Sunday, November 26, 2006

If you ever want to fly Mulholland Drive

I flew back into LA early this afternoon from Austin (direct flight!), picked up my car and checked back into the hotel. I threw down my bags and had really just one thing in mind: head up to Mulholland Drive. I had the day and the car to myself. So why not?

That and honestly one of my favorite REM songs, "Electrolite", has been on my iPod for a couple weeks now and I was determined to hear it in its home. As most of you know, I'm a bit of a music obsessive. This is what I do when I travel. And it turned out to be positively transcendental. Since Le Blogger won't let me post audio files anymore, here's a video of the song.



And here are its lyrics.

"Electolite"
REM

Your eyes are burning holes through me.
I'm gasoline.
I'm burnin' clean.

Twentieth Century go to sleep
You're plasticine.
That is obscene.
That is obscene.

You are the star tonight.
Your sun electric, outta sight.
Your light eclipsed the moon tonight.
Elecrolite. You're outta sight.

If I ever want to fly.
Mulholland Drive.
I am alive.

Hollywood is under me.
I'm Martin Sheen
I'm Steve McQueen
I'm Jimmy Dean

You are the star tonight.
Your sun electric, outta sight.
Your light eclipsed the moon tonight.
Elecrolite.
You're outta sight.

If you want to fly.
Mulholland Drive.
Up in the sky.
Stand on a cliff and look down there.
Don't be scared, you are alive.
You are alive.

You are the star tonight.
Your sun electric, outta sight.
Your light eclipsed the moon tonight.
Elecrolite.
You're outta sight.

Twentieth century go and sleep
Really deep
We won't blink

Your eyes are burnin' holes through me.
I'm not scared
I'm outta here.
I'm not scared.

I'm outta here.

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The weird thing is the road turned out to be not much different than Mt. Bonnnell Road in Austin. Two days, two beautiful places.

Mulholland Drive today


Mount Bonnell Road yesterday


I'm Martin Sheen
I'm Steve McQueen
I'm Jimmy Dean

You are the star tonight.

2 Comments:

Blogger minus five said...

mt. bonnell. the one place we have trees and hills in the austin area. really all of texas is beautiful. the other states have got nothing on us.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

Mt. Bonnell rocks, right? That's what I always try to tell people about when they try to slag off Texas after having been to Houston or Dallas and say things like "it's so flat." Whatev.

12:21 PM  

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