Friday, January 19, 2018

great time for the power to go out...

so i was in the shower early this afternoon. i had everything ready to go to the post office and the grocery store. and just as i started to shampoo my hair, the fucking power goes out. now, if i still lived on the farm, i would truly be fucked, as the water would have shut off as well. thankfully, here in suburbia, i could at least finish showering, albeit in the damn dark.

the power was out for 30 minutes. i have no fucking clue why it was out. i'm just happy it wasn't out for a long time.

some poetry news first... i heard back from The Homestead Review on my poetry submission from back in October. while they enjoyed my work, they decided to pass on the poems. well, at least i know i have 5 poems ready to go in February.

i sent out 25 poems today; 3 each to Pyrokinection, Rusty Truck and Mad Swirl; 5 each to Nerve Cowboy and Easy Street; and 6 poems to The Stray Branch. when i hear back from these places i'll pass along the verdicts.

the New York Rangers won last night over Buffalo 4-3. Rick Nash scored 2 more goals. that was the first time in 4 seasons he's had back to back multi goal games. of course, they lost Kevin Shattenkirk to a knee injury last night. great. more injuries right before a road trip. lovely. i believe they play at Colorado on Saturday.

Lip Sync Battle was really good last night.

Will & Grace was hilarious last night.

The Big Bang Theory was very good last night.

Young Sheldon was really good last night.

Life in Pieces was very funny last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, NJPW, Treehouse Masters, Real Time with Bill Maher and High Maintenance.

my sister is planning on coming down here in the morning. so, i will probably end up doing a blog sometime in the late afternoon/early evening, if i do one at all. i suppose that's the good thing about having your birthday on a weekend. the whole damn weekend can become a party if you want. if the New Orleans Saints would be playing on Sunday, it truly would be.

i do plan on watching a little of Manchester United tomorrow morning.

and then hopefully the Dayton Flyers won't get the shit beat out of them by Rhode Island tomorrow.

i think my sister and i are coming back home after the game to have lunch with mom. probably after that i will do a quick blog while hoping to have many victory drinks later in the evening.

i hope everyone has a great weekend. call if you need bail money.

solo follar a los que tosen

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Bad Wolves - Zombie
U2 - With Or Without You
Traffic - Dear Mr. Fantasy

"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." - Edgar Allan Poe

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

never try to con a con man

whenever the doorbell rings here, i always figure it's either someone from next door or kids trying to sell shit to raise money for school. the doorbell hardly ever rings in the dead of the winter. so when it did ring this afternoon, i was curious to say the least. i opened the door and there was this black woman bundled up holding a little bottle of Dawn. in my mind, i was thinking what the fuck is this? she asked if i knew what the Dawn was for? i said yes, i use it on the dishes. full disclosure, we don't have a dishwasher in this house, so we actually do use Dawn to help clean the dishes. she then handed me the bottle and said she was going to get her boss lady so they could show us what to do. in my head, i'm thinking, i'm 41 years old. i'm pretty fucking sure i know how to clean dishes. she went down to the end of the driveway and yelled across the street. i saw some white lady jumping into her SUV to come over. i simply shut the door and locked it. i didn't bother to open it back up when they rang the doorbell again. i got the Dawn and they didn't get to see what is inside this house. i'm going to take that as a win for me. eventually, they left and god knows where they went next. they certainly weren't still in the neighborhood when i went out to get the mail. so, i can't imagine they are pissed about the bottle of Dawn. it's the type of bottle you get in the dollar stores.

i did a little poetry work last night and i believe i know where my next 25 poems are going to go. if i get my ass in gear in the morning, they will go out tomorrow. this also means i will have to make a stop at the post office before i go to the grocery store. at least it's supposed to be warmer tomorrow.

the Dayton Flyers started off well last night but forgot that you actually need to play defense to win unless you're just going to score on every possession. sadly, Dayton went cold from 3 and sure enough, St. Joe's pulled ahead and stayed there for the rest of the game. it got so bad that Dayton's coach started playing the walk-ons with 7 minutes to go in the game. and when one walk-on scores more points than 3 regulars combined, you know it was a shitty game. St. Joe's won 81- 65. Dayton plays again on Saturday afternoon at home against Rhode Island. as of right now, i'm going to the game with my sister. i'm almost hoping she doesn't want to go so then i have an excuse to just watch them get killed on television.

NXT was pretty good last night.

Total Divas was pretty good as well last night.

