I've got several half written, half started musings saved from the past eight months, but I just haven't had the inspiration to finish them. Like this offering, I sort of went about what I wrote with a half-hearted attitude. If I don't have anything to express or say, I just won't publish or I'll delete. At this point, I'm just making sure I get on the board for 2017
There is so much going on in the world, but my feelings float back and forth between disgust and exhilaration. From politics to science it seems every day brings something else to occupy my curiosity. Any sort of passion is out though. I don't really care much that the election of Trump is causing a melt down. He's a buffoon and a jackass that in over his head and the hysteria his election has caused can be a little entertaining. I don't feel like there are any politicians with anything to offer, so let this bitch catch fire for a little while. I've gotten some solid laughs and "WTF's?" out of it all so far.
I have found a few bands that aren't new, but they are new to me. I recently started listening to Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton and that was born out of my love of Shooter Jennings and Sturgill Simpson. A natural progression into more music made by artists that are not locked into the mainstream. I have also started listening to a pop band called "Portugal. The Man" and I dig them quite a bit. They have been around for awhile and are very much in the same vein as "Broken Bells", and "Foster the People"......sweet melodies and infectious hooks with a sensibility to the lyrics that are largely missing from today's radio pop/rock.
I finally learned how to use Twitter. That's been OK. I get my news from there now instead of going to CNN/FOX. I really hate the mainstream media and want to be able to find information based on the level of importance instead of having to sift through click bait headlines and stories that I know contain editorial bias. I will probably tire of it, but at the moment it fills some time for me when I don't have much else to do. It's not a bad thing to read Ryan Adams melting down at least once a week.
Tommy Stinson Steals A Kiss From Yours Truly
Oh, I did get to hang around a bunch of people that were hanging around Tommy Stinson at a "store show" for his "Cowboys in the Campfire" tour. That was pretty cool.
Joe Rogan is still awesome and his podcasts are almost always worth my time. I continue to miss Christopher Hitchens and wish that Bill Hicks were here to comment on modern society. That would be a treat right about now.
So, there it is. Nothing. My only offering of 2017 thus far. If you don't hear from me again.....I'm not gone, just gone away until next time. Enjoy life, it's probably the only one you'll get.