“Tossed into my mind, stirring the calm”

Days Three and Four. Planning to post something every day may have been a tad ambitious. I may not get that done, but as long as the doing stuff keeps happening every day, I’m happy. I can write any old time. This growing trend of using song lyrics for titles like a teenager is a bit of a worry though. I’ll have to keep an eye on that.

Yesterday I went somewhere I’ve never been before (tick!): Newport Beach. It’s pretty nice up there, not too crowded and just the right amount of waves for my liking (love waves). On the other hand, it does come with literally the hottest sand I’ve ever had the displeasure of trying to walk on. Times like these which require emergency running are a nuisance when one is still recovering from a broken leg and can’t spontaneously break into a sprint. Alas. The small price we pay for perfect beach weather I guess.

I love the beach, but living at least an hour’s drive from any beach means I’ve never gone that often. Maybe it’s time to change that. I love long drives anyway. And the beach is so awesome. Good exercise for my gimpy leg. Swimming. Waves. Tanning opportunities. Speaking of, another minor but still ‘new’ accomplishment of the day was coming out of a day at the beach with only very mild and bearable sunburn on a small area of my body. At a time like this I usually cook myself to about medium-well done levels and suffer for days. So all in all a good day.

Today was another ‘busy with everyday life’ kind of day. I suppose technically I had a new experience in circling the International Terminal at Sydney Airport for a couple of hours. But somehow that doesn’t feel like it counts. So tonight I dived into a band that I’ve always wanted to try and never got around to: Faith No More. I mean I’ve seen ‘Epic’ on MTV enough times by now, but that’s the extent of my experience with them. They’re quite a big band to have missed so this feels like a significant gap in my metal education I am filling. Plus I’m going to the Soundwave Festival in March and they’re one of the headliners, so time has become a factor.

So tonight while I’ve been cleaning the hell out of my room I’ve been blasting The Real Thing album. It definitely gets a full thumbs up as epic room cleaning music. Haha epic…’Epic’…get it? Hahaha ahh…I kill me. But seriously folks, this is good shit. Faith No More have always seemed like one of those bands whom I will finally listen to and think “Why did it take me so long??” So as I keep listening we’ll see if that bears out.

Soundwave is in March…damn, that’s only two months away now. Time flies. I have a whole bunch of new bands on the docket to do my due diligence on before I go, especially once timetables come out and I figure out who I can and can’t see. The most frustrating feeling when seeing a band is them playing a song I either don’t know, or don’t know well enough, which forces me to pretend as though I totes know it and bop along mouthing “ahh ohh la…and the mhmm mhmm duh duh…yeah…” as I curse my lack of adequate preparation. And of course the best feeling is when they play your favourite song of theirs and you get to sing along to every word and marvel at the fact that these guys are playing your favourite song right in front of your eyes at this very moment. So come Soundwave I am going to be well prepared, just chock full of favourite songs.

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