Wednesday, May 24, 2017

an update and a return to glory...

i was up for 23 hours yesterday. i'm not exactly sure that's good, but after 5 hours of sleep, i was all ready to go today. mom's hip replacement went as expected. she's been able to get up and walk a little and remains on schedule to come home tomorrow. that is why i went to the grocery store after i was at the hospital today, figuring i better have some food in the house when she gets home. my sister will be down this weekend for the holiday and to help with mom. it's going to be interesting to see how she does. i do like that she really doesn't want me at the hospital. i don't mind that, as i would love for her to get some sleep and all the pain meds she can while she's there. of course, this hot ass nurse said hello to me today, so i might be at the hospital for most of tomorrow.

i wrote 10 poems yesterday while at the hospital. most of them were written while i was in the waiting room. oh by the way, since my aunt was getting her hip done just a few hours after mom, the cousin that molested me was there in the same waiting room as well. needless to say, the poems were flowing. i typed them up this morning and i really like most of them.

most of what i did after i got home was catch up on all the television i had missed.

Gotham was amazing. Deadliest Catch was really good. i enjoyed most of Monday Night Raw, Smackdown and 205 Live. and i was not shocked by who won The Voice:

the James Corden special was pretty fucking good.

the New York Yankees pissed away a lead last night after winning the night before. hopefully they can get a win tonight against the Royals.

i did catch a little of the hockey and basketball playoffs going on. mostly, i was really just hoping to sleep.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight. i'll watch NXT sometime tonight on WWE Network.

i did listen to the latest Jim Norton & Sam Roberts podcast. if you'd like to laugh your ass off, check it out by going here: https://soundcloud.com/jimandsamshow/ep-027-ricky-gervais

so about 10 seconds after i got home from the grocery store, i turned on the Manchester United game. it was just in time to see Paul Pogba score. i'm sure most of the neighborhood could hear me scream. United completely outclassed Ajax today and won the Europa League for the first time ever. by winning, it puts United back into the Champions League. now, the silly season of all the big names linked to the club can start again. after all that has gone on in Manchester this week, i'm so damn happy that the boys can bring back a trophy.
if this was the last time Wayne, it's been an absolute pleasure to watch you all these years. Thank You.

now, i will spend the rest of the evening getting drunk and trying to get some rest. i know tomorrow is going to be a hectic fucking day.

i have no clue when i will be on here tomorrow. i'm hoping to do one late, probably at night.

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:

Queen - We Are the Champions
Broken Social Scene - Sweetest Kill
Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
Sade - No Ordinary Love

"He who has regrets cannot look at himself in the mirror." - Eric Cantona

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Monday, May 22, 2017

as chaos draws near...

i'm doing this a little early today as once i get a few things done and eat dinner, i'm off to bed. i have to have mom to the hospital by 5:30 in the morning tomorrow and i know i'm going to be an anxious fuck for the rest of the day until i know everything went as expected. good times.

a little poetry news to pass on. i heard back from Profane on my poetry submission from last week. they decided to pass. as luck would have it, a recent connection on LinkedIn asked me to send him some poems. so, i took my 3 favorite from those 5 rejected ones and sent them to October Hill Magazine. when i hear back from Richard, i'll pass on the verdict.

the New York Yankees got just enough pitching and offense yesterday, plus an incredible catch from Aaron Judge to defeat Tampa 3-2. they start a series back at home tonight against Kansas City.

WWE Backlash was pretty good to start off with last night. i can never get enough of Shinsuke Nakamura. plus, the tag title match was fucking great. i liked Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles up until the ending. and i had a feeling they were going to have Jinder Mahal win the WWE title from Randy Orton, especially given that the WWE Network is now available in India. sure enough... the shocked looks on the faces in the crowd made me howl with laughter.

Veep was fucking hilarious, as usual last night.

Silicon Valley was great last night.

Last Week Tonight was spectacular, as usual.

