Sunday, January 15, 2006
TEXAS AND THE WORLD AT LARGE
There was sooooooooo much good news in the paper(good like, you ain't gonna belive this shit)...that I almost don't know where to start..so will start with the bad news first...Shelly Winters died..she was one of my very favorite actress's..and loved her in your face attitude..Liked that she would fuck and tell...I love that about women...men do it and it's kinda mean, but when women do it..its well...it's cool...I know that makes no sense..but hey, since when did I ever make sense...?(except about chocolate, ice cream and dr.pepper.)I always admired her and when she was on the Roseanne show I thought it was perfect casting and will forever be grateful to Roseanne for giving her a place to shine once again...by Shelly..ya done good..
ohkay...the news...First there was this great story about a band that made a record 35 years ago and it went no where..the band broke up and scattered to the winds...and now the found albums are selling for over $2,000 on ebay..someone discovered them in Japan, Scandinavia and other corners of Europe..and now they are being asked to play in Japan playing 4-5 dates in May...The band was called Virgin Insanity and album is"Toad Frog & Fish Friends/The Odometer Suite......here is the hit song wrote by Bob Long in Feb.25, 1971...(Sam you should like this)
TIME OF SORROWS GONE SOON
FACES OF THE PAST COME TO THE WINDOW OF MY MIND SINGING LOW SONG SO SOFT THEY FEEL JUST LIKE A SHADOW THAT I KNEW FROM LONG AGO
AWAKE!TIME OF SORROWS GONE SOON,
FAR AWAY FROM OUR MINDS SO SING
AWAKE! TIME OF SORROWS GONE SOON,
ONCE AGAIN DREAMS OF OLD ONCE
AGAIN SHALL RING
OF A TIME WE KNEW WHEN WE WERE
YOUNGER AND OUR MINDS FELT NO PAIN
LONG BEFORE THE SICKNESS LIKE A
HUNGER MADE US MAD AND INSANE
I JUST CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY BEING
SAD IS SUCH A RAGE
IF HAPPINESS IS SCORNED BY THOSE
WHO SAY THEY HATE THE PAST OF
WHY DON'T WE CHANGE IT?!!
NOT SO LONG AGO THERE WAS REJOICING
A NEW DREAM HAD BEEN FOUND
IF WE GIVE IT UP LIKE SOME ARE VOICING
THEN THE WHEEL HAS COME FULL ROUND
MY FRIEND, MY FRIEND, MY FRIEND....
FRESH CD'S ARE COMING OUT IN FEB....
ok, so it's not dylan..but I kind of like it...have to hear it with music...there is a web site that was in the article that sounded interesting also...lysergia.com..a web site devoted to the psychedelic arts.....
Then there was this article on books being covered with human skin.called BOOK BINDINGS:SKINNING THE SURFACE...
heehee....I guess back in the 1500's there were enough people who liked to bind books and also had free access to cadavers that it was a not so unusal hobby to have your books wrapped tightly with human skin....generally the books content sort of went hand in hand with the human skin binding...like "The Dance of Death.".... an anatomy text by a Belgian surgeon was bound in human skin...It wasen't exacly every day fare but it did happen...most are in museums,libraries and privately held by very wealthy collectors...
yes, please can I buy a copy of In Cold Blood by Truman Copote whapped in the skin of one of the killers...? fuckme..
ok, back to somehing that doesn't make your skin crawl..
then again mabye not..this one is an article on forest gump...
It seems that ole forest's new word now is 'heck'....you remember his "your doing a heck of a job brownie"? well, seems that heck is his new word.".New Orleans is a 'heck' of a place to bring your family."...Mississippi Governor had "fashioned one 'heck' of a peice of legislation", refered to his wife (Mrs. Gump)"She is a 'heck' of a person", said that the secretary of education is"doing a 'heck' of a job."..."Condoleeza Rice is a "'heck' of a secretary of state". and Don Rumsfeld "is a 'heck' of a secretary of defense"..(I swear I am not making this up) he actually said to an audience he was addressing after spotting a group of ambassadors in the crowd"What the 'heck' are you doing here?Like, you're supposed to be...the deal was..overseas."...and I so help me Goddess he said"We're going to win, our ideology is a 'heck' of a lot more hopeful than theirs."..the reason given is he want's to appear more like the common man...and saying heck will make him appear more like them...
I have so many thoughts about this I don't even know where to start..First of all if ole forest told me I was doing a 'heck' of a job...I would be out looking for a new job....(remember brownie????)
Second of all if he wanted to be like the common man he would be saying "Gee, I am out of a job, I lost my house, my kids don't have any insurance and all the jobs are being out sourced to India and China."
I don't think it has anything to do with being like the comman man... I just think he is an idiot and has the vocabulary to show it..."I be, like, well, the deal is..'heck', the president of these united states, heck, I am so, well you know...'heck' just as pleased as 'heck' to be your president, 'heck'.."
fuck me till he learns a new word.
Ok to funny stuff or at least stuff I find funny...
tens of thousands of women marched through Milan on Saturday to demand Italy keep its liberal abortion law intact while gays rallied in Rome to push for legal recognition for homosexual couples.Both topics have become issues in Italy's election campaign, and the Roman Catholic Church and ministers in Premier Silvio Berlusconi's conservative government were scathing in denouncing the rallies...HA....HA....HAA...go get em...!!
and my favorite...
FINNISH PRESIDENT IS CONAN'S PICK
Helsinki, Finland-In today's election, Finland"s president finds her traditional support among women and the Social Democratic Party base, but lately to the surprise of many Finns she has gotten an endorsement of a different sort.The redheaded late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien has been promoting President Tarja Halonen's re-election bid as part of a long-running joke about their supposed physical similarities."Why do I support Tarja Halonen? Because she's got the total package: a dynamic personality, a quick mind and , most importantly-my good looks," said the comedian, whose show is broadcast on cable in Finalnd..
ahhh, the news and nothing but the news...arentcha glad I keep you up to date on the important shit?