Thursday, November 1, 2012

I Got My Nuts From a Hippie...

Post-Halloween regrets? Well, I ate a whole bag of Brach's Autumnal Mix Candy Corn. The weighty little bag never made it out of my glove compartment. And I forgot to take a photo of the pumpkins with green nipples, so I owe you one for the collection. That was over the course of the week, though. They were really good, too. I love sugar. Sugar loves me back, but with a sneaky, enabling motive. I am so proud of myself for not plowing through a bag(s) of frozen Snickers this year. Like the last 36 Halloweens.

I also pre-programmed every single broadcast of VH-1's Quadrophenia Special on Direct TV for the next few weeks. File under HELL YEAH I WANT TO INTERRUPT. I just can't take the images and stories of Sandy's legacy. This hurricane and the aftermath.  It's horrific. I'm just too squeamish for real life. I'm going to go get lost in The Who whenever I can Anyway... Anyhow... Anywhere.  And if that means pre-programming a one-hour special to appear on my TV a few times a day, I'll take it.

This is the year of Quadrophenia, and hopefully a lot less people will ask me what my license plate (since 1988) means.What is it about Quadraphonia? It charges me and calms me and carries me back to the beach - The Hamptons, but that was quite a summer. Quadrophenia is in my bloodstream... Pete's recorded sea runs through my veins. And there's nothing in life a little Live at Leeds can't cure. Even the Summertime Blues. Although I'm kinda mad at Pete for not writing more about In the Attic with/and Rachel Fuller in his memoir. In the Attic is just so freaking brilliant. Go download Rachel Fuller's version of Joni Mitchel's "Blue" on iTunes or The Fratelli's "Got My Nuts From a Hippie" . And of course now I cannot get that song out of my head 'cause I got my nuts from a hippy in a camper van Saturday night.... but that's alright, yeah that's alright...

Note to those who see me driving around singing my head off - this week's melodic obsession: Katy Perry's "Firework". After watching the viral video of Katy perform with the sweet autistic girl, I downloaded the song and now it's completely taken over my brain. I'm even sketching it out on the harmonica.  Be afraid. Be very afraid....'cause baby you're a Firewooooooooork....



Schzophrenic?  I'm bleeding Quadrophenic.


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