Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Who Has Seen the Wind

I am waiting for my lasagna to cook as I type. The wonderful smells are driving me insane.

Today should have been a good day; nothing really went wrong, and I got lots of work done at the office. But for some reason I feel a little bummed. It could be that I am just tired, or it could be because I somehow hurt my hip and have to limp around, or that I bought a new CD which ended up sounding a bit like cats in heat (I could hear that for free), but who knows. I think a bath and some lasagna would do me good.

In other news, I wrote a song about the wind. Really. I'm not sure when this trend started, but I've been writing less about events or people and more about stuff. Am I being coherent? I wrote a song last year about the cold after freezing my butt off in downtown Montreal. It turned into a sad love song, of course, but they all do that anyway, whether I'm sad or not. But this trend of writing about nothing specific has had strange effects on me. And on my behaviour.

For one, I've stopped liking when people ask me what a song is about. Like the wind song, for example. I am willing to bet that someone will come up to me and say, "Hey, that song where you went on and on about the wind... what's that about?" and I will say something like, "Well, the wind actually. The other stuff was just to make it longer. So it would become a song. Um."

I just don't have answers like I used to. Before, it was so simple. Oh, that song? That time so-and-so got me lost. That time this person said mean things. That time I was drunk at a lesbian camping festival. It was so much easier! Now I just look uncomfortable and say, "I don't really know. I just liked the words. They suited my mood. Now please get off my foot."


Lesley Hoyles said...

I love that I know which songs you're referring to for each of those examples. Hilarious.
Sorry I got you lost. Sigh. Stupid stations with more than one exit.

Lesley. xoxo.

P.S. I think writing about stuff has to do with generally being less messed up than we used to be, and maybe getting older. I'm totally doing it too. It's weird.

Andrea SK said...

Hahahaha, it's true! You DO know all those songs! And I don't know that you got me lost as much as I got myself disoriented.

Maybe we are getting older. Or maybe the weather is just way more exciting than it used to be.