mistaken for strangers

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Mistaken for Strangers

Having Matt as my older brother kind of sucks. Because he’s a rock star and I am not. And it has always been that way. But there was this one time when I was in high school and he was in New York, and he called me up, because he had a horrible nightmare. And his nightmare was awesome. He was being attacked by some crazy guy on the street, and he said that I came out of nowhere with an axe and I just axed this crazy guy to death. I mean, I saved his life! It’s just that made me realize that my brother sees something in me that I, you know, sometimes don’t see in myself. 

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“ɪ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ ᴍᴀᴛᴛ… ʜᴇ’s ᴀ ʟᴏɴᴇʀ. ʜᴇ’s ᴀʟᴡᴀys ʙᴇᴇɴ ʜᴀᴩᴩy- ʜᴇ ʟᴏᴠᴇs ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴀʟᴏɴᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴇ ʟᴏᴠᴇs ᴛᴏ ᴊᴜsᴛ ʟɪᴋᴇ- ʜᴇ’s qᴜɪᴛᴇ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴇɴᴛ… ɪ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ ᴛʜᴀᴛ’s ᴡʜy ʜᴇ’s sᴜᴄʜ ᴀ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛɪᴠᴇ ᴩᴇʀsᴏɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ᴀʀᴛɪsᴛ. ʜᴇ ᴄᴀɴ ʙᴇ ᴀʟᴏɴᴇ fᴏʀ ʟᴏɴɢ ᴩᴇʀɪᴏᴅs ᴏf ᴛɪᴍᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ ʜɪs ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛs, ᴀɴᴅ ᴅᴏɪɴɢ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ʜᴇ’s ᴅᴏɪɴɢ, ᴀɴᴅ ʜᴇ ᴅᴏᴇsɴ'ᴛ ʀᴇᴀʟʟy ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ʙᴇ ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴩᴇᴏᴩʟᴇ.”

It’s true, you are terrible at a lot of things, but there are a couple of things that nobody else does as well as you do. It drives me bananas that you will throw yourself away completely because of one or two things that you think are wrong about you and that’s what breaks my heart. You gotta ignore those things and lean towards the things that make you like yourself, forget everything else. Fake your way upwards.
—  Matt Berninger of The National - From Mistaken for Strangers

I went on an Adventure!

I was warned but I persisted!!

I met new judicial friends with important hats and legume themed names!

I encountered dubious nachos!

I found an old Cozy Coupe with a cool paint job!

I encountered the fabled danger zone that the poet Kenneth Clark Loggins spake of so passionately!

Multiple

Dead

Birds

Pig Powders!!!!!(???????)

Some accordianistas!

….. moving on

FRED

DEAD FRED (also a fancy gown for sale)

THE GAPING MAW OF FRED

Here I both tempt fate and touch some teeth.

A good fellow cooling himself by yon jukebox!

Goodbye, legs!

Goodbye, fancy tiger!

uhm

Goodbye, Wild Woody’s and all your audacious bullshit! Keep being a bastion of mannequins and madness in the middle of nowhere!