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A Different Kind of Blue

I don't know why, but I almost did it again. Put the old cloak on and whirled myself in mystery for a new acquaintance.

Is it an attempt to control exactly what they'd know about me so I can make sure I'm kept in the best light? Is it because I'm not comfortable being me? Is it because I don't want my not necessarily perfect record and not necessarily good intentions out in the air?

When you run into somebody for the second time and they think it's the first, is it better to brush that under the rug for fear they'd go back and get references from that time?

Heck, I get a lot of people who meet me for the first time and say "Do I know you from somewhere"? Maybe I'm just one of those archetypal faces from the universal subconscious or something. Maybe I carry an air of easy familiarity. Maybe I'm just so average, I look like a lot of people and it's part of why I blend with crowds so easily as well.

If dressing up to meet someone is classified as putting your best foot forward, how much other "cleansing" is morally acceptable?

On the one hand, there are things in my past are well-buried and others I want to bury. On the other hand, I carry that within like sand grains in an oyster coated with pearl. It may all look pretty, but I know what's at the core, and it irritates me on occasion.

Kind of like how it bothers me to be hung up on the nature and necessity of being honest vs. being sincere. And to often think too much. It's usually where the introspective moods set in. No funk, just a different kind of blue.

- Pookah


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Apr. 11th, 2001 11:46 am (UTC)
Did you choose the title of this journal post from the song "A Different Kind Of Blue" from The Passengers?
Just curious.
Apr. 11th, 2001 11:56 am (UTC)
Re: title
One of my favorite backgroundy CDs, yeah. Excellent reference catch, so give yourself a style point in my book. =)

- Pookah
Apr. 11th, 2001 12:24 pm (UTC)
Re: title
It's such a cool album. I love to just listen to it as I lie down and close my eyes ^_^
What other type of music do you like?
Apr. 11th, 2001 12:52 pm (UTC)
Re: title
From techno to rock to flamenco to symphony. I've roadied for a regional rock band, and seen performances of people from Leo Kottke to KMFDM.

My musical taste is best described by what I don't like: Any music lacking in skill or creativity or rhythm, or that I can't connect with. I'm more forgiving on the skill than the creativity part, but I still can't listen to Yo La Tengo after seeing them live. And I do prefer music with an upbeat pace.

- Pookah
Apr. 11th, 2001 12:38 pm (UTC)
I learned this today.
When you say, in Germany, that you're blue...

It means your drunk.
I'd call that a different kind of blue.

Thinking too much always leads to depression.
Leisure time leads to thinking.
Take to doing something mindless if you're thinking too much.
Like snood :-)
Apr. 11th, 2001 12:56 pm (UTC)
I'll have to check what the movie was that the song was used for. It's from an album by Brian Eno and U2 (under the pseudonym Passengers) titled Original Soundtracks 1. A very Eno title. But the songs went to movies from across the world. I don't think it was from a German movie, but it's still an excellent tune.

I can only imagine how blues music gets translated, then. *LOL*

- Pookah
Apr. 11th, 2001 01:05 pm (UTC)
Anne was wearing all blue today.
I told her she was blue.
"shh, don't tell!!"
It was confusing 'til she explained.
Apr. 11th, 2001 01:14 pm (UTC)
I'm only half blue today ... with faded grey denim cargo pants with very shallow front pockets.

I'm not sure if I'll be german blue later, as I don't have plans yet this evening. But I can certainly see how that'd be confusing.

- Pookah
Apr. 11th, 2001 01:35 pm (UTC)
no, you're wearing a plaidlookin shirt over one that looks grey.
and sunglasses.
Apr. 11th, 2001 01:47 pm (UTC)

I need a new picture, but I have no scanner.

- Pookah
Apr. 11th, 2001 02:06 pm (UTC)
Uh-oh... Don't mess up my mental picture by getting a new lj pic...

You're stuck with that platinum record.
when I think 'pookah' that flashes.

I usually get my pictures thusly:
Somehow, a picture is taken...
derf takes pictures when she's here, I get them from my mom and give them to derf.
She scans them.
She fools with them.
She gives me the end result.
Here, for example, is the original picture that my lj clip comes from.
Apr. 11th, 2001 02:12 pm (UTC)
Every mental picture could use a correction or two. And some just get tweaked. *smirk*

I'll keep the record around. I just might add another picture or two. Maybe I'll dig through and hit Kinko's tonight or something. If I remember correctly, my new job has a scanner in the office ... hmm ...

- Pookah
Apr. 11th, 2001 02:23 pm (UTC)
pictures pictures pictures
I like pictures.
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