Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sun and Sand Bound

Well, I'm off for a beach vacation soon, so I thought I'd let you know why I won't be posting for a little while. This time it's a legitimate excuse, and not just laziness.

I also thought I'd tell you about some of the things I mentioned in my last post:

- The Police/ Elvis Costello concert was a-MAZE-ing! Sure, there are songs I would have liked to hear from both acts that they didn't play, and Elvis's set was only 45 minutes, but what an opportunity! And neither act disappointed. They played tight, sounded great. The Police are more of a jam band live than I would have thought. And Elvis can wail on lead guitar. Who knew? Very awesome concert.

- Ran 9 miles at an 8:50 per mile pace, which is better than what I ran 8.5 at last week. That's good.

- Watched some of the last Avatar eps (and they're great) but I promised my son I'd wait for him to catch up on the ones I watched before we watch the last ones together. Now we're leaving on vacation and won't get to see them until we come back. Damn!

- My car, in fact, got below 20 mpg on its third and fourth tanks. The fourth tank was the lowest yet. Motherfucker!

Now some stuff I didn't mention in the last post:

- Saw The Dark Knight and it fucking ruled! Best superhero movie I've ever seen. One of the best movies I've seen in a while. Heath Ledger will scare the shit out of you and make you laugh at the same time.

- Saw Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi in concert last night. It was good, not really my favorite kind of music, but Derek is something else on guitar. Incredible slide player.

Hasta la bosta, everyone!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Things to be happy about

1. I'm going on a beach vacation in a little over a week.
2. I'm going to see The Police and Elvis Costello in less than a week.
3. Today is Tanya Donelly's 42nd birthday. Happy birthday, Tanya!
4. I took my guitar out last night and put it in a place where I might actually play it more than once a year.
5. My wife found my stopwatch.
6. I ran 8.5 miles last night and because I had my stopwatch I could determine I ran just under a 9 minute mile pace. Not blazing speed, but I'll take it for now.
7. New episodes of Avatar start again today!!! Woot!
8. I like my new car and it got just over 20 mpg on its second tank. Hopefully it will start getting even better.
9. I wrote another post after almost a month.
10. My life is going smoothly enough to not warrant writing much on my blog.
11. Videos!

One of my favorite Police songs:

In honor of Miss Donelly's birthday something from her solo repertoire, The Bright Light:

And a classic Belly performance of "Gepetto" from MTV's old John Stewart Show. I totally remember seeing this back in the day: