Thursday June 20 2013

Godzilla in the Clouds.[i]

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It's about 20 years into the future. It's been discovered that Godzilla is not a myth or a made-up monster. He lives and breathes on the shores of a big city in Japan. They've recruited masses of people to deal with the situation. I'm one of them. Strolling through the subway system I'm told to take the Jamaica station to get there. While waiting in line behind an intricate system of automatic barriers I have a hyper realistic moment. I suddenly realize what I'm doing and where I am. And it’s hard to believe. I hop on the train. Then I'm there in the Japanese city witnessing a monstrous giant roar down below near the shoreline. Most of us are safe up here high in the cliffs. There's really nothing we can do.

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Waking up around 1:45 p.m.

Cinnamon Raisin Bagel with Cream Cheese. Orange Juice.

Tweaking. Cleaning.

Egg Wrap with Hummus and Tomatoes. Honey Green Tea. White Peach.

As I'm preparing to ride my bike to the 17th Street shop so I can pick up my car James walks in. He brought his new road bike and offers to ride with me. We take the scenic route.

At the storage unit with Josiah and Josh rehearsing Bamm Bamm songs. We've got a house show tomorrow in Norfolk. When we roll up the garage door for a smoke/air break one of our unit neighbors takes up a seat and joins us. He goes by the name of R.L., he's missing a pinkie on his right hand, and he's hopped up on some kind of drugs and alcohol the kind of guy Kenneth probably knows, which come to find out Kenneth does know him quite well.

He looks over at Josiah and says outright, "Looks like you got some pussy and gained some weight! That's what it does to ya!"


In his raspy country street accent R.L. keeps saying, "I know I'm a nuisance. But do y'all mind if I listen?"

He sits on the futon while we practice and after every song he has some kind of numb-headed suggestion about this or that. It's a nuisance. So we escape to the Wawa for snacks and beer. Not too long after we arrive back from the gas station another wild face with the same off-kilter caliber walks in unannounced. It's Kenneth! He looks the same as I remembered him, with tons of gadgets and flair. Around his neck is a metal chain and handcuffs made into a necklace medallion. He takes a seat and watches us practice. Then, R.L. piles in with his black dog. We're just one big happy family.


Afterwards, we're packing up and chillin' outside. While R.L. educates Josh on the real history of Forrest Gump, Kenneth stands there with his bike offering words of encouragement, as he usually did so well back in the day at 1623.

Him: "I'm so proud of you dudes."

Then he quotes a Psalm, the one that mentions precious oils running down Aaron's beard. I laugh inside because this is the subject of a lot of the jokes between my housemates and I in regards to him, but in reality Kenneth is a respectable character with a good heart just trying to get by with the little he has.

Back home.

Roasted Eggplant and Tempeh with Mixed Vegetables and Rice.

Watching some game highlights from the NBA finals and eating some leftover Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Water.

Playing Unreal.

Sleep 5 a.m.

[i] Godzilla in the Clouds.

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