Sunday, May 29, 2005

So Far 

So good. I'm having a pretty damn good time. I miss my girl something fierce and I miss my friends back in Austin pretty bad, but I'm maintaining. Jess is doing great in China. She's staying with a family that sounds really cool and meeting lots of new people. The family she's with speaks a Kunming dialect that is apparently pretty difficult to understand for someone more familiar with straight Mandarin, but Jess's language skills are unmatched so I'm sure she's not having too much trouble. The only complaint she has is the trouble of making sure the dialect doesn't push out the Mandarin she's learned.

The record shops here are ridiculous. I went to Amoeba yesterday and dropped a little over a bill after sifting through the used dance and electronic records and walked out with a grip of wax. Picked up some old stuff that's out of print as well as more recent tracks that I missed and most of the stuff was under 5 bux a plate. I found this Slope album I've been rockin' off CDs forever for $1.99 - the whole album...nuts.

Then today I hit up this joint Aaron's that my buddy Les turned me on to. It's hot. Picked up the Plantlife album (dopeness) and some old Herbie Hancock goodies (in great shape) along with some early 00's broken ish that I missed at the time.

As for shows, Friday night was bar hopping before checking out DJs Collette and Heather. It was good times mostly because I finally hooked up with Kate and Shawn, and Les met us later after he got off work. Good people. Ran into this dude Lucian from Dallas as well - didn't even know he'd moved out here.

Last night I went out to dinner with a bunch of lawyers and law students working at the same firm I am. Dive Thai place was the jam - family style eating and cheap sake (price, not quality). Then after dinner we went to this club, Element. One of the lawyers I work with knows the owner so we got the treatment. The music was bunk but there were some cool people in our crew, so the night turned out to be pretty fun.

Tonight is Dwele at the Conga Room. I'm stoked. Should be a good time - same joint I saw Daz and Orin from Bugz play at in the fall. I'll fill you in tomorrow. I've totally lost my voice. I'm thinking its the combo of yelling in loud rooms, my general problem of talking way too much, and dryer air. I hope that's all it is. If I'm getting sick I'm gonna be pissed.

Oh...and I'm trying to keep track of upcoming shows, but two I know of for sure are Platinum Pied Pipers and Mark de Clive-Lowe. Nicely.


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