||[Jan. 9th, 2011|11:40 pm]
Thrillington Rockingham Crimes, Esquire
Years ago Alex, Brian, and I drove from Eugene (or Corvallis I think for them) down to Las Vegas, Nevada for Bob's wedding. We were excited about going with a little trepidation and not really much money. Seriously remember just kinda worrying about being the unlucky person that had to get gas twice or something. I hope I have since payed both of them back if either of them got gas twice...and I was too cheap or poor to help.|
I remember driving a really long way and having to turn around because of a really nasty accident ahead. It must have been like Large Marge level of nasty for them to detour us like a hundred miles. I think this lead to us parking and running around shirtless in the middle of no where with no cars and no nothing for as far as you could see. We just looked at the stars.
I remember only really sleeping in Bob's hotel room a little, and when we were offered another place to stay....we quickly declined when we found out it was going to cost us more than what we had combined. Back in the car. It's time to go. This led to finding out about Leonard Nimoy and Salt. I really hope I don't have my timeline wrong.
The reason I bring this all up is because we were driving through the desert. Nothing around. I began thinking about old giant monster movies and how they'd film things close up to make them look huge. Suddenly I just knew that a giant gila monster was going to pop it's head over one of the small hills. Fucking huge....talking like two or three football fields.
I think we came up with a whole story about what was going to happen and how it had started and everything. Aliens were involved....not too far from New Mexico. There was great detail involved in this. I still believe every word to be true. This talk inspired an old My Serpentine song called "Gilasaur." It became this song about bikers in the desert trying to outrun a massive gila monster. We never really got into the mythology...it just was. I wonder if this might have been guest appearances of Harley and Crystal...some of the main characters in the Goatraptor-Meth Metal outline.
Probably need to revisit some of this stuff. I just started thinking about all the characters and creatures from songs I've written. Maybe the troll needs to go to space. Maybe typing this all out got me all inspired.
Yesterday I drove by the Gila River. It made me think all about that gila monster. It was dark out and we were not able to see it. I'm sure it's a nocturnal beast. Whatch out for for tail printsllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllI'm falling asleep and accidently typed that. I think it's bed time.