I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

THAT DAMN BAND

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So I get this email from Shady Lane telling me about this great birthday party she went to...and this band played...She told me to google That Damn Band and I did and she said listen to the song Whiskey and Beer, and I did...and I fucking love them...so you have to check them out...they are a local to Austin band and Lane says they are fantastic..they do blues, soul, musicals, etc..just a grand ole band..at the party they had the New Jersey Cowboy who was a sword swallower, they had a lady that was 27 inches tall(Shady said she out hippie handicapped Brewster who usually wins that one with his 'unfoot'...but she won this round..no legs but had feet, she was with the Traveling Freak Show, and then there was Luna Tart who played the uke ala Bette Midler and sang "Don't Sleep With The Clowns."...Damn, I missed it..I'm making an effort to go to it next year..So every one run to myspace and check out That Damn Band...trust me..you'll be glad you did...

The other news..Babs and I took another shot at West today..first we went and voted...then we went to the $ store that I will be working at(I figure it will give him a chance to see us in action and change his mind about hiring me)..he over heard us talking about the gnomes, and I said I thought they were gay, and he walked by shaking his head and then said'Gnomes are asexual)...maybe he does know what he's getting into..Then we went to West Lumber Co. to check out their herb seeds...damn, they're $2 a package, and Babs said they're $.97 at house of satan..but he did say he would order us some plant herbs so will wait and see what he can get..right now it's so wet out can't plant anything anyhow...So we fiddle farted around in there and decided to go to lunch at Leo's the Mexican resturant which I have not been to ...we walked in and I instantly smelled something 'funky'...thought it was rancid grease at first..but then we sat down by this table of 'hispanic workers'....(where is Hispain again?)...and by then it was so strong I was afraid to take in a breath...I don't smoke so I have a very acute(and cute) nose...so I asked Babs:"Is it just me, or does it really stink in here."...she said...'nope, it really stinks in here'...we muttered to each other for a few minutes and I said. 'I"m eventually going to have to take a breath, and I'd rather it not be in here.'...so we got up and I said something abou 'oh, we have to go, but we'll be back.'...yeah, right...I don't mean the kind of smell that a bunch of guys would get from working from morning till lunch time..I mean the kind of funk smell that 6 people get when they haven't taken a bath in 3 weeks...or washed their clothes....it was horrid..I hope this doesn't sound racial becuase that's not my intentions..but stink is stink..no matter where your from...But it all worked out in the long run..we went directly across the street to the Pizza House and Babs had double bacon cheeseburger with fries, and I had double cheeseburger with fries..thinking...it's just double...judas priest..they were the size of a softball..and half a plate of fries...it was so good...won't be able to eat carbs the rest of the day..and brought 1/2 of the cheese burger and fries home as it was so big..but damn...it was worth it...Then we went to the Shabby Rose so I could get a St. Theresa medal for Nancy and Allan..but the regular lady was gone, so I ended up getting a candle that was half price...The Shabby Rose is a religious store, full of saints, crosses, catholic saints on every piece of jewelry you could think of ...but our favorite was the t-shirts with beaded, glittery bejeweled paintings of the Virgin Mary and Guadalupe on them ....I'm sure Jesus would be so proud...I'm trying to think of who I love enough to spend $40 bucks on a bejeweled Virgin Mary Tshirt for...hmm.no one..The sun is shinning, after a day of wind and rain..and damnd if it didn't hail too...supposed to be rainy and cold this week, but back to normal(what IS normal any more?)the next week...I'm going back to vote for delegates this evening...that's my second vote..damn, I thought I actually got to vote for Obama twice...sigh*....So...go check out That Damn Band...you'll thank me...

11 comments:

jan said...

I'm not sure I understand Texans being able to vote twice. Do your delegates now have to vote for the person you want or can they change their minds at the convention?

I'm off to the damned band.

TheBratPrince said...

I voted! Woot!

As for the Hispania thing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispanic

I've never been in that Shabby Rose place, or half the gift stores in town.

But I do love all that kitschy Catholic stuff! Go figure!

I'm contemplating a garden myself this season. I had one back at Walnut Street.

yellowdog granny said...

jan:beats the shit out of me...we vote and then go vote for the delegates...also look up a band called bluesqueezebox band...they do an old willie nelson song called i never cared for you...
brat:oh man..you will love the shabby rose...it's so catholic they should have a font full of holy water at the door..i remember your little garden..had some nice herbs...glad you voted...whoot

sageweb said...

Sometimes I read your post and I imagine you reading the post out loud without taking a breath...yes I like to entertain myself. My mom use to drag us into those christian style stores with all the statues. They were pretty cool. I wanted all the statues for no good reason...

children have dreams.

yellowdog granny said...

sage:that's kinda how i write..just like i talk and it's a take a breath and let it rip ...ha..every girl needs a dream...im going to go to the shabby rose and take pictures of the tshirts...no one will believe it..

McRaven said...

I'm up my friend and I'm stoping by to say hello...Love ya,

me

Allan said...

Gnomes are asexual? No wonder I never get laid.

Nit Wit said...

I can't make that link work even when I edit it.
A sword swallower and little people. Must be a hell of a show.
So has West sent up some kind of emergency notification that activates when you two leave the apartments?
It really helps the enjoyment of a meal if you can breathe in between bites.
I always feel like I've entered the Twilight Zone when I walk into one of those religious stores. I have to keep reminding myself that the other people in the store don't think it's funny like I do.
Though I think any supreme beings that there may be must agree with me.
What kind of herbs are you Texans growing?

yellowdog granny said...

nancy:hows the morphine working for ya?
allan:you been trying to make it with gnomes?....you have been without for a long time aintcha?
nitwit:damn..i tried it and it wont for me either..fuckity fuck fuck fuck..thought i did it right..sigh*...just go to myspace.com and search for That damn band..and the other great one was bluesqueezebox band..they are great too..
i think they will start issuing levels like they do with threats from the bad guys..yellow alert for when it's just one of us going out solo and a red alert when we go out together....
im thinking something i can smoke..figure it will never be spotted here with all these old folks...

Charlee & Cartier's Mom said...

I've sat next to some of the stinky people you refer to on the bus, although they weren't Hispanic, so I can totally relate. I'd have to be starving in order to sit next to a stinky person while eating. I definitely would have gotten up and left, too!

Josh said...

No, I'm pretty sure I remember David the Gnome had a wife... they weren't all named Pat or Chris and androgynous...

I believe in gnomic wang. There, I said it.