Derek

Location: home
Mood: sad
Music: And I’m asking the good Lord “why?” and sigh

(c) Derek Srisaranard

Somber day.

Found out through Benlbr that our friend Derek is in the hospital. Hit and run driver. From what I know, it’s touch and go; he’s not awake. It’s very scary. He was the stoner in our show, 72 to Canal.

I don’t know him that well but I like him; he’s young and talented. I hope very, very much that he gets a chance to be old and talented. I pray he gets that chance.

Like most people in NYC, I run into him in the life. When he first found out that I had taken up photography, he was like a kid in a pot-filled candystore. He’s such a good guy.

Wish I could say something profound but the words escape me at the moment.

I’ll tell my brother to let you know if anything happens to me. Cause you should know.

We’re friends, after all.

———-

With nods to Irnbruise, this guy is selling his entire life online. He’s going to walk out of his house with the clothes on his back and his wallet.

I can relate. Of course, I’d take Harold and Syd. No worries. I’ll tell if I’ve gone fishing.

I’d like to start over again where nobody knows me. Have all my stupid mistakes a million miles away. But we all got our baggage, yeah? Even if it’s only what we carry inside.

5 thoughts on “Derek”

  1. "You don't know me, you don't even care, oh yeah, She said you don't know me, and you don't wear my chains…. She said I think I'll go to Boston… I think I'll start a new life, I think I'll start it over, where no one knows my name…" — AugustanaI love how Boston, home of Cheers, is where she goes to have no one know her name…

  2. I Hope things go well for your friend.And I will find out in a few weeks if I get to start all over in a different city. It's mainly scary though.

  3. LS – he's a good guy. I hope you did.YM – That's great – what song is that?Alana – yes, please keep me posted.I don't like how blogger doesn't let you respond to comments individually. Sorry!

  4. The band is Augustana, the song is "Boston". It's a great song; go find it on itunes or something. 🙂 Here's the lyrics: <a href="http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/augustana/boston.htmlhttp://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/augustana/boston.h… />It's funny… this song was big in CA a couple? years ago.. and when I go back, no one on the east coast ever recognizes it. Or at least no one I've asked.. maybe b/c it's about how running away means to the east… whereas in the east running away means to the west.. ?

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