Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Thank You, Roger Steen

I am posting this with the hope that one day guitarist Roger Steen of the Tubes will Google himself and find this post wherein I thank him profusely for writing the song Brighter Day, probably my favorite Tubes song ever, (and they had some great songs), and really, one of my favorite songs ever, period. There's much to love here, particularly the timing and needless to say, that acoustic guitar. It's all so smooth and cooler than cool. I could do better than this description, but my tired mind won't cooperate right now. BIG THANKS, ROGER STEEN!

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Saturday, July 09, 2011

Once upon a time, I blogged.


Once upon a time, I blogged.

I think it just got to the point that living through some things once took all the energy I could give to them. Then Facebook came and made it so easy to come in with a quick, ephemeral hit, a quick link, a quick and easy photo and easier feedback. But I have stories that should be told. There are things, events and people I never want to forget.

That Thing That Happened on August 29, 2005 has ceased to be something I let weigh on me, but because of it, I'm still far from living a normal life. (I can thank so many people in the building trades for that.) I got tired of writing about all that and frankly, it started to feel like the only way a New Orleans blog could be considered valid by many in my blogging circle, was to write about The Aftermath with attention to politics and all of the associated outrage. I don't have the energy for any of that any more and the whole thing caused me to loose my sense of ground here. So, this is all part of the New Normal and I'm embarrassed to have adjusted to it, but I have.

Maybe my desire to write here again will change. With inspiration, arm-twisting and some kind of push, maybe it will change. But right now, it is what it is.

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