06 May 2006

Carl Barat



Just before midnight yesterday I lost 5 pounds in sweated weight and was crushed on the ground. I saw Dirty Pretty Things and wrote about it on Music to Grow Old.

13 comments:

NMAMFQLMSH said...

If that is what it is going to take for me to drop a couple extra pounds then so be it. Off to see someone in concert......
ICU,
JJ

finnegan said...

I dropped about 10 pounds this morning after my cup of paint stripper coffee.

I'm glad you didn't lose your camera (or was it your mobile?) during the onslaught.

Like the ghostly-like apparition.

Cocaine Jesus said...

been there and read it. great review with 'ghostly' photos that somehow capture the energy perfectly.

Perfect Virgo said...

JJ - weight loss the rock n' roll way! Thanks for your nice comments, I appreciate your words. The hacking cough I've had for the past week or so has given me a pain in the chest (or it could have been from an elbow in the ribs...) Nothing serious, just the remains of "man-flu!"

Finn - I took the pic with my digital along with 3 or 4 others. I quickly realised there was no chance of decent photos so slipped the little rascal in my back pocket and settled for the blurry stuff.

CJ - Thanks for your message about the review. The experience was awesome and the skittish snapshots are pretty much what I recall seeing.

Queen Neetee said...

Wow!
I've left my comment there.

GEL said...

Eerie, yet alluring, fiery photo. Glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you weren't literally hurt?

Recently, I walked aerobically inside a shopping mall (to avoid the ghastly pollen) for 10 miles to work off pent-up sadness at not being in London that day. When I couldn't stand the ghastly piped in mall music, I rewarded myself at the end of the workout by popping into a bookstore, leafing through and reading excerpts from books I can't afford now, and enjoying the very cool jazz or classical background music from their CD collection. That's nothing compared to a live concert, but music is a balm. I hope there's a music clip on the other site.

boulies said...

I'm headed over to read your review right now!

Perfect Virgo said...

Neetee - thanks for your kind comments older sibling! I am glad to see rock and roll is alive and well on the West Coast...

Silvermoon - I was genuinely crushed and the pain is stabbing. I had overlooked that a crowd of tightly packed human beings weighs a very great deal. Glad you were eventually able to track down some worthwhile Mall music but sorry you were not able to be where you wanted to be.

Boulies - so I cannot tempt you dive headlong into a seething crowd? okay, fair enough :) I'll write about last night's soon and you can live it from afar.

GEL said...

PV,
I was afraid your account was painfully literal. I'm sorry you are in such awful pain, but happy that you were not crushed to death. I hope your ribs were not bruised. That is awful pain.

The experience sounded similar to what can happen in a "Mosh Pit" (I'm not sure if I spelled that correctly), if the person is dropped or others are trampled on the floor, which could occur before the time of the "Mosh Pit" craze. (I'm referring to the down effects of the Mosh Pit, not the elation some feel from being rasied above the crowd.)
Feel much better soon, PV.

(Someday, I still hope I'll be able to go before I'm in a "cloud" looking down. Sometimes dreams *do* come true. When they do, it's sometimes worth the agony of when they don't- experiences and memories to last a lifetime especially when shared in precious company.)
[Word Verif: "cpsol": "See Pea Sun" (So the green (French) sun can shine...or CP for computer processor or the homonym of pea- I better think of twinkle not the other lol.)

Perfect Virgo said...

Silvermoon - yes it was a full blown mosh pit designed for indestructible 18 year olds. It was of the high rather than low spirited variety but there is a dagger in my ribs and I can't breath fully. The notion of my father doing that at my age or indeed as a youth of any age is laughable. How the behaviour of generations changes...

Cloudsville, Sky City, Blue County - quite a pleasant future address. Yesterday evening I headed the bike through swarms of insects to walking country and after a long climb, pulled off my leathers and lay on top of a huge hill hearing sheep bleat.

Cocaine Jesus said...

bah bah little lambs the sheep are in the city

Patry Francis said...

The best weight loss plan ever. Great music that rattles you down to your bones.

Perfect Virgo said...

CJ sheep in the city? Bulls and bears...

Patry - I went in already the shape of a racing snake and came out like a greased eel!