Twin Peaks: The Return was a great mind fuck, 25 years later. i didn't really get into the show much in the early 90's, but now being much more of a fan of David Lynch, i really enjoyed parts 1 & 2 last night. i certainly can't wait for the rest.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, The Voice, The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special, Gotham and Monday Night Raw.

i did watch Sweden defeat Canada yesterday in a shootout to win the 2017 World Championship. congrats to The King on an amazing gold medal game.

in a way, i suppose Boston beating Cleveland last night is the right kind of wake up call the Cavs needed. that loss should allow them to reset everything and be humble once again.

i have no clue when i'll be on here tomorrow. if i am at all, it will be late in the evening. i'm not planning on spending the night at the hospital, god knows my back would be killing me if i even tried, but i have no clue how mom's surgery is going to go. plus, she doesn't do too well while on drugs, so i know i kind of have to be there until she comes out of the haze. i tell her all the time, this is what she gets for not doing any drugs as a teenager. each time i have been put under, i've enjoyed the fuck out of it.

i hope everyone had a great weekend.

until we meet again...

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:

Chromatics - Shadow
MGMT - Time to Pretend
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
M83 - Midnight City

"I'm capable of looking on the bright side. I just don't do it very often." - Morrissey

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

odds and ends and vomit and god knows what else...

it's always odd sitting in my room and thinking i'm hearing something. i suppose it's one part of being crazy that i tend to enjoy; sort of like my imagination having fun. but, today was not one of those moments. i was pretty sure i heard my mother throwing up in her room while i was watching Manchester united play. i went to check it out and sure enough. i want to think it's just the nerves with her hip replacement coming up in less than 48 hours. she seems to be ok as of right now, but i'm not going to seal up the trash bag just yet.

Manchester United did play a good number of kids today against Crystal Palace. it is always good to see that. it's even better when they help lead the team to a victory. it also meant they were able to rest a good number of players that will be playing in the Europa League final.

the New York Yankees got beat yesterday 9-5. they need some much better pitching today if they are going to avoid getting swept. i'm not holding my breath.

Saturday Night Live was spectacular last night. for the first time in a month, my local NBC station didn't fuck up the broadcast. i am very happy for that as the season finale was great.

NXT Takeover:Chicago was brilliant last night. the UK Championship match between Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne is a strong candidate for Match of the Year in all of professional wrestling. the tag team title match was the main event, which was great. Authors of Pain and #DIY put on a match for the ages. i think it was the first time i have seen a ladder actually break in half during a ladder match. and then the ending of the show with Tommaso Ciampa turning on Johnny Gargano. holy fuck, what a brutal beating. i'm hoping that Tommaso isn't hurt too bad as a feud between the Psycho Killer and Johnny Wrestling would be perfect for the summer. overall, just an incredible show.

ROH was excellent last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Silicon Valley, Veep, Last Week Tonight and Twin Peaks: The Return.

i'll be watching WWE Backlash for most of the evening. i'm hoping the guys know how good they will have to be tonight to be as good as the NXT show was last night. i figure Nakamura vs. Ziggler and Owens vs. Styles will be the matches of the night.

i have no clue when i'll be on here tomorrow. i get the feeling that as soon as we start doing all the things mom has to do for surgery this evening (changing the bed, special soap, etc.) the whirlwind will begin.

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

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:

Bleachers - Rollercoaster
K's Choice - Not an Addict
Leonard Cohen - Light as the Breeze
David Bowie - Modern Love

"Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul." - Alexander Pope

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

hello to a rainy weekend

i'm really hoping to catch up on some sleep this weekend. i figure my nerves will get the better of me the closer we get to Tuesday. i'm not exactly looking forward to trying to go to sleep at 8 in the evening so i can be up at 4 in the morning.

the New York Yankees pissed away a lead last night, but came back to tie, only to give the game away again. a 5-4 loss to Tampa. hopefully they will win this afternoon down in that dump.

i did watch some of Cleveland's destruction of Boston last night in the Eastern Conference finals. the final score of 130-86 was a good indication of the game. Cleveland had a lead by more than 50 at some points. i suppose this is what the league gets for not having LeBron in the top 3 of the MVP.

