next week i'm taking a much needed vacation from the left coast.
i'll be north west till i die, there's no doubting that, but there are times when the strident politics and grandeous self-righteousness of the average left coaster ware me out.
its time for some right coast bad attitude. i love the surly, fuck-off attitudes of east coasters, at least it's honest.
i'm getting on a plane on monday to head to baltimore, md. it'll be my first time in the city that birthed my boss and several of my raddest friends. i've heard mixed reviews (some jokester from baltimore gave me the first season of the wire to prepare me, thanks bud, i'm traumatized by violence - that show for me is like a sugar IV for a diabetic), but i'm ready to make my own opinion. since i'm naturally attracted to decrepancy, so i'm looking forward to seeing the seedier side of baltimore, sans violence of course.
i'm going to hit up the aquarium, the american museum of visionary art, and the baltimore museum of art. i get to see my friends the bridge play a residency set at the 8x10, which is a venue that i've been wanting to see for a long time now. my boss will be there. it'll be refreshing to see him out of the workplace, to get to kick back a beer 3,000 miles away from the gallery (we love the gallery obviously, but its nice to get a break from anything that occupies that much of your time). i am very, very excited for this trip.