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Thursday, August 30, 2007

from Explanation to Ezekiel

Day 433, Session 89:
Wednesday August 29th - Cursing the L for being too slow on the way home.
First song:
Explanation by SNMNMNM
Last full song: Ezekiel 25-17 by Samuel L. Jackson
Progress: 1248-1255 of 5296
Total Songs Heard: 1022

The end of the E's comes not with a song, but with the clip of
Jules Winnfield giving last rites to poor dumb Brett. Pulp Fiction was a phenomena of a movie for me. It was the last movie I've seen in a theater more than once. We actually saw Pulp Fiction in the theater 3 times. This actually said much more about the movie than you would think at first blush. (Is that even a phrase? Screw it, I'm keeping it.)

It was 1st semester freshman year of college and freshman weren't technically allowed to have cars on campus. The closest movie theater was out at the Dayton Mall which was a 25 minute bus ride from campus. Lucky for us, we were the type of freshmen who weren't getting into a lot of parties in the Ghetto (*cough* losers? *cough*) so we ended up on the bus (90 cents each way) out to the mall on multiple occasions the first few weeks of the year. It's strange for me to think back on it now and realize that I went with three different groups of people to see the movie, but I can't for the life of me think of who all those people were. At the time though it was a huge deal. Those first few weeks of school were so strange and I was so out of sorts... the fact that I had already made enough friends to go to see the movie three different times was somewhat of a relief.

If I had to guess, I would say that by the end of sophomore year I was only hanging out with one trip's worth of people. But by that time, that was ok. Routine had been established... that all important core group (the group I still talk to today) had been found. I didn't need to make a run with three different crowds.

These days that core group is scattered all over the place, but we're still in touch. The only problem is, I don't think I'm really friends with enough people here to justify taking 3 different trips. So I guess that's sad? I don't know. How many friends do you need as you get older? Hopefully not too many.

I have recently started taking the bus again. It's $2 a trip now.


Michael said...

I think you mean it was a "phenomenon". Sorry, first thing that popped into my head.

Somehow I missed Pulp Fiction when it was in theaters - I saw it for $2 on campus in a packed auditorium, and it was awesome. It's also one of the only movies that I will always stop flipping channels and watch when it's on TV, even though I've seen it hundreds of times and own it on DVD.

I think having a small core group of good friends is a good thing. Maybe because that's what I generally have had.

Also, just wanted to let you know that I ended up buying 2 Marcy Playground albums (and a few random Eels songs that I didn't have) off iTunes just because of that "A Cloak of Elvenkind" song on your mix. Online commerce triumphs!

matt said...

Yeah, that probably is the right word. Me fail english? That's unpossible!

I also stop and watch Pulp Fiction every time. That and Airborne (you know, the one about the roller blading kids in Cincinnati.) You can expect a call from my lawyer when the music industry takes me to court.

Alicia said...

will you disown me if I told you I've never seen Pulp Fiction?

matt said...

What a weird coincidence, I used to have a sister named Alicia.