13.17 oh yeah, I'M MOVING TO L.A., and here's why.... THIS IS A COPY OF MY POST ON FRIENDSTER.... i got a lot of reactionary responses to my car post yesterday, and it dawned on me, i haven't really told very many people i'm moving. i've been too busy. so, for those who care, here's the explanation: i moved to seattle two and a half years ago from bellingham (i was there for 2 1/2 too). since being here, i've worked the same job and for the most part, lived in the same place. i've met a lot of wonderful people and have been inspired time and time again by the seattle music scene (even when times were rough). life has been good. i've been able to accomplish everything i ever could have wanted to, but it's come to a point where my focus has changed. i'm becoming more and more determined to make my artwork a success. plus, i still want to play music and concentrate more on any sort of creative endeavor. my job at graceland is awesome, i've learned so much and have been afforded so many opportunities through it, but i've reached a wall. i can't go any further here and ultimately, it's not really what i want to be doing. it's close. it's like being an umpire at a baseball game, which is fun, but wouldn't you rather be playing? i would. i figure this is one of the last chances i have in my life to really go out, throw caution to the wind, and chase my dreams. i'd rather be poor and destitute and know i tried, than be a soulless music industry exec somewhere, sitting in my plush leather chair, smoking a cigar, with thousand of people's lives in the palm of my hand. f*ck that! i want my life in the palm of my hand, and in order to do that i have to leave. i have to free myself of my responsibilities in seattle, which are over whelming. i work almost 70 hrs a week at graceland sometimes. i have to stay up all night to get anything done, then wake up extra early and keep working, and still, it's a snail's pace. i love my friends here, but i need to go where i don't have very many right now. i need to concentrate. so, why l.a.? it's funny, cuz i've been planning on moving to new york city for over a year and a half now, but when i was in l.a. this summer (FRANKIE'S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE UPDATES for the old school friendsters), it just seemed right. it's closer, so i can get out of here faster. it's sunny, which i need after 5 years of rain. i hate the rain. there are a lot more opportunities there for the kind of stuff i'm doing. as much as i love community, there's a lack of one there, or none. i kind of need that rigth now, so i can focus on myself. i'm gonna join Your Enemies Friends doing on stage lights and start touring with them. i've have some wonderful friends there and to top it off, i met a girl who lives there too. everything pointed in that direction. so, here i go! still, wanna move to nyc, though. maybe next year. so, yeah, i'm looking for a car still. going away party....i have no plans. if someone wants to throw me one, go ahead. i leave town on oct 28th. my 25th birthday is on oct 22nd. stella comedy is on oct 25th. lot of things to celebrate. peace!