Your only alive for so long, it just makes sense to me that you should spend your time surrounded by the things you enjoy, things that make you glad to be here on earth, things that make you smile. Today, I spent my day on comics. I bought some storage boxes, ventured to three different shops, purchased comics, re-organized my comics, read some comics and then posted on my comic book message board. This was my entire day. I mean, I put a lot of time into my collection today. And it was a blast. I discovered Runaways, this recently created comic book by Brian Vaughn which highlights a team of new teenage heroes trying to cope with their parents. In fact, they realized that their parents are all super-villains, and these kids are stuck with the task of stopping their evil plan. It’s an incredible series with awesome characters, including an 11-year-old girl who can punch through walls, an alien girl, a guy with pyrokenetic gloves, a girl who casts spell with a wand that is bound to her soul and only comes out when she cuts herself and a psychic girl who has a psychic bond with a velociraptor which was brought to the current day with time machine as a gift from her evil parents (The girl is Arsenic, the dino is Old Lace….that is pure awesomeness). Anyway, I love this new discovery because it shows that society is controlling us and we have to take matters into our own hands. It’s an underlying theme of the book which I sincerely agree with.
I was keeping this next blurb secret for a bit, but oh well. I have been obsessed with The Carpenters song “Sing” since I have been home in Indy. I can’t say I am a huge Carpenters fan, but the simplicity of the song knocks me for a loop. The words are “Sing, Sing a song, sing out loud, sing out strong, sing of good things not bad, sing of happy not sad. Sing, sing a song, make it simple to last the whole night long. Don’t worry that it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear, just sing, sing a song. Sing, Sing a song, let the world sing along, sing of what there could be, sing for you and for me. Sing, sing a song, make it simple to last the whole night long. Don’t if it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear, just sing. Sing a song.” Now as someone who has spent countless hours performing concerts along with my favorite CD’s in front of a giant plate glass window that overlooks a forest, well, I’d just have to say this inspires me. I love to sing. It’s just natural. And I know sometimes I suck at singing, but it doesn’t matter, because it’s such a primal force. It’s beautiful.
Led Zeppelin has been making a prominent appearance lately for me. I recently purchased a book about the band written by their road manager. It’s a detailed biography of drugs, rock N roll and love. It’s good so far, but now I have extra homework. My good friend Russell Rue gave me a copy of “Hammer of the Gods – The Led Zeppelin Saga”. Yet another classic book about the band which rocked the world. On top of this, I purchased Led Zeppelin I at a used CD store today. I decided I would rather have each individual CD then have a boxed set, cause I debated for a while, but this just seems more my style, after all, when buying the Runaways comic I didn’t settle for a Graphic Novel (a bound collection of multiple issues). I got individual issues, and I should do the same for Zeppelin. I got a copy of How The West Was Won from Russ along with the book. This excites the shit out of me.
You have to spend time doing stuff you love and with people you love. Which brings me to the point of all of this. I made these things happen. I do what I like to do because it makes me happy. Why would I want to get stuck somewhere I was unhappy? I am going to start working harder on meeting someone who will genuinely make me happy instead of just having pointless crushes on people who are jerks and who don’t care about me anyways. Thank you Led Zeppelin, Runaways and singing for showing me that I don’t need a third grandpa. If you don’t get that, then don’t worry about it. Just look for love and don’t settle for something lame like unrequited crap or drama filled bullshit.
Last but not least, Spring Break ’05 is this Saturday in Muncie. The party will be at a multitude of venues, so expect trashed Adam. I will hopefully arrive on Friday to get the full Muncie-Adam spirit in gear. That’s all for now, so Rock on, Sing a song, and your parents are evil super beings then Runaway and find something that makes you happy cause it’s not worth sitting around in sorrow. Later Xanga-nators.