I was asked, recently, how it's possible to be as sexual as I am... and yet still be a kid at heart. I'll be honest... the question threw me a bit. Aren't we supposed to be multifaceted? Isn't that a good thing? I'm a red-blooded adult male. I enjoy sex and love the female body. That shouldn't be a shock. I also adore Where the Sidewalk Ends and was in tears watching the love scene in Up. Let me spin it another way. If a girl loves Disney, does that mean she's incapable of enjoying erotica or dropping the f-bomb now and then? Of course not. She's human. I've said this quite a bit (it's a favorite phrase), but we are the sum of our parts (or should be). I am many things. I'm a nice guy, but I can be a dick at times. I'd like to think I'm highly self-aware and reasonably mature, but I can be childish and ignorant. I seek out viral videos that make me smile (dogs welcoming soldiers home, random acts of kindness)... but I also watch porn (although not that often) and a movie like Raid 2 hoping to see an epic fight scene. Yin/yang. Life itself is all about balance. Darkness and light. Hot and cold. Everything in harmony.
When I'm at the beach, I fire up a specific playlist I created on Rdio (a mix of genres). I thought I'd share it with you. "That's nice, but I don't have Rdio, buddy", you say. That's fine. There's this new site, Bop.fm, that lets you take your Rdio or Spotify playlist and share it with the world (meaning those who aren't on Rdio or Spotify). So... you should be able to hear these (theoretically, at least). Sit back, put your feet in the sand, and enjoy the tunes.
Quick update. I listened to the playlist and realized that Bop.fm (while importing from Spotify and Rdio) swaps out certain songs. It's weird. Example. "Baby" by Os Mutantes and "Stranger on the Shore" by Acker Bilk are not the same verisons I have in my playlist. Not sure how or why they do it, but... it seems there are certain songs they can't play (30 second preview only) and others that... they want to switch up. Not sure. I don't think I'll be using this Bop thing anymore, though. So... if you hear a song and you're like, "He likes this?", no I probably don't.
So not only is Bruce Springsteen the greatest songwriter and live performer who ever lived (my blog, my opinion)... but now he can add "Badass Director" to his resume. In what's really just an extended music video for his new track, "Hunter of Invisible Game", this is an interesting little creative diversion for the 64-year-old rock star. He'd been reading a lot of post-apocalyptic stuff (think Cormac McCarthy) and started to piece this together. He wrote it, directed it, and stars in it. Even composed the score. No dialog. It's basically about a solitary man making his way through the ruins, finding his way from community to community. He's left with memories of a simpler time... of a wife and a life he left behind (or lost). A boy finds him. They bond. He, eventually, leads the kid back home. It's a lovely song with a waltz-like quality to it. I kind of wish it didn't morph into the standard music video, though. He has a future as a film director.
The 2:16 mark is a good reminder that I need to get back in the gym. He's f'ing 64! Jesus.