Monday, October 02, 2006
1992.......BOOZE? I DON'T NEED NO STINKING BOOZE..I HAVE A NEW FRIEND
Who woulda thunk it..I not only quit drinking I have a new job and a new friend...I met Dan and Pa when I applied for the job of Book Store manager for a temporary Book Store in Waco.They come in set up a book store...sell books for about 4-6 weeks, dismanted and move on..I had worked for them before but just as a worker, this time I was applying for the Managers position and thanks to my interview with Dan and Pat, I got the job..Dan and I became instant friends and are still friends today.Holy shit..that's fourteen years...I liked Pat and he liked me, but we weren't close like Dan and I were..Dan was(and is)one of the funniest people I know.. He would regale us with his stories about Hollywood and his travels..I even fudged and got a job for my daughter..let her use my maiden name as they didn't want anyone related to work at same store.Glad I did as she not only was one of my best workers, she went with me when I went on the road and that was a great thing..So..I'm sober...working at a job that I really did like and I made a life long friend.Things were starting to look up for me..and I wasn't doing it from the floor.
Things weren't doing so well for the Prince and Princess of Wales...We all know that story...we all thought it was a fairy tale come true..boy..were we wrong..Even the Yugoslav's were breaking up..Bush and Yeltsin proclaim formal end of the cold war.U.S. lifts trade sanctions against China..yeah, that worked out well for us...now everything is made in china.General Noriega gets convicted and sentenced to 40 years for drug charges.Four police officers were acquitted in beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles,California.Riots erupted in South Central LA and things got really nasty there for awhile.Casper W. Weinberger indicted in Iran-Contral affair.Last Western hostage freed in Lebanon.Supreme Court reaffirms right to abortion.Democrats nominate William Clinton and Al Gore for President and Vice President of the United fucking States of America.Court clears Exxon Valdez skipper...well, that sucked then...still sucks now.Police officers acquited in the Rodney King beating are indicted on Federal civil rights charges.The republicans nominate George dickhead Bush and Dan Imastupidasshole Quayle for President and Vice President..Thank the sweet Goddess them fuckers lost..but the republicans managed to divert most of the Clinton-Gore terms by locking them into Watergate and Monicagate..They seemed to think getting a blow job on duty was the worse thing that ever happened..yeah, well at least his blow job came from a consenting adult..not a bunch of unwilling children...fuckity fuck fuck fuck!
U.S. forces leave Phillippines, ending nearly a century of American military presence.Right before Bush left the White House he pardoned all of the former Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra affairs...double fuck. But there was a shit load of songs that year...some good...some not so good...and they were..in honor of the Prince and Princess of Wales 'Beauty and The Beast'by Peabo Bryson and Celine Dion.
'Jump'by Kris Kros,'57 Channels and Nothin'on TV'by Bruce Springsteen,'Galileo'by Indigo Girls,'Take a chance on me'by Erasure,'This used to be my playground'by Madonna,'Symphony of Destruction'by Megadeath,'Just Another Day'by Jon Secada,'Give it away and Under the Bridge'by Red Hot Chili Peppers,'Life is a highway'by Tom Cochrane,'Baby Got Back'by Sir Mixx A-Lot,'I'm Too Sexy'by Right Said Fred,'End of the Road'by Boys II Men,'Move this'by Technotronics,'Bohemian Rhapsody(re release)'by Queen,'Save the best for last'by Vanessa Williams,'Lithium and Come as you are'by Nirvana,'Jump around'by House of Pain,'I will always love you'by Whitney Houston,'Twilight'by 2 Unlimited,'November Rain'by Guns and Roses,'I'll be there'by Mariah Carey,'Rump Shaker'by Wreckx-n-Effect,'Masterpiece'by Atlantic Starr,'Caribbean Blue'by Inya,'Baby Baby Baby and Ain't 2 roud 2 beg'by TLC,'Finally'by CC Peniston,'Sometimes love jus ain't enough'by Patty Smyth and Don Henley,'Don't let the sun go down on me'by Elton John and George Michael,'Always Tomorrow'by Gloria Estefan,'Tear in Heaven'by Eric Clapton,'Even Better than the real thing'by U2,'These Are Days'by 10,000 Maniacs,'Layla'by Eric Clapton,'Sexy MF'by Prince and the New Power Generation,'Remember the time'by Michael Jackson,'Bang Bang'by David Sandborn,'Friday I'm In Love'by The Cure,'Little Miss can't be wrong'by the Spin Doctors,'Make it happen'by Miarah Carey.Is it music yet????
'Erotica'by Madonna,'God Gave Rock and Roll To You II'by Kiss,'I Can't Dance'by Geneses,'In Bloom and Silver'by Nirvana,'It's Only Natural'by Crowded House,'Jimmy Olsen's
Blues and Two Princes by Spin Doctors,'Keep the Faith'by Bon Jovi,'Knocking on Heaven's Door'by Guns & Roses,'Let's Get Rocked'by Def Leppard,'Man on the Moon'by R.E.M.,'Mrs.Robinson'by Lemonheads,'No Ordinary Love'by Sade,'Real Love'by Mary J.Blige,'Remedy'by Black Crowes,'Green Jelly'by Green Jelly,'Why and Walking on broken Glass'by Annie Lennox and 'Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses'by U2.
Country music bred some real strange music this year..Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus, The River by Garth Brooks and Boot Scooting Boogie by Brooks and Dunn.
Oh man...on 10-25-1992 Roger Miller died. one of the funiest smartest men ever..also Roy Acuff...and unless you're a country and western fan..you won't know who Roy is..but he was a giant in Country Music..
1992 had some great movies:A Few Good Men, Basic Instinct,Wayne's World,Scent Of A Woman,A League Of Their Own(there's no crying in baseball) adn Unforgiven...
Stars that blinked out were Jose Ferrer(married to Rosemary Clooney...daddy of all the Ferrer's and Uncle to George Clooney),Marlene Dietrich,Shirley Booth(Hazel) and Cleavon Little from Blazzing Saddles..one of the funniest movies I have ever seen.
So...all in all..1992 was a pretty good year...was it good for you?