April 12, 2017 (Tosh's Diary)
It's Wednesday, and I'm waiting for the mail. My day is, waiting. I wake up due to the sun coming up, and I move around the house to avoid the intense and direct sunlight. It is not until around 7 PM where I feel I can stay still and place my body on the seat facing Waverly Drive.
Once the sun goes down, I feel more alive. Perhaps due to its cocktail hour at that time. The first sip of white wine drains all my anxiety away. I feel guilty about spending money on vinyl records, but it's one of the great pleasures in my life where I can sit in front of the turntable, with headphones on, and play an old record, that clearly has a lot of history on it. The album may have been at the very least in one household, but perhaps two.
I remember in the 80s I sold my records to get credit to buy new albums. It was the only way for me to afford in getting a new record. At that time, it was Aron's Records on Melrose, but I often regret in letting go records that mean a lot to me. It's mostly an impulse on my part that when I want something new, I just trade in what I feel I can trade in at that moment. I'm happy to get the new record, but it always comes with a profound sense of regret.
The wine drinking now is very much like the sun moving in a 12-hour day, it's just a reminder that time is moving on. I sense a significant loss of wasted time, but that comes down to the nature of doing work, and on a schedule. As I wander around the house to avoid the sunlight, I plan to sit myself down to write. Within 12 hours I very much want to write something special or original. Or if anything else, something that will bring importance to whoever reads the text. On the other hand, the truth is, I just want to make a presence within those hours to prove that I can be productive. Alas, I often fail.
As mentioned, I feel close to Stephen Bannon. We did arrange a meeting early this year, but we never met up. Although I don't have proof, I suspect he deliberately ignored me. I can feel his presence hooking me, and pulling towards his direction. But then he rejected me, not by words, but by expressing no communication or clearly expressing the fact that I have no meaning in his life. It's ironic that he's getting the same treatment from President Trump and his family. They use you for your ideas, and once finished, they throw you back into the ocean. He and I are like bloated whales, that are stranded on a beach. I was thinking of approaching him again, now that he has been rejected, but decided that would be cruel on my part. I sit here and get angry, but what good is it to add misery to his already miserable existence? This is what I think about, when drinking a glass of Charles Shaw white, and listening to an old Move album on my hi-fi.