Back in Oklahoma and it's fucking miserable. The weather, as always, unpredictable. Started off in the upper 60's, then up to 94 (which I consider quite cool nowadays, honestly), then down to the 80's during the 45 minute downpour that came out of nowhere. Sunny, muggy, and lovely after that.
Watched an elderly person almost get run over by a truck backing up in the parking lot at Wal-Mart this afternoon. It was close, maybe only 2 foot of space. The truck was jacked up so big on "I have a small penis and no personality so I must compensate" wheels that I believe he honestly didn't see her walking behind him. People shouted "STOP!" to which he did. He turned 'round, saw the elderly lady, didn't apologize, and drove off.
The old woman never said a word, and never once tried to duck out of the way. Just stood there the whole time he was coming at her. Either great faith, or acceptance. I couldn't tell. Her expression was blank the whole time. Welcome back to Oklahoma, where manners thrive and "Love thy fellow neighbor" is everyone's motto.
Managed to track down Russian Circles' album 'Geneva' over the weekend. It took a lot of time and effort, but was well worth it. Fantastic band, and probably the most creative one I've heard in years, aside from Pelican, whose album is waiting for me back home.
The drive down was as it always is: dull. The scenery is amazing, but the gas station spacing is ungodly. It's a true crucible for the bladder, moreso than I-70 west. I have come to the conclusion I am tired of traveling, and would much rather be at home with my dog, doing fuck-all.
On this new project I find myself doing as I always seem to do: Shout to be heard, and ignored and treated like a couch. It's going to be a long 7 months.
They like to stick me with a 19 year old who wants to argue that Nirvana changed music, and it would not be where it is today without them. This would be fine if I were trying to argue with him. I was there, I get it. Now shut up and stop laughing at Porcupine Tree.