Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Interesting...I was walking down the street and looked over as a cop car was driving by. I huge arm was hanging out the window dumping something out. I had just enough time to notice he was dumping about $50 worth of weed onto the street. I seen plenty of Texas cops do that maneuver before but never have I seen it from the outside the squad car perspective.
I remember being in a rock bands in the 90's we had amazing rock stars but crappy business sense. We would delude ourselves with pointless goals. "If we can just get a PA system we will be in", then we get a PA nothing happened very loudly, "now if we just made a recording we will be in" we make a 4track recording, nothing happens "Now we just need 200 blank cassette tapes" we hustle 200 tapes sell enough to pay the overhead, nothing happens, "Now if we play so many gigs that we get too stressed out to want to look at each other" We gig until the band breaks up. Nowdays we are streamlined and don't waste anything. We exist as a live act and when people whip out the phones or video cams, I purposely make sure the sound and picture are unwatchable. I see it as stealing but I can't break the flow of the show to police my intellectual property. A couple years ago we did put one 6 min. song up for sale digitally. It made 99 cents in two years. We used our profits to buy everyone in the band a stick of bubblegum.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Starting the kids race early this morning on the waterfront. They had to run to Olive a quarter mile away, high five her and then run back to me. I had super sweet medals to award the participants. I was so overcome cheering for the kids (most of whom were folks I just met) that I got the medals all tangled up. I had nowhere to sort them but on the ground. That was embarrassing but the kids did their part by diving at the medals pinata style.