Monday, September 02, 2002

Hi Buggy Bumpers:



I realized today that "Three Days" was written about.... a three-day weekend!



(A drug and sex three-day weekend!)



Like this one, perhaps?



Not for moi, but oh well. I just got home from a party at Willy Wisely's--an old Minneapolis friend. Half of the World's Greatest Cover Band, Two Tickets to Paradise, was there, which was great but somehow just made me miss Minneapolis more.



This is the real world

I really want to be a girl.



(that's sort of a bangles lyric.)



(sort of)



Anyway, also realized today, maybe that house on Wilton (see below) was Perry Farrell's girlfriend's house.



I have had "Three Days" in my head now for---oh, I guess about three days.



Today, in my head, i was checking out the intro. It begins with a bass riff. (Is that's what it's called?)



It's a clever and evocative bass line, something that could really inspire you to write a cool song around it.



Then I remembered, this friend of mine who's old friends with Jane's Addiction told me that all their greatest music was built on Eric Avery's bass lines, and that they broke up because Eric left the band.



Did you know that?



I mean, did you know he was the creative foundation of the band?



Now that I know this, their music sounds even better. It seems less pretentious. Just knowing it was born on the least glamorous, most naked of rock instruments, rather than being driven by the flash and personality of the lyrics or vocals or clothes or even the guitar.



Or maybe it's because Eric Avery's sister Rebecca went to Immaculate Heart. She was a couple years older than me.



I'm listening to Rodney's show. Listening to KROQ freaks me out because it seems half the commercials have voice-over from Fraser Smith, the late-'70s KROQ DJ. I wish he were on as a DJ. Oh well. The other funny thing is that they still run these Auto Insurance Specialist commercials with Richard Blade. Anyone who's an old-time KROQ listener suffered through countless Auto Insurance Specialist ads in the early '80s, just countless. When I did my oral history of KROQ, I found out the reason for all those commercials. The station was so poor, and poorly run, that most of the ads were trade-outs. (I.e., KROQ played an ad and then the advertiser gave them stuff in lieu of payment. This also accounted for a nice percentage of advertising in the late, great Prognosis newspaper--but that's another story.)



Anyways, those Auto Insurance Specialist commercials provided car insurance for a couple lucky higher-ups at KROQ, back in the day.



But enough bleeking nostalgia already.



Gotta check out.



love 'n' pie,

Kate









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