December 12, 2006
Recipe for (a funny) disaster
As most of you know, I have been going through a rather intensive series of surgeries on my gums, teeth, and jaws. I have been rather heavily medicated to numb the pain for quite a while now. All of my medications are prescription drugs that have been given to me by a doctor, but they are having quite a strange effect on my mind.
Keep in mind that I do not do drugs at all. Foreign substances affecting my consciousness is not something I am used to, and I am not a big fan. That being said, I am usually very confident in my mental abilities and I rarely question the reality of something. The result... when I am under the influence of mind altering substances, I don't stop to wonder if something is real. I just act like everything is normal.
For example, Last night I got a Text message from Drew replying to something I had sent him earlier. At the same time, I got a Text from Justin Williams (the bassist from Gracer). He was asking about a show that I am setting up. I recently gave him all of the details, so his message that said "any luck with that show?" seemed rather odd to me.
Without questioning it, I called him this morning to clear things up. He answered and was like "hey man, what's up?"
We chatted for a few minuets and then I said "hey... about that text you sent me last night, I think that I already sent you all of the details."
He was quiet for a few seconds and then said "Um... text? I don't remember sending you a text."
I said "Yeah last night when you asked me about the show in January."
He was quiet again and then said, "Yeah... I don't think I sent you a text message man. I have all of the details for that show." He then added, "Well, I was drinking a little bit last night, so I guess I could have sent you something without remembering it, but I don't think so."
I didn't really know what to say. I had a very vivid, word-for-word, memory of the message. I just said "yeah I am taking a pretty heavy dose of codine, so maybe I just imagined it" We both had a good laugh and then hung up.
I was thinking to myself "man, he must have been wasted." Just to reassure myself, I checked my text messages from last night. In my inbox... one message from Drew... Nothing else.
Here is another medicinally induced experience I had recently. The day of my surgery (when I spent 2 straight hours on Nitris) I had, of course, taken my maximum dosage of my pain killers. I woke up the next morning and sat straight up in bed. I had a golden revelation. The thought struck me with an astounding clarity and brilliance.
I thought to myself, "we really need to start selling The Look Machine's album in powdered form just like Gatorade!!!" It was such an incredible idea. I mean, if Gatorade can do it, why not us? I had this vision of myself at a show next to somebody drinking a refreshing glass of water. I coolly tore the top off of a single serving paper packet of instant TLM and poured the the powder into the glass of the guy standing next to me. Instantly his drink turned purple, fizzed up, and "As Much" started playing. It was amazing.
Thinking that I literally had the greatest breakthrough in the music industry, I excitedly hurried out to tell Linds. As i was thinking of how to explain it, the realization that I was simply insane and not brilliant seeped in with crushing disappointment.
You have to admit though, an Econo-Sized tub of instant TLM would be a great gift for the holidays.
Posted by collin on December 12, 2006 01:02 PM
Yeah, it would be awesome. Could I get a tub that plays simpler than it seems?
Posted by: btaylor on December 12, 2006 04:33 PM
maybe a look machine body scrub, you know, something to sing along to in the shower?
Posted by: Anonymous on December 12, 2006 04:55 PM
the instant CDs sound awesome.
Posted by: shahe on December 12, 2006 11:13 PM
instant TLM would be awesome
but btw guys... the show at the pulse is Feb. 2nd soooo yea come and play at it! And you thursday fans of TLM, they're playing a venue in NY the day before and The Invisible Children roadies are going and gonna try to get a merch table for it soooo you should come to that too
Posted by: Poncho on December 13, 2006 06:01 AM
I hate when the fog clears and brilliance is revealed to be madness...