I am heading out for Houston today to play the Redneck Country Club in Stafford, Tx. You can check out details and other dates at http://www.shinyribs.org.
Because of this posting will probably be light today, although I am hoping I will have time between my soundcheck and gig to get something up. After this I am off for three days and will hopefully get to work on here with a little more regularity. I feel like I have gone through the looking glass today!
Some random thoughts: Against all intelligence and reason I would like to satiate my bloodlust with Expendables 3 at some point, which comes out today. I grew up on 80’s action movies and they are definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. (Well, they would be if I felt guilty.) I was just watching 2 a couple weeks ago and the body count in the first few minutes alone was ridiculous, all while the main characters cracked jokes and one-liners.
The new Sinead O’Connor album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss, is excellent, and I hope to write a full review at some point, even if it falls slightly short of her masterpiece How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?.
I have been listening again to the George Carlin concert Life is Worth Losing. He somehow manages to take suicide, murder, and all forms of human depravity, completely hilarious. I have trouble deciding if that or It’s Bad For Ya is my favorite Carlin concert. He is one of the few people that got braver and bolder as he got older. He never mellowed out or stopped searching. See if you can YouTube “extreme human behavior”. The part about Roman torture is especially funny.
I am still listening to the new Morrissey album World Peace is None of Your Business nonstop. If you haven’t gotten it yet, do, and get the version with the bonus tracks. The bonus tracks are all absolutely fantastic. Art-Hounds has been in my car stereo every day. Look up the lyrics if you need a laugh.
I’ve read more of the Hampton Sides book In the Kingdom of Ice. I’m still not far enough in to write a review or to decide where it places in his work, but it is another fascinating well told story. One of the best history writers working today.
Well that’s all folks…I need to hit the highway…
In the future when all’s well…