Friday, April 28, 2017

Clown in a hole

Drunk driving Dodge challenger pulled over sans one of the wheels. The driver is perplexed. LOL I'm still in clown drag, sitting in a hole (with a cardboard box over it) filming rats and listening to the cop radio. Busy night. Kids are skating on a rooftop triggering lots of alarms, an electrician was stealing things right in front of his customer, they think he is high on something There is the usual gang fights, shop lifting and traffic craziness but this stood out. A middle aged man standing in a doorway hurling abuse at everyone walking in and out of the business, then there was a pause "Possible mental health issues..." I was laughing my head off in the hole under the box. Also there is a cow loose on one of the Portland streets so look out for that. I'm in a hole (with a cardboard box over it)in clown drag filming rats on a day that the landlord is showing an apartment. I didn't even know one was open. Two different men approached me in my hole looking for #5. I opened the lid of the box and politely told them where to go. They didn't ask me any personal questions so I'm thinking either one would work out fine here. This also means that two people told the landlord that a clown in a hole (with a cardboard box over it) told them where she was. We have never met so that may have come acrossed as odd. I was half expecting to hear a "clown in a hole" call on the cop radio.

With all the crazyness going on in the world, it's very relaxing to just care about this one quiet spot. I'm a hustler. Our place infested with giant rats terrify a lot of tenants understandably. I see them as actors who work free and do their own special effects. It's just up to me to write something watchable around them.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

cop dumping weed

Interesting...I was walking down the street and looked over as a cop car was driving by. I huge arm was hanging out the window dumping something out. I had just enough time to notice he was dumping about $50 worth of weed onto the street. I seen plenty of Texas cops do that maneuver before but never have I seen it from the outside the squad car perspective.

throw back wednesday

I remember being in a rock bands in the 90's we had amazing rock stars but crappy business sense. We would delude ourselves with pointless goals. "If we can just get a PA system we will be in", then we get a PA nothing happened very loudly, "now if we just made a recording we will be in" we make a 4track recording, nothing happens "Now we just need 200 blank cassette tapes" we hustle 200 tapes sell enough to pay the overhead, nothing happens, "Now if we play so many gigs that we get too stressed out to want to look at each other" We gig until the band breaks up. Nowdays we are streamlined and don't waste anything. We exist as a live act and when people whip out the phones or video cams, I purposely make sure the sound and picture are unwatchable. I see it as stealing but I can't break the flow of the show to police my intellectual property. A couple years ago we did put one 6 min. song up for sale digitally. It made 99 cents in two years. We used our profits to buy everyone in the band a stick of bubblegum.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Starting the kids race early this morning on the waterfront.

Starting the kids race early this morning on the waterfront. They had to run to Olive a quarter mile away, high five her and then run back to me. I had super sweet medals to award the participants. I was so overcome cheering for the kids (most of whom were folks I just met) that I got the medals all tangled up. I had nowhere to sort them but on the ground. That was embarrassing but the kids did their part by diving at the medals pinata style.