Baby’s on fire!

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Caroleen Beatty doing Eno, circa 2012 or 2,000 days ago.

Today is my 20,000th day on earth celebration — i’m actually from the Sun.

I’m going to go to gym, then walk the dog, then go catch the very first showing of the long awaited “Aquaman” starring my favorite of Lisa Bonet’s husbands, Jason Mamoa. It’s playing 8:05 AM at Moffeit Drive in in Mountain View Silicon Valley near Google — who knew that movies started at 8 a.m.?

or failing that, it plays at 11 am at new ICON theatre at former San Antonio Shopping Center, where there is also a full bar and I bought a membership. but probably lost my car.

Reviewer in The New York Times says the movie sucks, which only increases my desire. (If is so bad, I will recline seat and sleep it off, or go to bar and wait for closing credits. I hope that it ends with Weezer doing the old Eno chestnut “Baby’s on Fire, better put him in the water”.

During my research for this post, I screened a 7-minute video on mute of Die Antwoord “Baby’s On Fire” which I presume is not the same song as the Eno. But it is the best video by far I’ve ever seen and this is my new favorite band. Someday I’ll play the thing again with the  off.  It has 150M plays — not that i just follow the crowds.

Someone not Eno has a video to the real BOF. It has 350K.

My friends (ok, x-clients; I managed their band, briefly) Doug and Caroleen have the best versions of BOF, as Enorchestra — that’s how i heard the song. That, plus Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy. Actually not sure i’d heard of Brian Eno until Doug and Caroleen started wearing matching white jumpsuits along with their pals The Guy From Dirty Power and The Guy from Quails (who is pro-Palestinian). Sean, Seth or Steve. two out of 3 aint bad. watch it.

I saw Doug last night for the first time in so many years — 14? I locked eyes, in recognition, as we entered the Make Out Room party at same time. I said “I’m sorry I was not a more diligent manager!” — how rock and roll is that, to say “diligent”? I do suck! — and he said, more appropriately, “It aint no thang” with that exact punctuation. Later I bought Caroleen a drink. Well, it’s probably not all my fault they are not more rich and more world famous. (Their version of BOF, from a couple years later, after white suits morphed back to grunge standard issue, has 4,000 views — god, this world sucks. Did I mention I’ve been here 20,000 days already?

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Jason Mamoa as Aquaman — the times said local aquarium is more interesting, especially if you are viisting brother and niece nephew near Baltimore inner harbor

Later I will walk the dog, eat food, do errands with or for my wife, TMW, maybe go see Beth Custer in SF (with Will Bernard, at Red Poppy), maybe go pick up my new antique saxophone from Lee’s Sax Works on Taraval, maybe ride Caltrain and MUNI – I loves me some public trani — which sounds like a Lou Reed line. Maybe watch Die Antwoord again, with sound.

Steve and Eric Cohen my brothers from another Mothers, also celebrate 20,000 days today, in DC with Charles, Jonathan, Christina, Sofia, baby-Mom not on fire but Romanian and sometimes, even for a PhD in economics quite fiery. On Steve’s recommendation last night, by cellphone, I tried El Farrolito on Mission near 24 it was good. Burritto, i’m here all week. I hope. Then, back to Sun. Rah!

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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