Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Homeless:Check| Jobless: Check

It's actually nice to be here in seattle. The cool weather, the familiar places, the creative opportunities budding at every moment, the good friends. At the same time of being here
its very weird to be homeless and jobless in a place that is so familiar.

On the road its one thing, always new, new people, new places, new venues, new eats, you are kinda geared to repeat the cycle constantly but being in one place with every familiarity intimately and intricately known and not having a solid place to be apart of makes it bizarre.
One thing that makes being homeless livable is knowing 2 other guys are in the same boat, having little possessions and the right equipping to serve our collected vision and living out of one bag keeps living simple and forces you to live on very little.

Sometimes it's hard not being able to have the simple pleasures of buying something for yourself when you weigh it as a meal or an art magazine, a meal or 6 dollar shoes from Value Village, a meal or some new music, a meal or a new movie. Outside of food i've only purchased
a new sketchbook, a new pen, a 99 cent vinyl of Benny Goodman live in Paris and The Black Keys Magic Potion which is impossible to find, and a ticket to see the new Batman movie. Outside of those things i've spent all that i have on food. I've been doing some free lancing in the design field and thats been a healthy outside of GV thing to do, i'm praying for more opportunities that will actually give me some cash flow.

Our plan is to be in Seattle for awhile, get a place, do shows consistantly, make GV be known as band from Seattle. So it's nice to have that surety being here, we just have to find out the hows of jobs, places, timing. All that good stuff that makes worry a victor at times.

I always reread and reread what i post and looking at this has some gross grammatical and weird flows, but i don't really want to bother with the corrections. These are my currents.


Melissa said...

I like this post...

particularly the second to last paragraph.

Shane Hunter said...

okay... tommy....

what have i told you before?

you're homeless? no. come to marysville asap. you instantly have a place to stay. no charge. all three of you. not the best, but it's a room, with a shower, a dog, two cats, 4 chinchillas, and two of your homies...

call me (425) 791 0991 we need to talk about this homeless thing. i'm seriously offering you boys a place to stay if you'll take it. =)