What the hell is this?

I Can't Stand [Meeting] You is a collection of all the ridiculous things I've written to and about drummer and composer Stewart Copeland.

I actually did meet him for about five crazy seconds in 2007, again for a few exciting moments in August 2009, and my most recent (and most thrilling!) encounter took place in October 2009, where I proved myself capable of being, yet again, a total dork in the man's presence.

I can't believe what I get up to. And neither should you.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

A dream!

Last night I had a dream that I was at the Amoeba book signing, and Stewart asked me if I'd read Andy Summers' book "One Train Later." Instead of answering him, I quoted the Old Man from the show we just closed at City Garage, "The Chairs" and said, "Time has left it's wheel marks on our skin."

I have no idea if that's an exact quote. I think it's how Bo Roberts spoke it on stage, though (I probably shouldn't say this, but Bo usually got the sense of what he was supposed to say, if not exactly word for word as written in the script, every single time! This was from my favorite part in the show, when he addressed the invisible Belle: the love of his life from so long ago). It was one of those moments when I didn't have to do anything for a few minutes and so I could watch the stage from the booth more closely than usual. He may have said it slightly different with every performance; I stopped paying attention to the exact words on the page pretty early on in the run of the show. I'm going to miss not going to the theater tonight, the first Saturday since the show closed. Is that weird?

Patrick and I saw "The Time Traveler's Wife" last night, and I was a little disappointed in it. I'm trying to figure out if this has anything to do with the dream (or "The Chairs"), but I'm not thinking about it too much, either. Then again, I love the idea of time travel...

I haven't read Andy's book, though, and it surprises me. I have it on hold at the Borders on Bellflower. I might go pick it up today.

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