Happy Earth Day!! The best holiday, and better yet, it's every day of the year! Unfortunately, I didn't really get to do anything earthy today, because I was stuck working on my senior paper all day. I was going to go do some trailwork at Pelham bay park, but it was raining, and I had too much to do. But the way I look at it, it doesn't really matter when you put in your share of helping the environment, just as long as you do put in your share. And I've put in my share, and will continue to do so. On Thursday, Jess and I cleaned up the disgusting mess of garbage in the gazebo area near junior lot, which was fun. Then yesterday was E. CO.'s big earth day shindig, which was awesome! Petitions, nalgenes, environmental facts, my homemade hummus, and much jamming!
And I dedicated today for working on my senior paper, on concept albums, specifically Tommy and Dark Side of the Moon. Lots of work, but I don't mind because it's mad interesting. I have like mad ADD though, working on things like that, because I'll be researching something, then see something else, then click on something else and before you know it I'm reading about the math behind polyrhythms, which is actually quite interesting, but has nothing to do with the plot of The Who's Tommy.
Then I saw Musical Collage, which was AMAZING this year!! Congrats to everyone in it, you did wonderfully. I felt some nostalgia for being in it. And PONY??!?! Oh em gee. What more can I say!?!? MUSKRATS.
And Bret burnt me copies of like 8 Frank Zappa albums, which I am obsessively listening to now. FZ is my new obsession, and I can't believe it took me 17 years of my life to discover that. I still don't have the album 'Absolutely Free,' but downloaded one song from it after hearing Jim sing parts of it, "The Duke Regains His Chops." It's so fucking hilarious. Last week Anna and I listened to it like 20 times, hysterically cracking up. In fact here are the lyrics (but give it a listen if you can):
And you'll be my Duchess
My Duchess of Prunes
I'm looking through the prune in June
Reveals your chest I see your lovely beans
And in that magic go-kart I bite your neck
The cheese I have for you, my dear
Is real and very new
If they are a fresh Prune (Pa-da-dah!)
Know no cheese
(Chunka, chunka cheeky chunka)
(Chunka, cheesy, stinky chunka)
And they just lie there
Taller and sickening and it just...I don't know (Lo)
And I know, I think
The love I have for you will never end (well, maybe)
And so my love I offer you
A love that is strong, A prune that is true
(This is the exciting part. This is like the Supremes
see the way it builds up? Feel it?)
(Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby)
(My Prune is yours, my love
My cheese for you, savings through and through
My baby I do
My baby Prunes
My baby Prunes
I love you
O baby prunes
O cheesy fat
O cheesy fat
O cheesy fat)
I know, WTF, right?!?! PRUNES. AHHHHHHH. Last summer I learned that prunes are actually dried plums!! I feel really stupid because I never had known that, I guess I just thought that prunes were like a whole separate entity. But then what would a non-dried prune look like, if it wasn't a plum?
"Holdin' thangs together, ain't no easy thang to do, when it comes to PRUNIN' children, it's a job that's made for two." Oh, how I love PACE 4 Music!!
PRUNES (which are actually kind of gross so I don't know why I'm obsessing about them)
~the Duchess of Prunes