NO OFFENSE TO ANYONE
afghanistanbananastand: Well I’ve been glued to my yahoo stat tracker for FF all day so it’s not like I’m investing all my time in scholarly pursuits, I just don’t get it. Do you have the stat tracker? Does it say how I’m doing? I can’t be bothered to add it up myself.
NO OFFENSE TO ANYONE
afghanistanbananastand: BUT pleeeeeeeeease tell me I’m the not only one who doesn’t give a shit about Britney Spears life. Quite frankly, I think it makes you unAmerican. If we stop caring about marginally-talented celebrities, then the terrorrists win. THE TERRORRISTS WIN! Now, no one wants that, do they?
Willie and Billy Bob
We saw Willie melson last night. it was awesome. Literally. it was weird to be there in the presence of such a legend. His voice doesn’t have the strength to carry the melody a lof of the time, but it’s fine because he can get the audience to sing every song. Also, he’s still fucking amazing on the guitar. Billy Bob Thornton was also a treat. I’d listened to his old band...
I'm going to Oklahoma tomorrow
and 48 hours from now, I will be enjoying the song stylings of Mr. Willie Nelson. Hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving. Except you, psycho, I hope your turkey is undercooked.
not to give psycho the satisfaction of following its blog. I’m too busy working on my book deal that I just got from Picador and I’m thinking of becoming a doctor and my girlfriend and I both have cancer plus I have to find a way to pay off this new guitar I bought, even though I haven’t worked in years or possibly just months. Electric Pencils…signing off.
I hope Ryan Adams's poetry book
is a lot better than the shit he posts on his blog.
afghanistanbananastand: stupidinboston: franklieu: I’m really not liking this ‘Like’ feature on tumblr. All it tells me is ‘hey, I read your post and it was interesting but I don’t have anything meaningful to say about it’. Pointless. Anyone ‘liking’ my posts from here on out gets an automatic unfollow. I’m serious. Frank, I was so tempted. You know I was. So very tempted. I disagree. I...
I’ll start this by saying in the mid 80s to early 90s, I was a huge GnR fan. I’ll end this by saying, now, after listening to the first few tracks on MySpace, I’d like to meet Axel Rose and say “Are you serious? This is it? This is what you’ve spent more than a decade and millions of dollars on? Do you think this is good?” And then I’d punch him where...
afghanistanbananastand: I eat an average of one peanut butter and jelly sandwich a day. Bring me one so I don’t have to go out.
It's snowing again
But I’m starving. I don’t want to go out. My hair is still wet. Why can’t the hotel restaurant be cheaper? Who wants to bring me some food? I’m at the Holiday Inn in Chicago.
muppetpants: Everyone but me is dumb. That’s the weirdest thing ever. I was just in the shower and I wrote a song called Everyone Else is Stupid.
Brught Eyes doing Daniel Johnston.
Ballsy changes to this week's FF lineup
afghanistanbananastand: Come Sunday, we’ll see if I’ve become incredibly wise or incredibly cocky. Or a combination of both. Because if this works, I’ll be 100x more cocky. You guys may want to unfollow me in advance. At least till Monday. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. If you don’t beat F. Scott, you should quit.
in the past 10 minutes
afghanistanbananastand: I’ve heard Maggie May-Rod Stewart the previously blogged Billy Joel Revolution- The Beatles and Signed, Sealed, Delivered- Stevie Wonder Mama found a new favorite radio station! You should check out 93xrt.com. It’s the only station I’ve listened to in the car since we’ve been in Chicago.
Is this the game you want to play?
ohtrouble: afghanistanbananastand: electricpencils: has been reinstated. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I wish we would just cut out losses. Jerry Jones loves criminals. They’re America’s Team! They have a reputation to live up to! HOW THE FUCK DID HE GET REINSTATED?! In all fairness to Mr. Jones, he’s never even been charged with a crime, let alone convicted. Is getting...
has been reinstated. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I wish we would just cut out losses.
Question of the day:
thedailyfiona: electricpencils: afghanistanbananastand: So, we’ve discussed Hallelujah covers, what version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” is your favorite? I’m partial to Mindy Smith’s, myself. Jack White. Uh..Dolly’s! No. Jack’s.
Question of the day:
afghanistanbananastand: So, we’ve discussed Hallelujah covers, what version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” is your favorite? I’m partial to Mindy Smith’s, myself. Jack White.
30th Anniversary of Jonestown
muppetpants: electricpencils: I’ve always been fascinated with this tragedy. Most tragedies, really. I’ve studied the human condition and I wonder how people really get to that point. Any thoughts? I watched a big special on it the other night. I’ve always been fascinated with cults and charismatic leaders—the kind of things that can take a vulnerable person and throw them into an unbearable...
