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There Is Nobody – Tattwo

Last night after work, I went to BWI to pick up Feetnik. I made really amazing time. I still think I live in MoCo and think it takes 40-50 minutes to get to Baltimore when in reality DC is about 20 minutes closer. Anyways. I got there early and thought I would just circle around the terminal a few times waiting for Feetnik. Of course my first round through a cop pulls me over for my headlight being out. I know it’s been weeks since I needed it to replace it, but we’re busy people. So the cop gave me a “warning.” – Then I found Feetnik or rather she found me and I tried to retrace my steps back to the parking garage. Jesus christ, that airport is confusing.

Today we went to Mughal Garden for lunch. It was an Indian buffet and it was surprisingly yummy. After that we headed out to the Tattoo Museum in Fells Point. I know Zander. I wanted to stop by, but I don’t have your new number nor your address. Please hook a brother up.

So we all walked in, showed the artwork to an inker and got a quote, when another inker came over and asked or rather said he was going to do this job. He was really cool and made it even that much more special with his interest in doing it personally. He even knew where the art was from and a little about it’s history. I’ve never really been able to find much, other than it’s called “Tropics and Meridians” and it’s an old sailor’s tattoo from the 20s. I guess because this tattoo was on my forearm it was slightly more painful when he did the outlining. The fill-ins were much more pleasant if not relaxing. I feel really good about this tattoo and it was funny hearing the inker talk about mutual friends (from Louisiana) of Feetnik’s and talking about Baltimore vs. DC bands and what not with all of us. And to top it off, he took a picture of it for his portfolio. Man, a tattoo artist who got my tattoo is my kind of man. And he looked like a combination of Dave Grohl and one of the dudes from ZZ Top.

After that we did some shopping or rather Emily and Feetnik did. Emily also talked with a woman at a store about doing some business together in the future. I think it’d be badass to see Emily’s goods in a store! Then we went to the Soundgarden. I only picked up a few CDs. I picked up:

  • Rilo Kiley’s the execution of all things (Saddle Creek)
  • Suzanne Vega’s nine objects of desire (A&M)
  • Brian Eno’s music for films (Virgin)
  • Yerba Buena’s island life (Razor and Tie)
  • Grease on DVD (Emily’s pick!)

Feetnik picked up a record that I want to dub. It’s a side project of the people in the Arcade Fire and it’s really awesome! I’ll prolly just pick it up tomorrow when we do CD shopping downtown with David. Anyways. After that we went to a coffee shop only to have our ears punched to the sound of a 6 year old screeching and running around. They got coffee and I got tea. They shared a mini chocolate bunt cake and I ate a slice of apple pie. I do not consider myself one who “shares well with others.”

After Baltimore I dropped Feetnik at Gordon’s apartment in Silver Spring. His apartment was where the old DC101 studios used to be or rather right near it. It was nice being in that neck of the woods. They also gave me my birthday gift. An 11×17″ picture and frame of Frank Zappa probably from the very early 70s and a doll of Bob Moog complete with lab coat, glasses and a mini moog. Yes, they rule. Rule hard core.

Now it’s time to finish up some more of the Seinfeld DVD’s from Seasons 1&2.

Pictures thus far from the weekend.

Tattoo Yule

Things I did this weekend. In relative order.

  1. Friday night, I went to a bar after work with David. See Friday night’s post.
  2. Saturday Emily, David and I went to Salvation Army to donate stuff and look for a coffee table. We found nothing. Then we went to the Baltimore Tattoo Museum to get my tattoo. (photos here) It was pretty much everything I excepted it to be. So it’s in Hebrew. 5 characters. No vowels. Mendel in English. Next time I am totally bringing my minidisc to record it. It’s fascinating sounding, especially when it’s on your body. Funny too, because the inker grew up right near me. Totally a small world. After that we decided to hit up Jimmy’s in Fells Point because we were really hungry. When we got to Jimmy’s we realized they sort of remodeled there and it’s really bright in there now with new tables. I am not sure how I feel about it. At least the weird waitresses are still the same. And the food is too. Yay Baltimore. Hon! PS. Thanks David for coming and documenting this great day for me.
  3. After we got back from Baltimore, Gordon and Feetnik came over and we drove to Lisner Auditorium at GW University to see the Gay Men’s Chorus of DC perform FabYULEus. The first half was serious and somber while the second half (after they proved themselves) was all fun and games and good fun (gay) times. The second half was what we paid for, at least I did. It was really enjoyable. Yes, I enjoyed singers. However, the only buzzkill was the a Capella song. Not sure what it is about a Capella. I think it’s just the “wooo waps” of the percussion and “other sound effects” are really insulting and it makes me want to throw things at them. Anyways. After the concert we came back (braving the dandruff of god – IE. the sleet/snow), ordered a pizza and drank some beers. It was great seeing them both! And it’s still so cool Feetnik is part of my life. Yay Gordon! Yay Feetnik. Yay Gordon and Feetnik!