Friday, 2008.10.31, 12:28 AM CST.
facts about Octobers past.
my best wishes to everyone for a happy and safe Halloween.
October ended, I wanted to share a couple of special memories of Octobers
of the past. These aren't Halloween memories; these are just general
years ago, I can vividly remember Dave (my friend and DJ mentor) coming
over to my family's house to show me his new fog machine. I had
just taken the PSAT that day, I think, so it was good to hang out with
him and relax afterwards. For it's time, this was just an awesome
machine. It was the first fog machine I'd ever actually seen up-close,
and Dave was just immensely proud of it. He and I opened up my
family's front window and shot volleys of fog out through the screen,
watching traffic on the road outside slow down.
the meantime, it was also around the same time that I had discovered
imported vinyl. Until October (or perhaps late September)
of 1988, I had thought that with all of Depeche Mode's albums on cassette
as well as a handful of domestic 12" vinyl singles, I had everything
Depeche Mode had ever released. I was so, so very wrong.
At this point, 20 years ago, I had giddily snapped up my first few Depeche
Mode 12" imports: "Little 15," "Shake the
Disease," "Stripped," "A Question of Time,"
and "A Question of Lust," if I remember correctly. "New
Life" might have already been added to my collection by that point
as well. It was a tremendously significant early phase in what
would become an obsession of mine: Obtaining (legally) as many
different versions of every Depeche Mode song ever released. It
was a beautiful time, even though I didn't really realize it at the
other October memories... Just a little over five years ago -
October 28th, 2003 - I buzzed off all my hair between Act I and Act
II of a performance art and literature performance at the Gypsy Coffee
House open mic night. It was spectacularly liberating. I've
kept it clean-shaven (or very close) ever since.
all I really have for now. I'm tired. Thanks to everyone...
More very soon.