I took an extended lunch break today with Laura after meeting up with Bennett and Mark at Bagel City. We went to the new CD store on the Pike that we’ve both been meaning to do for weeks now. I picked up a few gems:
John Lennon/Yoko Ono’s “double fantasy” and “milk and honey”
Keven Ayers/John Cale/Nico/Eno “June 1, 1974”
the New Deal “receiver”
Depeche Mode “speak & spell”
Talking Heads “fear of music”
And even better was the guy who owns the CD store had an ENO screen saver. Maybe me and him were meant to be together. I mean it is Valentine’s day and my mother did get me toe socks that are red and white striped with hearts on the toes. So who knows. Oh, and he had all these reissues on 180 gram vinyl. All that Miles Davis. Fucking shit. Emily is coming for dinner tonight, and then we’re hitting Anthropologie and perhaps going to see a movie at Uptown.
Time to play good music.
But first, from Elle’s findings:
Gunman Says Sound of New Jersey Made Him Snap
Thu Feb 14, 7:24 AM ET
GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) – A Texas jury on Wednesday found Thomas Mitchell guilty of aggravated assault for shooting his girlfriend because he thought she was about to say the words “New Jersey.”
His attorney unsuccessfully sought his exoneration on grounds that certain words set off an uncontrollable rage in Mitchell, who has a history of mental illness.
Words that triggered a bad reaction in Mitchell included “New Jersey,” “Wisconsin,” “Snickers” and “Mars,” lawyer Maria Mercado told the court.
Throughout the three-day trial, Mitchell, 54, covered his ears when he thought the words were going to be spoken.
Witnesses used flashcards with the words written out instead of saying them in court.
“When he has one of these episodes, he isn’t focused,” lawyer Mercado said.
Prosecutors contended that Mitchell was troubled, but not crazy.
He was convicted for shooting girlfriend Barbara Jenkins three times on March 19, 1999, when he believed she was about to utter the phrase “New Jersey.” She survived the attack, but died from unrelated causes just before the trial.
In a statement, Mitchell told police: “I had seen that word at my mom’s house and then Barbara said what she said (and) I just snapped.”
and to think, that could have been me