VICE was fascinating last night. the story of women in prison was very good. and i never knew how easy it would be to make a "Warhol".

Real Time with Bill Maher was excellent last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Saturday Night Live and ROH. i will be watching NXT Takeover: Chicago tonight on WWE Network.

i will probably watch The Preakness Stakes today. i'm going to go with Classic Empire to win.

i figure most of the day will just be trying to stay out of the way. i have no clue when the cleaning ladies will be here.

i should be on here tomorrow sometime after Manchester United finishes off their Premier League season against Crystal Palace.

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:

Diane Coffee - Everyday
Niki & The Dove - You Want the Sun
Tricky - Aftermath
Mother Love Bone - Stargazer

"In this business it takes time to be really good - and by that time, you're obsolete." - Cher

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Friday, May 19, 2017

at least i got it done before it started raining

i guess i picked the right window of time today to go get gas and groceries. it started to pour about 45 minutes after i got back home.

mom has had me go twice to the ATM she always goes to to get some cash out. both times there wasn't any. mind you, that ATM is roughly a few miles out of the way of anything. good times.

i did write 4 poems yesterday after i got done with the blog. i really like all 4 of them. i figure since i will have a few moments home alone while mom is in the hospital, i will definitely try to bust out a long ass writing session or two.

the New York Yankees lost last night 5-1 to Kansas City. they start a series down at that dump in Tampa tonight.

Vice News Tonight had another great week of shows.

Lip Sync Battle was pretty funny last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be VICE, NJPW and Real Time with Bill Maher.

i get the feeling that it is going to be storming for most of the night. that will make doing the dishes really fun. fuck me runnin'.

i did watch the WWE UK Special today on WWE Network. it was good. i can't wait for Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate to face each other this weekend in Chicago at NXT Takeover. it should be a classic.

i will probably be on here in the morning tomorrow. i'd like to be done before the cleaning ladies get here in the afternoon.

i hope everyone has a great weekend.

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:

Bassnectar - Immersive Music Mixtape - Side One
Bassnectar - Immersive Music Mixtape - Side Two

"You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being." - Malcolm X

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

the curse of creativity...

i woke up this morning at 6:45 to a jolt of pain. i thought it had something to do with the storms rolling through. about 30 minutes later, i thought maybe the pain was something else. when i saw the news that Chris Cornell had died, i was shocked. 52 is way too soon for that voice to be gone. and then i started hearing the news that it was suicide. i immediately thought back to my freshman year of high school when i saw Soundgarden open for Guns N' Roses. i have always thought of creativity as this dangerous weapon. just as much as you put it out in the world, it takes that much or even more away from the person with it. i think much like comedy, creativity comes from pain. the true broken souls are often these delicate beautiful creatures that give so much to the world. but, we live in a society that is totally disposable. most couldn't give two shits about delicate souls. and people wonder why this world sucks so damn much...

music has gotten me through so much in my life. it's always been the only friend that never stabbed me in the back. and being a poet, the words are just as important as the melody. and being a teenager in the Grunge era, all those songs are what my existence is built upon. to think that most of them are all gone now is rather humbling. it also brings about a reality that i certainly know exists. the hard part of being honest with yourself is knowing one day you'll be a tragedy just like them. it doesn't exactly make for a great life, but it's great for the poems.

thank you Chris for all the wonderful music over the years. thanks for sharing that voice that will live forever. may your family find comfort and may you rest in peace. say hello to everyone for me.

as you might imagine, this day has been really shitty for me. between arthritis and depression, i have no clue where this resolve to not be a junkie has come from. i'm writing this a little earlier than usual as i know i will HAVE to write later today.

NXT was really good last night. i think the Takeover: Chicago event this Saturday is going to be amazing.

the New York Yankees tried to piss away a win last night, but ultimately won 11-7. they will go for the sweep later tonight.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight and Lip Sync Battle.

i did listen to the latest Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast today. you can find that by going here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sam-roberts-wrestling-podcast/id934576040?mt=2

that's all for me today kids. i have some music to go drown in and pen and paper to come back up with.

