Peter: September 2008 Archives
I found this eye protection sign to have strong resemblance to Woody Allen. Yes?
Lucky Dragons show went really well. It was very nice seeing them again.
"BB" has been added super last minute to this show! Excited to play with Lucky Dragons again...in another foreign country.
R.C. LEGACY records, the label run by my brother David, has put up a website that features the releases and shows by the bands released on the label. One of which is the "BB" release, "Hard History: the story of bruno and his bingeful bosom buddies" which is now only available through the website. Check it!
I arrived in New Zealand this morning (Wednesday the 17th) around 5:30am. The flight was pretty painless until I got off and then the jet lag set in. I had to lay down. Took a short nap. Ate some food. It was a really sunny somewhat brisk day. Now, it's raining. Supposedly, it will be for the next few days. NO WORRIES.
Before coming here, I stayed in San Francisco and Los Angeles. California has always treated me well. I have some good friends there, whose generosity continues to grow greater and greater. In a recent post, I pointed out finding two of my friends in clothing advertisement...in Florida. This past visit to San Francisco...I found yet another chance media publication featuring one of the same people...
The past few weeks have consisted of a series of relaxed events. My brother has married a lovely girl, I spent a week with my friend, Andrew, and now I am in San Francisco using the bus system to explore the many parts of the city. Nothing in the trip has disappointed or lacked all that I had anticipated. I generally have high expectations for what amounts to normal or mediocre events. I do not think that this trip has been that much different from the others I have taken. All of my travels have moved me. Generally, everyday contains experiences that allow me to move outside my body for a few breathes while at other times I feel tired and bored.
My revelation has been that desiring those moments of transcendence, or whatever you want to call it, depends to a great degree on an ability to forgive the body for limiting the mind. And I don't mean to say that all of these revelations are physical in nature, but instead that reaching a certain tranquility depends on attitude and acceptance of limitation. I am not invincible. I don't know everything. My opinions are not all encompassing. Walking around each day will be taxing on my body. Going to sleep or lying down is always more enjoyable than work. Eating costs money. ETC.
I am finding that the list of limitations is getting longer, but I don't really believe in them. I'm learning to not blame myself for having them while still attempting to defy them. Somehow I think there is just as much joy in being defeated by them as there is in defeating them...or maybe just as much life.