheeks and is possibly working there) starts "translating" for me from the side, telling them that they SHOULD indeed kiss (they don't) and then has a quick pow wow with us where all i hear him say is "i have a girl" .... maybe he meant a daughter.