The last few days have been a bit hectic.
The hostel I help run went in to "unexpected crazy crisis mode" this weekend after a girl wrote a Facebook post about giving a homeless man money to stay at a hostel and it went a bit viral. As you might have started working out… the story ended up being not so “good news” / “accurate”. I would go into more detail, but we tried to take a very measured response to dealing with the whole situation, so I guess it is probably best for me to continue publicly biting my tongue about how I really feel about the whole situation and instead just point to the hostel blog post I wrote in response for anyone that is interested in the general scoop (although, if we're ever out for a drink, I will totally talk your ear off about the whole thing). I could go on about it, as it is pretty much the only thing I've been thinking about for 72 hours, but I think I best leave it alone (the blog post has been visited over 37,000 times in the last 3 days… but the whole thing seems to be starting to fade away).
Anyway… the main reason I even mention it, is because I was having a very hard time coming up with anything else to say on here without first attempting to at least unload a bit of that mental baggage I've been carrying around with me these last few days. I need a fresh palette.
Of course, even after (kind of) getting some of that situation off my brain plate, I still don't actually have anything else to say. But I've been on a bit of a streak with daily blog posts (it's been over 30 posts in a row, which is surely some kind of record for me) and I don't want to bin that streak just yet (and there's only 30 minutes left until midnight)…
So here is the video trailer for Damien Jurado's latest album ‘Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son’… an album that I haven't listened to yet, but one I plan on going to listen to it immediately after I push the 'publish post' button on this post. And if you also haven't listened to it, I think you should do the same. And then we can all just imagine that we've written a thoughtful blog post about how we feel about it. You know, like the old days.
Goodnight and blog to you tomorrow.