Saturday, June 30, 2012

This creamsicle flavored seltzer is really quite something.

Weird knee twinges, should maybe consider being a touch less violent at shows.

Hot in the sun, nice in the shade.

World in ruins, glass half full.

K, X.
22 hour day yesterday, up at 6, back at 4, fixed some odd hardware issues, played drones at Weirdo, had some blueberries and a sandwich, screamed at and should people in a damp basement, got beer splashed all over me.

Nice chat with Sam on the drive home, what a sweet kid. He likes to tell people the truth also.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

You should probably tread carefully when somebody with significant familiarity with confessional literature adopts a confessional tone.

Peretz's prescription has been dropped off at pharmacy, will fetch it on the way to band practice in a bit, dosing of beloved pup with horrifying toxins begins Saturday.  Work and play in sunny Boston tomorrow.
First there are no shows, then there are oh god how am I possibly going to play all these shows.

Peretz checks out tumor-free, he gets the nasty pills.  So sedated when I got him home from the vet it was worrying, limp, damp, eyes half closed, tongue poking out from mouth.  Little bits of dog sick popping up around the house.  Poor Peretz.

New mechanic was great, very cheap, a short walk down the street.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Steadily feeling less crazy, bit of a relief, was afraid I was in for another five year run of ecstatic visions and chronic malfunction & while that can be interesting in its way, I have more responsibilities these days.

Went & drove through and in proximity to enormous terrifying thunderstorm yesterday to fetch L.'s new car, it's amazingly fucking beautiful, feeling quite happy about it.

Just dropped car off at car mechanic for brake work, tomorrow take Peretz to pet mechanic for gland work.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

OK, so vet finally got back to me with diagnosis of hyperadrenalism, ultrasound now required to determine whether P. has a tumor or can just be given vile toxins to damage his adrenal glands to the point that they slow down a bit.

Feeling a bit unwell.

Monday, June 18, 2012

In a couple of hours, taking Peretz over to the vet for a day of extensive tests for Cushing's disease.  Can't think of anything interesting or clever to say about it, really.  Damn sad. Hope they can help him.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Very early work followed by nap complete with weird & intense makeout dream, pork belly tacos with Jen, trip out to the Erving State Forest for forbidden refreshments with Henry & Nancy, their two grumpy but somehow still adorable children looking on with occasional screams of discontent.  Stella wants a ukelele.

Pizza dinner with Jessie & Brett momentarily, the drama continues.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Continuing the bed at 3 up at 6 routine, feeling drowsy but pretty normal all things considered.

Yesterday went to Portsmouth and made loud noises and wrapped people in colored rope, strangely they approved, I smell a new social order around the corner.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

6 AM wakeup call continues to sound, feeling a bit worn, but nothing like last week.

Long conversation with Chris very late last night about some genuinely terrible things, there are so many, never quite sure how best to cope with that fact when it becomes more present to mind than usual.

Anyhow, work in a bit, trip to Portsmouth to entertain and delight.  We have the program, get with it:

"All Bibles or sacred codes have been the causes of the following Errors.
1. That Man has two real existing principles Viz: a Body & a Soul.
2. That Energy, call'd Evil, is alone from the Body, & that Reason, call'd Good, is alone from the Soul.
3. That God will torment Man in Eternity for following his Energies.
But the following Contraries to these are True
1. Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that call'd Body is a portion of Soul discern'd by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age
2. Energy is the only life and is from the Body and Reason is the bound or outward circumference of Energy.
3 Energy is Eternal Delight"

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

So no nap managed after airport jaunt, did manage to fix transaction suspending function of some cash registers anyway, stocked up on groceries, came home too sleepy to do work and ate snacks and watched some Eurodisco videos.

Meanwhile, it's gotten damn hot.

Peretz is seeming a little disoriented today, presumably from giant battery of shots the other day and/or heat, just took a strange back and forth wandering walk with him by the factory.  He met with a cat, which confused him more than usual, etc., etc.

More snacks?
The upside to having panic attacks for weeks at a time, is afterwards I always feel a great deal more like myself than I did before they started. So, here I am, feeling more myself.

Just back from early morning airport trip, for example.

Peretz has a pillow and a blanket bolstering his chin as he lays beside me on the couch.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

First week of farm share goodness prepared for dinner in the form of surprisingly spicy bok choy, second week picked up, split with lovely friends that are too good for me, stocked away for future enjoyment (except a few of the scallions, used those with the bok choy).