The X-Files was fucking nuts last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, Will & Grace, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Life in Pieces and Lip Sync Battle.

i did listen to the latest Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast today. you can check that out by going here:
http://notsam.com/wrestlingpodcast/2018/1/18/wrestling-podcast-169-woken-matt-hardy

the New York Rangers play at home tonight against Buffalo. hopefully the Rangers can get another win before they start their long ass road trip.

i think it's supposed to get damn near 50 degrees by my birthday on Sunday. that should melt the snow and probably get everyone sick as well. good times.

i will probably be on here tomorrow when i get back from the grocery store.

si la vida es un sueño, entonces ¿qué hay para temer?

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Morphine - Cure for Pain
The Band - When I Paint My Masterpiece
Nine Inch Nails - Something I Can Never Have

"I haven't celebrated coming in No. 2 too many times." - Mark Messier

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

feeling poetic

i wanted to get to bed early last night as i really wanted to get some decent sleep before i had to drive mom to her physical therapy today. but of course, instead of going to sleep early, my brain was occupied on writing a poem. i got that done and went to sleep. while sitting in the waiting room today, i wrote 11 more poems. i typed up all 12 this afternoon and actually like a few of them. i should have enough now for another round of submissions before this month is over. and if i get a wild hair up my ass, i'll do that before my birthday in 4 days.

the New York Rangers won last night at home against Philadelphia, 5-1. it would be nice if that team shows up for the rest of the season. they play again on Thursday at home against Buffalo.

Smackdown was good last night. i was a little surprised they spent most of the night on the US Championship tournament. i do like Bobby Roode as the new champion though.

205 Live was pretty good last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, Total Divas and The X-Files. i'll watch NXT sometime tonight on WWE Network.

the Dayton Flyers play tonight at St. Joe's. they haven't won there in almost 18 years. hopefully, tonight is the night they can end that streak.

hopefully it's going to get a little warmer as we get closer to my birthday. this shit of the single digits for most of the day fucking sucks.

mom and i did go out to eat after her physical therapy today. she told me to think of it as my birthday meal. i would have if i would have been drinking. but, since i'm the only driver in the house now, those days are gone forever. well, at least until she dies.

i'll be on here tomorrow sometime in the afternoon.

pensamientos sucios en una sala de espera, tanta alegría

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

The Tragically Hip - Grace, Too
Broken Social Scene - Sweetest Kill
Concrete Blonde - Tomorrow, Wendy
Violent Femmes - Add It Up (Live)
Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." - Benjamin Franklin

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

when you forget to layer clothes in the winter

as my mother would put it, i've been busier than nine cats trying to cover up shit in a windstorm this afternoon. and in that haste, i didn't dress properly for being out in the cold. i had to go to the store and get my pills. plus, i figured i would get me some early birthday alcohol as well. the alcohol cost more than the pills and the groceries i got while there. while i was putting the bags in the car, i realized i should have worn something warmer. the wind was fucking killing me. i think i sat in the car for a few minutes with just the heat running, trying to get my fingers to wake up. good times.

Monday Night Raw was pretty good last night. i could watch Braun Strowman just beat the shit out of everyone for a really long time and never get bored.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight and Smackdown. i'll watch 205 Live sometime tonight on WWE Network.

the New York Rangers play tonight at home against Philadelphia. i'd love to see the boys end their losing streak tonight. i'm not holding my breath.

i'll be on here tomorrow, probably in the afternoon. i have to take mom south of town in the morning for physical therapy. i believe it's at the same place she got therapy a year or so ago. after that, since we'll be getting out of there sometime around noon, i figured we might go to lunch somewhere down there. of course, that all depends on the weather and how mom is feeling.

i got some great FREE music on NoiseTrade last night. below is the link:
Kinnie Starr - First Time

until tomorrow kids...

solo las bebidas fuertes me ayudan a dormir mejor

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
Rage Against the Machine - Calm Like a Bomb (Live)
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - Cigarettes and Wine (Live)
The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday

"Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say." - Robert W. Service

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

my 6 poems at Record Magazine

my poems "chaos is", "under a thousand stars", "dysfunction gave way", "rice krispies in milk", "three bad decisions away from a night in jail" and "some slow songs in the background" have been published at Record Magazine. you can find the poems by going here: https://magazine-record.blogspot.com/2018/01/chaos-is-chaos-is-currency-in-these.html

