December 16, 2009

Back in El Paso my life would be worthless

Let me start off by admitting that there are some good things about El Paso I kind of miss. For one thing, the sun shines almost every day. And the Mexican food is pretty damn good. And ... did I already mention the sunshine thing?

One thing I don't miss is that it's basically impossible to spend a day without hearing that dreadful Marty Robbins El Paso song. Shopping music in the malls, the PA system in the airport, TV commercials: it's as hard to avoid as images of the Dear Leader are in North Korea. EXCEPT for this time of year, when the yowling about Rosa's Cantina is replaced by Jose Feliciano howling Feliz Navidad. Now, I'm man enough to admit that this isn't the worst holiday ditty ever recorded---that would be that horrifying Little Drummer Boy atrocity. But I've heard it enough that I'm joyful to be living somewhere else these days. And thankful that Comrade Obama hasn't yet been able to stop people from singing alternative lyrics and sticking the results on YouTube.

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July 15, 2009

When you don't know why

The shrink is in

Ok, time to mellow. Keep it in the background and go play

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December 10, 2008

Thank God for the Gays

Otherwise, who else would bring us such hot entertainment as this?

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December 01, 2008

My new favorite song

If you're at work, be smart. Don't turn your speakers up. And don't play it with your boss behind you unless s/he has a sense of humor.

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March 16, 2008

Andre WIlliams Managed to Stay Concious...!

My favorite thing in life, better than chocolate cake in bed, SXSW!!! Nothing keeps me away from what I consider Austins finest and one of the reasons I believe that I live in the best city possible...those of you jealous haters, its ok I understand. Ok so I said nothing keeps me away which is'nt exactly true because this time around politics did a great job of keeping me out of most every show I wanted to see, actually every show that I wanted to see with the exception of ONE...Ew! Anyway last night I had the great pleasure of seeing the super fantastic Andre Williams perform at the Continental Club, it was one badass funk fest. Williams, 72 has had quite a life, his Mom died when he was just 6, he survived severe poverty, homelessness, some serious drug addiction, and alcoholism. I tell you that partly for good background information as well to to help explain the fact that he appears to be closer to 92. He has worked with many musical greats such as Cab Calloway and Stevie Wonder and his song titles include "Jailbait," "Shes A Bag of Potato Chips," and "Thunder Thighs." He barely moves on the stage except for when he starts to tip over but it works out well due to his lively band and hippy hippy shake go-go dancers, there are lots of great distractions. Andre, dressed head to toe in red staggered around the microphone his eyes half closed and made out with a pint of rum the whole night, all that and he never missed a beat! His songs were just as good as his records and the music was insane. It was an incredible time...check this man out!

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March 14, 2008

So, is anyone going to Ultra?

While you're all off enjoying that shitty acoustic band at the Continental (Yes, they do suck. Don't buy the CD. They aren't the next big thing, lamer) remember that there are those among you who making the ultimate sacrifice for you and democracy.

That's right, bitches. I'm staying here for the County Convention instead of going to Miami for Ultra. Which really pisses me off since friends of mine around the country are going. To the three or four that read this, Hiya. Oh, and you are the suck. Pass that around, especially y'all out in OC.

Soulless electronica, electroclash and dance? Yep. Ridiculous mashups of Royksopp and Dolly Parton? Hell yeah. An all out auditory assault? Oh, I sure hope so. For the people who will be there. A group which, unfortunately, will not include me.

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