Saturday, May 31, 2008

Steve Checks Out

Vacation for a week... to do nothing but relieve stress.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Grunge or what's left of it...

My music tastes are weird. One minute I can be listening to Buddy Holly... the next to Disturbed.

I woke up sometime early Saturday morning and I suddenly had a hybrid of Alice In Chains Down In A Hole and The Day I Tried To Live by Soundgarden running through my brain. I have no idea what that was about. I immediately grabbed my iPod to listen to both songs and shockingly, they were not on there. I had 4300 songs on my iPod and not those two songs. So I spent some time Saturday pulling all the old "grunge" cds and installed them on my computer.

All my Alice In Chains stuff... Old Pearl Jam... STP... Mother Love Bone... you name it, I was installing away. Up to 4500 songs now on the old iPod.

Man... and who forgot STP?? They had like 10 hits or something... They are back together on tour with a new album. I saw them in 1993 here in Sactown. We sat in the back of Arco Arena. I forgot how good STP was until I found this collection of videos on the net. These guys put on a rocking show. And that is what you want to see when you spend your hard earned jack on a concert.

I saw STP, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam...numerous times, Smashing Pumpkins... missed out on Nirvana and Soundgarden. Perhaps Soundgarden will reunite... who knows.

Ah... 1992-1993... out of high school, in college. Flannel shirts, holey jeans... long(er) hair... Blue suede Doc Marten's. I was the shiznit. I bought my first guitar in 1994. Bought my first electric soon afterwards... I think it was the summer of 1994. A white Peavey Strat copy. My first guitar was stolen along with my red Epiphone hollow body I had in 2002. My Fender Tube Amp... twin speakers...300 watts sits behind me. One of these afternoons I need to fire up and cut loose... I am a shit blues rock guy.

Kind of weird... all that shit was 15-16 years ago. Here I am still listening once in a while.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Evil Bastard


Monday, May 26, 2008

Not Freaking Long Enough!!

Three day weekend... uggh!! Already have to be back at work. At least it is a light travel week, with an appearance in San Francisco which is, you guessed it, an hour and a half from Sactown Sacramento.

This weekend was one of the most painful weekends I have had since I have been going through all this pain. It came on strong on Thursday afternoon and I have kind of been in this cold pain since. It's mostly in my left arm with with my fingers shaking shaking on my left hand. And I have this really cold hard pain down my spine and through my left leg. Uggh... the MRI I had a few weeks back again turned up nothing. Next step for me... 'The Shrink'. I figure I would give that a whack next since I have seen all the other doctors. Perhaps my stress, ego and other shit is causing all this. Who knows.

Again I would like to publicly apologize to snapping at my Seester In Law on Friday. I was a real jerk on the phone when she called and even though she indicated she didn't really notice it, I did and I was such a dick...

I bought Call of Duty 4 a couple of weeks back and I finally reached level 46 online. Just 9 more to go until I complete it. Hmmm.... Are these games ever worth it. I never really get to play like all the geeks online so I always get tore up on those games. But it is fun...

Global Warming pushed the temps into the 60's and 70's this weekend which is like 40 degrees color than last weekend when it was 104 and 106. It's kind of nice actually... we all can spare on our electric bills with a quiet weather weekend.

Off for a nap...

Friday, May 23, 2008

DUDE!!! C'mon!!!

Give up, Ms. Clinton!!!

Read story...

She said the following:

"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. I don't understand it," she said, dismissing the idea of dropping out.

So you know what she is implying right? What is her basis? I am sorry! I am a Republican and all but I read that as, "Someone may shoot the black guy, so I am staying in!"

Get fucking real!!!

I am completely baffled by her reasoning to stay in a campaign where she gets the idea she has won with Obama holding the majority of delegates.

My God!!

See you next Tuesday, Hillary! See you next Tuesday!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Lack Of Words.

Had some dry spells in posting lately. I wonder what it is. I can't seem to say what I want. Can't always feel the way I want.

Just there...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Killer Cars

Song has been in my head all day... Good luck finding what album it is on:

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ha! That's What Ya Thieves Get!!!

See link...

That is what you get for stealing music! I am not sorry if you got this file and it is corroding your hard drive with pop ups and spyware.

Taking money all these years out of Bono's kid's mouthes.

I am glad to see some hacker from "that side of the tracks" has found a way to exploit these music thieves. This is awesome. A taste of their own medicine. Punishment for a crime.

It's great. I hope we can start paying our singers and guitarists in our bands again so the music industry can one day be important again. I once aspired to be a musician so I could afford to drive a BMW Hummer Porsche around. Hopefully this gets more of the kids to legitimately start buying music again.

Friday, May 09, 2008

I Took Something Ugly And Made It Beautiful

No that is not a photo-shopped picture of Hillary Clinton. I was tired of the broken ugly dark blinds so I went to Lowe's today and go new ones.

They really brightened my day. Did all 7 in the front and dining room. And, listen up Lawryde, they are cordless!!! They are the bomb. No I am really... But as Tina would say, I know seriously... And if Elijah were here he'd say, "That's my Dad" and if my Dad were here he'd say, huh...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Yeah... mmmmkay Mr. Gore

Y'all see this?

Okay.. the situation in Burma Myanmar is pitiful. Thousands have died from a hurricane caused by Global Warming, but not an oppressive slave driving, military government that put the people in a bad situation so when a hurricane did come, they were fucked?

I mean, c'mon... when would this happen in America? And if it did, it wouldn't be global warming that caused it, it would be Ray Nagin George Bush.

Do you see it? See it people... Think!!! (Poke a hole in this one)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Finally A Break To Write

Uggh... is it Friday yet!! Slammed out 20 hours already this week. I am tired.

Cool thing happened Sunday. I am having dinner with my Mom and Dad, brother and sister in law and my son Elijah. We are sitting there doing what we usually do... rip on my mom. And everyone is laughing and having a good time...

Elijah, laughing and smiling and rocking back and forth with his spoon, eating his potatoes, looks over at my mom and points at me and says quite clearly and precisely, "That's my Dad!"

He'll be 21 months old in three days.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Elijah Owns Himself!!!

It's funny even after 15-20 times!

Poor little guy. I turn the corner and he is in the chair playing with my computer looking all cute and smart so I pick up the camera to catch a precious moment and I catch a precious moment!!!