By Scattergories 0 Comments
So today I was walking to my school, by the way last day, and I was thinking about the way I walk to school and all the shops I pass by. Mostly, I was thinking about this because it was my last day to do this walk, at least for a while. A couple of stores stood out in my memory, but not because I had gone inside of them. The only ones that I pass that I actually went into were Future Shop and Chapters. The stores that resonated with me most were Bud's and M&M Meat Shop. Bud's is a restaurant in a strip mall type place but I've never seen the lights on inside. It must be open and just have no lights shining out or maybe it's open only late at night when I'm not walking by, but every time I do it looks like there has never been anyone inside of that place. I always think about going but I don't know. I like the idea that I can imagine what is inside without actual facts contradicting my imagination. The M&M Meat Shop was memorable because of this girl I liked. She lived in the same town as me but moved away a couple months after I moved here. We are still friends and after she moved away, in the winter, I would write her name one letter at a time in the snow in front of the M&M meat shop. So those are my memories.
Today I was also thinking about different, possible research possibilities, because I'm crazy and in communications (see: related to media). I had a few ideas. One of them was how a musician, once famous enough, loses almost all control of his music. My thought was that of the song Polly by Nirvana. Some guys raped a girl while singing it. Which is terrible and I remember watching a documentary about Kurt Cobain and how he hated that he had to perform in front of people he absolutely despised, like yuppies (the 90's hipsters). The other was, now that I think about it, kind of related. It was that piracy is actually good, as long as it does not take over. Mostly I was thinking about gaming piracy here. If developers charge too much for games the consumer can react by not buying the game or by pirating it. I know this is going to sound like I am supporting piracy, but I am not. Please go buy games! All I'm saying is that piracy can act as sort of a check on publishers and developers. Well I had a lot to talk about today. Hopefully I can keep the momentum going for tomorrow.
See ya then!