Monday, January 15, 2018

it's hard to escape the bitter taste...

when the New Orleans Saints were down 17-0 yesterday, i wasn't happy. but, i still had hope. to watch the boys fight their way back in the game and eventually take the lead, i was beyond fucking thrilled. and then to watch them lose the way they did, i was fucking crushed. just one fucking tackle away from having a chance to play in the Super Bowl. i have understood the bitterness of losing since i was a child. this will be one of those losses that i'll never get over, like the Yankees losing in the World Series or the Rangers losing the Stanley Cup in OT. certain losses just stick with you and take years off of your life. i am very happy that Marcus Williams stood up and took all the blame for missing the tackle. he was a great rookie this season and has vowed that that play will never happen again. god willing, since the Saints are pretty young, they will all have the chance to amend for yesterday in the years to come. but, having been a fan of this team since 1982, i know that these chances are few and far between.

to put my mood in an even shittier place, the New York Rangers lost last night at Pittsburgh 5-2. just another game where they were vastly outplayed, especially considering the Rangers were up 2-1 after the first period. they play again on Tuesday at home against Philadelphia.

Shameless was great last night.

The Chi was excellent last night.

Divorce was pretty good last night.

Crashing was pretty funny last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

nothing on the DVR tonight. i'll be watching Monday Night Raw for most of the evening.

it figures that on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the asshole that pretends to be the President of this country would spend it on a fucking golf course.

it has snowed here most of the day. i went out and got the newspaper this morning before it got too bad. one of the guys in the neighborhood came over and cleaned off the driveway this afternoon. that was certainly unexpected.

Manchester United defeated Stoke today 3-0. the goals came from Valencia, Martial and Lukaku. and with Manchester City losing yesterday, United is now 12 points behind. more importantly, they are 3 points ahead of everyone else chasing the second spot in the league.

i was absolutely gutted to find out that Dolores O'Riordan died today at 46 years old. The Cranberries were one of those bands from the 90's that stuck in my head as soon as i heard her voice. i guess 2018 is going to be just like the last 2 years, shocking death after shocking death. joy. rest in peace, wherever you happen to land.

i hope everyone had a great weekend. 6 days until my birthday. i almost give a fuck.

la voz de un ángel ha dejado este mundo

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

The Cranberries - Zombie
Amy Winehouse - Wake Up Alone
Nina Simone - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind
Big Brother & The Holding Company - Ball and Chain (Live)

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

the drug problem in this area

my poem "the drug problem in this area" has been published at Winedrunk Sidewalk. you can find the poem by going here: http://winedrunksidewalk.blogspot.com/2018/01/day-three-hundred-and-sixty-one.html

Sunday, January 14, 2018

one step closer to glory

the New Orleans Saints play today at Minnesota. the Saints are a 5 point underdog. i know the Saints will have to be close to perfect to win today, but i have a feeling they are going to pull it off. and if that happens, they will be playing at Philadelphia on my birthday for a chance to go to the Super Bowl. i really hope that is what happens.

i did watch some of the NFL playoffs yesterday. i was hoping Atlanta was going to win. if that would have happened, the Saints (if they win today) could have hosted the NFC Championship next Sunday. but of course, the Falcons came up short, as usual. i didn't bother to watch much of the Patriots vs. Titans last night. after watching some of the first half, i knew the second half wouldn't be close.

the New York Rangers got embarrassed on home ice yesterday by the Islanders. it was beyond humiliating to watch them lose 7-2. i suppose it's a good thing they play again tonight on the road at Pittsburgh. of course, they could get torched again and that could be a good thing as well. the rumors are swirling that they are willing to start listening to trade offers. thank fucking god.

Austin City Limits was great last night. Jason Isbell certainly out-punted his coverage with Amanda Shires.

Saturday Night Live was really good last night. i just love when someone slips and says fuck on live television.