30th Anniversary of Jonestown
yankeegirl: electricpencils: I’ve always been fascinated with this tragedy. Most tragedies, really. I’ve studied the human condition and I wonder how people really get to that point. Any thoughts? WELL, YOU ARE SEEING IT HAPPEN RIGHT HERE. it’s here. in a much, much smaller version. Are you referring to tumblr? Or something more specific?
30th Anniversary of Jonestown
I’ve always been fascinated with this tragedy. Most tragedies, really. I’ve studied the human condition and I wonder how people really get to that point. Any thoughts?
afghanistanbananastand: 1. Thanks for the support. You’re a true friend, and possibly the only person I know who is unbias in their football analysis when it really comes down to it. 2. Vince Young is a mess but has been unfairly villianized by the press and fans. 3. My ultimate fantasy involves something along the lines of blowing out the Steelers (fuck you Bill Cowher!) and the Bills (fuck...
afghanistanbananastand: this is the crap I deal with. (Talking to one of two Scotts in my FF league) Me: I just beat the shit out of the other Scott at FF. Him: You are so hot when you talk about fantasy. 2 minutes later Me: All Titans, all the time Him: They’re gonna flop in the playoffs. Sorry to break it to you. Me: Oh blow me. You and all the analysts. I’ve been dealing with this shit...
Question before bed time:
afghanistanbananastand: Is it pretty universal that Rufus Wainwright’s version of Hallelujah is the best one? Does anyone have a different favorite? I *think* I’ve heard all of them, and I think Rufus’s is the best. Most people I know go for Jeff Buckley’s version. However, those people are all wrong, it’s John Cale who does it best. I’ve never heard Rufus do it.
Maybe you would like more cola?
So today Elise and I headed to Polish Town or Little Poland or whatever the hell it’s called. It’s basically a Polish neighborhood in Chicago. I’ve been to ethnic neighborhoods before, but never Polish. We wanted some Polish food, so we found a buffet called Czerwone Jabtuszko which I suppose means Red Apple because that’s also what it’s called. The food was pretty...
The Eternal Question
Willie Nelson or Neil Young? That’s what Elise asked me on the phone today. Who do I like better? I was taken aback. I couldn’t possibly answer that on the spot, so I had to ask for context. Apparently, I can either see Willie in Tulsa at the Cain’s or Neil in Chicago at AllState Arena. I said I’d have to look at it in detail before I could decide. That’s where it...
You know what's delicious?
Chicago style hot dogs. I know, pizza gets all the press, but the Chicagoans have a way with the dog. Mustard, relish, onions, hot peppers, tomato, pickle spear and celery salt. Whodathinkit?
Things That Make Me Sad :(
Two days from now…The Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers are playing here and I’m 99.9% sure I will not be attending. There are actually a lot of cool shows that are going to be here that I won’t be attending. I just want to be rich so I can drive around and see concerts.
Things To Do Today
Go for a walk in the rain…Check. Eat some greasy White Castle…Check. Take over the world…?
spread the word on my new blog. http://thingsthatannoyme.tumblr.com/ So far, I’ve covered commercials and Sarah Palin.
I have an additional blog
It’s for things that piss me off. Mostly advertising. Maybe other rants, too. http://thingsthatannoyme.tumblr.com/ Never be afraid to say “I Call Bullshit!”
We got to Chicago this evening. We’re staying in a pretty nice hotel. Luckily it’s on the corporate dime. Well, it’s a lot of fucking dimes. Elise doesn’t have to start work until Monday so tomorrow we’re going to try and go to the aquarium and maybe some other stuff. It’s fucking cold here. Welcome to the upper midwest, I guess. Hope everyone is peachy keen.
afghanistanbananastand: I love the Drive-By Truckers (greatest rock band in America. I don’t care if you disagree, you can suck it) Now that’s a band I can get behind. Jason Isbell played here 2 nights ago and I didn’t get to go. :(
miles benjamin anthony robinson →
afghanistanbananastand: I have good taste. Trust me. Everyone calls me to ask me what to buy at the record store. Not bragging, these are the facts, kids. OMFG! These guys suck ass. I saw them open for Damien Jurado and they were one hot mess. Well, I guess it’s a he, but his band hated him.
Michael Crichton Dead at 66 →
“Vivian and Wade” by Theodore from the...
afghanistanbananastand: 6,620,917 (50%)- Obama 6,585,569 (49%)- McCain stomach turning… ________________________________ As we learned in 2000, popular vote means squat. They just gave Obama the check mark for Ohio. It’s all over but the crying.
A little Jon Langford for the kids back home.
I'm listening to Lita Ford
because I was having a dream right before I got up that I was a freshman in college (not the college I actually went to, and I don’t even think it was really me), and as I was walking across the quad, there was a band playing and I asked if they needed a singer. They said sure and we rocked out to Lita Ford’s “Kiss Me Deadly” and I hit every fucking note. Then I just walked...
afghanistanbananastand: This past week, I sold a car, strictly through facebook messages and texts. And it wasn’t even your car, was it? Crafty.