Thursday, April 21, 2005

And Loudon too?

Thursday morning is good because Loudon Wainwright III has a new album. Check out Here Come The Choppers. It's making my day.

Well, off to familial duties while Loudon plays in the background.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

I should just call off from work on Tuesday.

So, April 26 almost snuck past me without me knowing what a great day for music fans it was. No matter your resource, get it going and pick up 3 CDs and cancel all appointments for a few days to give them your full attention. Buy, and listen to in no particular order: Bruce Springsteen's Devils & Dust, Ben Folds' Songs for Silverman, and John Prine's Fair and Square. Can't these guys space it out a bit? Of all the great rockers out there, these guys really make me want to disappear into the liner notes and lyric sheets.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Mitch Hedberg 1968-2005

Mitch Hedberg has passed away. I love his comedy and encourage everyone to buy his CDs.

"I used to do drugs. I still do drugs. But I used to, too. "

" I had a stick of Carefree gum, but it didn't work. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality."

" If carrots got you drunk, rabbits would be fucked up. "

" This shirt is dry clean only. Which's dirty. "

" I think Pringles initial intention was to make tennis balls. But on the day that the rubber was supposed to show up, a big truckload of potatoes arrived. But Pringles is a laid back company. They said "Fuck it. Cut em up."

" An escalator can never break: it can only become stairs. You would never see an "Escalator Temporarily Out Of Order" sign, just "Escalator Temporarily Stairs. Sorry for the convenience."

" You know they call corn-on-the-cob, "corn-on-the-cob", but that's how it comes out of the ground. They should just call it corn, and every other type of corn, corn-off-the-cob. It's not like if someone cut off my arm they would call it "Mitch", and then re-attached it, and call it "Mitch-all-together".