Upshot of geriatric blood work and urinalysis is, P. most likely has Cushing's Disease, needs to go in for further testing next Monday, poor panting, peeing pup, hoping they can do something for him.

My own adrenaline levels having returned to their normal high baseline, I am now feeling pretty sad and bereft, P. beginning to sail off into the sunset doesn't help with that, but then I don't really need help with that.
Wow, that was more panic attacks than I've had in a very long time in the space of two and a half weeks, can't remember the last time it was so bad. Oh, wait, yes, I can.

Still waking with a shot just before six, but feeling basically groovy.  Maybe I've just become an old man suddenly, hair hasn't turned shocking white or anything, but where's the breakfast bar?

Much less provocation than the last incident, but apparently change in work schedule, new person I really enjoy playing music with and suicide within my circle of acquaintance is not the cocktail for me.  Anyway, have myself back in check, you'd think we'd have reached stalemate by now, but my moves keep finding ways to get weirder.  Don't seemed to have caused anyone any permanent damage, side benefit of improving global information state as usual, still do lose track of the fact that people who aren't me aren't necessarily dreaming of perfect interpersonal transparency.


Went to what I think is very likely to be Peretz's last routine vet visit yesterday.  Awaiting the results of the geriatric blood work. Will it be poor kidney function, overactive adrenal gland, diabetes?  A lot of stuff has been making me want to cry lately, but nothing as much as this.  He's a good dog.

Anyway, still a super bouncy ball but they've stopped shaking my box for the moment.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ran into Elisa from Magik Markers yesterday and told her about the stern lecture she gave me on a ferry boat about how it's rude to stare at women's faces in an afternoon nap dream a few days ago.  She seemed genuinely glad to hear about it.  Nice.
Wow, sleep is great, sleep is good, sleep makes the demons of reason shut the fuck up.

Seem to have navigated a multi-week panic episode without quitting any jobs or alienating anyone I care about beyond the point of endurance, that's nice.  Should probably have put myself down for a night with a tranquilizer or something some time back, but eh, don't like it.

Band practice tonight, show Thursday.

OK, back to cheerful and alert.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

More reviewing of synthesizer output.  Pretty nice, provides powerful concrete metaphors for understanding my own state, etc.

Got a little more sleep than usual for lately last night, had basically pleasant dreams.

Largely uncontrollable drives to alienate those I feel most warmly toward continue unabated.

Nice party last night with assorted nice whiskies and snacks.  Calming effect of whisky making me a little nervous, but what doesn't?

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Don't think I've mentioned how much I'm loving my goddamned band, every single one of them, not in the dirty way you're thinking of, but, honestly, why not?  They're delightful.

Been working on synth tracks for new record with some of them, it's delightful.

"The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of Angels & God, and at liberty when of Devils & Hell, is because he was a true Poet and of the Devils party without knowing it."

Everybody go read more Blake.
Not sure exactly what my body or brain thinks is going on as they're not exactly keeping me in the loop, but bed at 3, up at 6 is apparently the new normal, sigh.

Had a very nice dream about a treehouse thanks to the power of suggestion, though.  Where's my damn treehouse and who wants to go cuddle in it?

Going to go do a hardware inventory in Ware in a bit.  Welcome back party for Brett later.  Maybe a nap some time in there.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Sleepy as hell but feeling more or less back to normal.  Had a muffin.

A few weeks ago, Peretz crossed in the threshold into what appears to be basically total blindness, keeps bumping into stuff, he seems to be in good spirits, anyway.
Good friend of good friends hanged himself down by the tracks Friday night, been a weird few days of being more open and honest with people about my feelings than I've been since last I wrote on this thing regularly.  Maybe I should get back to doing this so I can stop doing that, though either way, honestly, is asking for trouble.

Alone Again Or on repeat.  Lather, rinse, repeat.

Finding myself alternately saddened and relieved that my first reaction on hearing of a local suicide is no longer, "Hope Em doesn't get any ideas."  Lots of ways of looking at no longer entirely being yourself.

--Compadre, quiero cambiar
mi caballo por su casa,
mi montura por su espejo,
mi cuchillo per su manta.
Compadre, vengo sangrando,
desde los puertos de Cabra.
--Si yo pudiera, mocito,
este trato se cerraba.
Pero yo ya no soy yo,
ni mi casa es ya mi casa.

Sunday, I bought a bunch of cushions and lighting and got my feet in the sea for the first time this year.