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:

Chris Cornell - The Promise
Soundgarden - Outshined
Soundgarden - The Day I Tried to Live
Soundgarden - Blow Up the Outside World
Audioslave - Show Me How To Live
Soundgarden - Fell on Black Days
Temple Of the Dog - Say Hello 2 Heaven

"There's something about losing friends, particularly young people, where it's not something that you get over. I don't believe there's a healing process." - Chris Cornell (July 20, 1964 - May 17, 2017)

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

the season of draws continue...

i got home in time to watch most of the second half of the Manchester United game today. i probably would have been better off just going back to bed.

my fingers are crossed, but it does look like mom's hip replacement is on for next Tuesday. i wasn't exactly thrilled when we were told we had to be at the hospital at 5:30 in the morning. there's some nights i'm lucky to be going to bed at that hour. oh joy. in other hospital news, i have two cousins in two different hospitals for god knows what. good times.

i enjoyed 205 Live more than Smackdown last night and that's not a good sign going into a ppv on Sunday.

Deadliest Catch was really good last night.

i feel bad for Hunter on The Voice. he clearly got robbed last night. that being said, his career will probably be better off for not winning the show. the dude is way more talented than most of the other people on the show. i think the winner this season will either be Chris Blue or Lauren Duski.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight. i'll watch NXT sometime tonight on WWE Network.

the New York Yankees finally got some decent pitching on a night where they were hitting the long ball. they defeated the Royals last night 7-1. hopefully they can make it 2 in a row tonight.

team USA plays team Finland tomorrow in the 2017 Ice Hockey World Championships.

the winds here today have been horrific. it's the kind of day where driving a SUV is a skill. the winds reminded me of being back on the farm, watching boards fly off of rusted barns and doors being ripped wide open. i don't miss those days.

mom actually broke down and had me turn on the air conditioning last night. it dawned on her that a house at 79 degrees isn't actually good for trying to sleep.

i might try to do some writing tonight. it's either that or hoping some baseball allows me to catch up on some sleep.

the Sacramento Kings finally had a draft lottery that didn't bite them in the ass and they will have 2 picks in the top 10 (5 & 10). god willing, in a deep draft, they will not fuck it up.

i made a trip to the bank this morning. mom paid me for the first half of the month. i think this black woman knows me now at the bank as she commented on me not having any rolls of coins with me today. she's a cute one, so i'll be sure to have some rolls the next time.

that's all for me today kids. now back to your regularly scheduled programming...

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 Jesus and Mary Chain - Head On
Melissa Etheridge - Like the Way I Do
Daniel Johnston - Some Things Last a Long Time
The Verve - Drugs Don't Work

"You cannot run faster than a bullet." - Idi Amin

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

a taste of summer

how i wish that title meant something else than it was hot as shit today. i drove past a sign on my way to Menards that said it was 93 today. hello summer.

i got most of what i wanted to get while at Menards. some funky solar lights that are purple, mom's favorite color. they had most of the birdseed i wanted at a good price. i found a new rain gauge that can double as lawn art, so that's always a good sign of sophisticated white trash. mom was happy that i kept it under $100.

Monday Night Raw was pretty good last night. for a change, the show kept me interested for all 3 hours.

Gotham was really damn good last night.

The Voice was spectacular last night. i have no clue who is going to be in the Final 4, but if it is any of these people, i'm good...

i did check out the latest Jim Norton & Sam Roberts podcast today. you can find that by going here:
https://soundcloud.com/jimandsamshow/ep-026-chris-gethard-and-maria-bamford

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

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

i got some great FREE music on Bandcamp today. i'll be sure to include the link below in the music section.

team USA beat Russia today 5-3 to win Group A at the 2017 Ice Hockey World Championships. Kevin Hayes scored 2 goals in the victory.

the New York Yankees start a series tonight on the road against the Royals. hopefully they can get back to winning.

the trash is all picked up and i've just got some dishes to do before i can finally rest for the rest of the day.

i'll be on here tomorrow after i take mom to her doctor's appointment and after Manchester United plays another meaningless game.

