Thursday, January 26, 2006

The hobo skillet consists of the same ingredients as the farmer's skillet, which is eggs, sausage, green peppers, green onions, mushrooms, potatoes, and cheese. Apparently the farmers and the hobos are on the same diet. Oh wait, the farmer's skillet had tomatoes I believe. There's the difference!!

Today's quote is from Mr. Truman:

"It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences."
-Harry S. Truman-

It is true that I will be in the desert in 2 days.

It is true that I have eaten cat food. You can witness that over here:

It is true that Milk At Midnight, The Ladies and Gentlemen, and The Assembly are all playing tonight at 3 different clubs and at the same time. Maybe we'll call each other from stage.

It is true that I like this a lot: Georgetown is a good law school.

It is true that I don't seem to believe in sleep this week.

It is also true that I've joined the 21st century. Thank you for your patience.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Steel Curtain

After a very disappointing Bears loss last weekend The Pittsburgh Steelers, who have always been my 2nd favorite football team, have kept me interested still in football this season. They were the wildcard team and have won 3 playoff games on the road and are going to the Superbowl. Nice work! Here's to the underdog!! "Underachievers, attack at your leisure."

I really am undecided on who I want to win in the next game between Seattle and Carolina, but I'm off to pick up the laundry and pick up another 6 pack. I'll decide who I'm going for when I get back.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

A Million Little Pieces part 2

I started typing last night before being picked up to go bowling. It's probably a good thing as I'm sure this would have ended up being very long winded. I thought I would add to it today, but decided I'm not touching it. The author went on Larry King last night and defended his art, as he should have. I didn't watch it, because I was bowling, but it sounds as if he said the same thing myself and others have been saying. This is not story about his police record, but his triumph over drugs and alcohol.

NEW YORK - Oprah Winfrey broke her silence about James Frey's disputed memoir of addiction, "A Million Little Pieces," dismissing allegations of falsehoods as "much ado about nothing" and urging readers who have been inspired by the book to "Keep holding on." "What is relevant is that he was a drug addict ... and stepped out of that history to be the man he is today and to take that message to save other people and allow them to save themselves," Winfrey said Wednesday night in a surprise phone call to CNN's Larry King, who was interviewing Frey on his live television program.

Anyway, here's what I typed before bowling last night:

A Million Little Pieces

Part 2

I still believe that even if this was all fiction it is a great piece of writing. Having stated that, I can sympathize with all these addicts for seeing James Frey as a hero only to find out it was false. But is it really?

It was very easy for me to relate to the book having dealt with addiction, both with myself, family members, and with friends. I was hooked from the starting paragraph. Also, I felt there was a bit of exaggeration as I read the book, but I knew that it was for dramatic affect. It worked. I also knew the characters described in rehab were very believable, so the writer, to me, obviously spent time there. I have no doubt that he was/is an addict.

Here’s another way to look at this. So, maybe this story isn't 100% non-fiction, but it gave many addicts a source of hope and inspiration. Doesn’t going out of your way to prove this story a myth provide more harm than good? Even if it’s part myth, it provides hope, and to take that away tells these people, yes, just like you thought. You’re fucked. Go back to doing drugs and abusing alcohol and trying to kill yourself. Don’t “hold on.” It's all bullshit anyway. Go back to being a fuck up. Why take away the hope for these people just because the writer made a lot of money?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A Million Little Pieces

You know, I don't care if it's true or not. It's a great story and great writing. Who cares?

Friday, January 06, 2006

Ugly But Still Winning

I laughed when Danny dedicated that song to Kyle Orton on stage last night. When I got home it hit me even more. That song is about a starting quarterback! Even more hilarious.

I can honestly say that last night was one of the best times I had playing at the Empty Bottle. Nothing is going to top playing there on Valentine's Day last year and going backstage and trading shirts with a beautiful blonde and parading around the bar, but hey. Seriously though, I was very pleased with the whole evening. Just good vibes all around. Between the bands, the staff, and the audience. Very good turnout. A nice mix of usual suspects and many new and unfamiliar faces. Always good to see. If you were there, thank you. You're lovely.

Today is Friday. It's a wildcard weekend. It is still winter. Cheeseburgers are still friendly. Wombats like my guitar cables. Batman still smells. Cowpie is a cat. Seven too is a cat. Jimmy cracked corn and I don't care. Stuff is stuff. Thank you.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

It is a brand new year called Two Thousand and Six!
New things must happen.
Tomorrow night...Thursday January 5 at
Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Ave.

Milk at Midnight
w/My Left Arm & Naysayers
$7 / 9pm / 21+

MaM - 11:30pm
My Left Arm - 10:30
Naysayers - 9:30

We are Lactic Acid-Rock:

Local favorites Milk at Midnight play stirring, driving, rock epics with a touch of glam, channeling equal parts Led Zeppelin and the Flaming Lips. On their latest EP, Letter Bombs and Holidays, guitarist Danny Doom, bassist Nick Ritz, and drummer Eric Ander$in constantly alternate instrumental and vocal duties while successfully utilizing the banjo, seamlessly mixing its twang into their crashing, fuzzy guitars and stripping it of its usual alt-country connotations — not an easy feat.


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