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Saturday, October 21, 2006

We can't feel those aches and pains, We won't listen to the voices in the city rain

October 21, 2006

2:00 a.m., I just got back home. I left the house at around 9 p.m. last night, to watch the '90s-formed Canadian Alternative Rock band Sloan, at the Silverado's on Jefferson near McPhillips, about 10-minute-drive away from the house. I rode a taxicab. I went there by myself, chiefly because no one here shares the same passion I have for such kind of music. The venue was packed. I could count with my fingers the Filipinos in the audience; most were Caucasians. The gig was okay. The front act, a Vancouver-based band named The Yoko Casionos delivered catchy music. I bought a copy of their CD. Sloan started at about 10:30 and played a two-hour set. I was disappointed because Sloan didn't play any single song from Smeared (1994), my favorite Sloan album, which contains "I Am the Cancer," "500 Up," "Underwhelmed," and "Lemonzinger." I bought a copy of their latest release, Never Hear the End of It (2006).

I planned not to work yesterday, Friday, but the healthcare agency called early in the morning, about 6 a.m., requesting me to go to Tache Centre to work from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30. That left me with no choice. I took a taxicab and got there in abour 30 minutes. I was a bit tired during the shift because my body was conditioned to rest the whole day. Anyway, the thought of earning about 90 dollars for that eight-hour shift was enough to change my lazy mood.

Later, I wouldn't be working. I already told the agency that I had to prepare my stuff for my moving out. Yes, I'm finally moving in to the house of my friend Roy--more convenient,more accessible, near to the bus stops and to the places of my works, and most of all, I have my own room. I've long been looonging for privacy--sleep when I needed or wanted to. Just lie around the house when I'm in a lazy mood.

Oops, time to sleep.

Last three songs:
"The Golden Calf" - Prefab Sprout
"Amelia" - The Mission U.K.
"Already Yesterday" - The Church


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