Friday, January 18, 2002

All The Leaves Are Brown ... Californication

I miss California so much sometimes. Exiled here in Boston going on 16 months now. Not that it's not a great town, but ... the thinking just isn't as expansive. You get in a delicious habit out there of believing anything is possible.

Even if you hate the Red Hot Chili Peppers, check out the video of Californication. Their video game-ification of California is so great.

And the lyrics -- A teenage bride with a baby inside, getting high on information ... buy me a star on the Boulevard -- weird and wonderful.

The haunting guitar intro describes the size, emptiness, and beauty of the West and the desert, like nothing I've ever heard.