ROH was excellent last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Shameless, The Chi, Crashing and Divorce.

i got some great FREE music yesterday on NoiseTrade.
Calexico - Calexico Sampler 2017

and at Victory Records web site:
Victory Records Winter 2018 Sampler

i think we are supposed to get some more snow tonight or tomorrow. since tomorrow is a holiday, i don't really care if it snows. i'm only going outside once tomorrow to get the paper and that's it.

i'll probably be on here tomorrow sometime after Manchester United plays.

i hope everyone had a great Saturday. hopefully your Sunday will be even better.

la tristeza invernal solo dura mientras las bebidas estén débiles

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Cowboy Junkies - The Water Is Wide
Colours - Monster
Cat Power - House of the Rising Sun (Live)
Chromatics - I'm on Fire

"If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it." - Andy Rooney

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Saturday, January 13, 2018

that came out of nowhere

as i sat down last night to watch the Dayton Flyers play, i wasn't sure what to expect. they hadn't won 2 games in a row all season. they were playing a VCU team that always plays them tough. etc. etc. Dayton got off to an amazing start last night and just didn't stop. they more or less scored at will. they scored the most points in school history in the first half. and i think it had been 20 years since they had scored this many points in a game. that was a lovely sight on a cold night. Dayton defeated VCU 106-79.

Vice News Tonight had another great week of shows.

NJPW was excellent last night.

Treehouse Masters was really good last night as well.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Saturday Night Live, Austin City Limits and ROH.

the New York Rangers play this afternoon at home against the Islanders. hopefully the Rangers come off of their bye week with a victory.

the NFL playoffs start back up today. the only game i care about will be tomorrow afternoon.

we didn't get as much snow as anyone was expecting last night. we certainly did get plenty of wind. so we do have a nice drift in front of our front door. i haven't ventured out yet to see what else went on last night. i figure i'll get out there after i get this done.

i did hear back from Misfit Magazine yesterday. Alan kindly reminded me that i already have 2 pieces accepted for the next issue and he didn't want to hold these poems for the Spring. i completely understand that. i find it comical that i forget any success i have but remember nearly every fucking time i have been rejected in my life. needless to say, those 5 poems will be sent out somewhere else soon.

i hope everyone has a great Saturday. call if you need bail money.

el whisky solo puede mantenerte tan caliente

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Cigarettes After Sex - Keep on Loving You
Beastie Boys - Professor Booty
Tori Amos - Winter
Chris Stapleton - Drunkard's Prayer
Prince - Let's Go Crazy

"Failure is simply the non-presence of success. But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions." - Orlando Bloom

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Friday, January 12, 2018

well, the snow started earlier than expected...

i think it started snowing a good 2 hours before the weather assholes on television thought it was going to. i figure that will probably push us into the 6 to 8 inches of snow instead of 2 to 4. so, i think i made the right decision by not going to the basketball game tonight. now, i'm still debating if i should get the mail or just wait until tomorrow. of course, if we get 8 inches of snow, i might be waiting until Sunday. good times.

i wrote 8 poems last night. that brings my total for the month up to 11. i typed the poems up this afternoon. my printer went on strike for a portion of this afternoon. i laughed when i saw the troubleshooting step for me was to just wait. i waited a good 20 minutes and sure enough, the printer started working fine. crazy shit. i do like a few of the poems. i am planning another round of submissions around my birthday. i at least have 1 place in mind to send to for that. i'd love to get in the routine of sending to a place i have never sent to with each round of submissions, but i don't think that's going to happen.

The Big Bang Theory was really funny last night.

Young Sheldon reminded me that i never got into D&D when i was a child.

Life in Pieces was hilarious last night.

Will & Grace was fucking hilarious last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, NJPW and Treehouse Masters.

the Dayton Flyers play at home tonight against VCU. i'd love to see Dayton win as that would be the first time all season they have won 2 games in a row. the game is on ESPN2 tonight.

i figure the rest of the evening will be watching it snow and probably taking a shower.

i'm going to try to be on here before the New York Rangers play tomorrow afternoon against the Islanders.

i hope everyone has a great weekend. hopefully you're somewhere nice and warm, with a drink in your hand.

con pequeños paraguas también

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Guided By Voices - Space Gun
Ekoostik Hookah - Loner
Matt and Kim - Forever
Sofi Tukker - Best Friend
Tinsley Ellis - Saving Grace

"If you can't tolerate critics, don't do anything new or interesting." - Jeff Bezos

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

a little voice

my poem "a little voice" has been published at The Apache Poetry Blog. you can find the poem and the amazing art of Janne Karlsson by going here: http://www.devote.se/The_Apache_Poetry_Bl/a-little-voice-poem-by-jj-campbell-30943590

Thursday, January 11, 2018

you would think the world is ending tomorrow...

the way people were acting in the grocery store this afternoon, you would think the snow they are calling for is actually the end of the world sneaking up on us. the store was out of shit left and right. it was like people lined up this morning to pick through everything. on top of that, it has been raining all fucking day. so you can just imagine the joy i have had today.

on to the poetry news. i sent out 37 poems this morning. 3 each to The Beatnik Cowboy and The Apache Poetry Blog (already heard from); 5 each to Horror Sleaze Trash (already heard from), Brief Wilderness, Duane's PoeTree (already heard from), Synchronized Chaos (already heard from) and Misfit Magazine; 6 poems went to The Record magazine. when i hear back from the rest of these places, i will pass along the verdicts.

