I was in the Whole Foods on Santa Monica Boulevard when this Sheryl Crow song started playing and I frantically looked around to see if anybody else understood what was happening. I ducked through the aisles on the verses so that every time the chorus came back I could be with a new group of people so maybe I could have a moment with somebody where we both simultaneously realize: She’s saying “Santa Monica Boulevard” and that’s where we are! This song is about where we are right now!
It’s easy to get lost in a city as big as LA and it’s easy to feel lonely. It’s easy to feel like you’re spending a lot of your time just looking for a parking space, and a lot of your energy just trying to remember where you parked.
I didn’t expect everyone to just freak out all of a sudden, in the middle of the Whole Foods. I just kind of wanted someone to make eye contact with me, and nod and be like, “What you’re feeling right now? I understand. And I feel it too.”
That’s all I wanted.