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This post will be complete soon. For now, I wanted to get this song up. It’s Jose Gonzalez’s "Crosses" from Veneer.

Also, just saw Gus Van Sant’s new film, Paranoid Park at the Parkway. (It was Baby Brigade night so the audience was strewn with babes in arms … awesome and appropriate.) The film was a unique, beautiful story told through the ethereal eyes of a loving 16 year old skateboarder. Loved it. Smitten, moved, impressed. No, this song is not in the film, but today being the good heart that it was, this song seemed fitting to stick on the blog before the midnight hour. Homage to the day, and to the movie. More of a post later, maybe.

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I dated a climber once. We met at the foot of Tabletop Mountain in Colorado and I was a novice scaredy cat just beginning to lead climb. I don’t think of those days much, too much blurry partying, but I do remember that look of wild sedition in my climber friends’ eyes. She always had it, this look like she was eating life, gripping the spoon with her whole body.

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"This is like being on valium and cocaine at the same time … I dont know what to say exactly, except that it’s often how I feel … smooth and calm on the outside and go-go dancing in a leopard bikini on the inside." [ ]

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