Friday, January 04, 2008

2008

I've decided to break recent tradition here and type some shit.

Here's the thing about 2008 that I know already: good friends, and I mean good friends, are important. More important, sometimes, than family and significant others.

And if you want to challenge me on that, you should really, really think twice.

Good friends always love you, regardless of the mistakes you make, the things you say and the mood you are in. They buy you dinner, drinks and make you eat it. Regardless of the nausea.

They listen. They argue. They care.

They do not take advantage of you under any circumstances.
They do not take advantage of you under any circumstances.
They do not take advantage of you under any circumstances.

They love you unconditionally. Just like significant others and family are supposed to.

A good friend of mine told me tonight that 2008 was going to be great. And he wasn't just bullshitting. Even though he couldn't explain it, I believe him.

Even as I have another cigarette.

Fuck me.

Stay tuned.

Thanks for tuning in and checking back. I'm not jaded, I'm a realist, and I really appreciate it.



Here's a song by Pulp from "This Is Hardcore" - their masterpiece.

Listen

It's called "The Fear"

Jarvis Cocker wrote it. He's a genius. I'd have dinner with him in a heartbeat.

And here are the lyrics:

"This is our Music from A Bachelors Den
- the sound of loneliness turned up to ten.
A horror soundtrack from a stagnant water-bed & it sounds just like this.
This is the sound of someone losing the plot -
making out that they're okay when they're not.
You're gonna like it, but not a lot & the chorus goes like this:

Oh Baby, here comes the fear again.
The end is near again.
A monkey's built a house on your back.
You can't get anyone to come in the sack
& here comes another panic attack.
Oh here we go again.

So now you know the words to our song,
pretty soon you'll all be singing along.
When you're sad, when you're lonely & it all turns out wrong.
When you've got the fear.
& when you're no longer searching for beauty or love -
just some kind of life with the edges taken off.
When you can't even define what it
is that you are frightened of
this song will be here.

Oh Baby, here comes the fear again.
The end is near again.
If you ever get that chimp off your back.
If you ever find the thing that you lack
but you know you're only having a laugh
& here we go again.
Until the end
Until the end"

And the picture. Yeah, the picture.

It's of a girl named Meagan from a long time ago...

8 comments:

d.l. wood said...

The road to a friend's house is never long.
Danish Proverb

There is no challenge. I agree to all.

Feel good you have someone that will make the trip.

I have had no one take that road for a long time now.

I like the lyrics and have printed them out. Thanks.

I hope you make 2008 as great as your friend feels it will be.

That's why he can't explain it - he feels your potential, your energy - but does not have the power to make the choices to make it so. What he does have is the power of belief in a friend that you will. Take that and cherish it.

D.L. Wood

Mockingbird Girl said...

Funny...on the way to work today, I was listening to Pulp and thinking "It's going to be a "Pulp" day"....

Good song. Strong song.

Stay strong sweetheart.

Chip Willis said...

Everything is cool except the cigarette.

That, you will regret.

Stacy Leigh said...

you smoked?



: (

cat bee said...

friends are the family that you choose.

BLISS said...

you are fortunate indeed...
Beautiful pic...

Tanya said...

Day by Day Sweetie, that's all you can do.


Tanya

bt said...

James,

2008 will rock. The best of wishes for you in this year.....sorry for the redundant best wishes...but one can't wish good things enough for good peoople.

regards
bt