johnsu01 (johnsu01) wrote,

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More Mourning

I am thankful that I had the chance to study with him, even briefly. I went to see him perform twice in Cambridge in the last year, and now I'm very glad I did. But of course I'm quite sad that I won't be able to see him play again. Time to go buy some albums!

I was caught off guard, since he looked very healthy and happy the last time I saw him just a couple of months ago, but I didn't know him well enough to be aware of his health problems.

Once every 17 years, and here I am. They make quite a racket---you can even here them very clearly while driving in your car on the highway. A couple of them landed on me when I walked to get coffee today. They scream when you touch them. Creepy. If I get around to taking some pictures of the trees tomorrow, I'l post them. They are covered with cicadas, lined up like planes on a runway.

I eat vegan, so most of the information in the film was not know---but some of it was. I didn't know a lot of the things about the sugar in fast foos. Sugar in the salads? You've got to be fucking kidding me, or that a supersized fry order is a full HALF POUND of fries? Jesus.

Overall, the film was good. Though our politics align on many issues, I'm not a big fan of Michael Moore documentaries. Too confrontational for the sake of being confrontational. I thought the tone used by this other fellow was much better and more interesting. It seemed to come from a place of curiosity and a desire to prove something rather than from a conviction that it had already been proven.
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