Thursday, May 20, 2010


I woke up this morning with a headache, a stomach ache, my eyes watering, everything smell funny, and I got a bad taste in my mouth that won't go away( I've tried Water, OJ and Milk to get ready of the taste).What really is freaking me out, is this is just particle matter flowing in the air. If this small amount is hurting me, what is it doing to other people, the elderly, children, and the sickly? Not to mention what the large amounts of oil are doing to the Gulf eco-system. This whole situation sucks, and is more proof we need to fund alternative energy research.
National Resource Defense Council


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Black Keys

Okay, I will start off with that the new album "Brothers" isn't the band best effort. Its not a bad album, its just seem very...mellow by Black Keys standards. There are good moments on the album, like "next girl", "holwin for you" or "sinister kid". But the whole effort seems like a project to recreate late 70s blues rock. Alot of this comes from recording in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. I'm the first to admit the historical importance of "The Muscle Shoals Sound", but the Stax records sound is dead! And has been for over thirty years. That part of the country is very depressed and looking for a new identity. While I honor the BKs for the look to the past for inspiration, the new album, at least to this soul and blues fan, seems like something I have heard before.

Now all that said, the boys make a good music video, funny and watchable

The Black Keys "Tighten Up"

The Black Keys | MySpace Music Videos


Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Insomnia Sucks and Other Laments

I've been awake sense 6:30am on my day off. Why am I up so early? I don't think I have slept more than four hours a night in the last few days. Most research on insomnia suggests that it is stress related. I work 50 to 55 hours a week, and while my job has an amount of physical toll to it, I don't think of my job as being that stressful. I can stand the heat in the kitchen, my employees are decent hard workers, I don't really deal with the customers and when I do its with a sense of bemusement.

I guess I have been thinking alot about the past and the future. Roads not take, dreams unfulfilled and what-not. And while my current job is a good job, I don't know if I will be happy doing it for the next 20 to 30 years. There are alot of other things I think I would like to do, the real question is how to get them done?

There is also the issue of my being alone. I'm alone ALOT!!! I'm lonely when I go out. I'm lonely in crowds. I'm lonely whenever. I got great friends. I really do! People I love with my whole heart. People I would fight, kill and die for. But they are all so far away. Its hard to fight loneliness when I go weeks and months without your friends. And lil female companionship wouldn't hurt either.

Maybe I should just shut up and go enjoy the cool morning and the warm sunshine!

"Cause all this hangin' around is draggin' me down,
I gotta get behind the wheel and get the hell out of town
Too many people, too many cars, Too many nights in too many bars
My noggin's getting soggy and my spirits are saggin'
Time to take a ride in my blue water wagon" - Blue Mountain