Well, nobody wants to hear this tale,
The plot is clichéd, the jokes are stale,
And baby, we've all heard it all before.
Oh, I could get specific but
Nobody needs a catalog
With details of a love I can't sell anymore...
Aimee rocked the Town Hall last month. Yes, even with an acoustic show. The opening act, Chuck Prophet, was really good, too, and I'm glad I caught his set. Of course, the guest who was supposed to accompany me to the concert didn't... but it looks like we'll try another show sometime. I saw Dayglow again last month, too, and hopefully I'll catch another of their shows, and another of Mart's, in March.
Both artists on the Town Hall stage gave me some musical ideas, I think, though I haven't set those down digitally yet. I did record "Frendy Tucker" in February, dedicated to all the 'nother tuckers out there. Go ahead and roll your eyes, mall rat.
I don't know if it's a good thing or not, but I've finally caught iPod fever, and I've been ripping tons of stuff for it. In addition to the three "Matrix" films and the nine "Animatrix" shorts, I've got a few music videos (Aimee Mann, Tori Amos, Spinal Tap, Marilyn Manson... the usual). And lots and lots of music, and it's not even half full yet; take a look.
In other media news, "Battlestar Galactica" is nearing the finale of another too-short season. Kudos to Sci Fi for doing such an incredible job with the show. They're bringing "Doctor Who" on board this month, too! And when does the new season of "Rome" start on HBO? For someone who doesn't watch a lot of TV, I've been watching a lot of TV lately. Well, no, not a lot compared with you people... I finally saw an episode of "The Boondocks" the other night; while I did enjoy it, it was a hell of a lot grittier and darker than I'd expected. Popped my "The Day After Tomorrow" DVD in two weeks ago, as well, and as cold as it was that weekend, the movie made me feel much better about the weather. It could be worse... and if we leave it up to the "See No Evil" people in charge at the moment, it just might be.
I notice our senators are much less likely to filibuster lately. Think that's got anything to do with the Senate President's trigger finger? Things that make you go "hmmm..." Maybe we should send Cheney to Iraq. 'Course, he'd probably continue to shoot the guys he was there with, instead of his intended target. On the other hand, things couldn't really get too much worse in Iraq at the moment.
What's the deal with people saying they don't like or want 'drama?' I've got news for you, kiddies; you're going to experience some drama sometime whether you like it or not. Even in the twenty-first century, there's often more drama than comedy in life, and you can't always dodge it. Deal with it, or move along.
Work is slightly less dramatic of late, though we did have the drama of letting one tech go
after only a few short weeks. Mark, Miranda, and I saw Steve Hofstetter's standup last Thursday in New York
and had ourselves a good time. A bunch of us are going out tomorrow night after work, too, to celebrate
Miranda's birthday. That reminds me, I'd better get to bed. See ya.
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