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:

Labrador Records - Greatest Hits Summer 2017

"Don't follow a trend. Follow your heart." - Krist Novoselic

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Monday, May 15, 2017

one of those days where that wild hair gets up your...

sometimes i feel like i get complacent with my writing. now, it could be the truth or it could just be me not willing to accept rejection. who knows. but, that wild hair got up my ass today and i started to hunt for some places i had never sent to before. i found a couple that i felt like i had a decent shot at getting into and one had a deadline of today. that meant i had to get my ass in gear. it's amazing how quick i can get shit done when the adrenaline kicks in. i sent out 11 poems today; 5 to Profane and 6 to The Hungry Chimera. when i hear back from these places i will pass along the verdicts.

the New York Yankees offense came alive yesterday. of course, that meant the pitching went to shit. the Yankees won the first game of the doubleheader yesterday 11-6. they lost the nightcap 10-7. at least the win came before the Derek Jeter ceremony. that was excellent as usual.

the two episodes of Guerrilla last night were great. the only thing i didn't like about the series is it was only 6 episodes.

Veep was fucking hilarious last night.

Silicon Valley was very good last night.

Last Week Tonight was great as usual.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, The Voice and Gotham. i'll be watching Monday Night Raw for most of the evening.

i might watch some of Game 7 between the Celtics and Wizards tonight. my NBA rules still apply though. i'll only watch the last 5 minutes of any NBA game because that is the only time the game is good.

i will probably be on here tomorrow after i do a little shopping at Menards. we are getting low on birdseed and mom wants me to get some new solar lights.

i hope everyone had a great weekend.

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:

Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
Candlebox - Cover Me
Nine Inch Nails - Something I Can Never Have

"Man's idea of God, and a God's collusion, is an essential part of the equation to wage war." - Ralph Steadman

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

the mother of all days...

first off, Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there.
i believe mom liked everything she got today. plus, she wanted Chinese food for some damn reason. my sister went and got that for her.

from what i got to see last night, Saturday Night Live was pretty fucking funny. sadly, my local NBC station doesn't know what the fuck it is doing on Saturday night. they will just run local commercials sometimes rather than the show. as a guy who loves comedy, that's a good way to piss me off.

ROH was excellent last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Silicon Valley, Veep, Last Week Tonight and two episodes of Guerrilla.

i got some great FREE music on NoiseTrade this morning. i'll post the links below in the music section and i HIGHLY urge you to check it out.

the New York Yankees are playing a doubleheader today against Houston, weather permitting. the second game tonight is when they will be retiring Derek Jeter's number 2.

Kevin Hayes and Brady Skjei, from the New York Rangers,  got added to team USA over at the 2017 Ice Hockey World Championship in Europe. so, i guess i will be paying attention to that now.

i did see Ottawa beat Pittsburgh in OT last night. i just happened to flip over and 20 seconds later Bobby Ryan scored in OT.

i wasn't looking forward to the Manchester United game today against Tottenham. it was the last game to be played at White Hart Lane, so i figured the Spurs would be gunning for a victory. United has nothing to play for but pride really, as they have no chance to finish in the top 4 now. they have to win the Europa League or this season will be a complete fucking failure. United lost 2-1 today. they showed no desire to play until the last 25 minutes or so. i guess if i want to be an asshole, Wayne Rooney did score the last ever goal at White Hart Lane. so there's that...

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

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 Monday Movement - Live at The War Room
The Monday Movement - Through the Fire/Through the Night

"Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter." - David Byrne

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

the last threads of reckless abandon

my poem "the last threads of reckless abandon" has been published at In Between Hangovers. you can find the poem by going here: https://inbetweenhangovers.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/the-last-threads-of-reckless-abandon-by-j-j-campbell/

Saturday, May 13, 2017

odds and ends to start the weekend...

first off, a little poetry news to get out of the way. i heard back from Live Nude Poems on my poetry submission from last month. they decided to pass on the poems i sent. oh well.

the New York Yankees lost again last night, 5-1. the offense has gone missing the last few days. the game today already got postponed due to rain. they will play a doubleheader tomorrow, with the second game being the game they will retire Derek Jeter's number 2.

