Found an old sketchbook of mine. This one holds much of my doodles, self-absorption, pondering and other such brain spew from my last year in high school till well into my sophomore year of college. The stickers that adorn it reflect much of what I was listening to back then, including bands like NOFX and Rancid whose CDs I've since completely removed from my collection. There's even a 311 quote scrawled on the outside pages that makes me want to cringe. Inside is a ticket stub from my first Henry Rollins (autographed) spoken word gig along with a college newspaper article on the show, an assessment of an Oasis gig written on top of a sticker I picked up at the merch table and an illustration inspired by Fugazi's "Waiting Room."
The photo of Frank Zappa was a Xerox from the Weasels Ripped My Flesh CD that I taped to the cover. On top I wrote the Joe's Garage quote:
“Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST.”
Obviously it's not legible now. The marker didn't sit too well on the tape.
Also, note the Black Flag bars I scrawled more than once and the Faith No More sticker, which came from a copy of King for a Day … Fool for a Lifetime. Much of the identity documented in this book's pages were either made permanent or purposefully left behind. It was an interesting relic to page through.
Sorry for the trip back.
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