I’m coming up on the end of my college career now—as of December 17th, 2009 I will officially be done with my academic career. That is utterly terrifying. It’s the same feeling I get when a new relationship proves particularly promising. I feel like I’ve been climbing this very steep hill full of stress and tough obstacles and I’m so used to climbing that now that I’m at the top I have no clue what to do with myself and my body wants to keep going on in the manner it’s become accustomed to. However, while it’s easy to keep running through relationships I can’t really go for more school. I’m $25,000 in debt already and wouldn’t have use for graduate school anyway in terms of a career.
It's also the end of my newswriting career for now. I may write for a blog or two, I can't honestly say. My news article are located here if you're curious (I'm particularly proud of the one on Ben Bishop): http://arthomaswriting.blogspot.com/
I got to pretend I was a punk singer last night for about an hour. That was fun and sketchy, since it was with two of the Grownups at Prime Artist, a creepy practice space behind an eerily dark and vacant bus station. It came right after I had something upsetting happen and had decided to deal with my emotions by doing the stupid Alex thing of punching a parking meter (not to say he does that regularly, but I saw him do it one evening). It wasn’t the meter’s fault, really. The whiskey in my system stopped me from feeling it too badly, but it’s kind of hard to type with both hands at the moment. I think this might mean I’m turning into my dad, who once broke his hand hitting a countertop in anger and then was too stubborn to have it set or to take pain reliever. The guys were nice to me, though, and gave me a megaphone to scream my frustration into:
Other than that there’s not much to report (yet) possible collaboration with Racer Boy 2 coming up in the spring but if it doesn’t happen I don’t want to feel bad for hyping it up.
I filmed a video for “I Have a Theory” today with the wonderful Mr. Jon Donnell. He was the first person to photograph Gin Circus (at our first show) and I’m fortunate enough now to count him as one of my friends. Here are some stills, but keep checking up on the youtube page for the video: http://www.youtube.com/user/madopheliamusic