VICE was fascinating last night. i remember an old Ron & Fez bit on when the robots learn to think, we as humans are done with. i guess we are at that point now.

NJPW was excellent last night.

Real Time with Bill Maher was great as usual last night.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Saturday Night Live and ROH.

since the Yankees aren't playing today, i guess i'll do my laundry and maybe do a little shopping.

i got some great FREE music on NoiseTrade last night and this morning. links will be below in the music section.

i only watched a little bit of Nashville vs. Anaheim last night. i doubt i will watch much of Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa tonight. the Rangers loss still stings a bit.

i guess my sister will be down here tonight. well, she'll be getting here tonight. she'll be in town hours before then.

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

i'm going to try to be on here sometime after Manchester United plays a meaningless game tomorrow against Tottenham.

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:

Making Movies - I Am Another You
Fictionist - Sleep Machine

"Time is long but life is short." - Stevie Wonder

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

Friday, May 12, 2017

hard to believe it's been a year...

hard to believe it's been a year since Big Steve left this world...

today went much faster at the hospital than the first time i had to take mom there for her pre-operational testing. i'm really hoping the next few weeks go smoothly.

the grocery store today was rather interesting. i wasn't sure if people were noticing i got a haircut or were wondering why the fuck my goatee is that long. plenty of eyes and all of them looked away when i caught them. sad world.

The Big Bang Theory was excellent last night. i certainly didn't expect that ending.

Life in Pieces was pretty fucking funny last night as well. yet another ending i didn't see coming.

Lip Sync Battle was pretty good last night.

Vice News Tonight had another excellent week of shows.

the New York Yankees were facing a pitcher last night who owns them. when they were trailing 3-1 in the 9th and weren't facing that pitcher any longer, i felt they had a chance. they ended up having the tying run thrown out at home to end the game with a 3-2 loss. file that one under shit happens. hopefully they will get a win tonight.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be VICE, NJPW and Real Time with Bill Maher.

i believe my sister is coming down for the weekend. i know mom wants us to do some things around the house before she has her surgery.

the weather is starting to warm up here and hopefully, we don't have any fucking rain for a few days. i would enjoy at least one weekend every now and then where i'm not consumed with pain.

that's all for me kids. i hope everyone has a great weekend. remember, only fuck the ones that cough.

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:

Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven (Live)
LCD Soundsystem - call the police
The Strumbellas - Spirits
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta

"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live." - George Carlin

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

response from Your One Phone Call

i heard back from Dai at Your One Phone Call on my poetry submission from earlier this month. my poems "your personal demolition derby" and "cruel monster" have been accepted for publication. they will appear on September 15th and September 29th. my poems "stalks from the shadows", "pissing on your parade" and "remember the glory" will be published at In Between Hangovers.

why would anyone want to embrace change

my poem "why would anyone want to embrace change" has been published at Winedrunk Sidewalk. you can find the poem by going here: http://winedrunksidewalk.blogspot.com/2017/05/day-one-hundred-and-thirteen.html

Thursday, May 11, 2017

it's always the hard way...

before i go on about Manchester United, a little poetry news first...

i sent out 24 poems today; 3 to Full of Crow, 6 to ZYX and 5 each to Horror Sleaze Trash, Section 8 Magazine and Misfit Magazine. when i hear back from these places i will pass on the verdicts.

i did hear back from Alan at Misfit Magazine. they are in a bit of a holding pattern at the moment and wants me to send again in July.

Manchester United knew all they needed was a draw today to advance to the Europa League final. sadly, that's how they played as well. sometimes they were great but as usual, never clinical. and the rest of the time they simply sat back and gave away chance after chance. thank god Celta Vigo couldn't hit the broadside of a barn for most of the match. now, the red cards late really pissed me off and i do hope that the red card Eric Bailly picked up gets rescinded. i figure it won't, but i can dream i suppose. United will play Ajax in the Europa League final. a win is the only way United can make the Champions League next season.

