Monday, December 15, 2008

They best get correct or they will righteously wreck, Torn Slatterns and Nugget Ranchers

Don’t flood the bailout

The auto bailout stalled in the Senate. Yeah, the Senate had to take it in the shop and drive a rental bailout.

Of course the auto presidents are trying to put their spin on it, they say the bailout didn’t stall, like the cars they make, it just experienced a temporary forward progression delay.

How cold is it?

It is cold back in the Midwest. It was so cold in Chicago, Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich crawled inside of that bear pelt on his head.

Quite a list

Sadly, Betty Page passed away at 85. Page was ahead of her time modeling in lingerie for girl-on-girl bondage and S&M. Lingerie models, girl-on-girl bondage and S&M? Add some beer and pork rinds and most guys would call that a pretty good day.

Since you asked:

Believe me, as a soccer dad, I know there is nothing more obnoxious than a parent of a kid playing sports bragging about their kid. So I’m not going to tell you that Ann Caroline’s Under 10 girls team, Carmel Valley Manchester, won the prestigious Orange County Tournament of Champions this weekend.

And that A.C. scored what a few who know more about soccer than I do have described as a great goal on a breakaway, she dribbled down the left side, faked out the defender to the right and drilled it into the upper right corner of the goal. So don’t worry about that happening.

The finals were beautiful, they started at four on Sunday and the two teams battled to a 1-1 tie. And then, with the sunset on fire, the field lights went on, they went into overtime and our girls hammered in four goals, three in the first three minutes.

And my band had a really good gig at the Mira Mesa Inn on Saturday night. Not bad.

Just saw a documentary "Festival Express" which follows a 1970 stadium rock tour with The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Buddy Guy, The Band, the Flying Burrito Brothers among others on a boozy train tour through Canada. 

Now the shows looked great and sounded great. Especially the Flying Burrito Brothers and The Band and Buddy Guy.  

But there was a scene of a jam session at the back of a passenger car, and, granted, the players were well high on booze and whatever else, but it is awesome to know that my band Saturday night sounded ten times better than a jam session comprised of Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin and a guy from The Band, all of whom are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. No lie, there are places where you would get shot for sounding as awful as they did.  Painful screeching and spastic off- key strumming best describes it. 

As much as I love it, as much as I bought it, as much as I believe it was a magic time for music, I now have to admit there were some wildly over-rated bands in the Seventies.