I was out riding my bike a lot last week, I thought about a few things that I should start doing there.
1) get a Michael Jordan chest piece of him dunking with his tongue out
2) Mimic the face as best I can when I’m doing something awesome on my bike
3) listen to more Busta Rhymes on pandora
4) Not be so afraid of bees.
I’m pretty sure those were all terrible ideas. When you’re riding a bike it doesn’t really matter though. It takes a couple hours to get to that point, that instant where you start having wacky ideas and they’re all really, really funny. I think that’s the reason I ever started riding a bike, it’s the only way any of my shit makes sense.
I finished a book today, “Tai-Pan” by James Clavell. I don’t know if you do this, but when I finish a book I instantly become the main character, or the main idea. My entire outlook suddenly changes and sometimes it stays changed. Normally it wears off in a couple weeks. I don’t know if this is a condition or something but I feel like I’ve always had that tendency to embody the message of a book or song or film I like.
“Ah a 1904 Picasso, this is a clear example of his blue period, see how he has reduced the image to a few shades of blue and green?”
“Ah a 2009 Meier, this is a clear example of his Gilberto/Getz period, see how he is wearing a pea-coat, raybans, and has his button down tucked in?”
I mean, I know I do this pretty badly, I remember when I loved rage against the machine and I wore che model UN shirts and volunteered. I would never do that without hearing “fuck you I won’t do what you tell me” over and over again in my head. In fact, every signifigant decision I’ve ever made relates directly either to the music, writing, or film I was involved with at the time.
“Chris will you turn off that Graf Orlock and please take a shower?”
“Chris can you pause that Sufjan Stevens and stop crying?”
“Chris I know you just finished “Elephant” but can you get out of bed so we can talk about this picture you drew?”
“Chris why are you building a storm shelter?”
I guess it’s good I’m not into slasher flicks.