Thursday, February 16, 2006

Shoot First

I can’t believe we are still absent a post on the most recent developments of our “2nd in command”, so I will go ahead and jump in. Good ole Dick finally found a way to top dropping an F bomb on the senate floor by shooting his hunting partner. Here’s my favorite quote, “I’m the guy who pulled the trigger and shot my friend”. Well I guess what they say is true with friends like this…And it took Dick until Wednesday to come up with that zinger! Still it could make a good country song. If only Johnny Cash were around to record that one we could kick back and hear it on the HT jukebox.

Now let’s also discuss the topic of sportsmanship. I would like to note that the wounds managed to range from the victims chest to face. I know I am not a hunting expert but that is quite a significant dispersal of ammunition. It hardly seems sporting to me to hunt a bird with what amounts to at least a three foot dispersal of ammo. Additionally, it turns out our “pal” was also hunting out of a truck. I mean why stop there he has the whole secret service at his disposal-why not just have a few agents flush some birds into the Chopper blades?

Still I can’t help but think this whole incident does clear some things up-at least in my mind. Now that I see how Cheney treats his friends; I am beginning to understand some of his decisions about how to run our country.

Washboard

Friday, February 03, 2006

Occasionally a forward is worth forwarding.

This year, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address occur on the same day.

It is an ironic juxtaposition of events: one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence for prognostication while the other involves a groundhog.


* received. yes. as a forward. thanks to those that are so witty.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Not the Next American Idol

NO this has nothing to do with Simon, Paula, or Randy. I recently found out that Chris Titchner has been nominated for two local music awards and in addition to providing the drum tracks I am serving as self appointed grassroots coordinator. Everyone should go to www.indyweek.com by Feb 18 and vote for Chris Titchner (Best Folk Artist) and Chris’ CD, Moving Day (Best Folk Album). The link to voting is in the upper left hand corner. You can check out tracks at www.christitchner.com and I believe there is a picture in the June achieves of this blog of Dr. Pepe and Washboard playing with Chris. Happy voting I know Chris appreciates it. Feel free to vote like a Republican (early and often).

Washboard

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Sometimes You Fall - Sometime You Fight - It's Just Life - Enjoy the Ride

Music is an amazing thing. There always seems to be a song to denote an occassion, whether it's the memory of an amazing trip, that special kiss, a place you learned something about yourself, a loss, a sense of freedom, or maybe just perfect timing. But now, if for every full day (or week or month) of music we listen to, only one song strikes us that we don't just agree with, but that sticks with that memory, then what does that say about our personality? I mean, the song we choose to listen to reflects what kind of person we are, no?

Well maybe it just makes us feel less alone in life, knowing someone else out there feels the same. Or maybe it's just reflective of our emotions at that moment. But I think a song can change our perseption on life... if we're willing to listen to the words.