Thursday, December 14, 2023

Music and Things and Stuff and Such As

What the hell, might as well post something since it's been over 4 years, eh?

I'm still around. Occasionally lurking/commenting over at LGM and checking in on what's left of the ol' blogroll every now and then. The bloggerverse isn't what it used to be, but it's still not dead. Figured I'd keep this place from dying entirely too. Maybe I'll keep posting, maybe not, who the fuck knows? It was sad to watch the slow demise of Sadly, No! but hey, what can you do? Many of the old regulars there show up now and then at LGM and other places, so it's nice to see those nyms when they show up.

Anyway, I've been to a few good shows this year, so that was neat. Got to see two nights of Phish in Seattle last April. Those shows aren't availble on the ute oobs but a bit of the next one down in Berkely is. Here you go:

Saw Goose in Eugene for the first time a couple weeks after the Phish shows. They were decent. It was at a relatively small venue (The McDonald Theater, an old art deco theater from the 1920s, owned by Ken Kesey's family) so that was a plus. Here's one of the songs from that show:

Tool played in Eugene in October and a buddy had an extra ticket so got to see them too. It was nice to finally see Tool. I'd never seen them but had seen A Perfect Circle in Eugene a few years ago. Very different crowds than those at the jam band shows like Phish and Goose. No Nitrous Mafia selling balloons outside after the Tool show, and no discarded balloons littering the sidewalks for blocks because the fucking wooks can't be bothered to find a trash can. People suck, a continuing series. Can't say I was sad to see the lack of idiots blacking out on the sidewalk after huffing a bunch of nitrous balloons. That scene can die a quick death as far as I'm concerned.

Other than that, still just a working stiff. Maybe I'll retire some year soon, that would be nice. We'll see. Did a bunch of camping this year, got a new camper van and have been enjoying how nice that is to travel and camp in. Riding my mountain bike a bunch. Had a minor health scare a couple years ago (well managed now, no big deal now) like so many others of this aging blogosphere. Nothing like the occaisional health scare to remind you that you shouldn't miss out on all the fun shit there is to do in this stupid country, even as the idiots in the GOP are doing their damndest to take it all away from us.

Ah, yes. Politics. In 2023, in are we really this fucking close to becoming fascist, America? Yeah, there's that too. Trying to still stay involved but also trying not to obsess too much about shit I can't control, or how shitty people are, or how horrible war is or... or... or... Yeah, you get it the idea.

Well, on that cheery note, if anybody is still around and reads this, I hope you're doing as well as you can. If you happen to want to leave a comment and let me know you're still around, please do.

Until next time, if there is one.


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