Here Comes The Summer

For some reason, Everything’s Gone Green by New Order is a perfect morning song for me. I don’t know why but it really gets me going, or at least it did this morning. Last night was more of the same, Daily Show, Colbert Report, Keith Olbermann. All rather hum drum I’d say.

I did watch Fear Itself, a Night Gallery, Twilight Zone type of show, scary stories for a spring night. I tried watching it last week but I didn’t care much. Last night I watched and it was surprisingly good. Good story, murderer somehow switches bodies with an innocent guy during a car accident.

Murderer behind bars with the innocent guy’s mind while the innocent guy is with his family with the murderer’s mind inside. A very good twist at the end. It wasn’t perfect but it was pretty edgy, especially when you’re rooting for the murderer in the final showdown, then the twist which I didn’t see coming, hence it being a twist.

After the news, it was bedtime for me. I’ve been sleeping really well and getting up in a good mood, ok, a decent mood a little after 6:00. I found myself this morning leaving early rather than waiting for 7:00 to come rolling around. Bus ride was pleasant and uneventful, I was reading about Hugo Chavez in the New Yorker.

I played more New Order walking across town to work and found that it’s basically a six minute walk from 42nd Street and Third Avenue to 50th Street and Third Avenue. I timed it by listening to the Perfect Kiss by New Order. I had hoped to get out of work early today, I was aiming for 2:00. That didn’t work so I left at 4:00.

Walked back across town, listening to N*E*R*D* and enjoying a nice Padron 5000 cigar. Back to the nonsense of dealing with NJ Transit. Bus driver wouldn’t open the doors for ten minutes, waiting for a line to form behind me. I read Nic Sheff’s memoir of his drug addiction, knowing that he must be alright since he lived to write the book. Such a dark tale from a young man.

It’s graduation night at Hoboken High School, boys and girls in caps and gowns milling about outside the school. I congratulated them as I passed through the crowds. Last night as I was checking my email, I received a notice from I sort of signed up for it, more interested in the kids I went to grammar school with than the ones I went to high school with.

The website was always after me to upgrade my membership but I never did. Last week they sent me a password so I went onto the site. I checked out a few friends, including Donna Rinaldi, one of my two girlfriends from the past. I also received a message from Andrea Voto, who was also a pal from back then.

It’s been 32 years since I last saw her and sent her a nice message in return, giving her a quick catch up on what’s been going on in my life. Who knows where that will go, if it goes? It would be interesting to see where our lives took us after our Bicentennial graduation, or it could be quite painful. I did mention that those days were some of the happiest days of my life. But you can’t go home again, and I ain’t never going back to my old school.


They shut it down.

4 thoughts on “Here Comes The Summer

  1. betti cola

    I once waited hours with a psycho boyfriend w/an Ian Curtis fascination to see New Order, who I luv (we had to get there early, he had to stand in front of the stage) do a, maybe, 30min. set.

  2. johnozed Post author

    Was that show at McSwells?

    I was never much of a fan of Joy Division, yet I have 2 dvd’s of them here from Netflix. One is Control, the Anton Corbijn Ian Curtis biopic, and the other is Joy Division: Under Review.

    I’m compelled to watch them, yet I find the music too much of a downer. I do like New Order a lot, or at least I used to. Never got their last couple of records, and now they too are no more.

    Did you ever see 24 Hour Party People?

  3. betti cola

    No! I never saw 24 Hour . . . I’ll put in my Netflix queue! Yes, Joy Division are a bit dark but they’re perfect for those dark days!

    Love Will Tear Us Apart Again . . . The best!!!

  4. johnozed Post author

    Yes Love Will Tear Us Apart was their finest hour, or rather their finest 3:27. You should move 24 Hour Party People to the top of your queue, I hope you like it as much as I did. I went with my partner Bill and my buddy Pedro to see it and they loved it and they didn’t know anything about the UK / Manchester scene then.

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