Yesterday felt like a fairly productive day. I started off with a meeting with a high powered marketing and merchandising guy named Matt Young who used to do a lot of work with Maurice Starr. Actually still does in some capacity. He liked the Falling In video and took a copy of the business plan and CD. From there it was time spent working on some website stuff. A few hours of that and I shifted into listening to more mixes from the Christmas CDs. Whilst in the Christmas mood I started messing with one of the three covers for the Christmas project.
I got a call from my dad. The kind of call you don’t really want to hear as a child from a parent. He called to tell me he’s ill with cancer. Reverse the roll of my day. Instead of being productive I now feel pushed into rewind. He called because he’s thinking about all the options he’s got from surgery to things like Chemo and possibly more natural like Ozone Therapy. He wanted to know about Ozone because I had told him about it and because I do it. I felt stupid because I know what it can do, but I’m in no way an authority on it. So I gave him the number to a friend of mine that knows a lot more about it.
Afterwards I went to have sushi with Erin. The sushi chefs were hysterical this evening. They were drinking up a storm. I was eating up a storm. I guess the bad news made me hungry. I ate an insane amount of sushi, more than I think I’ve ever had. This turned me into a larthargic lump. I got extremely tired and had to call it an early night.
I suppose my dad’s news indirectly induced me to overeat then drained me of my energy. I don’t know. So I had to listen to this song last night. A dark lullaby. There’s not many of them out there I don’t think. Leave it to the Queens of the Stone Age to do it. There’s lots of dirt in the sound. It’s noisey and it’s ironic that it is a lullaby. It seemed to be the perfect cap to an up and down day.
(** Disclaimer: If Queens-OTSA’s lawyer decides to put me sleep financially, I’ll be putting the audio to rest myself. The post will remain to show that terrible news can have an impact on your day. **)