Monday, October 26, 2009

Internet Truths

This evening I've been watching this music video on YouTube for one of my favorite songs, Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Here's the link to the video in case you want to hear it. It is a little punky, maybe a little whiny, and perhaps a little romantic. You might not like it but maybe you will.

Anyways, I've always loved the song and reconnected with it when it came on my Arcade Fire radio station on (which is a life saver at work btw). To feed my renewed interest, I naturally came home from work and watched the video about five times on YouTube. And like all good obsessions, I scrolled through the YouTube comments and happened to find one that explained the meaning of the song. Supposedly "Maps" is an acronym for My Agnus Please Stay; according to YouTube comments, Agnus was the singer's boyfriend who left her and broke her heart.

Intrigued by the concept of having a song based on an acronym, I checked my facts on Wikipedia and found that this was indeed a fact which also meant that my intrigue was legitimate.

Just as I verified all this info, Brandon asked me what I was doing. When I told him, he said, "So you're saying that you're excited about something you learned from a Random Joe on YouTube because it is supported by the Encyclopedia of Random Joe?" "Absolutely!" I responded.

Anyways, everything I ever needed to know is on the Internet and that's a fact because now the Internet says so.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

This is the Place

I've been thinking--if I ever become sick with an incurable disease and need a place to celebrate life, say goodbye to my loved ones, and then gracefully die, I want it to happen at Casa Alhaja. OR, if I ever win a big art endowment and need a hideaway to collect my thoughts as I write the great American novel, I'll rent out Casa Alhaja and live there for a year. The ocean, sand, tides, and migrating birds are exceptionally suited for either task. Until those things happen, though, I'll take a weekend here and there whenever I can get it.