Jet lag can feel like a giant bird’s wing pushing down on my shoulder, forcing me down into an inevitable deep sleep. Not a mean-spirited bird, but an invincible one nonetheless. Even at like 3PM, Jet Lag > Coffee x 10,000. Thought I beat it when I stayed out till 7AM on Friday after Tsu Sing’s Stockholm Syndrome party at Dada, but no. That party was great though. I walked in at 2:20AM and acid house was just pounding through the subs. Nice to see people playing house music that doesn’t suck. And a little bit of hip hop got dropped too..yes.
Such a necessary trip back to America. Shanghai can hit you much harder than jet lag..and for all the late nights, the peanut smoothies, the cheap cabs, the ability to do just about anything at anytime, there’s no home-cooking from mama, no blue skies with purple sunsets and stars, no cheap breakfast cereal (Cinnamon Toast Crunch is over $10 a box at CityShop), and no driving around listening to rap music. True, you can keep CDs in your bag and ask your 司机 to put them in the deck while you ride through the grey city in that $2 cab, but it’s not quite the same.
Here’s some of what I was listening to, cruising around Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Three 6 Mafia – Baby Mama
Project Pat – You Know The Biss
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