So I survived a 12 a.m show at First Avenue. Actually, I did fine - the show was great. Though at first I'm like, "Uhhh, I think I'm old. It's so loud in here..." I don't go to many concerts and I am not used to the noise.
I am used to sitting in bed at 9pm and reading with a cup of tea.
I'm totally fine with that.
Anyway, the band (The Temper Trap) was great and played some songs from their new album.
They played this one and I loved it.
Then I found the video and loved it even more.
Because I couldn't stop laughing.
It's a great homage to a great 80s movie. Bonus points if you remember all the character's names.
Also, I read CLOUD ATLAS several years ago and it blew my mind. And when I heard the Wachowski brothers were making it into a movie, I thought, "How? How can they do this? It's so complicated. It's so mind-blowing!"
Well, they did it.
It looks incredible.
What I do remember while I was reading the novel, that the author (David Mitchell)articulated something to me so clearly that it was like getting smacked in the face. An idea that I know is true, but it is a fleeting sensation, sometimes found in music and art and poetry, but I believe to be a universal consciousness. A connection. Everything is connected. A feeling that we've all been here before. This has happened before. And it will happen again. And again.
Have you ever walked into a room and saw someone that you never met before, but you already knew them?
And funnily enough, it was at First Avenue.
And in a few weeks we will be celebrating our 14th anniversary.