this is why i dont understand youtube

i think this video is terrific. its informative, it uses rare archival images, its a super rare tune from long ago, and its current as we eagerly await Dinosaur Jr.s new record.

but the comments are unsupportive and critical, and it only got 20k plays. how is that sort of feedback going to inspire people to do cool things?

meanwhile ive seen some of the crappiest crap get a million views no problem.

this video charged me up a little for Farm and it taught me a few things about a band i thought i knew.

so thank you JustinStarbuck, your work is much appreciated!

i heard some great stories about this parade today

one guy i know shadowed one of the top LAPD cops, rode a few cars ahead of the team, walked around the stadium, was even in the lakers lockerroom before it all started

talked to another guy who went all the way above the stadium, and finished the day a few feet from the basketball court that they had laid out on the football field that doubled as the stage.

they both told me how much weed they smelled everywhere (which may have lead to lack of drama?).

but the most interesting story i heard was from bryan chan who told me how he created this panoramic image from the middle of the stadium minutes before the Lakers arrived.

and then he showed me the “errors” in the image which were so tiny i would have never noticed.

and for some reason thats what i liked the most.

it inspired me to gather my little camera so i can video interview him for you tomorrow.

last night my truest and i had a steak dinner

at a fancy dancy place on the wrong side of the tracks.

we were celebrating emmanuelles 24th birthday. sans emmanuelle but thats d’accord.

actually i had just gotten a $100 check from an aunt who thinks i just graduated from college (!) so we splurged in the 90210

we ate we drank we even had some desert. creme brule for moi and a tart for our tarty xgf.

the place was recommended by Jeanine who said a long time ago that The Porterhouse on Wilshire had great grub at a not-so 90210 price. and sure enough they had a prix faire special for $40 each that got us 4 courses and drinks. Out the door the bill was a clean $100.

heres the crazy thing about my truest: we love each other dearly. deeply. other worldly. but theres pretty much zero jealousy.

it makes me think that either we were married in a past life or a future life because theres NO energy about the present. the last time we broke up i didnt even cry because i know in my heart that this isnt it for us. none of it. i know we will be together again. or i know we were perfect back in the day.

whatever it is that i know its in my heart. which makes it more a feeling than a knowing, but its there. and it makes things miraculously comfortable.

and when you are comfortable with someone – like that – you can take risks in communication and trust, and with greater risks there are much greater rewards. and those rewards lead to even higer levels of love respect trust and communication and its just crazy.

i want everyone to feel what i feel because its so freaking weird.

last night i even liked the bread and fresh roasted garlic that you were supposed to spread on it, but i said baby i heart you so much i could eat this whole hunk of garlic no prob

please dont, she said.

am gonna! i threatened.

but it was semi fancy so i didnt. but man did i gorge on giant shrimp cocktail like a mother.

pictured is the truest about to chow down on the french onion soup that had a mind of its own disguised as crust.

i dont know why im not a Laker fan

ive lived here long enough

its probably Kobe. for some reason he never spoke to me. im definately team shaq.

but i have much love for phil, dr buss, magic, the laker girls, fish, pau.

and i like all the laker fans, some of whom had painted faces, who packed the subway this morning on their way to the crazy parade.

if you wanna see the crazy parade and the nearly packed already coliseum, click here and then click the red link that says “Live Video”