Friday, January 29, 2010

Blue Friday

I'm depressed. I'm FUCKING depressed! Down-in-the-mouth, I say! But rather than waste precious blog space complaining to the world about how horrible my life is, I'm gonna be proactive and post some music to cheer me up.

No one can be as sad as HANK SNOW.
When Tragedy Struck!

No one can be sad in a TROPICAL PARADISE.
Pianos in Paradise

No one can be sad when the kids are ROCKING OUT.

Psychodelic Sounds

If you've been as blue as Yours Truly lately, give these albums a spin for a TRIPLE SHOT of uplift. It may not be medical science, but it's the surest way I know of to cure the wintertime blues!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Look To The East

Once upon a time, Americans were uncultured. Then came the Internet. Now we have access to things like DRACULA IN PAKISTAN! Thank you, Internet, for the lessons you provide.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fickle Fingers of Fate

My box of HOUSEWIVES TAROT cards arrived, and they're FABULOUS looking:


Minor quibble: They shorted me the SEVEN OF CUPS ("Debauch") and gave me an extra SEVEN OF SWORDS ("Futility")... I wonder what the significance of that might be?

Unrelated tarot story: I was shuffling my old deck of cards the other day while pacing around the house (a nervous habit I have), and three cards fell t the floor, one right on top of the other. Stooping to collect, I noticed that they were RUIN, CHANGE, and COMPLETION-- a fitting order, considering the upheaval my life has been in as of late:


Diverging again: Some of you may remember THIS POST regarding pianosmith MICK PENNY and his many foibles... Well, I'm happy to report that there has been a SIGHTING! More than a sighting, ACTUAL VERBAL INTERACTION! It seems Mr. Penny is alive and well and shopping at Target. He has recovered from whatever issues were at hand, is living in town with his brother, has a regular gig playing a local retirement village, and is ready to get BACK IN THE GAME. He passed a business card off on Curvacia and told her, "Let me know if there's anything cool going on sometime, all right?" Doesn't he realize that his VERY EXISTENCE is proof that there's "something cool going on"? I wish that guy didn't take himself for granted so much. He could really be MAKING IT HAPPEN, if he really put his mind to it.

For the sake of vanity...

New day, new computer, new computer, new script. Time to begin!

Start the script!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bang, Zoom!

Picked this gem up while hitting the post-holiday thrift bonanzas this weekend:

Moon Girl (front)
Moon Gilr (back)

I think it would be an excellent read with the appropriate soundtrack:

Moon Gas


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Goodbye, Year of Death ™

My own personal memorial reel for the year:

Obviously I'm leaving out something good, but these were the ones at the forefront of my mind, and obviously the ones that affected me most.