01.01.2005 (Saturday), 02:51 AM

So It Begins...

...up on cripple creek...

It's late and it's 2005. We spent the evening with friends quietly watching the clock count down to midnight. It was a no-Dick event and it was just weird - you can figure out this one for yourself...

I watched the annual NHK solemn broadcast of temple celebrations all around Japan and it always amazes me how calming this program is. Five minutes at 10-12 locations around Japan of huge bells being rung (108 times for the 108 human indiscretions) and people queuing to be among the first to pray into the new year. The only difference this year was that everywhere in Japan looked pretty frickin' COLD. There was even snow in the south and jeez, Soma-san said two nights ago that there was 10cm of snow on the ground. In Yokohama no less!

So while sitting here, I thought of curling up with something old-timey like maybe The Last Waltz and grooving like an old-guy until I nodded. There something about The Band (and their friends) that is both charming and a bit boring but kind of satisfying. Can't tell you why, it's just like that. Hell, I don't even own the damn DVD but I feel like I should be buying it right about now. Well, not right now...but soon.

Posted by wjc