NXT was really good last night.

Total Divas was pretty good last night.

The X-Files was excellent last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Life in Pieces and Will & Grace.

i have had a splitting headache since i woke up this morning. i get the feeling i may have to drink myself to sleep tonight.

i'm definitely not going to the basketball game tomorrow night after the latest forecast. we're supposed to get a nice thick layer of ice before we get anywhere from 2 to 6 inches of snow. oh great. you would have no clue it's going to turn to that after today with it in the fucking 50's and rainy.

i did listen to the latest Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast this morning. you can check that out by going here: http://notsam.com/wrestlingpodcast/2018/1/11/wrestling-podcast-168-dalton-castle

that's all for me kids.

el viejo está gastado

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

XTC - Dear God
The Black Atlantic - I Shall Cross This River
Nothing More - Go to War
Wussy - Beautiful

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." - William James

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

response from Duane's PoeTree

i heard back from Duane at Duane's PoeTree on my poetry submission from earlier today. my poems "a warm winter evening", "trample your dreams", "dark tempting eyes", "behind those locked doors" and "death is easier than change" have been accepted for publication.

response from The Apache Poetry Blog

heard back from my good friend Janne Karlsson on the poems i sent him earlier today. my poems "most people tend to believe", "slink off into the sticks" and "the haunted old eyes" have been accepted for publication at The Apache Poetry Blog. whenever Janne publishes them, i'll be sure to post a link here on the blog. and rumor has it, one of my poems from my past might be making an appearance on the The Apache Poetry Blog tomorrow.

response from Synchronized Chaos

i heard back from Cristina at Synchronized Chaos on my poetry submission from earlier today. my poems "wading through the universe", "happy birthday", "many more of these moments", "the one-legged poet" and "warned by my white friends" have been accepted for publication. they will appear in the February issue (2/1/18).

my 2 poems at Horror Sleaze Trash

my poems "solitude is a gift" and "last words on a sunday night" have been published at Horror Sleaze Trash. you can find the poems by going here: http://www.horrorsleazetrash.com/poetry/j-j-campbell-24/

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

melt all this snow to make room for some more...

they are saying a shitload of snow is coming on Friday. i've heard anything from 3 to 11 inches. needless to say, i'll be doing any shopping, getting gas, whatever, tomorrow. and i won't be going to the basketball game Friday night. my luck, i'd get caught in the storm on the way home.

i took mom out shopping today. we found a few things at Meijer. we then went to lunch. i spent most of that listening to the couple at the table next to us speak Spanish for most of their conversation. i'm pleasantly shocked at how much i can still remember. after lunch, we went to Dollar Tree. amazingly, we found plenty of stuff there. of course, whatever we didn't find i get to buy tomorrow at the store. plus, i have to pick up mom's prescriptions.

the Dayton Flyers did their best to piss away a 12 point halftime lead last night at Richmond. shockingly, they managed to never give up the lead in the second half. Dayton won the game 87-81. that's their first road win of the year. they next play Friday at home against VCU. it will be on national television, so that's another reason to not be out in the snow on Friday night.

Drop the Mic was pretty funny last night.

Smackdown was pretty good last night.

205 Live was pretty good as well last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, Total Divas and The X-Files. i'll watch NXT sometime tonight on WWE Network.

if i can get up with a little energy tomorrow, i do plan on finally getting some poems out into the world for 2018. if not tomorrow, then i'm forcing myself to do it on Friday.

i had a crazy dream last night that i found a stillborn piglet in the basement of the house i grew up in. and then suddenly, a wild boar made out of dust started to charge me and tried to eat me. i woke up and it was 5 in the morning. i think i had been asleep for 3 hours. i took it as a reminder that i should have started with the harder drugs sooner in life.

that's all for me kids. my birthday is in 11 days. if you feel so inclined to buy me something, there's a link to my Amazon.com wishlist on the right hand side of this blog. there's plenty of cheap shit on there by the way.

until tomorrow my friends...