NXT was really good last night. the upcoming Takeover event in Chicago should be great.

the season finale of Total Divas was actually pretty damn good last night. i think i could watch Lana and Naomi dance forever.

i did watch a little of both Game 7's last night. i was not shocked at all by Washington losing at home and i'm sure the league is happy that Anaheim beat Edmonton.

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight, Lip Sync Battle, the season finale of The Big Bang Theory and the season finale of Life in Pieces.

the New York Yankees start a series tonight at home against Houston. this is the weekend they will retire Derek Jeter's number 2.

i have to take mom tomorrow to get her blood work done again for her upcoming surgery.

i did listen to the latest Sam Roberts Wrestling podcast today. you can find that by going here:
http://notsam.com/wrestlingpodcast/2017/5/11/wrestling-podcast-133-cathy-kelley

i think that's all for me today kids as i have dishes to do and dinner to make. joy.

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:

Matthew Sweet - The Ugly Truth
Sia - Breathe Me
Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy
Bon Iver - Skinny Love

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." - Salvador Dali

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

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

just a miserable night

to say i was deeply disappointed after watching the New York Rangers lose last night would be an understatement. everything was set up for them to make a run this season. and once again, shitty coaching does them in. i only want the team to do 3 things... 1) a new coach 2) find centers that can win faceoffs 3) realize there are no more years of The King's career to piss away. and if the Rangers are going to get a new coach, i suggest they move quickly and do it before the draft or the same shit will happen again next season.

the New York Yankees got an early lead yesterday and then CC puked all over himself in the second inning, giving up 5 runs and that was pretty much the end to the winning streak. the Yankees lost 5-3. they are off tonight and start a 4 game series at home against Houston tomorrow.

The Voice pretty much went as i hoped last night. the two people that left were the two that i liked the least on the show. that is usually what happens with team Adam it seems. the semifinals next week should be amazing.

Deadliest Catch was pretty good last night. it's obvious that sobriety and Captain Keith don't get along just yet.

Smackdown was good last night, even though it could have been better.

205 Live was really good last night.

my good friend John Sweet posted a photo this morning with the caption You Will Live to See Democracy Die... after what Trump did last night, i imagine so.
be sure to check out John's amazing blog: the bleeding horse, avenged

enjoy some music:

and now some of this and that:

on the DVR tonight will be Vice News Tonight and the season finale of Total Divas. i'll watch NXT this evening on WWE Network.

i might watch the two Game 7's tonight in the NHL playoffs. or i might not.

i did shave and get a haircut today. i got lucky on the haircut. they were having a sale and i got the cute one i like at the place i go to to cut it. she got a very nice tip, just not the tip i would like to give to her. i don't think her husband would approve.

i also took mom to the drugstore today. that might be one of the last times she goes somewhere other than a doctor's office before she has her hip replaced.

all the music today is FREE music i got on NoiseTrade. i'll post the links below in the music section.

Trump firing the FBI director did not surprise me. he's only acting like most billionaires do. the only purpose of having fuck you money is to do whatever the fuck you want whenever you want to. now, sure Comey was probably getting closer to proving the link between the Russians and Trump, but you surely wouldn't think it's a cover up. that is until the meeting today with the Russians (that the American media was not allowed to see but the Russian media was) and then a nice photo op with Henry Kissinger. nothing screams fuck you than right after being compared to Nixon you show up with his right hand man. coup completed. i hope all you dumb fucks that voted for this enjoy it.

i believe it's going to rain soon. that's what my bones are telling me.

i'll be on here tomorrow probably after i send out some poems and most likely after Manchester United plays their most important game of the season.

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 Social Animals - An Introduction to The Social Animals
Joshua Radin & Rachael Yamagata - The Coffee House Tour EP
Ozomatli - Live at the Belly Up 2017
BJ Barham - Rockingham

"The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any." - Fred Astaire

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