“oh, robin’s african lover must be in communication again,” you say? well yes* … but that’s not what i’m referring to.
back in 2003 i fell truly, madly, deeply in love with a teen soap opera. i admit it. i was an o.c. junkie. phantom planet’s intro would draw me in and i was stuck through all the sarcastic hipster comments and pop-culture references of the cohen-atwood-cooper-roberts-gang. the main thing going for the o.c. was its wit, good looks and fantastic music. i would sit on the edge of my seat at the end and wait for the gruff voice to say, “tonight’s episode featured music from…”
thanks to the o.c. i found sufjan and imogen. both of whom i saw in concert.
i didn’t thoroughly think my plan through — i received several responses in the affirmative. other o.c. addicts offered up their dvrs, tivos and vhs tapes but i hit a major snag. to collect i would have to reveal my identity and for that fact, i was ashamed. i never revealed my identity but a friend in the colonial ward eventually ratted me out.
i have mourned the early demise of the o.c. the finale was saved on my dvr for a long time. i guess i just needed time to come to terms with the loss. today, all of my o.c. love was vindicated. while listening to a very respectable show, the host of said classy radio podcast devoted an entire segment to none other than his love of the o.c. i laughed and then i nearly cried during the california cover. o.c. – you continue to hold a special place in my heart.
–once again, hopelessly seeking california
*and now for those of you eagerly awaiting the next installment in my african love affair:
From: TELNIO MANUEL VICENTE NHAMUE
Date: Fri, Jul 19, 2008 at 9:58 AM
ola babe, tas ai?podemos conversar. agradecia que me contactasses assim que visses a mensagem.Porfavor, espero nao teres me esquecido. A distancia e como o vento que apaga as chamas pequenas do fogo e aumenta as maiores, isto e o que eu sinto por te desde que a conheci, confesso que nunca a esqueci,se dependesse de mim faria tudo pra te ver mais uma vez na vida [hey babe, are you there? let’s talk. i would appreciate it if you would contact me as soon as you see this message. please, i hope you have not forgotten me. the distance is like the wind that erases the flames (or something), that is what i feel for you since i first met you. i confess that i have never forgotten you, if it were up to me, i would do everything possible to see you one more time in my life.]