Was on the road last week to attend memorial services and funeral of my mom-in-law. Not ready to post about it beyond saying it was a monumentally sucky week for everyone (esp Kahuna, his brother and their Dad) and we racked up over 3600 miles of driving during the course of the trip. The only bright spots were getting to see family (my mom in particular as I don’t see her often) and taking all the girls shopping while in Fort Smith.
In contrast to the sea of brown and grey here in North Carolina, all my bulbs and shrubs at the house in Alabama were blooming. However, the only internet access I had was Kahuna’s hotspot phone so posting was problematic.
Anyway, we are back home and all fighting a cold we picked up on the trip. I am -really- hoping next week is better. As it is, I put some new tracks up in the sidebar jukebox and will be answering comments and email once my post is done. I have a couple of things I’ve been listening to and will review one of them for tomorrow. Unless I fall asleep.
A couple of links before I go
crash on the couch and play video games make lunch and finish working -
Beltran is out with the Flu…I feel for you dude.
No power in the ‘verse could get me in the car for a longer trip than the nearby market, not even SXSW. For others in the same boat check out the FREE SXSW download from Spin.
Irene is done with us and heading through New England. We’ve had sunny skies all day. After the mega-tornado, the earthquake and the hurricane I am sort of ready for nice, boring weather. The pressure shifts with Irene gave me a migraine (oh joy) and while it is done its thing and gone, my head still feels a little sore.
I need another vacation. Or possibly more coffee, which thankfully is not a trigger for me.
Okay, coffee in hand, back to work.
I am watching the Cards game one vid at a time as any Cards are better than no Cards at all.
Lots of new stuff out. I have been saving my money for all the new Suburban Home Records releases in September (Yea!!) but may have to squeeze in some other stuff. Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart have a new album out next month. You can download a free track from hartandbonamassa.com. I am back on forth on the new Ry Cooder. Love his guitar, not the biggest fan of his voice so I am still debating that one. I’ve been listening to the new Edwin McCain and the shiny new first album from the Amends. I’ve already found my favorite tracks from those and am working on a couple of reviews for next week.
Steve Carlson is doing another StageIt show. This one is live from the Coffee Bean, August 31, 2011 at 10pm EDT. I think the tickets are like five bucks and then you can always toss something in the tip jar during the show.
Eddie Van Halen is on the cover of the September issue of Musician’s Friend which is more than enough reason to pick one up. Yes, there is also an article inside on some of his guitars. If you check out the online version you can sign up to win a EVH Wolfgang USA guitar signed by Eddie. I signed up and so far no deluge of email spam. I’ll let you all know if that changes.
I know the blog entries have weird spacing. It is more noticable with some posts than with others. I will fix it, but I have to go back into the actual theme to do it and the last two times I did theme changes I broke my poor blog. So yes, hesitancy is my new state of being. Kahuna has a four day weekend in September so I will probably fix it then.
Coffee cup is empty and I am done for now.
Less than a month till baseball season opens. Yea! The guys are already busy at spring training although I am not sure how ‘spring-like’ it feels. You know, if Direct TV wanted to make extra money from me they would put together a package with one or possibly two Cards games a week and a short recap of the week’s highlights. This, I would buy,
I wanted to mention it is READ AN EBOOK WEEK before it isn’t anymore . I picked up some short stories from the Suvudu free library but looking around there are so many more ebooks available this year than last. A quick search on Google turns up thousands of free ebooks, just waiting to be read.
Found this in my email:
“Your friends at Suburban Home Records want to help you design your next album, website, shirt, ad, or whatever you need help with”.
They offer services such as Album Design, Web Design, Building Vinyl art from CD art elements, T-shirt/merch design, Bio writing, Distribution/marketing advice and/or getting your album registered with Soundscan.
(parts of the Suburban Home Records rec were paraphrased because the original announcement was so massively big)