la paranoia me matará eventualmente

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (Live)
Beck - Where It's At
INXS - Not Enough Time
John Moreland - Break My Heart Sweetly
ZZ Top - Hot, Blue and Righteous

"Imagination, the traitor of the mind, has taken my solitude and slain it." - Robinson Jeffers

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

the wreckage of my past

my poem "the wreckage of my past" has been published in October Hill Magazine Vol. 1 #3 (Winter 2017/2018). you can download the issue by going here: http://www.octoberhillmagazine.com/winter-2017

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

and now the melting begins...

at least i was able to walk down the driveway this afternoon and there was no ice on it. that certainly made getting the trash out way easier.

i sat in on a video call with mom and her financial planner this morning. i am really happy with the direction he is going for mom's retirement. if the market keeps going up and mom can wait on needing money for awhile, she'll be set for the rest of her life easily. plus, that will (hopefully) leave a little for me as well.

the grocery store wasn't that busy this afternoon. i actually was able to find everything i was looking for. $75 for everything and that includes nearly $20 for fucking eye drops.

Monday Night Raw was very good last night.

David Bowie: The Last Five Years was great last night. as one reviewer put it, David taught all of us how to die.

i did watch a good portion of the end of the game last night between Alabama and Georgia. i laughed when i saw the screen shots from the Alabama message board from earlier in the season, worrying about a QB from Hawaii being able to bridge the communication gap with players from the South. the ignorance of some people is truly fucking sad. i was stunned when the kicker from Alabama missed the FG that would have won the game in regulation. and honestly, i figured when the game got to OT, if one team had to settle for a FG, the other team was going to win it on a TD. sure enough. Alabama won in OT over Georgia, 26-23.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, Smackdown and Drop the Mic. i'll watch 205 Live sometime tonight on WWE Network.

the Dayton Flyers play tonight at Richmond. i don't think the game is on television tonight. at least if it is, i'm not searching for it. i get the funny feeling Dayton is going to find a way to lose tonight to team with just 3 wins.

my arthritis has really been fucking with me today. i think most of tonight is going to be in my chair, seeing if i can freeze the pain away. joy.

that's all for me kids.

poemas golpearán temprano en la mañana

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

MGMT - Hand It Over
The Black Angels - Half Believing
David Bowie - Lazarus
Melody Gardot - Bad News (Live)

"Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable." - Simone de Beauvoir

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day:

Monday, January 8, 2018

the old man can still get it done

i could tell right away yesterday that Carolina was hell bent on stopping the New Orleans Saints from running the ball. thank god, Drew Brees accepted the challenge and was on fire for most of the game. other than the idiotic decision to go for it on 4th down in the 4th quarter, a decision that probably took a few years off of my life, the Saints did what they needed to do to advance in the playoffs. their 31-26 victory over Carolina earns them a date at Minnesota next Sunday.

the New York Rangers lost last night at Las Vegas, 2-1. they are now off on their bye week. they don't play again until Saturday afternoon. god willing they will get healthy during that time off.

i did watch the Golden Globes last night. i thought the monologue was pretty funny. i had no problem with most of the speeches. i did appreciate when some of the women did point out that not all men are pieces of shit. plus, i'm pretty sure Oprah is going to run for President.

Shameless was great last night.

The Chi was really fucking good last night. i highly recommend this show to everyone.

enjoy some music:

and now a little of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight and David Bowie: The Last Five Years. i'll be watching Monday Night Raw for most of the evening.

i might watch some of the national championship game tonight between Alabama and Georgia. might.

i heard a song last night on Shameless and when i found it, let me just say i am now slightly obsessed with the band Cigarettes After Sex.

we got a good amount of freezing rain today. i haven't even bothered to venture outside yet to get the paper and mail.

i do think my new arthritis medicine is working better than my old one. i haven't been as miserable as normal today. that's a good sign i suppose.

i hope everyone had a great weekend. i'll be on here tomorrow after a trip to the store to get my medicine and some new eye drops.

podemos ser héroes

be well. be creative. be cool. be quick to send me CASH, panties, hate mail, love letters, broken promises and dirty pennies from heaven.

peace and chicken grease...

music:

Cigarettes After Sex - Keep on Loving You
David Bowie - Heroes
Cigarettes After Sex - Affection
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
Cigarettes After Sex - Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby

"Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming." - David Bowie

and your whatever the fuck i wanted you to see video of the day: