Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I want to thank Kimy and Junky for inviting me to the upcoming blogger "convention" in NYC in late September, but it doesn't look like I'll be attending. THIS TIME. But many thanks again for thinking of me, and too bad for you that I won't be around to make the event truly great. HA! I've never been to New York City, and am overdue to visit a place that has been ingrained into my consciousness thanks to countless TV shows and movies.

My last hope for Radiohead tickets at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday or Monday is eBay, but it shocks me how greedy people are! BLOODY MONEY-SUCKING SCALPER FIENDS! The closest seats to the stage were 75 bucks originally, and yet some of these people auctioning them off want double, triple, or even more than what they paid for. Shit, I know this is how capitalism works, but DAMN! Profit is the name of the game, but I'm really just a loyal fan of the band who wants to go to appreciate them live and in person. I'll try I guess for a few hours more, but it's hard not to be outbid; these are hot in-demand tickets to what promises to be an amazing concert for sure. If it is meant to be, I will get my hands on a ticket or two. If not, so be it.

A thoroughly enjoyable and strange film is Black Snake Moan. Christina Ricci looks terrific and is awesome in her role, as well as Samuel L. Jackson and the rest of the supporting cast, including a nice tormented performance by Justin Timberlake. Do check this movie out. I'm surprised it wasn't nominated for major film awards and didn't get more attention, because it is a good film, and quite different than what I expected.

I'm behind on some of your blogs, and my Internet access at home is currently down, so I'm using it at work as much as possible, but then again what else is new?



Gavin Elster said...

Your HR department called and asked if I was a client of yours. I told her "Hells ya you fucktard."

d. chedwick said...

well when you do decide to hit NYC , I'm a great guide since I've been here all my life except for college and a few years in LA as a teenager. Get a Travel book on NYC and see what strikes your fancy, so you have some ideas as to what you want to see. Getting a book 6 mos or a year in advance isn't a bad idea, those guides are highly readable if you like to travel. I like to get them and plan and re-plan trips and then be totally spontaneous!

Bob Dylan said...

sorry about the concert costs. it takes a village to put on a show. It takes two villages to put on a Village People show.

Squirrel said...

NYC is big in song as well, once you start finding the songs, you realize you could make 3 fat mix tapes.
If you go way back to the days of 78's -- another couple of mix tapes. It's amazing how inspiring the town is to songwriters.

Todd said...

Good luck on the Radiohead tickets. How terribly frustrating a situation it has become.

Hmm...Black Snake Moan. I need to check it out.

Hugh Beaumont said...

Son, I understand how frustrated you must feel. I remember when I was your age and wanted to go to an event, but didn't have the proper attire. my father suggested I either get a better job, or find a way to make a little extra cash. I felt he didn't understand at all. I resented his advice. But I took on a part time job and earned enough to buy some good clothes. It wasn't as difficult as I thought, and I met some new people.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I wonder if we all held bake sales if we could raise enough dough to get you to nyc or maybe junk can come up with a scam - I mean plan!

you definitely would make the party!

and yes, ched would be a most excellent tour guide!

good luck on concert tix and getting your internet back working at sucks when it's down.