You’re Killing Me With Bacon, America!
First off, I should say, as this is my first entry since the election…. FUCK YEEEEEEEAH!!! I could get into a good long speech about that, about vision, and change, and “socialism”, but honestly, I’m too drunk. But I am optimistic, and I believe that change has arrived once more, and I think it is safe once more to have some pride in who we are as Americans. I know it’s a little naive — perhaps I am too young to know better — but I can’t help but to feel some hope. I can’t help but feel that things will start to be okay, for the first time in decades. Maybe now we can remember what America was supposed to be. Maybe now I can be seen as a patriot rather than some damn punk kid bent on seeing the destruction of the establishment. Maybe now I can reclaim the word “patriot” for what it was always intended to be. One can hope. I am sick of taking “unamerican” as a compliment, when it is meant to be an insult. It’s about damn time this nation return to what we were always meant to be.
Now that we have that all nice and clear… moving on!
So, now that we’re over halfway through the semester, I’ve finally found a student-peer I can actually run into on campus and hold a conversation with at random. It’s sort of nice to have a good, reliable acquaintance around… especially one that I can be quite candid with. How many people do you know that will say, matter of factly, “I like being in high places… I always feeling like jumping though, even when I’m not suicidal.” And, while it is an extremely serious topic, you can talk about it as if we were commenting on what we had for lunch today.
Life. You’re weird.
In less morbid news, I got called out in German class tonight as we were discussing the forms of “wollen”. I was writing feverishly in my notebook, when Lissi figured I would know Rammstein and made me put two and two together. “Ah, ja, ‘Ich Will'” and etc. She says she’d play it for the class but didn’t want to start up the smartcart, and then I’m all, “I think I’ve got it on my phone,” and she’s all, “Really? :D” So I find it and play it after class.
Then I hang back afterwards and ask her if she’d watched the video I told her to watch (Peter Heppner – “Alleinesein”) and she’s all, not yet. So I told her it’s pretty fresh (August? September?). And she started talking about how weird it is being here in the States, missing out on what’s happening back home in Germany… aye aye, I agree, it’s always weird (news from home always seemed so foreign when I was over in Scotland, so I can dig the feeling). But we talk about music in general, and Peter Heppner… Wolfsheim and Joachim Witt’s “Die Flut” (of which we were both “OMFG I LOVE THAT SONG SO BAD” over… thanks again for that, Chrissi!). And she says to me what a relief it is to find someone over here that she can get all squeeful about German music with. She was saying that she’ll start playing music in her office and get all sorts of straaaange looks because it isn’t a common thing over here… I just giggle and say “Oh, don’t feel bad, I get those looks too”. It just made me happy.
I am seriously gonna miss her when she goes back home after this semester. Not only is she an awesome teacher, but she’s just plain awesome in general. I’m so glad I got to take her class. But we friended each other on Facebook (yay!), so when I do make a trip to Germany (WHEN, not IF… it WILL happen someday!), I’ll have to see if we can get together and have a drink.
Ah, and to explain the title of this entry, I picked up the new ohGr today (“Devils In My Details”). I downloaded the leak, so nothing is new whatsoever (besides being in better-quality), but I’m still happy to have it in my possession. I’m always happy to support artists I admire. Makes me feel all warm inside.