Friday, June 26, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sewn Together (This Time)

Well, the Pups have dogged it again! These boys have gotten real tight with all the recent touring as their show at the Parish on 6th Street in Austin, TX proved on Saturday night. I think the word transcendent would be apt to describe the atmosphere of this Meat Puppets show. They started out with the opening track of the new CD. They opened the last show I saw with that one too. It's a goods choice because the vocals kick in a second or two before the musical accompaniment. "Forget only wanna be're living like a dusty bone..." I turned to my wife and asked: "Whaddya think that means: 'living like a dusty bone'?" She pondered it awhile but didn't answer. I pulled a few bills out of my pocket and she procured another round. That was transcendent enough. The psychedelic improvisation that Curt does on the guitar is astounding and takes the recorded CD versions to unparalleled heights. And to see his brother melodiously beat that thunder broom is a sight to behold. The opening band came out and joined 'em for a blistering version of 'Plateau'. I invited a buddy of mine in LA to come out for this but he didn't have the guts. Shame. On the home, careening down I-35 my wife said, "They really rocked, but they were no David Johansen." We had seen the New York Dolls again a couple weeks prior (review to be posted). "No," I replied "they're goofy. Not many have what David Johansen has...Iggy...Mick Jagger...that's about it." Then we pulled through what-a-burger and ordered some fries.

Tip on Obtaining Picture Frames

"Keep an eye out for ugly pics in nice frames at Goodwill yard sales etc. Most peeps dont even consider the frame they price the pic. Also lots of times religious pics go really cheap. Sorry but they do. All except for angels and cherubs."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Police Dispatch

MAY 16, 1:48 A.M.

"A drunk female with a limited vocabulary caused trouble at a northwest-side bar, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report stated.
A female bartender at Famous Sam's, 2840 W. Ruthrauff Road, said the subject ordered a Long Island iced tea and then headed toward the pool tables, where she promptly began yelling "fuck" very loudly at every customer she met. When the bartender asked her to calm down, she started yelling "fuck" at her, too. At one point, the bartender said, the subject was "getting in her face" so much that the subject was kneeling on a barstool and almost coming over the top of the bar to attack the bartender.
When a waitress asked the subject to leave, the subject started "cursing her out," the report noted. Both the bartender and the waitress said the bar had been "at peace, and everybody was friendly and happy" before the subject entered.
When the subject was arrested, she became hysterical and wouldn't stop using profanity, especially the word "fuck." She explained that the reason she was upset was that everyone in the bar was being rude to her—they were just "mean, angry people." She said this was the third bar she had been kicked out of that night. She had extremely bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and difficulty standing.
She began rambling about everything that was wrong in her life, including how mean her brother was and the fact that she had "a perfect Christian husband." She then talked about her 2-year-old child, who had recently used the word "fuck" for the first time. She said she thought people should say "fuck" more often, as it could be used in several different ways in all kinds of different sentences. "Fuck" was a "multi-use word," she said.
She then proceeded to call an assisting female deputy a "fucking bitch" who allegedly thought she was perfect just because she had a "fucking badge.""

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Beer-Drenched Soul is Sadder Than All the Dead Christmas Trees in the World

Posted by anonymous underneath a bukowski youtube clip:

"Having read his writing, I pictured him more intellectual and observant, but now I see that he's just a rat, like the rest of them."