hermitage

February 6, 2012

a combination of shotgunning a grande mocha
and late night isolation in my office
has altered my state of mind.

i’m having a psychonautic moment here people.

i’m writing in crazy bursts of inspiration
and then flitting all over my office,
tidying, organizing, updating
software and such.

all while having a particular song stuck in my head.

any guesses?

it’s xanadu.
(telling, i know)

in my youth,
i ‘discovered’ this movie
and, somehow, the tape made it into my life.

i remember driving home in my dad’s saturn station wagon,
playing that tape and singing along, balls out.
and when it got to the title track,
i put that shit on a loop!

i realize now,
that no matter how old, weird,
and just generally off my father may be,
he was and is a mother fucking saint.

a deep love for me is the only explanation for why he didn’t flip out,
rip the tape out of the car stereo, and tell me to shut the fuck up.
i think he would have been well within his rights to do so.

thanks daddy.

and now,
for you viewing pleasure,
here’s the video:
just another peek into my insanity.

** a few notes on this video’s awesomeness:
1 – gene kelly on roller skates
2 – that smile @2:12
3 – the beam out @3:10
4 – oliva newton john’s halter outfit
(veronica, you need that in your life)

4 Responses to “hermitage”

  1. Stephen Says:

    The. Best. Movie.

    Have you seen Les Desmoiselles de Rochefort?

    If no, you’re welcome.

  2. cauchy09 Says:

    Ha! I loved that movie. And back when HBO first came out, they played it all the time. My dad actually played the tape all the time, but I think he was secretly a disco king.

  3. misa Says:

    A fave of mine too. I think it fits right in with my secret single behavior. My mother had Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” on permaloop in the car right after the divorce, drove me completely insane.

  4. Nicole Says:

    As a parent with children prone to loud and frequent outbursts of song and dance, I have to say that the awesomeness/entertainment factor far outweighs any disagreeable song choices. :)


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